Control with Cards

Control with Cards

The most valuable weapon in any card magician's arsenal is CONTROL.

Learn these 13 card trick controls step-by-step in this complete course with master card controller, Kris Nevling.

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Control with Cards
  • Shuffle Control

    Bring the spectator's card to the top of the deck after shuffling it.

  • Break Control

    After cutting the spectator's card into the deck, it ends up right on top again.

  • Dribble Control

    While dribbling the deck on the table, randomly toss the spectator's card within. The card ends up on top of the deck.

  • Add Card Control

    Add the spectator's card to the center of the deck. Square up and their card goes right back on top.

  • Elevator Control

    The spectator's card elevates from the middle of the deck to the top.

  • Switched Selection Control

    The spectator's card is placed into the deck, and switches to become the card on the top of the deck.

  • Just Below Control

    After placing the spectator's card somewhere into the deck, their card appears just below the top card.

  • Spring Control

    Randomly place the spectator's card into the deck. Spring the cards into your other hand and their card jumps to the top.

  • Buckley Fan Control

    Fan the deck, placing the spectator's card into the center. Close the fan, squaring the deck and their card returns to the top.

  • Middle Pack Control

    Fan a small packet of the deck and place the spectator's card within. Then, place the packet into the center of the deck. Their card will remain on top.

  • Convincing Bottom Control

    Control the spectator's card from the middle of the deck to the bottom.

  • Dribble Sandwich Control

    Dribble half the deck onto the spectator's card, loosing it somewhere in the deck. Their card then ends up back on top.

  • Two Half Tilt Control

    After loosing the spectator's card within the deck, control it to the top.