Double Lift

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The Double Lift is a sleight by which two cards are "lifted" and shown as a single card. It is referred to as a Double Turnover if the cards are immediately placed back on the deck.

The "concept" was first described in The Merry Companion; or Delights for the Ingenious, written by Richard Neve in 1716. The title was "To Seem to Change the Top Card of the pack to Another" (p. 141). Many magicians have published techniques for the Double Lift since.

Arthur Finley is generally recognized as the first to use a Double Turnover, where the cards are turned over and immediately placed on the pack.

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Popular Techniques

Push-Off

The "Vernon" Push-Off

Vernon's Simulated Push-Off

Strike/Hit Lift

Leipzig Double Lift

Stuart Gordon Turnover

Other Publications

Other Techniques

  • A Double Lift: Frank Lane, Two Hours With Frank Lane (1933, p. 7).
  • The Double Lift: Tommy Tucker, What Next! (1936, p. 31; 1975, p. 22).
  • The Jamison Double Lift (R. M. Jamison): Jean Hugard, More Card Manipulations No. 2 (1939, pp. 10-11).
  • The Triple and Quadruple Lifts: Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, Expert Card Technique (1940, pp. 3-4).
  • The Double Lift in Action: Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, Expert Card Technique (1940, pp. 6-7).
  • The Triple and Quadruple Lifts in Action: Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, Expert Card Technique (1940, p. 7).
  • The Double Lift Turnover (Method A): Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, Expert Card Technique (1940, p. 8).
  • The Double Turnover: Wilfrid Jonson, But Not to Play (1946, pp. 24-25).
  • The "S" Shaped Turnover (Ed Marlo): Ed Marlo, Marlo in Spades (1947, pp. 6-7).
  • The Double Lift: Lewis Ganson, How Right You Are (1948, p. 6).
  • The "Flick" Double Lift (Will Prothero): The Wizard, Vol. 5 No. 51 (September 1951, pp. 79-80).
    • Koynini's "Flick" Double Lift (Toni Koynini): The Wizard, Vol. 5 No. 51 (September 1951, p. 80).
  • A Double Turnover: Roberto Giobbi, Card College, Vol. 1 (1995, pp. 130-131).

With a Short Card

Double Lift Substitutes

Altman Trap

Replacement Moves

Stanley Collins Replacement

Vernon Replacement

Tamariz/Bruce Replacement

Other

  • The New Dai Vernon Double Lift (Dai Vernon): The Gen, Vol. 19 No. 7 (November 1963, pp. 175-176).

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