Card shuffling is essential if you want to be
a magician or just want to do card tricks. It is very important to know
how to do it so that you look credible in the eyes of your audience.
The effect can also look beautiful when done
properly. Card shuffling
tricks take it a step further and allow you to perform tricks
fool and amaze.
One of the shuffling tricks is called
“false shuffling.” You would use this if you needed
to keep a card where you want it in the deck.
Split your cards into two
piles and “riffle” them together. The upper half
should be bigger than the lower half so that the lower will finish
shuffling through before the upper half gets there. That way the cards
you wanted to be left in place will not truly get shuffled.
Another of the card shuffling tricks will
leave your deck completely untouched. Shuffle the cards, but make sure
that only the corners are touching.
When you go to put the two halves
of the deck back together you can make sure to quickly undo the corners
and slide the halves back on to one another without the audience being
any the wiser.
Yet another method is to do an overhand
shuffle. Pull cards up and drop them back into one hand. Then, hold the
deck in your left hand.
When you go to shuffle make sure that you
the top card. If you’re turned slightly the audience will not
be able to tell what you are doing!
No matter which shuffling tricks you decide
to use you’ll always need to make sure that you become a
master of diversion. If your routine is very dry and stale your
audience will notice the tricks you are doing. It would definitely ruin
things if they saw you manipulate the cards.
Thankfully, this diversion usually
isn’t very hard to do. Most people expect the trick to happen
after the shuffling, and not during. If your trick requires you to use
shuffling in order to prepare things you’ll usually get away
Card shuffling tricks are incredibly useful
simply because people aren’t used to seeing them. They just
expect the shuffling to look nice and will wait in anticipation for
your card tricks.
Always make sure that you practice as hard
as you can
because you’ll definitely want to impress people when
you’re doing your trick.