Roy J HopwoodMember since October 15, 2023
I am a 77-year-old retired professional magical entertainer and former occupational health and safety consultant. I was a passive playing card collector for more than 50 years until I moved from Australia to Canada in 2019. Since then I have been moderately active in increasing my eclectic collection of around 750 decks (packs)
This article examines the long-short principle in mechanical decks used in magic, detailing various types such as the Svengali, Mirage, and Stripper Decks. It explores their history and usage without revealing the specific methods behind their magic tricks.