76 entries in Lapping Principles / General Principles
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish
1584 183
How to make a stone seeme to vanish out of your hand lapping the stone while asking a question
1634 18
Henri Decremps Deux moyens différens, l'un ancien, l'autre nouveau, de le faire lier les pouces, & de se délier en un instant. "Métamorphose d'un verre en morceaux de papier. Réflexions sur les fausses théories. Prétention absurde. Preuve captieuse de cette prétention." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, two methods for thumb tie and a glass is thrown into the air where it changes into confetti / pieces of cards, seated, thoughts about vanishing an object by throwing it into the air and the advantages of using confetti
1785 18
Eddie Joseph The Slide Vanish ball dumped into left fingers below table edge
1942 21
Scoop Lapping basic technique explained as a vanish, scoop-lapping coin off table and pretending to place into other hand, much detail about naturalness, three tricks using the move
  • I. Coin vanishes and appears under/in object
  • II. T&R napkin
  • III. One object transformed into another
1944 35
John Mulholland I. Coin Vanish and Reappearance coin vanishes and reappears under a saltshaker, ashtray, in a sugar bowl or someone’s pocket, uses extra coin, see p. 43 for standing alternative
1944 40
John Mulholland Lapping Alternative When Standing
  • for coin vanish: scoop-ditching a coin off a plate so it falls behind it
  • for T&R napkin: scoop-ditching torn napkin behind book on table
1944 43
Tony Slydini The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante
Also published here 1954
Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
Tony Slydini Vanish of Paper Ball as lapping application
Also published here 1954
Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
Eddie Joseph What the "Extempore" Dinner Magician Ought to Know on lapping
  • letting objects fall through the legs on chair and covering them with legs
  • catching object between legs and standing up, retaining object
1954 2
Tony Slydini Lapping Vanish with sponge ball
1957 19
Tony Corinda (8) The Billet Switch (by lapping)
1959 178
Tony Slydini The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part One - Position and Timing
Also published here 1960 21
Tony Slydini Vanish of Paper Ball as lapping application, see also next item
1960 23
Tony Slydini The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part Two - Misdirection
1960 31
Tony Slydini The Art of using the Lap as a Servante with notes by Slydini
Also published here 1966 13
Tony Slydini Vanish of Paper Ball as lapping application
Also published here 1966 14
Tony Slydini Revolve Vanish
1966 31
Tony Slydini One Coin Routine many phases, featuring lapping vanishes, retrievals, hand penetration
  • Slydini "Touches"
VariationsAlso published here 1966 35
Lewis Ganson Ganson's Cushion cushion for easier placement and pick up of object in routines, where lapping is involved
1967 223
Jens Korth Roulette chips penetrates table, chink a chink with one jumbo card, color change, shells
1969 268
Jerry Mentzer Commentary on the performance of close-up magic, lapping possibilities, gaffed objects
1973 3
Kevin Fox We'll Ring You after the deck is removed from the case a die is tipped out, a coin appears under a card,the back of the card changes color, then the die and the coin vanish
May 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Scotty York Fake Wand-Spin Vanish
1975 7
Scotty York A Ring Trilogy two ring on string phases, then ring penetrates finger and is linked to safety pin, slit ring
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975 21
El Fakir Tragacuchillos swallowing a knife
1975 25
Tony Slydini Basic Precepts
  • Slydini's Secret of Entertaining Audiences
  • The Basic Starting Position (for lapping tricks)
  • The Eyes
  • Notes on Natural Magic
  • Developing Grace
  • Coordination
  • Noise
  • Some General Observations
  • To Conclude
1976 11
Tony Slydini The Sweep Technique
1976 21
Tony Slydini Coordination - An Example retrieving a ring (or object) from behind cigarette case on table (not really lapping related)
1976 29
Tony Slydini Misdirection vanish of object using lap
1976 34
Tony Slydini The Retrieval retrieving object from lap
1976 35
Tony Slydini The Handling of the Misdirection Vanish
1976 36
Tony Slydini Miniature Misdirection vanish using lap
1976 36
Tony Slydini Timing - A Simple Routine vanish using lap
1976 39
Tony Slydini Producing the Ball by Timing from lap
1976 40
Tony Slydini The Revolve vanish using lap
  • Details of The Revolve
  • Checkpoints
1976 41
Tony Slydini One Coin Routine eleven phases, featuring lapping vanishes, retrievals, hand penetration
Related toAlso published here 1976 70
Karl Fulves Notes on Slydini, stand-up lapping on a chair
1978 1132
Tony Slydini Remote Lapping coin lapped with coin forward on table and not near edge
1979 49
Steve Beam Eyeglasses glass vanishes, and is produced from eye
1979 78
Haruhito Hirata The Hirata Master Move coin is brought down on table and vanishes
Related toVariations 1980 20
Gary Ouellet The Whoops Move vanish of a ball
1980 28
Shigeo Takagi Lapping Move small ball, solid cup
1980 2
Camilo Vázquez Transformation of Jeton similar to Ross Bertram's Rubdown, as a transformation of to square casino chips
1981 5
Meir Yedid Glass Through the Table
Inspired by 1982 129
Gary Ouellet Swindle Ring ring vanishes from string and appears on finger, seated
  • The Rear Shift Lap
1983 16
Vic Trabucco Using the Hand as a Servante
1984 110
Tony Slydini, Gerald Deutsch Timing Principle Lap
1985 555
Glass Lap covered glass transferred from table
1985 121
Bagel Load bagel load to bowl
1985 126
Ben Harris Ring-O-Go-Go finger ring in fist vanishes
1985 109
Ron Wilson The Color-Changing Silk close-up and stage version
Also published here 1987 37
Gary Ouellet Lapping Plus Technique
1990 324
Paul Gertner Tips on Lapping
1994 41
Tony Slydini Slydini Action Coordination brief
1995 ca. 5
Screened Lapping under cover of arm
1995 ca. 20
Gary Kurtz Notes on Angles lapping surrounded
1995 ca. 24
Paul Harris Laws of Lapping jokes
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul)
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar)
1996 16
Howard Hale Der Lap-It bag to be placed over legs under table for storing props and lapping
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4 & 5)
Tony Slydini Revolve Vanish here with torn card pieces
2000 48
Tony Slydini Put-And-Take Theory on ditching things
2001 20
Robert Byrne Impossible Coins Thru Table one coin in each hand above table, chosen coin penetrates table
Prolix (Issue 1)
Tony Slydini Revolve Vanish
Prolix (Issue 1)
Curtis Kam Standing Lap one arm under table
2006 14
Gabi Pareras Torniquete y desaparición seated vanish of ball, à la Slydini one coin
2008 ca. 24
Tony Slydini Revolve Vanish
Oct. 2012 15
Ricky Smith The Art of Using the Coat as a Servante when sitting, also without table
Also published here 2015 35
Dani DaOrtiz The Gun lapping technique, here to make a card vanish from the hand
May 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 5)
Tony Slydini Revolve Vanish
2015 58
Alexander de Cova Lapping-Servante cloth back to keep on legs between the knees
  • Wie man die Servante in Position bringt
  • Das Prinzip der Servante
  • Das Lappen mehrerer Münzen
  • Clean-up
2015 224
Alexander de Cova Ein Tuchverschwinden am Tisch silk vanish at table, lapping thumb tip
2016 209
Lorenz Schär Clap-Lap two coins slapped together, one vanishes, also to switch coins with other objects
2019 145
Roberto Mansilla Bolas de Esponja thorough spongeball routine, two balls with different color appear from purse frame, travel from hand to hand and vanish back in frame
  • Aparición de dos bolas
  • Ten Count
  • Sin la Cuenta
  • Interceptada
  • En la Mano del Espectador
  • A Guardar, A Guardar
Related to 2019 53
Steve Forte Leg Padding to avoid things falling through the legs
2020 548
Ricky Smith The Art of Using the Coat as a Servante when sitting, also without table
Also published here 2023 43