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Topic: The Card Magic of Nick Trost
Message: Posted by: bill7 (Aug 8, 2004 01:15PM)
I was wondering if any of you have learned of these tricks. Or is this book just old stuff repackaged. I have not read it but I hear a lot of good things. Any opinions from people who have read it?
Message: Posted by: ursusminor (Aug 8, 2004 05:05PM)
If you mean the L&L-book, in a sense, it is "old stuff repackaged"...
In the sense that many items were released decades ago.
But here the best of his stuff is collected and expanded, in one volume. And it is filled to the plimsoll-mark with great cardmagic, of intermediate difficulty.
I, for one heartily reccommmend it!

Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 8, 2004 05:58PM)
If you don't have the book, get it ASAP. You will have the clear-cut answer for your question.

If you already have the book and you are asking this question, it is a wate of time to wait answers.

It has many gems of card magic.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: cpatchett (Aug 8, 2004 06:00PM)
This is a must-have book for card workers.

Message: Posted by: dazbaz (Aug 11, 2004 07:22PM)
Great stuff in this book and easily within reach of most beginners.
Message: Posted by: bill7 (Aug 11, 2004 09:42PM)
Hey, that's great thanks for the input. Iam not really a beginner.I consider myself an erdnase freak. but anyway I would not ever put something down just because it is simple. I have noticed the really sweet stuff is so simple. But not easy do do under pressure. And to keep it clean and natural . very hard
Message: Posted by: atrudo (Aug 11, 2004 10:55PM)
I have many books and would NEVER part with this one. It really is a great book and most of the tricks are really easy to do. You will be very pleased with some of his work on the gillbreth card (I don't think I spelled that right) idea. I would give this book my highest praise.
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 11, 2004 11:46PM)
In this book, there are many good tricks with Gilbreath Principle which was discovered by Norman Gilbreath.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Aug 12, 2004 12:21AM)
I can recall a trick named Bigfoot by Trost, it was very cool. Does any dealer sell his packet tricks ?
Message: Posted by: RichHead (Aug 12, 2004 10:45AM)
There are some great tricks in this book.

Eighteen Card Poker (Good gambling effect)
Showdown (packet trick for 10 card poker deal)
Blind Sight (Two decks - great use of Gilbreath principle)
Intuition (Two decks using Eddie Joseph's 'Invisible Principle')
Eight Card Brainwave (Ian Rowland has a great take on this trick called Persuasion - see Genii Jan 2004)

plus many more - they are all good!
Message: Posted by: federico luduena (Aug 12, 2004 11:18AM)
Hey, Rich,

Great selection, especially Blind Sight. Dennis Loomis mentioned "Automatic Lie Speller" in another thread. I did not know that it was a Nick Trost effect and not Gene Anderson's. Speaking of Si Stebbins (utilized in that trick), in the addendm, Trost provides us with invaluable tools, among them, a quick way yo set up a deck in Si Stebbins order.

And the Gilbreath Principle, of course. In particular, the Reverse Gilbreath, which Nick Trost developed in the late sixties.

Message: Posted by: Rennie (Aug 12, 2004 12:04PM)
The Trost book is actually my favorite card book. Try some of these gems out,
1 - Matched Picture Crads - pg 49
2 - Seven Card Draw Prediction - pg 123
3 - Subtle Location ( Gilbreath ) - pg 137
4 - Intuition - pg 161
5 - Reset - pg 172
6 - Nick's Stranger in Paradise - pg 189

Let me know what you think.
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Aug 12, 2004 03:15PM)
On 2004-08-12 01:21, Kjellstrom wrote:
I can recall a trick named Bigfoot by Trost, it was very cool. Does any dealer sell his packet tricks ?

I think most dealers should have them. Try Harries in Sweden to start with.
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 12, 2004 07:32PM)
[quote]On 2004-08-12 13:04, Rennie wrote:
5 - Reset - pg 172[/quote]
Nick Trost's RESET is rare one of perfectly framed versions of RESET, I feel.

You will be able to learn Trost's essence on presentational framing of card magic.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Aug 13, 2004 10:19AM)
A great book. Anything by Trost is worth getting.
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Aug 13, 2004 03:44PM)
On 2004-08-13 11:19, whithaydn wrote:
A great book. Anything by Trost is worth getting.
I second the motion on that. I personally feel Nick Trost does not get the recognition he deserves,does anyone know of any reason why?
Message: Posted by: Phred (Aug 13, 2004 05:12PM)
One of my favourite books. He was an early proponent of subtlety over sleights. Everything in the book is within the reach of any beginner or intermediate magician, yet many of his effects rank among the very best. Simple, direct magic.

Some of my favourites:
Spectator finds the Aces
Topsy Turvy Aces
Spectators card trick
Court Card Conclave
and of course... 8 Card Brainwave
Message: Posted by: thumbslinger (Aug 13, 2004 07:03PM)
I've made many notes fromt this book. This and Effortless Card Magic by Peter Duffie are great companions as there are quite a few effects that can follow one another from each.
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Jun 11, 2011 09:25PM)
The second review is up at http://www.magicbookreport.com/2011/05/the-card-magic-of-nick-trost/

This time around it is The Card Magic of Nick Trost. It's long been a personal favorite of mine. His ability to elegantly rework effects to remove the difficult sleight of hand is extraordinary. Even the heavy sleight of hand guys could use a handful of these effects in their repertoire for reasons that are detailed in the review.

Six effects from the book are captured on video as well. As always, thanks for watching.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Jun 12, 2011 02:04AM)

GREAT review of a classic!! Kudos!! I am eager to see more reviews in this format from you. Every word you said praising this great book is absolutely accurate.

Thanks Steven for creating a wonderful review site!!

Message: Posted by: Jim Oliver (Jun 12, 2011 09:37AM)
Everyone should remember one thing that is very important.

To a layman who has never been exposed to a certain routine before,
it is brand new!

So whether it is a year old or a hundred years old does not make a bit of
difference to someone who is seeing it for the very first time.

Message: Posted by: Julie (Jun 12, 2011 03:07PM)
Very profound Jim. This certainly applies to every other aspect of Magic, too!

Message: Posted by: bugjack (Jun 14, 2011 09:25AM)
Steven, fantastic review. I'll confess to being underwhelmed by this book (except "Intuition," which is amazing), but your view has caused me to dig through it again.

Regarding, though, your version of his "Spectator's Card Trick." Yes, his version is pretty much like "Untouched." (He cites an Al Leech trick also as being similar.) You say you've changed the handling... Well, yes, you did. A lot. Maybe my brain is fried this morning, but I've watched it twice and am totally stumped. Great job.
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Jun 14, 2011 03:36PM)
Vlad, thanks very much for taking a look! Your comments are greatly appreciated.

bugjack, Intuition is a great trick. The version of Spectator's Card Trick I normally do is more in line with the classic Untouched version. This demo version was done to be slightly more "camera-resistant." And thank you for the kind words. This has been a lot of fun so far. If it turns some people on to books they wouldn't have found otherwise then it is serving its purpose.
Message: Posted by: amprice99 (Jun 18, 2011 02:14PM)
Just purchased the book from Scott Guinn after seeing Steven's video. Keep up the great work, Steven!
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Jun 19, 2011 03:37PM)
Steven, great job! I love the cheating demo. I played around with that a couple of years ago. Had kind of forgotten about it until I saw your video. What a great demonstration! Laymen will think you are a sleight of hand god! :)
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Jun 20, 2011 08:14PM)
Amprice99, you're going to love the book. So many great effects.
Cameron, you hit the nail on the head. That very demonstration allows me to get out of dealing on poker night. I can just sit back and enjoy the game. If only they knew ;)
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 21, 2011 12:58PM)
On 2011-06-18 15:14, amprice99 wrote:
Just purchased the book from Scott Guinn after seeing Steven's video. Keep up the great work, Steven!
So you're the one! Grrr!
Message: Posted by: amprice99 (Jun 21, 2011 05:45PM)
Sorry landmark :)
Message: Posted by: sohaib (Jun 22, 2011 12:00AM)
I'm selling my copy - how much did Scott sell his for?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 24, 2011 12:46PM)
On 2011-06-21 13:58, landmark wrote:
On 2011-06-18 15:14, amprice99 wrote:
Just purchased the book from Scott Guinn after seeing Steven's video. Keep up the great work, Steven!
So you're the one! Grrr!
I am now un-Grrr'd. Sohaib was nice enough to offer his copy for sale.
Amprice99, you are now my comrade and brother. :)
Message: Posted by: amprice99 (Jun 24, 2011 08:28PM)
Aww! Thanks landmark :)