First, no blame should be placed upon Donald Orbit for the issues you address above. He uses the shuttle pass method described in the additional comments. Any failure in the writing of the other switch is mine.
Second, where I erred was in calling it the Crossing the Gaze switch, though this particular approach to the concept looks quite beautiful when properly performed - Richard Sanders uses it in his bill-in kiwi effect, on the Close-Up Assassin video, and in "The Castle Card in Coin Purse," on The Richard Sanders Show. In both of these performance segments there is no sense of juggling or "buffoonery" during the move, partially due to Richard's relaxed, casual demeanor.
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