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Card Weapons

Card Weapons

Confidence is a key component when performing card tricks at any level. Your poise is just as important as your skill when performing card tricks. Ben Salinas addresses this very important quality in this magic training, 25 Card Weapons by Magic Makers.

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Card Weapons
  • DJ Shift

    Even if you're nervous or a little too excited, this instant shuffle is so smooth that anyone can pull it off. Ben Salinas' practical trick has so much cover that it will look completely natural to any spectator.

  • Marlo Miracle Switch

    This trick is all about being smooth. The mastery lies within your ability to create a seamless flow from dribble to getting your Tenkai card back up to the top of the deck.

  • Reverse Hermann Pass

    For everyone that who thinks that they can't do a pass, this trick is for you. A reverse of the classic shift developed by Alexander Herrmann in the 19th century. This technique involves reversing or shifting two halves of the deck until your control card is on the top.

  • RW Spread Pass

    Perfected by Randy Wakeman, this trick has you use a quick tap of the knee to control your card up to the top of the deck in mere seconds. Done right, this trick will look so natural that no one will be able to see through it.

  • Vernon Dribble Force

    Tricks don't need to be hard to impress and audience, they just need to be smooth. Ben demonstrates how to force a card using a simple but exciting dribble force. No matter where a spectator tells you to stop, you'll always have their card ready for them.

  • Depth Illusions

    Ben demonstrates a classic illusion by Dai Vernon that used to and still will stump any magician. This purely visual illusion will only take minutes to learn, but will endlessly baffle your audiences for years to come.

  • Push Off One Card

    Ben shows how to transform the card on top of your deck with nothing more than a snap of your fingers. Or is there more to it than that?

  • Push Off Two Cards

    Ben introduces double-lifts and how to adequately prepare yourself for them. It all starts with finding the perfect break under your top two cards. It may take some practice to get the knack of this break, but soon it'll be so natural that nobody will ever be able to catch you doing it.

  • Spread Double Lift

    Ben demonstrates the easiest and most casual way to get a double lift. This double lift is so nonchalant that you'll be able to perform it while you're also engaging with your audience and boosting their excitement for your next trick

  • Pinky Count

    Ben heats it up with a more difficult trick this time around, the one he personally uses to get a double lift every time. This trick will make you work a bit more for it than all previous ones so far, but the payoff is huge.

  • Lorayne Double Lift

    Ben demonstrates the first double lift he ever learned, the Lorayne Double Lift created by Harry Lorayne, a memory-trained specialist and magician from the 20th century that was well-known for his proficiency in card tricks. This trick allows you to very discretely create a break in your deck and...

  • Thumb Count

    Another straightforward but still discreet way to get your break, the Thumb Count is very literal. You need to count the cards with your thumbs to find your way to your break. But, since this trick is so easy the trade-off is that you're exposed that will call for some misdirection on your part.

  • Derek Dingle Double Lift

    This double lift will prove to people that you definitely know your way around a deck of cards. This lift, created by Derek Dingle, a world renowned close-up English magician, takes a certain level of finesse to master. Instead of using your thumb, as in the Lorayne lift, the Dingle lift uses the...

  • Strike Double Lift

    Ben shows yet another way to get a double lift. Using your first finger, you strike the side of the deck to create your break.

  • Twirling Double

    This move, from Canadian magician Gary Kurtz, adds a small flourish to spice up your lift by twirling the cards to create your break.This small embellishment can really help sell your magic to any crowd.

  • Say When Pass

    A pass that isn't even a pass... but ultimately does the same thing as a pass. The Say When Pass allows you to guess anyone's card, every single time.

  • Hindu Shuffle Performance

    Ready to learn a technique that can be added to countless card routines? Prepare to empower yourself when you know the secret. The Hindu Shuffle is one of the easiest false shuffles ever invented. You can use it all the time for a variety of card tricks. And it takes very little practice. This sh...

  • Hindu Shuffle Secret

    The Hindu Shuffle is very classic in the realm of card handling. And yet, most audiences never notice anything out of the ordinary when this is used as part of other tricks. This shuffle can be combined with a “key card” trick since that method uses the bottom card to track the location of the sp...

  • Paintbrush Change Performance

    Get ready to learn one of the easiest and most visual color changes of all time. Use your hand like a paintbrush that can change a single card into a different card. This can be added into any card magic routine as an eye-catching effect. Ben Salinas is a sleight-of-hand card expert. He wants to ...

  • Paintbrush Change Secret

    Setup: You can use any regular deck of playing cards.The double-lift is picking up two cards with your thumb and index finger. The second card should be positioned face-up. While holding your double-lift, flip over the card on the top of the deck. Then simply slide over that card and release the ...

  • Swing Cut

    The Swing Cut is an easier, smoother swap for those who don't feel completely comfortable performing the Hindu Shuffle.

  • One-Handed Top Palm

    The One Handed Top Palm is easier than meets the eye and is sure to delight your audience. The move occurs at a very unusual time, right when you hand the deck over to the spectator. Using your pinky, you'll make the control card pop right up into your palm as you hand the deck out to completely ...

  • Hip Shot

    Ready to make your audience's jaws drop with a flashy little move? The Hip Shot will do the trick. Ben shows a modified and easier to complete version of this well-known charming trick.

  • Flutter Change

    Ben shows how to complete Gary Kurtz' Flutter Change. If you really want to knock some people out with a single move, look no further than the Flutter Change. This trick will purposely disappoint your audience so that you can find their card in a flash at the last second. Always keeping them on t...