Card Sleights



False Cuts

A false cut is a cut which looks as though it rearranges the order of cards, but the order of cards does not change. For instance, you may place the spectators card onto the top of the deck and give the deck a 'cut' to lose the card into the deck, but it stays on the top.

Swing Swivel Cut


Shuffles

A shuffle involves thoroughly mixing up a deck of cards, usually to demonstrate to the spectator that you do not have the deck in any particular order.

Overhand Shuffle

Hindu Shuffle

Riffle Shuffle


False Shuffles

A false shuffle looks exactly like a shuffle, except it does not shuffle the cards at all, they remain in order.
Some false shuffles may simply keep the top card on top, or the bottom card on the bottom.

False Overhand Shuffle

False Hindu Shuffle

False Riffle Shuffle


Passes

A pass is a technique used to secretly bring a card (usually one chosen by the spectator) to the top of the deck. The card is usually placed into the middle of the deck and the magician secretly moves it to the top.

Double Undercut

Classic Pass



Forces

Forcing a card is the process of allowing the spectator to select a card apparently at their own will, but they are really selecting a card chosen by the magician.

Cross-cut force

Hindu Force

Riffle Force

Classic Force

Glide Force


Peeks

Peeks are ways of secretly identifying a card without the spectator knowind. Usually a card chosen freely by the spectator or a keycard.

Riffle Peek


Other Sleights

Double Lift

Triple Lift

Pinky Break

Pinky Pulldown

Palming

The Glide


General Terms

Peeks are ways of secretly identifying a card without the spectator knowind. Usually a card chosen freely by the spectator or a keycard.

Dealers Grip

Biddle Grip