Truffle Shuffle 2.0

Magic download (video) by Karl Hein
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Truffle Shuffle 2.0

12.00 usd

Magic download (video) by Karl Hein ($12.00)

The Truffle Shuffle 2.0 is Karl Hein's development of Derek Delgaudio's sensational Truffle Shuffle.

This is, in our opinion, the best in-the-hands false riffle shuffle in existence. While it might look like a normal shuffle, it is in fact completely false. It does not disturb the order of the cards at all.

So, what makes this version better than other in-the-hands false shuffles? In short, all of the small subtleties. Karl has devised a method which makes it look like one half the deck is being legitimately shuffled into the other. In fact, the clever workings mean that the two halves always stay separate. This is a reliable, deceptive and convincing false shuffle that you will e able to incorporate into any of your card routines.

In this download, Karl teaches you the mechanics of the shuffle in terrific detail. The over the shoulder, close-up angle makes the learning experience excellent. It will take some practice as the move is not easy, but if you are prepared to put in the time, you will end up with a false shuffle that you will use forever.

Note: The Truffle Shuffle 2.0 has been released with the gracious permission of Derek Delgaudio.

Running time: Approximately 5 minutes


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  • Paul asks: Where can I find Derek Delgaudio's tutorial on the Truffle Shuffle?

    • 1. Tony answers: It's no longer available anymore
    • 2. Chris answers: If you are a Genii Magazine subscriber, a full write up of the Truffle Shuffle (under "The DelGaudio Shuffle") is available in the online archive (Genii, Oct, 2008)
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  • Alex asks: The ad say, "Karl teaches you the mechanics of the shuffle in terrific detail". But the run time is 5 minutes? Is that the real run time or does it only take 5 min to teach this? Thank you!

    • 1. Tony answers: It's 5 mins explanation video
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  • JD asks: Is this a full explanation I detail of the Truffle Shuffle or does it assume you have mastered the original Truffle Shuffle and is merely a set of refinements? 5 minutes seems very short.

    • 1. Tony answers: I agreed! it's not easy but don't have too many things to do so I think 5 mins is enough
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  • Neal asks: Can this shuffle be used in a Triumph type routine, I.e, face up face down like a Zarrow or Shank?

    • 1. Tony answers: You can use this shuffle for the triumph plot, but I don't think it's perfect shuffle for triumph as the spectator won't see the face-up and face-down cards
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  • Nabil asks: Is this the exact same as the Heinstein Shuffle, just renamed? Leaned the Heinstein Shuffle nearly 20 years ago from the man himself, it’s great!

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It's very different.
  • chance asks: Is this the same teaching from Heinous Collection vol 1 or is this a different video. I already own thee Heinous Collection.

    • 1. Thomas answers: It's the same I think
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  • Brandon asks: How much difference is there between this and the truffle shuffle from Derek Delgadio

    • 1. Dottore answers: For serious card students, a lot. For dilettantes, less.
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  • Gerry asks: Does The Truffle Shuffle 2.0 typically require a cut?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No
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Customer reviews for Truffle Shuffle 2.0



After practicing the move for a week I decided to write this review. First off I really loved the format of this instructional video. As another reviewer stated that people who like to read magic books would probably like this video, and I happen to be one of them so that is probably why I like this format. Basically there are written instructions as he demonstrates the shuffle from different points of views. I found it helpful that at times they highlighted areas of the hands and cards to better understand the handling.

The shuffle itself is very knacky. I haven’t perfected it yet, but I’m close and it does look very deceptive. Overall I liked the video really look forward to adding this shuffle to my repertoire.



This is the best in-the-hands false riffle shuffle I know of. I've been doing it for a few years but downloaded this video anyway, if only to archive Karl's personal touches. I was not disappointed. This is a beautifully made, highly detailed video with no wasted jibber-jabber. One tip: when learning this shuffle as presented here, I simply couldn't do it. Once I reversed the hands — springing the cards from the right hand to the left — everything fell into place. Oh, and I'm right-handed.



Excellent video and shuffle. I really like the way the details are presented before the related video demonstration.
This shuffle is presented for a right-handed person. However, because of how the shuffle is constructed, the key action is probably more natural for a left-handed person. As a right-handed person growing up handling cards left-handed, this shuffle favors my strengths. As an adult I eventually switched to handling cards right-handed because I got tired of "translating" instructions.
This shuffle will take time to master, but it totally avoids the error potential found with many false riffle shuffles.



Awesome shuffle. Performed for my biggest critic, my wife, and asked her, "be honest with me, did that look real?" To which she responded, "What? You just shuffled the cards? What's the trick?"

*Sheepish grin*

Great shuffle. 5 stars.





I have not seen a better false in the hands riffle shuffle than this. As far as learning it, I would say that it is at least at an intermediate level. The video is nice and short while giving you all the information you need from multiple angles in slow motion.





So great! This will become permant SOP for me in all my card work.



really clever. worth my 12 dollars



Karl Hein, you are a genius for coming up with this move. In the past I couldn’t decide between the Truffle Shuffle and the Heinstein Shuffle. This is the best of both worlds. Unfortunately the video has no audio explanation but there are subtitles. It will need to be rewatched because although the video is five minutes it is seriously jam packed with instructions and tips. This is probably the only false shuffle you will ever need. This is genius.





To me this is the most convincing in the hands false riffle shuffle out there. Not easy to do, at least for me. I still have to practice it. You will end up bending your cards a lot which is a little con in my list. If you do a lot of table hopping or if you perform standing up, you will definitely use this. Definitely worth the price of the download.



it's great







This shuffle is awesome and perfect in a lot of ways. However, the training is very low grade. He is left handed I believe and it should of been stated through the written instruction...and just said to reverse them through the process. I am focused on learning this and its seen with one shuffle, one angle when he shows it off and i am having to youtube other people doing the shuffle to learn it and just feel this was really weak. Trying to find other resources because I want to be able to accomplish this shuffle well and right now I am searching other ways. Wanted to review it for that reason.



After purchasing this and comparing to the YouTube demo (Derek DelGaudio´s Truffle Shuffle, March 22, 2011) of the original (extremely well done by some faceless kid in a Beatles T-shirt) I am not entirely convinced that the introduction of the cover card is at all necessary. Also, it comes at the price of shifting the position of the right thumb away from where it is most useful as a pivot point for separating the two packets as they rotate forward. I would recommend learning the original, first, then layering in this version as needed.



You need to know that Karl decided to teach this using an instrumental soundtrack with text. He doesn’t say one word.

If you are used to learning magic from books, this may not be a huge deal. I found it very unappealing. Is it taught in terrific detail? Not in my opinion. I imagine that most (including myself) will find it somewhat challenging to learn this shuffle from this video.

Rudy Tinoco
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I really enjoyed this download and think Karl's development over the Truffle shuffle is pretty good.
Once I saw that subtlety, I was like .. Ohhh nice!
The video format is also OK. I think there is no need for more than 5 minutes in the video. Especially if you already know the truffle shuffle. As others mentioned, it is like learning from a book but better, because you get to see the action.



After 12hrs of practice this still seems miles away from me.
I am a pretty proficient card handler, with 20 yrs experience, but bugger me, the separation of the cards is near impossible at this 12hr stage.
In the video it looks easy, with the cards just seemingly springing themselves apart.
I have watched and re-watched the tutorial but I cant get the cards to spring themselves separate.
They usual just spring all over the floor.
Difficulty rate 9 out of 10.
I have a feeling a lot of people wouldn't be able to get the "nack" of this and will just give up.
I will keep persisting to see if I can get there.



The shuffle itself is a great false shuffle. Its a shame that the explanation doesn’t have any talking involved and misses critical view points and tips that make the shuffle easier to learn. I thought they would of put some good tips and at least had some dialog talking about the shuffle for the £9. A little bit disappointed.



The move itself is great.
The teaching however is poor.
A 5 minute video with no talking, just text. I have a few issues that aren’t addressed during the video and thought there’d be more to the download.

Truffle Shuffle 2.0 by Karl Hein