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Underground Magic

Another person who has sui cessfully covered the weak momer in the Herrmann Shift is profession magician Bill Malone. He has adde an auxiliary action to the sle which, while only applicable t certain tricks, renders the Herrmani Shift completely invisible. Assume that you have displayed particular card and inserted it into the center of the deck in preparation for causing it to return to the top. You are holding a left pinky break above the card. Turn to the left. Begin by doing a Herrmann...

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This uses the same technique as the Tabled Multiple Shift just described. The method of shifting the right half of the deck through the left half is not new, both Mario and Vernon having explained it in print. It is the combination of this technique with an immediate triple cut that makes this so nice, and it is one of the few-handlings where the top of the deck is apparently buried during the shuffle (the cut afterward resolving this). To avoid confusion, rather then merely asking you to do...

Ut Action Palm

Steve favors the type of misdirection for a palm where you openly do one thing and simultaneously palm a card (Mario dubbed this form the Action Palm). In this case he has combined the Swing Cut with a Gambler's Cop. The deck begins face down in the left hand in dealing position. The card or cards which you want to palm are on the bottom of the deck, and you hold a left pinky break above them. The right hand grasps the deck in Biddle Grip and lifts it out of the left hand. Some gesture is made,...

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The right hand moves forward as if to once again grasp the outer right corner of the face-down card in order to turn it face up. Instead, the card is switched. As the right hand moves over the protruding card, the right first and second fingertips curl inward and clip the outer end of the palmed card (fig.6). The instant the right hand shades the projecting card from the audience, the left thumb rapidly slides it inward, flush onto the top of the deck (fig.7). This must be done smoothly and...

The Take Top Palm

The Push and Take Top Palm is almost perfect, but there is a way to change the vital moment, when the cards are pushed up into the palm. Steve feels that this method, which alters that instant, is an even quicker palm. It can be r v. done only with two or more cards. -- The right hand swings downward, turning palm down in the process (fig.2). Once the hand is palm down, and while it's moving, the thumb snaps inward, flicking the cards flatly against the palm (fig.3). The cards end up in a thumb...

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Sometime after Ed Mario read the Gombert Pass in The Gen of July, 1966 he developed what he called One Fantastic Move. He remarked to Steve Draun. Ididnt know what to do with this awful move so I invented this awful trick Steve, however, saw potential humor in the presentation of the trick and worked on it for some time Several people, however, commented to him that it really consisted of two fantastic moves both parts of the Gombert Pass . Steve then applied Bruce Cervon's Invisible Reverse,...

The Practical Deck Switch

Deck Switch Magic

Steve originally performed this out of his jacket pocket, but at Bill Kalush's suggestion has adopted the front trousers pocket instead. If seated, he will still use the jacket pocket. Place the cardcase in your left trousers or jacket pocket. Ideally, this would have been done just after the deck was removed from the case when you started perform. With the deck he has been using in dealing position in his left hand, and the Aces from it on the table, Steve acts as if he is going to put the...

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Part Strike and part Pushoff, this Bottom Deal is invisible in Steve's hands. It takes well-known techniques and combines them in a slightly offbeat way. It should be noted that Steve is not the first person to make this combination. Like all of the most difficult card sleights such as Passes and other forms of false dealing , the method you choose for the Bottom Deal should be based entirely on what suits you best what feels best in your hand whether you can hold the cards in the particular...