I need Help with Refrences!

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Postby Guest » 04/23/02 10:44 AM

Anyone to credit for:

- Twisting the Aces - where the cards change into another four of a kind

- Triumph - with a stranger card

- Jazz Aces where the four cards change into another four of a kind

- All backs routine

- What's the move called when you have some cards in your right hand with a
thumb break above the bottom card, then you outjog a card from the left hand
packet and drop the card below the break as your left hand does a wrist kill (used in ambitious card)

- Outjog four cards, then push the lowermost card back in with your left
index finger as your right hand strips out the other three as four.

- Estimation Aces is a Marlo Plot but who used it as a plot that used a competition type patter line for its presentation?
John Carney or Derek Dingle!

- What about the old winding the deck of Playing Cards GAG.

If anyone can help it would be greatly apreciated!

Thanks,
Rick

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Postby Paul Cummins » 04/23/02 12:22 PM

- Twisting the Aces - where the cards change into another four of a kind

Jason Alford's "Twixter," Gary Freed's "NFW," and "Overtwist" from my first lecture notes to name a couple.

- All backs routine

See the last couple of chapters of Hugard & Braue's "Expert Card Technique" for Vernon's handling.

- What's the move called when you have some cards in your right hand with a
thumb break above the bottom card, then you outjog a card from the left hand
packet and drop the card below the break as your left hand does a wrist kill (used in ambitious card)

This is Wesley James's move that is *very* infrequently credited.

- Outjog four cards, then push the lowermost card back in with your left
index finger as your right hand strips out the other three as four.

Man - I've seen this a lot and even used it, but I cannot for the life of me remember to whom it belongs.

- Estimation Aces is a Marlo Plot but who used it as a plot that used a competition type patter line for its presentation?
John Carney or Derek Dingle!

- What about the old winding the deck of Playing Cards GAG.

This gag is credited to George Coon by Bert Alleton in "Close-Up Magician"

I"m not near my library, so I'm sorry that I cannot give more exact references. I hope this is somewhat helpful!

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Postby Pete McCabe » 04/23/02 02:39 PM

- What's the move called when you have some cards in your right hand with a thumb break above the bottom card, then you outjog a card from the left hand packet and drop the card below the break as your left hand does a wrist kill (used in ambitious card)
In Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus, this move is called "For the Unambitious" and is credited to Ed Marlo. Because this excellent book has a bibliography, I can also tell you that this move appeared in Kabbala Vol. 1, No. 2. October 1971. Whether this move relaly belongs to Wesley James or not I have no idea.

The same book has a move called "Layers of Conviction" which is an extension of this idea by Michael Weber. In Weber's version, when you turn the left hand back up, instead of having to pull the outjogged card flush with the deck, you leave it outjogged. Very nice addition to this technique.
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