Turn Down Palm With Packets

The Turn Down Palm can be very easily used on a small packet of cards; to say, palm off an Ace from one of the packets in an Ace assembly routine.

1. Let us suppose it is necessary to palm off an Ace from the last packet in order to complete an assembly.

2. The packet has the Ace on the bottom and four cards above. A total of five cards but the audience is aware of only four.

3. The five cards are counted as four by use of the Reverse Buckle Count, reversing their order in the process . This will bring the Ace to the top of the packet.

4. You now turn over the top card to show the Ace. In turning it down you execute the Turn Down Palm. The right hand takes the remaining cards and drops them in their original position on the table. The right hand, with its palmed card can add the Ace to any packet desired by the mere action of scooping that packet up off the table.

The Turn Down Palm can also be used to palm off four Aces to the pocket by merely bringing the four Aces on top and doing a five card lift to apparently prove

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that the Aces are really lost in the pack. This procedure can be accomplished successfully only if the performer will not let the large block of cards unnerve him during the turn over action. Once the packet is palmed away the odd card can be left in the pocket, the Aces only being produced.

As a variation, the odd card can be taken out as the first Ace. This card is not displayed but miscalled as an Ace and placed back in the deck. The other three Aces are now shown as each one is produced. Apologies are made for not having shown the first. The fourth Ace is now apparently caused to again travel to the pocket from which it is then removed. This bit of maneuvering will always leave the performer free of the extra card as well as add a little amusing by-play.

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