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JoshP06

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What are your opinions of this book?

Let me know.

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Hi JoshP06

I have the book as an ebook - and I would recommend it to have 😉 lots of good stuff in there 😉 

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Hi, Josh.

It's a great book. Split into sleights in the first half and effects in the second. The descriptions are quite basic with a lot of emphasis on the photos. Le Paul offers some flourishes which isn't really my style but the sleights and effects are nice. It's pretty inexpensive with plenty to get into.

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Alright.

Sounds good.

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Excellent book.  Get it!

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I second the general sentiment of "get it." There's a lot of intermediate to advanced material there. But it's well explained and worth the effort to master the standard techniques of sleight of hand with cards.

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Great book. He was from St. Louis so I made sure to get it.
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I will agree with everyone. This is a classic of card magic. The first sleight it teaches is the Pass. And it continues with, not in order, Side Steals, Top Palm , Bottom Palm, Double Lift, Second Deal etc., many with multiple methods. With 313 close up professional photographs. You need this in your collection.
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Automatic Jog-Control is the proverbial "worth the price of the book" move IMO.

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Don't miss the "The Gymnastic Aces" [smile]

I've used it in different routines to get 4 certain cards in a magical way.

A very useful, magical and funny card production.

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Alright. Seems the general consensus is that this book is a must have.

Thanks all.

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I looked at my paperback copy last night and saw that I paid $13.20 for it.  I believe I bought it at U.S. Toy in Leawood, KS when I was there on business.  They have an amazing number of books!  You might call them.  Maybe they still have them at that price?
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As Alan mentioned the Automatic jog- control is a great method for getting a card to the bottom or top. I performed it on my you tube channel if you want to take a look at it.


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Very nice Tony.  There is another Automatic Jog-Control in the book that is worth studying also.  
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Thanks Ray,

                  Unfortunately when I got out of magic I sold many of my books and that was one of them. I'll have to pick up another one in the near future. What I remember the most was what I showed and Gymnastic Aces as Paco mentioned above.
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Thanks Ray,

                  Unfortunately when I got out of magic I sold many of my books and that was one of them. I'll have to pick up another one in the near future. What I remember the most was what I showed and Gymnastic Aces as Paco mentioned above.


Essentially it is a way to automatically create a jog when replacing a block of cards onto the top of the remainder of the pack.  So in practice, you have a card selected, cut pack, have the selection replaced on top and casually throw the remainder of the cards on top.  You then secure the break.
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The first time I saw someone utilizing Le Paul’s Automatic Jog Control, I thought it was a thing of beauty.  I still believe that, and nowadays relish using it in my own performances.


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I gotta say, seeing that Automatic Jog Control...Man.

It looks so legit and innocent. Killer move.

Great job Tony.

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Automatic Jog Control was one of Daryl's favorites.
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It might be worth noting that like Jerry Andrus, LePaul put less stock in misdirection and focused more on perfecting manipulation so that it bears scrutiny.  There is even an effect involving a Top Change between two cards with torn out corners.  Given if you can perform a perfect Top Change, then would a card with a missing corner be suspected of being changed?  He was know for a lightening fast Classic Pass, so this ideology extended beyond the contents of the book.  

One of Tom Mullica's magic acts consisted of several tricks from the book, the "Torn and Restored Card" got the attention of both Edward Marlo and Arturo de Ascanio, and the "Gymnastic Aces" has been in the working repertoires of many many beloved artist.  

On the Trivia side, LePaul was so deeply concerned that his material be described to his standards that he undertook a years long study of writing so that he could pen the book himself.  Sadly, he passed away when the book was published, so was never able to enjoy how well it was received.
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Thanks Josh.

    Barden, funny you say that because, it was Daryl who showed me at a lecture that you can dribble the cards to the table as I did in the video and still have control of the selected card.
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rready,

I recently learned of the ability dribble to table as well, but I can't remember where I learned it.

Last time I saw Daryl lecture, he pulled out a deck and in preparation to do the automatic jog control went to fan the cards. They fanned into about 4 clumps of cards. He just laughed. He had thrown a very old deck into his case and hadn't realized it.
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Rready, I agree with Josh:  You did a fabulous job in that video!  Thanks for sharing it.

I've never done the "dribble to the table" after Automatic Jog Control.  Usually I just shuffle off and cut, leaving the chosen card on top off the deck.  But I like the dribble a lot!  Will be trying to put that into practice.

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Will be trying to put that into practice.

Arthur


You better, Arthur. [smile] I think it would be a mistake not too honestly.

Makes it seem even more impossible.
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