Card College 1&2 Personal Instruction Lesson 8: The Glide


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

It will teach you one of the most venerable sleights of classic card magic, the Glide.

If you think you know this already and deem it old-fashioned, you will be in for a huge surprise as you study this lesson. Correctly understood and skillfully executed, the Glide is as efficient and deceptive as a Second Deal (very difficult) or a Double Lift (much overused).

Furthermore you’ll be able to enjoy the performance of one of the best card tricks, which can be found in the repertoire of many professional performers. Because the difference between an amateur and a professional is, that the latter knows what an effect is. And this one is superb! The performance section is followed by a detailed discussion that will convey to you all the information needed to perform this easy, yet baffling miracle.



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 8, “The Glide”, contains:

  • Techniques
    • The Glide – with many details of handling
  • Tricks (Performance)
    • The Coué Test
  • Tricks (Explanation)
    • The Coué Test

“The Coué Test” is one of the ten best effects you can do for a lay audience and is given here with a time-tested, engaging and amusing presentation. It proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Glide is as modern as ever, and elegantly solves a classic card problem, that of imperceptibly switching one card for another.

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

Technical Information

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