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Apr 30, Thanks a bunch in advance. I think all his books are currently out of print, but some dealers still have some on their shelves. No trees were killed in the making of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Cardshark is my favorite card magic book of all time. The entire book cardehark brilliant. Blind Aces and Time Piece are also great in the right situation.
Cardzhark can’t recommend this book enough. If you see one get it. Richard Kaufman has said on the Genii Forum that he was going to re-release it, but that’s been over 2 years ago, so who knows.
It is worth the money at any price.
All of Darwin Ortiz’s books are great, but to me this one is the best. Richard Kaufman has said on cafdshark Genii Forum that he was going to re-release it. May 1, Blockbuster The Sting If yo don’t find any book, try his 3-dvd set, its excellent! I like Museum piece very much.
Try also Nulda’s Revengea good quick transposition. May 2, This is one of the finest books on professional calibre routines since The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings. The routines in this book really push the boundaries in terms of what is possible with a deck of cards.
I have used many of the routines in my professional work. Here is a list of the routines which I have performed since the book was published in Cardshark is a wonderful book and careful study will improve the way you think and feel about good, strong, card magic forever.
I have to echo Michael Vincents thorough post. Here are a few of my favorites. I managed to get hold of a second hand copy of Cardshark recently. It is a stunning book in my opinion. Among my gambling favorites are The Sting, an amazing triple duke from a borrowed and shuffled deck.
So far I have seen nothing impromptu to touch it save for Jack Carpenters D. Also, The Cross is another excellent deal with the kings arriving to the dealers hand only to then magically appear in the vardshark hand.
The dealer is then found to have the four aces instead. Face Up Centers is a great middle deal demo showing how to deal out aces shuffled to different depths within the deck. It looks very smooth and cardshsrk. From the Cellar is another false deal demo, the bottom deal in fact, with the sprectators being entertainingly led up the garden path into believing the magcian has fluffed the deal.
And I especially like Mr Lucky, a sneeky 10 card poker effect which looks impossible. These last two are not difficult to learn. Of the non gambling routines, Blind Aces is a very entertaining ace cutting effect for the layman and I also like Beyond Sleight of Hand a great sandwich effect, Blockbuster and Museum Piece. A wonderful book and one of Darwins best. Thanks for everyone’s inputs. I really appreciate it. My all-time favorite card book. One of the very few magic books ever written where there is not one single effect that is less than completely stunning.
I’m surprised that only one person has mentioned “The Showdown” I think if I had to pick only one, it would be that, though “Four To One” another cardahark not mentioned above and “Psychotronic Card” are also pretty awesome. I have fooled magicians with these effects: The Cross, The Sting, Blockbuster.
Cardshark (Darwin Ortiz)
May 3, Darwin’s material is so well structured, that if you can do the moves well key point and understand the routine well another key point then you shouldn’t have a problem fooling ANY audience! I have to echo everybodies comments so far as in short the effects in this book are nothing short of staggering.
Even if you never perform any of the effects, reading Darwin’s comments which describe his thought processes behind each trick’s construction and pschology is invaluable and truely an embodiment of all he taught in his wonderful book Strong Magic.
I haven’t seen Darwin perform these effects in person but having the priviledge to see such wonderful performer as Mr. Vincent perform the likes of ‘The Cross’ and then seeing the impact I’ve personally had on people with these effects, I too would rank this as one of the best card magic books of the rotiz.
By the way, in addition to all the superb effects mentioned, I would like to add the elegant New Hitchcock Aces and, one that is not often discussed, the fabulous’Four to One’.
This ortiiz visual transposition between four kings placed under the spectator’s hand and the ace of spades placed in full view on the table. Take the time to master this and the pschology behind it and you’ll have a beautiful effect that will truely blow away laypeople So if you get a chance Yes, it is a fantastic book, happy that I’ve it.
Card Shark by Darwin Ortiz
Many superb routines, I personal like the Psychotronic Card a lot. Hi Maestro, I believe Darwin Ortiz retains the rights to all his publications. It will be his decision to go ahead with a reprint. Edsel, “If there is magic, let it be an art. Kyle Hohn New user 7 Posts. Richard Kaufman has said on the Genii Forum that he was going to re-release it Richard Kaufman no longer has the rights to the book, so if anyone reprints it, it won’t be him.
BrandonWilliams Loyal user Posts. Marc01 Regular user Posts. Darwin pretty specifically states in most if not all of his books that he is only interested in fooling laypeople, and does not care much about fooling magicians.
Cardshark by Darwin Ortiz
He makes pretty impassioned arguments against “Magician’s only”-type effects in “Strong Magic,” and that attitude carries over to “Cardshark” very clearly. That being said, you may still be able to fool magicians with some of the material if you practice it hard enough Ben Train Inner circle Erdnase never had Posts.
If you’re reading this you’re my favorite magician. JanForster Inner circle Germany Maestro Special user Posts. Or is that public knowledge? This page was created in 0.