115 entries in Cards / Sleights / Flourishes / Fans with tricky purpose
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Victor Farelli How to "Fan" the Pack reverse fan or spreading action to hide arrangement
Controlled Coincidence 15
Charles Eastman Reverse Fan - All White reverse pressure fan
Expert Manipulative Magic 9
Ralph W. Hull The Fan one-handed, every other card hidden naturally
More "Eye-Openers" 18
Unknown The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale
Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 118
Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans
Greater Magic 12
Unknown, Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears outjogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley
More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 11
Unknown Reverse Blank Fan
More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 31
Louis Zingone Reverse Supreme mental reverse, bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations Expert Card Technique 344
Louis Zingone Block of Reversed Cards hidden in Fan tight fan
Expert Card Technique 345
Unknown The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 48
Tom Sellers Double Fan for Fan Workers splitting a fan in two
Magical Mixture 11
Del Monte New Color Change of a Giant Card Fan with fanning cards
My Best 132
Edward G. Love The Blank Fank reverse fan, one-handed
Card Fantasies 18
Edward G. Love, Sidney Smith Flash Fan back design of fan transforms
Card Fantasies 30
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations The Card Magic of Le Paul 199
Paul LePaul An Instantaneous Palm Flourish fan production
The Card Magic of Le Paul 115
Paul LePaul A Card Fan Flourish fan production
The Card Magic of Le Paul 119
Lee Grabel Two Grabel Mysteries spectator reads other spectator's mind, reverse fan to force card
Related to Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 25
Edward Marlo Delayed Fan Control step fan, as Triple Peek Control, two methods
Control Systems 83
Edward Marlo Faro Fan Constraint to apparently give a free choice to think of a card, but only half the cards are visible
Faro Controlled Miracles 23
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Edward Marlo, Alex Elmsley Marlo's Faro Jogs handling possibilities for Alex Elmsley's Faro Fan idea
  • Five Methods
  • Side Jog to Angle Jog
  • Angle Jog to Side Jog
  • Table Faro Angle Jog
  • Up Jogging the Reversed Card (two methods)
Inspired byRelated to Faro Controlled Miracles 54
Edward Marlo Tabled Faro Fan Set-Up using table faro or only even riffle shuffle to get into Faro Fan configuration
Related to Faro Controlled Miracles 59
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Thumb-Fan Hide-Out jogged card, as switch
Expert Card Conjuring 100
Edward Marlo Jog Fan handling for pressure fan with jog(s)
Advanced Fingertip Control 56
Edward Marlo The Insertion Method: As a Multiple Control cards fanned with four jogged cards, overhand shuffle
Related to Advanced Fingertip Control 58
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"
Advanced Fingertip Control 60
Edward Marlo right-hand pressure fan notes reverse fan applications, hiding face-up cards in face-down fan, All Backs, ..., right-handed pressure fan suggested by Frank Shields
VariationsAlso published here Hierophant (Issue 4) 210
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Faro Fan
  • 1st Discard - In the Hands
  • 2nd Discard - On the Table
  • 1st Technique - in the Hands
  • 2nd Technique
The Ten Hand Poker Stack 117
Jerry Andrus Basic Utility Fan Move
Andrus Card Control 48
Stephen Minch A Light Fandango selection rises from fan, wiggles and goes back down, then vanishes from deck
Creations of a Magical Madman 37
Warren Wiersbe Pressure Fan with step after peek
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 72
Lewis Ganson Double Fan Separation
A New Look at Card Fans 17
Lewis Ganson The Flash Change with a card fan deck
A New Look at Card Fans 19
Lewis Ganson Fan False Shuffle
A New Look at Card Fans 29
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 182
Unknown Faro Fan
Cardworks 67
Unknown Bluff Fan Multiple Shift bluff spacing, all go to the bottom
Magic from which Memories are Made! 125
Walt Lees Bluff Spacing Multiple Shift into fan
Inspired by More Professional Card Tricks 5
Jon Racherbaumer Drawing a Blank tips on the reverse fan
Card Finesse 58
Jon Racherbaumer Jog-Podge Control finessed, with fan
Card Finesse 125
Unknown Small Packet Fan Faro
Best of Friends 260
Unknown Step Fan
The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 150
Frank Simon, Paul LePaul Bluff Spacing Fan
Inspired by Versatile Card Magic 73
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 48
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 873
Unknown Faro Fan
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1232
Dai Vernon Mental Five one of five, using pressure fan hideout
Inspired by The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 243
Frederick Braue Braue Fan Jog fan with a retained jogged card
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 17
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939)
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Unknown Sliding Key Force card under fan
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 22
Frederick Braue Telemagic spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room
(a.) card reversed
(b.) reverse fan
  • Braue's new method with double facer
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 13
Dan MacMillan Pressure Fan Cull during the square up
Variations Riffling the Pasteboards 61
Edward Marlo Olram's Fan Cull
Inspired by Riffling the Pasteboards 71
Juan Tamariz Concealment in Left Hand Fan TPC
Sonata 36
Alex Elmsley, John Bannon False False Shuffle faro fan
Smoke and Mirrors 27
Alex Elmsley Jog Fan brief
The Olram File (Issue 10) 14
Unknown Bluff Spacing Fan Distribution cards together but look apart
Modus Operandi 35
Bill Kalush Almost Immediately card taken from fan is known instantly, faro fan
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2242
Unknown Bluff Spacing Fan Distribution
Profile (Issue 12) 10
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 341
Juan Tamariz Concealment in Left Hand Fan
The Tamariz Perpendicular Control 10
Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan reverse fan version
Related to Cardshark 51
Unknown The Reverse One-handed Fan with blank application
Card College - Volume 1 182
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Alex Is At It Again 21
Unknown Reverse Fan spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Related toAlso published here The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Unknown The Amateur Mindreader spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Also published here The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
David Solomon Right-Handed Triumph faced deck, biased pressure fan
Also published here Solomon's Mind 145
Andrew Wimhurst The Fan Control fanning with four jogged cards
Related to Down Under Deals 7
Dai Vernon Fan and Step
Card College — Volume 3 536
Unknown The Diagonal Insertion and Fan
Card College — Volume 3 540
Paul LePaul The LePaul Automatic Jog-Control
Card College — Volume 3 538
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Classic Handlings 31
David Regal Reverse Fan Placement reverse fan with face-up cards as pointers to insert cards
Related to Close-Up & Personal 20
Baltazar Fuentes Cutting the Aces Aces put in different positions in fan with some fake spacing, found
Arempi II 28
Chuck Smith The Regular Double-Fan force application, also for half forcing deck
Tools Of The Trade 12
Chuck Smith The Regular Reverse Fan double fan application
Tools Of The Trade 14
Neal Elias Peek & Cut Control peek, then fan with step and cut
Inspired byRelated to Gambling Notes 13
Paul Curry Fan Force with reverse fan
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 284
Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan half the deck face-up, looks face down
Related to Scams & Fantasies with Cards 190
Thomas Baxter The Fan Cop
The Action Cop 21
David Regal Hidden Face-up Cards in Face-Down Reverse Fan
Related to Constant Fooling 1 76
Bob King Four Card Control cards inserted in fan with crimp (bluff spacing), then overhand shuffle sequence
The Breather 3 6
Dai Vernon Fan with Step
Card Fictions 54
Allan Ackerman The HP Action Hidden Packet maneuver, underneath thumb fan
Ackerman 2004 9
Allan Ackerman The HP Half Pass Hidden Packet maneuver, under cover of thumb fan
Ackerman 2004 11
Steve Beam Reverse Blank Fan
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 59
Harry Riser The Riser-Zingone Four-Card Control four cards put in fan in different spots, bluff spacing and faro
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, April 2001
Secrets of an Escamoteur 126
Edward Marlo Faro Jog setting up for Alex Elmsley's faro fan
Related to Secrets of an Escamoteur 161
Steve Beam The Fertilizer Spreader forcing a card from a spread, reverse spread
  • Triple Strength Fertilizer Spreader
  • Surplus Fertilizer
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 226
Unknown Hideout Move card hidden behind fan
The Wisdom of Solomon 62
Kevin Ho Repainted Blank fan visually changes to fan with indices
Smooth Operations 54
Unknown Hidden Face-up Cards in Face-Down Reverse Fan cards inserted next to them
Route 52 58
Unknown Blank Reverse Fan tip
One Degree 4
Unknown Reverse Fan
Lecture Notes 24
Cardini Cardini's Vanishing Stripe using Cardini / Peaux Deaux cards, strip of card fan disappears
Nukes 70
Allec Blanco Crimped Fan Corner crimp during one handed fan
Glimpse into My Mind 4
Allan Ackerman HP Move displacement of packet under fan, "Hidden Packet"
Blomberg Laboratories 226
Yves Carbonnier Le Contrôle en Éventail
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Notes de Causerie 28
Paul LePaul Controle des Trois Cartes three card control, bluff spacing in fan
Related to Transmutatione Royale 4
Frank Shields Right-Handed Pressure Fan suggestion
Also published here Facsimile (Issue 6) 15
Jack Carpenter Scarne's Dream deck is fanned and instantly four outjogged Aces appear in fan
Variations The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 47
Michael Feldman Dangerous Bonus stripper deck face-up/face-down, cards pulled out and faro-fan made as display
A New Angle 148
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 104
Johnny Thompson Brainweave Force Deck faro fan
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 105
Harry Riser Fan with Break pressure fan with break, results in step
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 101
Paul Vigil, Unknown Forcing from a Bank
  • faro fan, one of twenty cards thought of
  • secret incomplete faro peek
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 177
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Repertoire 65
Asi Wind Folded Under Pressure fourths, fan cover
Inspired by Repertoire 121
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Solomon's Secrets 85
Unknown Step Fan
Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 27
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Paper Work 22
Yves Carbonnier Le Contrôle en Éventail
Inspired byAlso published here Grand Livre de Cartomagie 144
Tom Gagnon Four-Flushed Multiple Shift Aces inserted one by one, then one-handed fan before completing multiple shift in hands or on table
Inspired byRelated to Gagnon Unfiltered 252