Saturday, 30 April 2011

In the hands running false cut idea

While playing around with Jeff Semels 'Pirandello False Cut' from Frank Simon's 'Versatile Card Magic' it struck me that you could use similar mechanics to extend the sequence so it gave the appearance of a multiple running cut. This idea relies more on the rhythm of the cut than the optical illusion of the Pirandello.

Hold the deck in the right hand in preparation for a swing cut. Swing cut the top half into the left hand. Continue by swing cutting half of the remaining packet onto the left, holding a break as they coalesce. Now apparently swing cut another packet on top but actually Hamman switch the packet in the right hand with the cards above the break point, catching a new break beneath the switched in cards. Drop the remaining cards in the right hand on top of all.

From here, you essentially repeat the sequence by beginning the initial swing cut at the break point; although on the repeat, there is no need to maintain a break after the Hamman switch.

It's essentially an up the ladder cut, done in the hands. Apologies in advance if it's in a book I don't possess.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

How exploitative

is this

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

say no to misinformation

'Anyway, great to see that Euan is at least getting more 'up to date' with his reviews. After all, he reviews a booklet in November 2010 - that was produced in 2005'
Originally written and posted in 2005, reposted in 2010 out of boredom.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Paul Gordon credit anthology.

This one will take a while, a list of credits for published work plus commentary.

PS is anyone has a copy of 'cause and effect' or 'the card magic of paul gordon' I'd be interested in taking them off your hands to make this post complete.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Erdnase Bottom Palm notes.