Deck switching

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DR124C
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Deck switching

Postby DR124C » December 24th, 2008, 7:57 pm

I want to be able to switch a deck of cards that are uncased nor held by anything, e.g. rubber bands, etc. The cards cannot be put down (e.g., behind something for even a second), nor be placed in something. It is to appear that I received a shuffled deck and nothing happens, although I have made the switch.

A topit could be used to get rid of the first deck. I thought of a sleeve drop to get the second, but uncased, that risks some cards falling.

Is anything available commercially? Can anyone make a suggestion?

Thank you!

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Re: Deck switching

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 24th, 2008, 8:44 pm

A workaroo type item comes to mind - sorry not comfortable going into details.
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Re: Deck switching

Postby Steve Bryant » December 24th, 2008, 8:57 pm

This is old news, but I love to watch it. You will see amazing card (full decks, single cards, etc.) and dice switches on youtube under "Doc's Cold Deck Expose" aka here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNva2yv5N7o

Enjoy.

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Re: Deck switching

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 24th, 2008, 10:09 pm

The guy's a real hustler who likes to show off.
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Re: Deck switching

Postby Jim Riser » December 25th, 2008, 1:28 pm

A deck dropper will do what you need.
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Re: Deck switching

Postby Ian Kendall » December 25th, 2008, 2:13 pm

I think he's trolling for cold deck moves.

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Re: Deck switching

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 25th, 2008, 2:39 pm

Find the pencil deck switch and you will find your solution.
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Re: Deck switching

Postby Mats Kjellstrom » January 2nd, 2009, 1:35 am

Check out Carl Cloutier Topit DVD; a very slick deck switch.
But it takes some guts to pull off.

Simon Aronson has a very easy deck switch inbuilt in one of his memorized cards routines. Clever. You can find it on one of his DVDs.

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Re: Deck switching

Postby Dave V » January 2nd, 2009, 3:09 am

John Archer has a very bold but effective switch on his "Educating Archer" DVD.
"I still play with a full deck, I just shuffle slower"

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Re: Deck switching

Postby Tenthumbs » January 2nd, 2009, 1:40 pm

If seated, the Natural Deck Switch (Marlo w/o Tears) rates high on simplicity and impact. (You'll find 10,000 variations across magicdom.) You also might want to check out the Duffie switch, found in Scotty Johnston's Sleightly Adventurous Mischief. There used to be a great little vid floating about...


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