Hindu Shuffle

Double Count Handling For More

This false count is used to show more cards as less. The counting method is the same except that the cards are held face down in your left hand. Method Thirteen cards are to be counted as ten. Get a left pinky break under the top four cards. Enter the break with your left thumb to grasp the top card(s) as one. (Photo23) Turn the card(s) over and place them underneath the left-hand packet as in the standard ducking action. Do this quickly to blur the thickness of the card(s). Once they are...

Red And Blue Routine

Effect A selected card disappears from a packet of five cards and is later found face up in a different-colored deck at a chosen number. There are no duplicates involved however, each method consists of a presentation with a different climax. This first presentation demands some practice and considerable aplomb at the conclusion. Set-up Decide on a card to use and suppose it is the Seven of Spades (7S). Locate the 7S in the red deck and place it on the bottom. Crimp its lower left corner....

The Card Goes Home

Effect A willing spectator selects a card. After the assembled company notes it, it is out into the deck, which is then placed in the performer's pocket. The great man boasts that he will remove six cards from his pocket with his super sensitive fingertips. In addition, the selection will be amongst these six cards He reaches into his pocket wherein reposes the deck, removes six cards, and counts them one at a time. The spectator is warned not to name his card hut to merely acknowledge edge if...

Effect Three

In Osborn's version of ''The Card Goes Home, the card is made to disappear and then it directly ends up in the card case. This method uses a psychological angle the spectator is lead to believe that the card disappears from the deck Instead from the hand-held cards. Requirements Use the same double-faced card Ace of Diamonds-King of Clubs. You also need a pencil and a piece of paper the size of a business card. If you prefer, use the back of a business card. Set-up Place the gaffed card sixth...

Impromptu Double Count

Here the cards are held face up as they are shown and then transferred to the back. This handling strongly resembles the Double Count with fake cards, except in this instance no gaffs are used. This is a precursor of the hide-out move first explained in The Cardiste (August - 1958) Check out Edwardian Aces'' by Ron Edwards, who does not, by the way, claim the move. It was Russduck who dubbed it the Edwards Hide-out Move. A similar approach was published in Lucky Aces (1950) by Lin Searles. See...

Improved Double Count

Once the selection has been noted, slap the right-hand cards onto the left-hand cards to apparently lose the selection. In reality, interpose your left fourth fingertip between the two portions to retain a slight break. While Norman Osborn's Double Count is an excellent idea, some may find it problematical for intimate close-up conditions because persons standing on your sides or behind you will see too much and the nature of the gaff will be tipped. This handling overcomes these drawbacks....