Hotshot with Cards: Volume 1

Hotshot with Cards: Volume 1

Are you ready to become a hotshot card performer? If so, you've found the perfect place to start. Ben Salinas has created a comprehensive learning journey through a collection of some of the best color changes and double lifts in magic today.

In volume one, Ben provides step-by-step instruction on a group of lifts and color changes that'll prepare you for the next volume 2. In volume 2 is where you'll really crank up the heat. You'll learn all the tools and secrets necessary to become a seriously sizzling hotshot card performer.

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Hotshot with Cards: Volume 1
  • Introduction: Hotshot

    Ben Salinas introduces the series Hotshot, the most comprehensive collection of color changes ever. Dai Vernon, Nate Leipzig and Max Malini all said that the color change was the most incredible piece of magic you could possibly do with a deck of cards. Each of them were renowned for their master...

  • Ed Marlo's Snap Change

    Watch as the cards instantly transform right before your eyes! Ed Marlo's Snap Change is a true classic within in the magic community. It is probably the most practiced color change in existence, and for good reason. In just a snap, you inexplicably change the appearance of a card. How do you do ...

  • S.W. Erdnase Color Change

    In 1902, S.W. Erdnase published the single most influential book on the art of sleight of hand, The Expert at the Card Table. Often called the Houdini, this is another classic color change that every magician should know. All this classic trick takes is one simple, seemingly effortless wave of yo...

  • S.W. Erdnase Double Transformation

    After you've mastered the Erdnase Color Change, you'll finally be ready to follow it up with this move: the S.W. Erdnase Double Transformation. It may be twice the work, but the payoff is well worth it. You'll transform not just one, but two cards in swift succession for twice the impact on your ...

  • Winter Change

    Developed by John Cornelius in this 1970s, the Winter Change is a double, back-to-back color change guaranteed to blow spectators away with its visual appeal. Simple yet devious and sly, this color change is so smooth and fluid what's really going on beneath the surface is undetectable by the unt...

  • Flip Flop

    Ben Salinas introduces the Flip Flop, a move that commonly goes uncredited that Salinas first found in an old Linking Ring, in a routine by Dan Huffman. Huffman properly credited in one of the close-up fantasy books of Paul Harris, an extremely accomplished magician that Magic magazine listed as ...

  • Classic Pass

    The Classic Pass is most commonly used to control a card to the top or bottom of the deck, but can also be used as a fun little color change as well. You just have to be extra careful about it because unlike other color changes, you're moving a lot more cards to achieve this effect. 51 cards to b...

  • Clip Steal

    Now that you've made it this far, you're finally ready for Ed Marlo's Clip Steal. In order to achieve this crafty and clever color change you'll need to start by stealing a card from the bottom of the deck. Instead of taking the card into a full classic palm, you'll clip it between your pinky and...

  • Second Change

    Now we're ready for the Second Change. For this move you'll be doing just that, a Second Deal. More specifically, you'll be be doing a Strike Second Deal. A move whose original intended use was to help out cardsharps and dealers, can actually help with the execution of a perfect and flashy color ...

  • Top Change

    Next, it's time to learn a highly visually appealing and compelling color change called the Top Change. In this routine, you'll exchange the card in your hand for the top card on the deck with such stealth and agility that your audience won't be able to explain what's happened. Even if it did hap...

  • Flick Change

    What start with nothing more than a simple double lift and a common pinky break, ends with a magical flick that'll change everything. Ben Salinas demonstrates how to instantly transform a card with only a quick flick. In no time at all, you'll have changed a black card to a red one, or vice versa...

  • Piroet Change

    Ben introduces the Shape Shifter Change, a technique created and published by a terrific magician named Oscar Munoz. You'll slightly manipulate the shape of your chosen card for rather startling results. Suddenly, red will snap to black or black to red. One card will suddenly become an entirely d...

  • Wink Change

    What's that old saying? In a blink of an eye, everything can change? What about what can happen in the wink of an eye? Maybe even more can change. Ben exposes the secrets behind the Wink Change, a color change that actually happens in a wink of an eye.

  • Window Change

    The Window Change is the perfect color change routine to have prepared when performing for a larger crowd. As the name implies, the magic and sleight is on full display here. A fact that not only makes it easier to see the color change take place, but also makes it easier to believe there is exac...

  • Miracle Change

    All you need to perform a Miracle Change is your own breath. Just one breath will produce such a miraculous color change that even you'll be impressed with your own skill. To accomplish this magical phenomenon, you'll need to remember the spinning double move Ben introduced in a previous video. T...

  • 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.

  • Hit Double

  • 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...