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David Blaine Card Jump To The Top

David Blaine is known for performing this very visual card sleight where a chosen card placed in the middle of the deck, always returns to the top.

The effect:
The top card of the pack is turned face up to show it to let the spectator see it and then turned face down, removed from the top and replaced in the centre of the pack. David Blaine then squares up the deck, clicks his fingers and the card is shown to have returned instantly to the top of the deck.

Basic Methods And Ideas To Help You To Do The Card Jumps To The Top Trick?

This trick uses a good working knowledge of a sleight of hand known as theĀ double lift. This particular sleight of hand is one which does need a fair bit of practice to perform it smoothly and without any fumbling or hesitation but the investment of time and effort will be well rewarded as it can be used in lots of card tricks. You can learn how to perform the double lift sleight, hereĀ  .

When the David Blaine is showing the top card, he is actually performing a double lift to show the card that is really second from the top of the pack.

The magician then simply removes the actual top card and places it in the centre of the deck thus leaving the card which he has already shown, on top of the deck.

This process can then of course be repeated as often as needed or the spectator's chosen card can then be produced at a time in any way that the magician wishes. This is a really cool effect in the hands of a master card showman like David Blaine.

There are various subtilties such as a move known as the Marlo Tilt thst can be used in combination with the double lift to turn a simple sleight into an entire performance routine. The video shown above, shows top Youtube magician, The Russian Genius, showing some of these moves in action.

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