Magic Card Tricks Revealed - Learn the Secret of Card Tricks by naturalhands

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									Nearly everyone has seen a magician perform a card trick - the tricks are
quite popular and often leave the audience amazed and confused. However,
while some tricks are dependant on skill alone, most magic card tricks
are revealed to be dependant on trick decks. Magicians practice with
these trick decks until they are quite skilled, leaving the audience
wondering how they perform their amazing feats. There are four main types
of trick decks used by magicians, and each type is designed for a
specific type of magic trick. If you've been wanting to add card tricks
to your magical hat, read on.

Magic Card Tricks Revealed - Deck #1

The first type of trick deck used by magicians is known as the stripper
deck. This deck of cards is designed so that the magician can cut to the
card he or she has selected or shuffle a specific card to the top of the
deck without the audience being aware that the magician is manipulating
the deck. Stripper decks work even if an audience member has shuffled
cards, so the magician often uses this technique as an additional level
of proof by allowing an audience member to shuffle the cards at least
once during the trick.


Magic Card Tricks Revealed - Deck #2

Another kind of deck that magicians frequently use is known as a Svengali
deck. This deck works almost completely on its own, making it an
excellent choice for young magicians. The deck looks like a normal deck
of cards, but the magician can manipulate it to make a chosen card appear
anywhere in the deck. Very little slight of hand is required, and this
type of deck is extremely easy to use.

Magic Card Tricks Revealed - Deck #3

Another card deck that is popular with magicians is known as a marked
deck. This type of deck can be purchased, but can also be made at h ome.
Subtle markings are added to the back side of the card, worked into the
decorative picture or design. These markings allow the magician to know
the suite and number of the cards without the audience being aware. When
shopping for a deck of marked cards, be sure that the markings are
extremely subtle and blend in well with the design of the card. After
all, you don't want your audience to figure out the secret to your
magical success.

These are just a small sampling of the types of magic decks avail able - a
deck can be purchased for nearly any trick you'd like to preform.
Remember, however, that learning to use a trick deck of cards takes some
time. Be sure to put in several hours of practice with close friends and
family before attempting your card tricks in front of a larger audience.

								
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