This is one great book that I highly recommend.
The advantage with this routine is that Luka builds-in the “readies” so there’s need to hide the preparation for each phase. There’s no climax with a card to envelope, box or wallet. Just five strong phases that are short, sweet and strong.
Luka also throws in a few phases where the cards change directions. You won’t need a table for this one, although you do need to know how to faro shuffle.
As the name implies “The Card To Wallet” is a first rate routine where a signed card ends up in a wallet. The difference here is that there’s no palming. The routine relies on a clever card switch and other means to accomplish the task. It’s among the easiest versions of this classic trick that I’ve seen. Of course, as in most methods you’ll need a special wallet.
With “The Fun Routine,” Luka melds three classic and powerful routines that are explained in detail in the book. By combining these routines, you’ll be “twisting” cards and then transforming them into other cards and finally make them “travel” to different pockets. This excellent routine brings together three great effects that are usually performed on their own, and Luka explains how to seamlessly blend them together.
The rare non-card tricks in the book, “Chromo Balls” provides a routine where balls transpose and change colors and there’s a first rate “Coins Through the Table.” Another great card trick, “The Airplane Card” is Lukas take on Vernon’s “Homing Card” where a card continually finds its way to the magician’s pocket.
“Michigan Monte” offers an excellent no gaff version of “Sidewalk Shuffle.” In classic “Sidewalk Shuffle,” the magician shows three blank cards and a single ace and asks spectators to find the ace, but they’re always wrong. At the end, the spectators find that the magician is holding three aces and only one blank card. This routine is usually performed with gaffed cards, but Luka offers a compelling version that allows you to be completely clean at the end-you can hand out the cards. Furthermore, Lukas says that this routine can be performed with regular-sized or jumbo cards.
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I can’t say enough good things about John Luka’s “Uncovered (Secrets For The Serious Magician).” If you buy just one thing this year to enhance your close-up card magic, this is the item to purchase.
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-Wayne N. Kawamoto
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