Bluff Shift Bundle
Magic download (video) by Joshua Jay (12.00)
Joshua Jay is a master of the elusive, seldom-used Bluff Shift, and in this HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RELEASE, he finally unveils the card controls everyone has been talking about. In this exclusive download, Joshua Jay teaches you SIX astounding, offbeat, and never-before-seen card controls using the Bluff Shift. Learn to use the Bluff Shift to control cards to the top, to the bottom, in the hands, on the table, and with multiple cards. As a special bonus, you’ll learn a breathtaking and seldom-seen color change, and a brand new way to get into position for it! Each one of these diabolical controls could have been offered separately. But we’re offering ALL OF THEM TOGETHER, FOR JUST 12 DOLLARS.
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What They Say: Joshua Jay is a master of the elusive, seldom-used Bluff Shift, and in this HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RELEASE, he finally unveils the card controls everyone has been talking about. In this exclusive download, Joshua Jay teaches you SIX astounding, offbeat, and never-before-seen card controls using the Bluff Shift. Learn to use the Bluff Shift to control cards to the top, to the bottom, in the hands, on the table, and with multiple cards. As a special bonus, you’ll learn a breathtaking and seldom-seen color change, and a brand new way to get into position for it! Each one of these diabolical controls could have been offered separately. But we’re offering ALL OF THEM TOGETHER, FOR JUST TEN DOLLARS.
Thoughts: Excellent! Im a fan of Joshua's work especially on The Bluff Shift included in his column, Talk About Tricks dvd's ect. Now i was fooled still by a few of these and i knew what was going on!!. The colour change is amazing and its not to hard either! it's knacky but hey all the knacky things seem to be worth it so far. I think this is very very much worth the 10 bucks. Now lets go a little bit more indepth.
Teaching: The teaching is great. Josh is very easy to follow and seems to be enjoying himself which is fun. He properly references people and teaches the moves from multiple angles and step by step easily followed.
So a great job in my opinion here.
What Will You Learn? Lots! Yes Really here is what you will learn.
Erdnase Break Tips
Table Bluff Shift
Little Variation on the Table Bluff Shift
Spread Bluff Pass
Spread Bluff Pass Variation
Multiple Bluff Shift
Multiple Bluff Shift Variation
Applications: Wow the bluff pass have many many many applications. For Controls, Sandwiches the list goes on and on the versions included here. Give you the chance to do the move in so many different situations.
Quality: The Quality is great there are multiple angles to learn all the moves and techniques. The video is clear and easy to learn from.
Congratulations Josh on your first download on your site!
If you want to learn the bluff shift, improve your technique, Learn the change! (Worth 10 bucks alone) I really recommend picking this up it was very worth it.
OK. This isn't going to be a long review as the one below, and wish I could write more. But do I need too. I watched the online clip today and though £6.22, to learn a sleight of hand. Is this worth it? What can I say?
Buy it NOW! I watch the explanation for first sleight and man Josh's bluff sleight is amazing and still have 5 more to watch. Yes lots of practice, but for £10, you have years of use on one sleight. Love it. Thanks so much.
I love all of these moves and they are so well thought out and useable. As a novice I still found these moves are not too difficult to perform. Thanks for the erdanaise(spelling) break its a ripper.
Very well explained and I am even suprised that the colour change is so much easier to do that what you would think given the clear explaination and goes very well with the revolve pass.
Thanks Vanishing Inc and Josh
This will not be a long, critical evaluation of The Bluff Shift Bundle, but I do want to make one thing VERY clear. The "work" on the Erdnase Break is worth the price of admission. Everything else is very tasty gravy. DVH
I enjoyed this short video and was able to learn from it. I would expect that the slights described are acheivable by the average magician and will make a nice addition to your set of controls. The bonus color change is also nice (though that will take me a little more work). I usually learn by reading books so this was a different learning experience for me. I wish there was a little more description of finger positions, but careful observation and replaying along with a little experimentation cleared things up.
A great video tutorial, each bluff in this video is definately worth learning.
If only I had one quarter of your skill!!
If only I had one quarter of your skill!!
I've always hated how the bluff pass was done... Until Josh's.
Josh's defeats the bluff pass's weakness, which I won't disclose but if you have handled cards in any fashion, you've come across this.
The technique is natural, motivated and deceiving!
This is my go to if I want to be one ahead!
Fantastic bluff cannot stop doing the last card change brilliant tuition by Jos
These are going straight into my routine!
The bluff shifts are quiet useful. There were definitely technical problems in the old version of this move. Joshua Jay has resolved the problems with his great thinking, and his hard work, a wonderful magician and a wonderful man. I think that he resolved them also because of his hard work on it and brilliant thinking. A wonderful piece to study, thank you Joshua Jay for your contributions, you have really made this move better and improved it and refined it so much, thank you.
Guys just get this. This is one of my favorite moves. Josh is one of the best magic teachers in the work. This is worth the price. You will use this. I use this all the time. I would suggest really get all of Josh's stuff they are workers. This is the real deal
This is a great download! Informative, understandable, fresh material…at least for me. I enjoyed learning the Bluff Shift and look forward to practicing it until I get it correct and smooth. I purchase many downloads from Vanishing Inc. I really enjoy learning more about card sleights this way.
GREAT video on a GREAT CARD SLIGHT and a great bonus at the end
I already knew the bluff pass from Aaron Fisher's works, but the revolve control takes this pass to the next level, since it combines showing the selected card with the actual bluff moment. The other controls thaught here are great as well, especially if you perform at a table ore need to control a selected card to the bottom of the deck, but I rarely use them compared to the revolving pass.
As a bonus, the D'hotel change is included as well, which blends in nice with the revolve control, if you need a color change that can immediately follow the control.
Great download with smart ideas!
This is such a great resource for magicians and performers alike. A fine example of skill. A must watch for any one looking to extend their magical toolbox or just widen their understanding fo this topic. You should not be dissapointed with this download at all.
Josh is articulate and clear as always - a great teacher. Video is about applications for the bluff shift and provides several useful handlings. Knowledge of how to do the bluff shift on the part of the viewer is assumed. No history or references on nuances and how to do the shift, which isn't difficult of course, but would be helpful. Great tip on Erdnase break and how to get into it. One camera perspective (iPhone?) and hands/cards go out of frame a couple of times. Adequate lighting, but could have been brighter. Lo res images, either due to technology of the time it was created or to make for faster streaming/downloading.
I love this download. I got it in a free giveaway, but I would pay 10$ for this. It's that good. These controls are easy to learn if you put in the practice time. They are very clean and angle proof.
Joshua had me at "thumb break sucks..." I could not agree more! You know what doesn't suck? Every single handling he teaches here of the bluff pass. Really, really great stuff that I failed to utilize until Joshua's bundle here. Buy this!
This is really good. Joshua Jay teaches a variety of controls which are fooling and very simple to do. These play really well in live performances and can is the perfect control. It's also super fun to do and the teaching is great. This was well worth the money.
Such a great list of moves to practice. A huge fan of passes and shifts. There truly sleights that take practice but all worth it on the end. The bonus color change is a gem i highly recommend this tutorial!
There is a lot of great information and advice on this cleverly devised slight with insight by the designer. It is a move that is for the walking magician as well as when doing table magic for people. Professionally taught by its designer and well know Magician Josh Jay.
To the bottom is very devious. You wouldn't think it would be deceptive, but at speed it is. It reminded me of Allan Ackerman's "Simulated double undercut."
I have adapted many of my tricks with the bluff shift
I have just begun doing Beginner card magic and coin magic, so this is well beyond the scope of my Beginner level (plus, I have one hand that has damage from spine injury [but after 17 years the feeling is coming back and I can hold cards and coins better than 15 years ago]). I was going to ask for a refund because I'm not up to speed on this one ***** (not giving anything away here).
However! That's a defeatist attitude. I WILL be able to do these some day after practicing more Beginner card work offered for free right here on VI.
My only issue with the video is the volume falls off after the intro.
In summation? I would have to recommend this to everyone, even a Beginner, because for $12 you get to see a Master magician and performer not only perform these blind bluff "routines", but give you tips and a secret that quite frankly I think is priceless.
I like goals; this gives me something to work towards.
Thank you Joshua!
Rather than go into a great deal of detail about what a wonderful instructional video this is, let me just say that it IS a wonderful instructional video and you would not only be insane not to buy it--you would be insane to waste your time reading all the glowing reviews it gets, rather than just buying it and learning the material. How many five-star reviews do you have to read before you decide to take the plunge?
This bundle was so nice! All the magic tricks performed by Joshua Jay are absolutely awesome!! no jokes! The price is attractive for the content! Just performing a Joshua trick is a privilege. He teaches well and is creative! I am not disappointed with this purchase!
Great material from a pro!
This is a fantastic tutorial on bluff shifts. For the price of only twelve dollars this is an amazing deal. The revolve shift is probably my favorite, I use it all the time. The other ones are also really good. D’hotel change is also a great bonus if you don’t already know it. Good to know different shifts for different tricks or different situations. Useful for any level of magician.
After all these years, I still use two of the bluff controls to this day. The most fooling one I use is for the table and is an effortless control where they can even square the cards themselves. If you've heard of the bluff pass, this is the nuances and the reworkings to make the pass more convincing and smooth. It still requires confidence and a bluff but the techniques taught here, especially Jay's take on a thumb break alternative definitely help out with the move. I think I got the download for $5 back in the day and hopefully people are still learning from this.
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Tod asks: Hello. I purchased this about ten or twelve years ago. Is this the same material or does this download have more information? My video is 20:35 minutes long. It was great because I had just learned about the sleight from Wayne Houchin. This really is a great tool for performing card magic.
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- 1. Jim answers: It is the same video.