By Henry Harrius – Thursday, April 28, 2022
We requested a few of magic’s best minds to share with us their favourite card methods. This week is the flip of Henry Harrius. You might know him from his merchandise, Dice in Bottle, Rubik’s Dream, and Magnet-0. Over to Henry:
My favorite card methods. It is a actually powerful query!
As a good skilled magician, my spectators have already set a sure
expectation on how robust my magic must be. Being identified for my Rubik’s dice
magic and magic on numerous social media platforms, I’ve to have a repertoire that
is robust sufficient to stay as much as their expectations.
I’ve a really clear mindset to separate “magic for formal conditions” and “magic for
informal conditions”. To me, my formal magic contains my business reveals and my
walkaround strolling magic. They’re my thousand-timers and normally have been
carried out for greater than 10 years. Each element is nicely thought out. That is what my
shoppers are paying for and so they deserve the very best of the very best. However, I
deal with my informal magic as one other artform. It’s like a “interest” aspect of me. They’re
normally methods that I’d at all times carry with me and I’d carry out on a regular basis
after I go to a bar or anyplace. Fairly often, they’re very sensible and simple to hold.
With that in thoughts, I’m pleased to share with you my prime three favorite methods and
how in another way I’d select to carry out them in several conditions. If somebody
had been at hand me a deck of playing cards, the primary trick I’ll do is…….
Bold Card + Thriller Card Field
To carry out formidable card and plenty of extra robust signed card supplies, I ALWAYS
carry a mini sharpie on my key chain.
My model of formidable card may be very conventional, with a number of phases and ends with
Vernon’s Bent Card Dealing with. It is extremely cliché however formidable card ….. DOES KILL! I additionally
carry out Bold Card after I do desk hopping and in that case, I normally finish this
with my creation Thriller Card Field (those that have been to my lecture would
know!). The signed card would seem contained in the taking part in card field far-off from me.
For impromptu conditions, I even have a sleight of hand model that serves me actually
nicely all through the years.
Again in Time / Triumph + Timeline
Jay Sankey’s Again in Time is my FAVOURITE triumph I’ve ever learnt. I’ve been
doing this for greater than 10 years. It’s unbelievably good! Most magicians overlook
this impact and deal with it as one other triumph. Nevertheless, It’s a lot way more than
that! Your spectators genuinely really feel the “again in time” expertise and this
expertise is much past any regular card trick. It ticks all of the packing containers. Misleading,
convincing, any deck, anytime and will be accomplished rise up with no desk. What extra
are you able to ask for? For a few years, when somebody arms me a deck of playing cards, that is
one of many prime methods I at all times carry out.
Then about 2 years in the past, my good good friend Kieron Johnson despatched me his Dice in Bottle
impact “Remoted”. Within the tutorial, he teaches a REALLY GREAT Triumph. Within the realm of
triumphs, I believe that’s the BEST I’ve ever seen. I don’t need to say an excessive amount of, however
that’s now develop into one in all my prime issues to carry out casually. When Patrick Kun was
creating his improbable app “Timeline”, I launched him to this triumph. I imagine it additionally turns into one in all his favorite issues to carry out too. So any longer, I can hit
the viewers tremendous arduous with this triumph along with Patrick Kun’s Timeline.
On a aspect notice, let’s take a second to understand how nice an app timeline is.
Just lately, resulting from Covid 19, I’ve discovered I virtually forgot many of the methods I can do
with my cellphone. Nevertheless, I nonetheless bear in mind how you can use Timeline because it’s too easy and
too simple to make use of. Magicians appear to complain about its worth however they’re overlooking
the impacts and experiences it may give to the spectators. Actually, the app is so good
that I’m prepared to say I’m really glad there may be one much less particular person proudly owning this app!
Two playing cards transposition/ David Williamson’s Torn and Restored Transposition
Every time you’ve gotten a reproduction, you’ve gotten your self a bloody miracle! Two playing cards
transposition is easy, direct and simple to grasp. Typically, I carry out this trick
totally on strolling conditions as I favor not bringing out a deck after I’m not
working. I at all times secretly hold duplicates within the deck throughout desk hopping. Nobody
would ever suspect and that’s how I can begin this miracle anytime.
Torn and Restored Transpo by David Williamson is one other beast of its personal. A number of
phases… plus a bloody wonderful ending the place you restored the cardboard. It is one of many
greatest card methods on the planet…for my part. There are various torn and restored card
impact on the planet however let’s be trustworthy…Torn and Restored Transpo is the one factor
that I’m utilizing and really performing.