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Card College 1-5 by Roberto Giobbi

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Roberto Giobbi's Card College is the most comprehensive book on card magic. Spanning 5 volumes, it is a groundbreaking course in playing card magic

Volume 1 begins with a lesson on the correct way to hold, deal and shuffle the cards, Volumes 2-4 then progresses with many basic tricks and techniques. Each technique, each grip is rounded off at the end of the chapter with a routine in which the techniques can be used. 

In addition to the classics of card magic, Mr. Giobbi also includes original ideas and refinements from his own repertoire, which guarantee every reader, no matter how experienced, fresh techniques and insights into the execution of professional card magic!

The Card College is in English. It is also available in German under the name "Karteschule". 

Part 1:

  • The Tools of Card Magic
  • Fundamental Techniques
  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • The Ruffle Shuffle
  • false cuts
  • transfer cuts
  • Card Controls
  • card forces
  • The Glide
  • The Double Lift
  • The Hindu Shuffle
  • flourishes
  • The Spread Cull
  • The Top Change
  • The KeyCard
  • Auxiliary Sleights

Part 2:

  • The Glimpse
  • Card Reverse
  • The Crimp
  • palming
  • false cuts
  • False Counts
  • the pass
  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • flourishes
  • The Double Turnover
  • Misdirection
  • P
  • routine
  • Presentation

Part 3:

  • The Biddle Steal
  • The KM Move
  • Breaks, steps & injogs
  • Advanced palming
  • Card Controls
  • The Zarrow Shuffle
  • Advanced double lifts
  • Multiple shifts
  • The Pull Through Shuffle
  • The Faro Shuffle
  • Color changes
  • The Side Steal
  • The Diagonal Palm Shift
  • False Counts and Displays

Part 4:

  • Forcing Techniques
  • Card & Packet Reversals
  • Advanced passes
  • Culling & Stacking
  • Half passes
  • Tilt
  • Sandwich Techniques
  • More flourishes
  • Lapping
  • Card & Packet Switches
  • Estimate
  • deck switches
  • false deals
  • Structural Theory

Volume 5 deviates from the established Card College formula. Assuming that the reader now has more than enough tools at hand, Roberto Giobbi provides eight chapters full of tricks and routines that show how various techniques are used to create world-class card magic. Most come from Roberto Giobbi's professional repertoire. One finds such gems as Fred Kaps' presentation for "The Signed Card in Box", Henry Christ's fabulous Ace routine and a superb treatment of a forgotten Charlie Miller masterpiece. 

Part 5:

  • Making Secret Setups
  • False shuffles
  • Obtaining Duplicate Signatures
  • quick tricks
  • Openers and Routines with the Aces
  • Favorite Effects
  • gambling demonstrations
  • Mental Mysteries

All in all, Volume 5 contains 34 professional-level routines that have amazed audiences around the world.

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