The Thick Card Project

By Liam Montier
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The Thick Card Project

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Thick Card - a double thick playing card used as a locator card, a peek device, an automatic double lift facilitator, a break-less control gaff and a sleight free forcing machine!

The thick card is one of the most overlooked and underused gaffs in magic. Simple and inexpensive to make, yet massively versatile, this innocuous creation is a powerful replacement for sleight of hand. With one dropped into your working deck you will be armed and ready to perform controls, forces, multiple lifts and peeks all without ever holding a break!

The Thick Card is like the swizz army knife of gaffs - it can do so much, yet is all but invisible in the deck. You can have your thick card in play all day long. The deck can be handled by the spectator. It's undetectable from every angle, and it's 100% locatable with touch alone. (No more panicked triple checking that you cut at the right place!).

This single gaff card will elevate your routines to a stratospheric level - now you can perform forces, controls, peeks and multiple lifts with the cleanest possible handling. As you never need to hold a break, you are free to put the deck down. You can shuffle, cut and mix the deck and still be in complete control of the cards!

On 'The Thick Card Project' your host, Liam Montier, will teach you how to use this most venerable of gaffs . Learn over 90 mins of techniques, tips and ingenious applications. Then delve into the collection of ten incredible routines.

Basic Techniques:

  • The right way to make a thick card 
  • Which cards to use for your thick card 
  • How to cut a thick card to the top of the deck 
  • How to cut a thick card to the bottom of the deck 
  • Control a selection to the top of the deck 
  • Control a selection to the bottom of the deck 
  • Having selections made with a thick card loose in the deck


  • Overhand Shuffle Control 
  • Double Overhand Shuffle Control 
  • Another Overhand Shuffle Technique 
  • Controlling a selection to 2nd from top 
  • Harry Riser's Mistake Control 
  • Advice on using different controls 
  • George Kaplan's Fan Cut Control 
  • George Kaplan's Triple Cut Control 
  • Steve Bedwell's Pinkie Count Control 
  • Advice on making the most of the clean handling


  • The Riffle Force 
  • Riffle Force For A Selection 
  • The Dribble Force 
  • Using The Dribble Force As A Control 
  • The Cross Cut Force 
  • The Stop Force 
  • The Peek Force 
  • Advice on using a light touch

Double lifts and peeks:

  • Hit Style Double Lift 
  • Tabled Double Lift 
  • The Pros & Cons Of A Thick Card 
  • Top Peek 
  • Bottom Peek 
  • Centre Peek 
  • The Wind Up Gag Peek 
  • Letting Your Spectators Handle The Deck


  • Your Card Plus 4 Aces (Rovi) 
  • Cards In Harmony (Rovi) 
  • Surprise Speller (Bert Allerton) 
  • Xray Eyes (Jean Hugard) 
  • Xray Location (George Kaplan) 
  • Without Sight, Without Knowledge (Rovi) 
  • Emotional Reaction (Dai Vernon) 
  • The Biddle Trick (Elmer Biddle) 
  • Expert Card Technique Reveal 
  • Bonus - Liam's full multi-phase Multiple Selection routine

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Customer reviews for The Thick Card Project





From my other purchases, I've learned Big Blind Media and Liam Montier always provide excellent, thorough, and helpful tutorials. This was no different. What a useful tool to improve all of your tricks and slights. Using this utility will give me even more confidence when I'm performing.



I bought this as a download. I very much like the way Liam teaches. His instructions on making a thick card were clear and I made one in just a few minutes. He had some good insights on what card to use. He also explained very clearly how to use the gaffe. The tricks he discusses can also be used with other types of gaffes too such as breathers. Nothing against Liam's teaching technique, but I thought the possibilities with the thick card are a little limited.



The DVD is really packed full of great content.

The gimmick they give you is worthless. Throw it away and build a new one.


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