John,Originally posted by John LeBlanc:
I misunderstood. I thought you wanted to identify routines (collect names) not entire routines. Sorry.
There is a marketed trick, "Ultimate Card Warp" where you get cards to change places. I'm working on something like that where you don't have to have extremely similar cards and appear to be working from a deck... the goal being that the climax of the trick is the two cards, folded in different directions change places during a push through.Originally posted by Jeff Pierce:
I'm looking to catalogue all published references to Roy Walton's Card Warp effect.
I'm also looking for unpublished routines, variations and presentations that you would like to see published.
That's the item that I mentioned in my earlier post in this thread. I have the document, and I have the e-address of the person who produced it. (Dunno if that e-address is still current, though.)Originally posted by Joe Pecore:
There was something called "Warp Factor" being distributed on the internet quite a few years ago.
Just as a clarification -- Busby's effect was not really a "version". His was the original idea that inspired Roy Walton to create "Card Warp".Originally posted by Evan Shuster:
Along those lines, I believe Jeff Busby had a version called "Into the 4th Dimension and Beyond."
On a related note, has anyone used the Ken Krenzel gaff set from Apocalypse to do the tear and show the cards half and half?Originally posted by Jeff Pierce:
thanks to all so far. Here's a good question, who came up with the idea to stop the card half way through and rip it down the center to display half up and half down?
Ian, you mean the seventies, don't you? Feel free to send you routine along for inclusion in my book and no I have not spoken with Pat Page but will as soon as I can get a email.Originally posted by Ian Kendall:
Fair enough - I had the Davenport's manuscript but never really used the ending. I still prefer my own which leaves everything in the spectator's hand.
Since it came from Davenport's in the sixties, have you been in touch with Pat Page?
Take care, Ian
Probably many people, but Derek Dingle did this on television in the mid to late 70's.Originally posted by Jeff Pierce:
Here's a good question, who came up with the idea to stop the card half way through and rip it down the center to display half up and half down?
That would be the opening routine in 100% Sankey, called "Definitely Warped." And in the category of yet-to-be-published versions, Tyler Wilson is about to unleash his handling on the nine people still buying books in his forthcoming compendium, Dominatricks, featuring an eye-popping phase in which a quarter-size notch is torn out of the folded edge of the tunnel card, then the other (lengthwise) folded card is passed through the tunnel, but somehow (and impossibly), it remains unseen through the notch!Originally posted by Ian Kendall:
Jay Sankey has a version in one of his early books that uses one card
In 1970, while still in my mid-teens, I purchased a Japanese book issued by the Tenkai Prize Committee called MASAO ATSUKAWA'S CREATIVE WORKS IN MAGIC. The book dealt with original effects by Atsukawa and a great deal of the material utilized the shape of objects to create some unusual magic - topological magic, if you will.
I became interested in one of Atsukawa's effects called 'Three Quarter Card'. The gaff is basically a card with one quarter missing, that allows a penetration effect to take place. The problem was that the cards could not be shown cleanly. In playing around with the Atsukawa effect, I hit upon the idea of replacing the missing quarter with just a slit running from one edge of the card to the centerpoint. This allowed me to perform all sorts of unique penetration effects, but in a much cleaner and more open fashion. Still playing with the single slit card, I eventually came up with the E-fold idea which led ultimately to the effect of a single card turning inside out - an effect which was finally written up in November of 1972 and published in January 1973 as INTO THE FOURTH DIMENSION...AND BEYOND. I think it fairly well known that this was the effect that led to Roy Walton's variant handling that was issued (and I might add, initially without permission, but belatedly given after the effect was on the market) as CARD WARP. This took the magic world by storm.
Ian, please speak wit hMr. Page and ask hime if he came up with the ending for Card Warp. LMKOriginally posted by Ian Kendall:
Could be - part of me thought Card Warp came out in 68? I'm not sure Pat has email, but I have to speak to him in the next couple of days. I'll try to remember to ask him.
Take care, Ian