Sleights and effects named after their inventors

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Postby 000 » 07/22/08 08:18 AM

Here are a few


(Alex) Elmsley Count
(Herb) Zarrow Shuffle
(Flip Hallema) Flipstick

Care to name a few more?
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Postby David Prouty » 07/22/08 08:48 AM

(Simon) Aronson Stack
(Elmer) Biddle Grip
(Bill) Malone Shift
(Harry Lorayne) HaLo cut...
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Postby pduffie » 07/22/08 08:51 AM

Do you mean sleights and effects that "have become known as"? because, apart from Flipstick; the other two moves were not given these names by their creators, nor were they published under these names.
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Postby Adam Brooks » 07/22/08 10:01 AM

I'm inclined to think this is a very casual list, so here are a few that "have become known as" as Peter put it:

S.W.E. Shift
Erdnase/Houdini Change
Asher Twist
McClintock Twist
HaLo Cut
Looy's Count
P.H. Vanishing Deck
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Postby Ray Banks » 07/22/08 11:07 AM

Olram (Marlo) Subtelety
Ramsey Subtelty
Pick a card....Any card....NO not THAT card..THIS one!

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Postby David Prouty » 07/22/08 11:19 AM

Ascanio Spread
Heinstein Shuffle (Karl Hein)
Tenkai Palm
Kelly Bottom Placement
Benzais Spin-Out
Piet Forton Pop-Out Move
Braue Reversal ...
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Postby El Mystico » 07/22/08 11:22 AM

Marlo's Tilt....

Actually - one of my math's lecturers at University used to say that if a theorum had someone's name attached to it, you could be sure he didn't invent it...
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Postby pduffie » 07/22/08 12:11 PM

Tamaritz Rabbits
Okito Box
Boston Box
Berg Knot
Gilbreath Principle
SIVA Count
Christ Twist
Kaps Wallet
Cardini Color Change
Miller Hold-out
Carlyle Turnover
Hamman Count
"The Berglas Effect"
Sach's Dice Routine
Collins' Aces
Bobo Switch
Harbin Table
Shaxon Envelope
Devano Rising Cards
Devano Rising Matchbox
Cardini Cigarette Holder
Benson Bowl Routine
Si Stebbins Stack
Koran Deck
Paul Fox Miracle Gimmick
Tenkai Pennies
Stevens Control
Kruskal Principle
"Shank Shuffle" !
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 07/22/08 12:27 PM

? Chop-Chop Cup :)
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Postby Philippe Billot » 07/22/08 12:43 PM

El Mystico wrote:Marlo's Tilt....

Actually - one of my math's lecturers at University used to say that if a theorum had someone's name attached to it, you could be sure he didn't invent it...


Even Einstein's Theory ?
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Postby erdnasephile » 07/22/08 01:14 PM

Kaps or Malini Subtlety :-)
MC Spread Force (Michael Close)
Balducci Wallet
Lorayne Force
Tarbell Rope Routine
Ovette Master Move
Curry Turnover
Ammar Coin Clip
Riser Cups
Dean's Box
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 07/22/08 02:01 PM

Maths is a little different than physics - but Godel's Proof... many of the landmarks are pretty well named.

In physics there are Schrodinger's equation, The Lorentz transformation, Maxwell's equations, Planck's Constant... also well named landmarks.

IMHO it's likely that in our craft the inventors don't want their stuff known by all and sundry so it's someone else who does the (dis)service to the secret builder and propigates the name and the knowlege to the group and into our literature.
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Postby Philippe Billot » 07/22/08 02:30 PM

Dear Mr. Townsend,

Often, in your posts, you write "IMHO"

Please, could you tell me what does that mean ?
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Postby Jim Maloney » 07/22/08 02:46 PM

IMHO is a common internet acronym meaning "In My Humble Opinion".

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 07/22/08 02:46 PM

Adding to the list, there's the recently made popular J(immy) W(ilson) Grip for coins.

Philippe, that would be I(n) M(y) H(umble) O(pinion)
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Postby David Prouty » 07/22/08 02:58 PM

Don't leave out the U(rsula) M(artinez) Grip !
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Postby mai-ling » 07/22/08 03:01 PM

Kuma Tubes
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Postby Philippe Billot » 07/22/08 03:07 PM

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Adding to the list, there's the recently made popular J(immy) W(ilson) Grip for coins.

Philippe, that would be I(n) M(y) H(umble) O(pinion)


Thanks a lot
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Postby flynn » 07/22/08 03:15 PM

Jennings outstanding triumph but for quickies card thru hankey or Dr. Daleys Last Trick. All still kill for me cause most people around here havent seen those tricks.
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Postby mai-ling » 07/22/08 04:28 PM

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Postby psc » 07/22/08 05:43 PM

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Postby erdnasephile » 07/22/08 10:52 PM

Ooops...

that should be the MC Spread Double in my previous post.
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Postby Bob Coyne » 07/23/08 07:43 AM

The Charlier Cut (assuming he actually invented it. Does anyone know when the sleight first appeared in print and what it was called there?)
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Postby Philippe Billot » 07/23/08 08:09 AM

To my knowledge, it was first described in 1877 in Sleight of Hand by Edwin T. Sachs, page 93, (1980 Dover Edition)

BUT it was described as a PASS and not attributed to Charlier.

I think the first who described it as Charlier Pass was Erdnase in The Expert at the Card Table, page 79 (Dover 1995 Edition)

And I think that Hugard was the first (1948) to call it a Charlier Cut.

Two or three years ago, there was a post on this subject and I spoke about a gambling book in french in which this sleight was described before 1877 but I don't remember which one.
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Postby Bob Coyne » 07/23/08 08:24 AM

It looks like it was described in Hoffmann's More Magic (1889) as the Charlier Pass, so that predates Erdnase. And apparently Hoffmann had lessons with Charlier in the 1870's. So that would give some credence to Charlier's connection with the sleight.
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Postby Philippe Billot » 07/23/08 08:42 AM

You are right, it's in More Magic by Hoffmann (1890) and titled Charlier Pass
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Postby 000 » 07/23/08 09:38 AM

The Balducci levitation
Kellar Rope Tie
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Postby Jacky Kahan » 07/23/08 12:37 PM

Goshman Pinch
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 07/23/08 01:13 PM

Jacky Kahan wrote:Goshman Pinch


The word "pinch" has a second meaning regarding 'taking'. Wondering if that was posted with an eye toward irony or maybe Tenkai's students know if the Tenkai Pennies was given into Bobo's with his permission.
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Postby Bryan Dreyfus » 07/23/08 08:53 PM

The Benzais Friction Palm.

According to David Roth.

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 07/23/08 09:00 PM

? Has it been found in print Benzais' book?
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Postby 000 » 07/24/08 01:15 AM

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Postby castawaydave » 07/24/08 02:07 AM

Han Ping Chien
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Postby castawaydave » 07/24/08 05:15 AM

Gallo Pitch
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Postby Philippe Billot » 07/25/08 10:24 AM

Jonathan Townsend wrote:? Has it been found in print Benzais' book?


In fact, it's a Marlo's sleight.

See (for instance), Paul Gertner's Steel and Silver (1994), page 68.

Richard Kaufman writes : "this is a steal of Ed Marlo's from Bull's Eye Coin Tricks (1942)* which has often been miscredited to Johnny Benzais."

* See, page 7, para. 2, of Passe Passe Coins
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 07/25/08 10:48 AM

Thanks Philippe - was not aware of the Marlo connection. Only recently started exploring that coin technique when it occurred to show the loose coins at the fingers as an 'out and across' display then with a sweeping action inward and across, almost closing that hand, appear to drop them into the waiting other hand (yes retention pass timing) let one (or more if using a nesting set) cling. ;) << elbow extends arm/hand out to display, then arm retracts and hand curls as pretend drop happens on way back to center - continue action to side rest position >>
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Postby Diamond Jim Tyler » 07/25/08 01:37 PM

Curly shuffle.
Magically,
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Postby Adrian Kuiper » 07/26/08 10:09 AM

D'Amico Spread

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Postby Zig Zagger » 08/06/08 05:35 PM

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/06/08 07:05 PM

?? Angel Cuts

Blaine Drop?
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