Denis Behr - Handcrafted Card Magic (1-2)
Foreword by Pit Hartling
Brute Force Opening
An opener that does its job - knocking the spectators out with three rapid-fire effects in no time.
Control any four-of-a-kind without looking at the faces of the cards.
The Culling Procedure
Plop - The Effect
A Trick for Allen Kennedy
One of the cleanest Center Deal demonstrations.
A strong two-phase four-of-a-kind production with an emotional hook that is a real workhorse.
Finding The Way Home
The concepts and ideas in this section will change your stack-work and make it much more deceptive.
Possible strategies for rearranging cards systematically
A Trick for Allen Kennedy
Way into "The Tantalizer"
Red-Black Division into Stack
Liebenow's Card Peeling
A Gambling Demonstration
An easy gambling routine that can be followed by anybody - interested in gambling or not.
Oil & Water
A real laymen pleaser. Try this routine and you'll want to keep it in your repertoire forever.
Oil & Water Finale
What Daryl's "Ultimate Ambition" is to the Ambitious Card plot, "Oil & Water Finale" is to the Oil and Water plot.
An ultra-clean challenge location to fool anybody.
Handcrafted Card Magic
conceived, written and illustrated by Denis Behr
This is a book that not only justifies its existence by means of innovative material and original thinking, but which represents the mind of a thoughtful and tasteful creator who pays attention to myriad tiny details that can make all the difference between mediocre magic and beautiful illusions. ( ... )
This is the way magic books should be written.
Jamy Ian Swiss (Genii Magazine)
Most card books present handlings or better ways of accomplishing things you already do. Handcrafted Card Magic gave me new things to do in already exceptional ways. This is a great book.
Ricky Smith (M-U-M Magazine)
His hands are so large that he can palm playing cards sideways without the fear of detection.
John Lovick (MAGIC Magazine)
There is some fine thought in this material. My favorite pieces are "A Trick for Allen Kennedy" (a surprise, since I'm not usually drawn to gambling effects) and "Oil and Water Finale". However, there is much else to admire.
The chapter, however, that I predict will stand-out as one of the most important and influential contributions to the study of stacked-deck magic is "Finding The Way Home".
Pit Hartling (Foreword)
Germany's Denis Behr is often regarded as the finest card technician of his generation. He has massive hands and he enjoys highly technical, smart card magic. He has quietly released two slim but dense volumes of card magic that have garnered universal praise.
"The warning," You Can not Judge A Book By Its Cover "is a lie because if a book has Denis Behr's name on the cover you can be sure it is well-written and filled with card magic that will delight your mind, your hands, your heart and your audiences "-. Michael Weber
". Every entry is worthy of the thoughtful cardician's attention Looking for a book of card material that will actually deliver satisfying results You need look no further than this?." - Jamy Ian Swiss (Geniimagazine)
"I promise, I will come up with a really good quote for Denis' new book, but at the moment I am just too busy performing his material!" - Pit Hartling
"Denis Behr does not take himself too seriously, but he does take card magic seriously. In his latest literary effort, Handcrafted Card Magic 2, you can read for yourselves why Denis has to be considered a serious author, for what he writes is interesting and original, with the added benefit that the interesting things are also original, and the original things interesting "-. Roberto Giobbi
"I've examined this material. It is every bit as good as that in its predecessor."
Hardbound with dustjacket, 5.8 x 8.3 inches, about 90 pages
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 17 March, 2016.