Learn the most visual card magic ever created and a revolutionary technique called the Clip Shift that will change your magic forever.
"Chad's Clip Shift is worth its weight in gold. It is one of those gems that has so many applications from a hidden move to a jaw dropping visual color change. Awesome out of the box thinking. This is a must for anyone with a love for card magic." - Chris Kenner
Imagine if you could...
- vanish, produce, or control any card.
- have a card visually travel thorugh the deck.
- execute a one handed top card cover pass.
- perform a double color change with one hand.
- find a four of a kind with one hand behind your back.
And that's only the beginning!
"An unbelievable color change, a diabolical control, and a beautiful vanish. It's invisible, ingenious, and completely original. If you're serious about card magic, you owe it to yourself to learn this move." - Jason England
The Clip Shift is a utility move, like a double lift. It can also be used to palm a card, as a color change, a control, a pass and so much more. It's a move with infinite possibilities and on Surfaced are some of Chad's favorite applications and tricks.
Freefall: A protruding face-up selection slowly and visually sinks through the entire deck landing in the spectator's awaiting hand. In a blink, the whole process is reversed, bringing the card instantly to the top.
Rum Jungle: Two selections are lost and a random card is removed and held face up. With a quick shake, it visually changes into the first selection. The spectator is then asked to shake the card, which changes into the second selection.
Tricycle: A single selection viewed by three spectators is buried into the pack. After shuffling, three random cards are removed, shown, and handed out to the three spectators who are asked to confirm they are not the selection. With a snap, each spectator is instructed to turn over his or her card, and each card is seen to have changed into the selection. Each card is different.
Clean Hook: After explaining sleight of hand will be used to find the spectator's selection, a one-handed flourish swirls the selection from the center of the deck. The cards are taken behind the back with one hand. A second later, the hand is brought out, showing the selection's three mates all protruding from the edges of the deck.
Criterion: The four Kings are produced in mid-air. Three selections are shuffled back into the pack. One at a time the Kings slowly and visually vanish only to re-appear with the three selections sandwiched between them.
Fourplay: A puzzling effect where a selected card shows character. Straight away a returned face-down selection appears face up and upon removal it turns face down, visually. The inversions continue, leading to a chaotic climax which must be seen to be disbelieved.
#@*! Off: A double color change with one hand that begins by showing the Aces buried throughout the pack. By waving the cards, the two blacks Aces instantly appear face up on top and bottom. This is followed by another magical appearance of the two reds Aces face up on top and bottom.
"A deeply satisfying sleight. Performed well, the result is pure magic." - Paul Wilson
Chad goes into intense detail explaining the Clip Shift and then breakes each effect down to its core. Chad's expert instruction was shot with two cameras in high definition for a crystal clear learning experience. Also includes a 24 page on-the-go reference manual explaining the Clip Shift in full detail.
On to the DVD. The quality is impeccable and I think that the reason I learned the shift in reasonable time is because of the amazing teaching on the DVD. The use of a super slow motion Clipshift to study was my favourite.
The effects vary from beginner to advanced- the more advanced the more visual (and I mean visual). Freefall and clean hook have to be my favourite effects!
If the trailer isn't enough to convince you to purchase this then here are some words from me.
When I first started learning advanced sleight of hand I learnt move after move (colour changes, productions, vanishes and controls) However If I had just learnt the Clipshift I would have been able to do all those moves deceptively and visually in a quarter of the time. Now the only vanish I use is a Clipshift-It has made all my regular moves obsolete!!
The truth is, this DVD is incredible value.
As for the teaching, Chad Nelson does a superb job on teaching you how to do the Clip Shift each step at a time. In fact, I've never seen anyone take as much time teaching a particular sleight, the same way Chad Nelson does in over 25 minutes using a deck and then a clear omni deck. After you've learned the basics and can do the Clip Shift with confidence and grace, you're given the option on learning how to use the Clip Shift with one handed color changes, palming and even a one handed pass. Not to mention 7+ effects taught by Chad Nelson utilizing the Clip Shift, among other sleights that can vary up to advanced material. However, with Chad teaching you each step of the trick with patience and clarity, so you won't have that much of a difficulty learning them.
The picture and sound quality are top notch on this DVD so you won't ever have to turn up the volume just to hear because of poor audio quality. It's from Dan & Dave so you KNOW it's going to be top quality!
In closing, the Clip Shift is truly an amazing utility sleight that any serious close-up magician should be using in their performances. There is no limit to what you can achieve with a little bit of your imagination and blow people away with only using one hand! One suggestion I would give to someone who wants to learn this, after you've learned the Clip Shift real well, get a Mental Photography deck. Spread through the deck showing all of the cards to be blank, then place the deck in the hand you perform the Clip Shift with and drop the other hand to your side. All you have to do now is, perform the Clip Shift as a color change and then show the deck to your spectators which now looks like a completely printed deck of cards! Buy this DVD and you'll see the endless and magical potential of a truly amazing and original utility sleight!