Draun Control

Discuss the tricks and sleights which appear in Genii.

Postby Guest » 11/22/05 10:50 PM

Has anyone tried this? I have, and it's good.

I was familiar with it already because I bought Steve Draun's CD ROM with it and some other sleights.

It's one of those things that just looks like you're doing nothing.

Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/23/05 08:48 AM

Except for certain extreme angles, it's an almost perfect sleight.
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Postby Vraagaard » 11/25/05 02:52 AM

Yes, I love it. The worlds easiest pass - at least it does the same with less moves. It is a little angly, but less angly than any pass. I perform table hopping and it is perfect and 100% angel proof when you are standing up and the spectators are all sitting down.

However if you are standing and they are standing - then there is a high risk that they will catch you.

Don't you just love simplicity. It's actually pretty easy to do while talking and looking at the audience - it can be done so casually. Sometimes I just say "so we put your card approximately in the middle of the deck" while doing it. They will look up at me while I'm talking, and they will still believe they see me leave their card in the middle of the deck, everything seems totally fair. As Steve Draun said, this is propbably the most valuable move in his entire Book/CD-rom ( I actually don't recall if its in the book, but fore sure its on the CDrom).
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Postby Thomas Van Aken » 12/12/05 07:08 AM

There is no such thing called "Draun Control" in the book.
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Postby pduffie » 12/12/05 09:43 AM

As far as I am aware, it's only on his Underground CD-Rom #2. I highly recommend both Steve's CDROMs.

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Postby Guest » 12/14/05 05:20 AM

If anyone struggles with the left thumb action, Harvey Rosenthal's 'The Pop Up Move' can be utilized.
The move is described in 'Packet Switches 111' by Karl Fulves, and Steve Beam's 'The Trapdoor' issue No:34.
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Postby Evan Shuster » 01/20/06 06:37 PM

I only found out about this thanks to my subscription to Genii (I am continually reminded by the magazine content that I made a wise choice of investment). I picked up the Draun Glimpse in John Bannon's Dear Mr. Fantasy, and it is equally clever (if not somewhat reminiscent of Harry Lorayne's Super Peek). These two items alone have convinced me of two very important things to remember...
1. Get my hands on as much of Steve Draun's material as I can.
2. Renew my subscription to Genii.
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Postby Marc Rehula » 03/15/06 12:58 PM

Something I make sure to do is subtly show the bottom card of the deck before and after performing the control, for subliminal effect. Besides the issue of angles, something to watch for is having the spectator think you just put your cards UNDER the deck, rather than on top. Of course, not to be obvious -- this slight requires a casual approach -- but the spectator needs confidence that the cards in your right hand are returned on TOP of theirs. Otherwise, wow, what a great control! No cuts, no pass, just work on the revelation!
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