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The Spider Cut is not really a cut - it's more of a flourish. To see a video tutorial (no speaking) go to this site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLtkhERny0U
(this is NOT by me)
I give credit to Mikkel Samuelsen, and twin brothers Dan and Dave Buck for this.

I will show step by step photos and explanations. Good luck!



Hint: It's easier than it looks (not saying too much but still...)
 
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Step 1: Grip

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How you hold the deck to start.

Picture 1: Ensure you hold the deck EXACTLY in this position.
Picture 2: You should be able to do that.
Picture 3: The starting grip.

By the way, look for cards that fit your hands. It's much easier for learning. When you are done, you can use larger cards (like title pic).

Step 2: First Pull

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Picture 1: Lift top third like shown.
Picture 2: Lift middle third in a zig zag. Note bottom third is cluched between left index and pinkie. Also note it is the 6 of hearts.
Picture 3: Swing bottom third away (you can just see a bit in the photo) and place left thumb on the middle third.
Picture 4: Split the middle in half. Now there are 4 parts (looks like original three but this one is the 2 of hearts). Other part is still barely seen (still between the two fingers).
Picture 5: Swing 3rd part (from the top) towards you. Note the 2 of hearts is BELOW the 2 of spades.
Picture 6: Swing right hand away from you to swing the cards even further out. Also note that I'm pushing the 10 of diamonds (only one card) with my right index, pivoting on my right middle.
Picture 7: Note that the 2 of hearts is ABOVE of the 2 of spades. The finished First Pull. If you have come this far then you're doing well.
sarwesh1203 years ago
good one bro
ked19973 years ago
I can't change the step with a deck of cards in my hands. LOL


I'm more of a coin guy and tend to concentrate on the arts of magical illusion rather than flourishes (over and above a few simple flips and rolls) so I am always well impressed by the cardist's dexterity with the pasteboards! This would make a beautiful false cut because it is also perfect misdirection - no-one would be checking out the order of the cards, they'd just be gawping at the skill. Very cool. If anyone wants to get into card flourishes in a big way or just see some truly mind-blowing stuff on video there is a site called theCuso which a quick google would easily find which is probably the best for this sort of thing.
siva_yeend3 years ago
Did this when playing some MtG with friends to "Shuffle" the cards had it in my perfect order afterwards was a quick game......... I still lost :(
Exscaly (author)  siva_yeend3 years ago
ah well, your friends should at least have been impressed ;)
Kimroseann3 years ago
Wait a sec
isn't this Dan and Dave's WERM cut
dude that's like stealing you just change the name
Exscaly (author)  Kimroseann3 years ago
So I have heard after publishing this instructable. I have given them credit above. And I learnt this off the video link above, by Mikkel Samuelsen, and it was called the Spider Cut. I'm just publishing it nice and step by step.
paperclip323 years ago
I learnt to do it with my Magic the Gathering deck.Now I can amaze my friends when I cast Diabolic Tutor.

Thanks!
Wait, does that mean you are stacking your deck and tricking them with your shuffle? I see your swamp and raise you a plain.
I might since you mentioned it...
quick roll for defense!
Exscaly (author)  paperclip323 years ago
To both captainpillz44 and paperclip32, I'm so happy it helped! Have fun amazing friends and doing it when you're bored. I do exactly that!
the text was a bit confusing for me so i looked at the last picture of each step and figured out how to get there. Great Instructable, fun to do when you're bored :D
ilpug3 years ago
awesome. i was looking for a way to make my card tricks less boring. this should be PERFECT
Exscaly (author)  ilpug3 years ago
Great! I'm glad it helped!
eldar73 years ago
Nice one looks GRATE!
A video instructable will be grate too

Good Work :)
Exscaly (author)  eldar73 years ago
Thanks! As I said, I don't think I can put a vid, but for a video tutorial, use the link. This instructable was only a written description of the video for people who don't have a high download quota or just didn't understand. But thanks again for the positive feedback!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
This looks really awesome. I like that you included a link to an offsite video, but it would be really cool to see a video of you doing it as part of your Instructable. Looks tricky!
Exscaly (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thanks very much! I don't know about the video though, but thanks for the feedback..