Cascade Control

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Cascade Control

Postby Jonathan Arturo » December 4th, 2009, 9:15 pm

I have recently began working on a cascade control from Charlie Miller. I am finding a challenge, which is nice! Sometimes it is great to find a move you have to work hard to get right. I think in this case it will pay off vastly! I was hoping perhaps there were others that do it and could give me some idea of how hard they worked on it. I would recommend learning it, you will no doubt be rewarded for the effort!

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Richard Stokes » December 6th, 2009, 2:15 pm

Dan & Dave have released an 18 minute video on the Miller cascade control.
Have you checked out their website?

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Jonathan Arturo » December 7th, 2009, 7:37 pm

No I have not I have heard of them but really never checked their stuff out.

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Efendi Kwok » December 8th, 2009, 7:05 am

Too much browsing, too much reading, too much learning, yet NOT MUCH practice ! *sigh*

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Brandon Hall » December 11th, 2009, 1:00 pm

That's just sick! Thanks for posting, Efendi.
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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 11th, 2009, 1:24 pm

This is really cool, from Will Houstoun:
http://store.dananddave.com/freak-will-houstoun.html

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Ian Kendall » December 11th, 2009, 2:38 pm

Freak is great, but it takes some work to look as good as Will. After two days of demming it at Blackpool a couple of years ago his finger almost bent back on itself...

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 11th, 2009, 2:49 pm

Hmmm aside from dislocating your finger...

I'll wait for a demo by Pete Biro. If his hands can do it - I'll take the risk.

Anyway, that demo looks amazing. Kudos to the inventor.
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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Pete McCabe » December 11th, 2009, 3:46 pm

Will did this at the Castle recently and I was completely convinced that he had some physical abnormality that made it possible. Then I saw the DVD in the library and what do you know, it's a magic trick.

Will did a great show, by the way. If you have a chance to see him, do.

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Joe Pecore » December 11th, 2009, 3:54 pm

A young Matt Richmond performs (very well) and teaches the Cascade Control on Reel Magic Magazine Issue #7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e49qaQwiVdU (briefly seen at 1:15)
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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Darryl Harris » December 11th, 2009, 4:59 pm

Card Finesse' II has a very good description of the mechanics of the move.
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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Bill Duncan » December 12th, 2009, 12:05 am

And Ian Kendal teaches it, and other stuff, on his Bastard Hard Moves Made Easy.

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Ian Kendall » December 12th, 2009, 5:12 am

I try to stay out of discussions about the Cascade these days as I got a lot of flak (some deserved, some not) about BHM. Anything I say is very likely to be taken the wrong way, but hey.

This was discussed a while ago in this thread: http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubb ... #Post53531

The Cascade is not an easy control to teach, and many of the explanations do not go past 'stick your finger in a break and cascade the cards'. The complexity of the move demands a more methodological approach.

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Mark.Lewis » December 12th, 2009, 7:10 am

I think I would just cut the pack at the break and be done with it.

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Matt Richman » December 12th, 2009, 9:57 am

Joe Pecore wrote:A young Matt Richmond performs (very well) and teaches the Cascade Control on Reel Magic Magazine Issue #7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e49qaQwiVdU (briefly seen at 1:15)


But recommends you get the book. :)

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Re: Cascade Control

Postby Jonathan Arturo » December 14th, 2009, 6:49 pm

Darryl Harris wrote:Card Finesse' II has a very good description of the mechanics of the move.


This is where I learned it from.
It is really a strange type of thing just as I was about to throw in the towel on learning this move (I guess maybe saying throw the deck is a better visual of my frustration) It started to fall into line. Each time I do it I find it is vastly better than the time before. I don't know if this is really the norm for this type of thing. Though I am far from using it in a public setting it is not as far as I orginally thought it once would be!
So if you are trying this for the first time I say stick with it, it will come and it will come fast!


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