Houdini Rubber Band Card Trick where a rubber band is used to find the spectators chosen card. The Houdini is named as he was excellent at escaping from the bands that held him in place.
Remember that with practice you can really pull of this amazing card trick. Its all in the application of the rubber band.
What you will need is a pack of playing card and a medium sized
rubber band. You put the rubber band around your wrist until you need
it. Use a nice think bank so it helps with the illusion for the spectator to see it.
You fan the cards out and ask a spectator to randomly chose a playing card from the deck.
You then ask them to place it onto the deck of cards and give them a big shuffle losing the card in the deck somewhere.
Then remove the rubber band from your wrist and put it around the deck keeping the cards in position.
You remove the bottom card and place it on top of the deck as the deck backs are shown.
Turn the cards over placing the top card back into the deck. Then cut the cards with the rubber band still around them, twist one section a complete turn and place it back onto the deck with a snap.
The release the deck fully and the rubber band spins the deck throwing out the spectators chosen card.
Lets watch the video below to see the performance and how to do this trick...
So as you can see the secret is using a double lift (click to watch our tutorial on how to perform a double lift) and shuffling the cards to force the selected card to be on top of the deck!!
The secret is in the rubber band being wrapped around the chosen card in a way it fires it out in a spectacular manner and wowing the audience with this trick. The method is quite easy to do if you follow the video. Its the wrap around of the rubber band that you need to do correctly.
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