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Magic Slapping

Trick Courtesy of: Brandon Neff (

Original Author: Unknown

Effect: A spectator chooses a card, returns it to the deck, which is shuffled. The magician places a packet of cards in the spectators hand, and begins slapping the cards, knocking them out of his hand. The remaining card is the chosen one.

First, you must force a card on a spectator (I recommend the Double-Cut Force). The card is returned to the deck. The magician then scans the cards openly in front of the spectator, apparently double checking that the card is there. The spectator is not to reveal the card, nor make any sudden movements or motions. Simply let the magician look. Upon finding the card, fan out a few more (let's say five), and cut the deck at that point. Now, the card is 6th from the top (because we cut the deck at that point). Now, simply deal off six cards. Have the spectator form a fist about waist-high. Place the first card between his first and second finger. It does not have to be in tight, but tight enough that it won't fall out. This card is the chosen card (at least it is if you dealt off the singly the 6 cards). Place the other cards (one by one) in the same manner ON TOP of the chosen card. When all is in place, tell the spectator to lightly grip the cards as you proceed to sl! ap at them. Cards should begin to fall away. When one card is left, have the spectator show it around. It is the chosen card. The audience will think the cards fall at random, but they actually slide off the bottom card. NOTE: Remember, as with any trick, to personalize this trick. It's VERY deceptive and EASY!

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