107 entries in Pocket Techniques / Topit
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Ball Throw Vanish dropped in tail topit/profonde
1890 More Magic 264
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die drei Kräfte three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 196
Unknown Pockets topit, application for billiard ball or deck of cards
1938 Greater Magic 628
John Howie Disposal of the Shell 1. Disposal in a Pocket
2. Disposal by Means of a "Topit" Vanisher
3. Disposal by Sleeving
4. Disposal by Vesting
5. Disposal by Concealment between Shirt Collar and Neck
6. Disposal by Dropping to the Lap
7. Disposal by Mechanical Aid
8. Disposal by Means other than Body Concealments
1955 Routines with the Jardine Ellis Ring 7
Patrick Page A Few Words About Topit history and introduction
Related to 1966 The Topit Handbook 1
Patrick Page A Few More Words About Topit basic Topit technique
1966 The Topit Handbook 2
Patrick Page To Vanish a Billiard Ball
1966 The Topit Handbook 3
Patrick Page To Switch One Small Object for Another explained with balls as a color change, also as deck switch
1966 The Topit Handbook 4
Patrick Page An Impromptu Vanish of a Glass apparently throwing glass in the air
1966 The Topit Handbook 5
Patrick Page The Perfect Ring Penetration ring on stick, with cigarette and duplicate ring
1966 The Topit Handbook 5
Patrick Page To Vanish a Cigarette Lighter
1966 The Topit Handbook 7
Patrick Page The Pick Up Vanish object dropped on the floor
1966 The Topit Handbook 7
Patrick Page To Vanish a Wine Glass with handkerchief
Also published here 1966 The Topit Handbook 7
Patrick Page The Vanishing Cane in Newspaper
Also published here 1966 The Topit Handbook 8
Patrick Page The Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick
1966 The Topit Handbook 8
George Davenport To Vanish a Deck of Cards
1966 The Topit Handbook 11
George Davenport To Vanish a Coin under a Matchbox
1966 The Topit Handbook 11
George Davenport The Stack of Pence Trick six pennies are changed into six sixpences
1966 The Topit Handbook 12
George Davenport The Vanishing Billiard Ball under a Glass spectator holds a tray, ball covered with glass vanishes
1966 The Topit Handbook 12
George Davenport To Vanish a Full Glass of Whisky
1966 The Topit Handbook 13
Ger Copper Fancy Change giant coin changes to card case, deck removed and case vanishes
1970 Magic from Holland 5
Scotty York, Ed Brown The "Blue Phantom," Close-Up copper and silver coins, with cone and die
1975 Coins 23
Dai Vernon Cold Deck Exchange Deck switch with Topit
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 225
Karl Fulves Notes By Fulves (1) into left hand Tenkai palm
(2) simplification
(3) into topit
Inspired by May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 966
Brian Sinclair The Cards Across
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 728
Dick Turpin Turpin's Turnip heads tails game under a hat, eventually a turnip and a full glass of liquid appears, see also "The Modern Magic Manual"
Related to 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9) 902
Bob Fitch Topit Again & Again on topit work
1980 Topit Again & Again 1
Bob Fitch Vanishes vanishing a ball or an object with the topit
  • I. Direct Toss
  • II. Indirect Toss
  • Variations
  • III. Indirect Drop
  • IV. Direct Pirouette Vanish
  • V. Reverse Slide Vanish
  • VI. Direct Purse Toss
  • VII. Paper Cup Toss
  • VIII. Silk Covered Toss for Secret Objects
  • IX. Silk-Cover Toss for Direct Objects
  • X. Tube Cover
  • XI. Extra
1980 Topit Again & Again 2
Bob Fitch Productions - Steals - Loads stealing from the topit, with applications
  • XII-A. Direct Steal
1) Egg on fan
2) Invisible deck
3) Cups & Balls
4) Dye Tube
5) Produce scissors
6) Balloon to Dove
7) Flames from Hands
8) Fishbowl production
9) Fountain of Silks
  • XII-B. Indirect Steal
1) Rabbit and Tray
2) Molding a Rabbit
1980 Topit Again & Again 5
Bob Fitch Color-Changing Canes - Fantasies Changes & Transpositions - 1)
1980 Topit Again & Again 6
Bob Fitch Color-Changing Ball Changes & Transpositions - 2)
1980 Topit Again & Again 6
Bob Fitch Small to Jumbo Coin Changes & Transpositions - 3)
1980 Topit Again & Again 6
Bob Fitch Undersilk Changes & Transpositions - 4)
object transforms underneath silk, topit application
1980 Topit Again & Again 6
Bob Fitch Direct Toss Changes & Transpositions - 5)
object transforms in hands, topit application
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Direct Toss using Opposite Hand Changes & Transpositions - 6)
object transforms in hands, topit application
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch The ring, egg, orange & grapefruit trick "Extras - Variations - 1)"
short note
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Wand from purse-frame "Extras - Variations - 2)"
short note
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Spell-bound "Extras - Variations - 3)"
short note
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Similar "Extras - Variations - 4)"
short note, object vanishes under cover of waving a fan of cards
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Tube Color-Change "Extras - Variations - 5)"
ball changes in tube
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Squash is a natural "Extras - Variations - 6)"
no details
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Turn L "Extras - Variations - 7)"
short note on stealing something from topit
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch 2 Wrapped Glasses, 1 Coin & 2 Oranges "Extras - Variations - 8)"
coin and orange transpose
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Heads or Tails "Extras - Variations - 9)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Torn & Restored Paper "Extras - Variations - 10)"
short note
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Drop an object on the floor (coin) "Extras - Variations - 11)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Block Off String "Extras - Variations - 12)"
block vanishes
1980 Topit Again & Again 7
Bob Fitch Another Pirouette Vanish (Indirect) "Extras - Variations - 13)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 8
Bob Fitch Special Load or Unload Move "Extras - Variations - 14)"
  • A) Rabbit from Hat
  • B) Small, Medium & Large size Chinese Coins
  • C) Card in Lemon (based on Derek Dingle idea)
1980 Topit Again & Again 8
Bob Fitch Other Thoughts "Extras - Variations - 15)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 9
Bob Fitch The Vanishing Candle "Extras - Variations - 16)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 9
Bob Fitch Billiard Balls "Extras - Variations - 17)"
1980 Topit Again & Again 9
John Fealey Sleeve-Topit as "Fieley", idea / magician's joke, use sleeve as topit
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 60
Mike Caveney Bag-It objects vanish in a paper bag, concept
1982 Ideas 12
Michael Ammar Flash Coins three coins appear from flame of lighter, then lighter changes into fourth coin, topit
Also published here 1983 Encore III 11
Joaquín Navajas Aplicaciones para el Pase "La Catapulta" using the Catapult for sleeving, lapping and the Topit
1. Enmangue
2. Descarga en el Regazo
3. Descarga al "Topit"
Also published here 1985 Monedas Personales 57
Steve Dusheck On to the Vest invisible vest under jacket, left side for vanishing and right side for loading
  • Adjustments to the Vest
  • Adjusting the Production Vest
  • Topit adjustments
1985 The Dusheck Vest 2
Unknown Topit Work references
1985 The Dusheck Vest 6
Steve Dusheck Another Production (Or Vanish) using Dusheck Vest, with handkerchief
1985 The Dusheck Vest 8
Steve Dusheck Jumbo Coin Vanish with topit
Inspired by
  • The Topit Book, Michael Ammar, p. 23
1985 The Dusheck Vest 14
Steve Dusheck Safety Pin or Knife Switch with topit
1985 The Dusheck Vest 16
Bob Fitch, Michael Ammar Bouncing Ball Vanish Variation topit
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 35
Michael Ammar Lighter Vanish topit
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 36
Fred Kaps The Topit Vanisher thoughts on the topit
1986 It's So Simple 10
Fred Kaps The Tie-Topit slit in striped tie design
1986 It's So Simple 14
John V. Hope Trouser Pocket Topit see title
Related to June 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 1359
Salverio Piacente Dice Twice two-dice switch, ends clean via improvised topit
Oct. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1409
Paul Hallas NFCF Bag 2 several billets are selected from a bag, one is divined and others are blank
1990 Mental Mix 26
Michael Ammar Propelled Topiting as other object is thrown from hand to hand
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 179
Bob Fitch, Michael Ammar Bouncing Ball Vanish Variation topit
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 211
Michael Ammar Lighter Vanish topit
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 212
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Impromptu Topit further comments on its use
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 6) 63
Karl Fulves Impromptu Topit credit information
1993 Verbatim (Issue 9) 101
Patrick Page Das Topit
Related to 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 29
Don Nielsen Impromptu Topit shirt in inside jacket pocket configuration, gag to produce the Zombie gimmick
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 63
Tommy Wonder The Tails Topit construction
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 197
Michael Kaminskas Playful Penny coin grows and shrinks in stages
1996 Miracle Material 57
Michael Kaminskas Hitting the Bottle bottle is produced then coin in bottle, as a climax bottle vanishes
1996 Miracle Material 81
Mike Gallo Purse-A-Veerance purse vanishes and coins remain, version without topit
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 63) 1240
Christian Scherer Einzelne Karten ins Topit befördern 1. Eine (oder mehrere) Karte(n) vom Spiel ins Topit befördern
(to topit one or several cards from the deck)
2. Eine (oder mehrere) Karte(n) von einem kleinen Paket ins Topit befördern
(to topit one or several cards from a small packet)
2.1 Mehrere Karten in eine verwandeln
(transform several cards into one card)
3. Eine von zwei (als eine Karte vorgezeigt) Karte ins Topit befördern
(topit one of two cards, which are held as one card)
3.1 Sichtbare Verwandlung
(visual transformation)
3.2 Verzögerte Verwandlung
(delayed transformation)
1997 Karten à la carte 91
Joe Mogar The Big Pocket not exactly a topit
1997 Digital Effects 203
Alexander de Cova Frack, Weste und noch viel mehr... clothing for stage manipulation
  • "Neuralgische" Punkte im Frack
  • Paddings
  • Das Topit
  • Das Nackenband
1998 Secrets No. 2 52
John Cornelius Passages passage from outside jacket pocket to topit with applications
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 13
John Cornelius On the Tip of my Tongue card to mouth when performer turns around, topit tunnel
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 13
John Cornelius A Toast full glass appears in hand when the performer turns around, bar effect
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 14
John Cornelius Instant Travelers one palm, topit
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
Christian Scherer Der angehende Zauberkünstler oder der kleine weisse Ball routine with purse frame and little ball, ball appears from frame and vanishes under handkerchief, reproduced from frame again, wand appears and eventually ball and frame disappear
Variations 2002 Kreative Magie 12
Christian Scherer Tube Switch
2002 Kreative Magie 25
Axel Hecklau Das A-H-Selzerschneiden different methods
2004 "Effektiv" 47
Román García Topit Card Transfer card put in side jacket pocket is placed back on top of deck through topit path
2010 Nanomagias 26
Alexander de Cova Geheime Taschenladung final loads handling, using topit
2011 Seminar-Leviten 11
Patrick Page Topit
  • Topit Technique
  • The Left Arm
  • The Right Arm
  • The Right Arm, Part Two
  • The Toss
  • The Visible Switch
  • The Hidden Switch
  • The Deck Switch (1)
  • The Deck Switch (2)
  • The Card Stab Switch
  • And One More Switch
  • Another Version
  • Other Applications of a Handkerchief
Related to 2011 Magic Page by Page 268
Patrick Page To Vanish a Wine Glass with handkerchief
Also published here 2011 Magic Page by Page 276
Patrick Page Vanishing Cane in Newspaper
Also published here 2011 Magic Page by Page 278
Todd Lamanske Hands-Off Deck Switch Deck switch, uses jacket pocket and topit
Variations 2012 Seeking the Bridge 38
John Born Pocket Change Uses jacket pocket and topit too
Inspired by 2012 Seeking the Bridge 39
Christian Scherer Die magischen Steine von Stonehenge matrix with stone under two postcards, bigger stone appears as a climax
Inspired by 2014 Schlaglichter 23
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief
2014 Schlaglichter 60
Christian Scherer Das Gold der Leprachauns pot of coins is produced from a small rainbow, coins are hung invisibly in the air and travel from hand to hand, eventually the pot disappears under a handkerchief
Inspired by 2014 Schlaglichter 110
Christian Scherer Das Amulett von Mary I little round charm appears from purse frame, it disappears under silk, with the aid of a wand and in the hands, to just reappear always back in the purse frame, eventually the purse frame vanishes
Inspired by 2014 Schlaglichter 143
Christian Scherer Die fehlende Seite travelers routine, using topit
2014 Schlaglichter 306
Joaquín Matas La Sal de Kaps Kaps salt pour routine
2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 299
Christian Scherer Jumbo Coin to Normal Coin visual transformation
2019 Das Sicherheitsportmonnaie 20
Christian Scherer Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu three steel balls are removed from a box, penetrate a transparent silk one by one and then they vanish just to be found in the box again
Inspired by
  • Lou Serrano's "Steel Ball Routine"
2019 Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu 3
Joaquín Navajas Aplicaciones para el pase de La catapulta using The Catapult for sleeving, lapping and the Topit
1. Enmangue
2. Descarga en el regazo
3. Descarga al "Topit"
Also published here 2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 60
Christian Scherer Süchtig nach Baumnüssen walnuts appear, vanish and travel to glas under tube, then walnuts vanish again and jumbo walnut appears, using nutcracker and toy squirrel
Inspired by 2020 Süchtig nach Baumnüssen 3