Card College 1&2 Personal Instruction Lesson 17: The Palm


Card College is considered by many to be the most important and influential work on sleight-of-hand card magic for the beginner and the expert. With these videos the author personally coaches you. It is like taking one-to-one lessons!

This is Lesson 17 of the Card College 1&2 – Personal Instruction video course in card magic.

It will teach you one of the five cornerstones of modern card magic, the Palm (the other four being false shuffles, controls, forces and the top change, all taught in this course). The ability to palm cards is indispensable for some of the most astonishing card tricks you will ever perform.

Furthermore you’ll be able to enjoy the performance of “Homing Card Plus”, a trick that has been adopted by many professionals since its publication in Card College Volume 2. This is followed by a detailed discussion that will convey to you all the information needed to successfully perform this classic miracle. The sleights used are beautifully imbedded into the solid technical, psychological and dramatic construction of this gem.



Roberto Giobbi presents Card College 1&2 – Personal Instruction.

With Roberto Giobbi, based on the material from his books Card College Volumes 1&2, updated and expanded.

Lesson 17, “The Palm”, contains:

  • Techniques
    • Top Palm (single card)
    • Top Palm (multiple cards)
    • Concealing Palmed Cards (several methods)
    • Replacing Palmed Cards (several methods)
  • Tricks (Performance)
    • Homing Card Plus
  • Tricks (Explanation)
    • Homing Card Plus

“Homing Card Plus” is an audience-tested and highly entertaining close-up effect, which can even be performed in a parlor situation or on a small stage. It contains several of the techniques taught in this and in previous lessons, so you can learn how to effectively apply them in real-life situations.

The detailed explanation also discusses practical concepts such as presentation, communication, timing, misdirection and all those things that will help you understand the causes and the essence of card magic.

This video lesson is completely self-contained; using the Card College book as an additional learning tool can be helpful, but is absolutely not necessary. This video course has been conceived with all those in mind who prefer visual instruction to reading.

Lesson 17 contains professional-caliber material and information. If you are willing to think and to practice, you will obtain extraordinary results.

Technical Information 

This lesson comes as an MP4-file and is compatible with almost all currently known systems and devices.

The size of this MP4-file is ca. 197 MB; you can stream-view it online, or download it to your favorite device, from where you can enjoy it anytime offline.

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