Deck switching.

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Deck switching.

Postby Guest » December 25th, 2004, 9:03 pm

Hey,

I read the other posts about deck switching and found some interesting things. But I don't want to be mislead.

What im looking for is a switch that doesnt involve "audience managment". Nothing with putting it away in your pocket, just a complete switch before them.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Brian Marks » December 25th, 2004, 11:18 pm

Everything involves audience mangement, it just shouln't feel that way to the audience.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » December 26th, 2004, 11:17 am

Let me be a little more specific: A gamblers switch.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Brian Marks » December 26th, 2004, 11:45 am

See if you can get anything from Steve Forte.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby AMCabral » December 27th, 2004, 7:29 am

There are a couple of very nice cooler switches in The Complete Works of Derek Dingle, and a number of various types in Tamariz's Mnemonica.

There's something you should keep in mind re: "a gambler's switch" v. a "magician's switch". An example you might appreciate is portrayed in "Shade".

When they switch decks on "Jennings", it's not the "move" that gets him. It's a nice move, and Paul Wilson does it very well. But notice that, first of all, they've got him all hot and bothered ahead of time. Then, the woman comes over and asks if anyone wants drinks. When he turns to her and snaps at her impatiently, that's when the move gets done. It's a nice move, but it doesn't get caught because they do it when he's not looking, not because the move is good.

Hustlers know more about difficult audience managment than most magicians. Only magicians think "the move" needs to be completely "burnable".

All the best card table advice you want is written into "Shade".

1) Never perform a move without shade or misdirection.

2) "Read Erdnase."

3) "Sleep with as many different women as possible."

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pepka » December 27th, 2004, 4:40 pm

A funny story regarding the deck switch in Shade. I met Paul Wilson for the first time at Magic Live last summer, very nice guy. I asked if he could just demo the move for me. I just wanted to see it in action, not a lecture on how to do it. He said he would do it for me, if I caugh him later in the hospitatlity suite. I spent the next 3 days chasing and bugging him. (I'm sure I was quite a pain.) Well, the last night at the farewll party, I cornered him and begged. He asked for my red deck in my hand, set it on the table, cut it and it was now BLUE! I can tell you that if it weren't for a different colored deck, I would have seen nothing.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Steve Ehlers » December 30th, 2004, 10:22 pm

There are a couple of cooler switches in Super Subtle Card Miracles by Frank Garcia and the switches on the Forte tapes are amazing.

Steve

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » December 31st, 2004, 6:12 am

3) "Sleep with as many different women as possible."
I knew my wife was holding my card skills back somehow.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » December 31st, 2004, 10:32 am

Originally posted by solgrundy:
3) "Sleep with as many different women as possible."
I knew my wife was holding my card skills back somehow.
Haha.

No wonder I could base deal descently in 2 weeks ;) .

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 31st, 2004, 7:01 pm

"Sleep with as many women as possible ... not the same women, but DIFFERENT women."
This statement is attributed (in our field) to Dai Vernon.
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pepka » December 31st, 2004, 7:45 pm

Richard,
I know that "The Professor" Hal Holbrook makes that statement in the movie Shade, but is that really a Vernon quote?

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Dustin Stinett » December 31st, 2004, 9:05 pm

Absolutely.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Bill Mullins » January 1st, 2005, 3:53 pm

From the profile of Ricky Jay, in The New Yorker:
(available here .)
Vernon smiled his patented half smile, and with a delicate movement of his eyes beckoned me closer. I leaned forward with anticipation, almost unable to contain my excitement, about to receive my benediction from the master. You want advice, Ricky, he said. Ill give you advice. F**k as many different women as you can. Not the same one. Not the same one. F**k many different women. Many different women.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby AMCabral » January 2nd, 2005, 1:08 pm

Yes, thank you all for the elucidation.

I'm always glad that, when humor fails, we can always fall back on gratuitous research.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby David Moore » January 2nd, 2005, 1:52 pm

Originally posted by Bill Mullins:
From the profile of Ricky Jay, in The New Yorker:
This quote was actually from a profile of Vernon by Ricky Jay in the Feb/Mar 1991 issue of the Los Angeles magazine Buzz.

For what it's worth, Bill Bowers, who knew the Professor as well as anyone, never believed that he said it.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » January 2nd, 2005, 2:24 pm

I bet he did. Vernon once told me "If you want to sleep with a woman AGAIN... talk to her. Don't just do it and shut up. Talk to her."
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby AMCabral » January 2nd, 2005, 3:21 pm

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
I bet he did. Vernon once told me "If you want to sleep with a woman AGAIN... talk to her. Don't just do it and shut up. Talk to her."
Did it work, Pete?

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 2nd, 2005, 3:45 pm

Hey, Pete's a happily married man, now!
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby John Pezzullo » January 2nd, 2005, 6:10 pm

Was it Al Baker or Dai Vernon who said that "most magicians stop f**king too soon"?

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby AMCabral » January 2nd, 2005, 7:50 pm

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Hey, Pete's a happily married man, now!
Soooooo... That's a "yes", then.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Bill Mullins » January 3rd, 2005, 11:33 am

Originally posted by John Pezzullo:
Was it Al Baker or Dai Vernon who said that "most magicians stop f**king too soon"?
It was a magician's girlfriend . . . .

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » October 2nd, 2006, 12:00 pm

Originally posted by Iamafish:
Let me be a little more specific: A gamblers switch.
Classic Erdnase gambler's deck switch is in the movie "Sting".

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » October 2nd, 2006, 6:14 pm

I'm going to post some incredible gambling stuff here in a minute.
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » October 2nd, 2006, 6:31 pm

Still looking for that link, but in meantime, watch these dice switches:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyme0ZgJR7A
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » October 2nd, 2006, 6:31 pm

and killer 3-card monte work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6g2TSNzBy4
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » October 2nd, 2006, 6:34 pm

I found it... not trick photography. Best I've seen...

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

Postby Pete Biro » October 3rd, 2006, 8:53 am

Bump
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » October 3rd, 2006, 10:33 am

Thanks for posting those links. Great stuff in there, especially the deck switches!

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Steve Bryant » October 3rd, 2006, 11:28 am

Oh wow! Those switches -- decks and two card hand mucking, just incredible. Thanks!

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » October 3rd, 2006, 5:38 pm

Yeah, this is the real stuff. These guys are not magicians.
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » October 3rd, 2006, 6:03 pm

thanks for posting these. i am now sick to my stomach haha. that was unbelievable. i always wondered were to learn deck switches and dice moves. it seems like that stuff is very hard to find information on and i can see why.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » October 4th, 2006, 6:57 am

Terrific stuff, Pete! Who ARE these guys?

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Ian Kendall » October 4th, 2006, 7:07 am

The videos are of Doc, who hangs out at the Cafe occasionally.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Danny Archer » October 4th, 2006, 7:17 am

WOW! Incredible deck switches ...
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » October 4th, 2006, 10:49 am

in reference to the deck switch video. there is a part were he is showing some shifts on his bed. he cuts the bottom portion to the top and then shifts the deck back to normal. it looks beyond belief. where is it possible to learn these shifts and switches?

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » October 4th, 2006, 11:55 am

Easy. Just start figuring out how you can do it in your hands and under the conditions you work.

Think, think, think, try, try, try... :p
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » October 4th, 2006, 12:10 pm

Wow. The deck switches are SWEET. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Guest » October 4th, 2006, 2:00 pm

Doc's one of the best. The term "The Real Work" has never been more appropriate. Why is he so good, because he has to be.

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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Pete Biro » October 4th, 2006, 5:45 pm

Pepka-dude... I like your reason :cool:
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Re: Deck switching.

Postby Brian Marks » October 4th, 2006, 5:58 pm

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
I found it... not trick photography. Best I've seen...

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