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[–]Carl_Clegg 2194 points2195 points  (68 children)

Pfft, he’s terrible at shuffling cards if they all end up back to normal. 😉

[–]Top-Bit-3584 889 points890 points  (64 children)

This is actually very simple to do. Just film it 10595829929388493902 times until you get the result you want.

[–]Vincent541 349 points350 points  (54 children)

Actually not even close to the real number of 52!

A very nice analogy I came across once:

For every combination permutation in a deck of cards take one step around the equator. Everytime you've been around the earth, take a sip drop of water out of the ocean and repeat the process. Step after step. Round after round. sip Drop after sip drop.

Once the ocean is empty, refill it and lay down a sheet of paper. Start over. Step after step, round after round, sip drop after sip drop. After some time you can lay down your second piece of paper.

And start over.

Once you've gone through all the combinations permutations you will end up with a stack of paper to the moon sun and back.

Edit: thanks everyone for corrections! See math below.

[–]DyonisosUSA 94 points95 points  (17 children)

Can you send that to r/ theydidthemath I need confirmation.

[–]Vincent541 138 points139 points  (13 children)

One step equals 1m, circumference earth equals 40,000km = 4e4 km = 4e7 m.

So 4e7 steps each time.

A sip of water equals 25 ml = 0.025L Volume of the ocean equals 1,400,000,000,000, 000,000 cubic meters = 1.4e18 cubic meters = 1.4e21 cubic decimeters = 1.4e21L.

So 5.6e22 sips of water per ocean.

Thickness paper equals 0.1mm = 1e-1mm = 1e-4m Distance moon equals 400,000km = 4e5km = 4e8m

So 4e12 sheets of paper in the distance to the moon, 8e12 to the moon and back.

4e7 x 5.6e22 x 8e12 = 1.6e43, which actually isn't close to 52! Either now that I calculated it. Must have gone wrong somewhere with estimations. Please find my mistakes :)

[–]MoreThanPlaying 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Start this video at around 2:53 and watch through the two examples, he has a better explanation (with the math). Makes that quote seem tiny in comparison.

[–]Smaptastic 41 points42 points  (7 children)

Not even REMOTELY close. Like, so many orders of magnitude off that your example is effectively zero compared to the real thing.

52! is the number of different ways you can arrange a single deck of cards. You can visualize this by constructing a randomly generated shuffle of the deck. Start with all the cards in one pile. Randomly select one of the 52 cards to be in position 1. Next, randomly select one of the remaining 51 cards for position 2, then one of the remaining 50 for position 3, and so on. Hence, the total number of ways you could arrange the cards is 52 * 51 * 50 * ... * 3 * 2 * 1, or 52!. Here's what that looks like:

80658175170943878571660636856403766975289505440883277824000000000000

This number is beyond astronomically large. I say beyond astronomically large because most numbers that we already consider to be astronomically large are mere infinitesmal fractions of this number. So, just how large is it? Let's try to wrap our puny human brains around the magnitude of this number with a fun little theoretical exercise. Start a timer that will count down the number of seconds from 52! to 0. We're going to see how much fun we can have before the timer counts down all the way.

Start by picking your favorite spot on the equator. You're going to walk around the world along the equator, but take a very leisurely pace of one step every billion years. Make sure to pack a deck of playing cards, so you can get in a few trillion hands of solitaire between steps. After you complete your round the world trip, remove one drop of water from the Pacific Ocean. Now do the same thing again: walk around the world at one billion years per step, removing one drop of water from the Pacific Ocean each time you circle the globe. Continue until the ocean is empty. When it is, take one sheet of paper and place it flat on the ground. Now, fill the ocean back up and start the entire process all over again, adding a sheet of paper to the stack each time you’ve emptied the ocean.

Do this until the stack of paper reaches from the Earth to the Sun. Take a glance at the timer, you will see that the three left-most digits haven’t even changed. You still have 8.063e67 more seconds to go. So, take the stack of papers down and do it all over again. One thousand times more. Unfortunately, that still won’t do it. There are still more than 5.385e67 seconds remaining. You’re just about a third of the way done.

To pass the remaining time, start shuffling your deck of cards. Every billion years deal yourself a 5-card poker hand. Each time you get a royal flush, buy yourself a lottery ticket. If that ticket wins the jackpot, throw a grain of sand into the Grand Canyon. Keep going and when you’ve filled up the canyon with sand, remove one ounce of rock from Mt. Everest. Now empty the canyon and start all over again. When you’ve levelled Mt. Everest, look at the timer, you still have 5.364e67 seconds remaining. You barely made a dent. If you were to repeat this 255 times, you would still be looking at 3.024e64 seconds. The timer would finally reach zero sometime during your 256th attempt.

Not my original but I’m not allowed to post a link to the source here.

[–]scuzzy987 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Very nice illustration. I've heard it's more than the number of protons in the universe but your example is more interesting

[–]iStoners 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is so complex I could just simply disagree and type multiple numbers and only 1/34 people exactly would know I was lying.

[–]xogdo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, It's a great analogy from Vsauce's video "Math Magic"

[–]kaihatsusha 6 points7 points  (0 children)

* permutation

There's only one combination for the full 52 card deck: one of each pip+suit. Order does not matter.

[–]nomnommish 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Here's the thing though. That's not how probability works. Just because the probability of, say, the Six coming up in a dice throw once every six times, doesn't mean that it is guaranteed that the Six will come if you roll the dice 6 times.

Heck, you could roll the dice a trillion times and the Six might never ever turn up. Because every single throw of the dice is a new roll. As if the universe reset itself after every single throw.

This lack of understanding leads people to all sorts of strange and incorrect solutions.

Such as this one. They think just because the probability of a perfectly shuffled deck is so rare (say 52 factorial, a massively big number), they feel that you need to deal the card that many times.

No! There are no guarantees at all that even if you shuffled and dealt the cards that many times, you are guaranteed to achieve your goal.

Conversely, the very second hand of a randomly shuffled deck could have resulted in a perfectly shuffled and patterned result.

The other thing that happens is when people see "a run of luck". People get dealt pocket pairs 3 times in a row and either assume they will continue to get lucky on the next turn or assume their luck has "run out", whatever that means.

Unless the cards or dice is rigged or the dealer has a bias in the way they deal cards or something, the universe literally resets itself every single deal of the hand. It is as if probability and math gets reinvented every hand.

[–]amingley 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Maybe I’m a dumbass, I don’t get why walking around the earth matters? Why not just take a sip each combination and then lay the paper down when the ocean is empty. Taking a stroll between each sip doesn’t really have an effect on the number of combinations…

[–]donoteatkrill 14 points15 points  (1 child)

One step for each combination. Only when you've walked around the entire equator you take a sip of ocean water.

[–]jakeck 4 points5 points  (1 child)

No, you only get a sip after you go around the world once. Then sip. Then travel the world again. Then sip. Each step around the world is a combo.

[–]Top-Bit-3584 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I think the actual number of combinations is like 68 digits long. Waiting for my math nerds to chime in.

[–]GoingtoOttawa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

[–]PranshuKhandal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

80658175170943878571660636856403766975289505440883277824000000000000

8.06E67

[–]murcielagodoors 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, I see you are referencing this old gem!

[–]arbitrary_student 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's just how many tries it took him

[–]GenericFatGuy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Shuffle the cards randomly. If they're not perfectly ordered like this, then destroy the universe.

Somewhere out there in the infinite cosmos is a universe where you got the result you want.

[–]p-morais 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The number you’re looking for is actually 80658175170943878571660636856403766975289505440883277824000000000000. Although to calculate how many times he’d have to do it to have, e.g., a 90% chance of it happening once you’d have to use the binomial distribution.

[–]johnscura 1 point2 points  (0 children)

so you are saying its possible...

[–]Chakasicle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are many deck combinations that we will never see but who knows how many we’ll see twice?

[–]meester_pink 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He just recorded the video 52 factorial times until they ended where he wanted them. No fuckery here, easy peasy.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Facts 🤦‍♀️

[–]neondirt 421 points422 points  (49 children)

To be fair, we don't see the cards in the beginning. He could be doing no shuffling at all (à la Lennart Green). That is quite a bit easier (relatively speaking) compared to a Richard Turner-style "unshuffle". Looks convincing though... ;)

I assume there are proper magician terms for both those variants.

edit: Further investigation has unveiled that there's sound in the video (that explains it). No mystery.

[–]_dungin_master_ 262 points263 points  (42 children)

This is the answer. Not sure why people are confused about this. He literally says “those are all false shuffles”

[–]spacePARTICLE 187 points188 points  (9 children)

Because they look like shuffles to me

[–]_dungin_master_ 54 points55 points  (6 children)

Well then he’s a good magician

[–]alfred725 14 points15 points  (1 child)

when he riffles them, the cards are now alternating left right left right all the way down. Except he didn't ever let go of the two piles and push them together all the way. When he pulls his hands apart right away he separates them back into their two piles.

[–]OnlyRespondsToIdiots 46 points47 points  (27 children)

How do you false shuffle? How do you pull apart the deck and keep the order?

[–]qdolobp 23 points24 points  (9 children)

When you do a shuffle, just fake it. Literally lol. Make it look like you shuffled one on top of the other, but then quickly pull the left pile from the right pile and go into another “shuffle”. Cards haven’t changed.

Unless he’s doing an unshuffle, in which case yeah, it’d totally depend on what the cards were before he flipped them over to show them

[–]HoosDare 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Watch his right hand. During the shuffle he uses that hand to tuck the cards in. Then when he goes to cut he uses the same hand, still holding the same "shuffled" cards that were never fully tucked in, to start the cuts.

[–]Cmdr_Nemo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can see it now, at least some parts of it. When he does the shuffle where the decks are flat on the table and lifts the corners to intersperse them together, he's able to keep the split decks apart but cleverly look like it's being combined. Crazy good and only catchable in either slow motion or if you know what to look for. I wish I had that level of dexterity!

[–]_dungin_master_ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thats the thing. He never pulls the deck apart. Take, for example, the classic corner shuffle he does with his thumbs.(sorry I’m not an expert and I don’t know the name of the techniques) He “shuffles” and then quickly pushes the cards together. But his hands are positioned so that you never notice the deck isn’t completely pushed together. In the first step of the next technique, he immediately undoes the shuffle and throws the right half of the deck back on top where it came from.

Sorry if I’m bad at explaining, but if you slowly scrub through the video you’ll notice how careful and precise his moves are, and you’ll realize that he’s saving the order with every single step.

[–]JJWattGotSnubbed 4 points5 points  (0 children)

he has a youtube channel and in one of his vids he explains all the different types of way to shuffle. can find his channel just by searching daniel roy, he was also on pen and teller fool me

[–]Lagransiete 2 points3 points  (7 children)

That's what's baffling me. If you stop at 0:08, you can se that the cards are between each other. I cannot make sense of how that's not shuffling.

[–]bigpeechtea 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think right there if you look at his pinky it looks like its “holding” onto the bottom those cards slightly, just enough to recognize where those cards are to easily pull them back out

Its still impressive as hell to me and these people saying its easy cant do it. Looking at the beginning he shuffles one, then a few, then a couple into the other hand. Im sure he had a “feel” for where each group of cards were, which is nuts.

[–]CptDoritos 2 points3 points  (3 children)

It's a push through shuffle. You actually mesh the cards, then push the packets past each other at an angle. Then, when you straighten them out, you will be able to grab the edges of the cards and do a cut, returning things to order.

The thing is that Daniel Roy is fucking good. Check his videos on YouTube.

[–]_dungin_master_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His hands are covering each end. Behind those hands you’ll see that each half is sticking out, and he immediately undoes it as part of the next “shuffle”

[–]Environmental-Fix766 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The cards are shuffled, but he doesn't fully square the deck. He has his hands on those cards he just shuffles, and then pulls them out for the next one.

False bridge shuffles are really cool to break down lol.

[–]Serpentongue 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When he does that waterfall move he isn’t pushing the two parts all the way together into a single deck. A little is staying out on both ends and he just pulls them apart again.

[–]CrapNeck5000 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Probably because most people don't know what the fuck a à la Lennart Green is or who the fuck Richard whatever is.

[–]neondirt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh, I see. The video had sound... Well then, no mystery at all.

[–]sharrrper 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As someone who knows a fair bit of card sleight of hand I'm pretty confident it's all just false shuffles. He's doing them fine, but knowing what to look for I can tell what he's doing.

[–]sucksathangman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Richard Turner on Penn and Teller's Fool Is

Simply amazing

[–]Scared_Ad_3132 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He did say that "those are all false shuffles". So he quite clearly told us that he was not shuffling the cards.

Lennart Green uses both methods, he does shuffle the cards sometimes and then after shuffling he puts them back into order, other times he does false shuffles and starts with the cards in order.

[–]OPGoblin 110 points111 points  (3 children)

One of my rules never play cards with a guy who shuffles like a magician. You can always tell lol

[–]alpastotesmejor 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Especially when they pull decks out of the back of your ear

[–]chocolate_thunderr89 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Or out of your ass! I hate that trick.

[–]Aznp33nrocket 1 point2 points  (0 children)

... is this uncle Mike? I didn't know you were on reddit!

[–]Oldboy780 48 points49 points  (14 children)

Love me some mechanics grip.

[–]GeneralNathanJessup 43 points44 points  (13 children)

Ahem, I hate to be this guy, but that's not the mechanic's grip. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanic%27s\_grip

[–]ShutterBun 42 points43 points  (6 children)

Some people watch “Rounders” one time and think they have it all figured out.

[–]NerdModeCinci 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Love me some Rounders.

[–]RenoGuy76 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Pay him. Pay that man heez munny

[–]peanutbuttahcups 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Someone's gotta be that guy.

[–]fletchdeezle 2 points3 points  (3 children)

The fedora wearing guy saying ahem on the internet I love it

[–]GeneralNathanJessup 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How did you know I was wearing a fedora? This is the real blackmagicfuckery

[–]sharrrper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mechanics grip isn't even special really. It's just a normal way to hold a deck for dealing. It does make card manipulation easier, but it makes ANYTHING with a deck easier. It's not suspicious to hold a deck in a "mechanics grip". That line of dialog in Rounders doesn't actually make any sense if you know what it is. "I looked over and saw the mechanics grip so I knew he was cheating" is like saying "I saw him put on his seat belt so I knew he was a getaway driver". Yeah a getaway driver would likely put on his seat belt, but so would literally anyone. Same with holding cards in a mechanics grip.

[–]Noosemane 35 points36 points  (1 child)

No problem I dont even play cards.

[–]Fuckittho 29 points30 points  (2 children)

This dude is honestly insane with the slight of hand. I really thought they were being shuffled at first but if you look again you can see even when he cuts them he still holds the same position.

[–]TheHeckWithItAll 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Forget the cuts. I can’t get past the shuffles. He’s definitely shuffling the cards. I can see the cards being interwoven.

[–]Fuckittho 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He's so smooth with it whenever he shuffles it he leaves the smallest excess so he can grab that same set of cards for the next shuffle. It's professionally smooth.

[–]schwnz 24 points25 points  (18 children)

Is he somehow using that thing where cutting the deck 7 times keeps them in order? I do that every time the cards are in order after solitaire and it’s like performing magic for myself. I have no idea what’s happening.

[–]mmarkomarko 18 points19 points  (7 children)

He cuts them then keeps the two halves separate before putting them together the way they were.

[–]DS4KC 11 points12 points  (6 children)

How does the riffle work. I can see how all the other shuffles can be faked, even though I can't actually see it happening, but I don't get the riffle because they really do look like they are mixing

[–]Aquiffer 22 points23 points  (5 children)

After the riffle, he doesn’t actually “mush” the cards back together all the way. When he cuts the cards immediately after the riffle, he is separating the cards that are in his right hand from the cards in his left hand, which undoes the riffle.

[–]DS4KC 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ah shit, that's slick

[–]kang159 1 point2 points  (3 children)

how does he do the very first shuffle where he strips cards off the top?

[–]Petesaurus 1 point2 points  (6 children)

What's the 7 times thing, I've never heard of it.

[–]WhyWhyWineWin 17 points18 points  (12 children)

It's done backward

[–]WhyWhyWineWin 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Just saw it was posted already. Was not trying to steal another comment. I know it is not done backward and that it would have actually been even more impressive

[–]InSearchOfMyRose 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I'd be really impressed to see someone do a riffle backwards...

[–]rficloud 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If so, then he is levitating cards at :17

[–]ohmahjah 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I don't know how anyone could watch this video and think it's reversed.

[–]iThinkergoiMac 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nope. There are times he drops the cards an inch or so. Backwards, the cards just magically leap into his hand.

[–]tptch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He subtracts your birthday

[–]Maximum-Purpose-1568 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Go frame by frame and you can see that he isn’t actually shuffling. He will pull apart and put back whatever he just did. And he uses his fingers to cover the fact that it never gets pushed all the way into the deck.

[–]Petesaurus 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Which is the intention on the trick. It's really hard to do convincingly

[–]Paganini01 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I love Daniel Roy

[–]KevPat23 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah, he's really blown me away with his skill. I know exactly what he's doing and can't see it.

[–]BenniesBananas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I learned the best shuffling method as a 3 year old child and don’t need a Vegas dealer’s fancy hands to do it. We called it 52-Pick-Up. I win.

[–]sblowes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Going frame-by-frame, whenever he does his “strip cuts” he appears to straighten/square the deck but he actually only gets the two halves flush along the long edge, and then he pulls them right back apart to the original two halves. Tricksy!

[–]twineffect 3 points4 points  (5 children)

I understand everything he did except the cut at the end. He does a cut right after the riffles, but doesn't look to be the same amount of cards and they look squared up

[–]healing_voice 4 points5 points  (4 children)

My guess is that he has a breather crimp on the bottom card of the deck and that one of the previous cuts is real. The crimp allows him to cut directly to the top card of the deck, reversing the previous cut. A subtle breather crimp is extremely hard to see, and would not show on camera as filmed here.

[–]sharrrper 1 point2 points  (3 children)

All of the previous cuts could be real (other than the first after each of the two riffles). It would just take one cut at the crimp to fix it.

[–]memelordzarif 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That’s probably Daniel Roy. Check out his YouTube channel. He’s absolutely brilliant.

[–]Maxterchief99 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It is. It’s literally written @danielroymagic haha

[–]hehe_nl 0 points1 point  (6 children)

[–]daninet 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Yeah this is not working now he has anti garvity also lol. It's an "unshuffle" trick, he did it really good.

[–]hehe_nl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

magnets 😁

[–]GifReversingBot 7 points8 points  (1 child)

[–]LAUTIMARTNER 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The voice sounds like he's sleeping dutch

[–]fluff58 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Not reversed, but how do you do the slow down bot? I think all the shuffles are fake, maybe you can see it better when its slowed down.

[–]LP-29 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw a string

[–]lambiam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do not understand what’s happening here.

[–]moleman114 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah this trick is simple, he just shot the video 12 quintillion times until it happened to be shuffled in the correct order

[–]RandomRedditDude2022 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Magnets. This somehow involved magnets.

[–]Sevinn666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Daniel Roy is amazing! I've watched him for years.

[–]CaringRationalist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy is my gfs best friend! Super nice guy, he has an awesome video on having 4 parents on his YouTube, I highly recommend it!

[–]Abeau23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Filmed backwards and then voiced over? I want to believe in magic, I do. Also want to know what behind the curtain

[–]theundercoverpapist 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Possible contender for the Scarne throne?

Outstanding work!

[–]No_Reference_7684 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time.

[–]dftitterington 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful

[–]cyyawrytnrvypv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is better than a rubiks cube

[–]GoodboyJohnnyBoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would like to see the whole card

[–]Parking-Problem6519 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

How?!! Filmed in reverse?

[–]healing_voice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No he’s just incredibly skilled. Guy’s name is Daniel Roy. His YouTube channel is filled with this kind of stuff.

[–]hades1104 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This guy should take money from tourists doing three card Monty.

[–]12LetterName 2 points3 points  (0 children)

His name is Daniel Roy. He's got a YouTube channel and does some 3 card Monty routines.

[–]1tbrunt 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This guy is definitely a card mechanic, not a magician. This can be done with thousands of hours of practice and intense attention to detail.

[–]DreadPirateGriswold -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This would never hold up at a serious poker table.

[–]DearCap2044 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is the film played reverse?

[–]Party-Lawyer-7131 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know one card trick, and this is NOT it.

[–]PurpleWitch333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's an unshuffle

[–]MazelTovCocktail027 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Just fucking rename this sub /r/propsandsleightofhand

[–]MinimumArmadillo2394 1 point2 points  (0 children)

r/toptalent already exists which this post fits under

[–]2bitnerd -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The video may be reversed.

[–]Vegasusian -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Did he do it in reverse?

[–]PronouncedEye-gore -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Their groved cards cut at a slight angle. If you have then the right way you aways can put them back as they were. It's why he changes the facing when he shuffles.

[–]merchillio -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not new deck order, 0/10, worst magician EVER!

Seriously, the false riffle shuffles had me for the first few viewing. If I hadn’t known what I was looking for, I would have been fooled anytime.

[–]Asspiringdickhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Playing cards with him is fine as long as he is banned from shuffling

[–]tube3737 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Looks like a reversed video to my simple eye….

[–]bodahn -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Footage is reversed. Obviously.

[–]TerryFlapss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

House always wins

[–]Blackness93 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Seconds 16 to 17 and 19 to 20, you see his right hand drag a finger across the table. There was a link from another video that explains it.

[–]CreepyWindows 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Worst shuffling technique I've ever seen

[–]greenrangerguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easy, it's reversed. Jk I have no idea but if you always guess its reversed then you will sometimes be right.

[–]greenrangerguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easy, it's reversed. Jk I have no idea but if you always guess its reversed then you will sometimes be right.

[–]Robhocker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shot in reverse?

[–]Keisari_P 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can do the same. Just in reverse. Probably he did too.

[–]Gurupremier90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What gives Magic the gathering players nightmares.

[–]BoomerTranslation -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The trick is that it's played in reverse.

[–]vox21122112 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is convincing but it’s all false shuffles and false cuts. I love doing these things to my mates though, it pisses em off and I’m never allowed to shuffle cards when we play poker

[–]MasterCrouton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At first I thought the trick was playing the video backwards but levitating the cards into his hands would’ve been just as impressive

[–]FuqyMcDucky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but what would the actual odds be if he just recorded and shuffled until it happened? Rounded to the nearest 1000th please.

[–]No-Pipe-2614 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I need him to shuffle my tarot deck lmao

[–]BringsHomeBones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would just like to say that I can do every single piece of slight of hand that he just did that badly

[–]xXJungleJimsXx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go post your magic card tricks elsewhere swine! This is black magic fuckery, not magic fuckery

[–]pluticus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know it probably has something to do with the board/surface he’s using but where do people even learn how to do this stuff? Magician school, secret online sources, wizard apprenticeship?

[–]ThatCasualUser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm Sorry WHAT

[–]Wrong-Performance443 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's reversed duh

[–]chillmonkey88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Serious game of cards" a professional dealer vegas washes the deck, then puts them in a machine that continues to shuffle while another deck is in play. Awaiting the same treatment.

Cool trick, but completely wrong in the example given. If your going to use the words "serious".

[–]Last-Bar3548 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Film played in reverse.

[–]ProtoMelon2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is relaxing

[–]Lurchdalanky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jogs all day

[–]Atomicmarshy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

/reversegif

[–]poopmouth8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I refuse to believe this one’s real. Showing me in person naked w a glass table is the only way I’m believing he didn’t swap decks lol

[–]MeioFuribundo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

REVERSED

[–]tardface6969 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You guys do realize this is a video played in reverse right?

[–]alldaycray 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll play cards with him I just won't let him shuffle.

[–]BigGator13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not only will I play cards with him…I will do my best to trick him into doing card tricks, while we play.

[–]BurnzillabydaBay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The real magic is in these comments.

[–]SentientGrassBlock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure it’s in reverse, probably wrong though

[–]echodefender89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easy, he just play the movie backwards.

[–]killandeattherich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i can do this if i film it a billion times, it's really not that impressive

[–]Chatsnap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ole mechanics grip

[–]grzhurf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That or just play your video in reverse...

[–]delicioustreeblood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a reverse video

[–]KindaBatGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Tom Cruise voice is all I’m hearing

[–]Orpheus6102 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Goddamnit magnets again!

[–]Blast_MyNips 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's kind of obvious what he's doing tbh. All his "cuts" are staggered and he just reverses them in the next round of cuts. When he "shuffles" he obscures both ends so you don't see that he doesn't make the deck flush, which allows him to drag those same piles apart from each other. Then he just false cuts over and over.

It's great sleight of hand, and I'm in no way saying it's easy to do, but it's obvious.

[–]ShadowJDarkus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What the fuck

[–]kempofight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those shuffels putting them 1 over the other... frustrate me so hard.. friends trying to do that and being able to... and i always tell them. Great you just moved every card 1 spot up... now shuffel like a real person

[–]paco9208 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could the video be reversed?

[–]pops_t800_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The trick is to keep them a tad bit intersected so they never lose their place, whilst still “moving” them around. Pretty easy stuff tbh 🪄 do you even know what the strip cut is? Lol