Dexterity Manual
Dexterity Manual
Instructions for over three dozen sleight-of-hand moves and effects with cards
written by Justin Higham
Work of Justin Higham
68 pages (Stapled), published by unknown publisher
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
(51 entries)
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Justin Higham Foreword 2
Justin Higham The Anti-Gravity Shift One handed shift that is done from pinky break, and hand can be in any position, including upside down. 3
Justin Higham & Will Houstoun & Dai Vernon Covers & Applications for the A.G. Shift - With the Hand at the Side
- Move-to-Pocket Cover (Houstoun)
- Behind-the-Jacket Cover
- Back-pocket Cover
- Envelope Cover
- Banknote-Counting Cover - Gaming Scenario
- Behind-the-Shoulder Cover (Vernon)
- Behind-the-Chair Cover (Houstoun)
- As an Addition Move (see Spread Pass Addition)
see also "Spread Pass Addition" (Edward Marlo, 1986) 4
Justin Higham One-handed Slip Pass Secret one handed Slip Cut 8
Justin Higham One-handed Pull-out One handed method of transferring card from center to top see also "Marlo One Hand Second" (Edward Marlo, 1959) 8
Justin Higham Around-the-Deck Reversal Secret reversal of bottom card to the top of deck see also "To Transfer the Bottom Card to the Top" (Jean Hugard, 1935),
"To Reverse the Bottom Card" (Jean Hugard, 1935)
Justin Higham Fake Zarrow Shuffle modified handling of Fake Zarrow Shuffle from Collected Card Notes
- Second Version
- Third Version
inspired by "Fake Zarrow Shuffle" (Justin Higham, Collected Card Notes, 1999) 10
Justin Higham Svengali-ish Convincer Zarrow/Shank shuffle convincer with unsquared deck (deck left in slight reverse faro condition) 12
Justin Higham Up-The-Ladder Finesse 12
Justin Higham Multiple Undershuffle Finessed handling of a multiple undercut in the hands inspired by "Quadruple Undercut" (Edward Marlo, 1968) 13
Justin Higham Deal Shuffle Slop style shuffle with both hands in Mechanics grip, just pushing over packets from left to right hand. Can be used as:

- Key card placement
- Control (top or bottom)
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip-Cut Force Spectator say stop anytime during a strip-cut sequence, top card dealt out as selection see also "Logical Strip Discovery" (Benjamin Earl, 2008) 15
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip Discovery Using the Logical Strip-Cut Force during an Ace Production or with a stacked deck see also "Logical Strip-Cut Force" (Benjamin Earl, 2008) 16
Justin Higham Illogical Strip-Cut Force Spectator says stop during stip-cut sequence, magician deals face card onto table as selection (modified Hindu Shuffle Force) see also "Sympathetic Triumph" (Justin Higham, 2008),
"Illogical Strip Cut Aces" (Justin Higham, 2008)
Justin Higham Illogical Strip Cut Aces Locate all four Aces using Illogical Strip Cut Force inspired by "Gambler's Aces" (Bob Iron, Roger's Thesaurus, 1994),
see also "Illogical Strip-Cut Force" (Justin Higham, 2008)
Justin Higham Sympathetic Triumph Card that is left face up after Triumph shuffle is the mate of previously made selection see also "Illogical Strip-Cut Force" (Justin Higham, 2008) 17
Justin Higham Illogical Spread Force Tabled spread is separated and top card is dealt off as selection 18
Justin Higham One-Handed IDF One handed variation on the Cross Cut Force where top packet is flipped face up 19
Justin Higham One Handed Flip-Over Force inspired by "T.K's Flip Over Force No. 1" (Tony Kardyro, Kardyro's Kard Konjuring, 1956) 20
Justin Higham False Throw-Cut Force Using False Swing Cut as force after riffle stop, uses Fourth Method of Single False Cuts (Marlo's Magazine vol. 6) inspired by "Single False Cuts" (Edward Marlo, 1988),
varied by "Illogical False Throw-Cut Force" (Justin Higham, 2008)
Justin Higham Illogical False Throw-Cut Force inspired by "False Throw-Cut Force" (Justin Higham, 2008),
see also "Face-Up Stripping Control" (Benjamin Earl, Gambit No. 1, 2009)
Justin Higham Illogical Riffle Force Riffle Force done upside down, where the two packets are openly transposed 21
Justin Higham & Roger Crosthwaite Third-Eye Force Spectator says stop while magician deals cards on table, bottom card of tabled packet is slid out 22
Justin Higham Tilted Fake Removal Pretend to take card from center of deck, actually take bottom card inspired by "An Easy Bottom Deal" (Gerald Kosky, 1939) 23
Justin Higham CO2 Lazy Man's Card to Pocket, but even lazier - no palming required inspired by "The Card from the Pocket" (C. O. Williams, 1937) 24
Justin Higham Cognitive Transposition Two cards transpose, and then the suits transpose 25
Justin Higham Biddle Appearance Face up card appears to be thrown onto the table from thin air see also "Biddle-Appearance Collectors" (Justin Higham, 2008),
"Biddle-Appearance Sandwich" (Justin Higham, 2008)
Justin Higham Biddle-Appearance Sandwich Sandwich sequence using the Biddle Appearance see also "Biddle Appearance" (Justin Higham, 2008) 27
Justin Higham Biddle-Appearance Collectors Collectors routine with Biddle Appearance (reference to Apex Ace by Frank Garcia) see also "The Apex Ace" (Frank Garcia, 1962),
"Biddle Appearance" (Justin Higham, 2008)
Justin Higham Chinatown Bluff Card/Copper/Silver routine with Chinatown presentation inspired by "Card/Copper/Silver" (Justin Higham, 2007) 29
Justin Higham Jungian Poker five poker hands dealt, spectator peeks at one card from a poker hand, all cards are collected and re-dealt, performer gets winning hand of straight flush consisting of peeked at card inspired by "Pluckley" (Benjamin Earl, Past Midnight DVD, 2007),
"Playing the Odds" (Benjamin Earl, 2007),
see also "Hope For the Best" (J.K. Hartman, Mans and Ends 1970),
"How to Deal a Royal Flush" (Karl Fulves, Big Book of Magic Tricks, 1977),
"Subconscious Poker II" (Joseph K. Schmidt, 1973)
Justin Higham Longitudinal Monte three Card Monte tabled routine, cards held longitudinally inspired by "Marlo's Monte & Moves" (Edward Marlo, The Sorcerer's Eyes, Vol. 3, Issue 33-36, 1981) 33
Justin Higham & Edward Marlo Longitudinal Monte Switch 34
Justin Higham Mini-Faro, Pseudo Centres Pseudo centre routine - spectator get Kings, performer gets Aces, uses Mini Faro concept see also "Marlo's Gambling Routine" (Edward Marlo, 1947),
"Second-Dealing Poker" (Harry Lorayne, 1993)
Justin Higham Mini Faro Faroing Aces into deck in preparation for stacking later 37
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts a Run of Seven Spectator cuts seven piles, top cards are Ace to Seven of Hearts (strong rummy hand) inspired by "The Spectator Cuts to and Turns Over the Aces" (Randy Wakeman, 1985) 38
Justin Higham Digital Poker Deck placed in pocket, full house pulled out with each card clipped between the fingers see also "Digital Aces" (Justin Higham, 2008) 41
Justin Higham Digital Aces Ace Production with Digital Poker technique see also "Digital Poker" (Justin Higham, 2008) 43
Justin Higham No-Palm Digital Poker Alternative method for Digital Poker 43
Justin Higham Subconscious Culling Poker deal demo, magician gets four Aces, presentation involves technique called "subconscious culling" inspired by "Subconscious Poker" (Bob Fisher, The Sphinx) 43
Justin Higham Riffle-Shuffle Sandwich Skill demo of shuffle tracking to sandwich selection inspired by "Side-Faro Sandwich 1" (Justin Higham, Side-Faro False Shuffle, 2005),
see also "Spectator-Shuffled Sandwich" (Justin Higham, 2008)
Edward Marlo Controlled Riffle Shuffle From Advanced Fingertip Control, how to time the shuffle properly to avoid sandwich cards see also "Professional Ace Cutting" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 45
Justin Higham Spectator-Shuffled Sandwich Spectator apparently shuffles selection between sandwich cards see also "Riffle-Shuffle Sandwich" (Justin Higham, 2008) 46
Justin Higham The Magician, The Fool, and The Wheel of Fortune Tarot cards spelled to get to predicted playing card inspired by "Unexpected Prediction" (Edward Marlo, 1968),
"Fate's Datebook" (Alex Elmsley, 1994),
"Fate, Chance, Freewill" (Justin Higham, 2007)
Unknown 18/35 Principle see also "The Eighteenth Card" (1940) 48
Justin Higham Deal, Count, Spell Different handling for The Magician, The Fool and The Wheel of Fortune with six-sided die 50
Justin Higham Off-Centre Coincidence Deck is split in half, dealt down, two selections appear at the same time inspired by "You Do As Cy Do" (Cy Keller, 1951) 51
Justin Higham Pseudo Topper four random cards laid on table, spectator chooses one, revealed to be selection, the other three suddenly change to match as four-of-a-kind inspired by "The Mental Topper" (Ed Marlo, The New Tops, Apr 1966),
"Simple Topper" (Justin Higham, Clairvoyant and Related Effects, 2007)
Justin Higham Sense of Touch Location Card selected and lost amongst one of three piles, performer eliminates all, except selection

- First Method
- Second Method
- Third Method
Justin Higham & Kevin Baker The NoBo Lie Detector "No" = Bottom
- First Version
- Second Version (Kevin Baker)
- Third Version (Kevin Baker)
- Fourth Version (Kevin Baker)
- Fifth Version
- Sixth Version
- Seventh Version
- Eighth Version (Kevin Baker)
- Ninth Version
- Tenth Version (Kevin Baker)
inspired by Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, pp. 130-133,
see also "Eerie Cards" (Kent Arthur, 1940),
"Math Applied" (Edward Marlo, 1990),
"Mathematics and Mentalism" (Alex Elmsley, 1991)
Justin Higham Intuitive Twenty-One Card Trick - First Method
- Second Method
- Third Method
- Fourth Method
inspired by "Nouveau 21-Card-Trick" (Edward Marlo, 1983) 65