Red Herring

Magic download (video) by Benjamin Earl
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Red Herring

10.00 usd

Magic download (video) by Benjamin Earl ($10.00)

Ben Earl caused a SENSATION last year when we released his Less is More hardbacked book, as well as his deck-switching treatise. People know him for beautiful and intricate sleight-of-hand. Today we present a new side of Benjamin Earl, with this wonderful method to locate a freely selected card from a completely shuffled deck.

In a completely free manner a pack of cards is shuffled and a card is remembered. The pack is then given any number of shuffles and cuts, and yet the performer is able to instantly find the selected card.

Running time: 12 mins


Customer reviews for Red Herring

Johnny Tsai

I fooled my friends hard with this one. You only need a normal deck of cards with a few nuances then your ready to go. Highly recommended!


Francois Cloutier

I knew how this trick was done when watching the trailer but I received it as part of a promotion so I'm gonna review it.
It's a really clever and interesting variation of an old principle, much better and much nicer than the one I first learned.

It's super simple, can be done by beginners and starters. The 'setup' takes two seconds, no sleight involved. Can be done with any deck, even borrowed. The ending can be changed to suit your imagination.
And I know from performing it that it really gets awesome reactions.

Video is super clear, short, straight to the points.

If you like what you see, you're looking for something easy but impressive you can do anytime with any deck, then just grab it!


Justin Alan

Simple straight-forward trick. As another reviewer said, it only takes 2 seconds to set up and it's done right in the open. Super simple, but cleverly deceptive.


Dean Bootcheck

It just seems so fair. Of course, it’s not. I’ll be performing this at family gatherings at Christmas. It’s really good.



the trick is really simple but in the meantime really amazing to practice .All is about the psychology behind the effect , and this is why i like so much the staff of Benjamin Earl


This is a really good, easy trick. It feels extremely fair for the spectator, but in the end you will always know the card that they are thinking of of without any hard moves.


Brian Gilman

This is a wonderful and very deceptive key card trick. The video is both informative and entertaining. It was great to see the performance and then get a step by step breakdown of how it was done. Keep these coming!


Sophocles Sophocleous

Simple, smart and deceptive. Can be used as a tool rather than as a trick on its own or as a trick on its own. I got it for free with purchases during Black Friday special.


Dylan Pang

Man this is so simple yet so good! The explanation is detailed enough to follow as well. I personally love self-working effects a bunch and this is one of those MUST get "semi-automatic" tricks for your repertoire.


Stefan Moch

This is a great effect! Easy to do and utterly stunning to the spectators. You can even jazz a bit in the performance. Love this!


michael hammer

The thinking behind this is great and can be applied to other effects. I showed a couple of people and they were speechless.


Daphnis Wang

I'm glad I picked this up. It's really simple with all the work done in others hand and seems really impossible, but the secret work s already so many steps ahead.


yin howe yeap

Simple, yet baffling.
Reminds me a bit of CCC.


Mark Gallo

This trick, like Ramjollock, is really brilliant. The effect on spectators will be all out of proportion to the work involved.
It's easy to understand why Mr. Earl's helper (and I SWEAR I've seen him somewhere else, besides these two tricks...) stomps out of the room at the end, saying "I hate you!" in a loud, clear voice. There is simply no way to reconstruct what has happened.
I think if you were to do this trick at the start of a set, your spectators would get the message pretty clearly--you know what you're doing, you're not using a "trick deck," and they might as well just sit back and enjoy it, because there's no way they can keep up with you.


Keith Ahlstrom

I think it’s a nice quick effect and very easy to do


Felipe Gomes

This short video class have such a powerful yet simple trick that just blowed my mind.


What a great trick! The trick could be performed with no moves whatsoever. The secret setup can be done right in front of your spectator without arousing any suspicion. Mr. Earl also gives some very good advice about how to subtly influence your spectator to increase the feeling of fairness.

All in all this a self-working card location of the highest caliber with some good tips on giving direction to a volunteer sprinkled on top. Highly recommended!