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Phil Thomas Neat Slop Shuffle different handling for the slop shuffle triumph
Related to May 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 60)
Stanley Palm Jump Up Card selection jumps halfway out of box as deck is dropped in box, gaffed card
Related to 1954/27 55
Harry Lorayne Red & Black Fantasy spectator pockets some red and black cards, performer divines how many
VariationsAlso published here 1964 11
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Pennies
Related toVariations 1966 363
Larry Jennings Larreverse "Chapter Ten"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1967 59
Ken De Courcy Sheer Simplicity jardine ellis ring and rope
Variations 1967 320
Rick Johnsson, Walter Rollins Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here July 1969
Epilogue (Issue 6)
Rick Johnsson The "Too Perfect" Theory
Related toAlso published here Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
Edward Marlo, Mike Rogers Coin Kick & Card Change coin lapping vanish or card transformation
Related to Sep. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Rick Johnsson Flight out-jogged card and card in cigarette case transpose
June 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Rick Johnsson Quicksilver metal ring rises up a rope and penetrates
Inspired by 1973 34
Rick Johnsson, Walter Rollins Colors Revealed after a riffle shuffle, the spectator sorts deck in multiple stage in colors and pockets piles in six different pockets, performer knows number of cards in each pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 1973 72
Rick Johnsson Strike One routine with two matchboxes, boxes cling together in different ways, impromptu routine
1973 1
Rick Johnsson Empty KS Empty Kosky Switch
Variations Nov. 1974
Epilogue (Issue 22)
Rick Johnsson It's Delete-Ful sum prediction, using calculator ruse, see also p. 815 for comment by Ronald Herman
June 1974 749
Rick Johnsson Simplex Triumph
Related to Sep. 1974 793
Rick Johnsson Tenkai Turnover Variation
Sep. 1974 793
Rick Johnsson, Karl Fulves 3 Quick Tricks intro
Sep. 1974 794
Rick Johnsson The Hidden Persuader
Sep. 1974 794
Rick Johnsson Kamikazee Koins one of two coins (copper and silver) penetrates table, see p. 786 for credit information
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1974 794
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Total Involvement from several cards spectator thinks of odd-backed card
1975 143
Rick Johnsson, Dai Vernon, Jerry Mentzer Optical Move with Paper Clip
1975 144
Rick Johnsson Cannibal Cards
1975 148
Rick Johnsson Empty Kosky
1975 154
Rick Johnsson Christopher's Match Revisited four-phase routine, match torn out of matchbook, rest burned, then unburned travels back, matched travel from hand to hand
1975 83
Rick Johnsson Bottoms Up three coins penetrate through table upwards, visibly appearing in upside down plastic beer glass, slot in glass
  • The Mug Move
  • The Routine
  • Notes
see p. 1053 for vague Dick Zimmerman credit
Jan. 1975 833
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Rip Off & Strike One by Rick Johnsson 1975
Interlocutor (Issue 4)
Rick Johnsson Swing It Off Left "elevator handling"
1975 17
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Push Down Vanish four cards, one vanishes
1975 8
Rick Johnsson Catharsis
1976 vii
Rick Johnsson Dedicated
1976 ix
Rick Johnsson The Gestalt Prayer
1976 xi
Rick Johnsson The Basic Position sitting position for perfect angles using the Tenkai Palm
1976 3
Rick Johnsson The Tenkai Palm thorough description
1976 5
Rick Johnsson The Kick Technique isolated card is lapped as a vanish
1976 11
Rick Johnsson The Kick Change card on table is covered with both hands
Related to 1976 15
Rick Johnsson As Small As This? card shrinks and vanishes, tabled
1976 16
Rick Johnsson Just for Kicks Chinese coin changes into two quarters then into big nickle which eventually disappears, using the Kick Change
1976 17
Rick Johnsson Delayed Lap Technique card hidden behind forearm
1976 23
Rick Johnsson Keel Haul bringing card behind forearm while shifting the deck on the table, preparation for Delayed Lap Technique
1976 24
Rick Johnsson Block Party after tabled riffle shuffle, preparation for Delayed Lap Technique
1976 25
Rick Johnsson Armchair Travelers Aces travel to pockets and change back color, seated
1976 25
Rick Johnsson The Walking Man's Lap ditching cards into pocket
1976 27
Rick Johnsson Half a Lap card reverse, hiding card behind forearm, seated
1976 28
Rick Johnsson Cardus Interruptus card apparently placed in center of deck ends up in Tenkai palm, tabled
Variations 1976 31
Rick Johnsson Impossible Dream
1976 33
Rick Johnsson Fly Now - Pay Later credit card of spectator vanishes, pretending to do the boomerang card, ends up in wallet
1976 33
Rick Johnsson Transportus Interruptus two card transpo, one in pocket and one in center of the deck, signed
1976 35
Rick Johnsson Repro - 74 credit card vanishes from book and appears in wallet / envelope
1976 37
Rick Johnsson Tenkai Vanish from a Book while riffling pages of book and inserting the card
1976 37
Paul Curry Letter to Rick Johnsson
1976 42
Rick Johnsson The IBGTH Switch while turning card over on table, based in The Kick Technique
VariationsAlso published here 1976 43
Rick Johnsson Ten-Boy-Curry using the IBGTH Switch
1976 45
Rick Johnsson Sub-Versions card to envelope, envelope on table, using the IBGTH Switch
1976 46
Rick Johnsson Bank Shot three coins penetrate table and fall into a glass, uses The Kick Technique
1976 48
Rick Johnsson Brain Trust impromptu Brainwave, seated, using the IBGTH Switch
1976 51
Rick Johnsson, Ellison Poland Penny --- For His Thoughts more ideas with the IBGTH Switch, with bills, paper clips, billets, dice, coins, sponge balls, combs, business cards
1976 52
Rick Johnsson Lift-Off palming one tabled card into Tenkai palm, as a vanish
1976 59
Rick Johnsson The Byrd Acquitment adjusting card in Tenkai palm, or moving it to gambler's flat palm
1976 59
Rick Johnsson Curb Service palming card into Tenkai from flat surface
1976 61
Rick Johnsson Japanese Two-Step two cards in Tenkai palm, held with a break
1976 62
Rick Johnsson Feedback replacing card from Tenkai palm on the deck
1976 62
Rick Johnsson Silent Running starts as a DPS, but card ends up in Tenkai palm of right hand, LJ Steal
1976 64
Rick Johnsson Can You See Yourself??..... object turns into mirror, pun, using The Kick Change
1976 69
Rick Johnsson, Jerry Mentzer Ersatz prediction of selection in wallet, using The Kick Change
1976 71
Rick Johnsson Universal Card - N.F.A. using The Kick Change three times
1976 73
Rick Johnsson Raisin' Rabbits sponge rabbit vanishes and only leaves some dung in form of raisins
Related to 1976 75
Rick Johnsson Holy Moses origami turtle changes into real one, using The Kick Change
1976 77
Rick Johnsson You Bet Your Aspirin string in small aspirin box restores
1976 79
Rick Johnsson Sub-Gum close-up sub-trunk, two coins change places, one coin in a matchbox and one outside, held in place with rubber bands, using The Kick Change
1976 81
Rick Johnsson Felonious Assault card sticking out of the deck is switch, IBGTH Switch in the hands
1976 85
Rick Johnsson Instant Re-Right single card reverse, using Felonious Assault
1976 86
Rick Johnsson Practically Single Handed tabled deck with card sticking out, card is switched while being removed and turned-over
1976 87
Rick Johnsson Kayo-Pectate mates, seated
1976 88
Rick Johnsson Rape!! forcing a card with the Felonious Assault
1976 89
Rick Johnsson ..... a la Grecque card is put in Tenkai palm while turning it over on the deck
1976 91
Rick Johnsson Moussaka similar to the Miracle Card Change, on the deck
1976 92
Rick Johnsson Inertial Guidance cards outjogged in deck are switched while spreaded
1976 93
Rick Johnsson Raw Deal several phases, using Inertial Guidance
1976 94
Rick Johnsson Charley's Aunt signed, tabled
1976 97
Rick Johnsson "Safe your Confederate Money, Boys" spectator's credit card is broken and restored, seated
1976 99
Dan Tong, Rick Johnsson The Japanese Aces quartet transformation, seated
1976 103
Fred Robinson Oasis on Robert List, Barrie Richardson, Jim Zachary, Fr. Cyprian, Hank Moorhouse, Rick Johnsson, Gerald Kosky, Maro, Ken Brooke, John Fisher, Johnny Paul
Apr. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8)
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Practical Impossibilities by Rick Johnsson 1978
Interlocutor (Issue 25)
Jean de Merry Une découverte "Flash" card is located using a flash cube
Inspired by
  • a routine by Rick Johnsson in "Linking Ring" December, 1976,
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 39 No. 2)
Al Smith (reviewer) Rick Johnsson's Strike One by Rick Johnsson (written by Anthony Brahams) Sep. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9)
Al Smith (reviewer) Lecture Notes by Rick Johnsson Oct. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10)
Karl Fulves R. J. Dept. satiric article on Rick Johnsson
Interlocutor (Issue 36)
Rick Johnsson Editorial on Fred Robinson retire es editor, Bob Read
Aug. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8)
Rick Johnsson Yours, Mine & Ours with "My Card" & " Your Card" written on blank cards
Aug. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8)
Rick Johnsson "Rip-Off" spectator knows which one of three key chain type coin purses has been opened
Aug. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8)
Rick Johnsson PRNDL/PRNDL eccentric
Sep. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9)
Bob Hummer Hummer's Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numbers
Related toAlso published here 1980 6
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Romark, Toni Andruzzi, David Hoy, Rick Johnsson
Magick (Issue 255)
Rick Johnsson Belief is the Essence of Deception
  • Causes of Disbelief
  • Simple Solution
  • The Reality Warp
  • A Necessity in Mentalism
  • Effort Versus Results
  • Its not Easy
  • Discipline Sets You Free
  • But Take Care
Magick (Issue 259)
Rick Johnsson Azis uses card with torn slit
Related toAlso published here 1982 20
Rick Johnsson Azis II card "rises"/falls downwards
1982 22
Rick Johnsson Half Azis half-card, card jumps half-way out, then travels to case
1982 23
Peter Kane The Red/Black Blues after a riffle shuffle the deck is separated in packets, red/black distribution predicted
Inspired by 1982 77
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Saw-Buck by Rick Johnsson Jan. 1983
Epoptica (Issue 3)
Murray Sumner A Bill Offering folded bill inserted into metal tab from can, penetration
Variations 1983 234
Philip T. Goldstein Simplified Empty Kosky Switch stealing card from sandwich onto deck
Inspired by 1984 97
Rick Johnsson The Daisy Chain on-penetration of ring on rope
1984 12
Rick Johnsson Scissors Kord scissors off rope by apparently cutting rope, Block-Cord
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring
1984 (ca.) 1
Yoshio Hirose The Invisible Hole pencil through bill
Variations Mar. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Steve Beam, Wayne Kyzer Raisin' Rabbits joke, apparently rabbit appears and disappears, handful of raisins as proof, see p. 351 for credit information
Related to 1985 117
Rick Johnsson IBGTH Switch
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.)
Rick Johnsson Nailed twisted nail puzzle, two bent nails linked, one-handed linking, apparently linked and unlinked when shaken in jar
Also published here
  • "Nailed" (Rick Johnsson, MUM, Feb. 1981)
The Chronicles (Issue 35)
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1989 1
Rick Johnsson Empty Kosky Switch
1989 112
Philip T. Goldstein Simplified Empty Kosky Switch
Inspired by 1989 14
Murray Sumner, Rick Johnsson, Yoshio Hirose Puncture No. 69, pen through bill with paper cover
Inspired by 1989 90
Rick Johnsson IBGHT Switch Tenkai palm, card is apparently placed in center of the deck
1990 267
John Bannon, Rick Johnsson Vacuum Packed folding coin, removed with tweezers, two handlings
Also published here 1991 148
Michael Close The Too Perfect Theory
  • What is Magic?
  • Method vs "Sell"
  • Some Examples
  • One More Example
  • A Corollary
Related toAlso published here 1993 84
Rick Johnsson A Sailor's Story
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, June 1987)
Verbatim (Issue 8)
Rick Johnsson Small Packet Vanish with injogged push-in color change
A. Odd Colored Back
B. With an Extra Card
C. Split Face Card
1993 41
Rick Johnsson Larreverse - Ambitious Card
Inspired by 1993 54
Rick Johnsson Five Foot Card Trick out-of-hand selection, shuffling with key card
1993 135
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force
1993 137
Rick Johnsson An Okito Box Move
1994 108
Ellison Poland Grandson of IBGTH out-jogged card is removed from squared deck and switched for top card, or for bottom card
Inspired by 1994 31
Rick Johnsson The IBGTH Switch while turning card over on table, brief
Also published here 1994 34
Ellison Poland Put And Take card (double) inserted in center, bottom card stolen in Tenkai palm, replacement on top, also as steal of card from bottom of small packet, see p. 40 for different get-into
Inspired byRelated to 1994 37
Walter Rollins Weigh-Ahead Color Divination after a riffle shuffle, the spectator puts the top thirteen cards in one envelope and the bottom ten in another, rest in third envelope, performer divines the number or red and black cards in each envelope
Related to Oct. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Lennart Green, Rick Johnsson Snap Lap card dealt to table vanishes cleanly, lapping card instead of palming it
1995 20
Excelsior Card Rise No. 49, deck dropped in case and selection rises out
Also published here 1995 94
Tommy Wonder Too Perfect?
  • The Watch in Nest of Boxes
  • Going On or Going Back
Related to 1996 319
Curtis Kam Tenkai Tossover coins shown in both hands, they are secretly switched, one a copper/silver
Related toAlso published here 1996 32
Paul McVee Two Handed Rise torn card with slit as gimmick
Related to 1998 13
Bob Kohler On the Too Perfect Theory brief comment
Related to 2001 10
Rick Johnsson The "Too-Perfect" Theory
Also published here Aug. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 8)
Karl Fulves, Ted O'Loughlin Cannonball Run "Problems"
cannonball changes into balloon and flies away, also reverse effect in which balloon becomes cannonball, Paul Curry, Rick Johnsson, credit information by Stephen Minch, posed as problem
Related to 2002 256
Wonder Man Fred Zu Sehr Perfekt on the Too Perfect Theory
Related to 2004 184
Darwin Ortiz Chapter Seven: The False Frame of Reference
  • The Straight and Narrow Path
  • The "Too Obvious" Theory
  • Method as Effect
  • The Method/Effect Shift
  • The Final False Solution
  • Frame of Reference and Kickers
  • The Crooked Path
Related to 2006 127
Rick Johnsson Pure Method loop
Related to
  • Linking Ring, Feb. 1987
Prolix (Issue 9)
Ronald Zollweg, Rick Johnsson Empty KS Variation
2012 300
John Lovick Not Perfect Enough on the Too Perfect Theory
Related to 2013 49
Rick Johnsson Too-Perfect Theory
2021 114