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Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby 000 » July 22nd, 2008, 8:18 am

Here are a few


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

Care to name a few more?

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby David Prouty » July 22nd, 2008, 8:48 am

(Simon) Aronson Stack
(Elmer) Biddle Grip
(Bill) Malone Shift
(Harry Lorayne) HaLo cut...

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby pduffie » July 22nd, 2008, 8:51 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Adam Brooks » July 22nd, 2008, 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Ray Banks » July 22nd, 2008, 11:07 am

Olram (Marlo) Subtelety
Ramsey Subtelty
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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby David Prouty » July 22nd, 2008, 11:19 am

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Piet Forton Pop-Out Move
Braue Reversal ...

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby El Mystico » July 22nd, 2008, 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 » July 22nd, 2008, 12:11 pm

Tamaritz Rabbits
Okito Box
Boston Box
Berg Knot
Gilbreath Principle
SIVA Count
Christ Twist
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"Shank Shuffle" !

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 22nd, 2008, 12:27 pm

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Philippe Billot » July 22nd, 2008, 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby erdnasephile » July 22nd, 2008, 1:14 pm

Kaps or Malini Subtlety :-)
MC Spread Force (Michael Close)
Balducci Wallet
Lorayne Force
Tarbell Rope Routine
Ovette Master Move
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Ammar Coin Clip
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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 22nd, 2008, 2:01 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Philippe Billot » July 22nd, 2008, 2:30 pm

Dear Mr. Townsend,

Often, in your posts, you write "IMHO"

Please, could you tell me what does that mean ?

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jim Maloney » July 22nd, 2008, 2:46 pm

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

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 22nd, 2008, 2:46 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby David Prouty » July 22nd, 2008, 2:58 pm

Don't leave out the U(rsula) M(artinez) Grip !

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby mai-ling » July 22nd, 2008, 3:01 pm

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Philippe Billot » July 22nd, 2008, 3:07 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby flynn » July 22nd, 2008, 3:15 pm

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Postby mai-ling » July 22nd, 2008, 4:28 pm

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby psc » July 22nd, 2008, 5:43 pm

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby erdnasephile » July 22nd, 2008, 10:52 pm

Ooops...

that should be the MC Spread Double in my previous post.

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Bob Coyne » July 23rd, 2008, 7:43 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Philippe Billot » July 23rd, 2008, 8:09 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Bob Coyne » July 23rd, 2008, 8:24 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Philippe Billot » July 23rd, 2008, 8:42 am

You are right, it's in More Magic by Hoffmann (1890) and titled Charlier Pass

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby 000 » July 23rd, 2008, 9:38 am

The Balducci levitation
Kellar Rope Tie

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jacky Kahan » July 23rd, 2008, 12:37 pm

Goshman Pinch

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 23rd, 2008, 1:13 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Bryan Dreyfus » July 23rd, 2008, 8:53 pm

The Benzais Friction Palm.

According to David Roth.

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 23rd, 2008, 9:00 pm

? Has it been found in print Benzais' book?
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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby 000 » July 24th, 2008, 1:15 am

"A friend of mine picked up a deck of cards and said he was going to show me a faro trick. I took out a gun and shot him"

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby castawaydave » July 24th, 2008, 2:07 am

Han Ping Chien

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby castawaydave » July 24th, 2008, 5:15 am

Gallo Pitch

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Philippe Billot » July 25th, 2008, 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 25th, 2008, 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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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Diamond Jim Tyler » July 25th, 2008, 1:37 pm

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Adrian Kuiper » July 26th, 2008, 10:09 am

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Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 6th, 2008, 7:05 pm

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