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Arch Triumphs

by Jon Racherbaumer

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Arch Triumphs by Jon Racherbaumer

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Every card magician will know the Triumph effect:
The performer is recklessly and haphazardly mixing cards face up and face down. Then, without warning or manipulation, this entire disorder is instantly corrected. All of the cards face the same way except for a selection.
The most famous routine is Dai Vernon's "Triumph" originally published in Stars of Magic. However, he probably was influenced by other similar effects that came before. One such routine is Sid Lorraine's "Slop Shuffle".

Jon Racherbaumer will take you through the history of this wonderfully visual effect and will explain and discuss the many variations magicians have developed. In his selected bibliography he references 186 Triumph routines. A good start if you really want to study this plot.

  • Introduction (The story of the floating Triumph.)


  • The S. L. Reversed Card (Sid Lorraine)
  • Hindu Slop (Warren Wiersbe)
  • Slop Ace Production (Jon LeClair)
  • Sloppy Macs (John Lenahan)


  • Stars of Magic Triumph (Dai Vernon)


  • Four-Packet Shuffle (Bill Simon)
  • Old Minor Triumph (Bruce Cervon)
  • The Spectator Works Harder To Triumph (Jon Racherbaumer, Peter Duffie)


  • Color Triumphant (Derek Dingle)
  • Colorful Triumph (Allan Ackerman)
  • Still Not Satisfied To Merely Triumph (Jon Racherbaumer)
  • Unexpected Triumph (Jon Racherbaumer)
  • Clean-up Effect


  • Count-Down Triumph (Fred Braue)
  • Flip-Flop Triumph (Nick Trost)
  • Spade Shuffle Triumphs (Edward Marlo)
  • Zen Triumph (Jon Racherbaumer)
  • Rough-and-Ready Triumph (Edward Marlo)
  • No-Turn Triumph (Edward Marlo)
  • Triumph For Two (Simon Aronson)
  • Cogent Triumph (Bill Goodwin, Lee Freed, Jon Racherbaumer)


1st edition 2003; 45 pages.
word count: 19638 which is equivalent to 78 standard pages of text

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