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JuRim
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Hi,
Out of this world, killer trick, unbeatable and so easy, no sleight of hand necessary! Smile Smile

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There is an excellent card effect, I don't know its name unfortunately, and if someone could tell me id be hugely grateful! Smile but the effect is you take a borrowed/shuffled deck, and then spread them on the table and you name a card and ask a spectator to pick it from the face down cards, you do this for 4 or 5 cards and then turn over the cards and they are the cards you named. It's an incredible effect, and totally self working. If anyone can tell me the creator/name of the trick then I'd love to know it. Anyway yes, a self working card trick like that would be what you're looking for Smile
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How kind people you (we) are! You (we) advised so many good tricks for a begginer who is looking for a good trick to start learning card tricks.

philipi56, could you decide which one you will start with?

Having said that, I back MarkFarrar who recommended Karl Fulves "Self-working" series. As you are not especially interested in card tricks, it is no good idea to learn many sleights for the time being. You will find many interesting tricks in that series. I believe it is a good starter.

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On 2003-05-25 04:46, SimonP wrote:
There is an excellent card effect, I don't know its name unfortunately, and if someone could tell me id be hugely grateful! Smile but the effect is you take a borrowed/shuffled deck, and then spread them on the table and you name a card and ask a spectator to pick it from the face down cards, you do this for 4 or 5 cards and then turn over the cards and they are the cards you named. It's an incredible effect, and totally self working. If anyone can tell me the creator/name of the trick then I'd love to know it. Anyway yes, a self working card trick like that would be what you're looking for Smile

I know exactly which trick it is. Thank you for reminding me of it.
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Jeff McBrides AoCM volume 3.....just kidding.....you should check out any book about cards by Bob Longe. Great card tricks for beginners. Check em out at a local bookstore.
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Evan
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I agree with Daleys last trick. It is so simple and very affective!

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Two great card effects are 1. "You Do As I Do" and 2. "Out Of This World" which has many many variations. Both of these effects NEVER fail to amaze your audience and they are very simple to do, the only ingredient to add is your own skills at showmanship (very important for ANY magical effect). Smile
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My favorite card trick at the moment is based on David Blaines 2 card monte. You get a similar effect but a simpler method and even more baffling doesn't need any complicated lifts. If you're interested and have an idea to swap maybe IM me and I'll tell you my method, otherwise there are many card tricks you could purchase that don't take much skill but are very effective. Stripper deck is great and you can learn many effects easily. Hope this is helpful Smile Smile Smile
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3 card Monte, 2 Card Monte, and a Svangali Deck. Those are all gimmicks. Non-gimmicked I like the Ambitious Card and Snap Change.
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Jonatan B
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Ambitious card is Imo not suitable for beginners, I like Overkill, Nick Frost Court card trick and eight Card Brainwave.
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As a beginner myself, I think the best resources for learning card tricks are Card College 1 and Michael Ammar's Easy to Master Card Miracle DVDs. There are a few effects on the videos that you can start practicing without needing to learn a bunch of complicated sleights. The majority of the materials on the DVDs require at least some sleights. But seeing such powerful effects performed using only a few sleights has inspired me to continue working through Card College.

I didn't want to wait until I mastered the necessary sleights before I could start performing some tricks, so I have also been using some self-working card tricks and some gimmicked tricks. For gimmicks, Invisible Deck is easy to learn and an incredible effect. I also like Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte. For self working tricks, check out the Fulves books or the Beam books. There is also a nice self-worker in Royal Road to Card Magic called the Piano Trick. As simple as the method seems, it has floored everyone that I have showed it to, especially since they all know that I am practicing sleights (you'll see what I mean once you read the explanation).
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A Svengali deck would be a good way to start off. It is self-working. With this deck, you would be able to perform the ambitious card like a real pro.
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Devin:
You're right, but only to a point...many, many laymen know about the Svengali deck. So if you try pulling off an ACR with that deck, you're likely to get a question like, "is that one of those decks where every other card is the same?"

That's the problem and challenge for newbie magicians. The challenge of performing something quickly that gets results is great, but don't allow yourself to rely on the gaffed decks. If you're going to go the Svengali route, make sure you also carry a regular deck and do several tricks from it first. So, if you're called on the Svengali, you can do a quick deck switch, and let them examine the deck.
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I would have to say that the ambitious card is a great trick for a beginner. Smile
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I think Gemini Twins is great from the 'more self working card tricks' by Karl Fulves.
And 'Play is Straight' by John Bannon is easy and gets a great reaction. That can be found in his Impossiblia book which is not a beginners book. It's on one of the M. Ammar Easy to Master Card DVD's.
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I read in Magic Mag just today, you can get Royal Road to Card Magic, Bobo's Modern Coin Magic AND Annemann's Practical Mental Effects in one CD for $20 through

http://www.lybrary.com

That sounds like an incredible buy.

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Hi Guys

I posted a thread a while ago to help answer these common questions, called "How to Get Into Magic (A How-To Guide)". To see it go to:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......41&8

Magically

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"Key Card" tricks are great I think for beginners. My very first card trick I learned is where a person would pick a card, put it on top and then I would have them cut the cards a few times, then I would find it. I'd either find by using there pulse or feeling for "energy" above the cards and so on. I won't tell you about key card, but look it up, and research it, and you'll see you can do a lot of clever tricks with this principile including the very famous "Lazy Man's Card Trick". This is what I personally will teach someone if they have a true and sincere interest in magic, then more will come later, Ed, (Eddini). Smile Smile Smile
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