Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Discuss the tricks and sleights which appear in Genii.
David Acer
Posts: 733
Joined: February 9th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact:

Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby David Acer » June 6th, 2011, 2:49 pm

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

PLUS!

: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
Now tweeting daily from @David_Acer

David Acer
Posts: 733
Joined: February 9th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact:

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby David Acer » June 21st, 2011, 5:13 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."
Now tweeting daily from @David_Acer

Jonathan Townsend
Posts: 7428
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Westchester, NY
Contact:

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 21st, 2011, 5:45 pm

Whose version uses about half a pack of half/faced cards?

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 22964
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 21st, 2011, 6:25 pm

That's Henry Hardin's "Peerless Monte=Cristo Cards."
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Jonathan Townsend
Posts: 7428
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Westchester, NY
Contact:

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 21st, 2011, 6:35 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.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 22964
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 21st, 2011, 7:07 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.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Jonathan Townsend
Posts: 7428
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Westchester, NY
Contact:

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 21st, 2011, 8:38 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.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 22964
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 21st, 2011, 9:42 pm

I've not seen one like that.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine


Return to “Magicana”