Henry Christ Reverse

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Postby James Foster » 02/18/04 08:04 AM

Colleagues,

I'm searching for a textual description of the Henry Christ Reverse. Any references would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

James
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Postby Jon Racherbaumer » 02/18/04 11:26 AM

The Christ Reverse is in a special category of "Reverses." That is, it is a technique where a card is reversed as another card is turned over. Others in this category are the Larreverse and RoyVerse.

I'm currently writing a PROVENANCE BULLETIN on this type of move that will appear on www.JonRacherbaumer.com next week.Check CARD COLLEGE - VOLUME 4 for reverses.

Christ had another reverse in PROFESSIONAL CARD MAGIC (Cliff Green), but it is incorrectly described. It is used in "Christ's Fabulous Ace Routine."

Onward...
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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/18/04 03:53 PM

Don't forget the Wonderreverse, from The Books of Wonder.
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Postby James Foster » 02/18/04 06:23 PM

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer:
The Christ Reverse is in a special category of "Reverses." That is, it is a technique where a card is reversed as another card is turned over.
Interesting...the context within the write-up I'm reading is that all the cards in your hand (in this case, about half the deck) are reversed under the cover of the top-card in the act of turning the deck end-to-end. Is this the same action as the move referenced by Jon?

There is the Christ half-pass, which kinda fits the requirements of the routine, but this technique seems awkward as performed under just a single card.

Again, all assistance and references are greatly appreciated.

All the best,

James
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Postby Thomas Van Aken » 02/20/04 04:33 AM

James,
The move you describe is "the Christ's Twist", an half pass followed by an all around square up type action.
The Christ's twist is described in "The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings".
Cheers
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Postby James Foster » 02/20/04 06:36 AM

Thomas,

Thanks for the reference.

All the best,

James
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