Trick of the month – January 2012

It’s back! Trick of the month was a feature I used to do when this blog was first started – I listed a favourite Roy Walton trick every month and gave a brief overview of the effect, why I liked it and where to find it. I’ve decided to start it again only this time…

El Cochecito

I mentioned this trick in the previous post and I really do think it’s excellent. If anyone is interested in getting hold of one then Russell Hall who owns the Magick Lounge does have them in stock in clear perspex – While searching for the Tamariz clip in the preiovus post I did accidently stumble…

The Shrinking Card Case – Peter Kane

Lets not forget the original version of this trick found in Peter Kanes Card Session booklets – pure genius, a flash of magical creativity which he had numerous times. I made up the original a while ago and loved it – there are “improvments” available but to me the original is the best.

"Traveling Card" – Ed Marlo

Was recently flicking through The Cardician and stumbled upon a brilliant Marlo trick called “Traveling Card”. For those of you that do Marlos method for the 21 card trick (made once again popular by Bill Malone’s Marlo DVD set) this would make a perfect closing effect. The magician shuffles a packet of 21 cards and…

The card case

Just stumbled across a great trick from JK Hartman’s After Craft “Just In Case” is a fantastic card in case routine -the effect is that the spectators card is inserted into the centre of the pack which has been placed in the case and the case given to the spectator to hold. The magician pulls…

Coloratoura – JK Hartman

This trick is a version of Roy Walton’s “Instant Interchange” from Tale Twisters (also in Vol 1 of course). Hartman’s version eliminates the half pass and my pet peeve with the trick which was the back spreading which I always thought looked unnatural. The effect is that you display a small number of black spot…

An impossible location

Most impossible locations are dry in presentation and don’t include a huge amount of participation by the spectator. The conditions under which the card is selected and then lost is the single most important thing if you decide to do this type of challenge magic – it has to be ‘impossible’ and you should appear…

PERDUP

Maybe I should give away more of my booklets because I’ve just had a quick flick through “Cards at Bay” – the booklet which is being given to the winner of the Double Deal Competition and there’s some real gems inside. The first trick in the booklet – “PERDUP” is a great little trick –…

A Request…

Anybody know if there are any videos online of somebody performing STENCEL’S ACES? I have always wanted to watch a performance. I no longer have the book it was published in – and want to see if the book is worth tracking down again in order to learn the trick. So – if anybody knows…