How To Turn Two Cards Over As One - Learn The "Double Lift" (Basics Of Card Magic) | Mr. Jack of Hearts | Skillshare

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How To Turn Two Cards Over As One - Learn The "Double Lift" (Basics Of Card Magic)

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6 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Different Variants of the Double Lift

    • 3. The Pinky Break

    • 4. The Standard Double Turnover

    • 5. The Strike Double Lift

    • 6. Thank You!

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About This Class

This class is all about the Double Lift. It is one of the most important sleights in all of card magic and will allow you to perform very strong card effects.

So let me walk you through the different variations of the double lift, how to achieve a proper pinky break and why you might just won't need one at all.Ā 

Grab a pack of cards and let's get started!

Amazing Card Tricks using the Double Lift (growing list):

Two Card Transposition - They hold a card in their hands that then changes places with another card you were holding:

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Mr. Jack of Hearts

Card Magic since 2007


Hello, I'm Mr. Jack ;-)

I started doing card magic in 2007. Over the years I have learned many useful sleights and techniques, that I would love to share with you. Magic is all about lifting people from the sometimes mundane day to day and letting them experience a kind of child-like wonder again.

So grab a deck of cards and let's get started!

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1. Introduction: Hello and welcome back. Today I'm gonna show you how to do a double lift. The double lift is one of the most important sleight-of-hand techniques and all of cart magic, because it allows you to flip over to cards as one sort of spectator. To the spectator will seem like you're, for example, only flipping over the top card of the deck, of the deck. While in fact you're flipping over two cards at, at once. So this allows you to do a variety of very important, very powerful countries. And today I'm going to walk you through everything you need to know about the double lift. I'll show you several different variations and variants of this technique. I'll also teach you how to acquire a pinky break, which is small break. You're holding underneath the top two cancel more cards, which makes it a little bit easier to flip the cards over. And I'm also gonna show you a technique where you won't need this pinky break at all. So there's a lot to cover. So let's get started and grab a pack of cards and I'll, I'll teach you everything you need to know. 2. Different Variants of the Double Lift: Alright, so today we're gonna learn about the double lift, which is basically just taking two cards as one and flipping them over there. Several techniques to do this. And my favorite one is the strike them lift, which looks like this. Once again, that's two cards because it doesn't need a break. Break is something like that. Where you hold the break and the two or more cards to make it easy to flip it over. But I'll teach you several different variations of this. And I'll also teach you several different ways of obtaining a pinky break. So this lesson will be very, very useful I think. But let's get straight into it and let's start with the different techniques to obtain pinky break. 3. The Pinky Break: Okay. So when you're performing a standard double lift, it's required that you have that you're holding a pinky break, which looks like this. Under the two top cards, if it's a double lift, triple lived would be three cards, and so on. But how to acquire it? Well, there are different methods to do this. Sum. Some a little more difficult than others, but I'll walk you through all of them, or the most important ones. Okay? So the obvious one is just pushing off two cards and when you square up the pack, you just keep a break. And how you do this is the following. You push off two cards to a more cards actually. And when you pull the cards back, we simply push up with your pinky under on the face of the second card, thereby creating a break. And remember, don't avoided brake being too big like this. It should be only a couple millimeters like so. So only the little, little bit of flesh here should actually touch the cards on the side rather than inserting the whole pinky like this. Ok? So once again, push off and when you pull back, push up with your pinky and the heartbreak. Okay? This can also be facilitated with the right-hand square up. Once again, pushing up with the pinky and you have a break. So that's one way to do it. Another way to do this is so-called Thumb count. So what you do is you basically just lifting off two cards with the thumb. And the easiest way to do that is to extend your from all the way as if you would grab the pack in this battle grip. Okay. And then you just take the first card and why the role of thumb inward. You will automatically grab the second card, square them up, and hold the break. Okay? Like this, like this. Like so. And as you can see, this is a little bit more suspicious in my opinion than pushing it off. But sometimes if you have a second card reversed or something like that, you can push it off so you need another technique to do to get a break. And then this comes in handy. And you should really practice it to be quick. And what he also could do is angle the cars a little bit backwards when you do it, so the spectators won't see this card flex as much. Okay. Another way would be not to move the thumb up that much, but rather move the count down a little bit. That's creating a break than grabbing the second one. Squaring up. Just experiment with it, but don't worry about it too much. Most spectators or actually, I've, I've never been caught doing this. So don't worry too much. Okay, and finally, a third and most difficult move is the so-called pinkie count. So what you do is you ruffle with the pinky 12 and then you have a break. Okay? This is really difficult. So you need to practice this a lot. The way you do it is you hold it in the deck and mechanics grip. Then you create by flexing these fingers and moving your thumb out of the way slightly. You create sloped and here, making it easier for your pinky to riffle down, like so. Okay. And then what you do is simply pushed down with the pinky pull-down rather and go take a look if I can. Yeah, like this. You pull down 12 and you're not really looking at the cards, but you can feel it can feel at 12, okay? And then you will know, okay, I have to count. The nice, the nice thing about this one is that you'll actually be able to do this without looking into cards one-handed. Okay, so while you, For example, you, you're giving the spectators account or your receiving selection from them. And while you do this, you already caught the break, okay? Or you can also do this with your hand at your side and so on. Just make sure to and to to practice a lot because you have to be rather quick. I'm not the quickest at this AI, but it works OK. So you go 12 like that and try to do it a little bit quicker. 12 like that. Okay, so that's the speed you're aiming for. And then you have a break and it can proceed to your turnover. But more on that. In the next lesson. 4. The Standard Double Turnover: Okay, so the next part after acquiring the break is to actually turn the cards over. And that's actually quite simple. You simply insert your index finger into the break. Also the middle finger helps. Then gently slide the cars the edge of the card over the top of the pack until it reaches the right edge. And then you simply flip it over. Like this motion. Ok. Once more. Sliding over, flipping. Okay, very natural. One, small grabbing. And thunderous, controlling the cards over here. So you can bend them. Sliding like this, okay? Very natural movements. What you don't want to do something like this. Ok? So you don't want to force the cards over like so there was just one, but you get the idea. You want light touch and the cards won't separate. Index finger on front, thumb over here. So mechanic script, and this will control the cards really nicely. Okay? And there are several different methods for getting ready to turn the cards back around again. There's one letters, the jock, so-called inbox when you don't put the carts flush like this. But you enjoy them like that, that look maybe like so. So now it's really easy to wild squaring up, pull up with your thumb and catch a break. And from there it can do another double turnover. Another method is the opposite. It's an outdoor OK. Looks like this. And then you would, while squaring up with the index finger, pull down slightly. So the card will go into the flesh of the base of your thumb. And this corner will pop up a little bit allowing you to Capsule another break and one more time pulling down like so, flexing the cart between between this corner and this corner actually and creating the break. So why you're sliding back, you also bending it slightly, not that much intensely, but just a little bit and catched break. That's actually the way I do it because then you are able to do it one handed. And that's the double turnover. 5. The Strike Double Lift: Okay, so the final way to achieve the double lift or a double turnover is called the strike double lift, I think. And it's actually my preferred method of doing a double lift because it's totally impromptu, so to speak. It doesn't need a setup, doesn't need a break. So if you're not quite comfortable with the pinky count or any of the other methods or showed you earlier. Than this is a great way to do the double lift and I think it's even more elegant and cleaner than the other methods I showed you. So how do you, how does it look? It looks like this. And that are two cans. So how to do it? You holding the pack in a mechanics grip. Then you're slightly flexing the cards. You're angling the cart. So you're creating this slope here again, similar to what you did with the pinky count, but in the other direction. So this way, so creating this nice slope here. And this allows you to feel actually the cards here with your index finger and to pull up two of them, Let's just practice. Go around, go around here and pick up to, and after some practice you will be, it'll be perfectly able to pick up two cards, can split, split second every time. Okay, so that's, that's very nice. Some tips on how to do this. First, this angle obviously helps. Then the thumb pushes down here, while the other thing is kind of relax a little bit, allowing your index finger access. So especially this, the third finger. And what sometimes helps is if you only pull up one can't at first, then go back down, take another one. And now you have two. Ok. So you take one trip to three, just muscle memory, I guess 12. And now you have it. Ok. But really after sometime, you'll notice it's not that hard to catch two K. Once you have two cards, it's the same as with the other double turnovers are already showed you just inserting your index finger and middle finger into the break and just flipping over the cuts. The nice thing about this is that you don't really have to inelastic the cards because once again, you don't need a break to flip the current spec out. Okay? You want to be doubly sure you can. Obviously, I'll drop the cards and be sure to. And this way, you'll be able to catch a break and you're even more sure to not mess it up. Okay. But once, once, one last time, the ruffling down the, the edge, sometimes in the beginning it can help to really refer down. And then that way and then tried to stop it to okay, so maybe try that. And you get a feeling for how, how much weight two cards are, how much resistance they give, okay, instead of one it's less obviously, three is small and that's another great thing about the strike double lift. You can also easily do more than two carts, three counts, for example. Okay. So you can do a single shift like this. You can do you can do a double lift and you can even to a triple lift or maybe even quadruple lift. Okay, so that's all just practice from then on out. So number triple lift. And sometimes it's a struggle a little bit because I also have to reach around the camera and don't really see the cards that well, but it's not that hard to do actually. It's just practice and letting the cards for until you have the right amount to and after some time, t2 will even be Muslim memory. You won't really need to drop cards. And if you notice, are OK. No, I have too much. Just drop a few and you get to go. Alright, so that's the strike double if for you. 6. Thank You!: All right, so this was my lesson on the double lift. I hope you enjoyed it if you did please leaving a positive review as it really helps other students to find this class. And also if there's anything that's a little unclear, still, please ask any questions you might have down below, and I'll do my very best to answer all of them. Furthermore, I would like to ask you to follow me here because I'll do many more card tricks and I'm sleight of hand techniques in the future. So by following, following me, you get a little notification each time I release a new class. So you won't miss out. For example, the next class I will do will involve the double lift. So this will be a great effect. You will be able to perform already if you've mastered two double lift. So with that said, thank you very much again, and I hope to see you in the next class until then. Goodbye.