Quantum Mechanics reveals a selection of Irving Quant's finest card magic and features a revolutionary new technique for controlling not just a single card, but multiple cards in a way you probably never imagined. He calls it the Distribution Technique, and in our opinion, unlocks a whole new level for card magicians.
What is the Distribution Technique?
The Distribution Technique is a utility move, like the Clip Shift, that can be applied to literally endless applications. On Quantum Mechanics, Irving explains many of its possibilities with several of his favorite effects.
Distribution Technique: Many of the tricks on this DVD heavily rely on this technique. It's a new priciple in card magic that allows for many new ideas. It's a technique for controlling multiple cards throughout the deck or the opposite of a multiple shift.
Thering Multiple Shift: Irving's method for controlling mulitple cards from the center of the deck to the top.
Atfus Variation: Irving's variation of the Atfus switch, a technique used to switch cards undercover.
Shotgun: Immediately after any four of a kind, let's say the Kings, are clearly shown on top, the pack is riffled causing them to vanish. The cards are then spread to show the Kings are now evenly distributed face-up throughout the deck.
Katana Spread: A mysterious production of four cards that visually appear face-up as the deck is spread across the table.
Pure Slap: The four Kings are face-up on top of the deck as the spectator places the four aces face-up throughout the deck. The cards are cleanly squared with nothing to see. With just a riffle of the cards, the Kings and Aces instantly transpose. The four Aces are now on on top and in the center are the four Kings. This is without a doubt the most direct handling of this classic effect. There is no setup and it can be instantely repeated.
Back Slap: Back Slap is a variation of Pure Slap that has fooled many magicians and is great for your most skeptical spectators.
Samurai Kut: From a shuffled deck, the cards are tossed onto a table. As the cards land, they break into four even packets. The spectator can now turn over the top card of each to reveal the four Aces.
Nyquist 1: The four Kings are placed face-up on top of the deck. Four selections are now removed and clearly inserted back into the deck. Everthing is squared. With just a riffle, the Kings vanish from the top. The deck is spread out to show the Kings are now face-up throughout the deck and directly next to each selection.
Nyquist 2: In this variation of Nyquist 1, having four selections isn't necessary. After the four Kings are removed from the deck, they are set aside. The deck is now spread to show all the cards are face down. The cards are squared and the Kings placed on top. With just a riffle, the Kings vanish. The cards are now respread to reveal the Kings are now face-up in different parts throughout the deck.
Ricochet: This is a beautiful version of Bill Goodwin's Slap Exchange. Continuing with the theme of four card transpositions, Ricochet delivers like no other. Similar in effect to Pure Slap, but with the most surprising kicker that leaves no explantion.
Ace Cutting 1: Irving's tribute to John Scarney's "Cutting to The Aces." After the cards have been thorougly mixed, you prove that no breaks, crimps or jogs will be used. You then proceed to cut to the four Aces.
Ace Cutting 2: Similar in effect to Ace Cutting 1, however, in this variation, you explain that the reason why you were able to cut to the Aces is because they were marked as you turn them over to show they're a different back design from the rest of the deck. It doesn't stop there though as you now turn over all the cards to show they're blank.
Irving teaches you in very good detail and it is very VERY easy to understand with over the shoulder teachings and face to face teachings, i personally really like it, my favourite effect has gotta be pure slap its simple its direct and smooth i love it all round, i do recommend this dvd for people looking for new ideas, new concepts and different ways at looking at a deck of cards.
Sleight of hand at its finest.
First off, the production quality is top notch, as you can always expect from Dan & Dave, who put in a tremendous amount of effort into making everything easily accessible. The navigation to each of the demonstrations and then explanations can be played all together at once, or you can pick which you would like to see first. Video and sound are just as amazing as any of the DVD's you can expect from D&D.
Irving Quant does an outstanding job on both demonstrating how beautiful each effect is performed, and taking plenty of time in his teaching to make sure you get the sleights and each effect down as perfectly as can be.
There are 3 of the essentials sleights taught, however you can choose to either use just one of the sleights for some of my favorite effects, like the Samurai Cut. Or use them in combination to really create some of the most breath taking, eye popping freak out magic effects that will certainly leave you remembered in each spectators mind for the rest of their lives.
The insane variety of tricks that are taught on this DVD truly are some of the most astonishing pieces of magic that can be done with your own deck or even a borrowed deck of cards. Which is what I absolutely love about utility moves like this, some of the effects are simply too magical to be performed without gimmicks, all while being gimmickless! Irving is definitely sharing something special with the magic community by releasing everything that is taught on Quantum Mechanics. My absolute favorite effect that you will learn on this DVD is the Samurai Cut which I already made reference too, and can also be seen on the video demo. The only thing missing is an audience and their reaction, which I can tell you, is almost too much for some people to handle! The extremely visual nature of taking either four aces, four signed cards or even a royal flush poker hand, squaring them in the deck and then tossing the deck across a table. Only to find the deck cuts itself into four/five perfect piles with an ace/signed selection on top, it astounds ME every time I perform it as well!
If you thought the 3 amazing different sleights and 9 truly magical effects were enough, you also get 2 bonus effects (Ambitious Kings & Theron's Trick) along with 2 additional sleights (Multiple Peek Control & Switch Location). So right there you know the extra time, effort and thought that went into the making of this DVD is Irving, Dan & Dave's testament to providing you with the opportunity to learn something you will love learning, performing and even creating your own effects, with a utility move that is brilliant in its design and effectiveness to take your magic to another level.
So if you're a performer who wants to REALLY spice things up in your magic and turn in to 11! Then I cannot suggest this highly enough because it's something so special and unique that you have to perform it in person and for a live audience to literally see it blow minds or stun them to silence, where you can hear a pin drop and the sound of blinking eyes and their jaws hitting the floor. Add this to your collection and your performance and you will certainly be glad that you did. Thank you Irving Quant, this is to be treasured forever!
It’s hard to describe the key move that is focused on, but let’s just say that you will have a blast working on it, and you’ll actually be able to apply to effects for both magicians and lay peeps!
Now, since everything is focused around a single move, there isn’t a whole lot of variety as far as skill level. It’s all intermediate to advanced. That said, the effects are diverse enough, and the potential for more is apparent!
The DVD was produced by Dan and Dave Buck, so the quality is off the charts! They really seem to be striking a balance between ‘cool street magic’ and ‘real world pro.’
As for the actual effects, there is a real mixed bag. The technique is used for transpositions, controls, ace cutting, and just blind luck. Imagine being able to just chuck a deck to the table where it scatters into five packets, and when the top card of each packet is turned over, you have a royal flush! No gaffs, no rough and smooth!
It’s clear that if you are a fan of card magic, or if you are just a move monkey, you will learn a lot from Irving Quant!
Highest Recommendation! Five Stars!