Lateral Thought Of Cards Across by Dani DaOrtiz (Semi-Automatic Weapons Project Chapter 11)
Dani Daortiz shares with you an unbelievably direct Cards Across routine that will teach you the principles to help develop new effects. A brand new deck is opened, the jokers are removed, and it is handed out, and a spectator deals through half of the deck. The other half is shuffled and held by the spectator. The other half is shuffled by the performer, and a couple of cards are handed out to be memorized by the spectators. These cards are returned to one half of the deck in what are apparently random places, and the packet is shuffled again! The performer asks the spectators to memorize the position of their cards in the packet, but when the packet is counted through, the cards are not there. The packet that has been locked in the hands of the first spectator is counted through and discovered to somehow have two extra cards, and those cards are exactly the two selected cards.
This lesson, just over 20 minutes in length, might be one of the most powerful tricks in this series. Not only is it easy to do, but the routine will also give you confidence in miscalling and other performative informational techniques to create false realities for your audience. Key takeaways for the student include:
The Double Deal
A simple sleight that accomplishes this amazing Cards Across effect. Combining this deadly move with the shuffles and sleights already described in this series will allow you to perform a squeaky clean Card Across. For those who know this move, you’ll learn a fascinating method that allows you to confidently deal through a packet while vanishing the target card.
This effect isn’t just strong. It’s a kick in the face, and you don’t just learn a single method. Dani takes you through not only his preferred method, but multiple additional methods of performing the same effect so that you can perform this miracle in any environment and under any circumstances.
You will learn to give your audience the reality that they want to believe, and then you will use this reality to astonish them. Dani will walk you down the path of lying through your teeth in the service of the impossible. Once you understand Dani’s principles of Lateral Thinking, you will learn to build worlds that your audience will believe to be true so that you can perform miracles.
Lesson Eleven of the Semi-Automatic Weapons series features incredibly direct Cards Across that you don’t need to be a master sleight-of-hand artist to perform. This is arguably one of the most powerful effects in the series and a piece of magic that will train you to become a better performer every time you share it with your audience. You are about to become privy to the secrets that make the magic of Dani DaOrtiz so disarmingly devastating. It’s time to go to school with Dani DaOriz in the tenth lesson of The Semi-Automatic Weapons Project.