Original Author: Unknown
Intro: This trick requires a force and a slight of
hand. The sleight of hand is known as the "glide"
and the force can be any force you like to use.
The force I use is two simple cuts, remembering the top
card. Once the top card is secretly known ask the spectator to
cut the deck. Take the cut part, turn it over and place it on
the top of the remaining portion. Have the spectator cut the
deck again, below the other cut. Turn it over and place it on
top. Fan the cards to the first card back and say "this is
where you cut to, so that's your card." That card is the
original top card!
Step 1: Have the spectator memorize that card and
place it back into the deck. Offer a shuffle to anyone
watching, it doesn't matter where the card is because you
already know it!
Step 2: Fan through the cards and make 1 cut so the
chosen card is 4th from the bottom. Let no one see where you
cut the cards.
Step 3: Show the bottom card and ask "is this your
card?" Obviously it isn't! Place this card on the table face
down. Put the next card on the top of the deck and say "I'll
put this card on top for magical purposes." Show the bottom
card again and ask "is this your card?" Once again it isn't.
Now is the first "glide".
glide and place what should be the chosen card on the
table. Put the next card on the top and say the "magical
purposes" line. Place two other cards on top of the cards on
the table using the same M.O., not necessary to perform the
Step 4: Take the 4 cards on the table, square them
glide position. Give the spectator some line about
not believing them, but make sure they don't tell you their
card's name. Show the bottom card, and ask them if it is their
card, they'll say no and be getting frustrated. Don't put that
card down, perform the
glide and place the chosen card on the table, and
place the next card on top. Follow the same pattern through
the next 3 cards. When just two cards left turn them over and
say, "either of these?" The spectator will say "no," place
them both on the table.
Step 5: Reveal each card asking "was this you card?"
The final card turned over will be their card! If they ask
"how'd you do that?" Say, "It's magic!"
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