Winding up the deck

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Winding up the deck

Postby El Mystico » May 1st, 2017, 11:27 am

Who should be credited with the idea of 'winding up the deck'? - riffling the corner with the left thumb, while the right hand does a winding motion?

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby performer » May 1st, 2017, 12:31 pm

I actually read at one time who invented it. The trouble is that I cannot remember where I read it, when I read it or who the inventor was. All I can tell you is that it is definitely in print somewhere. I have been doing it for years and years. It does get a smile but not much else. Still, anything is better than nothing. It all adds up to the amusement.

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby Randy DiMarco » May 1st, 2017, 2:28 pm

I just read about how this was originally done with a watchwinder gimmick and this person had made it easier by using the riffle.

Now I just need to remember where I read it. Will find it when I get home and post an update.

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby Jonathan Townsend » May 1st, 2017, 2:42 pm

? gonna do x-cards/cardistry?
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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby Randy DiMarco » May 1st, 2017, 6:36 pm

In Volume 1 Number 5 of Talisman is Roger Rittner's "The New Wind-Up Deck". In the description he states that he can't remember who originally showed it to him but has found few people who had heard about it. That issue is dated April 3, 1970.

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby Joe Pecore » May 1st, 2017, 7:05 pm

Described and attributed to George Coon in New Phoenix, page 106
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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby performer » May 2nd, 2017, 12:24 am

Joe Pecore wrote:Described and attributed to George Coon in New Phoenix, page 106


That's it! And I can't swear to it and I will check later since I own the book in question but I swear that I first came across it and Coon's name in the Bert Allerton book. I wish I had the energy to go find the book and check it out right now but I just can't be bothered.

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby performer » May 2nd, 2017, 1:08 am

I just checked! Yep! I was right! Page 54 of the Bert Allerton book. I KNEW I read it somewhere! The first time I saw this was performed by Jon Tremaine but later I also came across it in the Bert Allerton book. I read there that George Coon invented it but it faded from my memory which is normally very good where book extracts are concerned. However when Joe mentioned George Coon it all came back to me.

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby El Mystico » May 2nd, 2017, 6:46 am

Thank you!

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby magicfish » May 2nd, 2017, 7:14 am

I think i first saw this done my Michael Ammar in the late 80's. He does it very well. He makes it sound so real. There is a real knack to making sound right.

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby Dave Le Fevre » May 2nd, 2017, 9:13 am

I learned this is the early 1960s. Cannot remember where, though. Unless it's in ECT?

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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby Jonathan Townsend » May 2nd, 2017, 9:53 am

Were the safe dial, spigot and key winder (miniature of clown prop) about contemporary in the magic shop?
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Re: Winding up the deck

Postby Philippe Billot » May 3rd, 2017, 11:08 am

Joe Pecore wrote:Described and attributed to George Coon in New Phoenix, page 106


Issue 324, March 8, 1955.


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