Ascanio Spread

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[[Ascanio Spread]] is a card sleight developed by [[Ascanio]] where a small group of cards are apparently spread freely to show four cards, although some other cards are hidden.  [[Fred Kaps]] is the one that named the move.
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The '''Ascanio Spread''' is a card sleight developed by [[Ascanio]] in which a small group of cards are apparently spread freely to show four cards, although some other cards are hidden.   
  
The moved got wide exposure at the [[FISM]] Convention in Amsterdam (July 1970) and was carried back to America by Del Cartier, Mike Rogers, Herb Zarrow, and Pete Biro. It then had considerable underground circulation among cardmen between 1970 and 1976.
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[[Fred Kaps]] is the one that named the move, which had previously been referred to as "El Culebreo" or "The Snake Count."<ref>The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James by Wesley James (1997) </ref>
  
[[Eddy Taytelbaum]] claims that he showed a similar move to Fred Kaps who in turn showed it to Ascanio who improved upon it.
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The moved got wide exposure at the [[FISM]] Convention in Amsterdam (July [[1970]]) and was carried back to America by [[Del Cartier]], [[Mike Rogers]], [[Herb Zarrow]], and [[Pete Biro]]. It then had considerable underground circulation among cardmen between 1970 and 1976 until [[Jon Racherbaumer]] released the book [[The Ascanio Spread (book)|The Ascanio Spread]].
  
Ascanio's original handling opened (spread) the cards all at once with a wriggling movement, like a flower opening, unlike many cardmen you see who will pull the cards into view one at a time.
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[[Eddy Taytelbaum]] claims that he showed a similar move to Fred Kaps, who in turn showed it to Ascanio who improved upon it.
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Ascanio's original handling opened (spread) the cards all at once with a wriggling movement, like a flower opening, unlike many cardmen you see who will pull the cards into view one at a time.<ref>http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Forum=3&topic=000058&Number=0&site_id=1 </ref>
  
 
== Variations ==
 
== Variations ==
* Partial Ascanio
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* Partial Ascanio in [[Kabbala]], Vol. 2, no. 3, November 1972.
  
 
== Publications ==
 
== Publications ==
 
"Hamman Surprise" by [[Brother John Hamman]] in The [[Pallbearers Review]] (Summer-1972) as part of the Hamman Folio was the first published explanation of the Ascanio Spread.
 
"Hamman Surprise" by [[Brother John Hamman]] in The [[Pallbearers Review]] (Summer-1972) as part of the Hamman Folio was the first published explanation of the Ascanio Spread.
* Card Cavalcade II (1974) where it is used in an effect by [[Paul Swinford]].
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* ''Ascanio Spread'' in [[Card Cavalcade II]], page 76 (1974) where it is used in an effect by [[Paul Swinford]].
 
* "[[Fred Kaps]] Version of Twisting the Aces, Using the Ascanio Spread" lecture notes by [[Pete Biro]]  
 
* "[[Fred Kaps]] Version of Twisting the Aces, Using the Ascanio Spread" lecture notes by [[Pete Biro]]  
* The Ascanio Spread by [[Jon Racherbaumer]] (1976)
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* [[The Ascanio Spread (book)]] by [[Jon Racherbaumer]] (1976)
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
* http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Forum=3&topic=000058&Number=0&site_id=1
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[[Category:Card Sleights]]
 
[[Category:Card Sleights]]

Latest revision as of 16:53, 25 November 2011

The Ascanio Spread is a card sleight developed by Ascanio in which a small group of cards are apparently spread freely to show four cards, although some other cards are hidden.

Fred Kaps is the one that named the move, which had previously been referred to as "El Culebreo" or "The Snake Count."[1]

The moved got wide exposure at the FISM Convention in Amsterdam (July 1970) and was carried back to America by Del Cartier, Mike Rogers, Herb Zarrow, and Pete Biro. It then had considerable underground circulation among cardmen between 1970 and 1976 until Jon Racherbaumer released the book The Ascanio Spread.

Eddy Taytelbaum claims that he showed a similar move to Fred Kaps, who in turn showed it to Ascanio who improved upon it.

Ascanio's original handling opened (spread) the cards all at once with a wriggling movement, like a flower opening, unlike many cardmen you see who will pull the cards into view one at a time.[2]

Variations

  • Partial Ascanio in Kabbala, Vol. 2, no. 3, November 1972.

Publications

"Hamman Surprise" by Brother John Hamman in The Pallbearers Review (Summer-1972) as part of the Hamman Folio was the first published explanation of the Ascanio Spread.

References

  1. The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James by Wesley James (1997)
  2. http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Forum=3&topic=000058&Number=0&site_id=1
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