#3 in Cards hot-listJ. G. Thompson, Jr's fabulous master-key to card control.
From the introduction by B. W. McCarron, "T-Formation (TF) is a monograph of card sleights that are not at all difficult for the average performer; yet they allow a nice range of performance possibilities. Forces, controls, peeks and even the versatile double lift are all given the 'Thompson treatment.' "
T-Formation teaches the average magician or mentalist an assortment of maneuvers with cards that are easy to execute but full of deceptiveness. In the author's words, T-Formation "enables the performer, with a minimum of effort, to perform many sleights that are basic in card magic."
Not just for magicians, in the hands of a mentalist (who may not be up to speed on many card sleights), T-Formation allows the psychic entertainer to devastate his or her audience with an ESP deck or a borrowed pack of cards, by opening up thousands of card effects that were previously beyond his/her ability.
20 photo illustrations and Thompson's step-by-step instructions make everything clear.
"If you were once frightened by a book of sleights that seemed all thumbs and fingers, you'll find T-Formation extremely easy to follow. The results may even amaze you. Well illustrated with typical [great] Thompson photography." - Sid Lorraine, New Tops magazine
Written by acclaimed author-mentalist J. G. Thompson, Jr., who brought you My Best and co-authored Futuristic Foursome. This card control belongs in every performer's arsenal. Sold for entertainment purposes only. Not intended for gambling purposes.
1st edition 1961, PDF 29 pages.
word count: 8634 which is equivalent to 34 standard pages of text