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Retaining the Bottom Stock

Retaining the Bottom Stock

Discover how to shuffle the deck while secretly maintaining certain playing cards in the bottom part of the deck.

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Pressure Fan

Pressure Fan

An easy card flourish that allows you widely spread the playing cards and establish your credibility as a skilled magician or cardist.

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Pirouette

Pirouette

Learn how to spin a playing card on your finger like a basketball with this visually impressive beginner card flourish.

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Overhand Shuffle

Overhand Shuffle

A basic card sleight used for false shuffles and controlling playing cards in a variety of easy card tricks.

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One-Hand Fan

One-Hand Fan

A fundamental beginner card magic flourish that adds a touch of elegance to any card trick.

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Kalush's Cut

Kalush's Cut

Learn the fun and easy multi-packet cut that inspired the Sybil Cut.

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Hindu Shuffle

Hindu Shuffle

A versatile shuffle for beginner card magicians that can be used for everything from forcing a playing card to controlling cards.

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End Grip

End Grip

An essential card magic grip that all magicians must learn.

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Dribble

Dribble

A fun and elegant card flourish that every beginner card magician should learn.

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Deck Flip

Deck Flip

Flip the deck of cards in the air and catch it cleanly with this classic card flourish.

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Dealer's Grip (Mechanic's Grip)

Dealer's Grip (Mechanic's Grip)

Learn the proper way to hold a deck of cards for card magic tricks.

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Card Spring

Card Spring

Grab everyone's attention before your favorite card trick by learning this amazing card flourish.

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Charlier Cut (Charlier Pass)

Charlier Cut (Charlier Pass)

A flashy and easy one-handed cut that all card magicians should learn.

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Card Spread

Card Spread

Learn how to spread playing cards like a professional magician.

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Is there a Magic Trick Store Near Me?

Is there a Magic Trick Store Near Me?

While there aren’t as many brick & mortar magic stores as there once were, you can still find magic shops to visit, especially if you live near a big city or metropolis area like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or Toronto.

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How do Magicians Learn About New Tricks?

How do Magicians Learn About New Tricks?

Thankfully, there are some easy ways to stay up-to-date on all the latest magic tricks from easy card tricks to coin tricks and even sleight of hand and mind reading.

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Where Can I Buy Magic Tricks?

Where Can I Buy Magic Tricks?

Whether you’re a professional magician or just starting to learn magic tricks, magic is a distinct art form that often requires equally unique props to perform.

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How do I Learn to do Magic Tricks?

How do I Learn to do Magic Tricks?

Whether you learn a few easy magic tricks as a hobby or aspire to be a professional magician, performing magic is one of the best ways to connect with people and impress your friends and family.

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Where do Professional Magicians Learn their Tricks?

Where do Professional Magicians Learn their Tricks?

As magic tricks have historically been shrouded in secrecy, many people often wonder how professional magicians learn to perform magic tricks.

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The Story Behind the Vanishing Inc. Magic Store

The Story Behind the Vanishing Inc. Magic Store

Today, we explore how this small passion project between professional magicians, and best friends, Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay evolved into one of the most trusted online magic stores for magicians and mentalists of all skill levels.

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13 of the Rarest Playing Cards in the World

13 of the Rarest Playing Cards in the World

Whether they were only available through a private reserve or had extremely limited quantities to begin with, some of these decks of cards have become more rare and collectable than others.

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20 Stylish Custom Playing Cards

20 Stylish Custom Playing Cards

With new decks of cards being released every day, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most stylish and unique playing cards for any magician, cardist or playing card collector.

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How to Display Your Playing Card Collection

How to Display Your Playing Card Collection

If you’re going to spend time and money building a card collection, you’re also going to want to display them proudly—not just stuff them in a drawer or closet. We teach you the very best ways!

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How to Cheat at Cards

How to Cheat at Cards

Find out the secrets used by card cheats and most importantly, how to protect yourself from them!

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How Did Playing Cards Get Their Symbols?

How Did Playing Cards Get Their Symbols?

Most people don’t realize the amazing amount of history and engineering behind a simple deck of cards. We give a short tour of the history of them!

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Fun Facts About Playing Cards

Fun Facts About Playing Cards

Whether you’ve played card games like Go Fish, Crazy Eights or Gin Rummy, or entertained your friends with card magic, nearly everyone has used a deck of cards. Yet, most people probably aren’t aware that there’s a lot more to these trusty pasteboards than meets the eye.

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Everything About Tarot Cards

Everything About Tarot Cards

An introduction to all things Tarot...

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Best Playing Cards for Poker

Best Playing Cards for Poker

What are the best playing cards to use for Poker?

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Best Ways of Storing Playing Cards

Best Ways of Storing Playing Cards

OK, you've got a nice collection of playing cards. Now, what's the best way to store them?

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The History of Playing Cards

The History of Playing Cards

A deep dive into the history of playing cards.

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Who Invented the Thumbtip?

Who Invented the Thumbtip?

The Thumbtip might be one of the most used secret gimmicks in magic. But who actually invented it?

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Have People Died Making Flash Paper?

Have People Died Making Flash Paper?

Yes, Flash Paper is dangerous, people have lost their lives making it. We share some of their stories.

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Can you Make Flash Paper?

Can you Make Flash Paper?

It's question we see a lot. Can you make you own Flash Paper? And can you print on it too?

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What’s the Best Way to Store Flash Paper?

What’s the Best Way to Store Flash Paper?

No-one wants to blow up their house, so what's the safest way to store Flash Paper?

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What is the Safest Way to Use Flash Paper?

What is the Safest Way to Use Flash Paper?

Is there a safe way to use Flash Paper? Let's find out.

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What are the Best Fire Magic Tricks?

What are the Best Fire Magic Tricks?

Some of the best fire magic tricks available.

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What is the Difference Between Flash Paper and Flash Cotton?

What is the Difference Between Flash Paper and Flash Cotton?

What's the difference between Flash Paper and Flash Cotton?

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Is Flash Paper Dangerous?

Is Flash Paper Dangerous?

Flash paper is fun and exciting, no doubt. But is it safe?

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What are Richard Turner Gold Seal Bicycle Playing Cards?

What are Richard Turner Gold Seal Bicycle Playing Cards?

Everything you need to know about the playing cards considered by many to be the best regular-use deck of cards available.

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How Bicycle Playing Cards are Made

How Bicycle Playing Cards are Made

An exclusive look at how the USPCC produces the most popular playing cards in the world for magicians, poker players and cardists.

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