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Fast Company (2 DVD Set)

by Damian Nieman

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(Based on 1 reviews)
Categories: Close Up, Gambling
Media Type: DVD

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"Fast Company" is a 2 disk DVD set that teaches artifice, ruse, and subterfuge at the card table. This is much more than just a demo of gambling sleights. This is a comprehensive instructional resource that explains these moves using slow motion, multiple angels, extreme close ups, over the should shots and P.O.V. These DVDs deliver excellent study of some of the finest card artifice to date presented by one of the best pair of hands in the art, Damian Nieman.

DISC ONE consists of "The Tools of the Trade". These are the sleights and techniques of the advantage player and a look at how they can be used in performance of gambling related routines. A few of the topics covered are:

-How to Shuffle on the square
-Table cascade flourish
-Card control
-Slug controls
-A myriad of false cuts
-False Strips and running cuts
-Various push through shuffles
-Strip out shuffle
-Crossroader strip out shuffle
-Work on the Zarrow shuffle
-Hustler's in the hands false shuffle
-Table faro and applications
-Hops, shifts and other dodges (including work on the Miller shift)
-Shuffle chops
-Single and multiple card palms and cops

*Detailed work on false deals*
-The Second deal - strike, push off, stud and many others
-The Bottom deal - strike, squeeze out, Jennings T&T and more

For the first time, a true in depth look and detailed teaching of these notorious false deals including many techniques and subtleties that have never been taught before.

DISC TWO consists of gambling related routines and effects that should be in the repertoire of every performer. These are in depth looks at some of these classic plots and routines that seem to be discussed all the time. These are Damian's own versions of these classics including:

Ace cutting routines
-Scarne's aces
-Unique lead in to McDonalds Aces
-Damian's tips on Marlo's estimation aces (Miracles ace cutting)
-"Steven's shuffle" ace cutting routine

Thoughts on Triumph
Multiple versions and tips with many different shuffles and how they are used to perform The Professor's classic:
-Push through with block transfer
-Free cut ace principle
-Sky shuffle

3 Card Monte
Step by step instruction on everything from the moves to the psychology of the routine. Everything you need to know to make this a powerful cornerstone of any performance.

Invisible Palm Aces (a.k.a. Open Travelers)
Larry Jenning's classic effect is one of the most powerful things you can do with a deck of cards. Damian teaches every aspect of this classic with previously unreleased moves and tips that were learned from Larry himself along with Damian's own touches.

Disc One Running Time Approximately 67min
Disc Two Running Time Approximately 69min
Date Added: Mar 14th, 2008
MLA SKU: 0cCTz8oisdNWeYI


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October 11th, 2013 4:09pm
Reviewed by Jeff Stone
I was a bit excited for this one. The opening was a lot like a movie, with kind of a clever experience for the viewer as if I (or you) were seeking out some underground card master that will tip the trade secrets to that one special young kid who's got what it takes.

It started fun and even a bit mysterious. Then . . . Well . . . It died.

Disk one is basically nothing more than a "look how clever I am" and "look at all the moves I know" and "even though I'm exposing it, it still looks amazing."

Don't get me wrong Damian Nieman is clearly an expert and an amazing card handler, but this DVD claims to be a place to learn the "tools of the trade." Nope . . . it's merely you observing someone else who can use the tools. Imagine that in a 5 minute period you get this lesson:

"Just flip this switch here; pull that lever there; turn this knob over here; then push that button, that button and twist that dial. Then just pull back here and push down here, and that . . . my friend is... [Read More]

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