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Topic: Free cut principle
Message: Posted by: Mofman (Nov 22, 2020 03:16AM)
Hi,
Been searching for information on this but getting nowhere.
Could anyone shed some light on how this works please?
Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Mofman (Nov 22, 2020 03:26AM)
I should add I've tried to buy the Gene Finnell book but it's old and out of print. I've looked online for PDFs I could buy but only found a review of it in an old issue called The Tops.

I'm just trying to further my knowledge.
Thanks
Message: Posted by: cigmas (Nov 22, 2020 04:59PM)
Hi Mofman
There is a brief description of the free cut principle in Arthur F. MacTier's book Card Concepts, along with explanations of many other numerical and sequential principles used in card magic. I'm pretty sure this is OOP but you may be able to pick it up second-hand.
Cheers
Message: Posted by: Mofman (Nov 23, 2020 01:46AM)
Hi Cignas,

I've downloaded an ebook called Explorations by Paul Gordon which covers it. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Mofman (Nov 24, 2020 01:47AM)
Tricks To Go 2
by Werner Miller & Aldo Colombini

A trick called Free Cut Duo utilises the Free Cut Principle
It's a quicker version of the 3 card trick that mismag882 performed and a mathematician worked out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ZfJ8OJ8n8&list=PL492A573042CCB9A5&index=158. Actually quite interesting watching this.
Message: Posted by: Alan M (Nov 28, 2020 03:45PM)
This thread has some good info about effects using the principle:

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=108279&start=0
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Jan 27, 2021 04:13PM)
Gene Finnell Available now on Lybrary.com for $10
Message: Posted by: Kassim (Feb 23, 2021 12:35AM)
Paul vigil has a fantastic trick using this principle!
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Mar 2, 2021 03:25PM)
Its published in many many books.
Message: Posted by: ImpromptuBoy (Apr 26, 2021 12:23PM)
A fantastic effect using the FCP is called ĎA lucky cardí, found in Aldo Colombiniís Impromptu Card Magic Vol. 1. Itís a great DVD series!
Message: Posted by: aldebert (Apr 27, 2021 10:12AM)
John Carey has also at least one trick (in "At the table") with the free cut principle.