If you haven’t seen this performance before, you’re in for a real treat.
Card magic is usually pretty bland these days. Everybody knows what everybody is doing.
New magicians pop onto the scene and offer slight twists in old tricks and sleights of hand, but nothing is really new. They’re just “twists.”
Then… there are those like Shin Lim who kind of created his own category of card magic.
Trust me… you’ve never seen anything like this.
This is what people are saying after watching this performance:
Yes, you will be able to catch some of the things he does. Some of his sleight of hands are pretty visible to people who are proficient in cardistry.
But some of them…. are unexplainable.
Who is Shin Lim?
A very creative and talented card magician would be an understatement.
He’s the reigning FISM World Champion in Close up Card Magic and won numerous other awards for close up card magic.
Honestly, I have no idea how he performed some of these moves unless he invented a new piece of technology that none of us know about.
This is not a revealing video. I’m not even going to try to explain how he pulled off some of these moves.
But he does reveal a lot of them himself through his online shop.
I went through every single one of his products, to be honest, and I still can’t explain some of these moves.
The one I’m most curious about is how he changed the card inside the plastic bag just by waving it.
The two cards are clearly signed by the participants.
But this is getting slightly off track, as I’m sure you have no idea what I’m talking about yet.
Watch the full performance
The way he choreographed all of his moves along with the music is impressive.
I particularly loved the Interstellar theme song in the second part.
I don’t think anybody’s been able to figure out every move in his routine yet. But everything is so graceful and so masterful that it really doesn’t matter.
And yes, he fooled Penn and Teller.