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Topic: Strike Bottom Deal
Message: Posted by: ImpromptuBoy (May 29, 2006 08:05PM)
Hi Everyone,
In your opinion, what's the best resource to learn the strike bottom deal? I learned it from Marlo's Revolutionary Card Technique. It's a great book. The seconds, centres, Bottoms chapter is among my favourites. There's so so much to learn from.
So yeah, just wanted to know where you learned the strike bd from.
Message: Posted by: J Wessmiller (May 29, 2006 08:26PM)
Phantoms of the card table is a good pick to learn Scott's method, and Gene Maze and the art of bottom dealing is another good reference for learning a strike bottom.
be well,
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (May 30, 2006 08:25AM)
In the book Ultimate secrets of card magic, the Elliott Bottom that uses the straddle grip I have found to be one of the better bottom deals. I modified the take using this deal with my scissor bottom.

Video of this can be seen at my web site.

Message: Posted by: Logan Five (May 31, 2006 11:36PM)
I have viedos of different versions of the strike but the main one I do is the one found on Jerry Camero's "On The Bottom Deal" vhs tape.
Message: Posted by: IanKendall (Jun 1, 2006 02:06AM)
I learned from myself, and it's the method I teach on my CD. You can read about it at these links:



Take care, Ian
Message: Posted by: Expertmagician (Jun 1, 2006 08:44AM)
The Gene Maze book is excellent and he favored the Erdenase Grip and he spent the better part of his live doing magic and other effects with the bottom deal.

We were friends when he lived in New York years ago....and in case you don't know he passed away about a year ago :(
Message: Posted by: Paul H (Jun 1, 2006 01:38PM)
I am very sad to hear that Expertmagician. The Gene Maze bottom dealing book was one of the first magic books I owned. It is a great work on learning the bottom deal in all its variations and applying them to card magic as opposed to gambling themed routines. He will be missed I am sure.


Paul H
Message: Posted by: JasonEngland (Jun 1, 2006 05:42PM)

Gene Maze died less than 3 months ago. He died mid-March.

His variation of the Erdnase bottom dealing grip is a fine one, and he was a great person to boot!

Message: Posted by: T. Joseph O'Malley (Jun 2, 2006 07:26AM)
There were some very touching eulogies dedicated to Gene Maze in last month's Genii magazine, by both Richard Kaufman and Meir Yedid.

His Bottom dealing books was one of the first books I bought too, and I heartily recommend it and what he taught within.
Message: Posted by: Unknown419 (Jun 2, 2006 12:17PM)
Wow another one of my great teachers has passed away. He will be missed...I dedicate this video in memory of him.



Message: Posted by: silverking (Jun 2, 2006 01:38PM)
The Ian Kendall Video CD is one of the best teaching discs on Seconds and Bottoms I've seen.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 2, 2006 05:23PM)
Thank you for showing the film Doc.
Message: Posted by: Andrei (Jun 3, 2006 01:11AM)
Doc - God bless. Share more, we love it.

Message: Posted by: ronfour (Jun 3, 2006 02:13PM)

Thanks for the video. Can you share any videos on your punch deal or dice manipulation?
Message: Posted by: The Dowser (Jun 4, 2006 07:18AM)
Thank you Doc .
Message: Posted by: Unknown419 (Jun 4, 2006 12:12PM)
You all are quite welcomed.

Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Jun 30, 2006 03:12PM)
Great video Doc Thanks very much!
Message: Posted by: magician8 (Oct 13, 2007 03:47PM)
I missed this video too.
Message: Posted by: splice (Oct 14, 2007 11:33AM)
Considering this post is over a year old, it's really no surprise.

Please, there is no need to bring back threads that have died over a year ago just to make a small meaningless comment.
Message: Posted by: silverking (Oct 14, 2007 01:32PM)
11 old posts in the last couple of days brought back from the dead to share thoughts like "I liked that too" or "I missed it too" is quite a bit over the top.
Message: Posted by: magician8 (Oct 20, 2007 07:33PM)
Sorry, I just have a tendency to not look at the dates.