The Greek Switch
NOTE: The performance footage you see above was not edited or "helped" in any way.
A lightning-quick technique that'll take you from 'pointless myth' to GREEK GOD. The creator of WEAK; Perseus Arkomanis, is back.
Magicians might suspect it, but they'll never catch it... laymen don't stand a chance.
Pick up a card. Give it to the spectator. In that, you've managed to switch out the cards instantly. So beautiful.
- Use as a color change
- Use as a Torn & Restored
- Perform the perfect mystery card
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The method is very clever, and it is a simple technique once you get the hang of it. Luckily, you do not need to practice TOO much in order to perform (yet you still must practice, like any trick). HOWEVER, the major drawback is that it isn't always practical. I usually like to either wear a T-shirt or roll up my sleeves during performances, but you cannot do that with this. The method can be decoded if you put it in front of a skeptical audience (I perform to teenagers, so they're immature and skeptical).
Overall, just be aware of your audience and your location. This is NOT a "anytime, anywhere" trick. If you can see this working for the majority of your performance settings, then I'd say it's worth it.
Honestly, this is one of my favorite tricks. It'll take a fair bit of practice, but it is totally worth it. Not entirely impromptu, but it doesn't require any ridiculous set up. Well worth the price and I would recommend it to anyone who would spend the time to master it!
Perfect instructions. A good option even for a beginner like me. My sleights look sloppy and unrefined still, but Perseus has loads of tips and great instructions for each part of his routine and all the variations. I was able to experience success with some of the more daunting techniques quickly and even without much practice it looks so clean. A more skilled individual has to look into this, it's too neat and clean to pass up.
Only four stars because my name isn't as cool as Perseus.
First trick I bought from Perseus. It's well worth the price! He's right, the switch is completely invisible to people who don't know what you're doing, and still almost invisible to the people who DO know how the trick works. He also includes other tricks you can do with this switch at the end. This will require a bit of practicing, but the effect is incredible. I love it!
Let me start by saying that I think the method is really great, however, it is not going to be practical for everyone for one main reason. You have to be wearing a suit, or a jacket, or a sweater of some kind in order to do the switch. You could probably do it with a hoodie too if you wanted. Point is if you are not wearing some kind of clothing along these lines you will not be able to perform this effect! I live in Arizona where it is warm year round and I don't wear any jackets or hoodies all year because of that so this is not practical for me.
This technique has become one of my favorites. I finally got around to learning and practicing it 3 days ago and have already used it to create 6 new tricks on the street and on the fly.
This switch is so clean, from start to finish. By the time you even realize when the switch happened it's already over. Amazing reactions are priceless.
It's a great technique to have in your arsenal. Perseus has mad a believer with the method. I normally don't like using the method but know it's changed my mind. Another gem.
The technique is not new, but it has given me a new found love for this particular move. Perseus is such a master at it that he has made it truly an art form - graceful and invisible.
The routine is just one concept, but there are endless applications using this technique that make this tutorial worth a whole lot more than $9. Thank you Perseus!
Spectacular! Best switch I will likely ever see/perform. Its so natural looking and won't take long to master. Not just for cards either! For the price this is gold
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