The Shift

Book by Benjamin Earl
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The Shift

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Book by Benjamin Earl ($50.00)

In stock. Order in the next 3 hours, 46 minutes and it will go out today!
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Ben Earl (author of one of our most praised books, Less is More) is back with an entirely new book that is an equal mix of new effects and practical magic theory. Along with three full routines, and two new sleights, Ben teaches a series of "practice drills" that he uses to make his sleights both effortless and deceptive. You'll learn:

Spinner: a transposition of two folded and signed playing cards; one held by the spectator and one held at the performer's fingertips. Those who have previously studied Ben's two-card transposition work, will quickly discover that this is one of his most deceptive card transpositions.

Just a Second: Ben's handling of the classic Stop Trick, where the cards are fully shuffled, and the participant gets to stop anywhere they like, yet somehow always find their selection.

Out of Oil: an Out of this World version, where the performer does not touch the deck during or after the participant starts dealing. As with all of Ben's work, the handling is direct and deceptive.

Overhand DPS: Ben's handling of the Diagonal Palm Shift, built into a fair-looking overhand shuffle.

Combination Shuffle: a clever false shuffle, that is both innocent and deceptive.

A New Angle: Ben teaches a small adjustment to how you hold a deck of cards that will improve many of the sleights you execute.

The Art of Practice: at The Retreat Costa Rica, Ben unveiled a number of training drills involving a rubber ball, to help break the tension from your sleights. He teaches all of the drills in full detail here.

Influence and Deception: an essay that discusses deception and its relationship to magic.

Full color, hardback. 110 pages.

 

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  • 1.

    Nigel asks: As this appears to a series, is there any indication of how often volumes are going to be released?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There will be other volumes in this series. However, the book is independent in content - you do not need the other volumes to enjoy the magic.
    • 2. Julia answers: Ben Earl posted on his Instagram account that he has written a further 2 volumes and is working on a third. He also added that he will keep publishing until he runs out of good content. On the other hand, he didn't mention how regularly they will be released.
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  • 2.

    ERIC asks: Can you please list the Table of Contents?

    • 1. Steven answers: Spinner: a transposition of two folded and signed playing cards; one held by the spectator and one held at the performer's fingertips. Those who have previously studied Ben's two-card transposition work, will quickly discover that this is one of his most deceptive card transpositions. Just a Second: Ben's handling of the classic Stop Trick, where the cards are fully shuffled, and the participant gets to stop anywhere they like, yet somehow always find their selection. Out of Oil: An Out of this World version, where the performer does not touch the deck during or after the participant starts dealing. As with all of Ben's work, the handling is direct and deceptive. Overhand DPS: Ben's handling of the Diagonal Palm Shift, built into a fair-looking overhand shuffle. Combination Shuffle: a clever false shuffle, that is both innocent and deceptive. A New Angle: Ben teaches a small adjustment to how you hold a deck of cards that will improve many of the sleights you execute. The Art of Practice: at The Retreat Costa Rica, Ben unveiled a number of training drills involving a rubber ball, to help break the tension from your sleights. He teaches all of the drills in full detail here. Influence and Deception: an essay that discusses deception and its relationship to magic.
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  • 3.

    Yung-Hsin asks: I am a big fan of Ben Earl and I bought his Less Is More just after its release. This new book seems very good too. Can Ben Earl post some videos which show some of the routines or the sleights?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I am afraid that no performance videos have been provided to us. If that changes, we'll add them to this page.
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  • 4.

    Christophe asks: Will this book be released also in a DeLuxe version as it has been for the great book « Less is More » ?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There are no deluxe versions planned, to our knowledge.
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