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Sloppy Card Trick

Learn this powerful card trick, whose beauty lies in the fact that it looks to be performed very casually.

This casual looking card trick has a really powerful finish.

The spectator has a free choice of card from the pack.

The pack is then openly shuffled and cut and the card randomly turned over back to back in clumps.

This disorganized pile of cards then proceeds to make a surprising revelation.

Learn how to do this cool magic trick by watching the free magic trick video tutorial from accomplished magician Mismag822 on this page. It shows the trick being performed which is followed by the very clever but easy enough to learn set of sleights, that set up the pack for a stunning finish.

Step By Step

Pre banding the deck of cards.

The key to this trick is to bend the pack of cards just before you perform the trick.

This will allow you to easily find two back to back facing cards later in the trick.

There will only be one pair of back to back facing cards in the deck for you to find.

Pre banding the deck of cards.

The spectator is given completely free choice of card which they take from the fanned out deck.

After memorizing their card, they are then asked to push the card half way back into the deck. You then push the card fully into the deck and maintain a pinky break under their card

Place small piles of cards on table to appear to mix the ordee of the deck.

Then you appear to shuffle the deck by dropping small piles of cards onto the table. The first pile being the cards above your pinky break. The spectator's chosen card will now be on the bottom of the deck.

.Performaing back to back shuffle.

To appear to thoroughly shuffle the cards even more, perform a back to back shuffle as shown here.

Make sure the last ( the spectator's card ) is placed face down on top of the other cards at the end of the shuffle ( see video above. )

Showing back to back cards.

Show that the cards are well mixed.

Top half of deck should be face to back.

Showing mixed deck.

Bottom half of deck should be back to face.

Finding back to back cards in pack.

Carefully find the two back to back cards ( should be easy because of the bend in the pack ). They will usually be near the center of the deck.

Make sure to carefully return the top pile of cards to the main pack, gently flipping over the pile as shown here.

This is important as this move resets the pack in order.

Spectator.s acrd is revealed.

Use your favorite wizard move i.e snap your fingers or tap the pack with a magic wand.

The pack can then be spread out and the spectator's card should be the only one that is face up

This great card routine requires only a deck of cards and is a useful trick to use in close up magic and street magic.

The real convincer for this performance is that the spectator is convinced that the pack is a complete mish mash of randomly placed cards facing back to back, face to back and face to back. The trick is worth performing, if only to see the look of surprise on their face as the deck is fanned out in front of them in perfect order with only their previously chosen card, face up.

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