108 entries in Lapping Principles
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish
1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown How to make a stone seeme to vanish out of your hand lapping the stone while asking a question
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 18
Henri Decremps Deux moyens différens, l'un ancien, l'autre nouveau, de le faire lier les pouces, & de se délier en un instant. "Métamorphose d'un verre en morceaux de papier. Réflexions sur les fausses théories. Prétention absurde. Preuve captieuse de cette prétention." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, two methods for thumb tie and a glass is thrown into the air where it changes into confetti / pieces of cards, seated, thoughts about vanishing an object by throwing it into the air and the advantages of using confetti
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 18
Eddie Joseph The Slide Vanish ball dumped into left fingers below table edge
1942 The Last Word on Cups and Balls 21
Unknown Scoop Lapping basic technique explained as a vanish, scoop-lapping coin off table and pretending to place into other hand, much detail about naturalness, three tricks using the move
  • I. Coin vanishes and appears under/in object
  • II. T&R napkin
  • III. One object transformed into another
1944 The Art of Illusion 35
John Mulholland I. Coin Vanish and Reappearance coin vanishes and reappears under a saltshaker, ashtray, in a sugar bowl or someone’s pocket, uses extra coin, see p. 43 for standing alternative
1944 The Art of Illusion 40
John Mulholland II. Torn and Restored Napkin T&R napkin, balled-up torn napkin is lapped and full one is already in other hand, see p. 43 for standing alternative
1944 The Art of Illusion 41
John Mulholland III. Transformation lapping used for transformation, “an olive can be transformed into a lump of sugar, a piece of paper can be changed into a potato chip, a blank domino can be turned into a double six”
1944 The Art of Illusion 43
John Mulholland Lapping Alternative When Standing
  • for coin vanish: scoop-ditching a coin off a plate so it falls behind it
  • for T&R napkin: scoop-ditching torn napkin behind book on table
1944 The Art of Illusion 43
Slydini The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante
Also published here 1954 Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1) 162
Slydini Vanish of Paper Ball as lapping application
1954 Stars of Magic (Vol. 12 No. 1) 163
Eddie Joseph What the "Extempore" Dinner Magician Ought to Know on lapping
  • letting objects fall through the legs on chair and covering them with legs
  • catching object between legs and standing up, retaining object
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 2
Slydini Lapping Vanish with sponge ball
1957 26 Originals 19
Tony Corinda (8) The Billet Switch (by lapping)
1959 Billets 178
Slydini The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part One - Position and Timing
Also published here 1960 The Magic of Slydini 21
Slydini Vanish of Paper Ball as lapping application, see also next item
1960 The Magic of Slydini 23
Slydini The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part Two - Misdirection
1960 The Magic of Slydini 31
Lewis Ganson Ganson's Cushion cushion for easier placement and pick up of object in routines, where lapping is involved
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 223
Roger Crosthwaite The Hindu Needles based on Hans Trixer's version in "Pentagram", needles threaded in hand instead of mouth
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 253
Albert Goshman Purse Switch seated
1968 The Card in the Purse 3
Jens Korth Roulette chips penetrates table, chink a chink with one jumbo card, color change, shells
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 268
Jerry Mentzer Commentary on the performance of close-up magic, lapping possibilities, gaffed objects
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 3
Kevin Fox We'll Ring You after the deck is removed from the case a die is tipped out, a coin appears under a card,the back of the card changes color, then the die and the coin vanish
May 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 101
Scotty York Fake Wand-Spin Vanish
1975 Cups & Balls 7
Scotty York A Ring Trilogy two ring on string phases, then ring penetrates finger and is linked to safety pin, slit ring
VariationsAlso published here 1975 Lecture 21
Unknown El Fakir Tragacuchillos swallowing a knife
1975 Magia en el Bar 25
Slydini Basic Precepts
  • Slydini's Secret of Entertaining Audiences
  • The Basic Starting Position (for lapping tricks)
  • The Eyes
  • Notes on Natural Magic
  • Developing Grace
  • Coordination
  • Noise
  • Some General Observations
  • To Conclude
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 11
Slydini The Sweep Technique
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 21
Slydini Coordination - An Example retrieving a ring (or object) from behind cigarette case on table (not really lapping related)
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 29
Slydini Misdirection vanish of object using lap
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 34
Slydini The Retrieval retrieving object from lap
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 35
Slydini The Handling of the Misdirection Vanish
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 36
Slydini Miniature Misdirection vanish using lap
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 36
Slydini Timing - A Simple Routine vanish using lap
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 39
Slydini Producing the Ball by Timing from lap
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 40
Slydini The Revolve vanish using lap
  • Details of The Revolve
  • Checkpoints
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 41
Slydini The Imp Pass
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 43
Slydini First Routine packet of matches vanishes and is reproduced via imp pass, any object possible
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 45
Slydini One Coin Routine eleven phases, featuring lapping vanishes, retrievals, hand penetration
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 70
Slydini The Slydini Switch table edge
Related to 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 105
Al Mann Metal-Kinesis spoon bends under handkerchief, Dick Van Brummer's "The Solid Ghost"
1976 Mental-Ettes 9
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 Practical Impossibilities 52
Rick Johnsson Raisin' Rabbits sponge rabbit vanishes and only leaves some dung in form of raisins
Related to 1976 Practical Impossibilities 75
Rick Johnsson You Bet Your Aspirin string in small aspirin box restores
1976 Practical Impossibilities 79
Larry Jennings Imp Pass Handling
1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 15
Harry Lorayne Magic Breath torn and restored napkin, lap switch
1977 The Magic Book 289
Karl Fulves Notes on Slydini, stand-up lapping on a chair
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1132
John F. Mendoza, Slydini One-Handed Imp Pass retrieving a coin into hand
1978 The Book of John 56
Philip T. Goldstein Skyward two sets of four business cards with numbers are found to be in same order, propelled-lapping
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 212) 1059
Edward Marlo The Marlo Actions kind of reverse of Slydini's "Imp Pass"
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 261
Slydini The Slydini Switch II
Related to 1979 The Magical World of Slydini 31
Slydini Imp Pass
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 45
Slydini Remote Lapping coin lapped with coin forward on table and not near edge
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 49
Steve Beam Eyeglasses glass vanishes, and is produced from eye
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 78
Gary Ouellet The Whoops Move vanish of a ball
1980 The Two Goblets 28
Stephen Minch Scoop Switch one of four rune sticks at table edge
1980 Mind Runes 5
Shigeo Takagi Lapping Move small ball, solid cup
1980 Shigeo Takagi's New One Cup Routine 2
David Roth Frontal Imp Pass
1981 CoinMagic 18
Unknown Card Switch on the table, lap
1981 Phanta-Graphs 4
Gary Ouellet The Ouellet Switch
Variations 1981 Threshold 16
Norman van Tubergen Cube Power rubik's cube solves under cover, without touching, sound of moving cube can be heared
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 295) 1473
Camilo Vázquez Transformation of Jeton similar to Ross Bertram's Rubdown, as a transformation of to square casino chips
1981 Das Camilo Seminar "81" 5
Edward Marlo The Imp Load
1982 Card Finesse 117
Meir Yedid Glass Through the Table
Inspired by 1982 Incredible Close-Up Magic 129
Unknown Cup Lapping Switch cup for napkin
1983 Baker's Capers 10
Gary Ouellet Swindle Ring ring vanishes from string and appears on finger, seated
  • The Rear Shift Lap
1983 The Homing Ring 16
Slydini Imp Pass brief
Aug. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 952
Vic Trabucco Using the Hand as a Servante
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 110
Peter Samelson Thimble Imp Pass table edge transfer with thimble
Inspired by
  • "Imp Pass" (Slydini Encores)
Related to
1984 Theatrical Close-Up 23
Slydini, Gerald Deutsch Timing Principle Lap
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 555
Danny Korem, Slydini Revolving Imp table edge switch, combination of Slydini's Imp Pass & Revolve Vanish
1985 Korem without Limits 27
Albert Goshman Card in Purse credit information, signed card vanishes and reappears in coin purse.
Inspired byAlso published here 1985 Magic By Gosh 111
Albert Goshman Purse Switch seated
1985 Magic By Gosh 114
Unknown Glass Lap covered glass transferred from table
1985 Magic By Gosh 121
Albert Goshman A.G. Bowl Routine sponge balls vanish and appear under bowl, bagel appears under bowl, coin appears under bagel.
1985 Magic By Gosh 123
Unknown Bagel Load bagel load to bowl
1985 Magic By Gosh 126
Ben Harris Ring-O-Go-Go finger ring in fist vanishes
1985 Out Of His Mind! 109
Slydini Slydini Switch II using card cases
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 30
Ron Wilson The Color-Changing Silk close-up and stage version
Also published here 1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 37
Juan Tamariz, Slydini Extended Imp Pass
Related to 1988 The Five Points in Magic 70
Gary Ouellet Lapping Plus Technique
1990 Close Up Illusions 324
Alexander de Cova Thumb Tip Handling á la Slydini table edge, showing hands empty
Related to 1994 Secrets No. 1 138
Paul Gertner Tips on Lapping
1994 Steel and Silver 41
John Scarne Imp Pass Handling directly into right hand classic palm
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 92
David Acer The Spice Rack salt shaker is stretched, lapping switch
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 58
Slydini Slydini Action Coordination brief
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 5
Unknown Screened Lapping under cover of arm
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 20
Gary Kurtz Notes on Angles lapping surrounded
1995 ca. Relentless (revised edition) 24
Paul Harris Laws of Lapping jokes
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 261
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar)
1996 Classic Sampler 16
Goutam Guha Basic Move 4 removing shell from ring, on table, lapping
1996 Tricks with the Jardine Ellis Ring 6
Slydini Imp-Pass
1997 Ingenuities 21
Howard Hale Der Lap-It bag to be placed over legs under table for storing props and lapping
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4&5) 152
Baltazar Fuentes Fuentes Under the Table Transfer (FUTTT) Move Imp Pass variation
Related to 1999 Arempi II 51
Slydini Put-And-Take Theory on ditching things
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 20
Edward Marlo, Wesley James Propelled Lapping Switch
2004 Enchantments 216
Robert Byrne Impossible Coins Thru Table one coin in each hand above table, chosen coin penetrates table
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 17
Slydini Revolve Vanish
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 17
Curtis Kam Standing Lap one arm under table
2006 Earning Interest 14
Slydini, Jörg Alexander Weber Imp Pass Handling
2011 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 3 45
Slydini Imp-Pass
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 27
Slydini Imp-Pass With cards
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 112
Ricky Smith The Art of Using the Coat as a Servante when sitting, also without table
2015 Nothing as it Seems 35
Slydini Imp Pass
2017 The Long Goodbye — Latta on Coins 218
Lorenz Schär Clap-Lap two coins slapped together, one vanishes, also to switch coins with other objects
2019 Cards Against Reality 145
Roberto Mansilla Bolas de Esponja thorough spongeball routine, two balls with different color appear from purse frame, travel from hand to hand and vanish back in frame
  • Aparición de dos bolas
  • Ten Count
  • Sin la Cuenta
  • Interceptada
  • En la Mano del Espectador
  • A Guardar, A Guardar
2019 Çerca 53
Steve Forte Leg Padding to avoid things falling through the legs
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 548
Unknown Imp Pass
2020 Rubinstein Coin Magic 387