Sadowitz roots for “Open Triumph”

So it turns out that the casual display used by Dani DaOrtiz in his Open Triumph trick can be found in Jerry Sadowitz’s’ Crimp Magazine under the title of “Psychological Triumph” in issue 47! I personally prefer Dani DaOrtizs’ handling which is much easier and more causal, but credit must go to Mr Sadowitz for…

Jerry Sadowitz – to publish or not to publish?

It was great to see Roland of the Weekly Magic Failure and Daily Card Trick blogs mentioning Jerry Sadowitz. I envy Rolands obviously recent discovery of Sadowiz’s material and remember how great it was to discover it for the first time myself – a feeling I got the first time I discovered the Walton books….

TIPCRESS

For those of you that do Jerry Sadowitz’s “Ipcress” from Contempory Card Magic – during the Vernon Multiple shift pick up an extra face down card above the 2. When you come to the Victor change part you’ll have to add one more card but at the end of the trick you can cleanly spread…

The Genius of Roy Walton – Guest Post by Joe Mckay

I think it goes back to Origami. The obsession with how much you can extend a simple material into as many complex and ingenious forms as possible. Bend it, twist it, crease it, fold it. But never cut it. And never cheat with the use of sticky stuff. Glue, tape, staples… All out. The challenge…

An Underused Move #3 – The Edward Victor Change

This great change is the invention of British sleight of hand genius Edward Victor (1887 – 1964). He’s somewhat overlooked in the world of card magic, yet the sleights he invented are brilliant. Look through the pages of his “Magic of the Hands” trilogy and you will find a sleight akin to the Convincing Control…

An Underused Move #1 – The Push-off Double Deal

The double deal, I think, is a highly underused move in card magic and yet has lots of potential for great effects. I first read of the idea of dealing doubles in Expert Card Technique where it is described as a double lift of the top and bottom cards. I’ve only ever seen this done…

Two books you should all own

The Complete Walton Volumes 1&2. I cannot stress how important it is to own these two books. In terms of close up card magic Roy Walton is one of less than a handful of magicians to advance the art of card magic since Dai Vernon. His effects are magnificantly structured and most importantly, extremely entertaining…