Air-Pressure Turnover

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* ''The Stubborn Card'', page 32 in [[84 Card Tricks]] By [[Hugh Morris]] (1936)
 
* ''The Stubborn Card'', page 32 in [[84 Card Tricks]] By [[Hugh Morris]] (1936)
 
* ''Aerial Turnover'', page 49 in [[Basic Card Technique]] By [[Anthony Norman]] (1948)
 
* ''Aerial Turnover'', page 49 in [[Basic Card Technique]] By [[Anthony Norman]] (1948)
* ''Think of A Number'', page 34 in [[Card Conjuring]] By [[Wilfrid Jonson]] (1950)
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* ''Think of A Number'', page 34 in [[Conjuring]] By [[Wilfrid Jonson]] (1950)
 
* ''Quinella'', page 874 in [[The Phoenix]], no. 219, December 29, 1950 by [[Harry Lorayne]], reprinted in [[Close-Up Card Magic]] (1962)
 
* ''Quinella'', page 874 in [[The Phoenix]], no. 219, December 29, 1950 by [[Harry Lorayne]], reprinted in [[Close-Up Card Magic]] (1962)
 
*''A "Sure-Fire" Turnover'', page 86 in [[The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard]] (1980)
 
*''A "Sure-Fire" Turnover'', page 86 in [[The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard]] (1980)

Revision as of 02:14, 1 May 2011

Air-Pressure or Revolution Turnover is a classic way to reveal a chosen card.

You throw the deck on the table and the chosen card which is on top unbeknown to the spectators turns face-up thanks to air-pressure.

The first description of this sleight appeared in The Boy's Own Book by William Clarke (1829).

Testament de Jérôme Sharp (1785) has a trick where you control four selections to the top and basically do the air pressure turnover four times. The difference is you don't drop the pack, you jog the card over with the thumb and swipe your hand down so that the card flies off and lands face up on the table.

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