To Market his TV special, Real or Magic, David Blaine Seemed on the Jimmy Kimmel show. There, he revealed why Harrison Ford kicked him out of his house and other disappearing card tricks he played on celebrities.
During His interview, he performed a disappearing card trick that astonished the audience and left Jimmy Kimmel speechless. If you see the comments, it actually made people feel that David Blaine has supernatural powers.
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What was the trick?
David Asks Jimmy to choose a card. Following that, the card that he picked is actually imprinted on the sharpie that he gave to him before the trick.
Jimmy Then signs the disappearing card and David sets it at the center of the deck. He asks the viewer to mention a lawsuit aside from the one on Jimmy's selected card.
Instantly, As David squeezes back on the deck the deck starts to shrink. Cards vanish from the deck right before everyone's eyes. David turns across the deck and each suit is now the one that the audience randomly called out and at the center is Jimmy's card.
Let’s watch the performance first.
So how Did he do it?
This Trick likely isn't the ideal choice to perform on live tv since there is a whole lot of room for error.
Step 1: Pairing the Card
When David asks Jimmy to Choose a card, it was really forced on him. You are able to see the pinky break he has on the deck until he spreads the cards to get Jimmy to choose.
Jimmy Was going to choose the 7 of clubs no matter what.
Don't worry about forcing the card or having it appear on the sharpie. This is another move that David added in only for a better effect. You don't have to force a card on these, also it doesn't have to be on the sharpie.
They can select whatever card they want. They could show you, or They can decide not to. It doesn't matter. The effect of this trick is in eliminating the additional suits, and using over half the deck disappear before the spectator's eyes.
Step 2: Eliminating the other suits against the deck
This is The insecure part. He's got to change the complete deck he has now to one which has only hearts.
The camera angle isn't clear on David so it could be hard to notice, but see as David asks Jimmy to sign the card. He gets up marginally from his seat and switches the complete deck with the ready one.
How did he understand the audience would choose hearts?
For Those of you wondering, yes it was hearts all together. Thus, how did he know the woman would choose hearts? He did not.
Watch The video again and watch how he chooses his voice when he tells her to name a suit. He doesn't tell her to mention a suit that the deck will change into. He says, "Name a suit, any lawsuit... to ELIMINATE."
Therefore, In the event the girl said something like diamonds, he could say, "Ok, now name another suit."
So, yes It was very fortunate that the woman picked hearts right away, so the effect of this trick was way greater.
Step 3: The Sleight of Hand Grip That Makes It Look Like a Full Deck
This Move is the thing that makes this trick what it is. It is a sleight of hand that lets you spread out the cards in the deck to make it resemble a complete deck, even if you only have about 13 out of the 52 cards in your own hand.
It will Take a lot practice before you can even try it in front of an audience.
Watch disappearing Card Trick Tutorial below
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I have Read around many forums and discussion boards about discussing this single trick.
There is One thing which makes this trick look so cool. It appears hopeless and unnatural into the human eye. There's no plausible explanation they can produce on how you did the trick.
People Who watch that are convinced that David Blaine has supernatural abilities. That's how powerful this suggestion is.
It will Take a long time to practice, yes, but it is going to certainly be worth it