Hotshot with Cards: Volume 2

Hotshot with Cards: Volume 2

Welcome back! It's time to continue your journey of becoming the hotshot card performer of your dreams! Thanks to Ben Salinas and this collection of showstopping color changes, it's all within grasp. You'll be wowing your friends, family, and crowds in no time at all.

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Hotshot with Cards: Volume 2
  • Tossing a Double to the Deck

    Ben demonstrates Tossing a Double to the Deck, a move he first learned from an effect by Dan Huffman in an old Linking Ring magazine. Although this is not an overly difficult move, it does require a bit of a knack and so, requires a bit more practice than others until it flows effortlessly.

  • Slap to the Table

    Did you ever think you'd be able to perform so much magic by simply slapping a table? Nothing more than a single slap is needed to produce a terrific, highly visually intriguing color change effect withe The Slap to the Table, which is a variation on the Flick Change.

  • Flippant Change

  • Hermann Pass

    Ben demonstrates how to use the classic, traditional Hermann Pass as a color change technique. The Hermann Pass is typically used to control a card to the top or bottom of a deck. Now you can add another use to this already essential trick, that should already be stowed away in your card magic ar...

  • Variation

    Ben presents a variation on the previous Hermann Pass as a color change technique he just demonstrated. You'll be using the same moves, but learning a bit of new choreography for another show stopping color changing effect.

  • Sloppy Double Deal

    Surprisingly easy and still impressively visual, the Sloppy Double Deal is a fun little trick - especially if you enjoy making a few messes every now and again. The only real trick is figuring out how to get all your cards down in the first place.

  • Double Color Change

    The Double Color Change, is an entertaining color change credited to Chris Kenner, Charlie Miller and Jack Merlin. The set-up for this move is a little different than any of the other color changes covered so far. So you can achieve your double color change, you'll need to pull out your chosen fo...

  • Tunnel Change

    If you've made it this far, you're finally ready for the Tunnel Change. A color change that looks harder than it really is, it'll give your fingers a chance to rest in-between all these other more difficult color changes. Just because it's easier doesn't mean it's any less exciting than the other...

  • Double Lift Changed Under the Arm

    Although this trick is a bit easier than most, it does require a fair amount of finesse. Since this color change happens under the arm, you have to always remember to be mindful of where your audience is. You certainly wouldn't want them to see what's really going on here. Where's the fun in that?

  • Eidetic Change

    Ben introduces another classic color change, Ed Marlo's Eidetic Change. The Eidetic Change is truly exciting for audiences because of how open it is compared to other tricks. They'll believe they're seeing everything, so no funny business could possibly be happening here. All you'll need to pull ...

  • Double Fan on Table

    This flashy color change simply requires you know how to do a one handed fan in both hands. A sweep with both of the fans will produce a spectacular color change that'll even have you wondering how you do it.

  • Double Lift

    Now it's time to use that good ol' Double Lift as a color change. If you're well-versed in the Double Lift, you'll have absolutely no problems turning it into a delightful color change. That's because there's really not much else to it than that.

  • Push in Change

    Do you think the cards in your deck have their own special magic? After this trick, your audience sure will. Using a double lift, you'll insert your top card into the middle of the deck where it will mystery transform. The card you inserted and the card you pulled out won't be the same. Are the o...

  • Tenaki Change

  • Rub-A-Dub-Dub

    Now we have a variation on the Rub a Dub Dub vanish, with the Rub a Dub Dub color change. A little rub of your cards will make them inexplicably transform from one color to another. It's all made possibly with a Double Lift and the basic moves of the Rub a Dub Dub vanish.

  • Cardini Snap Change

    Now you're ready for a classic, the Cardini Snap Change. The card changes under the cover of just flicking off a piece of dust off the face of the card. Cleaning off the card reveals its true color, or so it seems.

  • Super Flip Utility Concept

    Now you're ready for the Super Flip Utility Concept, a move created and credited to Ben Harris. In order to complete this trick properly you'll need to make a little bit of a gimmick. A homegrown gimmick that's always in your deck and ready to go. That homegrown gimmick consists of just two tiny,...

  • Midnight Shift

    Sometimes referred to as the Graveyard Shift, Steve Draun's Midnight Shift is a variation of the Hermann Turnover Pass, but done with a little extra flare. Like the Hermann, when you rotate to your left, you'll enter into the L-Shape - but, instead of creating cover for the deck, you'll quickly s...

  • Paintbrush Change

    This first-rate color change credited to Sid Lorraine is a serious fan favorite. Ben will teach you how to accomplish it, as well as how to appear to be painting your deck with nothing more than one single, specious playing card. Nope, no paint or paintbrushes required to accomplish this second t...

  • Fan Cover Change

    Learn to produce a color change that's as majestic and timeless as Romaine, the great Canadian manipulator, himself. You'll discover how magically remarkable things can happen under the simple guise of a well polished one-handed fan. A red card can instantly transform into a black one, and vice v...

  • Jennings-Hofzinser Change

    Ben introduces another classic color change developed by two quintessential, significant figures in card magic and modern card-artistry. To catalyze this color change reaction, you'll need to stroke your top card and be extra mindful of your angles. As soon as you draw the top card away, it's es...

  • Tebe Change

    The Tebe Change, a color change with a special and exciting flare, gets its name from a move essential to completing it and the man who created it. Robert Bertram is credited with creating this color change that requires you know Tenkai palm. Hence the name. Tenkai + Bertram.

  • Tenkai Color Change

    It's time to learn another way to produce a striking color change using the good ol' Tenkai palm. After this tutorial, you'll even surprise yourself with how quickly you're able to produce a seriously killer color change. A real Hot Shot move.

  • Altman's Double Color Change

    Are you the type that isn't satisfied with only shocking your audience once? You just need to get that surprise follow up in there somewhere. Al Altman's Double Color Change is the perfect thing for you, then. Just when you've piqued their interest with one impressive color change, you'll then kn...