Card Men by Dan and Dave
“We’re 30 years old now and for most of our life, for 19 years actually, we’ve carried a pack of cards. As Dai Vernon would say about himself, we wasted those first several years of our life. Cards are as important to us as the oxygen we breath, we simply can’t imagine life without them. They’re our way of being.
Practicing sleight of hand, whether it be for a card trick, or a new flourish, is both our means to meditation and self expression. We’re card men.
This new compendium reveals a selection of material we’ve been tinkering with the last few years, such as a bewildering color change, a distinct production of a card, and an automated method for topping the deck, to name a few.
With 24 items, including guest contributions by Ricky Smith, Elliott Terral and R. Paul Wilson, Card Men is a publication we’re very proud of.
We think you’ll find the contents of Card Men interesting and useful; and we hope that you are inspired by them to create something of your own.”
– Dan and Dave
- Fan Palm – A seamless and smooth method for palming the top card during the action of closing a fan.
- Hank’s Triumph – A two-shuffle handling of Triumph utilizing the Hank Miller Shuffle.
- Buck Shot – A card is shot from the right hand into the left hand.
- Fancy Change – A stylized center double lift that culminates with a stunning color change. to have changed!
- Direct Message – A spectator touches a card, remembers it, and removes it from the deck. A number of other cards are taken, and the selection is shuffled into them by the spectator. The rest of the pack is set aside. The selection vanishes from the shuffled packet and appears reversed in the center of the deck, which has been set aside since the beginning!
- Murphy’s Control – A card is controlled from the middle of the deck to the top.
- CardEx – A selected card instantly travels from the deck and magically appears in between two jacks that have been in full view on the table since the beginning of the effect.
- Revvle – A beautiful embellishment for the Overhand Shuffle.
- Ad Copy – With each of our custom decks, we include an advertising card that lists our website. Our goal for this next routine was to devise a trick that puts this card into the hands of potential clients.
- Secondly – A quick and fluid method for the KM move.
- Take Me Home – A three-phase Card to Box routine. One: Card under box. Two: Card inside box. Three: Box becomes card.
- Naap Change – A card lying face up on the table visibly changes into another card.
- Toss Palm – Method for tossing a card into the deck and secretly securing it into palm.
- Pivot Change – A card sticking out of the deck changes as the deck is spun 180°.
- Swirly – A little flourish to add to an in the hands riffle shuffle.
- Peekaboo – Spectator B, who has not seen the selection, names Spectator A’s chosen card. Mostly, we’re intrigued by the confusion this effect must arouse, as the method is blatantly revealed, yet mysteriously presented.Magic or Real – A collection of magical ruses performed to create the appearance of great skill. Here are a few examples:
- Impossible Sandwich
- Sybil Triumph
- Body DoubleFriendly Contributions
- Triple Cask Triumph by Elliott Terral – An in the hands variation of Triumph requiring no traditional sleight of hand.
- The C.C. Center by R. Paul Wilson – Almost twenty years ago I released a move called “The Consistent Control”, where cards were side jogged and maintained in this jogged position during an in-the-hands riffle shuffle and waterfall flourish. The move is relatively simple and is the basis of several placements and multiple shifts. The following application has never appeared in print or on video until now.
- Kepplinger Prediction by Ricky Smith – This foolishness does not in fact require a Kepplinger!