Ringing in a Cooler
Magic download (video) by Paul Wilson ($8.40)
A renowned expert on gambling sleights and hustles, Paul Wilson, shows you some of his favorite methods to switch one deck of cards for another. These sleights are practical techniques that, after some practice, will allow you to undetectably swap an entire deck of playing cards right under your audience's nose. When used correctly, these devious techniques can elevate your magic to another level.
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Customer reviews for Ringing in a Cooler
If you do any work with memorized, stacked, gimmicked or gaffed decks you need to know more than one way to load and ditch said decks. This video is a steal for t he price. Paul Wilson delivers what can be considered a short masterclass on the subject. Any of these switches can elevate your magic to a higher level. Needless to say I am very pleased with my purchase.
This tutorial by Paul Wilson is essential for anyone using a cold deck and isn't that everyone who does card magic?
You will learn that there is no need for special props with the methods that are taught, at most just a card box.
Paul Wilson is a great teacher. He explains everything in great detail and the camera work is what you would expect from Art of Magic.
R. Paul is an amazing resource for table workers, as well as a terrific teacher. This video contains very useable strategies and techniques for the tabled deck switch. Highly recommend.
This is a great introduction to deck switching. I do agree with one of the other reviews that the explanations could have benefited from slowing down significantly at times, but it’s not a huge problem. I just had to hit pause and replay a few extra times.
R Paul Wilson does a great job here. I'm very impressed with this video tutorial.
Years ago, I saw a Youtube clip from a documentary. The interviewer was talking to an African-American man who, I believe, was a retired card hustler. This man demonstrated his skill at deck switching and it was the very first time I heard the term "ringing in a cooler". The interviewer was absolutely fried (as was I). It was absolute perfection! It was absolutely imperceptible!!!
I just recently received Roberto Giobbi's "The Art of Switching Decks" and I've only skimmed it. I can't wait to get more into it, but I wanted to find that Youtube clip again. I did a search for "ringing in a cooler" and "deck switching". Unfortunately, I didn't find what I was looking for, but I did find this. Serendipity! It was at a good price, so I purchased it. SO GLAD I DID!
R Paul Wilson is a great guy (I know him personally) and one heck of a great teacher. I cannot recommend this video enough if you're looking into deck switching. He teaches several methods (all on the table). It is well captured and detailed in its instruction. Highly recommended.
Kudos to R. Paul Wilson and Vanishing Magic for this gem.
I've always felt nervous to perform a deck switch, the time I used one, the audience did not notice it, I have this download to thank for that. Several great switches to choose from. Most of them are pretty simple and direct nothing to fancy, but you do not want fancy with an audience burning your every move ;) great download, definitely worth it.
Outstanding as usual
Outstanding tutorial! Very practical and surprisingly easy to perform. As Paul often states the deck switch is all about timing and picking the correct moment to perform the switch. Paul’s tips and subtleties on hand positions is critical and makes this advance card sleight very doable. Great stuff!!
Who better than Paul Wilson to provide us with several practical methods for ringing in a cooler. The hundreds he did filming his BBC television series are probably more than any crooked gambler did under fire in their lifetime.
I particularly like that he teaches methods both for under fire and "on the offbeat." All are deceptive, elegant and practical. His advice on "getting in" and "getting out" is something I have never found in the few other places a cooler has been taught. Thanks Paul, thanks Art of Magic.
This is an excellent video on how to switch a deck in play. Much has been written on this subject as well as a number of videos. However, this video demonstrates some very practical deck switches which could be used by the magician for switching in a memorized deck or that special setup for the final effect.
Seven deck switches are shown, two involving the card box. He explains the how and when. The video is about 20 minutes, for the price, it a fair amount of switches taught. He doesn’t show from where or how to ditch the switched deck, although he does mention what he does. It would have been nice to see a short performance that involved a deck switch and a reveal of the how so as to see the timing and action. But overall, for the price, good enough.
I was hoping for a slow step by step movements.