Card Magic

The Snapper

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This is a handling of an old color change which has experienced a rebirth in the last fifteen years. I don't use it as a color change. Instead, I use it as a visible splitting effect. You can use it as the split from the four into the two deuces in Card Cleavage already explained or you can find other uses for it in routines where one card splits into two or more. The effect is simple. The magician takes a four from the deck. It splits into two deuces. Or, he takes a four from the deck, and it...

The Dunbury Switch

This is a switch on the old drop switch. Admittedly, it is a subtlety. It is not an earthshaker. However, this is the type of thing which card handlers use to wile away the wee hours at magic conventions. It is easy to anyone who already uses the drop switch and I m sure will have uses other than fooling magicians. The original Drop Switch is described in Expert Card Technique as the Modus Operandi of Charlie Miller s excellent Dunbury Delusion. Since only experienced card handlers will be...

Upwardly Mobile Iv

This is PhilLi.p's addition to my Upwardly Mobl le 1 from issue 22. I will assume you have access to Lhe original to save space here. Ln Lhis, you show Lhe ambiLious card and use Lhe Lop change (or a double lift) Lo swiLch iL for an indifferent card. Hand the indifferent card Lo Lhe spectator. Top palm the ambLtious card and use the Bluff Pass as described in Lhe above rouLine Lo have Lhe ambiLious card replaced. Execute Lhe visible rising sequence until Lhe card is apparenLly second or Lhird...

Is only the second oneman of The Trapdoor the first being the John Riggs IssueI met Tom Gagnon

I filmed him doing so much original magic for inclusion in this magazine, that I suggested the possibility of another one man issue. I wouldn't have suggested this had I not been excited by the type of magic Tom does. You know him as the author of Sleightly Original,a book consisting mostly of visual and unique coin magic.He also produced a one-man Parade for the Linking Ring in 1977. You have probably seen more of his work than you realize, for it is he that...

Name Brand Magic

Have you ever thought about capitalizing upon the fact that you are probably the only magician in your area with your name You should let this fact work for you. As in the pioneer days, your good name is one of your strongest assets. This is often ignored by otherwise business oriented magicians. Much better than a business card with your name and number, is a spectator who remembers your name. If you are in the yellow pages, he only has to remember your name well enough to pick it from the...

Leftovers

You will be delighted to know that I do know the difference between the classic pass and the classic force. Confusing the two, in large print, on the cover of the last issue, has certainly been the highlight of my magical career. Be sure to check this year's Annual which will feature the article, How To Practice The Classic Pass With Someone You Lcve. And speaking of someone you love, Miss Dwun, my proofreader, is currently looking for gainful employment. Speaking of deals, consult the side of...

The Drop Change

This change originally appeared in my, Card Tricks From MounL Olympus 1979 . Other uses laLer appeared in my Changing Of The Cards. 1 am describing it again here because it is a crucial onto the table face down. He turns one card face up as if it's the chosen card. It's not. In disgust, he drops the card to the tbled pile. As it drops, lL insLantly changes to the chosen card. The Work. Have a card selected and replaced into the deck at a known number between ten and twenty. Hold Lhe deck face...