The Core

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The Core

12.00 usd

Magic download (video) by Pit Hartling ($12.00)

Pit Hartling performs and explains an extremely deceptive name-a-card trick with a charming presentation. His book is a modern classic full of great material, but the Core is taught here exclusively.

Running time: 11 minutes, 29 seconds.


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  • Boris asks: Is this trick impromptu or does do I have to use a full deck set up (stack)

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    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: If you can do faro shuffles, you can get the deck back into the original order.
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Customer reviews for The Core



WOW -- This is great effect and the instructions were easy to follow and the layout was very well put together. Good job all around



I am very pleased with this download. Sure, $10 is a bit steep for one trick,but it really is a great trick, open to many presentations ( although Pits presentation is a very good one) and I feel I will use this for the rest of my life, so all in all money well spent. Love the method, ingenious !


Reuben Frederick

When I learned what type of method would be used in this trick, I was at first reserved - since I perfer a certain style of card magic; but once Pit got into the mechanics and the explanation (tailored with his easy to follow directions and charm), I gained a new respect for this lineage of card magic and Pit's particular addition to it.




I remember first seeing this and saying WTF outloud. I was stunned. You DONT ever look at the face of the cards during the routine before or after the card is named.

After seeing Pits book "Card Fictions" i knew this would be amazing method wise, Presentation wise and concept wise.

The Method is very very cheeky i dont think i could have ever thought of it.
Work needs to be put into this effect but it is SO well worth it look at it. Its Stunning.

Pit goes Indepth on how to perform and learn the effect yes this will be something new to just about every magician i think. Pit is a great teacher and creator i cant wait to see more from him on the site.

Pick it up!




WOW-A REALLY GREAT EFFECT!! Frankly, I feel that it's one of the very few effects I ever downloaded that is so well worth its price! For $10 you get a very high magical quality effect, based on a fantastic, ingenious method and with the help of the (very, very simple!) mathematics, you will have an unbelievable effect for your spectators! Pick it NOW!!! You will no regret it.



Pit Hartling's 'The Core' is absolutely amazing. It's like an offshoot of A.C.A.A.N. and beautified. The method is deviously clever and so honest looking, it will stump anyone, layperson or magician. I can attest to this from my performing it at the magic shop to both. I will be doing this trick forever in my gigs. Thanks Pit and Vanishing Inc!



The method is absolutely mind boggling. I honestly think I paid too little for this method. I'm really glad to have learned this.



This trick is really ingenious.I had to get this after I saw the video and glad I did. It isn't hard to do at all, just some math in head, but I put the important numbers(if you have this you know what I mean) on the bottom of my card box to glance at if need be. Get this and you wont be sorry. If you use the memorized deck this is a must have.



This is the type of magic I like. A spectator names a card and you find it without any fishing, looking at the faces or even shuffling. Very fooling and the effect is amazing. In my mind, this even beats most ACAAN routines in the market. Why do all the extra stuff when you can just do this?

I highly recommend this download!



This is a vry clever method which he is using an old method, but i have not seen it done in this particular way in a card trick before.
This is very easy to follow the explanation.



The Core by Pit Hartling