The Art of Palming by Javi Benitez
If you’ve got people watching your sleight of hand, you’re doing it wrong.
Written into the laws of card technique, smooth beats speed every time. That’s fact. The idea is to make your sleight of hand look like ANY natural movement. And that natural movement needs CAUSE to be there at the time it’s performed. A reason for the movement.
And that’s why Javi’s sh!!t goes past EVERYONE.
Natural. Fluid. Nothing to look at.
The first time we met Javi Benitez he fooled the Ellusionist team with a simple 'card to pocket' ….5 times in a row. His palm is so fluid, it moves through the cracks in your brain and you CAN’T see it.
And that’s the only reason for Penn’s outburst on the 'Fool Us' set. Even Penn and Teller, with as much as they know, were unable to visibly see Javi’s sleight of hand. He won the trophy with palming.
In life, there’s a saying, to learn and absorb from the best. This full more than hour long treatise will have you performing better all-around moves and magic, not just palming. Pick up Javi’s thoughts and thinking patterns toward palming and it will make your moves automatically smoother, more invisible. Plus, you’ll get the fine tuning of Javi’s SMOOTH PALM which is worth the cost of the video by itself.
In Spain, this sells for $35. We reduced the price by $10 in order to spread this wealth into magic circles everywhere.
KevinAn interesting take on an already existing palm. Although the applications were good, I don't feel as though the download is worth $25. Had this been $18 it may have felt more reasonable. Good quality and great explanation. Wish there more angles covered, but otherwise not too shabby.
ScottThere are some great ideas in this download on making the act of palming and holding out much more invisible and natural, including some “one degree” tips and angle adjustments that make all the difference, regardless of your hand size. It’s hard to argue with the results, when you watch Benitez demonstrate. This is my first exposure to his work, but he’s obviously a master of his craft. The routines are terrific, too. The effects are varied, visual and fun. Chances are they’ll get you excited about practicing the methods taught.
SummaryThese five techniques are perfect for any level of magician and it is so creative and interactive with the spectators.