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On Feb 17, 2009, Bill Palmer wrote:
Ah, yes, the famous "groat and bason" trick.

I don't think what we see in Scot or Hocus Pocus, Jr. has anything near the refinement or quality of the work Slydini did with lapping as a real technique.
On 2009-02-14 03:52, Jonathan Smith wrote:
I'll have to look that up. Do you do any material from Discoverie?

If you do a cut and restored rope, or a version of Grandmother's necklace, you are, essentially, performing material from Discoverie.

On July 4, 1941, I was 8 years old, just starting in magic, and a sideshow magician in the Bud E. Anderson Circus Side Show "tipped the gaff" to me, on the "vanishing square knot that had been used to tie two bandannas together". (In Scot's Discoverie...", I, much later, learned, IIRC, it was called, "to untie a knot with words".) The "infinitive" (to) was almost standard in books like Hoffman's (Angelo Lewis) "Modern Magic", to "title" a trick.

Slydini used the method, and developed a technique for "DOING THE WORK", and, also, PRESENTING a routine that made the PERFORMANCE entertaining to a modern audience. He did it so well, that the trick is now called by the younger generation of magicians, "The Slydini KNOTS".

At 8, I didn't have the manual ability to actually DO the trick. I knew how it was DONE, but, it was a few years before I could DO it! THEN, it was a few more years of of practice, and and thought to figure out how to DO it, SO THAT IT ENTERTAINED AN AUDIENCE!

I've used it in almost every show, since!
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Hi everyone, I'm preparing a close-up routine, I'm gonna be doing it standing up and I have to lap some cards, I would really use some help from you for any advice of what to use for this kind of lapping. Thanks to everyone. Best regards. Augusto
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