From the creator of bestselling tricks 400 Lux and Invisibly Triumphant comes an unbelievable new sleight-of-hand card switch.
Learn how to visually change cards, to invisibly switch cards, and even change multiple cards at the same time. This switch is fun to learn and can be incorporated into the routines you already do.
In the explanation, Kyle will teach you his favorite applications for the "Giraffe Switch", including the handling for the trick you see in the trailer.
This is a fantastic move that will excite and inspire you.
Running time: 13 mins 58 seconds.
Customer reviews for Giraffe Switch
I am actually quite surprised I've never heard of this prior nor comes across a similar version. Very nice application and can instantly go into a routine of mine in which i have one spectator select a card and another spectator pick any color from a pile of about 8 colors. The card back changes to that color. I can now integrate this switch into it as well. Very nicely taught/explained and just a great surprise.
Very interesting switch. It will definitely require a good amount of practicing to master it but I think it is worth it. The camera angle in the instructional video doesn't help much, but after watching a few times I managed to get all the details necessary.
A nice, innovative switch. Good, easy explanation. Fun to do.
A beautiful switch with many applications, a few of which can be seen in the explanation. My favorites at the moment are the “spectator touches the aces” angle and the sneaky handling for Chicago Opener/Red Hot Mama. The single card switch will take some work to smooth out, but should be in the reach of most intermediate card workers. The multiple switch and the bonus center double is probably getting more toward advanced card workers. Kyle, as usual, does a great job with the explanation.
Very excited to start learning this. The explanation is super clear and I appreciate his attention to detail. I will definitely be using this once I get it down!
I'm a fan on knacky moves for the sake of knacky moves, so having this scratch that itch, and also be pretty versatile has been neat. Not hard to follow, but definitely takes some work to get the first card swing clean (without fanning a couple other cards)
It's a very useful and deceptive switch if done correctly, especially if - for example - a classic force goes wrong. There are two versions. The not so difficult two-handed version you will master after a little practice. In contrast thereto is the one-handed version rather difficult, especially for several cards. If you want to learn the one-handed version (which is even more deceptive and thus useful) you have to watch the video very carefully. Kyle does a good job explaining it but there a few details you still have to find out yourself because there are still many aspect you have to pay attention to. So watch the positions of all fingers, the timing, use cards which are neither too smooth nor too sticky and find out how to use gravity. The latter is especially helpful if you have small hands. I use both versions, but - as already said above - the one-handed version is more difficult than the two-handed version which is in the range of everybody who invests a little time in practicing. In contrast thereto the one-handed version for several cards is rather difficult. Nevertheless I highly recommend both versions - they are beautiful, deceptive and very useful!
This switch definitely opens up some possibilities. It is wonderful to be able to do these gimmickless. I will be headed down the Kyle Littleton releases rabbit hole now, to see what else he has to offer, because the teaching was excellent and the move is slick.
Wow, this is a really excellent move. It could have easily justified a more expensive download. For not being very difficult, it is very deceptive. I'm really impressed. Get it... Use it.
Really much like the idea and definitely will put the work in to master it. But as a non professional magician, I will need to practice it. So if you're not afraid to put some time in giraffe is a great switch/force! the explanation is good, no fancy stuff!
Very interesting. I'm going to need some time to practice this before deciding how I might use it.
Even after years as a magician I'm very right handed so I might have to learn it using my right hand first. I find that often helps.
It looks like a complicated version of a classic sleight but I can see that it has advantages, especially when using more than one card.
Very well taught. It's going to require some work but all good things do.
Well explained. And thank you for the tip about using a new deck. That explained the difficulty I was encountering.
i just bought the video.it is well detailed and explained.the effect is killer ! in French: Tueur !!
This is some of the best card engineering I've seen in a long time! Beautiful!
One of the most useful and best tutorials/downloads I've gotten in a long time. This is a real "worker's move"! I can see a ton of applications.
The description is generous in that it says that it will be more difficult than I think it really is.
Practice? YES! but no, not technically one of the harder moves I've learned. it's more of a move that takes a lot of repetition to really just get the moves down. I found myself doing it right away, very sloppy, but again, the work will be in just getting it down smoothly, as I did it correctly within a few tries!
the Technique is excellent but description is lagging. like with the one handed switch there is soo much troubleshooting problems, like the cards will be pushed in diagonally or the perpendicular cards are not aligned what do you do, ect, need more explanation and help on a very difficult one handed tech
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Gerald asks: How difficuilt is it ?
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- 1. Andreas answers: According to the newsletter: "Is it easy? No.
Is it super hard to perfect? Also no."
Kurtis asks: If the video is less than 15m how can It be teaching in great detail ? The best videos I’ve watched are 30m-1hr+ long and really go in teaching and explaining.
15m doesn’t seem long enough to me.
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- 1. Andreas answers: A 1 hour long Video for 1 move? Come on. It's not a bottom deal masterclass, it is a switch and you come up with the routines yourself.
- 2. Cosmo answers: Watching this, I see a brilliant idea, and the execution is great. I can basically see what the move is, but getting the details and the work is definately worth the $14. I would HOPE that the video goes through everything in a shorter time. 15 minutes seems more than enough. Thats what pause and rewind are for.
I'll post a review, I'm purchasing this now.
- 3. Cosmo answers: just got it... I'm four minutes in and I totally get it. there's NINE minutes left and if he goes into any real detail here, then its a bonus. could I learn this by watching just the four minutes? Yes, but I'd have to watch it over and over, as I watched the rest of the video, he's more than covered all you could possibly need to know. EXCELLENT MOVE, GREAT tutorial.
Dennis asks: I’m an olde person with some arthritis in my hands. Will this rule out someone like me to be able to do the switch? Thank you.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Unfortunately, this is a bit of dadvanced sleight of hand that might be difficult for your hands.
Miles asks: Does this card switch change the position of the card? or just make cads swap positions?
For example, if the card you are changing is in the 21st position when you change it will the new card still be in the 21st position?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It all depends on what you want to do, but the card can end up in the same position if need be.