25 entries in Cards / Sleights / Mat Things / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jerry Andrus Bounce Cut deck slapped on soft surface, top half bounces back, pass gag for magicians
1956 103
Karl Fulves Margin For Error card from under mat to deck, prediction presentation, also as transposition (see Note 1)
1973 72
Karl Fulves Fake Placement under Mat
1973 73
Michael Carrion Switch with Close-up Mat
Aug. 1975 1041
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
  • Optica deck
  • 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
  • chemical backs
  • gaffed mat
Related to 1976
Interlocutor (Issue 8)
Philip T. Goldstein Matswitch under cover of close up mat in context of routine in which card travels to under mat
Related to Jan. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Don England Another Collectors? Aces start underneath close-up pad
Inspired by 1981 45
Ken Simmons Pull Out Techniques - Positions four positions/orientations of cards under mat at table edge
1981 1
Ken Simmons Pull Out Double Lift adding card to single card from beneath mat at table edge
Related to 1981 2
Ken Simmons Pull Out Visual Change back-to-back, addition from table edge, two handlings
1981 4
Ken Simmons The Double Change card changes and then back
Related to 1981 5
Ken Simmons Pull Out Retention Switch card turned over at table edge, addition from under mat, no-palm
Related to 1981 5
Ken Simmons Open Prediction Re-Opened four methods, using card under mat techniques
1981 34
Ken Simmons, Edward Marlo Methods for Retrieval adding card from under close-up mat, four methods (first one by Marlo, others by Simmons)
1981 7
Ross Bertram The "Welcome" Mat mat that hangs over back of table with servante
  • Origin of the Mat
  • Ross Bertram's "Welcome" Mat
  • My "Welcome" Mat (Its Use and Versatility)
1983 211
Gene Maze Mat Switch hole card type switch with card ending up under mat
1989 46
Tony Miller Close-up Pad's Geiger Count through close-up Pad
Feb. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 2)
Chad Long Mat Slap card produced with folded close-up pad
Also published here 1995 9
Tom Stone Black Art on Close-up Pad credit information
2011 69
Tom Gagnon Pad Revelation cards spread on close-up pad, pad folded over spread and unfolded, selection now face-up on spread
Variations 2013 29
Tom Gagnon Hidden Agenda cards spread on pad, covered with handkerchief, pad folded over spread and unfolded, selection is now on top of handkerchief
Inspired by 2013 31
Tom Gagnon Electrostatic Recall card pivots outwards from incomplete faro condition, pin through close-up mat as gimmick
Inspired by
  • "The Shooting Joker" (Peter Kane, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 20 No. 8)
Also published here
2013 108
Akira Fujii Fake Mat Placement card apparently placed under close-up mat but stolen back onto deck in other hand
June 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 6)
Chad Long Mat Slap card produced with folded close-up pad
Also published here June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part One)
Eric Leclerc Padswitch card under mat switched as it is removed and shown
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2010
2022 979