Blink Shift Video from France

Discuss the tricks and sleights which appear in Genii.

Postby Guest » 05/30/06 10:23 AM

Hi all,

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of watching a short video of a young magician from France doing my one handed shift.

It was sureal in looking at it being done by some one other than myself!

In all my years doing magic, I have never seen any one doing the move.

It was a pleasure in watching him doing it.


Tom Wolf, still alive and remembering the past. lol.

Postby David Acer » 05/30/06 12:45 PM

Just for the sake of clarity, Toms Blink Shift was described in the March, 2006 issue of Genii as a one-handed method for secretly negating a cut. In the video-link Tom has posted above, the magician performs the shift to bring a face-up card back to the top of the deck, rendering it more of a visible change (which Tom himself executes beautifully using a face-up deck).
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Postby Guest » 05/30/06 01:00 PM

Tom's shift is also an excellent method for going into a half pass also.

Postby Guest » 05/30/06 03:47 PM


I didn't know that I was the first one that Tom saw in video doing his move. So I was very proud when I have learnt this. It's a pleasure to perform a move created by a technician like Tom.

Thank you for your work Tom.


Postby David Scollnik » 05/30/06 08:20 PM

FleGz: On another one of the videos, you do what looks to be a classic pass followed quickly by 2 or 3 diminishing cuts, ending with just the top card.

Is this the Backstage Pass that you reference at the end of the video, or something else?
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Postby Guest » 05/31/06 08:03 AM

David, This pass isnt really the Backstage pass, it's a variation that I do. In fact it's a mix between the "Backstage" and "Dribble pass".

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