Ollie Mealing’s Control: Perfect mix of beautiful card handling, natural magic

May 28th, 2013 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

From the moment we first saw Ollie Mealing’s work, we knew we were watching pure magic. We’re thrilled to share that magic with you.

This is Control.

Mealing was a highlight in the U.K. festival circuit. Relatively underground, he stayed a secret until a series of his videos were released on YouTube. We posted several of those on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and got all kinds of crazy feedback.

Control was filmed in Toronto weeks before Mealing was hired by Derren Brown to consult for his “Infamous” tour. That should tell you all you need to know about Ollie.

Working with the flair of a mentalist, Mealing’s cardwork is organic and beautiful. No chunky, fast moves, here. Just slow, natural sleights that let a card worker show proficiency and confidence. It’s an eye-catching, perfect mix of flourishing and magic that is so rare to find. Control is packed with 11 of his working controls that Ollie uses every time he works a gig.

Control is one of a host of new releases available from Ellusionist today. Also available:

Bebel: Another underground legend comes to the surface. Bebel’s card handling is simply incredible. Filmed after midnight in an off-path cafe, Bebel teaches three flawless utility moves that cement his underground reputation.

Fallen Spade Ring: Similar to the Black Club ring, this distressed silver ring wears its damage with pride. Available in two sizes.

Artifice Stainless Steel card clip: Similar to our other card clips, the Artifice clip wraps your Artifice deck in a metal embrace, protecting it from damage. The engraving perfectly matches the ace and back of your Artifice deck, no matter which color you use.

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