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metwin1
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Hi...

There's a certain move that you can do; it is such that when you have a face up card in a deck, and you spread the cards out on a table, the face up card cannot be seen. It is as if the entire deck is made up of face down cards.

What's the name of this sleight and what sources can I go to learn this sleight?
rannie
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Oh man! It's at the tip of my tongue. I am quite sure what you are looking for is in the Stealing Pips video of Oz Pearlman. He uses this a lot in that video. I will check and name that sleight soon.

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Felix Cardician
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? I don't know if theres an actual sleight for this, or if I misunderstood the whole question....

Just control the face up card near the top or bottom:
If it's on the bottom, make a spread so that the bottom cards won't fan much.
If the face up card is near the top, just don't "finish" the spread completely. Don't let the last cards fan.

You could also use R&S principle.
jcards01
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I know Marlo had a sleight where you would spread the deck face down to show them all face down. You would snap your fingers and immediately spread again and your cards appeared face up.
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It's the SAC move, I think. A Spread Angle-jog Conceal.

You pop the card in with an angle jog, then as you spread the pack you slide the card out to the side and it is hidden by the other cards. Looks cool but I need to practice it more.
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metwin1
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Cool. Thanks.
Dark
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What do you plan to use this move for?
metwin1
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It's just something that I thought of, but I'm sure it's been invented by someone else. Oh well, it's not as though I want to market the effect. *shrugs* I came up with the patter though. How does it sound?

I have an extra card, say a red deck 5 of hearts in my blue deck. I force a blue deck 5 of hearts on my spectator, and let him see the card. I talk about molecules and atoms and how they have spins and different spin configurations and how cards (like atoms) like to adopt the configuration of lowest energy by having the same spin (i.e., cards facing the same direction). I turn the card over, so that it's face up, and let him visually see his card being pushed into the deck. Then I talk about the card being reversed in direction, and thus it is in a high energy configuration which it does not like, so it'd flip over to adopt a low enery configuration. However, because it absorbs a high energy photon and releases a low energy photon during the flipping over, the card (and here I spread the cards out)... should appear red. I draw his attention to the only card in the deck which is red (the rest are blue). He takes out the card and sees that it's his card, but it has turned over, and is of a different deck colour.

Something like that. Smile The SAC move sounds like the one that I'm looking for. Are there alternate moves possible?
etawil
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I know this move as something like the ribbon-spread hideout move.

Anyway, in the application you mention, rather than use a sleight to hide the card you could also use double-stick tape or some kind of adhesive to "kill" the face up card by having it stick to another card in the spread.
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