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Oscar.Abraham
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I think this move is one the greatest switches ever! This move can replace the Braue Add-on, ATFUS, and all the variations of those popular-old-school moves.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with old-school switches, but I'm the type of magician that likes to vary the moves to take the heat off some of the more common moves (e.g. I try to vary the DLs that I use during performances, same goes for switches, palms, etc...), but that's just my way of thinking -- I worry too much. This move, however, I don't think you can over use it.

(Those of you that are not familiar with the move, please read Carneycopia by Stephen Minch [original source]. Great book.)

I don't see many magicians using this move for some reason. I think it's underrated. I even think that most magicians don't even realize how useful it is.

What are you guys' thoughts on this move? Do you guys use it a lot? which trick do you prefer to use it on?
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Andrew Wimhurst has a subtle -- but excellent -- switch-up of the choreography that I recommend checking out. I believe it can be found on the Card Artistry DVD.
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I've read Andrew's book -- Down and Under Deals. Great book by the way --, and he describes the move when explaining his handling of the "Awesome Foursome" (awesome trick!). Very detailed, but I still prefer the original source: Carneycopia.
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Checked. Turns out the exact handling I was thinking of belongs to Tony Cabral, but his is based on WImhurst’s. I like that both bring it off the table, and I *really* like that Cabral breaks up the choreography in a disarming and smart way.
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Rupert, where can Cabral's version be found?
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On Dec 7, 2017, Motor City wrote:
Rupert, where can Cabral's version be found?


Here's a link to some of his material: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S13590

Hope that helps!
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Yes, the handling can be found in his DVD set.
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This and Kenners 4-for-4 are the only way I'll switch cards. Braue Addition and AFTUS and such are too contrived IMO
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On Dec 7, 2017, MasterGrip wrote:
This and Kenners 4-for-4 are the only way I'll switch cards.


I'm not familiar with this move. Where can I found it?

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On Dec 7, 2017, MasterGrip wrote:
Braue Addition and AFTUS and such are too contrived IMO


Right? I usually try to replace those moves with the Versa Switch. I'll only use'em when I'm standing.
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You can see Kenner do the move around :56 in this video:
https://youtu.be/DM6zuzlaUVA?t=56

It can also be found in his book, Totally Out of Control.
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(Those of you that are not familiar with the move, please read Carneycopia by Stephen Minch [original source]. Great book.)


The original source seems to be Genii Magazine in 1982 Smile

I learned many many years ago the Mendoza switch, similar idea.
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Jose Carroll (RIP) has also a similar idea in 52 Lovers, Vol. 2
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On Dec 7, 2017, Oscar.Abraham wrote:
I've read Andrew's book -- Down and Under Deals. Great book by the way --, and he describes the move when explaining his handling of the "Awesome Foursome" (awesome trick!). Very detailed, but I still prefer the original source: Carneycopia.

Agreed.
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Darwin Ortiz uses it in his New Hitchcock Aces in Cardshark
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I use this all the time, whenever there's some table space. Michael Vincent has a very nice addition to the move, which makes it even more convincing. It can be found in one of his DVD sets (forgot which one).
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The MV addition is actually the Wimhurst addition, MV credits it to AW.
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