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  • AllHandsonDeck!JUSTINHIGHAM

    HIGH-AMRISE

    ThisisasimplifiedversionofJohnMendoza's'OnTheElevator',FirstMethodandRoutine(TheBookofJohn,Mendoza,pp.49-51).

    Mendoza'sadditiontoMarlo's'Penetration'or'Elevator'effectisthatattheendoftheroutinethethreeSpadecardschangetoHearts.

    Stackthedeckasfollowsfromthetopdown:3H,3S,2S,AS,AH,restofdeck,2H.

    1.DoubleLiftandTurnovertodisplaythe3S.Turnthedoublefacedownanddealthetopcardtothetable,toyourright.DoubleTurnoveragaintoshowthe2S,thenturnitfacedownanddealtotheleftoftheThree.AndagainDoubleTurnovertoshowtheAS.WiththeAcestillfaceup,usetheKMMovetodumpthecardbehindit,thendealtheAcetotheleftoftheothertwocards.(ThereasonfordealingtheAcefaceupissimple:afterashortperiodoftimethespectatorsmayforgetwhichendofthe.rowstartswiththeAceifitisfacedown.)

    2.DoubleUndercutthetopcard,the2S,tothebottomofthedeck.

    3.PositionthetopcardforTiltandatthesametimereachfortheface-upAce.Turnitfacedownandplaceit2ndfromthetop,apparentlyintothecentreofthedeck.CollapsetheTiltbreakthenDoubleLifttoshowthattheAcehasrisentothe.top.Turnthedoublefacedownanddealthetopcardbackintoitsspaceonthetable,i.e.,totheleftoftheothertwocards.

    4.Pickupthemiddlecard,the2S(?),andplaceitontothedeck.Riffledownthesideofthedeckthenturnitfaceuptoshowthe2Sonthebottom.ExecuteElliott'sCardChange(ControlledMiracles,Simon,pp.22-23)toendupwiththesupposed2Sfacedownintherighthand,andthedeckfaceupinthepalm-downlefthand.PlacetheTwoontothetablebetweentheothertwocards.AsMendozasuggests,theGlidecouldbeusedinsteadoftheElliottChange.

    5.Re-gripthedecksoitisfacedowninthelefthand.Takethedeckfromabovewiththerighthandandtakeathumbbreakabovethebottomcard.Placethedeckontothe3S(?)andpickitup,maintainingthebreak.Immediatelycutthebottomtwocardstothetopasone,andtakethedeckwiththelefthand.

    6.MarloPullDownthe.bottomcardandplacethetopcard2ndfromthebottom,apparentlyunderthedeck.

    7.RiffleupwardsthenDoubleLifttoshowthe3Sontop.TurnpalmdowntoshowanXcardonthebottom,thenturnpalmupandflipthedoublefacedown.Dealthetopcardtotherightoftheothertwo.

    8.Theeffectisapparentlyover;pauseafewsecondsthenturnthecardsfaceuptoshowthattheyarenowred.

    Theswitchinstep5isbasedonJKHartman'sBototoSwitch(PacketMagic,Hartman,p.8).AlternativelyMarlo'sBottopChange(TheCardician,Marlo,pp.35-36)couldbeused,i.e.,pickupthe3S(?),dotheChange,thengointostep6.

  • (December15,1984)

    ONEBYONE,ASCANIOSTYLE

    ThisisaversionofIanLand's'OneByOne'routine.(SeehisvariousideasinFiveKnuckleShuffles1and2.AshesaysthebasicDiminishingTwistideacomesfromBobWalker).AlloftheLandroutinesusedvariouscounts,soIsetaboutfindingamethodwherethecardscouldbespread:

    1.RunthroughthedeckandouttheACtothetop.HoldingthedeckinStandardPeekPosition,haveacardpeekedatandholdabreakbelowit.Executethefollowingfour-partRunningCutsequence:cutoffapproximatelyhalfthecardsabovethebreakanddropthemontothetable.Cutoffallthecardsuptothebreakandplacethemontothetabledportion.Cutoffanotherpacketandplacethemontothetabledcards,thenplacetheremainingportionontop.(ThisisaMarloKey-CardPlacement).

    2.Turnthedeckfaceupandspreadthroughit.CuttheACtotheface,thenplacethe4C,2C,and3Contoitinthatorderfromtheface.Liftoffthetopfivecardsasfour,thentablethedeckfacedown.Cutthedeckintothreeequalportionsandleavethemsidebyside.

    3.SpreadthepacketasfourClubs,keepingthelasttwosquaredasone.Squareupandturnfacedown.DoubleLifttoshowtheAC,thenexecuteJerryHartman'sUnderturn(Epilogue7,pp.1-2;MeansandEnds,Hartman,pp.10-11)toendupwiththeAcesecretlyfaceup2ndfromthetop.

    4.BackSpreadthepacketasfour,andatthesametimeside-jogtheface-upAce.AsyouclosethespreadallowtheAcetoslipundertherightlongedgeofthe2ndface-downcard.AftersquaringtheAcewillbe3rdfromthetop.

    5.AscanioSpreadtoshowallfacedown.Squareupandtransferonecardfromtoptobottom.AscanioSpreadagaintoshowthattheAChasturnedfaceup.Takethedoublecardwiththerighthandanduseittoflipthesquaredleft-handpacketfaceup.ImmediatelyplacetheAceontothefaceofthepackettokeeptheselectionfromcomingintoview.TaketheAceoffthepacketwiththerighthand,Wrist-Turningthepackettokillthereversedcard,andplaceitontotheleftmosttabledpacket.

    6.Turntheleft-handcardsfacedownandtransferonecardfromtoptobottom.ExecuteaPartialAscanioSpread,butdon'tremovethedoublecardfromthepacket;leaveitinplace.(SeeTheAscanioSpread,Racherbaumer,p.31;KabbalaVol.2,No.3,pp.17-18).Squareup,transferonecardfromtoptobottom,thenPartialAscanioSpreadagaintoshowthe2Cfaceup(thistimethedoublecardisremovedandplacedontothepacket).Onceagaintakethedoublecard,squaretheothers,thenflipthemfaceupandaddtheTwotothefaceofthepacket.WiththerighthandremovetheTwo,Wrist-Turningthepacket,andplaceitontothe2ndtabledportionfaceup.

    7.Turnthetwo(?)left-handcardsfacedownandtransferthetopcardtothebottomkeepingitside-joggedtotheleft.Thisshowstwoface-downcards.Squareup.

    8.KeepingthetopandbottomcardssquaredinDeepMechanic'sGrip,pullouttheface-up3Cwiththerighthandandplaceitontotheothercard(s).Bucklethebottomcardandwiththerighthand,takethetoptwocardsasoneandplacethemontothe3rdtabledpacket.

    9.Endbyturningthesupposed4Cfaceuptoshowtheselection.

    (January23,1985)

    THELAPSIDESTEAL

  • TheLongitudinalAnglePalmwasfirstdescribedbyEdMarloinTheTabledPalm,pp.10-11.Foranotherdescriptionofthesleightaswellasthehistoryofthemove,seeKabbalaVol.3,No.2,pp.17-20.

    1.Haveacardpeekedatandholdabreakaboveit.

    2.Withtherighthandmovethedeckforwardsothatthelowerleftcornerisalmostinthecrotchoftheleftthumb.Asthishappenstheleft3rdfingertakesoverthebreakfromthepinkie.

    3.Liftallthecardsabovetheselectionslightly,andmovethemforwardabouthalfaninchorso.Pressdownwiththerightthumbonthebackoftheselectionatthecentreofthenearshortedge,thenmovetherighthandback,squaringthetophalfwiththelowerportion.Theselectionwillpivotoutofthesideofthedeck,theleftthumbbaseactingasthepivot-point.(Step3willappeartobesimplyasquaringaction.)

    4.GripthecardinLongitudinalAnglePalmpositionandremovetherighthandwiththeselection.

    Steps2and3arealmostidenticaltothefirstfewstepsofMarlo'sLeftHandSideSteal(TheSideSteal,Marlo,pp.16-18).

    Note:RogerCrosthwaitehasacoupleofSideStealswhichusetheLongitudinalTenkaiPalm;comparethemwiththemethodabove.(YouwillfindtheminLectureNotes1,Crosthwaite,pp.17-19).

    (January7,1985)

    EZ2THIRDVERSION

    ThisismythirdmethodofmyE.Z.2.(Spell-Binder18,pp.339-340).OtherversionsbyIanLand,ReinhardMller,andmyselfappearinvariousotherissuesofSpell-Binder.

    1.SpreadthroughthedeckandremovethefourKings,atthesametimeCullingthefourSevenstothetopofthedeck.CutthedeckkeepingabreakabovetheSevens,andRiffleForceoneoftheSevens,cuttingthedeckatthe'stopped-at'placeanddealingthetopcardtothetable.TheotherthreeSevensshouldbeontop.

    2.Havethreeothercardschosen,thenswitchthemforthetopthreecardsofthedeck,e.g.,useJerryHartman'sMultipleCountChange(PacketMagic,Hartman,pp.4-5).HavethebacksoftheSevenssigned.

    3.Interlacetheface-downSevenswiththeface-upKingssotheorderis:face-upKing,face-downSeven,face-upKing,etc.Holdingthepacketintheright-handKBGrip,peelthe1stKingoffthepacketintothelefthand.Asthenextcard,aface-downSeven,iscountedontoit,executetheKardyro-BiddleMovetostealbacktheKingundertheright-handpacket.Continuecountingthecardsintothelefthand;eachtimeaKingiscountedoff,itisstolenbackwhenaSevenispeeledontoit.

    Theseventhcard,aKing,willbefourcardsheldasone,andisplacedontothepacketasthelastcard.Thepositionis:fourface-upKings,threeface-downSevens.

    4.Withthepacketinthelefthand,pickupthecardcasewiththeflapuppermost,andslidethepacketintoit.However,thebottomthree,theSevens,secretlygooutsidethecase.PushtheKingsrightin(makingsurethattheSevenscan'tbeseenthroughthehalf-mooncutout)andclosetheflap.Makesurethatthedeckistabledonyourright.

    5.Askthespectatortoholdouthislefthandpalmup,doingsowithyourlefthandtoshowhimexactlywhatyoumean.Underthismisdirection,moveyourrighthand,whichisholdingthecase,overthetabled

  • deck,andreleasethethreecards.Smoothly(notguiltily!)movetherighthandawayfromthedeckandplacethecaseontothespectator'spalm.Tellhimtoplacehisrighthandontothecase.

    6.Pickupthedeck,takeabreakbelowthetopthreecards,andexecutetheBraueReversal.Cuttheface-updeckagaintocentralisetheSevens.

    7.Theworkisdone;rifflethecardstowardsthecase,thentablethedeck.HavethecaseopenedandthecardsremovedtoshowjustthefourKings.Spreadthedecktoshowthethreesignedcards.Havethe1stselectionturnedfaceuptoshowaSeven,thenturnthesignedcardsface-upforthefinalsurprise.

    (July9,1984)

    [Theabovedescriptioncontainsanerrorwhichmakestheeffectunworkable.Ifyoutryitoutasis,youwillfindthatthesignaturesonthebacksoftheSevensarevisibleaftertheSevensareunloadedatopthedeck.Inlookingthroughmynotesfrom9July1984,Ifoundthattheydidnotcontaintheaboveerror,butinwritinguptheeffectIaddedadifferentprocedurewhichcreatestheproblemmentioned.Theoriginalmethodfrommynotesisasfollows:AfterStep4above,placethecaseontothetabled,face-updeck,thenliftoffthecaseplushalfthedeckandtablethem,followedbycompletingthecut,i.e.,placingtheremaininghalfdeckontopofthecardcase,sandwichingthelatterinthemiddleofthedeck.Sayyourmagicwords,thenflickthecardcasesharplywithyoursecondfinger,causingthecasetospinoutofthedeckontothetable.(IanLandshowedthismovetomeattheMagicLoungec.1982.)NowendfromStep7whereitsays,'Havethecaseopened....']

    THECARNIVOR-ACEACES

    Asyoumighthaveguessedfromthetitle,thisisaversionoftheclassicLinSearlesplot,'TheCannibalCards'.Ifyouaregoingtousethe'CannibalCards'pattertheme,addingallthegoodieslikeflexingthecardstorepresentthebonescracking,thenusetheJacksorKings.Ifnot,usetheAces.

    My1stmethod,'What'sEatingYou',whichinspiredthisone,shouldbeappearinginaforthcomingApocalypse.

    OrderofAcesfromtheface:B,B,R,R.

    1.HavethefourAcesfaceuponthetable.Riffledownthesideofthedeckuntilstopped,thencutthedeckatthatpoint.DoubleLifttoshow,e.g.,the6H.Turnthedoublefacedown,andplacebothcardsasoneintotheface-upAcepacket,3rdfromthetoporbotto