113 entries in Cards / Sleights / Break / Basic Break Handlings
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Push-off Count
1876 Modern Magic 80
Unknown Holding Two Breaks
1876 Modern Magic 80
Charlier Die Charlier'sche Volte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
charlier pass with fourth finger at end, as control (after first holding a break)
Related to Mar. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 3) 35
Unknown Wedge Break
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 62
Charles T. Jordan Partial Packet Switch with left third-finger wedge break, right hand with packet drops some cards on deck and other are placed on remaining card with left fingers from behind
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 3
Ernando Veneri The Veneri "Flesh" Break
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 65
Unknown A Flesh Grip greek break
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 134
Laurie Ireland Break Handling under three cards, pushoff
1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 9
Unknown Heel Break
1938 Greater Magic 33
Unknown The Base of the Thumb Break greek break
1938 Greater Magic 204
Unknown With the First Joint of the Middle Finger flesh break
1938 Greater Magic 204
Unknown Ruffle Return heel break
1940 Expert Card Technique 126
Eddie Joseph Riffle Glimpse & Heel Break card in center remembered and kept under control with heel type break
1941 How Gamblers Win 3
Unknown Spread and Break securing a break at selection
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 120
Unknown Holding a Break
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 121
Edward Marlo Two-Card Push-Off to establish break
1953 The Cardician 153
Cy Endfield 2. Transfering the break to the right thumb
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 23
Cy Endfield 3. The Greek Break after-peek context
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 23
Dai Vernon Wedge Break Transfer
1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 52
Edward Marlo Picking up a Break by moving hand down instead of cards up
1958 The Magic Seven 5
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1961 Card Switches 47
Tom Batchelor The Shuffle Get-Ready getting a break after tabled riffle shuffle
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 79
S. W. Erdnase, Edward Marlo Erdnase Break obtaining the break from fourth finger break
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 77
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 214
Unknown Erdnase Break with packet
1971 Revolutionary Card Compositions 1 5
Unknown Z Break
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 99
Jerry K. Hartman Knuckle Jog Getting a break above bottom card, alternative to Buckle or Pull Down
Related to 1973 Means & Ends 13
Paul Curry Break Transfer from Bottom to Top break over two cards on the bottom, overhand shuffle, transfer to top
1974 Paul Curry Presents 38
Dai Vernon, S. W. Erdnase Verdnase Break
1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 32
Karl Fulves Getting into Erdnase Break cards riffled with left thumb until spectator stops, top half lifted and card shown, Erdnase break established over it
Variations 1977 Packet Switches (Part Three) 168
Unknown Two-Card Push-Off
1979 CardMagic 85
Ernando Veneri The Veneri Flesh Break
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 24
Unknown Retaining a Break while deck is turned over, step
1981 Four Professional Card Tricks 12
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 26
Unknown Book Break in turning cards over, break to step
1982 Seminarheft 16
Unknown Turnover Book Break in turning cards over, break to step
1982 Card News '82 55
Stephen Tucker Explanation of Sleights used all very brief
  • Hindu Force
  • The Glide
  • Switch of the Eraser
  • The Break
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 31
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34, 35 & 36) 382
Frederick Braue FB Peek heel break (1936)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 14
Arthur Gross, Frederick Braue The Peek Card Knowledge book break glimpse after peek
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 14
Dai Vernon Vernon Wedge Wedge Break
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 31
Dai Vernon Heel Break
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Greek Break Applications getting into Greek Break, palming cards off into Tenkai Palm from Greek Break
1987 Epoptica (Issue 8) 471
S. W. Erdnase, John C. Wagner Erdnase Break small packet
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 34
Unknown Wedge Break Transfer
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 57
Roberto Giobbi Jog to Break obtaining a break below a jog
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 7&8 Arcane) 8
Edward Marlo Swing Cut from Break Erdnase break
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 129
Dai Vernon Back Breaker obtaining break under top card
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 37
Brother John Hamman Double Card Push Off Technique
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 12
Brother John Hamman Double Card Push Off Technique
1989 Williamson's Wonders 57
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1989 Ascanio's Favorites 1 1
Charles T. Jordan Wedge Break
1990 Spectacle 37
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1990 Ultra Cervon 3
Harvey Rosenthal The Pop Up Move
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 34) 608
Gary Ouellet The Break System - Part One
1990 Close Up Illusions 36
Unknown The Break System - Part Two card pushed over
1990 Close Up Illusions 46
Alex Elmsley Taking a Break in a Spread when selection is returned
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 93
Max Malini One-Hand Break at Jog
1991 Carneycopia 12
S. W. Erdnase Deep Erdnase Break
1992 Modus Operandi 42
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1992 Modus Operandi 91
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break barely described
1993 By Forces Unseen 19
Ernest Earick Zorro Break / Z-break two breaks with thumb base and fourth finger
1993 By Forces Unseen 115
Unknown ブレーク (Break) Pinky break
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 15
Unknown ブレークの作り方I (Forming a break: First Method)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 15
Unknown ブレークの作り方II (Forming a break: Second Method) Push over top card and pull back
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 16
Unknown 右手でブレークを保持する方法 (Maintaining a break with the right hand) In End Grip
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 17
Unknown ブレークの作り方 (Forming a break) For the pass
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 44
Unknown ブレークをなくさないターンオーバー (Maintaining a break while turning the deck over)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 128
Mike Gallo Bubble Glimpse Get-Ready
1993 Card File 212
Gary Ouellet Breaks break handling for the pass
1994 The Pass 41
Unknown The Little-finger Break
1995 Card College — Volume 1 28
Unknown Forming a Little-finger Break Under the Top Card - Two-handed Method
1995 Card College — Volume 1 29
Unknown Forming a Little-finger Break Under the Top Card - One-handed Method
1995 Card College — Volume 1 30
Unknown Forming a Little-finger Break Under Multiple Cards
1995 Card College — Volume 1 31
Unknown The Thumb Break
1995 Card College — Volume 1 32
Unknown The Single, Double and Multiple Push-over
1995 Card College - Volume 1 211
Michael Skinner Getting a Break over Bottom Card
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 57) 1078
Dai Vernon, S. W. Erdnase Verdnase Break
1997 Jennings '67 30
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1997 The Expert's Portfolio No. 1 20
Unknown Turnover Book Break in turning cards over, break to step
1997 Karten à la carte 14
Unknown Forming a Little-finger Break Under Multiple Cards one-handed, push-off
1997 Simon Says! 64
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase Break
1998 Card College — Volume 3 534
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
1999 Classic Handlings 7
Baltazar Fuentes Baltazar's Break one-handed buckle break on top for break under top card, thumb in upper right corner
Related to 1999 Arempi II 48
Unknown Front Index Break left first finger holds break
2000 I'm Dancing 43
Paul Curry Break Transfer from Bottom to Top break over two cards on the bottom, overhand shuffle, transfer to top
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 13
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 166
Dai Vernon Wedge Break brief
2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 297
Rafael Benatar Spring Insertion placing card in the center at known position, apparently haphazardly
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 118
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 404
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
2010 Reinventing the Real 82
Roberto Giobbi Swing Cut at a Break two methods
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 23) 62
Roberto Giobbi Handling a Break during a Hand Spread
2012 Confidences 70
Roberto Giobbi Handling a Break by Using a Spread Cull
2012 Confidences 73
Unknown Pinky Break to Heel Break Transfer
2012 Confidences 108
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
2012 The Cardjurer 66
Lance Caffrey Breaks & Jogs break and jog techniques with the Hindu Shuffle
  • 1. Pinky Break
  • 2. Heel Break
  • 3. Gripping Hand Thumb Break
  • 4. Sidejog
  • 5. Injog
  • 6. Outjog
2013 The Asian Hustle — Secrets of the Hindu Shuffle 53
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase break
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 11
Laurent Prochasson Display after Elmsley Count after an Elmsley Count cards are apparently shown on both sides, also to easily get a break over odd card
2014 Notes de Conférence 1 5
Tenkai Ishida Book Break Turnover
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 218
Dai Vernon Retrieving the Break Recovering from a fine pinky break
Related to 2016 Sprezzatura 12
Juan Villarejo Obtención de Separaciones con Cortes en Mesa getting a break after cutting the deck on the table
2017 El Mago en la Mesa de Juego — Volumen I 24
Unknown Greek Break tapping deck on table
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 102
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Break
2019 Card Theater 44
Tom Gagnon Establishing Break at Breather Crimp one-handed with tabled deck
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 2
Tom Gagnon Riffle Action Control cards riffled with left thumb until spectator stops, top half lifted and card shown, then Gagnon Spread Control
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 177
Unknown Picking Up The Break using left fourth finger to in-jog corner-crimped card
2020 Distilled 93
Steve Forte On Tabled Breaks on holding a thumb break with deck in riffle shuffle position
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 78
Steve Forte Natural Break at slug when squaring up after riffle shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 102
Steve Forte scratch-break cover for pushing off and back with deck in dealing position
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 749
Steve Forte touch-break establishing break under top card of tabled deck
  • twist-break
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 749
Steve Forte riffle/square-up breaks (bottom card) tabled deck
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 749
Andi Gladwin Master Pushoff pushing off two cards as one without preparation, see credit information on p. 96
Related to 2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 77