HOW TO Perform the binary routine magic card trick
Watch this instructional magic card trick tutorial to learn how to perform the binary routine. This is an original series of user-created moves. There are 9 phases of the Binary Routine, 6 of which are false, and the other 3 are closers that involve a color card change at the end. This video provides instruction on 2 false cuts and 1 closer, along with some possible variations. Just keep in mind, there is room for adjustment with these phases. If you find a better way to do a certain move, then by all means, do it the way you want. You can choose to listen to the speech to help you along, or watch the text on the screen instead if the speech is too confusing.
The Binary Routine requires a few simple prerequisites: the Charlier Cut, a 3-packet Sybil, the Swivel/Pivot Cut, and a 180 degree packet flip. This video includes instructions on how to perform the Binary Flip. Once you learn that move, you can start learning the phases of the Binary Routine.
How the phases are named:
Every phase is named as an equation. The “BIN” in every phase refers to what kind of cuts are used and where the first binary flip usually happens.
If it’s BIN/X, it starts with a swivel cut and usually the first binary flip happens with the top packet. If it’s X/BIN, then it starts with a Sybil and usually the first binary flip happens with the middle packet. The binary number is the number of packets manipulated in the routine.
BIN/X: Starts with Swivel Cut
X/BIN: Starts with Sybil Cut