The Twin's Split

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The Twin's Split

Postby Joe Pecore » March 20th, 2003, 3:30 pm

I liked this one since I had a leg up because I already had tried "Snap Change" from "Kaps on Kards" which is very similar to "The Horace Gold Change". The only difference was the Kaps held the card horizontally.

My question is what ideas do you have for clean-up at the end of the split? You are left holding the changed card. There were none given in the article.

I also found the second version where you peel off the pip a little easier for me.

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 20th, 2003, 4:31 pm

The first version, the split, is done while holding the deck in the left hand. It's an easy matter to manuever the hands together so the hidden card goes on top of the deck.
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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Pete McCabe » March 21st, 2003, 4:43 pm

You could take an Ace of Diamonds, another Ace of Diamonds with no center pip (by erasing the pip or adding AD indexes onto a blank card), and a (fake, presumably) diamond.

Hold the double card with the AD visible, and the gem palmed in the left hand. Reach up with the left hand and pull the gem off the card, leaving a card with no pip in one hand and a real diamond in the other. Talk about picking off the pips!

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Joe Pecore » March 22nd, 2003, 9:43 am

If anyone is having trouble with the change (it is a knack). Try holding the cards horizontally. Not as aesthetic, but I found it a little easier. Same mechanics, but the card going around clears a little easier, since it only has to go the width of it. It also provides for more cover for the hidden card. Once you have it down then start trying it vertically.

When done correctly, it does look amazing!

Seems like there should be some other applications for this move like Mr. McCabe's idea above.

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Guest » March 25th, 2003, 7:09 am

Originally posted by Pete McCabe:
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Reach up with the left hand and pull the gem off the card, leaving a card with no pip in one hand and a real diamond in the other. Talk about picking off the pips!
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If you like that plot, check out "Heartless" in my one man isssue of the Almanac.

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 25th, 2003, 8:25 am

Yes, decades ago Mr. Latta plucked the Heart pip off the center of a card and was seen to be holding a small heart in his hand.
And he so rarely has his heart in his hand.
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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Pete McCabe » March 25th, 2003, 10:17 am

You could take a regular AH and a blank card with AH indexes and hold them back to back, with the regular AH showing. Then do the snap-over change on your arm, revealing, yes, your heart on your sleeve.

See? David Regal's not the only one who likes a little pun now and then.

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Guest » March 25th, 2003, 5:40 pm

The Twins' Split - now THERE'S your name for a magic bar! --Asrah

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Guest » April 5th, 2003, 3:34 pm

Originally posted by Asrah:
The Twins' Split - now THERE'S your name for a magic bar! --Asrah
I'm not going unless it's the Barbi Twins.

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Guest » April 5th, 2003, 3:36 pm

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Yes, decades ago Mr. Latta plucked the Heart pip off the center of a card and was seen to be holding a small heart in his hand.
And he so rarely has his heart in his hand.
Hey Richie, cut it out.

Wait a minute. heart? Oh. Nevermind.

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby Brad Jeffers » April 7th, 2003, 3:30 pm

... decades ago Mr. Latta plucked the heart pip off the center of a card and was seen to be holding a small heart in his hand
Didn't David Blaine do something similar on the Carson Daily Show? ;)

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Re: The Twin's Split

Postby John Bodine » April 9th, 2003, 10:40 am

I had the pleasure of spending some time with Dan and Dave Buck this past weekend and asked them to perform the split for me. In Dave's hands, this looks exactly like trick photography. The center pip of a three just comes right off. I do plan on working on this one.

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