Inexplicable by Steve Shufton is arriving to the UK on the 1st July and this is one of those ‘no sleight of hand’ card tricks that cause quite a stir prior to release. We wanted to give you our opinion of the trick.
Why card tricks like this are so annoying to magicians:
A spectator is given a SINGLE playing card inside an UNGIMMICKED envelope, to hold.
The spectator deals playing cards FACE UP from a regular normal deck of cards.
He or she can stop WHENEVER they want.
The prediction MATCHES!
Seriously, don’t even try to figure out how card tricks like this can be done. When Steve Shufton came to us about Inexplicable, the team had some ideas. This is what we DO know about the card tricks conditions:
- There’s No Sleight of Hand
- Only One Single Envelope in Play
- Just One Prediction Playing Card is Used.
- You Don’t Switch the Playing Cards.
- You Just Use a Normal Deck of Playing Cards.
- It is Instantly Reset for Walk-Around Magicians.
Let’s face it, part of the fun of magic is trying to work out how new card tricks could possibly be done. When you are confronted with card tricks that are DESIGNED to mess with that, it can cause a lot of stress 🙂
What The Merchant of Magic Team Think:
Many of the professional magicians at the magic shop got really excited when they learned all about Inexplicable by Steve Shufton. ‘Open prediction’ card tricks have been worked on for many years, but they all have an Achilles Heel in one form or another.
We all have experienced the horrors of ’21 cards’ card tricks, a long procedure, that uses a combination of extreme boredom, missed with confusion, to squeeze a drop of amazement from it’s victim spectator.
The real magic secret great card tricks for close up magicians, is simplicity. Cutting out all the dead wood, the odd process which fools nobody that it’s just a cover for something sneaky. Finding card tricks that strip that away, to produce the ‘effect’ as directly as possible is gold to a working magician.
Inexplicable by Steve Shufton messes with magicians minds. It’s premise is so simple, it almost screams at you:
‘Come on, you M%$£*& $%$&*. Call yourself a magician…? Admit it, you have no F%^&*$£ idea!
Seriously, the more you try to reverse engineer it, the more likely it is to give you a headache. Steve Shufton actually builds card tricks this way. If you perform for family and friends, you need magic that can withstand full on ‘interrogation’ by your friends. The best part of all is how easy and simple the card tricks secret really is.
Learn much more about Inexplicable by Steve Shufton HERE