Card College 1&2 Personal Instruction Lesson 21: The Crimp


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 21 of the Card College 1&2 – Personal Instruction video course in card magic.

It discusses the Crimp, a concept that like many others came to magic from the gambling table. Correctly and sparingly used, it will deceive even the most sophisticated audience. In this lesson we’re going to look at some of the most practical and safest applications of the Crimp and how to get in and out of them.

Furthermore you’ll be able to enjoy the performance of a superb card trick, a time-less piece in the repertoire of many successful professional card magicians and mentalists, that elegantly combines deft sleight-of-hand with smart timing and psychology. This is followed by a detailed discussion that will convey to you all the information needed to perform this advanced card miracle, which will leave any audience simply speechless.



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 21, “The Crimp”, contains:

  • Techniques
    • Crimp with Index Finger
    • Crimp With Heel of the Thumb
    • Crimp With Overhand Shuffle
  • Tricks (Performance)
    • Psychic Stop
  • Tricks (Explanation)
    • Psychic Stop

The “Psychic Stop” combines clever sleight-of-hand with timing and psychology. The spectator herself deals cards one by one and stops at any card, which turns to to be her previously selected card! Sounds impossible? See the performance and subsequent explanation, and then learn to do this miracle-class effect.

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

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