1. ACE SHAKE
2. CARD IN BOTTLE
3. CARD THROUGH WINDOW TRICK
4. COIN BITE AND RESTORE COIN TRICK
5. COIN VANISH

ACE SHAKE

This trick is for intermediate magicians

This trick was performed in David Blaine's second special where he made the spectator sign a card , the card was put back in the pack and was made to appear from between two aces.

Secret:

Give the spectator , the two red aces and tell them to hold them.

Fan out the deck and tell the spectator to touch a card . Square the deck up leaving their card stuck out to be signed and shown.

This is because you secretly put the card into "palm position" when you square up the deck so you can easily palm the card when you want to.

It must stick out of the lower corner of the pack meeting your inner thumb .

Let them sign the card and then hand them the deck , secretly palming their card.

After they are convinced that the card is well lost in the deck , ask for the two aces and sandwich the face down palmed card between the aces , showing only the aces face up.

Tell them to hold the deck openly and start to shake the aces directly over the pack , tell them to watch their card rise from the deck into the two aces , shake a little more loosely and the card will appear to their amazement.


CARD IN BOTTLE


Effect:

A spectator signs a card, the card is placed in the deck, and the cards are all shuffled. The Magician throws the cards at a bottle behind the spectators. The one signed card appears in the bottle.

Secret:

Beforehand, David Blaine showed the spectators a different card trick involving the same spectator signing a card of the same number and suit that is forced when showing the card in the bottle trick following after the card trick. He then keeps the card and does another trick not involving cards, and slips the signed card to one of his camera men or lights crew. The guy then puts the card in the bottle. While David distracts the audience with the trick. Then he goes on to perform Card in the Bottle, and the card is forced, signed, and the trick is done. The magician throws the cards at the bottle, and holds on to the card that was JUST signed, so when he tells someone to look at the bottle, everyone is distracted, and he slips the card into his pocket.


CARD THROUGH WINDOW TRICK

Effect:

The performer asks the spectator to pick a card without him seeing the face and replace it in the pack.

The pack is then shuffled and the performer is apparently unsuccessful in locating the card.

After a few attempts ,the cards are thrown against a window in a fit of rage , on looking at the window , the chosen card is seen to be sticking to it , even more surprising is the fact that the card is on the inside of the window.

Preparation:

You will need two identical packs of cards and a willing helper.

Method:

This trick should be performed in an area with a large window nearby and with the spectator facing away from the window.

The spectator is asked to choose a card from a pack , memorize it and without showing you , replace the card in the pack.

The pack is then shuffled and and a couple of attempts at "is this your card " tried followed by a look of disbelief when the spectator tells you that it is not their card ( this is all part of the act as you don't and don't even need to know the card).

After a few attempts you fake an angry outburst and making sure the cards are squared up , throw the pack broadside at the window , where they will hit the window and fall to the ground except the chosen card which is sticking to the window.

Your helper was already positioned behind the window and spectator and had an identical pack of cards. He was able to see the chosen card and took the duplicate from his pack.

A small piece of looped sticky tape or magicians wax was attached to the duplicate card and it was stuck to the inside of the window.

The helper should then have walked away from the window.

This trick creates a real surprise but it is important to pick up the fallen cards quickly and to pocket the original chosen card.


COIN BITE AND RESTORED COIN TRICK

Effect:

David Blaine borrows a coin from the spectator he then puts the coin in his mouth and bites half the coin off. He show the half bitten coin to the audience and then blows on the coin and it magically reappears.

Secret:

This is a very easy trick to do, but it does require a special coin. The special coin has been designed to fold in two places.


The front of the coin looks normal from distance, but if you look closer you can would see two cuts in the coin..


This picture shows you what the coin would look like without the elastic band holding it together. The coin is divided into three peices

If you fold one of the coin flaps over it would look as though the coin has been "bitten" in half.

When you let go of one of the flaps the flap springs back to it's original place so it looks like the coin has been restored.

COIN VANISH

David Blaine was seen in his TV special to visibly vanish a coin that was on a spectators outstretched palm , without touching the spectators palm and by waving his hands above the spectators palm.

This looks very impressive and is performed by using a gimmick called " The Raven" which is available from good magic suppliers and is a worthwhile purchase for those of you interested in street magic.

Effect:

Magician borrows a quarter, puts it in a spectators hand, waves his hand over it and it disappears. He shows his hand empty after it.

Secret:

There is magnet on the end of a pull going up his sleeve. He switches the borrowed coin with a magnetic coin. He waves his hand over the spectators hand, magnet picks up the coin, he lets go of the magnet, it flies up his sleeve with the coin, then turns his hand over and shows it empty.