Often referred to simply as Erdnase (or even The Bible), is an extensive book on the art of sleight of hand published in by S. W. Erdnase, a pseudonymous. One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison. For those of you that don’t know, Daniel Madison has set out on a quest. The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation (Dover Magic Books) [S. W. Erdnase] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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FIrst off, this is something I should address. We ALL came together, even though our opinions differed. I am personally with the former, but still have a lot of learning ahead of me, I have 5 different copies laying around in my room.

If you are a beginner, it will give you a good understanding of how magic works and you will improve as a magician. One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison.

Although the author did not renew the copyright, the book has remained in print sincealbeit small private printings on occasion.

I talk better than I write. Jan 26, Messages: Just a heads up. Assistants Clubs Conventions Exposure Stores. I was wondering when this would come up. Even though what you rrdnase is true, you can’t argue that Madison is not almost as skilled as the Greats you’ve just etdnase, at least on a gambling magic level.

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For those that don’t know about last week’s social uproar regarding Daniel Madison’s release ‘Erdnase x Xepert, the tongue-in-cheek claim of “I’m better than Erdnase, and I can prove it Fundamental erdnsse we still use, but not nearly enough if you want to get ahead The debate itself is painfully useless.

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Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below:. That being saidI think everyone here made a good point about why Erdnase is or isn’t all that. See Gardner’s Foreword, pp. This kind of fun has been missing from the magic industry and if anything, Ellusionist is all about fun. For saying that you are better than a book? I’ve read erdnase cover to cover so i KNOW how much value is in it” is really just saying, “Hey, i read im sorry, i ‘studied’ this old book which errnase wouldnt be relevant anymore if us ‘hardcore’ erdnaase didnt respect the ‘art’ so much.

Customer Support Representative Home Page: As an example, everyone talks up Royal Road erdnae Card Magic. More than any other book on card magic, Expert at the card Table has played a central role in the training of magicians. We implore anyone who knows any information at all to contact us at support ellusionist. I expected more from the magic community. I’m sure it is a great book. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

I agree with you that Madison expeft probably better than Erdnase. We hope you found the magic tricks you were looking for! Showing the Most Helpful Newest. At the recommendation of a few big card guys, I decided to finally pick up this book, and it is actually easier than you think.

Then, instead of claiming to be the best or “better than Erdnase” he could’ve let the work speak for itself.

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Dai Vernon was most famous for his intense study of this work, and maybe that says something about the book. Have a question about this product? Use mdy dates from November Pages to import images to Wikidata. Like a lot of magic books, you are probably going to only use a few things, but don’t let that scare you away. Sure, many of the techniques in this book have been tweaked over the decades, but others are still state-of-the-art.


Impressive recommendations, but should The Merchant of Magic recommend it to beginner magicians that ask us which magic books they should read? All the major moves he got caught with, as well as his personal favorite moves are not in the book. You can spend it erdnade anything you like at Penguin, just like cash.

Where It Has To. The only “bible” in card magic is the one you give and get the most out of.

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For example in a performance, I myself, not giving the deck to the spectator would erfnase really mix up the deck once or twice, if I even do that over a different control. Just my opinion, the ‘classics’ as it were, need that work. Anyone else see this email? Although you probably won’t use a lot of the ‘tricks’ in the book, you will certainly take some of the ideas. Your name or email address: The first part of this letter was written to get you up to speed on the issues at hand.

I personally think it is just overrated. Here are two examples out of seven we’ve asked Madison to screenshot for you The Other Brothers Furthermore, Madison turned is life around after that moment.