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The Spread Pass is a [[Pass]] that is executed while in the process of closing a spread of cards, which had just been spread from hand to hand to demonstrate that a chosen card is still in the middle of the pack.
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The Spread Pass is an invisible [[Pass]] created by [[Paul LePaul]] that is executed in the process of closing a spread of cards. The initial spreading of the deck from hand to hand is often motivated by a desire to show that a chosen card is still in the middle of the pack. The deck can also be spread, usually from left hand to right, for a selection, then, once a card has been chosen, the magician breaks the spread, leaving the bottom half (or so) in his left hand, as he invites the spectator to place his card on this block. The Spread Pass is then executed in the act of apparently squaring the right-hand cards onto the left-hand cards.
  
== Where to learn ==
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== Where to Learn the Spread Pass==
* [[The Card Magic of Le Paul]] (1949)
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* [[The Card Magic of Le Paul]], by [[Paul LePaul]] (1949)
 
* [[The Pass (book)|The Pass]], by [[Gary Ouellet]] (1994)
 
* [[The Pass (book)|The Pass]], by [[Gary Ouellet]] (1994)
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* There is a "Spread Pass" described in [[Royal Road to Card Magic]], Hugard and Braue (1948) in which the cards are spread after the pass is made. Don't confuse this "Spread Pass" with the above created by Le Paul which is totally different.
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* There is another "Spread Pass" described in [[Royal Road to Card Magic]], (Hugard and Braue, 1948) in which the cards are spread ''after'' the pass is made. This is an altogether different technique from the Paul LePaul Spread Pass.
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[[Category:Passes]]
 
[[Category:Passes]]

Revision as of 21:11, 29 May 2010

The Spread Pass is an invisible Pass created by Paul LePaul that is executed in the process of closing a spread of cards. The initial spreading of the deck from hand to hand is often motivated by a desire to show that a chosen card is still in the middle of the pack. The deck can also be spread, usually from left hand to right, for a selection, then, once a card has been chosen, the magician breaks the spread, leaving the bottom half (or so) in his left hand, as he invites the spectator to place his card on this block. The Spread Pass is then executed in the act of apparently squaring the right-hand cards onto the left-hand cards.

Where to Learn the Spread Pass

Notes

  • There is another "Spread Pass" described in Royal Road to Card Magic, (Hugard and Braue, 1948) in which the cards are spread after the pass is made. This is an altogether different technique from the Paul LePaul Spread Pass.