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Topic: Pass or half-pass for small packet?
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Feb 4, 2020 03:05PM)
Hi folks,

Does anyone know of an easy-ish method to do what I described in my subject line? I ask partly because I love packet tricks, and partly because, for some reason, I sometimes seem to learn packet sleights more quickly than full-deck ones. So perhaps a small packet pass would be a good step toward learning a full-deck one. Also a small-packet pass could (I assume) be used as a color change, something I need for a trick I want to learn. The packet color changes I know of are either noisy or too hard for me.

I did a search and didn't find anything, but it's easy to miss things.


Message: Posted by: mantel (Feb 28, 2020 01:47PM)
Pugh's Pass, which is performed by Ray Kosby during "Quick 3 way" on issue 31 of Reel Magic
Message: Posted by: Sean (Mar 12, 2020 04:56PM)
You may want to look into Lee Asher's Asher Twist. The linked video teaches an entire trick, but the move involved sounds like part of what you're looking for.

Message: Posted by: Bob G (Mar 12, 2020 07:06PM)
Thanks, mantel and Sean. I'll look into these.

Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Mar 14, 2020 10:49AM)
Sean, thanks for the link.
I see some other items in the store that are intriguing and tempting too... and I am trying to save $. :hmm:
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Mar 14, 2020 12:08PM)
I'm with you, Wravyn. Naturally I appreciate people's suggestions, but I'm always hoping that they happen to mention something that I already own!
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Mar 15, 2020 06:37PM)
Bob Farmer has a couple of sleights that may serve your needs. The first appears to be turning over the packet. The second appears to be a twisting action of the packet. These are, in order, Turnantula and Squist.
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Mar 15, 2020 08:33PM)
Thanks so much, Jon. I always appreciate hearing your ideas. Do you know how hard these sleights are? I seem to learn so slowly... I have one full-deck DL that's in pretty good shape, and my EC is close to being performance-ready (though today I was all thumbs again -- hopefully that won't persist). That's just to give you an idea of where I (still) am.