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I searched for videos of it for a few minutes but turned up nothing. However this book teaches how its done.
Brilliant. To learn card magic, I'd recommend the books Royal Road to Card Magic and or Card College by Robert Giobbi (VOLUME 1) . If you can afford it go for the DVD set Royal Road To Card Magic by R. Paul Wilson (does not include the book). Both the Royal Road and Card College are essential for starting out with card magic. Some of the venacular may seem dated, if in doubt look up the moves on youtube, but study the books first, please do not rely on youtube for this
I'm replying quite late, but I don't think you want to gift him bicycle decks. He's probably already got enough of those and would continue getting more. I think it wouldn't be special to him. He would really appreciate some fancier decks as a gift. Please take a look at www.theory11.com or www.ellusionist.com for some decks. Most of them are $10 so a fair bit more expensive than the regular bicycles. www.artofplay.com has some wonderful ones as well, broader range of prices. Multiple copies of whichever deck you select would be worth it, because he would never use a fancy deck if he had just one.
Its also worth checking with him on which books he has already. Royal Road is very popular and he might already have a copy.
An example gift I would set up, priced at around $30(not including shipping costs) :
3x Aviator Heritage Edition (Art of Play) [$21]
2x Knights Playing Cards (Ellusionist) [$20]
1x Royal Road to Card Magic (Amazon US store) [$11]
So since the dawn of youtube, you can pretty much figure out and learn any introductory and intermediate trick. The thing is, that is only half or maybe even less because you have to be a better presenter.
I think the clandestine nature of the hobby is important only in that some of these tricks are so simple it undersells the performance if people know how to do it. Penn and Teller is amazing becasue they can still work in the explanation into a performance.
Professional magicians will safeguard their secrets more closely because it is apart of their act. The days of people stealing and sabotaging other magicians is sort of antiquated since magic is no longer premiere entertainment.
If you want to learn magic...get a pack of cards and read this cover to cover.
I recently bought the Royal Road to Card Magic. Here's the link I bought it from: https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Road-Card-Magic/dp/0486408434/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=royal+road+to+card+magic&qid=1621263905&sr=8-2 I bought the paperback version, and it seems really good. (I haven't started reading the parts where it teaches you moves and tricks yet.)
Tip for a beginner: buy an Invisible Deck. https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Deck-Bicycle-red/dp/B002MI1B38/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=invisible+deck&qid=1621263995&sr=8-5 Absolutely amazing effect.
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Here's some beginner tricks that I learned from YouTube when I first started:
Don't know what its called but the title says "Slop"
Three Card Monte this one is a bit more difficult. Make sure you practice this so you don't flash a card!
For novinces, these tricks are all fine and good, but you should really get proficient at sleights. I can't recommend The Royal Road to Card Magic (and its on sale right now!
The Royal Road is what I used (along with Complete Card Magic with Gerry Griffin and a Royal Road Deluxe Edition that they've stopped producing ^(you can still find dvd's on it but not the specific one I have). However, the book is better than both of these, although they are good for reference should you get stuck or confused on a part). The royal road is very very good. A good investment and teacher
If you want specifically card magic, This book on Amazon is the Dover edition and highly recommended.
For DVD, get the one by R. Paul Wilson, titled 'Royal Road To Card Magic by R. Paul Wilson'.
If you want a more general magic kit, get Joshua Jay’s The Complete Magician Kit.
I'd recommend getting it. Also get Royal Road to Card Magic. Hugard and Braue make card magic incredibly available in that book. If you wanna do coin stuff, David Roth's Expert Coin Magic is also amazing, but you could probably find it cheaper than that listing.
Read this book.
I think it's in Royal Road.
Or an e-book version:
get this and card college for now.
And you are set for the next few years easily.
It really depends on your skill level.
If you're more of a beginner, The Royal Road to Card Magic (mentioned elsewhere on this page) is a great introduction to the subject.
Card College is another great resource. This five-book series provides much more in-depth information on all aspects of sleight of hand, and as such is valuable regardless of whether you're a beginner or an advanced card handler.
Finally, if you already have a little skill, Expert Card Technique is a fantastic resource with tons of great tricks that will fit your criteria.
Hope that helps!
I know how it's done. He's actually using some basic card slights and basic misdirection. The reason you don't want to know, is because it's stupid simple and it would really ruin it for you. :)
If you are interested in learning card magic, this book has everything in it you need to know to reproduce this trick.