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Topic: The "Slap Trick"???
Message: Posted by: icicular (Jul 15, 2004 10:44AM)
Does anyone know an offical name for the trick where you have a spectator pick a card, false shuffle (or false cut, or whatever), then place their card with a few others between their knuckles, and SLAP all but their card out of their hand?

This is a really common trick, but it is still fun to do, and I just wondered if there is a name for it. I THINK I saw a more complicated version of it in Scarne On Cards.

Sorry about my overcomplicated explanation of the trick!
Message: Posted by: dynamiteassasin (Jul 15, 2004 11:17AM)
Visit http://www.penguinmagic.com and on the search function type
Hitman
then preview the video. I think this is what you're looking for.
Message: Posted by: icicular (Jul 15, 2004 11:51AM)
I couldn't find that on penguin magic search, but "Hitman" makes sense. I'm sure that's probably it. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: dynamiteassasin (Jul 15, 2004 09:17PM)
Look for it in the Instant Downloads section. :) :) :)

oh! wait! here's a link..

http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=658
Message: Posted by: icicular (Jul 16, 2004 10:22AM)
Thanks! That video was pretty funny, too.
Message: Posted by: cosermann (Jul 20, 2004 11:11AM)
This effect is in Magic for Dummies, which your local library probably has. I don't recall the name at the moment, but you might check this book. It's readily available.

Regards,
Eric
Message: Posted by: blindbo (Jul 20, 2004 06:02PM)
John Scarne was very good at crediting material. It is for that alone, that I would suggest it is his own as he does not list a credit on "Hit the Deck".
The trick can be found as you mentioned in "Scarne on Card Tricks" or in the compilation "Scarne's Tricks".
Scarne's version is in the hands of the magi and uses the full deck.
Message: Posted by: Chimp (Jul 25, 2004 12:44PM)
Magic For Dummies, pg. 235, entitled "Slap It". Very vague and sketchy, but you can get the gist of it.

I should add that you'll need a lot of additional info to do it the way Oz Pearlman does it in the Penguin video, so don't get too excited :).
Message: Posted by: dynamiteassasin (Jul 26, 2004 11:37PM)
It uses a couple of easy sleights and the rest is presentation.. cool performance by Oz.. :)
Message: Posted by: Chimp (Jul 27, 2004 11:30PM)
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On 2004-07-27 00:37, dynamiteassasin wrote:
It uses a couple of easy sleights and the rest is presentation.. cool performance by Oz.. :) [/quote]

I agree. What's everyone's opinion of Oz? I really enjy watching his videos on PenguinMagic.
Message: Posted by: zur (Jul 28, 2004 08:08PM)
Get his born to perform DVD
Message: Posted by: jsmagus (Jul 28, 2004 08:20PM)
I think that Oz is great. I have both of the dvd's that he and Penguin put out. I would like to point out for everyone that, although Penguin is a great company, the effects that they sell, especialy some of the instant downloads, are not given the title that is common to the magic community. For example, you can purchase their "Quantum Bandits", when what you will be getting is crazy mans handcuffs.
Message: Posted by: Chimp (Jul 29, 2004 09:10AM)
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On 2004-07-28 21:08, zur wrote:
Get his born to perform DVD
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Zur, told my wife I want it for Christmas :).

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On 2004-07-28 21:22, jsmagus wrote:
I think that Oz is great. I have both of the dvd's that he and Penguin put out. I would like to point out for everyone that, although Penguin is a great company, the effects that they sell, especialy some of the instant downloads, are not given the title that is common to the magic community. For example, you can purchase their "Quantum Bandits", when what you will be getting is crazy mans handcuffs.
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The key with Penguin seems to be research. After scouring these boards I found lots of links to Penguin that explain the "true" name; for instance, in a CMH thread I found the link to Penguin's "Quantum Badits".
Message: Posted by: dynamiteassasin (Aug 1, 2004 11:54PM)
Oz is ok in performing. The onlyt thing I don't like is he does things too fast and people mostly don't have time to absorb the magic...
Message: Posted by: Chimp (Aug 2, 2004 09:27AM)
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On 2004-08-02 00:54, dynamiteassasin wrote:
Oz is ok in performing. The onlyt thing I don't like is he does things too fast and people mostly don't have time to absorb the magic...
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Now, I'm the opposite. I prefer it fast-paced. I think it's like comedians - some people like the slow-paced comedians, guys who do charcaters and such (I despise them), and others prefer a more rapid-fire pace.
Message: Posted by: mattisdx (Aug 2, 2004 09:48AM)
I think that's in paul Harris's AoA set :D
Message: Posted by: Jaymz023 (Aug 3, 2004 07:59PM)
Oz was kind enough to sign a playing card for me-- The Hitman is a good trick-there are better ones, but I still do this one once in a while--
Message: Posted by: Frostgale (Aug 6, 2004 03:38AM)
Re search in penguin but this time leave a space between (hit man)

Alex
Message: Posted by: icicular (Aug 9, 2004 12:11PM)
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On 2004-08-06 04:38, Frostgale wrote:
Re search in penguin but this time leave a space between (hit man)

Alex
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...That got it! Thanks. My setup was a little different, but essentially the same trick. Thanks again, everyone.