Essential Card Moves You Must Know

If you have been wanting to learn and perform magic, card magic is the first and easy step towards your wish. There are so many mind blowing card tricks which are easy to perform. With some basic sleights you can perform jaw dropping card tricks for people. within a matter of few days. It don’t take knuckle-busting moves or hours of intense practice to perform impressive card magic. We advise you that you must learn following card moves.

Amit Kalantri mentalist

1) Cull: To arrange the specific cards at the top or bottom of the deck in the action of spreading the deck into hands.

2) Double Lift: In this move magician appears to take a one card off the deck but in fact two card are lifted off.

3) Glide: A card sleight that lets the magician switch the deck’s bottom card for the card behind it.

4) Hindu Shuffle: Cards are moved in small blocks creating the effect of shuffling but retaining the bottom card

5) Classic Force: A spectator is forced to select a particular card in a genuine looking way

6) Pass: In a pass you shift the two half of the deck very fast. It can work as a control where you place a card in the middle and then you can pass it to the top without the spectators knowing about it.

7) Double Undercut: In this move cards are cut twice to transfer the center card to the bottom of the deck

– Amit Kalantri (Magician & Mentalist)

Inspiring quotes about card magic

  1. “Palming separates the men from the boys.” – Marlo
  2. “It is a presentation which lifts the card trick from the level of the commonplace puzzle to the status of an unforgettable and inexplicable mystery.” – Jean Hugard
  3. “Cards are like living, breathing beings and should be treated as such.” – Dai Vernon
  4. “Technique is only a telephone wire…what’s important is the message going through it.” – Kent Nagano
  5. “Performing magic in the live show thrills me. Just get me a deck of cards and some attentive audience, and I have made my day and theirs too.” – Amit Kalantri
  6. “A magician may step out without a purse, but he should never step out without a pack of playing cards.” – Amit Kalantri
  7. “All the magicians have 52 mutual friends.” – Amit Kalantri
  8. “For a professional magician, a stack of playing cards is as good as a stack of money.” – Amit Kalantri

– Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Strong Mentalism Effects With Playing Cards

A deck of playing cards is a relevant prop in the art of mentalism. Only “Pick a card” type of effects is a cliche to the laymen. If you find out their chosen card by sleight of hand, that is not a very big deal to them. But if you verbally tell them what card they chose, thought or saw, it blows their mind. So without any further doubts, do use playing cards in mentalism. Refer below list of strong mentalism tricks with playing cards. Some of following effects are also used for magic. Change your script and presentation accordingly to make it a mentalism effect.

  1. Invisible Deck
  2. Tossed Out Deck
  3. Do As I Do
  4. Kollosal Killer
  5. Out of this world
  6. Any card at any number
  7. Missing card illusion
  8. SPECTRI by T.A.Waters
  9. Four Sided Triangle by Max Maven
  10. Mind Power Deck
  11. RADAR Deck by Richard Osterlind
  12. Card Calling
  13. 5-star miracle
  14. 3 of diamond mental force
  15. Gemini Twins

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

 

Best Card Magic Closing Effects

The strong card tricks generally have something more than a deck of cards and hands of magicians. It could be special cards, some kind of magic accessory, everyday object or sometimes even very unique patter or story. Following are some of the popular strong card effects. But it is a very limited list, there are much more strong card effects in business around the world.

  1. Card on ceiling
  2. Card through window
  3. Card to wallet
  4. 51 cards to pocket
  5. Paperclipped
  6. In a flash
  7. J C Super closure
  8. McDonald’s Aces
  9. Unshuffled
  10. Out of this world
  11. Story Telling Deck
  12. Cardtoon Deck
  13. Card Stab
  14. Card in sealed containers

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)