126 entries in Cards / Sleights / Flourishes / Fans with tricky purpose
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Victor Farelli How to "Fan" the Pack reverse fan or spreading action to hide arrangement
1931 Controlled Coincidence 15
Ralph W. Hull The Fan one-handed, every other card hidden naturally
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 18
Charles Eastman Reverse Fan - All White reverse pressure fan
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 9
Unknown The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale
1935 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
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans
1938 Greater Magic 12
Unknown, Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears outjogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 11
Unknown Reverse Blank Fan
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 31
Louis Zingone Reverse Supreme mental reverse, bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 344
Louis Zingone Block of Reversed Cards hidden in Fan tight fan
1940 Expert Card Technique 345
Unknown The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 48
Tom Sellers Double Fan for Fan Workers splitting a fan in two
1943 Magical Mixture 11
Del Monte New Color Change of a Giant Card Fan with fanning cards
1945 My Best 132
Edward G. Love The Blank Fank reverse fan, one-handed
1946 Card Fantasies 18
Edward G. Love, Sidney Smith Flash Fan back design of fan transforms
1946 Card Fantasies 30
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 199
Paul LePaul An Instantaneous Palm Flourish fan production
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 115
Paul LePaul A Card Fan Flourish fan production
1949 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 1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 25
Edward Marlo Delayed Fan Control step fan, as Triple Peek Control, two methods
1952 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
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 23
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
1964 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 1964 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 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 59
Alex Elmsley, Edward Marlo Thumb-Fan Hide-Out jogged card, as switch
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 100
Tom Batchelor The Double Backed Fan all backs faro fan
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 82
Tom Batchelor The Bottom to Top Swivel card transferred from bottom to top while closing fan
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 92
Edward Marlo Jog Fan handling for pressure fan with jog(s)
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 56
Edward Marlo The Insertion Method: As a Multiple Control cards fanned with four jogged cards, overhand shuffle
Related to 1970 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"
1970 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 1970 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
1974 The Ten Hand Poker Stack 117
Jerry Andrus Basic Utility Fan Move
1976 Andrus Card Control 48
Stephen Minch A Light Fandango selection rises from fan, wiggles and goes back down, then vanishes from deck
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 37
Audley Walsh Fan Bluff Spacing cards inserted close together seem to be widely separated
1977 The Magic Book 67
Warren Wiersbe Pressure Fan with step after peek
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 72
Lewis Ganson Double Fan Separation
1978 A New Look at Card Fans 17
Lewis Ganson The Flash Change with a card fan deck
1978 A New Look at Card Fans 19
Lewis Ganson Fan False Shuffle
1978 A New Look at Card Fans 29
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 182
Steve Beam Split Fan fan splits in the middle as soon as spectator tries to take a card, gag
Also published here 1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 15
Steve Beam Split Fan fan splits in the middle as soon as spectator tries to take a card, gag
Also published here 1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 4
Unknown Faro Fan
1981 Cardworks 67
Unknown Bluff Fan Multiple Shift bluff spacing, all go to the bottom
1981 Magic from which Memories are Made! 125
Walt Lees Bluff Spacing Multiple Shift into fan
Inspired by 1981 More Professional Card Tricks 5
Jon Racherbaumer Drawing a Blank tips on the reverse fan
1982 Card Finesse 58
Jon Racherbaumer Jog-Podge Control finessed, with fan
1982 Card Finesse 125
Unknown Small Packet Fan Faro
1982 Best of Friends 260
Unknown Step Fan
1983 The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 150
Frank Simon, Paul LePaul Bluff Spacing Fan
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 73
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 48
Martin A. Nash Disarming Hide-Out fanning deck while cards are in Gambler's Cop
Jan. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 873
Unknown Faro Fan
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1232
Dai Vernon Mental Five one of five, using pressure fan hideout
Inspired by 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 243
Dai Vernon, Max Malini Peek Control holding break as deck is balanced on fingers, then step fan (1939)
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 29
Frederick Braue Braue Fan Jog fan with a retained jogged card
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 17
Unknown Sliding Key Force card under fan
1985 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 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 13
Dan MacMillan Pressure Fan Cull during the square up
Variations 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 61
Edward Marlo Olram's Fan Cull
Inspired by 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 71
Juan Tamariz Concealment in Left Hand Fan TPC
1989/91 Sonata 36
Alex Elmsley, John Bannon False False Shuffle faro fan
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 27
Alex Elmsley Jog Fan brief
1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 14
Unknown Bluff Spacing Fan Distribution cards together but look apart
1992 Modus Operandi 35
Bill Kalush Almost Immediately card taken from fan is known instantly, faro fan
July 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2242
Unknown Bluff Spacing Fan Distribution
1993 Profile (Issue 12) 10
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 341
Juan Tamariz Concealment in Left Hand Fan
1994 The Tamariz Perpendicular Control 10
Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan reverse fan version
Related to 1995 Cardshark 51
Unknown The Reverse One-handed Fan with blank application
1995 Card College - Volume 1 182
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
1997 Alex Is At It Again 21
Unknown Reverse Fan spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Unknown The Amateur Mindreader spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Also published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
David Solomon Right-Handed Triumph faced deck, biased pressure fan
Also published here 1997 Solomon's Mind 145
Andrew Wimhurst The Fan Control fanning with four jogged cards
Related to 1998 Down Under Deals 7
Dai Vernon Fan and Step
1998 Card College — Volume 3 536
Paul LePaul The LePaul Automatic Jog-Control
1998 Card College — Volume 3 538
Unknown The Diagonal Insertion and Fan
1998 Card College — Volume 3 540
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
1999 Classic Handlings 31
David Regal Reverse Fan Placement reverse fan with face-up cards as pointers to insert cards
Related to 1999 Close-Up & Personal 20
Baltazar Fuentes Cutting the Aces Aces put in different positions in fan with some fake spacing, found
1999 Arempi II 28
Chuck Smith The Regular Double-Fan force application, also for half forcing deck
2000 Tools Of The Trade 12
Chuck Smith The Regular Reverse Fan double fan application
2000 Tools Of The Trade 14
Neal Elias Peek & Cut Control peek, then fan with step and cut
Inspired byRelated to 2000 Gambling Notes 13
Paul Curry Fan Force with reverse fan
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 284
Steve Beam The Ripper two cards are lost and found using incomplete faro fan and Mary Kinson's "Fan-See Card"
Inspired by
  • Mary Kinson's "Fan-See Card" in Lewis Ganson's "Routines Manipulations"
Also published here
2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 14
Darwin Ortiz Biased Pressure Fan half the deck face-up, looks face down
Related to 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 190
Thomas Baxter The Fan Cop
2002 The Action Cop 21
David Regal Hidden Face-up Cards in Face-Down Reverse Fan
Related to 2002 Constant Fooling 1 76
Bob King Four Card Control cards inserted in fan with crimp (bluff spacing), then overhand shuffle sequence
2002 The Breather 3 6
Dai Vernon Fan with Step
2003 Card Fictions 54
Allan Ackerman The HP Action Hidden Packet maneuver, underneath thumb fan
2005 Ackerman 2004 9
Allan Ackerman The HP Half Pass Hidden Packet maneuver, under cover of thumb fan
2005 Ackerman 2004 11
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
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 126
Edward Marlo Faro Jog setting up for Alex Elmsley's faro fan
Related to 2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 161
Steve Beam Reverse Blank Fan
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 59
Steve Beam The Fertilizer Spreader forcing a card from a spread, reverse spread
  • Triple Strength Fertilizer Spreader
  • Surplus Fertilizer
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 226
Unknown Hideout Move card hidden behind fan
2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 62
Kevin Ho Repainted Blank fan visually changes to fan with indices
2008 Smooth Operations 54
Unknown Hidden Face-up Cards in Face-Down Reverse Fan cards inserted next to them
2009 Route 52 58
Unknown Blank Reverse Fan tip
2010 One Degree 4
Unknown Reverse Fan
2013 Lecture Notes 24
Cardini Cardini's Vanishing Stripe using Cardini / Peaux Deaux cards, strip of card fan disappears
2013 Nukes 70
Allan Ackerman HP Move displacement of packet under fan, "Hidden Packet"
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 226
Steve Beam El Desgarrador two cards are lost and found using incomplete faro fan and Mary Kinson's "Fan-See Card"
Inspired by
  • Mary Kinson's "Fan-See Card" in Lewis Ganson's "Routines Manipulations"
Also published here
2014 El Cardquistador 10
Allec Blanco Crimped Fan Corner crimp during one handed fan
2015 Glimpse into My Mind 4
Yves Carbonnier Le Contrôle en Éventail
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2016 Notes de Causerie 28
Paul LePaul Controle des Trois Cartes three card control, bluff spacing in fan
Related to 2016 Transmutatione Royale 4
Frank Shields Right-Handed Pressure Fan suggestion
Also published here 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 15
Jack Carpenter Scarne's Dream deck is fanned and instantly four outjogged Aces appear in fan
Variations 2017 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
2017 A New Angle 148
Steve Beam The Ripper two cards are lost and found using Mary Kinson's "Fan-See Card"
Inspired by
  • Mary Kinson's "Fan-See Card" in Lewis Ganson's "Routines Manipulations"
Also published here
2017 52 33
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 104
Johnny Thompson Brainweave Force Deck faro fan
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 105
Harry Riser Fan with Break pressure fan with break, results in step
2018 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
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 177
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
2018 Repertoire 65
Asi Wind Folded Under Pressure fourths, fan cover
Inspired by 2018 Repertoire 121
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
2018 Solomon's Secrets 85
Alex Elmsley Faro Fan
2019 Paper Work 22
Yves Carbonnier Le Contrôle en Éventail
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 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 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 252
Unknown Step Fan
2019 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 27
Allan Ackerman HP Multiple Shift "Hidden Packet", with fan displacement
Inspired by May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 1 (Spring #2)) 194
Marty Kane Trickle-Down Theory card apparently flutters from the top to the bottom of a face-down fan
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 197
Lorenz Schär Fan Fiction production of a card in a fan, also as a finish for an Ace Assembly
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 312