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The Art of Switching Decks

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The Art of Switching Decks
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AuthorRoberto Giobbi
PublisherHermetic Press
Publication Date2013
LanguageEnglish
Pages153
 

The Art of Switching Decks: A Guide for the Beginner and the Expert is a 2013 book by Roberto Giobbi, published by Hermetic Press. It is the most complete single source of information on deck switches to date, with 30 different techniques explained, and an extensive list of references to other switches in print. The book was released with a companion DVD of Giobbi demonstrating and explaining some of the material.

Contents

  • Page ix: Foreword
  • Page 1: Terminology and Structure of the Deck Switch
    • Page 1: 1. Terminology
      • Page 2: Dress Map
    • Page 4: 2. Structure of the Deck Switch
      • Page 4: The Diagram
      • Page 4: Infrastructure
      • Page 6: Logistics
      • Page 6: Technique
      • Page 6: Clean-up
    • Page 7: Categories of Deck Switches
      • Page 7: Mechanical Deck Switches
      • Page 7: Technical Deck Switches
      • Page 8: Switches Depending on a Trick
      • Page 8: During the Trick
      • Page 8: On the Offbeat between Tricks
      • Page 8: Substitute Deck Switches
  • Page 10: Table of Deck Switches
  • Page 11: Basic Principles
    • Page 11: To Keep Decks Apart
      • Page 11: Separators
      • Page 11: Double Pockets
      • Page 11: Tactile Separator
      • Page 12: Memory Aides for Location
    • Page 12: The Finger-Tongs Switch
    • Page 14: Grips on the Cold Deck
      • Page 14: Flat-Palm Grip
      • Page 15: Tenkai Grip
      • Page 16: Deep Dealing Position
    • Page 16: Body Hold-outs
      • Page 17: Chair Hold-out
      • Page 17: Crook of the Knee Hold-out
      • Page 18: Sock Hold-out
      • Page 18: Trousers Fold Hold-out
    • Page 19: Anchor a Shuffle
      • Page 19: Remember, You Shuffled
    • Page 21: Delayed Performance
    • Page 21: How To Prepare a Sealed Deck
  • Page 23: In-and-Out Deck Switches
    • Page 23: The Pocket-Search Deck Switch
    • Page 26: The Looking-for-Pen Deck Switch
    • Page 28: The "Topless" Deck Switch
    • Page 29: Th Rapid Deck Switch 29
    • Page 31: The Ninja Deck Switch 31
  • Page 33: Behind-the-Back Switch
    • Page 34: Presentational Ploys
      • Page 34: Here's Your Card!
      • Page 35: The Visible Invisible Deck
      • Page 35: Demonstration
  • Page 37: The Pocket-to-Pocket Switch
  • Page 41: Turning Around Deck Switches
    • Page 42: The Imaginary Deck
    • Page 43: Sign a Card
    • Page 43: Please, Show Your Card
  • Page 45: The Partagas Switch Plus
    • Page 45: Triple Partagas
    • Page 48: Two-Pocket Partagas
  • Page 51: Hugard's Changing Packs
  • Page 55: Because the Cards Know
    • Page 56: An Expert Finale
    • Page 57: Bonus
  • Page 59: The Ribbon Spread Deck Switch
  • Page 63: The Relax Lap Deck Switch
  • Page 65: Chaid Adjustment Deck Switch
  • Page 69: The Money Switch
  • Page 73: The Mani Pulite Deck Switch
  • Page 77: Flip's Deck Switch
  • Page 81: The Chivalrous Deck Switch
  • Page 83: The Gambler's Coat Deck Switch
    • Page 85: A Variation
  • Page 87: The Joker Deck Switch
    • Page 88: Bonus
    • Page 88: Variation on the Joker Switch
  • Page 91: Red- and Blue-Deck Switch
  • Page 95: The Real Pseudo Deck Switch
  • Page 101: Himber's Razor Deck Trick
  • Page 107: The One-handed Switch
  • Page 111: Casing the Deck Switch
    • Page 113: Handling Variation
  • Page 115: The Simplex Deck Switch
    • Page 116: Handling Variation
  • Page 119: The Cool Man's Deck Switch
  • Page 123: The Trojan Deck Switch
  • Page 127: The No Switch Deck Switch
    • Page 127: More No Switch Deck Switches
      • Page 127: Professional Gamblers
      • Page 128: New Deck
      • Page 128: International Performer
      • Page 129: Card Collector
      • Page 129: Advertising Cards
      • Page 130: Casino Cards
      • Page 130: Jumbo-Index Deck
      • Page 130: A Bit of History
      • Page 131: Deck Kaput
  • Page 133: Brief Additional Ideas
    • Page 133: The Rubber Band Ploy
    • Page 133: Do-as-I-Do
    • Page 133: The Tossed-Out Deck Switch
    • Page 134: The Mirror Glass Switch
    • Page 134: The Hollow Receptacle Switch
    • Page 135: The In-and-Out Switch
    • Page 135: The Sting Deck Switch
    • Page 135: The Drawer Box Deck Switch
  • Page 137: Selected Sources for Switches
  • Page 145: It's Not a Deck Switch, But...
    • Page 145: Carney's Card in Balloon
    • Page 145: C. Rawson's Mental Broadcast
    • Page 146: Hugard's Example of Presentation
    • Page 146: Staring-Him-in-the-Face
    • Page 146: Luka's Airborne Again
  • Page 149: The Lota Bowl Switch
  • Page 151: About the DVD

References



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