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Corbett
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Was curious what in-print routine you all think is the best for TTA?
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The original found in: Dai Vernon's "More Inner Secrets of Card Magic" by Lewis Ganson. Other good variants are found in "Jennings '67" ’65 Twist (p. 226) & in "The Classic Magic Of Larry Jennings", Twist’ In II (p. 198).
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Dai Vernon's original method is very solid and hard to beat. Nothing fancy but pure magic to the spectators. So I agree with KRZ4kardz on that one.
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Personally Hollingsworth's Waving The Aces, or the Asher Twist (for one or two people),

but because of being virtually angle-proof, I do the original most frequently.
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My all-time favorite old stand by is Twisting the Spades. The Ace, Two, Three, and Four of spades turn one at a time, then the Four changes into a Four of Hearts and I show both sides of the cards. I have original patter about the Four being the "most emotional card".

The problem is...I learned this 25 or 30 years ago from a card guy in a convention session and I am not sure where to find it. I think it may one of a series that Marlo worked out using the Ascanio Spread. He published a few variants in the Linking Ring and possibly in Racherbaumer's Ascanio Spread book.

Not much practical help, but maybe someone will recognize it and point out the source.

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I like the original one.. And also the Hollingworth's Waving the Aces..
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I also like the orginal handling by dai vernon.He also explain why is it call TTA.
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I'm also partial to the original, with my second vote going to Reed's "McClintock Twist."
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James Swain has a cool variation in "Don't Blink".

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Does Roger Smith's "Maxi Twist" count? I really like that one.
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On 2008-05-07 21:28, Glenn Godsey wrote:
My all-time favorite old stand by is Twisting the Spades. The Ace, Two, Three, and Four of spades turn one at a time, then the Four changes into a Four of Hearts and I show both sides of the cards. I have original patter about the Four being the "most emotional card".

The problem is...I learned this 25 or 30 years ago from a card guy in a convention session and I am not sure where to find it. I think it may one of a series that Marlo worked out using the Ascanio Spread. He published a few variants in the Linking Ring and possibly in Racherbaumer's Ascanio Spread book.

Not much practical help, but maybe someone will recognize it and point out the source.

Best regards,
Glenn Godsey


I think this is Brother Hamman's Second Twist from "The Secrets of Brother John Hamman" By Richard Kaufman
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I like Gary Freeds N.F.W.. I don't think it's technically a TTA but it is a similar premise. Granted it's not impromptu but hey it's still a neat variation
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On 2008-05-07 21:28, Glenn Godsey wrote:
My all-time favorite old stand by is Twisting the Spades. The Ace, Two, Three, and Four of spades turn one at a time, then the Four changes into a Four of Hearts and I show both sides of the cards. I have original patter about the Four being the "most emotional card".

The problem is...I learned this 25 or 30 years ago from a card guy in a convention session and I am not sure where to find it. I think it may one of a series that Marlo worked out using the Ascanio Spread. He published a few variants in the Linking Ring and possibly in Racherbaumer's Ascanio Spread book.

Not much practical help, but maybe someone will recognize it and point out the source.

Best regards,
Glenn Godsey


I think this is Brother Hamman's Second Twist from "The Secrets of Brother John Hamman" By Richard Kaufman


You may be right...it has a very Hammanesque feel to it. But I learned it at least a decade before that book was published in 1989. It seems like maybe I learned it from Ken Garr who may have learned it from Hamman. I saw Brother John perform in Kansas City in 1967.

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Twisting the Aces is one of my all time favorites and I must admit that I have yet to see or come up with anything that beats Vernon's original routine.
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Twisting the Aces is one of my all time favorites and I must admit that I have yet to see or come up with anything that beats Vernon's original routine.


You could try "Twist In a Glass" by Paul Hallas. In can be found on the "Clever Card Magic' DVD, some early notes of his or the upcoming "Magic From The Overground" book due out from H & R Books later this year.

Glen, why settle for one of the faces changing when all four can change suit? See Sam Schwartz's "Twisting THe Faces" in "Sam's" by Allen Zingg.

Plenty of references to Twisting The Ace effects can be found in the book "Small But Deadly" in the chapter headed "Vernon and the Twist'.

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I like the original Dai Vernon TTA because it's virtually angle-proof. Asher twist and twisting the Aces are alos good effects. Martin Nash's Omni Twist.
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Skinner has a nice version on his videos....
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[quote]On 2008-05-09 09:51, Paul wrote:
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Glen, why settle for one of the faces changing when all four can change suit? See Sam Schwartz's "Twisting THe Faces" in "Sam's" by Allen Zingg.

Plenty of references to Twisting The Ace effects can be found in the book "Small But Deadly" in the chapter headed "Vernon and the Twist'.

Paul.


Thanks, Paul. I have done Back Flip for decades, but I am not familiar with "Twisting the Faces". I need to buy "Small, But Deadly". Do you sell it, Paul?

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Hi Glen, as it happens, I do, (you can p.m. me for details)but its available from many dealers too. Whilst I discuss many 'twisting' variantions in effects, the methods are not revealed. The other book mentioned fully details the mechanics of Sam's routine.

"Twisto Blanko" previously on the market but detailed in the new Nick Trost book has a packet turning blank at the conclusion of the twisting.

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Another vote for Vernon....
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