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(Metro)   It isn't every day that a blind guy schools you in card-sharking, but this is your day   (metro.co.uk) divider line 19
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2014-02-12 10:51:38 AM
Let's get this thread started the right way....

Ahem... It's Card SHARP.
 
2014-02-12 10:52:30 AM
I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.
 
2014-02-12 10:53:48 AM
Fake.
 
2014-02-12 11:11:01 AM
eliteathletic.com
 
2014-02-12 11:20:34 AM

wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.


There's....there's a deck of cards inside my head? AAAAAGGGG OUT OUT GET IT OUT
 
2014-02-12 11:30:06 AM

wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.


True, but it seems that it might be a bit harder to figure out "where the cards are in the deck" in the first place if you couldn't see them.
 
2014-02-12 11:37:41 AM

wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.

As amazing as that is it doesn't explain how he can work a trick after having someone else shuffle the deck.

It is possible, possible, mind you, that he is using some crazy personal variant of a tapered deck. But instead of a normally modified deck he is using more subtle clues about a set of cards (or possibly even each individual card). That would be quite a feat, and something that a blind man who spends 20 hours a day practicing might theoretically be able to pull off.
 
2014-02-12 11:45:16 AM

Zombalupagus: wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.
As amazing as that is it doesn't explain how he can work a trick after having someone else shuffle the deck.

It is possible, possible, mind you, that he is using some crazy personal variant of a tapered deck. But instead of a normally modified deck he is using more subtle clues about a set of cards (or possibly even each individual card). That would be quite a feat, and something that a blind man who spends 20 hours a day practicing might theoretically be able to pull off.


Knew a blind guy who could tell what card was what because he could feel the paint/markings and could distinguish just as fast as you or I looking at them.
 
2014-02-12 11:45:31 AM

muwaryer: wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.

True, but it seems that it might be a bit harder to figure out "where the cards are in the deck" in the first place if you couldn't see them.


Zombalupagus: wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.
As amazing as that is it doesn't explain how he can work a trick after having someone else shuffle the deck.

It is possible, possible, mind you, that he is using some crazy personal variant of a tapered deck. But instead of a normally modified deck he is using more subtle clues about a set of cards (or possibly even each individual card). That would be quite a feat, and something that a blind man who spends 20 hours a day practicing might theoretically be able to pull off.


Practices with braille playing cards. http://www.maxiaids.com/products/516/Royal-All-Plastic-Braille-Playin g -Cards.html?utm_source=Froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Froogle &idAff=15225&gclid=CIiGksCEx7wCFe1aMgodnG0A1Q
 
2014-02-12 11:48:03 AM

Seat's Taken: Zombalupagus: wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.
As amazing as that is it doesn't explain how he can work a trick after having someone else shuffle the deck.

It is possible, possible, mind you, that he is using some crazy personal variant of a tapered deck. But instead of a normally modified deck he is using more subtle clues about a set of cards (or possibly even each individual card). That would be quite a feat, and something that a blind man who spends 20 hours a day practicing might theoretically be able to pull off.

Knew a blind guy who could tell what card was what because he could feel the paint/markings and could distinguish just as fast as you or I looking at them.


It is even more impressive to watch him shuffle with his feet though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tNS5aHNWDc
 
2014-02-12 11:53:10 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-12 11:56:47 AM
I think it all boils down to practice and repetition - Penn Jillette references a master card cheat in his podcasts from time-to-time; apparently his bottom deal method was undetectable even to the most advanced magician/card shark...the skill was acquired from a 15+ year stint in federal prison for murder...day and night he'd practice his moves. The guy (after his release) traveled the country teaching other magicians the technique...to which Penn would always say "the only way you get that good is from doing hard time"

In this dude's case...being blind...I don't know what other variable would have to go into the moves, but impressive nonetheless.
 
2014-02-12 01:28:42 PM
Nice talent ya got there, buddy. But if a chick takes off her shirt, only one of us is gonna see tits.
 
2014-02-12 01:35:49 PM

Seat's Taken: Zombalupagus: wild9: I don't think being blind makes what he does that much more amazing than any other person who is good with sleight of hand tricks. The majority of the work is keeping track of where the cards are in the deck inside your head.
As amazing as that is it doesn't explain how he can work a trick after having someone else shuffle the deck.

It is possible, possible, mind you, that he is using some crazy personal variant of a tapered deck. But instead of a normally modified deck he is using more subtle clues about a set of cards (or possibly even each individual card). That would be quite a feat, and something that a blind man who spends 20 hours a day practicing might theoretically be able to pull off.

Knew a blind guy who could tell what card was what because he could feel the paint/markings and could distinguish just as fast as you or I looking at them.

That's crazy. It also means that this guy can know what the card is as he is dealing it face down. And we already know that he can deal seconds. No wonder the card industry people got worried.
 
2014-02-12 02:56:26 PM

DecemberNitro: Fake


Nice try.

I had the pleasure of sitting at a table watching it all from 4 feet away.  Hands down the most amazing card work I had ever even heard of.  He is so smooth it borders on miraculous.
 
2014-02-12 03:36:38 PM
is his wife blind also? what's up with those eyes O.o
 
2014-02-12 04:11:14 PM
All I know is that I'm not playing cards for money with him.
 
2014-02-12 04:32:34 PM

LesserEvil: Let's get this thread started the right way....

Ahem... It's Card SHARP.


One and done, man, came here to say the same thing. Was gonna say, "ain't too sharp of you subby..." or something like that.
 
2014-02-12 08:16:09 PM
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/impressed


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/but he still wants his money
 
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