Hot Bar Tricks How-Tos

How To: Perform a coin penetration magic trick

If you have ever played the popular drinking game Thin Ice, then this magic tricks setup should look familiar to you. The magician appears to push a coin positioned on top of a piece of latex through the latex into a glass without puncturing it. This video teaches you how to perform this simple, easy trick with only a few basic materials.

How To: Solve the matchstick math problem

Just by moving one match you can turn the math problem into a correct answer. Definitely use this to get some free drinks. And you already know the answer, so it won't be hard. If you want to try and figure this one out for yourself, pause the video before the reveal.

How To: Pick pockets like a pro

Learn how to pick pockets just the way pro thieves do it! This video will take you through the way pros go through their process, from finding a mark to making the switch. It even tells you how to avoid being the mark. This video will show how to pick pockets like a pro.

How To: Escape from a zip tie and open locked doors

If for some strange reason you find your hands bound together by a zip tie, check out this video to learn how to escape from one! Using a little bit of slight of hand, you'll learn how to break free from a tight zip tie, and as an added bonus, how to open up a locked door using a zip tie. Remember: Don't cut off your circulation by tightening it too much.

How To: Get free drinks with a glass and coin bar trick

You're sitting at a pub and are trying to impress a few ladies, but how? With a magic trick, that's how. Pose the question, "Can you pour the liquid into the other glass, but without touching either glass, and without dropping either of the two coins?" You may find that the answer to this is extremely easy, so impress the ladies, or bet your fellow drunkards into giving you free drinks... anytime. See how you can get free drinks with a glass and coin bar trick.

How To: Make a Coin Jump from Hand to Hand with Magic

In this tutorial, learn a funky magic trick that you can perform anywhere. In this video, you will see exactly how to flip a coin just right so that it appears to have jumped from one closed hand to another. This process is really simple, but will require some practice. So, feel free to rewind the video if you need more help. Have fun!

How To: Do basic pen tricks

As promised for nearly the whole school year now, I have finally explained how to do two simple pen tricks. There are many such videos on YouTube and elsewhere, but many (students) have requested me to explain it too, so here it is.

How To: Perform a bar trick using a bandana or cloth napkin

In this tutorial, learn how to trick people in a bar or at a party. This trick requires only a small piece of cloth like a napkin or bandana. You ask an opponent to try and tie the cloth in a knot without crossing their arms or letting go of the ends of the fabric. This may sound impossible but with a simple slight of hand you'll be able to tie it and win your bet!

How To: Perform a mystifying mind control trick using the number 9

The number 9. When applied to magic, it's more than just a simple number. The number has a special property that allows others to be deceived, if they don't know any better. And this magic trick will make your victims think you're using mind control on them using your psychic skills. But little do they know that all roads lead to nine.. and Denmark.