155 entries in Cards / Sleights / Controls / Single Card Controls / Cut Controls
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S. W. Erdnase, Victor Farelli The "Strip" Cut Shuffle Substitute
Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 35
Unknown Control with Bridged Deck bottom of page
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 51
U. F. Grant U Bite oops control
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 168
Edward Victor The "Book" Return control, in the hands
Magic of the Hands 9
Unknown The Pick-up Location End Grip Transfer
Greater Magic 34
Unknown Locating a Card After the Spectator's Cut
Greater Magic 336
Unknown The Riffle Location control to known position near top
More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 14
Deane Moore Card Control No ? ? ? to bottom
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 17
Frederick Braue The Cut Pass
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 18
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Hugard-Braue Cut Control
The Stripper Deck 7
Unknown The Stripper Undercut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via undercut
The Stripper Deck 10
Unknown The Stripper Running Cut bringing reversed card in stripper deck to top via running cut
The Stripper Deck 11
Unknown Double Under-Cut see step 4
The Stripper Deck 27
Tom Sellers A Different Pass with palming
Condensed Conjuring 7
R. M. Jamison The Turn Over Card Control half over break is turned over into the other hand, repeated with second half
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 58
Unknown The Glide Location
Card Control 42
Unknown Backslip Control
The Royal Road to Card Magic 110
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
The Fine Art of Magic 9
Paul LePaul A Fancy Control flip-over cuts
Variations The Card Magic of Le Paul 96
Bill Simon Cut Control
Variations Controlled Miracles 5
Al Leech A Simple Card Control control card at a certain position with the hindu shuffle or a double cut
For Card Men Only 27
Audley Walsh Off Hand
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 187) 749
Edward Marlo Marlo's Step Control multiple cuts to table sequences to control peeked-at cards
A. To Control One Or More Cards To The Top
B. To Control One Or More Cards To Bottom
C. Double Peek Control - Top and Bottom
D. Double Peek to Bottom
E. Double Peek To Top
F. Triple Peek to Bottom
G. Triple Peek To The Top
Control Systems 12
Edward Marlo Cut Control sequences to control peeked at cards with in the hands cuts
A. Cut Control to the Top
B. Bottom or Top Cut Control
C. Double Peek Cut Control to Top
D. Double Peek Cut Control to Bottom
E. Alternate Cut Control
F. Triple Peek Cut Control
G. Triple Peek Cut Control No. 2
Control Systems 48
Unknown The Triple Cut
Handbook Of Card Sleights 3
Edward Marlo As a Control to apparently cut top card into center yet retain it under control, using tabled Tenkai Palm
The Tabled Palm 17
Dai Vernon Ginsburg Poke
Related toVariations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 36
James Steranko Cut Control breakless double cut
Steranko on Cards 14
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
Expert Card Conjuring 120
Edward Marlo Control from Erdnase Break seven methods to control a card marked off by Erdnase break
Advanced Fingertip Control 78
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #1 card returned during FFF sequence, brought to top
The FFF Control System 6
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #2 different handling
The FFF Control System 7
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #3 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
The FFF Control System 20
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #4 (One Break) starting from break, to bottom
The FFF Control System 21
Roger Smith The FFF Card Control #5 (One Break) starting from break, to top
The FFF Control System 21
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Ben Christopher Calculated Cut to place selection at desired position, see also p. 486
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 481
Harry Lorayne The Persistence-of-Vision Control
Rim Shots 96
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Jog Control
Means & Ends 2
Jerry K. Hartman R. S. Bluff Controls Simple procedure to control a selection to either top or bottom
Means & Ends 3
Philip T. Goldstein Half Deck Crimp to control selection
Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Philip T. Goldstein Spot'n'Scoop Control sighting card in face-up ribbon spread and moving it to top by cut afterwards
Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Dai Vernon Card Cut
Magic With Faucett Ross 219
Paul Harris Flip-Flop-Plop
VariationsAlso published here The Magic of Paul Harris 21
Eddie Fields Half-Fast Pass Top control
The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 98
Unknown Another way to do the same, having yourself indeed never seen the card. Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card section
Related to CardMagic 64
Unknown The Double Cut triple cut
Finger on the Card 10
Frank Garcia, Paul LePaul Super Secret Control
Exclusive Card Miracles 23
Charlier, Father Cyprian The One Handed Cut charlier cut to cut to reversed card as control
The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 19
Karl Fulves Buckle Buckle
Side Steal 7
Karl Fulves Peek Control quick running cut
Side Steal 22
Ken Simmons Running Card Plus Control card reversed and controlled during running cut sequence
Inspired by Cards — With a Different Touch 11
Ken Simmons Running False Cut also as control
Inspired by Close-Up With Cards 20
Paul Harris Easy Control
Close-up Fantasies Finalé 5
Jon Racherbaumer Jog-Podge Control finessed, with fan
Card Finesse 125
Jon Racherbaumer Running Cut Control using swing cuts
Card Finesse 137
Harry Lorayne "Kick-Strip" Control in the hands cutting sequence
Best of Friends 424
Harry Lorayne, Bruce Elliott The Lorayne Control to second from bottom
Inspired by Best of Friends 431
Edward Marlo The Real, Honest-To-God Bluff Cut cards end up on Bottom, one-cut double cut
Related to Marlo without Tears 129
Edward Marlo Double Underpeel Cut in the hands breakless double cut
Marlo without Tears 67
Mike Gallo Simple Control
Best of Friends — Volume II 32
Don Morris Card Control to x-position, double cut
The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Frederick Braue FB Adaptation of Charlier Pass (1937)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 27
Frederick Braue Flipflop Control cut deeper principle to control card during displaying sequence
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 18
Frederick Braue Braue Cut Control cards are spread and taken in both hands, turned face-up
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 19
Gilles Couture The Swivel Cut Control double cut substitute
Also published here
  • Ouellet's "Close-up Illusions"
Finger on the Card 23
Dai Vernon The Shuttle-Cut Control
The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 89
Doug Edwards Flourish Control flourish Z-cut as control
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1316
Gilles Couture Card to Top
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1318
John C. Wagner A Control anglejogging
The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 1
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control variation of Cut Deeper Force, "Flip-Flop Force"
VariationsAlso published here The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 185
Unknown Simple Card Control
Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 35
Karl Fulves Cutting Control to top
Quick Card Tricks 36
Harry Lorayne Revolving Pass Extensions in-the-hands cuts
  • Original
  • 4-2-1
  • 4-2-1-1
  • 4-3
  • 4-No Break
  • 4-4
Trend Setters 32
Unknown Revolving Pass from Blackstone's "Modern Card Tricks" (1929)
Trend Setters 32
Harry Lorayne HaLo Cut Control similar to Thompson's Bluff Pass
Trend Setters 89
Harry Lorayne Quick Estimation position of selection is apparently followed and then cut to
Trend Setters 179
Gary Ouellet The Small Packet Principle several piles, card controlled under crimp
Close Up Illusions 139
Gilles Couture The Swivel Cut Control
Close Up Illusions 230
Doug Edwards How Ambitious also usable as an Ambitous Card Sequence
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 9) 1976
Randy Tanner Swing-Cut Control
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 5) 1924
Michael Close As a Force and a Control MC Spread Double Lift application
Workers Number 2 44
Paul Harris Flip Flop Plop
Smoke and Mirrors 114
Steve Pressley Losing Control with spectator
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 39) 707
Alain Choquette An Optical Control discrepancy control
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 6) 2081
Bob King Basic Routine controlling a card with breather crimp
The Breather 3
Doug Edwards A Four/Five Beat Control flourish cut control
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 4) 2207
Dai Vernon リプレイスメントコントロール (Replacement Control) Keep card on top of deck after cutting the deck onto the table
Larry Jennings's Card Technique 51
Steve Pressley A Cut Below single card control, to the bottom
VariationsAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 151
Steve Beam A Cut Above single card control, to the top
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 153
Karl Fulves Transgression Pass "false-false cut", interrupted
Crooked Tales 118
Unknown Drop-Cut Control just a running cut to the table starting at a break
Roger's Thesaurus 9
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method C "Technical Roots"
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 54
Paul Harris Flip Flop Plop
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris) 59
Paul Harris Flash Control flashy, using self-cutting deck, one-handed fan, Charlier cut
The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 153
Dominique Duvivier Double Drop-Cut Control Tabled extension for Double Undercut, slightly flourishy
Magie Duvivier 17
Karl Fulves Zoltan
The Vampire Chronicles 67
Peter Duffie An Effortless Card Control Can be done as multiple control
Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 14
Bruce Cervon Charlier Cut Control
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 59
Bruce Cervon The Trap Door Control
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 61
Daryl Martinez The Logical Control patter that explains why apparently no control is possible, to a specific location in the deck
Card College — Volume 3 560
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Card Control key card with glue dots, reprinted from 1972, how to cut to it and how to control a selection with it
Also published here The Koornwinder Kar & The Koornwinder Card Control 10
Guy Hollingworth The Riffle Force and Control
Quartet 9
Ellis Stanyon The "Stanyon" Cut Pass No. 5, doing an open cut after holding the break during riffling with some delay
Related to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 225
Steve Bedwell Single Card Control using thick card
Thick Schtick! 5
Neal Elias Peek & Cut Control peek, then fan with step and cut
Inspired byRelated to Gambling Notes 13
Harry Lorayne Many Cuts multiple to-the-table false cut, also as a cut control
Personal Collection 29
Harry Lorayne Cut Control To Palm action palm during to-table-cut sequence
Personal Collection 41
Harry Lorayne Optically Controlled illogical cut control, showing that card is not on top and bottom, with Convincing Control addition and pocket finale
Inspired byAlso published here Personal Collection 463
David Regal Deceptive Control cutting/spreading
Constant Fooling 1 153
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Rollovers "a theme and twelve variations", on the bold rollover force
  • Theme
  • Variation 1: Avoiding the flash
  • Variation 2: Doing without the preliminary peek
  • Variation 3: The multiple rollover
  • Variation 4: Rollback
  • Variation 5: The slipped rollover
  • Variation 6: With a face-up marker
  • Variation 7: With the face-up deck
  • Variation 8: The two-spectator force
  • Variation 9: The two-in-one force
  • Variation 10: The locator
  • Variation 11: The transverse locator
  • Variation 12: The rollover control
Ahead of the Pack 34
Jack Carpenter The Spider Cut in-the-hands false triple cut, also as transfer cut, control or production
Penumbra (Issue 6) 15
Jerry Sadowitz Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman selection and control are in one sequence, looks fair, with variations "Notes on C.V.H.H. Control" and "With Card F.U.", see also next item
Cut Controls 19
Jerry Sadowitz Positional C.V.H.H. Control variation of previous item "Crouching Vernon, Hidden Hamman" to control to a specific position
Cut Controls 21
Michel Huot, Steve Duperre The Charlier Control Insert card into Charlier position, Tilt-esque
Random Acts of Magic 65
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Re-Calculated Cut Chapter 10, to place selection at desired position
  • Triple Cut
  • In the Hands Triple Cut
  • Quad Cut
  • Quad Cut #2
  • Quad Cut #3
Inspired by Diamonds from Coal 72
John C. Wagner Simple Control
Full Metal Jacket 26
Vernon Winiecke Packet Shuffle Pass packets cut between the hands, the roll back and forth
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 436
Bruce Cervon Cut Control after peek with charlier cut
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 7
Robin Robertson Double-Duty Balducci cut-deeper-force variation (vertical display), can be used as force and control
Best of Friends — Volume III 228
Unknown One Hand Card Control
The Anthology of One Handed Card Cuts and Flourishes 62
Brother John Hamman Hamman Flip-Flop Force and Control variation of the Cut-Deeper Force, also "Rolling Control"
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 274
Ken Krenzel Cut Deeper Self Control spectator controls his own card
Relaxed Impossibilities 223
Ryan Swigert Ose Cut Control
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 200
R. Paul Wilson Break-Up Control
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 291
Yves Carbonnier Squeeze Control as Yves Cabernet, card is squeezed in the deck and break is formed
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 295
Roberto Giobbi Bridge Control
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 29) 36
Roberto Giobbi Control with a Swing Cut at a Break
Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 24) 63
Roberto Giobbi Double Undercut Control
Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 26) 95
Dai Vernon Card Control to the bottom, credited to Vernon in "The Dai Vernon Book of Magic" (?)
Al Schneider Magic 476
Bill Simon, Steve Mayhew Cut Control Variation
Inspired by Full Frontal Mayhew 18
Unknown Simple card control transfer cut
Special Effects 3
Harry Lorayne The Hopless Hop top card shown and side-jogged, cut into center, secret slip cut, incorporating side-jog idea by Jack Carpenter, two methods
Inspired by Special Effects 61
Steve Pressley A Cut Below single card control, to the bottom
Also published here FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 18
Steve Beam Control Center control to the top of the deck
Also published here FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 19
Charlier The Charlier Cut Control
Confidences 228
Hal Zeve The Non-Invisible Pass controlling card to the top, strange double fan
The F.F.F.F. Book 297
Steve Beam Control Center control to the top of the deck
Inspired byAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 234
Bill Simon, Will Houstoun, Alexander Hansford Control A Sidejogging a card during square up to obtain microbreak, sidejog finesse provided by Will Houstoun, cut card to the top of the deck
Inspired by Sprezzatura 13
Alexander Hansford Control B Obtain microbreak through plunger principle
Sprezzatura 16
Roberto Giobbi Bluff Cut Control
Related to Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 21) 85
Justin Higham Self-Working Turnover Pass
  • Tabled Handling
  • Swing-Cut Handling
  • Stand-up Handling
Operandi (Issue 2) 6
Joseph Barry A Lie Detector Routine featuring a fair control sequence where the spectator cuts to a card and buries his pile
Operandi (Issue 3) 19
Stephen Hobbs False Swing Cut Double Lift Control Top control
Inspired by Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1)) 29
Johnny Thompson Pass Substitute naming random card and cutting to it while secretly controlling selection
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 191
Steve Beam The Quality Control The Bicycle Cut as a control
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 233
Harry Lorayne Peel Placement simple method to control a card to a small number from top
And Finally! 18
Harry Lorayne Optically Controlled llogical cut control, showing that card is not on top and bottom, with Convincing Control addition and pocket finale
Also published here And Finally! 46
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control
Also published here A Stack to Forget 57
Helge Thun Flip-Flop-Top
Inspired by Seminah 41
Jeremiah Zuo Excursus 4: (Non) Precision in Card Control with control as example
Confessions of A Magic Fan 38
Tom Gagnon Gambler's Ploy as a control, tabled cut
Inspired by Gagnon Unfiltered 387
Willis Kenney Willis Kenney Deceptive Control tabled cut control with crimp
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Sept. 2017
Tesseract 199
Nathan Colwell Last Minute Card Control spectator cuts off a pile, shuffles, remembers a card and loses it, hopefully step is retained
Inspired by Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 223
Steve Beam The S-B Whoops Control card control to certain position
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 17