J.K Hartman

I first got After Craft and Trickey Treats from the Sheffield Magick Lounge a few years ago. Before buying these books (I did so on the recommendation of a friend) I’d never heard of J.K Hartman before. His name is not one which I regular hear discussed amongst cardmen yet he has some superb materiel and these…

Control Fake-Outs – Ed Marlo

While I was away I really enjoyed reading Joe’s contributions to this blog. Looking through the archives has made me think about Magician Foolers – see here and here. It reminded me of  a very clever jog shuffle control fake-out from The Hierophant which I’ve been using for quite a while now. Whenever you perform…

An impossible location

Most impossible locations are dry in presentation and don’t include a huge amount of participation by the spectator. The conditions under which the card is selected and then lost is the single most important thing if you decide to do this type of challenge magic – it has to be ‘impossible’ and you should appear…

Blog updated

Finally found the time to overhaul the Secret Section and tidy up the Trick of the Month section (which will be starting again soon). As an apology for my poor updates I’ve added a free PDF to the Secret Section – just go in and click the “Trick Section” banner to find an image which…

The Smith Shift

I’ve always loved Marlo’s Simple Shift from “The Cardician”, however it does require that the cards are inserted into the pack face-up. This is fine as you’d only use it in routines in which the cards to be controlled can be openly known. Al Smith has not only solved the problem of having the cards…

The winner is…..

Hello, at last I am back online and so can announce the much late result from the competition. Quite a few people entered which was nice see, most got the correct answer which was…..Jerry Sadowitz. From those that got the correct answer a winner was randomly selected using the classic names out of a hat…

The Orbit Spread

It is rare I see a flourish I feel like learning. I was raised at a time when people warned about showing too much skill when performing. Nevertheless I am seriously considering this one. Click HERE

Close Up Card Magic – Harry Lorayne

This was knocking around a few years ago. And it is well worth reading. It is a wonderfully detailed (and entertaining) review of CLOSE UP CARD MAGIC by Harry Lorayne. Great book – great review. Click HERE.

Apologies…

Hi all! Sorry for the lack of posts/result from the competition. I’m in the middle of moving and have no internet access at the moment. All will be sorted in the next week or so and posting will be back to normal – got some great stuff lined up. A massive thankyou to Cardmagic10 for…

Good blog…

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