Three Things by Daniel Madison
Three phases of ultimate control.
There are two ways to predetermine the location of a selected card in a deck. You either keep track of the one selected card until it’s in the desired position… or you control every other card in the deck around it.
The latter is obviously so difficult as to be considered ridiculous... but Daniel Madison has never been a man to take the easy way out.
Three things is based on an interesting premise - if you could control every card in the deck - from the spectator’s choice, through multiple cuts and shuffles, right down to the final reveal, how would you prove it?
Daniel discusses the psychology of his presentation and why it works for him - but with elements of card cheating, mentalism and magic throughout this three-phase routine, you’ve got a lot to worth with to make it your own.
The next time someone asks you to show them ‘something’ - show them three things instead.