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dsleasman
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I have been looking for a variation on the Half Pass or another move that can accomplish the same thing, can anyone lead me in the right direction? Thank you for taking the time to reply!
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Aaron Fisher's "Gravity Half Pass" is the gold standard. It is explained in "The Paper Engine." I suspect there's a video download somewhere as well.

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"The Spread Half Pass" and "The Christ Twist" (a variation on the Herrmann Pass) are described in Card College 4. I use the christ twist myself, e.g in "Out of this world". I do the slop shuffle, then I use the christ twist to turn over the bottom packet.
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Aaron goes over his Gravity Half Pass in his Pathways series:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/3727

You'd do yourself a fantastic service if you went for the whole series:
https://magicpathways.com/offer/

He often offers special pricing.


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On Apr 19, 2017, dsleasman wrote:
I have been looking for a variation on the Half Pass or another move that can accomplish the same thing, can anyone lead me in the right direction? Thank you for taking the time to reply!


dsleasman, if you ask for variations on the Half Pass, that's mostly what you're going to get, but if I understand your question correctly, what you're really looking for are ways to reverse one or more cards on the bottom of the deck.

If that's the case, there are many, many options. Vernon's "Dai-Verse" move, for example (Apocalypse) could easily accomplish this. Also, one can simply hold the deck face up a little deeper, nearly in Gamblers Cop, and simply lift the top half of the deck, carry it forward, and turn it over end for end onto the bottom half, which remains hidden.

Or one can use a ploy like this: Secretly have a reversed card on the bottom of the deck. Have a spectator cut off half the cards and look at the card he cut to. As he does, secretly flop the cards in hand. Have him drop his packet on top. Not only is half the deck now reversed, but you know his card is the next-to-the-last face-down card in the deck.

We could literally list ideas all afternoon, but if you have a specific context in mind, that will help narrow all the possibilities.
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MagicianInTrouble,

I was meaning to use it in a Thought of Cards Across routine, so you would only be flipping 19 cards total.
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Dr. Ken Krenzel's Mechanical Reverse could be an option if I am understanding your question clearly.
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On Apr 21, 2017, Vlad_77 wrote:
Dr. Ken Krenzel's Mechanical Reverse could be an option if I am understanding your question clearly.


Kardyro's half pass, you mean Smile
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On Apr 21, 2017, Vlad_77 wrote:
Dr. Ken Krenzel's Mechanical Reverse could be an option if I am understanding your question clearly.


Kardyro's half pass, you mean Smile



Touche! Well met. Smile
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On Apr 21, 2017, dsleasman wrote:
I was meaning to use it in a Thought of Cards Across routine, so you would only be flipping 19 cards total.


These 19 cards are the possible thought-of-card? If so, are you comfortable with a discrepancy? Here's one way:

Begin the trick with 19 face-down cards on top of the deck, 32 face-up ones beneath them, and 1 face-down card on the bottom.

Give the deck any false shuffle that shows only the backs of the 19 face-down cards. Raise the deck vertical and spread cards off the top, asking the spectator to look over them and carefully decide on one and only one. Advise him not to choose the bottom card of the deck as you may already know what that one is. As you spread, turn your head away but so that you can still see your side of the deck as you spread, and stop when you come to the first face-up card. Close up the spread and lower the deck.

Say to the spectator something regarding how you couldn't possibly know what card he's thinking of. Turn the deck over and point to the face card, saying that the only thing you could know for sure is that it's not this one. Leave the deck apparently face up in your hand as you continue talking, asking the spectator to focus on his thought, visualizing it very clearly, and to remember every aspect of his card; the color, the suit, the value. As you continue talking, paying completely no mind to the deck at all, simply turn the card on top of the deck face down. Your 19 possibilities are face up on bottom of the deck.

If it's important to start with all the cards face down, there's this option:

Shuffle the deck and then hold it vertical, spreading off cards from the top, asking the spectator to think of one he sees. Spread three, two, three, two, three, two, three, one, which will get you to 19 cards without seeming to count them. After the 19th card, close the spread and lower the deck, taking a break beneath the 19th card. Just before everything comes square, squeeze the inner end of the deck beneath the 19th cards, putting a downward bridge in it.

False shuffle the deck, retaining the 19 cards on top. The shuffle can mix the top 19 or the bottom 33, as long as their segregation is maintained. Turn the deck face up and spread a few cards, saying he could be thinking of any card in the deck. Square up and, using the bridge, take a break above the bottom 19 cards (you can use Vernon's technique to enlarge a break here). Now do Vernon's Dai-Verse, which looks like you simply flip the deck face down side for side, but you really end with the 19 prospects reversed on the bottom.
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