Dan Buck and Dave Buck, 26, are twin brothers who share an insane ability to manipulate playing cards. Whether you call it magic, sleight of hand or juggling, one thing is for sure - witness them with a deck of cards and you will have a whole new outlook on what is possible.
Their creative approach has spawned a new generation of fast paced, visual, in-your-face magic as well as an entirely new art form (Cardistry). If you saw the 2007 film, Smokin' Aces, you witnessed their skill first hand. Recently they were hired to hand double for an entire season of the hit childrens show - LazyTown.
Q&A with Dan & Dave
What is theory11 to you? Why is this site different?
theory11 to me is something special, as I/ve had the opportunity to be apart of its conception, in a small way, from day one. The goal behind theory11 is simple, the mission however is not. theory11 will set a new standard of how magic is created, but mor
How many hours a day do you spend practicing?
In high school probably eight to ten hours. That's eight hours non-stop practicing. These days I'm lucky to get in two hours but I don't think it matters as I'm ALWAYS holding a deck of cards.
What got you into magic?
At 12 years old, I came across David Copperfield's Dreams and Nightmares TV special. I was hooked, and eventually collected a fast array of magic props - trunks full. Later a came across David Blaine's first TV special, Street Magic. As a young boy intere
What's your favorite brand of playing cards?
I enjoy using White Border Bee cards, Tally-Ho, and Steamboats.
How long have you been performing?
I've been performing for about as long as I've been into magic - 10 years. I should stress that I don't perform professionally, nor have any intentions of doing so. I just enjoy performing impromptu for small groups with no money involved. That might see
What books would you recommend to someone just starting out?
The Expert at the Card Table and Royal Road to Card Magic.
Who is your favorite performer to watch?
What do you see as wrong with the industry today?
People, I won't even call them magicians, have realized that this is a niche industry with a bunch of amateurs willing to buy anything. Everything. Each week dozens of products are released by no-name magicians who will not even be interested in the art i