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How To: Perform a false push through riffle shuffle with cards

The riffle shuffle is the most basic of card shuffles, one that most card players and magicians can perform easily. False riffle shuffles, however, are difficult to perform convincingly, but essential for the effective performance of card magic or for cheating your friends at the card table. Whether you are a magician or a gambler, this trick will aide you in deceiving whoever it is you plan on deceiving for fun, profit, or both. The card trick master in this video performs the move three tim...

How To: Do the Ed Marlo's atfus sleight move

Not only does "Andy Field Magic" go about showing the effect in a professional manner, he does so in a personable and thorough demonstration. Agreed, the effect is not magic in essence, but does show off quite the slight of hand. I appreciated that lack of jargon in the demo; the performer visually made sure that you understood what he was doing step by step. It makes for an easier learning environment when you know exactly how the effect is achieved through a slower paced demo. He seems to b...

How To: Do the Hindu Shuffle & Hindu Control

Here's a video tutorial that will surely teach you how to do Hindu Shuffle and Hindu Control. Shuffle the cards to your audience and let a person pick a card. Retain the bottom card not by overhand shuffle since it's obvious that the bottom card is retained. Hindu Shuffle does the same thing as overhand shuffle except that it's done in a different angle and way of handling. Force the bottom card by holding the deck with your right hand's thumb, ring and middle fingers. Take off half of the de...

How To: Perform the backaround pen spinning trick

Pen spinning is a fun pastime for the school or office environment. Hell, they even have multinational tournaments these days! Improve your pen spinning (pen mawashi) skills with this video tutorial. Learn how to perform the backaround pen spinning trick. The back around trick can be hard to do if you're new to pen spinning, but all it takes is practice.

How To: Perform the "Best Coin Trick in the World"

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Greg Solomon is here today in this video tutorial to teach you how to perform the "Best Coin Trick in the World". He will show for you, and perform for you what many have referred to as the best coin trick there is. Immediately following the performance of this illusion, Greg will reveal to you, and explain to you how the coin illusion is performed.

How To: Perform the "flipback cut" flourish card trick

If you know how to do a few card tricks, maybe it's time you learn a bit more. Work on your XCM (extreme card manipulation), watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform the "flipback cut" flourish card trick. Some basic skills required to perform this aerial flipback cut are the flip back and the 360 close. Remember, to be a magician, you need to practice.

How To: Perform the indestructible balloon magic trick

Magic Girl is going to teach you a cool trick in this video tutorial that will blow you away, or will it? For this magic trick, grab a balloon and a needle. Watch Magic Girl perform her cool needle in the balloon trick without popping the balloon, until she finally reveals the secret of the indestructible balloon magic trick. It won't explode... amazing!

How To: Perform a vanishing feet magic trick

If you want to learn a cool magic trick, then you've come to the right place! Amaze your family and friends with…the Vanishing Feet! You will need a towel to perform the Vanishing Feet trick. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Take off your shoes and grab a large towel. Fold the top of the towel over your hands a few inches so that when held at chest height your ankles are...

How To: Perform the All Sorted card trick

Want to learn a great card trick that will really fool your friends? All you need is a deck of cards to perform this cool trick! You will need one deck of cards. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Take a deck of cards and remove all of the face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) and Aces. Separate the cards by suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) so you have four piles. Eac...

How To: Make a hot air balloon shape using a rubberband

In this video tutorial Slipperypiggy5 shows an easy way to make a hot air balloon with a rubber band. Take a rubber band put one end on the thumb and the other on the little finger of left hand. With the right hand's finger (index finger) make a twist in the middle and put it on the middle finger of left. Take one part of the loop from the little finger and put it on the thumb and do vice versa. Hold the middle part with right hands index finger and release all loops of thumb and little finge...

How To: Perform the penetrating toothpick trick

This trick is super sweet and easy to do. What you'll be doing is called the penetrating toothpick trick, which will link two toothpicks together. Any bar or resturaunt that has wooden toothpicks will make for a great location to pull off this trick. This is also known as the linking cigarette trick which is very popular on the net right now.

How To: Perform the Faro Shuffle card trick

To do the Faro shuffle card trick, first divide the deck in half. With practice you should be able to accurately make an even division. Hold your left hand underneath the deck and your right hand on top of the deck. Use the two halves to square up the deck. Go in on an angle, intertwining the cards. Make them meet on the bottom and apply a little bit of pressure to them. They will naturally intertwine. Spread out the cards on a table in two columns to check your shuffling technique. You can a...

How To: Perform the Sonic pen spinning flip trick

Getting tired of performing tricks at the bar with beer bottles? Well, try picking up a pen or a pencil. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform the Sonic pen spinning flip trick. Pen spinning isn't just good for the bar scene, it's also good for the school and work environment. The Sonic Flip can be daunting, but practice makes perfect.

How To: Chug a Beer

It doesn't take much skill to drink beer fast, but to chug an entire beer in one gulp is an art. Learn how to execute this bar trick by picking up a few simple techniques. Start watching and start chugging.

How To: Do the Chinese sticks magic trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the Chinese sticks magic trick. The magician begins by showing the audience the two Chinese sticks together. When he pull the string down on one side, the other one goes up. Do this a few times to make the audience believe there is a string between the sticks. Then separate the two sticks to show the audience that there is no string between the sticks. But the magician is still able to pull the string down on one side and the other side will go ...

How To: Perform the Aces All Again card trick

Learn how to do an amazing card trick that will impress your friends. The magician starts out with a quick example of a trick that everyone has probably seen and then leads into a more advanced card trick, called All Aces Again. He first performs the card trick then he shows us how the trick works. This particular trick takes a little preparation and no need to shuffle so that even a child with small hands can perform! Once the magician completes the card trick, he shows us how to lead into t...