A nice find

I stumbled across these two videos the other day which I though I’d share. The first routine “Going Spotty” is an original routine by this uploader which was published in the Crimp Magazine (if anyone owns this particular issue I’d be grateful for the guys name)-

The sound quality of the clip is awful (actually the next clip is exactly the same) but I think  the trick is performed very well and would be very baffling to a lay audience.

This second trick, performed by the same person, is a version of Roy Walton’s “Split Up” which is found in Vol. 2 of the Complete Walton (what do you mean you don’t own this book?……BUY IT!)

Again, brilliant trick performed really well. This just goes to show that not all the magic videos on YouTube are terrible – there are little gems hidden amongst the huge pile of rubbish.

Sadowitz Videos Gone

The two uploaded videos of Jerry Sadowitz performing on the BBC and Channel 5 have now been removed. It was thought that the sheer effort it would take to view them would result in only those magicians who appreciate great card magic performed with exceptional skill would go to all the effort of looking up the passwords. However the man himself does not wish them to be seen – and so they are gone.

The Duplicount

There are many many ways of showing a small packet of cards to consist of the same card – the most obvious being the flustration count. Gordon Bruce’s Duplicount is a little used move for this very purpose and it is incredibly deceptive.  All four cards are shown to be the same in a very fair manner. The sleight relies on a smooth rhythm to be deceptive and the illusion created is very similar to Jean Pierre Valarino’s Rhumba Count.

Published in the Gordon Bruce issue of Pabular – Vol 5 Issue 5.