Sprezzatura
Sprezzatura
Chatting about an art which doesn't seem to be an art. (card tricks)
written by Alex Hansford
2016
Work of Alex Hansford
51 pages (Stapled), Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
(28 entries)
Data entered by Harapan Ong & Denis Behr.
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Alex Hansford Introduction 2
Alex Hansford Card to pocket Card chosen and placed back in deck, hand shown empty before entering back pocket, card produced from back pocket 4
Alex Hansford Thoughts on the Tenkai Palm 4
Edward Marlo & Alex Hansford Deliberate Side Steal to Tenkai Palm inspired by "The Deliberate Side-Steal" (Edward Marlo, 1957) 6
Alex Hansford Back Pocket Subtlety Tenkai palm production used as convincer in the context of card to pocket routine to show hand empty, see also p. 27 7
Alex Hansford Microbreaks Work on obtaining, maintaining and recovering from very fine pinky breaks 10
Dai Vernon Retrieving the Break Recovering from a fine pinky break see also "Enlarging a Break" (Dai Vernon, 1987) 12
Bill Simon & Will Houstoun & Alex Hansford Control A Sidejogging a card during square up to obtain microbreak, sidejog finesse provided by Will Houstoun, cut card to the top of the deck inspired by "The Simon Card Control" (Bill Simon, 1952) 13
Alex Hansford Control B Obtain microbreak through plunger principle 16
Alex Hansford Erdnase Break from Jog 17
Alex Hansford Key Card + Glimpse Key card glimpse + placement using microbreak see also "Side-Jog Glimpse" (Jerry Kogan, 1947) 18
Alex Hansford Side Jog to Injog 19
Unknown Key Card Shuffle by Spectatore 20
Alex Hansford Mystery Card Card is selected and signed, odd-backed card shown to be the same card with different signature, signature then changes into spectator's signature 22
Alex Hansford Hofzinser Force Handling 23
Edward Marlo & Alex Hansford Convincing Control to Deep Cop 25
Alex Hansford Instant Assembly Four Kings visually vanish from packets, appear assembled on tabled packet 29
Alex Hansford Tabled ATFUS ATFUS by ditching face up cards onto tabled deck see also "Minus Deck ATFUS" (Tom Stone, 2010) 34
Edward Marlo Clip Palm Change packet tossed on table 36
Alex Hansford A Second Phase? three kings distributed in tabled spread, they jump back to remaining king 37
Dai Vernon Vernon Transfer 37
Alex Hansford Diamond Cut Diamond selection transposes with selected Diamond card, duplicate 39
Alex Hansford Reverse Spread Switch showing reversed card in deck and switching it inspired by "Pulp Friction" (Lee Asher, 2000) 40
Alex Hansford Cull Effect Four Queens change to any named four of a kind 44
Alex Hansford Cull Spread Switch discrepant 45
Arturo de Ascanio & Alex Hansford Ascanio Spread Ideas 46
Alex Hansford A Childish Spelling Trick two selections lost and shuffled in the deck, spelled to cleanly, with demonstration spell & faro placement 48
Alex Hansford Crediting Et c. 51