“Catching Cold” is The Common Magician’s solution to the card catching plot.
A selection is made and shuffled into the deck. The performer dribbles the cards and proceeds to catch the selected card from the dribble. The effect can be performed surrounded and the moment of catching the card appears to be completely fair.
Carl Irwin provides a 30 minute presentation on impromptu and prepared methods for card catching. A method is provided for completely impromptu situations, using a borrowed deck. Carl also
presents a gaffed card variation that is more accessible and easier to implement. The techniques discussed in this download can be applied to many other card magic effects and situations.
Don’t forget to “wash” the cards before Catching Cold!