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People Hate Card Tricks - Weekly Recap

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Chris Ballinger There have been 2 comment(s)

This week I answer your questions about card tricks:

As I said in the video, Anttack II is now available. If you pre-ordered it, it's on its way to you; if you order it today, it will ship out right away. We have a hand-full of the 100 first-run signed copies left, so hurry and place your order.

I also recommended the Ultimate Self-Working Card Tricks Volume 1 and the Ultimate Self-Working Card Tricks Volume 2. Both of those DVDs are fantastic and have some extremely clever magic in them.

I also talked about the my preference between the Brainwave Deck and the Invisible Deck. In that segment I also touched on the Hand-Picked Astonishments: Invisible Deck by Joshua Jay and Paul Harris. This is a fantastic resource for expanding what is possible with a standard Invisible Deck. In fact, I used one of the routines recently in a large comedy club and it went over better than any other routine I've ever done with the Invisible Deck.

Such good questions this week! We got a question on forces and I gave a few resources for learning them. The Hand Picked Astonishments: Card Forces is a fantastic DVD which will give you a ton of options. I also recommend that you check out the Royal Road to Card Magic and our very own instant download: Forcing Cards Private Lesson.

How to Force a Card

If you're looking to veer away from the "Pick-A-Card" plot, I highly recommend that you check out Jon Armstrong's DVDs, Armstrong Card Magic. There are three volumes in this series, every single one has some amazing card magic and beautiful psychology to turn all of your card magic into entertaining miracles. They are some of my favorite DVDs on card magic, so check them out!

Armstrong Card Magic

I also touched on the awesomeness that is Unwritten by Lyndon Jugalbot. I love this concept. Especially the fact that it is fully customizable. It's visual, practical magic at its best.

Unwritten Lyndon Jugalbot

And finally this week I talked about the creation process that was used to come up with The Shark. This has been one of my pet card gimmicks for a long time and it's great to see that other magicians are getting such good use out of it.

Also don't forget to comment with what you're going to be for Halloween. I'm going to do something fun with the answers I get. And don't forget to use that coupon code to get and additional 5% off your entire order and get your name in the running for that prize pack.

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2 Responses to People Hate Card Tricks - Weekly Recap

  • Lee Mugnolo
    Lee Mugnolo says:

    Hey Chris, this isnt really a question about magic, its more about a problem im having with ordering your magic. When i was typing in your discount code from the weekly recap, it kept on saying the code was invaild. This keeps on happening and its really annoying!!! I dont know if something is wrong with my computeror something like that. Just please help!!!!!!

    Posted on October 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

  • Chris Ballinger
    Chris Ballinger says:

    Hey Lee! Sorry for the frustration. It seems that we had a little glitch over the weekend and the coupon code was not working intermittently. The glitch has since been fixed and it ready to rock and roll. You can use the code from now until the 18th. Have fun!

    Posted on October 14, 2013 at 8:59 am