Paul Curry is a name that captures the attention of magicians everywhere, thanks to his famous card trick Out Of This World. Invented by Curry back in 1942, it remains an absolute staple for the self-working card enthusiast.
Not to be overlooked, however, was Curry's initial blast onto the magic scene five years earlier. Launched in 1937, Touch was (and still is) by any measure, a superlative card mystery. Over the years, variations from the experts have appeared in print. Some of these have been downright disappointing because they have been far too complicated, or like Curry's original, the burden of fakes weighs them down.
Eighty-five years down the track and now Ian Baxter offers his brand-new version. Reviewer David Jones writes as follows:
"Easy Touch is a powerful prediction of a freely chosen card. Stunning in effect and simple in execution, this baffling card mystery relies more on devious handling rather than difficult sleight of hand. It is entirely impromptu and can be performed with a borrowed deck. A very handy addition to any card man's repertoire."
What are you waiting for? Priced at a very low $6.00.
1st edition 2022, PDF 4 pages.
word count: 1285 which is equivalent to 5 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Christian Mach (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Wednesday 15 February, 2023
I think Mr Baxter's version of Touch is very good, and I will try this version.
But I removed one star :
- because it is difficult for me to understand the details of one of the moves (I understand the steps of this move on the whole, but I'm not sure of the position of the hands or the cards),
- because I'm not sure to realize how the whole trick must look like.
As in "Himber happening", another very good trick from Mr. Baxter, this trick is based on a choreography and on some misdirection.
And to well understand this choreography, a video would be the best solution. There could at least be pictures.