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Claudio

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For an effect I have been developping, I needed a one card half-pass. I have come up with this. Please let me know if a similar handling has been published anywhere so I can proper credit it.

I don't think that I need to go into the sleight handling as it is fairly obvious what the actions are [cool]

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The handling works as well for a regular half-pass.

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In a triumph effect I have been developing, the state of the deck is as follows: top card is face up, all other cards are face down. The spectators believe that all cards are face up. In the process of turning the deck face down (from a spectator viewpoint) I do a half pass and all cards are facing down and everything looks as it should be.
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Claudio, the move looks great!
I have come up (?) with a different handling. tell me what you think! (If you take the cut out, the card is reversed at the bottom)
http://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/top-card-reversal-7935898
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Jdip,

Maybe a bit of context would've helped [smile]

In a triumph effect I have been developing, the state of the deck is as follows: top card is face up, all other cards are face down. The spectators believe that all cards are face up. In the process of turning the deck face down (from a spectator viewpoint) I do a half pass and all cards are facing down and everything looks as it should be.

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Ah, ah - I like your sleight!! Though it's not a half pass.

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Claudio,

Ok yes the context helps! I thought you were trying to do a 'one card' half pass, as in reversing the bottom card. Which is what you achieve by having that card on top and using your sleight.
Anyways, looks super smooth!
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Claudio,

Ok yes the context helps! I thought you were trying to do a 'one card' half pass, as in reversing the bottom card. Which is what you achieve by having that card on top and using your sleight.
Anyways, looks super smooth!



Yes, I understand the confusion and it's because the thread title is wrong: I should have written "Half-pass under one card". I have edited the YouTube title. Thanks. And thank you for the compliment.

So guys, has this handling been published anywhere?
 
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I don't actually know how you do it, nor am I an authority on this.  But John Carney has a half pass under a cover card in The Book of Secrets.  Might be worth a gander to see if your method is similar.
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Thanks Chi Han Yeo.

I am away from home so I can’t check, but will do once back.

Someone emailed me about it being similar to the Christ Twist half pass. I don’t think it is it, but yet again I’ll be able to confirm once back.

The method I demo uses the mechanics of a Hermann Pass applied to a half pass. I bet it’s been described, but I can’t currently look it up.

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It also reminds me a bit of Bob Farmer's Turnantula move
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Thanks Robin. I have contacted Bob as he offers a free pdf on his move.
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Got Bob's pdf straight away. Such a great guy. His move is insane![eek] though.
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Bob lives about 45 minutes away from me.  He used to come to town a couple of times a year to give seminars and guest-lectures at Queen's University (he's an expert on Canadian trademark and copyright law, particularly as it applies to the entertainment industry).  We would always get together for lunch or coffee - and for two hours he would produce a nonstop stream of head-spinning creativity.  I would frantically try to commit things to memory so I could write them down later - those sessions were wonderful and exhausting. 

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I do not know what's going on under the hood, but the way you turn the deck over is
very similar to a cover for a turnover pass by Herb Zarrow. I know it was published
in MAGIC Magazine many years ago.

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I do not know what's going on under the hood, but the way you turn the deck over is
very similar to a cover for a turnover pass by Herb Zarrow. I know it was published
in MAGIC Magazine many years ago.


OK, thank you for the reference. I'll try to hunt it down, but it's going to be little to go on.
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OK, thank you for the reference. I'll try to hunt it down, but it's going to be little to go on.

Yes, I felt bad about that. However I saw the Table of Contents of the Zarrow Book and on page 335 is something called The Vertical Turnover Pass. I don't have access to the book, but I hope that helps.

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Yes, I felt bad about that. However I saw the Table of Contents of the Zarrow Book and on page 335 is something called The Vertical Turnover Pass. I don't have access to the book, but I hope that helps.

This is going to help. Thank you. I'll report back.
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