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Learn One Of The Strongest Card Tricks Of All Time: The Two Card Transposition

teacher avatar Mr. Jack of Hearts, Card Magic since 2007

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5 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction and Performance

    • 2. The Setup

    • 3. Explanation of The Trick

    • 4. How To Cut Cards One-Handed (Bonus)

    • 5. Thank You!

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Welcome back, students of witchcraft and wizardry!

This is no doubt one of the strongest card tricks in existence! It is straightforward and simple: They choose a card and keep it between their hands. Then you also choose a card and with a magic gesture the cards change places!

You are now holding their card and your card has appeared in between their hands.

And best of all: This trick is relatively easy to do requiring only one sleight to perform.

So grab a pack of cards and follow along as I teach this gem to you. Plus as a bonus I'll also teach you a fancy one-handed cut!

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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 and Performance: Welcome back and welcome to another card streak tutorial. And today I'm gonna show you one of my all-time favorite cartridge, which is a two cards transposition. And the beauty of fish effect is that it happens in the spectators hands, which is always a big plus. Well, you basically just, the spectator selects a card, takes us between his hands or her hands. And you then also select a card, wave over their hands. And the two cans will have magically switched places. So the spectators than holding your Can't while you have their card in your hand. This is an amazing effect. It's blows people's minds really. And it is at the same time, pretty easy to do. The only slide you'll need is a double lift, which I've covered in another lesson for so. But as a bonus are also teach you one nifty move to clean, clean up after the effect is done, which is a one-handed cut. And I'll also teach it to you in this, in this lesson. So without further ado, let's get started with the performance first. And after that, I'll teach our teachers effect to you. Okay, so in this trick, and the spectator will select a cart by calling on SAP, for example, right here. Cut the cards and we'll have a look at the cart to Spectator tunes was, which in this case is the ten of spades. I'll put this ten of spades in spectators hands. Which user? A box because I don't have a spectator here and I'll take, I also need to, Kant says take an X1, which is the four of hearts. And now i, we'll try to make these two cards change places. And it's done. I now have the ten of spades and spectator in their hand has my four of hearts. 2. The Setup: Alright, so first of all, for this strict work, you need to duplicate cards. So you need any, any card in the deck, you need to them, okay? And then the way you place them on top is one of the duplicates. Then any indifferent cars? Probably it's a good idea to take some Candida's hasn't nights. Nice contrast to the first card. So black one if it's red and vice versa, for example. And then the second duplicate costs, and that's all a setup you'll need for this trick. 3. Explanation of The Trick: Okay, so once you set up your procedure spectator, and the way I do it is I force this top card. So edges, something like a riffle force tells them when to say stop and cut the exact spot. But I'll do another class, an in-depth class on how to force cards. And once it's online, I'll also link it here, but to make it easier now, I'll just say you have three cards on top and you'll just maybe do some faults cuts through another tutorial on some false cuts in the near future. So and if you're not subscribed, already, follow me here and you won't miss out. So you do very easy. False comes is for example, you just go 123 and then you just pick up from here. And most people won't notice if you do to quickly enough. So just cut to cancer a few times. And we're good. So now random cards on top. That's what you say. And you do a double lift, showing them the second card. Okay. So if you don't know how to do a double lift, please check out my dedicated tutorial, in-depth tutorial on the double lift, highly recommended. That's one of the most important slides and all of cart metrics. So check that out and then come back. Then you do another double lift and you give them that cut, which is obviously already one of the duplicates. They put it in their hand, keep it really close to their chest or whatever. And you can even have multiple spectators or put it in one of the spectator sounds and then get all the other spectators to also put the hands around them. So we have 4-5 people holding the current here like that. And then you go, okay. I also need a card so my carbs, I'll just take the next one, which is, which just happens to be the four of hearts, OK. And you do another double lift, flip it back. And now that triggers already, already done. And now you just go next to their hand and go like now, I'll try to make them change positions. And you flip this over. And then they immediately want to look at their card, which is, this hurts just amazing reactions. And it's so easy to sell one of my favorite card tricks. And what I like to do while they're reacting to the fore and to the, to the transposition. And just do a one-handed cut over here. Or if you don't know how to do in 100 countries to a normal cut. So that way if your other, you duplicate is lost somewhere in the deck. So even if they want to have a look at the next two cards, but no spectators and really wanted to do that. So that's really nice and really, really strong effect on just urge you to learn the double lift properly because it's the backbone of this and so many more effects. And it's really worth it to, to do, to know how to do really proper, really well, well executed double lift. So that's that. Thanks so much and have fun with this amazing effect. 4. How To Cut Cards One-Handed (Bonus): So as a little bonus, I'm going to teach you one technique I use quite often to clean up after performing the two count transposition. So what do you, when you're revealing that you now have their selection? And the other way around, you're revealing that you have no vast election. And then the appointing through their hands. Remember, this card is sandwiched between the hand. And then while they are looking at the card and then reacting to the impossible effective just happened. What I do is a so-called one-handed cut, also called the Charlie are cut and it looks like this. And what it does is it cuts the cards. So the four of hearts then was on top before. Now is lost somewhere in the pack. So even if they want to have a look at the top cards afterwards, or yeah, there's sometimes there's a very suspicious person in the audience who says, Isn't that on top or something? Then you can even show the top few counts. So the Talia or 100 cut is actually quite easy to do. I'd say once you get hang of it, but it's not an easy slides by any means. So don't get discouraged if you, if you can't perform it right away, it, it will, it requires some practice. So without further ado, I'm gonna show you how to do it. First off, and this is known as the mechanics grip. But for the Charlie a cut, you need this elevated grip. So like this thumb on the site, extended, pinky on the bottom. Those two fingers along the right side and the index finger along the top. And the way you get from here to there as just by flexing your hand upwards. This part, pushing the cart upwards, grabbing the thumb, extending your thumb and stabilizing everything with the pinky down here. Alright? And if you're not comfortable doing this at first, it can obviously help with the right-hand, okay, next step is to to let go of the about half the cards with the, with the thumb. So you're only touching the top part. And now if you now you're holding the cards just between the index and pinky. Okay, so now if you loosening the grip a little bit here, what happens is that. The cards will fall like this, okay. And they still can't slip anywhere because the Pinky's on bottom and indexes on top. Now, the index comes to the back of the cards, okay? Pushes forward. Now, the cards are only balanced on the, on the index finger so that the thumb can leave its position, allowing this, these cards to pass like this. Lower, lowering, lowering, lowering. And then putting the rest of the talk, I'll show this. I'll show this to you one more time from another view. Okay. So you let go of half the cuts approximately. Now the index finger and goes to the back like this. Okay. And it's kind of hard to show you like this because gravity now doesn't work like it should, right? And the index finger pushes these cuts up. The nail of the index finger is always in contact with the bottom of these cards. Pushes, pushes, pushes. Now the thumb has to leave its position. Let's go over this packet entirely in other to let these cards pass through, okay, right here. So now the thumb lags ago. The cards will be just sitting on top of the of the nail of the index finger right here, like this. And then once they have passed, the index finger can go down, again, down like this. And then everything will fall down and the thumb can help to maneuver this packet into position, closing it. Okay. So once again, it looks like this, letting them fall. Pushing forward towards yourself, rather balancing everything that the firm can go away and downward. Closing. Okay? And once you've mastered this, this is really fast. Okay? You can do this. It can do it a little bit slower, a little bit more elegant. Or you can do this really fast. And a nice, nice thing is you can even do this while dropping this hand to your side. So all the attention will be on these cards. You drop to your side, do this, come back and you're totally clean. Okay. So another another thing too, that will help you a little bit, maybe as two slightly tilt accounts towards the right. So gravity will push them against the pinky. Because if you told them the other way, they will fall off because the, remember, the index finger has to leave its position to push these cards forward so it cannot, can no longer keep the cars from falling this way. So you have to angle them slightly towards the pinky. Okay? Alright, so that's the one Hamlet's cut and a great method to clean up after having done the two counters transposition or just a fancy way, way to cut cards. If you want to be, be fancy or show off a little bit. 5. Thank You!: Okay, so I hope you enjoyed my explanation of the two close friends transposition. If you did make sure to leave a positive review, please, as it really helps other students to find it. And also, as always, if there are any questions left, please leave them below. And alumina, very best to answer all of them. I really hope you enjoyed this effect because I really do. I. Every time I perform cart magic, I also perform this effect. So learn ij practices really well and then go out and perform it for some people. Yeah, I hope you had fun and I hope to see you in the next class until then. Goodbye.