Monday, March 24, 2014

When strangers perform card tricks for you on the GO Train

Uploaded on Oct 17, 2010
Dude on the GO train was showing me some card tricks, so I asked if I could videotape him. How does he do it?
- Paul Darling


Anonymous said...

amazing stuff. always have been impressed by anyone who can do something like that.

there is a magician named ray xu in mississauga. he performs at east side marios every week at the one by winston churchill and qew. he goes table to table and also entertains those waiting for tables.

he does similar stuff if you're ever interested in seeing this kind of stuff up close.

perhaps GO can hire this guy in the video to entertain us during those boring commutes.

TomW said...

This is a good one. If you don't want to know how it's done, stop reading now....
Only four cards have blue backs, the rest have red backs. The ones with blue backs at the top one at the start, the card you take (which isn't a free choice), the card underneath it, and the bottom card. (For the 'force', he has a finger stuck in the relevant part of the deck form the very start, letting him split the deck in the exact right place).

The shaking around 0:57 allows him to slide off the top (blue) card and conceal it slightly lower down. Then when he fans the cards at 0:59 to reveal red backs, he only shows the lower half of the deck.

It's a nice trick :-)
Any questions?