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Medifro

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There was a thread of Ed Marlo. This one on Dai Vernon.

Which trick of Vernon do you do? 

I'm astounded to say, only one of them!! Its the ACR with Double backer, as a phase in my ACR.  I perform variations of Triumph, but I don't do his original version as riffle shuffle work isn't suitable for my performing environments. Same for Travellers (I use Ortiz's Hitchock Travellers if wearing a jacket/blazer)

I'm curious to know about others. I'll crack open an Inner Secrets book to refresh my memory.

Which tricks of Vernon's are among your favorite, or perform often?




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Cutting the Aces, Stars of Magic. 
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It's a move credited to Vernon and it's in the book Peek Performances by Richard Busch.

It's more commonly known as a step peak.

I no longer have the book, it took me a ton of practice to learn it, but it was worth it.

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Dai Vernon's Ambitious Card Routine from the Stars of Magic.  Each subsequent phase is designed to erase possible solutions for the phase they follow.  Sticking to the theme of Ambitious, he uses variations on the theme and feints to keep the spectator engaged.  Pieces of the routine stand alone as quickies, the whole makes a great walk around main item.  Many, many artist have used Vernon's routine as a jump point to creating their own, Tommy Wonder's being an excellent example.  I think it may be even reasonable to assert that Vernon's routine is one of the first fully fleshed out explanations ever published.  Check the literature before 1949, there are of lots published bits and moves, but few full routines.
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Vernon's Aces

Triumph

Cutting the Aces

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Triumph in one form or another...
Twisting the Aces deserves a mention.
Emotional Reaction.
Slow Motion Aces.
The Trick That Can't be Explained.
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The Fingerprint Card Trick
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Triumph.  Probably my favourite card plot.
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Vernon’s Aces
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For me it's The Trick That Can't Be Explained, however, most of what I learned about it comes from Eugene Burger during a few Mystery School close-up sessions.
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https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.php?id=cards:trick_that_cannot_be_explained

This approach to cards has intrigued me the most, however I've never read the Vernon thoughts on this but I have done a lot of research and experimentation over the years. Eric Mead has some great thoughts in his book 'Tangled Web', and Lewis Jones has a section in his Encyclopedia of Impromptu Card Forces which I also found useful... it is something I am continually playing with and practicing 👍

As for Mr. Dai Vernon's effects I know very few but I do like the principle behind his Psychological Force with Five Cards, Ormond McGill got me thinking about this from different angles too 🎩
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Triumph.  Probably my favourite card plot.

Mine too.

When I first saw a performance of this card trick plot I thought "this is the perfect card trick."

It was on TV in 1992 by a Tamariz performance.
I was 16, and I fell so in love with that trick that I couldn't stop thinking about how to do it.
Since I couldn't figure out the Vernon's method, I resorted to "cheating;"
so I roughly made my own 26 double-back cards by gluing two face cards and using another 26 cards from another deck...

Yes, I cheated, but it was because of the passion I felt for the card magic.
The important thing is that the trick went well since I linked it with the next trick, thus changing the gimmick deck by another equal deck by a movement made to take out a handkerchief...

Vernon's "Triumph" is beautiful, elegant, cool, amazing, simple and impromptu.
A masterpiece of the art of card magic.
The perfect card trick (to me).

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