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James Galea And His Epic Card Trick [Video]


How the hell does he do this? [Off topic, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO I-A-B”S OWN NAZ14. THE GREATEST NAZ OF ALL TIME! –FANCYLAD]

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Date: 01/23/10 07:35 AM

53 Responses to James Galea And His Epic Card Trick [Video]

  1. Profile photo of Tearon
    Tearon Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    Link: James Galea And His Epic Card Trick - How the hell does he do this?
  2. Profile photo of silverwing23
    silverwing23 Female 13-17
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    January 23, 2010 at 7:45 am
    That`s better than any magic show i`ve ever seen. He is really good.
  3. Profile photo of kainz
    kainz Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 7:55 am
    my mind is blown.
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    SLC77 Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2010 at 7:58 am
    awesome. can`t wait for people to explain this on the comments. haha
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:05 am
    the fudge...
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:17 am
    awesome
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    xlnc14 Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:18 am
    that was effing awesome :|
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Note to self: Check IAB before work, not after.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:31 am
    Well I know how he possibly did the hand one (during when the cam cut away swich hand direction while saying "like this"), but the card one lost me... I have no idea...
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    rafaelbn Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:48 am
    I think this card trick ban be the best I`ve ever seen! Very weel done!
  11. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:49 am
    I need a what the hell card
  12. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:52 am
    I need to know how to do that. That was the best thing ever.
  13. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:55 am
    That was one awesome card trick
  14. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 8:58 am
    that was amazing, "What the Hell" made me laugh so hard.
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    Uncertainty Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Nifty! I think my friend showed me this trick once...
  16. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Hoooooly poo!

    I need to learn how to do THAT.

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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 9:45 am
    The deck is stacked. Then you can watch him do the false riffle shuffle. Cutting cards does not change the sequence no matter how many times it`s done. When the spectators are done cutting he cuts the deck one more time himself to put the original card back on top, again making the deck in the same order that it was (you can see him do this). He then just tells a story that match the order of the cards as they were when you first saw the deck. Before anybody tells me I`m wrong, there are two choices--what I`m saying is correct, or he is truly magical.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Happy birthday Naz!
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    kaidb Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 9:55 am
    @doug yes the deck is stacked and he knows their specific order but in all reality the cutting the deck does change the order, it puts several of the top cards on the bottom. the key to this trick is that every time he finishes a sentence he picks up the deck and cuts it between two and four times, and looks at the bottom of the cut. In that way by the end of the speech he knows exactly what he`s got.
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    repression Female 13-17
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:05 am
    that was pretty awesome actually.
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    ohthedrama Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:05 am
    I always love it when videos like this come up and people clamor to tell you how it`s done and prove to you it`s not magic. IT`S NOT MAGIC!! It`s a trick. It`s an illusion. Of course there is a method. Good for you in knowing the method. It`s not about knowing how he did it, it all about the fact that what he did is pretty damn hard.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:10 am
    I think it`s real magic this time
  23. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:16 am
    I`d like to see more from him!
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:23 am
    i like him
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    DjEsrever Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:56 am
    lol thats sweet
  26. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:57 am
    @doug1963aaa,

    No Sh|t? Wow, your powers of observation astonish me. Whats next? Are you going to explain how most movies use CGI and animation? Douche

    Love the talent it takes to make these tricks work!

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    briirox Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 11:11 am
    I know how he does the arm thing, but the cards.. idk. x_x
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    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Yey! Thanks for the Birthday wish Fancy/website!
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Happy birthday Naz!!!!!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    Kewl! I like.
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    stephg08 Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    that`s pretty impressive actually
  32. Profile photo of vapor13
    vapor13 Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    You`ll notice when he cuts the deck he puts the top half back on top. Impressive slight of hand live but YouTube gives away some secrets.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Happy Birthday Nazi!!!! may fancylad be kind to you on this day!
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    I need a what the hell card...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Happy Birthday!
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    culberto Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    vapor13, thanks for the heads up. FYI, it`s called a sleight of hand.
  37. Profile photo of doug1963aaa
    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    @Kaidb--no, cutting does not change the sequence--take a fresh deck and cut it 100 times, then cut once more so the Ace of Spades is in front again--the sequence has not been changed.

    @Ohthedrama--no it`s not hard--he used two simple moves, the false riffle shuffle and a one-hand pass--both of which can be observed in the video. He could have made it even simpler by using a $4 "stripper deck" to facilitate both. I could teach you how to do both moves using one of those in about 10 minutes. The hardest part was prearranging the deck before hand, and remembering the ridiculously contrived story.

    To all--Jean Hugard`s "Encyclopedia of Card Tricks" (Dover Publications, 1937) has an entire chapter on effects like this. In particular, this is a version of "The Adventures of Diamond Jack" (page 242-243).

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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    Dammit, I still don`t know how he did the arm thing.
  39. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    It`s still real to me!!!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Forget the card trick - how did he do that thing with his arms?
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    swemmel1971 Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    The arm trick is easy.. at exactly 1.10 in the video when he say "just clench ya fists mate` he spins his left arm completely around. It`s no coincidence that camera also picks this moment to zoom out
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    superdud3 Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    yah dude hes right when they zoom out he points at a dude and says the clench your fists thing and he switches his arm when he moves it back after pointing good catch dude :O
  43. Profile photo of Javien
    Javien Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    Holy poo, I learned that card trick about 15 years ago.
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    GosuPaul Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    I think the most amazing part of these tricks is how smoothly they execute them. One little blip in dialogue could ruin the whole mesmerizing feel.

    Skillz.

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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    January 23, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    Cool...
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    alikabul Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    If you cut the deck on the middle and put the second part on top you don`t really change the order of the deck. You just change the starting card. For instance if you have A23456789 and cut between the five and six and put the bottom part on top the order will be 6789A2345. Cut that again wherever you want, let`s say between 2 and 3: 3456789A2. And again between 7 and 8: 89A234567 and so on... He did a very nice job with the story though. I do a story about 4 countries (aces) with each king, queen, lover (jack) etc...
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    COOL!
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    bandits1111 Female 18-29
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    January 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    It`s a shaved deck isn`t it?
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    rgu3t0 Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    aaahhh the effective power of the "pass"
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    redips11 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2010 at 4:06 am
    htf????????????
    deyam!
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    Tequilar Female 13-17
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    January 27, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Unfortunately the first trick we learned at magic camp when I was nine was the arm one.
    Biggest damn mistake of my life.
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    earlcc4 Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    Tht was pretty pimp
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    hazeofwar Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2010 at 12:46 am
    WOW. Uhhhh... WOW

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