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The Secrets Of Magic Tricks

By Hannah Pan

Ever wondered how magicians are able to make cards disappear, transform objects into other objects, cut people in half, and teleport? We’ll give you a tutorial on some small, common tricks and explain the secrets behind more complex magical feats.

Trick #1: Disappearing Card

What you’ll need: Just one card.

How it’s done:

This trick relies on a technique called backpalming: hiding a card on the back side of your hand by tucking in its corners between your fingers.

1. Start by holding the card with both of your hands:

2. Cover the card with your left hand:

3. With the card covered from the viewer, you can now use your right hand to backpalm the card. Place your index finger and pinky around the edges of the card, and slowly pinch until the entire card is out of view. Slowly slide your left hand across as you do this.

4. At this point, you can now flip over your left hand to reveal to the audience that the card is gone:

The hardest part of this trick is the backpalm. But once you’ve mastered this technique, you can do a variety of disappearing card tricks, including tossing a card and making it vanish.

Check out this video for a detailed tutorial on this trick.