NOTE from Don: I saw Ryan Plunkett perform a routine from this book at TRICS 2021, and I honestly had no idea how he was doing the things he was. When I found out later that he was utilizing a stripper deck, I had one of those HUGE a-ha moments, when I instantly realized how much could be done with a stripper deck that I never imagined. Thankfully, Ryan HAS imagined it, and made it real.
A New Angle is filled with magician foolers, hard-hitting practical effects for laymen, and off-the-wall new ideas to springboard your own creativity. Many of the effects are all three of the above. That's because the authors have dusted off a secret weapon that you probably already have buried in the back of your magic drawer: The Stripper Deck (AKA the Tapered Deck, Shaved Deck, Wizard Deck).
Written by Ryan Plunkett and Michael Feldman, photographed by James Murphy, designed by Heather Wood, edited by Susan Palmer Marshall and Pedro Nieves-Bosque, with a foreword by Lance Pierce, A New Angle contains more than twenty routines and concepts, with additional contributions by Harapan Ong, Edward Boswell, Nathan Colwell, Frank Fogg, and Brian O'Neill.
By combining subtleties, sleight of hand and new ideas with this nearly forgotten tool that every serious magician already owns, Ryan and Michael will show you how to unlock mind-blowing effects you never thought possible. They invite you to work through the material proposed and search for your own angle in other overlooked places.
Black and white photographs
NEW, Hardcover, 166 pages
GOOD condition (dirt marks on upper corners of cover (see photos), hardcover, 166 pages