Mechanic Volume 1 and 2
Mechanic is taught by a man who walked a fine line between death and a payday every time he picked up a deck of cards. When each move could be the difference between a five thousand dollar haul and broken ribs, you get good at using techniques proven to work... techniques that will remain undiscovered at any card table.
This is a treatise on the techniques used by Daniel Madison to put food on his table for years, as a professional card cheat caught up in the underground circles of London's criminal underbelly.
Every day and every dollar made it harder to get out of the racket he fell into - until a simple slip at the table took the decision out of his hands - and nearly cost him his life.
During the weeks in hospital Madison made the conscious decision to shift from card mechanic to Deception Artist. Now a reformed card cheat, Daniel meticulously teaches the handling, dexterity and psychology of deception with playing cards, step by step.
Over two and a half hours of invaluable advice, theory and method taught by a man in the unique position to have lived the life, each move seized from the cold school of experience.
Daniel learned the hard way so you don't have to. Add Mechanic to your cart NOW and benefit from his hard won experience.
Disclaimer: This is not a video on Card Tricks. This is detailed teaching of the actual skills used to illegally and unethically win money in illicit card games through the use of cheating. As study of this material has the potential to turn you into a successful card cheat, we must ask that any use of these techniques at the card table be for entertainment purposes only. Neither Daniel Madison nor Ellusionist can be held responsible for the consequences of cheating or unlawful gambling.
This is an exceptional project by Daniel Madison. You need to add this to your library.
If your not able to get Erdnase x Madison, this is the next best thing. Very indepth, and easy to watch. Worth every penny if your trying to learn false deals, false shuffles, ECT.
Well, its is pretty cool. I like the style how he is explaining things. I understood everything but out of all the moves I really need only 4 or 5. And thats not even my fault because I bought was not informed or something. I says at almost every second move that he would never use this somewhere. So if you like Daniel Madison and just want to learn things to improve your skill: Buy! If you want moves for magic or gambling routines that you really want to perform: Do not buy!
This is Mechanic. Two volumes of 3 hours long in total. All they say you'll get and learn is true and unique. Techniques as old as the invention of cards, learnt throught the experiences of Daniel Madison. I was very happy to see someone that has the same way of viewing the art of deception as me. This is really a gold mine, ready to be exploited by you. Enjoy it, and devour it's content!
His thoughts, tips for all sleights are very clever. I found and read a lot of resources about mechanics, especially bottom deal ; but his modern approach of the Art of Deception changed my own vision and my way to practice. This DVD helped me to take a second look, reconsider all the sleights that I learned from ?the old school? (Erdnase, etc). His manner to teach, how to practice false and fair dealing is really interesting and useful. Great product. Worth the money.
Madison took my bottom deal from straddle grip to smooth, clean complete deception. Worth the cost and beyond.
I had wanted this product for a while but the price always kept me from putting it the cart. After I purchased it I realized how useful it was. Though Madison's dealing technique did not work for me I was able to come up with my own dealing method based off the concepts he talks about. I use the false cuts and shuffles taught almost every day and I can now watch a trick and recreate it. rarely due products completely change the game, but for me this has been the most usefully product I've purchased.
i loved this product, although Daniel never went in depth on how to control certain cards, he explains why he doesn't in a very precise manner. Some moves within this project i will not bring to the card table (he even admits that you shouldn't), however most are very deceptive and once practiced are very difficult to get wrong. I will be using this as a resource for many years and i cant wait to master all the moves here, definitely worth the money.
I initially got this download for the false cuts, shuffles etc. with no intention to look at the false deals, because i feel that the false deals are to obvious - it's easy to see when one deals from the bottom, but the way Madison teaches this, and the thoughts and tips he has on it... It doesn't become a sleight or a move, but rather a different way of dealing, and that makes the false deals very deceptive. Great purchase, for all the fellow card-nackists.
I can't stop watching this. This dvd has no tricks if you are wondering, it's all deception with playing cards. If you're interested in card cheating/deception, I would totally recommend this to you. Great product.
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