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The False Shuffles and Cuts Project (Download) Review

July 26th, 2014 12:04am
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Reviewed by MM Breggar
NOTE -- this review is for the DVD version

Another winner for Big Blind Media. It really is great to see how this company has emerged and grown over the last few years. I find myself buying their products almost blindly (sorry about that) because I know the quality of the material and production will be top notch, performances engaging and the instruction as good as you will find on multimedia these days.

On the heels of other great "projects" (Elmsley Count, Double Lift) and their fabulous series of self-working card tricks, comes this gem full of terrific false shuffles and cuts. None are tricky to master...some quite easy...all very deceptive if used properly (and ubiquitous host Liam Montier provides wonderful tips on how to integrate these techniques into your routines and effects).

While it is true that one only needs to know a couple good false shuffles and cuts, there are lots of techniques to play around with here. I never knew there were so many false cuts!

Four tricks are included in this set. Vernon's Triumph looks great here and I have already added Curry's Think of a Card to my set.

I have also added a few of these shuffles to my work on a few self-workers from Giobbi's Card College series, and they have suddenly become (dare I say....) miracle-class effects.

There is nothing really new here, but the shuffles and cuts are really fun to play around with and you will learn a lot about technique (lessons more valuable that the technical instruction itself).

I would give this Project 4 Stars because, again, there is nothing really new, but Big Blind Media packs so much quality and value into their products 5 Stars doesn't seem enough.

Product info for The False Shuffles and Cuts Project (Download)

Author: Big Blind Media
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Retail Price: $30.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

There is nothing more valuable in the card magician's arsenal than the ability to convince your audience you are shuffling the deck, when in actuality you aren't. If your spectator's believe the cards are being mixed, whilst all the time you retain control of their order - then you can perform true MIRACLES! Indeed, this one skill can help transform simple self working tricks into jaw dropping slabs of IMPOSSIBILITY!

There are thousands of ways to false shuffle and cut the deck, but this project is not a cold encyclopaedic list of them. These are the A1, 24 Karat GOLD techniques that host Liam Montier has sought out and road tested on your behalf. To make the grade the featured cut or shuffle had to be practical, utterly deceptive and something YOU WOULD USE!

These powerful, deceptive skills are within the technical reach of any card handler (including some that are SO easy you could do them in your sleep!), and will have you up and running in no time.

Learning just one or two of these techniques is essential, but learning more will enable you to 'mix and match' the skills to create the unquestionable impression that you really are shuffling the pack. These are practical techniques - whether you are working walk-around magic, or sitting at a coffee table with some mates, you will be fooling them all in no time!

And at the end of the project four incredible magic tricks are also taught, so you can head out and test your new skills straight away!

FALSE SHUFFLES

Overhand Shuffles
Basic Overhand False Shuffles
Blind Shuffle
Ireland Shuffle
Running Cut Shuffle


Optical Shuffles
Wiggle Woggle Shuffle
Optical Shuffle
Mike O'Dowd's Slop Shuffle

Stock Shuffles
The Lift Shuffle
The Jog Shuffle
Swing Cut Shuffle
Bottom Stock Shuffle

Riffle Shuffles
False Riffle Shuffles
The Push Through
The Triumph Shuffle

General Shuffles
Charlier False Shuffle
Up The Ladder


FALSE CUTS

Swing Cut
Swivel Cut
Charlier Cut

Bobby Bernard Cut
Jay Ose Cut
Tarbell 3 Way Cut
Royal Road Cut
Erdnase Cut
Frank Thompson Cut
The Cut
Owen Packard's Crane Beak Cut
John Bannon's Flytrap Cut
John Bannon's Crocodile Cut
Gary Ouellet Cut
Lewis Jones Cut
David Acer's The Trinary
Mini Sybil


THE TRICKS

Paul Curry's THINK OF A CARD
John Bannon's SHOCK TREATMENT
Dai Vernon's TRIUMPH
Erdnases' WEIGH


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