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Topic: Faro Shuffle
Message: Posted by: magicah123 (Apr 1, 2005 07:34AM)
Which dvd teaches you the best way to do the faro shuffle? Is it a hard sleight to learn?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: PapaG (Apr 1, 2005 07:49AM)
The Allan Ackerman Advanced Card Control series.
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Apr 1, 2005 07:53AM)
Michael Close has a CD rom teaching the faro and it is the best in my opinion. One little technique he taught was the key for me learning the faro.
Message: Posted by: Alejandro Peterson (Apr 1, 2005 08:36AM)
The faro shuffle means to mix every other card of the paquet but there are a lot of variations, the most simple and easy for me is the in the hands faro, but the faro can be done with one hand, so I second Ackerman advanced card control series dvd. One volume focused on faros.
Message: Posted by: the74rock (Apr 1, 2005 11:43AM)
Basic card technique dvd by richard kaufman is where I learned it from.
Message: Posted by: shazzy (Apr 1, 2005 02:21PM)
There are many dvds which teach the faro.

The best is IMO The ackerman dvd where he only teaches the faro shuffle from beginning to end 60 minutes detail.

second source would be Michael close closely guarded secrets cd.
Message: Posted by: Richard Shippy (Apr 1, 2005 02:47PM)
I prefer Michael Close's Faro Shuffle CD.

It is the best video resource available in my opinion.

I also have the Ackerman DVD but prefer Michael Close's CD since it is more concise and he touches upon all the important points you need to know. He describes things very well. This CD will get you up and running very quickly.

Regardless of the video source it takes practice to get the nack but is well worth the effort.

Good luck and I wish you the best. :)

Kind regards,
Rich
Message: Posted by: PapaG (Apr 2, 2005 04:30AM)
As regards difficulty, put it this way - the Faro DVD is the only one in the Advanced Card Control series where Alan Ackerman is wearing glasses.
Message: Posted by: Paul H (Apr 2, 2005 03:21PM)
If you are also wanting to learn how to table faro, then Steven Youell teaches Paul Chosse's excellent varient in Advanced Card Techniques in a very clear and thorough way.

Regards,

Paul H

PS If memory serves me, I also think Alan Ackerman dons his glasses for his ace cutting routine in the Card Controls DVD.
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Apr 2, 2005 03:41PM)
I second basic card technique by richard kaufman.
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Apr 3, 2005 12:45AM)
What is the purpose of this shuffle? What can be done with it?

Thank you.

J.
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 3, 2005 01:26AM)
Not enough room here to describe everything that can be done with it. And since we can't give methods, suffice to say it is a way of shuffling that perfectly and exactly alternates the cards from two packets as they interweave. It allows you to know where a card, several cards or every card in the deck is after each shuffle. Combined with a memorized deck, you can do some incredibly powerful stuff!
Message: Posted by: dam0n (Apr 3, 2005 09:33AM)
So far Ive jst gotten to know some of the possibilities with the faro,
but with the memorized deck..can anyone explain what it is? like..Do you actually memorize the entire deck..or parts of the deck, or are given cues and stuff like that? I'm still in the dark...
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Apr 3, 2005 11:29AM)
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On 2005-04-03 03:26, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
Not enough room here to describe everything that can be done with it. And since we can't give methods, suffice to say it is a way of shuffling that perfectly and exactly alternates the cards from two packets as they interweave. It allows you to know where a card, several cards or every card in the deck is after each shuffle. Combined with a memorized deck, you can do some incredibly powerful stuff!
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Mr. Guinn, is there a classic card trick in magic that uses this shuffle? I've researched and can't find one.

LIke the Elmsley count is used in Twisting The Aces, is the faro used or can be used in a classic?
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 3, 2005 11:51AM)
Some of my favourite Faro Shuffle effects:

Allan Ackerman´s [b]Impromptu Paul Fox[/b] (Extremely powerful effect)
Marlos Original R or B Phantom
Marlos Spade Routine
Marlos Matching Routine (Looks impossible)
Alex Elmsley's has several effects with faro shuffle.
Alex Elmsley´s Collinspell
David Williamson´s Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret
Darwin Ortiz's [b]Combination Cull[/b] is one of the most amazing effects you can do with Faro shuffle.
Darwin Ortiz Deja Vu Poker
Darwin Ortiz's Si Stebben's Set Up Secret (not an effect, a setup for Si Stebbins, use it when yo do stack effects)
Darwin Ortiz´s Deja Vu Poker
Derek Dingle's Mental Triumph
Paul Gertners Unshuffled
Martin Nash [b]Ovation[/b] (this is a SUPER routine)
The Two Detectives from Card College
Harry Loraynes Interlaced Location
(my first faro shuffle effect, easy to do)
Harry Loraynes The 29th card, and Combination Aces
Faro stuff in Harry Lorayne´s Close up Card Magic
Racherbaumers Red Hot Mental Mamma
Jeff Pierce by Power of Four
Paul Swinford has a booklet called "Faro Fantasy" with several faro effects.
Juan Tamariz book Mnemonica has some effects with faro.
Faro stuff in Bruce Cervon's Hard-boiled Mysteries.
Great Scott it's Magic - The Trilogy.
Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling and Dynamic Computer Memories by S. Brent Morris of the Mathematical association of america .

You can download some great faro videos here:
http://www.denisbehr.de/

Yo can download some online video with Faro Shuffle effects here:

http://www.mastermagic.info/ (click on videos)

Mats G. Kjellstrom
http://www.kjellstrom.info
Message: Posted by: ImpromptuBoy (Apr 3, 2005 03:17PM)
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On 2005-04-01 08:49, PapaG wrote:
The Allan Ackerman Advanced Card Control series.


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I second that.
Message: Posted by: dam0n (Apr 3, 2005 06:06PM)
Any chance of a description of ackerman;s paul fox routine? does it also require a memorized deck to go with?
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Apr 3, 2005 09:11PM)
My problem with the faro is that I just cannot get a perfect one consistantly. I am sure it is due to practice.
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Apr 3, 2005 10:56PM)
I'm always off by a few.
Message: Posted by: ashah (Apr 3, 2005 11:28PM)
Practice, and try a new deck. I always used to be off by a few until I tried a new deck.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 4, 2005 12:23AM)
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On 2005-04-03 19:06, dam0n wrote:
Any chance of a description of ackerman;s paul fox routine? does it also require a memorized deck to go with?
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You need a deck of cards plus 2 hands to do a miracle. No memo/system stack is required, just a few faro shuffles:

Impromptu Paul Fox

Four spectators gets a packet of cards and remember one card and mixes the cards up.
All packets is mixed up together.
The magician finds all cards with almost real magic.
The routine is very streamlined, no gaffs, no sneaky question, nothing strange just a very direct approach to a minor miracle. You must have mastered Perfect faro Shuffle to do this routine flawless. I recommend this routine very much. This is not an routine you do on the street but on a formal setting it will work excellent.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Apr 4, 2005 12:27PM)
You can learn Impromptu Paul Fox from this DVD:
http://www.cardmagicshop.com/p266.html
Message: Posted by: Alejandro Peterson (Apr 4, 2005 01:06PM)
Very Strong Material in this DVD Kjellstrom! my highest recommendation, Guastaferro base some effects of the Brain Storm Card Magic in this dvd.
Message: Posted by: Elias P (Apr 5, 2005 08:53AM)
Have a look at Ians great site for a free tutorial for the faro Shuffle: http://www.virtualmagicshow.com/stuff/
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 14, 2005 02:52AM)
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On 2005-04-03 12:29, Joe Mauro wrote:
Mr. Guinn, is there a classic card trick in magic that uses this shuffle? I've researched and can't find one.

LIke the Elmsley count is used in Twisting The Aces, is the faro used or can be used in a classic?
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First, while I appreciate the respect, please feel free to call me Scott--I'm not important enough to be refferred to as Mr. Guinn! ;)

If you're looking for "the classic" routine for the faro, I'd have to go with Paul Gertner's "Unshuffled." An amazing routine that can be customized for any audience, group, occasion or event, it is fun, funny, practical, personal and commercial--an absolutely WONDERFUL effect!