Shin Lim Performing on Penn And Teller’s Fool Us: The Greatest Performance I’ve Ever Witnessed

If you haven’t seen this performance before, you’re in for a real treat.

Close what you’re doing, raise the volume, and watch Shin Lim’s amazing card magic that he performed on Penn and Teller’s TV show, Fool Us.

Card magic is usually pretty bland these days. Everybody knows what everybody is doing.

New magicians pop onto the scene and offer slight twists in old tricks and sleights of hand, but nothing is really new. They’re just “twists.”

Then… there are those like Shin Lim who kind of created his own category of card magic.

Trust me… you’ve never seen anything like this.

This is what people are saying after watching this performance:

Yes, you will be able to catch some of the things he does. Some of his sleight of hands are pretty visible to people who are proficient in cardistry.

But some of them…. are unexplainable.

Who is Shin Lim?

A very creative and talented card magician would be an understatement.

He’s the reigning FISM World Champion in Close up Card Magic, and won numerous other awards for close up card magic.

Honestly, I have no idea how he performed some of these moves unless he invented a new piece of technology that none of us know about.

This is not a revealing video. I’m not even going to try to explain how he pulled off some of these moves.

But he does reveal a lot of them himself through his online shop.

I went through every single one of his products to be honest, and I still can’t explain some of these moves.

The one I’m most curious about is how he changed the card inside the plastic bag just by waving it.

The two cards are clearly signed by the participants.

But this is getting slightly off track, as I’m sure you have no idea what I’m talking about yet.

Watch the full performance

Perfect execution

The way he choreographed all of his moves along with the music is impressive.

I particularly loved the Interstellar theme song in the second part.

I don’t think anybody’s been able to figure out every move in his routine yet. But everything is so graceful, and so masterful that it really doesn’t matter.

And yes, he fooled Penn and Teller.

source: rebelmagic.com

How to perform a False Cut? (Complete Easy Tutorial)

false cut

Primarily, false cut used in different and many card magic. It is the name of the move for cutting deck several times within the hand by giving a look that you are shuffling.

You will need to make sure while shuffling you should keep the card in the same exact order in these were before this move.

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It is probably the first and most important first venture for beginners in card flourishes.

Let us tell you everyone is using different or their own way of doing a false cut. There are multiple variations to do false cut. Those magicians have enough skill and experience in handling cards usually incorporate with fancier sleight of hand.

Why this move need to be fancy?

It is important to give the appearance as you are really shuffling the deck. It needs to give the appearance that several shuffling are being performed by incorporating more flourishes and cuts.

But here we are going to explain the easiest false cut today. This one is the perfect for beginners. However, it might look truly difficult at first sight, but believe us you will be the master of this move in just a little practice.

DO A FALSE CUTS FOR BEGINNERS

This video illustrate us how to do a false cut for beginners. Here are the following steps::

Step 1: Take a stack of card and shuffle it normally,

Step 2: Hold on and then split the stack and take a quick pee in the last card by just rotating it in same hand.

Step 3:Now place this stack below the other pile by flipping it and putting a finger in between the two stacks.

Step 4: Now take another pile and again peep in through the last card and then put it up on the second pile and in the mid of the process flip the last pile and see the card .

Step 5: Now flip the last pile and place it above all the piles so that all the points are determined.

Step 6: Now take out the lower most card then the one where finger was placed and the top most and here you are with the known cards.

Thats it.

Watch below More Detailed in video

How to do this false cut? Video

Do you want to learn false cut, but do not want to practice much then the above mentioned false cut is the perfect for you.

Here we will tell the easiest false cut ever. This move of false cut is extremely easy and do not take enough to be a master. However, this move is not at all fancy, and sometimes people might catch that you did not perfectly shuffle the deck.

The move of false cut is extremely fun to do once you master it. As I have seen new magicians, who are practicing the false cut, and then they gripped card flourishes.

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Card Throwing – the Simple “trick” to Do This Right ( Complete Guide )

I saw a couple of card throwing tricks on here which was very good, but after wasting a long time watching the instructions I was going nowhere.

After some work, I concluded out the simple piece that was juggling. You should not try to throw the cards but spin them!

Here you Watch Quick Video 😉

What are throwing cards?

A fusion of card throwing awesomeness — with a sonic scream. Card throwers destroy dozens of decks while practicing their throwing. … Banshees are the result of an unyielding attention to craftsmanship and the first ever playing cards that are the new standard to creating impact with your card throwing.

Watch card throwing tricks explained in Video

Step 1: Getting Started.

All you need to get started is a deck of cards and someplace to throw them. I would suggest around indoors where you won’t knock stuff over and break it.

Any cards will do, I used inexpensive crappy paper ones and expensive plastic coated ones and didn’t notice a lot of difference.

The main Points to keep in mind are:

*Don’t attempt to throw the card! This seems silly but this is precisely the error I was making. The card has no weight and if you attempt to throw it like you would a heavier thing it will flutter for a little and soil about 2ft away. You will need to twist the card and this activity all comes in the wrist. The faster you are able to spin the card the better it will fly!

*You are going to need to place some forward motion in your forearm but this is a gentle, relaxed movement merely to provide the card some forward momentum.

*You will need to keep your arm and wrist very relaxed. The entire motion does not require plenty of force and you’ll most likely realize that the harder you try and throw the card the less likely you are to succeed.

 

Step 2: How to Hold Card (Card Throwing).

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The following page shows the two ways I held the card. Both worked for me but you could find one works better than another for you.

The first way was to hold it between your indicator and middle finger in a small diagonal using the tips of your characters on the corner of the card. When you throw it you want the card to pivot around the ends of your characters to give it a spinning movement.

The next way is truly very near the way I hold cards when I am dealing. As you throw it you use your index finger to bring the spin.

Step 3: Throwing Technique

As I said the entire purpose is to have a relaxed, smooth, arm motion to provide the card forward momentum and a relaxed snapping of the wrist to provide the card spin.

You barely have to move your arm whatsoever. The image below shows you the motion that you would like. Do this gently, trust me it’ll work much better this way then trying to put plenty of weight on it.

As soon as you have the technique down (which if I’ve explained this properly should be on about the 2nd or 3rd card you throw) you can get decent distance on each and every card.

The more you practice the quicker you’ll have the ability to twist the cards and the farther and faster you will be able to make them fly.

Check out: Simple Card Forces

Here are Few Questions you Might Find Interesting

 

How do you throw a card fast?

Snap your wrist forward. In one fast, smooth motion, swing your arm forward from your shoulder and step into throw like throwing a baseball to get the most power and accuracy out of the card. At the end of that motion, unroll your wrist, spreading your middle and ring finger slightly to release the card.

What is the world record for the longest card throw?

The current world record for farthest card thrown is held by Rick Smith, Jr. who threw a card 65.96 meters (216 feet, 4 inches) on December 2, 2002. This is also the current record for the fastest throw, clocked at 148 kilometers per hour (91.96 mph).

 

How do you throw a card?

With your index finger resting on the top-right corner, place your thumb and middle finger on opposite sides of the card, pressing in on the middle towards each other. Make a peace sign with your dominant hand and clasp a card between the two fingers. Bend them over the top slightly and throw.

How do you deal the cards?

Deal the first card to the person on your left. Toss the card face down across the table to the player. You may also lay the card on the table and slide it to the player. Continue dealing cards to players in a clockwise direction

Do you deal clockwise or counterclockwise?

Dealing is done either clockwise or counterclockwise. If this is omitted from the rules, then it should be assumed to be: clockwise for games from North America, North and West Europe and Russia; counterclockwise for South and East Europe and Asia, also for Swiss games and all Tarot games.

Is clockwise to the left or right?

clockwise (typically abbreviated as CW) motion is one that proceeds in the same direction as a clock’s hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to theleft, and back up to the top.
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