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Daniel talks about why this project is called 'Mechanic', his rough teenage years doing bad things and what this would eventually cost him.


Full Overview

This is a lifetime of information, acquired the hard way.

Mechanic is taught by a man who walked a fine line between death and a payday every time he picked up a deck of cards. When each move could be the difference between a five thousand dollar haul and broken ribs, you get good at using techniques proven to work... techniques that will remain undiscovered at any card table.

This DVD set is a treatise on the techniques used by Daniel Madison to put food on his table for years, as a professional card cheat caught up in the underground circles of London's criminal underbelly.

Every day and every dollar made it harder to get out of the racket he fell into - until a simple slip at the table took the decision out of his hands - and nearly cost him his life.

During the weeks in hospital Madison made the conscious decision to shift from card mechanic to Deception Artist. Now a reformed card cheat, Daniel meticulously teaches the handling, dexterity and psychology of deception with playing cards, step by step.

Over two and a half hours of invaluable advice, theory and method taught by a man in the unique position to have lived the life, each move seized from the cold school of experience.

Daniel learned the hard way so you don't have to. Add Mechanic to your cart NOW and benefit from his hard won experience.

Disclaimer: This is not a DVD on Card Tricks. This is detailed teaching of the actual skills used to illegally and unethically win money in illicit card games through the use of cheating. As study of this material has the potential to turn you into a successful card cheat, we must ask that any use of these techniques at the card table be for entertainment purposes only. Neither Daniel Madison nor Ellusionist can be held responsible for the consequences of cheating or unlawful gambling.

Customer Reviews

  • by jim hyland

    Mar 23, 2015

    A remarkable presentation not only of technique but also of a methodology as to how to think about what you do and why and how you do it. This was my first exposure to Daniel Madison but it definitely, definitely will not be my last.

  • by Tibor Varga

    Feb 17, 2015

    Best 60 dollars that I have ever spent! This man knows what you can get away with at the card table. If you want to learn how to do false deals, shifts, false cuts and shuffles this is the product that you need. These are not tricks, but if you deal down those aces face up like Daniel did from the bottom of the deck, everybody will be just as stunned as if you would do some amazing card trick.
    It only costs you 60 dollars to learn these moves, it nearly cost him his life. Your choice!

  • by Maurice Sabot

    Mar 3, 2014

    Without any doubt my favourite "card mechanic" DVD ever. This is state of art.
    The detail and focus put into teaching each move is outstanding. This is a great buy for anyone who is studying at any level the subtle art of card deception.
    A classic masterpiece from a living legend.