The most valuable weapon in any card magician’s arsenal is CONTROL.
Learn these 13 card controls step by step on DVD with master card controller Chris Nevling.
1. Shuffle Control
Bring the spectator’s card to the top of the deck after shuffling it.
2. Break Control
After cutting the spectator’s card into the deck, it ends up right on top again.
3. Dribble Control
While dribbling the deck on the table, randomly toss the spectator’s card within. the card ends up on top of the deck.
4. Add a Card Control
Add the spectator’s card to the center of the deck. Square up, and their card goes right back on top.
5. Elevation Control
The spectator’s card elevates from the middle of the deck to the top.
6. Switched Selection Control
The spectator’s card is placed into the deck, and switches to become the card on the top of the deck.
7. Just Below Control
After placing the spectator’s card somewhere into the deck, their card appears just below the top card.
8. Spring Control
Randomly place the spectator’s card into the deck. Spring the cards into your other hand, and their card jumps to the top.
9. Buckley Fan Control
Fan the deck, placing the spectator’s card into the center. Close the fan, squaring the deck, and their card returns to the top.
10. Middle Pack Control
Fan a small packet of the deck, and place the spectator’s card within. Then, place the packet into the center of the deck. Their card will remain on top.
11. Convincing Bottom Control
Control the spectator’s card from the middle of the deck to the bottom.
12. Dribble Sandwich Control
Dribble half the deck onto the spectator’s card, loosing it somewhere in the deck. Then, their card ends up back on top.
13. Two Half Tilt Control
After loosing the spectator’s card within the deck, control it to the top.