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Chessmann
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Not a gaffed card aficianado, but was wondering if gaffs had ever been made of a card that looked like the box.

In other words, regular face/spot card on one side, while the other looks like a Bike/Bee/Tally Ho Box.

I was looking at a box, and the thought popped into my head.

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I have one that Marty "Martini" Grams produced. It looks like the side of the box with the Bicycle name and spade logo. Very clever!
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It is the card that our Steve Brooks here marketed as the "Free Fall" gimmick.
Very clever. The handmade ones - with a real cardbox top as back - are much better than the printed ones!
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I am currently working on an acrobatic card with the same idea. A face card, but when you let it go it changes to the box design.
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Greetings Mark;
There are a whole lot of things described with this gaff and variations of it in Don England's "Gaffed To The Hilt" by Jon Racherbaumer & Richard Kaufman.
Ed Marlo, Brother John Hamman, Paul Harris, Bernard Bilis, Robert McDaniel, Tom Craven, and Don England all experimented with this style gaff. There are a lot of neat things that can be done with it.

Joey, years ago I made an acrobatic card for manipulators that had the case on the flap so when the card was placed on top of a deck, and the flap cocked, it could be held facing the spectators and looked like a cased deck. With a snap of the fingers, the case visually vanished (the flap closed) and the deck was fanned immediately and then used for split fans and such. It was very popular for me in the mid 80's then went by the wayside. I think the 80's were a time of gaff collectors who tried to make or have made just about every possible gaff under the sun.lol

Bernd, you are right Steve's "Free Fall" is excellent and the ideas and tips in the book that comes with it are well worth the money.

If you look back through magic publications, books, and magazines, there are a lot of cool gaffed cards hidden away that would be fun to play with today. In fact many of those old gaffed cards are being reworked, tweaked and put on the market all the time. That is one of the reasons I love books so much, there is so much great material that has long been forgotten that just sits in print waiting for someone to re-discover it again.
All the Best
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Thanks for the answers, folks - I appreciate the knowledge.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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The ellusionist gaff decks come with two of those. On one side there is a regular bicycle back and on the other looks exactly like the front of a card box.
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I think that Bob King put out a trick with that kind of gaff....

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On 2007-11-21 22:58, martini wrote:
Greetings Mark;
There are a whole lot of things described with this gaff and variations of it in Don England's "Gaffed To The Hilt" by Jon Racherbaumer & Richard Kaufman.
Ed Marlo, Brother John Hamman, Paul Harris, Bernard Bilis, Robert McDaniel, Tom Craven, and Don England all experimented with this style gaff. There are a lot of neat things that can be done with it.

Joey, years ago I made an acrobatic card for manipulators that had the case on the flap so when the card was placed on top of a deck, and the flap cocked, it could be held facing the spectators and looked like a cased deck. With a snap of the fingers, the case visually vanished (the flap closed) and the deck was fanned immediately and then used for split fans and such. It was very popular for me in the mid 80's then went by the wayside. I think the 80's were a time of gaff collectors who tried to make or have made just about every possible gaff under the sun.lol

Bernd, you are right Steve's "Free Fall" is excellent and the ideas and tips in the book that comes with it are well worth the money.

If you look back through magic publications, books, and magazines, there are a lot of cool gaffed cards hidden away that would be fun to play with today. In fact many of those old gaffed cards are being reworked, tweaked and put on the market all the time. That is one of the reasons I love books so much, there is so much great material that has long been forgotten that just sits in print waiting for someone to re-discover it again.
All the Best
Marty


Good post! Thanks, Marty.

Robert
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Brother John Hammon uses the gaff and can be found in The Secrets of Brother John Hammon book.

I have used it with the case printed on one side and a back on the other to do a signed card to card case and being able to show the box front and back before I produce the signed card, using a one handed glide as I'm opening the case and finishing as normal, and cleaning up is a breeze.
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I believe the card/case gaff should be credited to British magician Allan Lambie. He published the idea in a short lived magazine Tannen put out for the hobbyist around the sixties.

One of the more "off the wall" ideas for it is Paul Harris's "El Weirdo" which appeared in one of his early books.

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I didn't read through the entire posting, but thought I'd add in another idea. Larry Becker makes a card that is a Bicycle box on one side, card back on the other. I've used that card in a couple of different routines and it is incredibly deceptive...

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Steve Brooks' Free Fall is by far the best made and best looking effect!


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