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Postby David Acer » 06/06/11 02:49 PM

:o Richard Hucko's knuckle-busting double color-change:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wzib92thMk

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:cool: Chris Westfall's clever conversion of Theodore Deland's "Inverto" into a nearly self-working Color-Changing Triumph:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmfTj_dEfbY
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Postby David Acer » 06/21/11 05:13 PM

A little (Scottish) birdie just told me that R. Paul Wilson converted DeLand's "Inverto" into a color-changing Triumph more than a decade ago. R. Paul's routine was first marketed in the 1990s as "Technicolor Cheek to Cheek," then in 2005, he released a refined and improved method called "Spectrum."
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/21/11 05:45 PM

Whose version uses about half a pack of half/faced cards?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/21/11 06:25 PM

That's Henry Hardin's "Peerless Monte=Cristo Cards."
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/21/11 06:35 PM

Thanks Richards - will have to look up that effect.

The one I'm looking for is a variant of Triumph where you spread the pack as a mix of face up and face down cards then again to show all righted except the selection.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/21/11 07:07 PM

Then it's not the Hardin trick.

What you are describing IS "Triumph," unless you mean it's a variation because it uses gimmicked cards. That is DeLand's "Inverto" with the addition of a chosen card, which was first done by Stuart Judah in 1929, I think. It's in the Hilliard Notebooks that we published. Judah doesn't credit DeLand. But both Jordan and others copped the trick, so he might credit one of them.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/21/11 08:38 PM

Thanks again, I appreciate the reminder that I write awkwardly.

There's a version of Triumph out there using about half a pack of gaffs each of which have a regular back and half a back/half a face instead of a full face on the card. The sort of pack one might be tempted to use for an all backs routine for magicians who would not suspect such a strategy. Anyway - reading the inverto handling it occurred that perhaps the almost double backed cards might work for a color changing Triumph as well. In this case the gaffs would be half blue backed and full red backed and all the normal cards would be red backed.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/21/11 09:42 PM

I've not seen one like that.
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