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Most Card tricks require you to know exactly where the selected card is within the deck. Passes and shifts allow you to manipulate selected cards anywhere in the deck without the spectator’s knowledge. This instructional magic training course includes step-by-step teaching for 21 card passes and shifts. These techniques can be used for countless card routines.
Kris Nevling introduces the series, The Shift. A series that thoroughly teaches and explores the many variations of one of the most essential abilities in card magic. The ability to know exactly where a specific card is within the deck. How is this possible? That's where passes and shifts (and th...
Kris introduces one of the greatest ways to begin learning the shift. All you need is a deck of cards and some scotch tape to start becoming more comfortable with the moves you must know to perform it... and the best part is, you can always have them on you. So, whenever you have some spare time ...
The selected card travels to the top of the deck in a fraction of a second. This pass is the foundation of mastering the rest of the shifts featured in this series. Master this, and the rest shall come.
Now that you've got the Spin Shift down, Kris will show you a little variation on the move. The variation has a little more finesse that actually makes the shift even more deceptive while you're performing.
Lose the chosen card anywhere in the deck. Point to the spectator and ask if they saw where their card went. They may think they know exactly where it's located, but you'll shock them when they discover that their card has mysteriously changed locations.
Here's a great pass to perform when you're sitting at a table... plus, it's really easy to do! Nevling will demonstrate how you too can effortlessly control any card to the top of the deck when you turn to face the spectator.
First, you'll see how just a gentle bobble is all it takes for the selected card to jump to the top of the pack. Then, learn how to control any card in the deck just by confidently shrugging your shoulders. It's truly a puzzler.
As one hand spreads the cards out into a fan, the spectator will place their card back into the deck. When you place the messy pile onto their card, they'll be amazed when their card magically finds its way back to the top of the deck.
Kris demonstrates how to deceptively control the card from the center of the fanned deck. It's actually one of the most deceptive shifts ever developed. No one in your audience will see this one coming.
This powerful shift allows you to control any card to any position in the deck. Want their card to be fifth down in the pack? No problem! Maybe you want it to be the third one or the tenth! Anything's possible with this shift.
Here's a shift created by the great magician, Steve Draun. All you have to do is spin the deck and watch the magic happen. What's more, this effect can easily be utilized for some amazing card color changes.
Once the chosen card is in the center of the deck, all it takes is a simple turn of the deck to control the card to the top. After demonstrating the standard Turnover Pass, Kris will then show you how to perform his variation of the pass.
Master this incredibly secret card control and discover the many performance possibilities. All you have to do is a tilt to ensure the chosen card finds its way to the top of the deck. Sound simple? It is. Simple and totally deceptive.