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Topic: Unmixing cards
Message: Posted by: Keith Mitchell (Jan 6, 2007 11:13AM)
Is there a way to mix up the deck with some cards facing down and others facing up, then bang they are all mysterously facing down (or up)?

I have seen this done in a magic store in Atlanta, but never got the chance to find out what it was called.
Message: Posted by: ToasterofDoom (Jan 6, 2007 11:55AM)
"Triumph," one of the classics of magic. There are a million variations. Pick your favorite.
Message: Posted by: acmp (Jan 6, 2007 02:11PM)
Yes, easiest I know needs a cut to finish though. PM for details
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Jan 6, 2007 11:14PM)
[quote]On 2007-01-06 12:13, madkiki wrote:
then bang they are all mysterously facing down (or up)?[/quote]
If this explanation is 100% correct, it is not 'Triumph'.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Jan 7, 2007 11:21AM)
Easiest way I know of is with a Stripper Deck...
Message: Posted by: G. LaBarre (Jan 8, 2007 09:11PM)
That demonstration sounds like a Slop Shuffle to me.

It does require a sloppy mix of face up and face down cards
and a cut and reversal at the natural break to correct all.

It is a very old effect that had me fooled when I first saw it.
I really do miss the days when simplistic methods were perplexing.
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Jan 11, 2007 09:23AM)
G. LaBarre,
Anyone ever tell you that you look like Steve Jobs (founder of Apple Computer) ?
Message: Posted by: fvdbeek (Jan 11, 2007 05:09PM)
He, don't mess with Steve, Rennie.
There are Apple-fans around here !

Message: Posted by: LongDuckChang (Jan 14, 2007 10:28AM)
Is this the effect you are talking about?

Message: Posted by: Keith Mitchell (Jan 14, 2007 11:38AM)
Triumph is not the name of the trick that I mentioned in original post at the top. The nameless trick that I mentioned is all done in the hands without a table. It's extremely easy to do.

I just viewed the video that LongDuckChang mentioned from youtube. It's Triumph done by someone name Mystico, and wow he is good. Mystico does a fantastic job of the Pass as well.

I Recently learned one version of Triumph yesterday, but Mystico does it better and I cannot figure out how he does it. Fooled me completely.

Many thanks

Posted: Jan 14, 2007 12:47pm
Sorry, I am getting my post mixed up.

Triumph is the trick that I was searching for. Thank you all for leading me in the right direction.

I am glad to see that there are many versions of Triumph. Saw it done three different ways and they all claimed to be the Dai Vernon method. Mystico really the best I have seen so far, but I get the impression he goes further than what Dai Vernon teaches. I am no expert, just the impression I got from what I saw.

Many thanks.
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Jan 14, 2007 02:07PM)
It sounds like they did a Slop Shuffle followed by a secret cut or pass, like a Charlier or one-handed cut. Phil Thomas, the Baltimore Magic Dealer used to do this, and also used it as a way to separate the red and black cards for a follow up effect.
Message: Posted by: Keith Mitchell (Jan 14, 2007 05:19PM)
I would like to learn more about Slop Shuffle. Can anyone help me? I have already PM DStachowiak, so he can help me as well.
Message: Posted by: G. LaBarre (Jan 28, 2007 03:34AM)
On 2007-01-11 10:23, Rennie wrote:
G. LaBarre,
Anyone ever tell you that you look like Steve Jobs (founder of Apple Computer) ?

No, never. But thanks. I wish I had his Money.
Then I could buy all the Magic I wanted.
I'm not sure, but if he went to school in Toronto,
I think he was one of the Geeks at Central Technical School.