Impromptu Invisible Deck
Magic download (video) by Ernesto Melero (9.56 - normally $11.95)
It doesn’t get any more direct than this. Any card is NAMED, and this card is shown to be the only reversed card in the deck. Rather than a gaffed deck, everything is totally normal and upon completion you can perform any effect with the same pack of cards. This makes Ernesto’s “Impromptu Invisible Deck” the perfect opener.
In the instructional download, you will learn all of the details, moves and nuances that make this routine so practical and deceptive.
Running time: 8 minutes 28 seconds
Note—Although Impromptu Invisible Deck uses a normal deck, it is not technically impromptu. A set up is needed.
As part of our Community Captions project, the explanation video for this download has optional English subtitles.
Customer reviews for Impromptu Invisible Deck
This is a great and super simple trick. There is really nothing to remember and the handling is incredibly straight forward. But impromptu? Well not really, you can use a borrowed deck and you could even get away with it not being a complete deck and just hope that the spectator doesn't select a missing card BUT the deck does require a setup.
So you could either bring your own deck and have it set up beforehand or do an out of this world effect before this effect to help set the deck as you go, but I wouldn't call it impromptu for this reason; especially as the instructional video does not explain how to transition into this trick from another trick on the fly.
However, it is an invisible deck effect that can be done on the fly and the effect is very easy to do. I bought this on a 99c sale and think that I'll get a lot of use out of it.
Not entirely impromptu - but a fantastic method for this classic effect. I will use it!
This is amazing!!!! I love it a lot! Wonderful!
As a working pro (for more than 40 years) I've been searching for a good Impromptu Invisible Deck for a long time. I'm pretty sure that I've just found the best one with Ernesto Melero's version! I'm looking forward to making it happen! Thank you, Vanishing Inc for sharing this one.
If you already know a memorized deck such as Aronson or Mnemonica this was made for you.
Great trick , easy move
There are quite a few ungaffed Invisible Deck routines in the literature. Allan Ackerman, Michael Close and Scott Robinson all have versions just to name a few. Ernesto Melero has come up with possibly the easiest and most accessible version to date. While a stacked deck would help the deceptiveness of the trick the version used to teach the effect would absolutely work as well. At the Black Friday sale price this is a no brainer sale.
Smooth and beautiful. I will be adding this to my closeup set after the appropriate practice.
Efficient, clever, and elegant. A beautiful effect... I love it!
Very good! Much simpler than I thought that it would be and very easy to do the necessary "move"!
And it was only 99 cents! I will be using this one all the time and I think that it is as effective as the original "invisible deck" with the added benefit of ending clean with a deck that can be used for other parts of my routine. The explanation was brief but very good. I highly recommend this one!
I really like the clever thinking and simplicity of the method and cleanup of this trick. That said, although I've attempted a number of times to memorize Mnemonica, I've been unable to get it down. For someone who has learnedit, I think this trick would fry laymen and many magicians alike. I think the alternative method of the provided though easy for me to use, would be less impressive during the final display of the deck after the chosen card is removed. However, not enough of the effect would be lost for me not to want to do it. I think this trick is well worth the small cost to learn it.
This is tremendous. The only real sleight is very easily achieved; it's already in my wheelhouse. The secret is so deceptive, yet so simple. It really is going to be part of my repertoire for years to come. There is no longer a need for a dedicated, unable-to-be-inspected invisible deck. Heck, with a little time and culling, you could set up a borrowed deck and do this trick with that. Now that would be something!
Very clever! At first I had a hunch of how it's done after watching the video but the video looked too clean for it to be the method, was pleasantly surprised.
The teaching is great and everything was perfectly clear.
This is incredibly fooling and yet a very simple concept. I love it very much and believe it is absolutely worth the time and practice I put into it. I sometimes even prefer it to the gimmicked invisible deck. I love that the deck can be completely examinable at the end of the trick and you can move on and perform a completely different routine after this.
An instant favorite. So simple and so elegant
Nice and simple, Recommended!!
So simple yet so effective! Like anything worth mastering; get the timing, angles and the appropriate level of misdirection correct and this looks amazing - Plus it prevents the need for carrying multiple decks!
Also to maximise the impact, it’s worth implementing the use of another tool in card magic, I use Redford’s personally.
Such a simple set of moves. SO much better than the original Invisible Deck as it works with whatever deck you want and the setup is as small as it gets.
This is brilliant! Each time I perform this effect I smile because of the simplicity of it. I love Invisible Deck effects with regular cards and this has got to be one of the best. I found the move is a bit 'knacky' but is one you can practice while watching TV etc..... In a short time you will master it and be ready to blow some minds. What I really like is the fact that after you have taken the deck out of its case your spectator can change their minds! Not something you can say about many other methods. There is no 'clean up' to worry about either. Yes you will need a stacked/mem deck but I use new deck order. I tell the spectator that when I originally opened the deck I found one card face down, which was strange, and could they use their intuition to tell me what card it might be. Great opening effect. Mr Melero I take my hat off to you sir - genius!!
Time to throw out that 12.99 gaffed deck that can't be examined. The best part of this is that you can continue doing magic with the same deck after the effect. For real...if you're at all experienced with card magic, card sleights,and misdirection you will likely replace your gaffed deck for this little gem.
I'll agree with the reviewer above and say that this was the best $10 I've spent on a single magic trick ever. The method is great, and the move is not too difficult to learn, but will take a bit of practice to get it looking really good. At least in a close-up setting, this is way better than the traditional gimmicked invisible deck, for sure!
As noted this is not an impromptu effect. It requires a setup. Maybe "The No-Way Invisible Deck Routine" would be better suited. This does not detract from the fact, I was tricked, and I can see myself using this. I would also add since this is not impromptu the slights and moves required could be eliminated by using a single gaff card, (In fact I have more than one gaff type in mind) easily removed at the end of the trick without any heat, and then the deck could continue to be used in a normal deck routine without it. I am of the mindset if the effect can be done and remain fully examinable without any sleights, then don't use sleights. If it were not for the setup required, and coming up with rationale to have some alone time with a borrowed deck I would not be so forward about using a gaffs. For me personally, I doubt I would find myself in a position where I would need to perform this with a cold deck. Regardless of method used, I highly recommend getting this. At $10 its worth every penny and more.
Marvelous, simply maevelous.
I was a bit skeptical... It sounds a bit too good to be true. I was proved wrong though. If anything, the trailer shows a worst case scenario! Really enjoyed learning it. Anyone who has basic card handling skills should be able to do this within minutes.
LOVE THIS! This is the best $10 magic trick/ download I've ever bought
It looks exactly like it does in the trailer, ever time. It is easy, has no angles, and in my opinion looks cleaner than the regular invisible deck. Amazing.
I think that the title is a little misleading, because there is a setup required, although the way it is set up is completely up to you. What I took away from this effect more than the invisible deck is the handling/move that is taught. I Can see this being applied to other routines that I know and will be taking that for other things. Overall good video.
Although I have the feeling that the trailer is somewhat misleading because it hides or omits the essential movement of the trick, the effect itself is as surprising as that of the typical invisible deck, but without it being such. It has the advantage of being able to be examined after the routine and being absolutely clean, but I think it is advisable to point out that the essential switch that must be produced is not absolutely invisible. If the spectators are very attentive to the stack of the deck, the flipping will be noticeable. Another solution could be to keep both jokers on both the top and bottom and simply turn the deck. In any case, the effect would have to be rethought to make it 100% deceptive.
I appreciate the invisible deck for what is is. I have seen different takes on using a non-gimmick deck for the invisible deck. I have seen some on penguin live lectures but this one surprised me on how simple. It's not completely impromptu but deceptively simple. The tutorial was well done.
This trick was definitely worth the $12 without a doubt! Most tricks I buy leave me disappointed with the method, but this trick was not at all like that. Yes, it was not exactly what I would have wished for, but still leaves a great impact on your spectators. I immensely dislike it when a trailer hides a crucial part of an effect that without would not be possible. On the other hand, looking back at the trailer, the angle in which the trick was performed was probably the best angle the trick could have been performed and would not be the situation you would be in. Nevertheless, the sleight which is executed sometime during the performance is almost invisible to a casual spectator. Saying this, if your spectator is constantly burning your hands, you can still perform the sleight if the proper angles are executed. As with any magic trick, once the magician knows the secret, he will think the trick to simple and a complete waste, but if properly performed to an unready spectator, will receive the same, if not better reactions the traditional invisible deck would produce. I will definitely be adding this trick to my starting routine. 4/5 stars!
Unfortunately you cannot spread the cards like in the classic invisible deck. There is a stack, but there are alternative ways to do this without any stack. This is an excellent effect, definitely a favorite I will practice and preform!
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effe asks: That's great, but how much difficult is it? Does it requires particular sleight of hand like palmings, ect...?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: On a scale of 1 (easy) to 10 (hard), I would put this at a 6, maybe a 7 if you are new. There is one major sleight and a minor move involved. With study and practice this should be achievable by anyone.
- 2. Andrew answers: This response scared me a bit. However, I still purchased this trick. Boy am I glad I did. The move is BRILLIANT and I would say a 6 for a brand new beginner. But a 4 for anyone that's comfortable with the classic moves, double lift etc.
William asks: How much time is required to do the setup?
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- 1. Dottore answers: A rough guess would be from one to three minutes, depending on your skill and speed.
Stuart asks: Please clarify. The routine is referred to as "Impromptu," but one of the posts here refers to set-up time. Is this a "set-up" that is done under the nose of the spectator?
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- 1. Clyde answers: Classic Deception
- 2. Dottore answers: At the end of the description: Note—Although Impromptu Invisible Deck uses a normal deck, it is not technically impromptu. A set up is needed.
Matt asks: Hi. If using a memorised deck, could I make a decision to do this effect (rather than another one I might choose if a different card were named) after the card is named. Or is the set up such that the performer has committed to doing this effect before asking the spectator to name a card? Thanks
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- 1. Carlos answers: The spectator has a free choice. There is a setup. The magician can do this effect or anything else. Personally, I think it works best with a Bart Harding stack (clears the awkwardly looking finale). If you call that "a memorized deck", the answer is still the same: you can opt do it or not, but there is no obvious reason why you wouldn't want do it, because it's very impressive (again, I think the finale can be improved with a stacked deck, mainly BH.
- 2. Patrick answers: Almost. There is a small thing you would have to do when you take the deck out of the box, but that would be very easy to do on the offbeat, and could even be played as an honest mistake you fix out in the open. To summarise: Yes, but a tiny modification to the setup would have to be done in front of the spectator.
stuart asks: Does this use a specific stack or can I use my regular mem deck; eg Tamariz?
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- 1. Alejandro answers: Please email email@example.com for this kind of question
Jonathan asks: The trick is a very good substitute for the gimmicked, original version. Yet I have a few concerns and questions that arise from them:
1. The somewhat awkward and unnatural "riffling to spot the turned-over card" is suspicious (and may even take longer in a certain deck-related scenario, which I won'd disclose as it hints on the method). How can I properly justify it to the spectator?
2. When mentioning this certain deck-related scenario, I'm referring to a set of possible arrangements, in which the "riffle spotting" may take much longer than that on the taped performance. How can I make said "riffle-spotting" as quick as possible (especially concerning said scenario)?
I don't wish to expose any methods, but it'd be helpful to get some ideas from our wonderful community (:
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: 1. No need to justify because the action looks as if you're searching for the facedown card
2. You could put the deck into a memorized deck or a stack that is easy for you to navigate.