Smooth False Cut 
Tutorial

Learn a smooth false cut which you can use to pretend the deck is in a different order. It really fools your audience, so it is worth spending your time learning the moves and timings needed to make it look slick.

You will need a deck of cards which are in a particular order you want to keep. Say for instance you want to keep the top 4 cards in order, this is the move you will need.

Watch the video below to learn this really crafty false cut.

You grasp the deck and place it down on to the table.  

You then split the deck taking between half to two thirds of the deck and put that pile of cards down, after which you take about half of that pile and place it down on the table.

Three Piles

You should have three piles of cards now.

Try to remember to keep these piles as square as possible so they look neat and tidy. It is very pleasing to the eye if you can pull this off and it does add an element of class to your performance. 

With practice you will perform this move without thinking about it, but it does take time and plenty of practice to originally master it.

Smooth False Cut performance

Now place the first pile on to the second pile making sure there is an indent so you can find the break easily. Then place this pile onto the third pile making sure you keep another indent to the second break.

Pull the cards towards you, making sure your hands are covering the indents on the right side of the pack. Your handling of the pile will make or break how the spectator sees the pile. It should look like a completely squared deck. Your hands will cover the indents if the move is performed correctly.

Using your thumbs find the indents and separate the piles and follow up by placing them back into the correct order. This way the cards will be as they were at the beginning of the false cut.

It is very easy to perform once you get the timing right, and will be a great way of fooling your audience into believing the cards have been randomly mixed.

If you enjoyed learning about the smooth false cut, and would like to learn more magic then please continue looking through the website where you will learn really cool magic tricks and illusions. Remember to check out our articles too where you will find the theory behind many magic tricks and the performance.

Remember our motto; practice, practice and practice some more.

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