Imagine being able to show a single card and invisibly switch it for another. This is just one of the many applications you'll acquire with the Venus Trap. "It's everything a double lift can accomplish, and more...with only a single card."
It's one technique that will leave you with the power to control, vanish, change and switch a card.
The Venus Trap is an updated handling of a sleight published by George Pughe way back in a 1949 issue of The Linking Ring under the title of, Pughe's Alternative to a Double Lift.
Many magician's have since played with the idea and released their own version, such as, Bill Goodwin, Junstin Hanes, and Daniel Garcia, however, we have seen no one more cleanly execute the sleight than Chris Brown and are proud to present this video.
I will say that this will not replace your traditional double lift, but, rather take its place for certain occasions. Performed properly, The Venus Trap looks slick and clean.
My only concern is that it is possibly a bit too flashy. The manner in which you display the card isn't completely justified. So, it depends on how you'd like your magic to appear. Are you just really good with your sleights kinda magician, or, is the magic happening and you're just the intermediary.
In the tutorial, you will know how to do the basic move that change top card into the another card. And also 2 alternative ways to control a selected card from the middle of the deck to the top of the deck, and a way to make a card vanish, or even switch top card with a card you put it face up on the deck. Moreover, a nice bonus trick that has a killer effect with a signed card.
You'd be wrong... This sleight can be done to absolute perfection! I'm already tricking my own eyes in front of the mirror! The sleight isn't that hard to execute but getting it flawlessly will take time and practice. The applications are endless if you really think about it.
Also, Chris teaches a single card transposition trick at the end of the video utilising the Venus Trap. HOLEY MOLEY IT KILLS! The trick should've been the price of the video itself. I love it.
The whole video is very worthwhile to buy, if not for anything, then for the trick. Trust me on this. Chris has really outdone himself this time.