Erdnase x Madison
THE RETELLING OF A LEGEND. Written in 1902 by a careful rounder or convincing fraud, The Expert At The Card Table has ingrained itself into the tapestry of modern magic. This is Madison's take on the legend of Erdnase.
This is a download only product.
1 year ago I decided to take on a legend who turned out to be a fake. I locked myself in a room, void of all distractions and shut down my social media accounts.
Studying, memorizing and mastering the infamous book from 1902: The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase.
It's taken me all around the world to find out more about the man. Exploring LA, New York, Paris & London in the search of answers.
This huge collection is not just about me teaching you everything from the myth Erdnase created.
The secrets within this truly unique project have influenced my career over 15 years. I realized I'm better than Erdnase, and I can prove it.
Even though the original box set is no longer available, I can still offer you my experience & knowledge through the digital medium. You'll have access to the downloads an and annotated PDF version of Expert at the Card table.
This will be my last major project.
The Bottom Deal
The Greek Deal
False Shuffle Theory
ITH False Riffle Shuffle
False Overhand Shuffle
Perfect Riffle Shuffle
Broken Bridge Shuffle
The Table Blackout Shift
Table Riffle Shuffle
The Madison Shift
The Broken Pass
The Classic Pass
Broken Running Cut
Slip Cut 1
Slip Cut 2
The Classic Palm
The Gamblers Cop
The Hotel Cop
The Turnover Pass
The Squeeze Shift
The Top Cop
The Slip Cop
No Soap Theory
Erdnase Color Change
Containing 8 hours of instructional walkthroughs that can be binged upon in a day, or studied over decades. This challenges the norm that we've chosen to accept. There are 5 major sections, each as formidable as the other. Stream directly to any device while you're on the go, or download and study each video second by second.
Accompanying the videos is an digital annotated copy of Expert at the Card table. See what was running through the head of Daniel Madison as he was studying the material himself.
"I'm better than Erdnase, and I can prove it."
Easy to navigate through to find what I’m looking for and very thorough in coverage of specific moves
This is my first serious entry into the world of sleight of hand card work. I struggled with the original text of the book and I knew it was going to take a serious amount of time just to decipher what was being shared. I knew I needed to try this. Wasn’t an easy choice, especially considering the cost was slightly prohibitive, but I can say now that it is worth every cent. Even though I m still only working on table shuffles (the first section) I am already blown away by what is on offer here and how well it is being taught. I’m certain that is going to be the strong foundation for the card work I learn in future. There is so much wisdom in here as well and Madison shares his thoughts and some of his own subtle changes he’s made to fit this into his style that is very insightful. He’s really laying it all out on the table here. So much value. If you’re serious about acquiring these types of skills, don’t hesitate. Get it!
'Erdnase x Madison' provides about eight hours of instructional tutorials inspired by the content provided in the card 'Bible', 'The Expert at the Table' by Erdnase. Madison is respectful of Erdnase, but not reverential. I really appreciated that Madison often challenges and even criticizes the content of the book, often sharing his own techniques that achieve the same effect that are cleaner and/or easier. At the end Madison remarks that the project was not what he expected, and the video wasn't what I expected either. Rather than work through all the content in the book, Madison chooses to focus on certain sections, such as false shuffles and dealing. If, like me, you've had the 'Bible' sitting on the shelf gathering dust, these lessons will have you getting it down, and giving it another look.
As a up and coming card sharp, this Gide finally bypasses the need to devote diagrams. DM makes cards more beautiful by showing the work and skill involved in manipulating a deck of card.
If you have trouble with the book or are just more of a visual learner this instructional is a must have. Madison also shows why certain things are better the way he does them. Explains his theory on certain elements. For the information provided here, the video is priceless.
This is an amazing project around Erdnase's work. The things that you learn are mostly used in gambling but most of them are pretty useful on card magic too. Daniel Madison is a great teacher. (Plus you get the book that contains some pieces too)
This contains almost everything in mechanic minus a few moves. However, there is so much more than I had expected. I wish I had got this instead of Mechanic initially. Definitely worth buying!
There is so much included in this that you will never get through it all. The only issue with this in that Madison almost goes into too much detail which can be long winded but this really a nitpick.
Get it and come back to it every few months to find something new.
Best thing I've ever bought. It is worth it just for the false shuffles and false deals. If you liked Mechanic, you will love this project since it goes even more in depth and teaches more moves. More importantly you will learn that Erdnase was not so great after all, and that Madison has taken what he learned from Erdnase and made the moves better, so you should be glad this project is not just teaching Erdnase. This project is also not teaching how to actually cheat, but rather how to use these skills in demonstrations.
This is the best tool to help you develop sleights you already know, and learn sleights you don't.
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