Turnantula

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Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 4th, 2015, 8:52 am

I've never published the full manuscript for my move, "Turnantula." The move is a completely invisible sort of half Pass that can be used in a wide variety of applications.

Anyone who wants a copy can have one for free by sending me an email: trickmail@cogeco.ca

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 4th, 2015, 1:27 pm

The deal of the year!
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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 4th, 2015, 5:03 pm

I give away better stuff than some people sell!

I've had a mountain of requests and they've all been sent.

Enjoy the move and the effects.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 6th, 2015, 6:19 pm

I'd love to have any feedback on the mss. or the tricks.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Tom Gilbert » December 8th, 2015, 9:52 pm

Working on the move, but struggling with it. The move still looks crappy in my hands.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 8th, 2015, 9:57 pm

Tom, even with Bob sitting next to me and teaching it to me, I had trouble getting it right. It's like Roy Walton's "Trigger" in that respect--there's something counter-intuitive about the action that is difficult to grasp.

If Bob makes a short video, I can post it on YouTube and set up a link to it.
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Re: Turnantula

Postby Leo Garet » December 9th, 2015, 10:01 am

Just about sums it up for me, too. Particularly the reference to Trigger.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby brianarudolph » December 9th, 2015, 10:32 am

Another hopeful vote for a helpful video. Or is that a helpful vote for a hopeful video? Either way! :-)

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 9th, 2015, 11:36 am

Okay, I'll try to work up a video soon, but too busy right now.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Joe Mckay » December 9th, 2015, 11:41 am

Same here, Bob. My brain is having trouble processing these instructions.

I remember a similar thing when I learned Roy Walton's Trigger move as well. In that case - seeing a clip of it on YouTube made all the difference.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 9th, 2015, 1:16 pm

I'm hopeless when it comes to video. I guess I could use my iPhone and shoot some video but then it would have to be edited and I can't do that. However, I'm happy to send the raw video to someone who actually knows what they're doing, then we could collaborate on a final cut and post that.

I know this is a very weird move to learn because it's so counter-intuitive. It makes absolutely no logical sense--in fact one guy I showed it to wanted to know how I had invented it. I couldn't tell him. Sometimes I can see things the way people will see them even though what I'm showing them is not in fact what they think they are seeing.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 9th, 2015, 1:27 pm

Bob, use your phone.
Upload the video to Hightail or Dropbox and send me a link.
I'll take care of the rest. :)
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Re: Turnantula

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 9th, 2015, 1:41 pm

If I understand the first page of the move description correctly, there's a face up half pack under a face down half pack. Reading on - at the end of the maneuver you're holding a face up pack, 180 horizontal turnover, and the top half is now face up underneath. There's some wrist action to start. And a regrip of the packet that was on top. Here's where I'm getting stuck. My right hand has regripped the top half. The hands are together. My left wrist is bent inward. What to do next?

[play] I'm thinking a Phil Pack on top of a solid pack would be a killer app for this kind of open card handling. Then again I'm still dizzy from the twirling. What's that stuff folks take for motion sickness? [/play]

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 9th, 2015, 5:09 pm

Richard has supplied the solution--soon!

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Andrew Pinard » December 9th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Still working through the method, but it seems very comfortable to me at first. Probably because I am a fan of the Herrmann shift. More when I get a chance to dig deeper. My bigger paws seem to be a bit of an advantage...

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 12th, 2015, 7:28 pm

I've shot a video and I will send it to Richard for editing.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby timbrown » December 12th, 2015, 8:34 pm

Thanks Bob! You are very generous.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Joe Mckay » December 12th, 2015, 8:46 pm

Cheers, Bob!

You have a kind of visual dyslexia which enables you to think up these strange moves. That the rest of us have trouble picturing.

The video will be a great help!

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Re: Turnantula

Postby MagicbyAlfred » December 12th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Thank you, Bob! :mrgreen: And thanks to Richard, as well!

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 13th, 2015, 7:10 pm

Yep, that's got to be it: visual dyslexia or maybe dysvideo.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Bob Farmer » December 22nd, 2015, 8:26 am

The head Genii will post the video when he's had time to edit out all the mistakes.

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Re: Turnantula

Postby Fredrick » September 17th, 2017, 7:53 pm

Recently dusted off the manuscript and was wondering if the video was posted on the forum?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Turnantula

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 17th, 2017, 9:09 pm

I cannot get a video pasted into here successfully!
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Re: Turnantula

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 17th, 2017, 9:53 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:I cannot get a video pasted into here successfully!


:o :shock: :?
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Turnantula and Gaffus Max

Postby Daniel Z » September 19th, 2017, 2:33 pm

Turnantula might be elusive but Gaffus Maximus has arrived. At least to my house. Thank you Mr. Farmer


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