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This is Vernon's handling of this great trick. This handling can be found in ....The Dai Vernon Book of Magic.
A Classic in cards.
Vernon's handling IMHO is the best when it come to this trick.
Enjoy
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Tim, free time on your hands lately?? Im thinking you gave your family an Xmas gift, a trip somewhere without you...LOL Keep em coming.
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Am I embarrassing myself if I say I was just fooled?- no less by a trick I thought I knew! Well done, Tim.

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This was very smooth, Tim. Most magical. Nice work!
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Smoooth!

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Well done. Not many people perform the original version.
As far as I understand the description in the Vernon Book of Magic, this is Daley's own method, which was not changed by Vernon. I think, the inclusion of the trick in the book was meant as a tribute to Daley, since the Doctor was one of the Professor's best friends.

By the way, a couple of years ago, Roberto Giobbi wrote something to the effect, that Daley's original method was still the superiour handling, despite the countless "improvements" that followed. He even went so far to say, that anyone who believes otherwise, is a fool, which had been met with an incredulous shake of the head, if I remember correctly.
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On 2009-12-31 03:12, Uli Weigel wrote:
By the way, a couple of years ago, Roberto Giobbi wrote something to the effect, that Daley's original method was still the superiour handling, despite the countless "improvements" that followed. He even went so far to say, that anyone who believes otherwise, is a fool, which had been met with an incredulous shake of the head, if I remember correctly.

I agree to a certain extent, surely he doesn't mean the method cannot be imporoved upon ( I don't like biddle-grip counts ). Nevertheless, the original is still the best, with Scott Robinson's version in trapdoor being close 2nd.

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Who am I to question Vernon...but it seems a bit more confusing then just showing a red ace, putting it down, showing a red ace putting down...and then showing the transposition.

Probably just me....but thanks for the contribution.

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Rich:
I agree...moreover, I don't use this approach to DLT; to me, it smacks of telling the spectator something akin to, "see? you just weren't watching close enough...I fooled you! Muahahahahaaaa...."

I prefer, by far, Bill Malone's handling. It's much gentler, includes a wonderful moment of comedy, and at the end, does not make the spectator feel foolish. The second we make them feel stupid is the moment we begin losing them.
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On 2009-12-31 03:12, Uli Weigel wrote:
Well done. Not many people perform the original version.
As far as I understand the description in the Vernon Book of Magic, this is Daley's own method, which was not changed by Vernon. I think, the inclusion of the trick in the book was meant as a tribute to Daley, since the Doctor was one of the Professor's best friends.


Yes, I misspoke I went and got the book out and reread the intro, it did sound like this is Dr. Daley's method unchanged. I wish I would've picked up on that years ago when I first studied this trick.
Thanks for the heads up.
Tim
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It's a little short for a routine, no matter how nice it is. Gregory Wilson, Darwin Ortiz, Bill Malone, Jon Allen*** and others have interesting variations for the moves.
The routine is also a nice intro to Twisting the Aces but for some reason these two are rarely presented together.
Another alternative is to start with a "spectator cuts to the aces" before performing a Dr Daley's last trick routine and finishing with Twisting the Aces. The initial effects create the interaction which supplies the effect's actual success.
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On 2009-12-31 08:32, Rich B. wrote:
Who am I to question Vernon...but it seems a bit more confusing then just showing a red ace, putting it down, showing a red ace putting down...and then showing the transposition.

Probably just me....but thanks for the contribution.

Rich B.


I second that.
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On 2009-12-31 15:29, Lawrence O wrote:
It's a little short for a routine, no matter how nice it is. Gregory Wilson, Darwin Ortiz, Bill Malone, Jon Allen*** and others have interesting variations for the moves.
The routine is also a nice intro to Twisting the Aces but for some reason these two are rarely presented together.
Another alternative is to start with a "spectator cuts to the aces" before performing a Dr Daley's last trick routine and finishing with Twisting the Aces. The initial effects create the interaction which supplies the effect's actual success.

Lawrence,
Your right I should of mention that, this is stronger when put with a series of tricks to make a whole routine. But still works as a quick hey show me something situations. Nothing fancy.
Tim
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For the "hey show me something situations", it is always possible to do a Flurry. A friend of mine has a fantastic routine. His take on the effect is really slick and brilliant for impromptu situations. His name is Tim Feher...
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Iwas just going to same the same thing
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On 2009-12-31 15:29, Lawrence O wrote:
The routine is also a nice intro to Twisting the Aces but for some reason these two are rarely presented together.


I really doubt that. I know many people (online and in the real world) who present TTA and Daley's last trick together.
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