81 entries in Cards / Sleights / Step Finesses
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers Transforming Break into Step
1939 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
Unknown Jog & Step Fan fan with jog or step
1940 Expert Card Technique 326
Unknown Stepping after the Peek delayed action
1946 Card Control 36
Arthur H. Buckley The Invisible Location (One Hand)
1946 Card Control 38
Warren Wiersbe Peek! delayed control with step fan
Variations 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 15
Unknown The Step hindu shuffle context
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 195
Unknown The Step securing control after peek
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 33
Unknown Establishing a Step from a Break book break
1952 Control Systems 32
Edward Marlo Delayed Fan Control step fan, as Triple Peek Control, two methods
1952 Control Systems 83
Bill Simon Marking a Position in a Card Spread
Related to 1952 Effective Card Magic 153
Edward Marlo On The Cut retaining step after cut, End Jog and Side Jog
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 103
Dai Vernon Basic Formation of a step
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 41
Unknown Angle Ribbon Spread step
Related to 1962 Close-up Card Magic 67
Unknown Step Spread to force a card to oneself
1964 Personal Secrets 32
Dai Vernon Pressure Fan step fan
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 128
Dai Vernon Spread Location step in spread
Related toVariations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 129
Dai Vernon Another Control break obtained above chosen card
Dec. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 148
Edward Marlo Putting in the Step five handlings
Inspired byVariations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 10
Edward Marlo Moving the Steps three methods
Inspired by 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 13
Edward Marlo The All Around Square Up five methods with steps, including four "Getting Methods" to regain control over the card
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 21
Edward Marlo Further Finesse and Shifting of the Step see step 9.
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 48
Edward Marlo Fantastic Fingertip Controls with step fan, and one hand closing of fan, see also page 85 for "Added Notes on the One Hand Closing of the Fan"
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 60
Tom Batchelor The Glimpse of a Peek step fan, then the inner corner is bent open behind fan
1971 Canadian Card Control 15
Unknown Step Break book turnover
1972 Innovations (Issue 1) 2
Harry Lorayne Step Handling step in pack while dealing
1973 Rim Shots 65
Warren Wiersbe Pressure Fan with step after peek
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 72
Unknown Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 63
Warren Wiersbe Ribbon Spread Control step in spread
1979 CardMagic 126
Dai Vernon Step Lay Down after peek
1981 Side Steal 25
Unknown Marking a Card in a Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 18
Unknown Retaining a Break while deck is turned over, step
1981 Four Professional Card Tricks 12
Unknown Marking a Position in a Card Spread break to step, different pattern in the spread
Related to 1982 Card News '82 145
Unknown Step Fan
1983 The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 150
Roberto Giobbi Step Jog to Break Handling deck set on table with step
1984 The Cardmanship of Roberto Giobbi 20
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939)
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Dai Vernon Pressure Fan Control
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 195
Edward Marlo A Marlo Control using step handling, with tapping on table
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 265
Ken Krenzel Step on Palm deck laying on hand with fine step
1990 Close-up Impact! 177
Edward Marlo Automatic Book Break
1990 Cardfixes 57
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer
1993 By Forces Unseen 31
Eddie Fechter Peek Subtlety using a step after the peek
1993 Fechter 181
Eddie Fechter Turn Around Peek Control deck is turned 180° between the hands
1993 Fechter 183
Unknown The Step
1995 Card College — Volume 1 33
Roberto Giobbi Techniques with Breaks, Steps and Injogs intro
1998 Card College — Volume 3 527
Unknown Ribbon Spread and Step
1998 Card College — Volume 3 535
Unknown A Spectator holds the Step bold handling
1998 Card College — Volume 3 536
Dai Vernon Fan and Step
1998 Card College — Volume 3 536
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Injog and Step after the Cut
1998 Card College — Volume 3 542
Ellis Stanyon The Step No. 21, spectator cuts, remembers bottom card and replaces, hopefully a step remains
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 13
Justin Higham Fine Step Control post-peek step control
1999 Collected Card Notes 17
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Ribbon Spread Force bold
2000 Card College — Volume 4 793
L'Homme Masqué, Unknown The Toss Force
Related to
  • "Magic without Apparatus", p. 86
2000 Card College — Volume 4 795
Harry Lorayne Angle Ribbon Spread step, credit claim in Afterthoughts
Related to 2001 Personal Collection 75
Dai Vernon Double Cut Break Handling double cutting with jog, then deck turned over and break retained
Also published here 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 188
Unknown Step Double Lift Cliff Green
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 98
Dai Vernon Fan with Step
2003 Card Fictions 54
Ernest Earick Step to Break Transfer break retained as deck is turned over
2003 Penumbra (Issue 6) 4
Tenkai Ishida Step Break credit information
2004 Enchantments 75
Edward Marlo, Tenkai Ishida Pivot-Step
2004 Enchantments 311
Kostya Kimlat Breaking Glances "Work with the Marlo Fingertip Flesh Break"
  • The Basic Technique
  • Touches
    • The Closed-Deck Convincer
    • Creating a Step
    • The Fan Peek
    • Outer Peeks
  • Continuations
    • Riffle Force
    • Overhand Shuffle
    • Riffle Shuffle
    • Hindu Shuffle
    • Pulp Friction
    • Marlo's Ruse
Related to May 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 2) 20
Unknown Fan Step
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 28) 97
Unknown Angle Ribbon Spread step spread
2011 Special Effects 154
Harry Lorayne Double Angle deck spread face down, two cards named and drawn out, two steps in spread
2011 Special Effects 154
Roberto Giobbi The Fan Control
  • The basic idea
  • The Fan Control with Step
  • The Fan Control with Key Card
  • The Fan Control with Bridge
  • The Fan Control with Daub
2012 Confidences 99
Tenkai Ishida Book Break Turnover
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 218
Harry Lorayne Angle Spread Handling step spread on table
2015 JawDroppers! 242
Harry Lorayne Angle Spread step in tabled spread, two handlings
2017 JawDroppers! Two 203
Harry Riser Fan with Break pressure fan with break, results in step
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 101
Howard Hamburg Ribbon Spread Angle Jog
Also published here 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 102
Harry Lorayne Angle Ribbon Spread
2018 And Finally! 33
Tenkai Ishida Book-break Turnover
2018 Pure Imagination 239
Unknown Step Fan
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 27
Nathan Colwell Last Minute Card Control spectator cuts off a pile, shuffles, remembers a card and loses it, hopefully step is retained
Inspired by May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 223
Steve Forte spread-break display concealing break during in-the-hands spread display, temporary step
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 750
Unknown Book Break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 908
Steve Forte Turn-Around Break step to break after 180 degree turn of deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 909
Harry Lorayne Angle Spread tabled spread with step
2020 More Jaw Droppers! 6
Dai Vernon End-for-End Step Turnover deck turned over with step, see also p. 335 for packet handling
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 161
Larry Jennings First Method (End Over End Turn) deck turned over before obtaining break
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 166
Larry Jennings New Peek Control end-for-end turnover with step
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 398
Max Malini Step Delay also jog, get-ready for classic force
2022 Max Malini 247