Doug Conn – Pinky Swear
A collection of miracles utilizing the Pinky Count and Pass.
“Doug Conn will make your pinky count for something that is potentially amazing and flexibly useful, proving little things can mean a lot.” – Jon Racherbaumer
“I’m a lucky guy. I have HOURS of Doug Conn on tape, this, from when I wrote a book of his wonderful material. My footage is raw, it’s GREAT, but it doesn’t have the creative, editing touches that Rich Aviles has applied to this excellent download. The illusive pinky count, the elusive classic pass, man, here are some wonderful tips, clear explanations, and creative/fooling/wonderful routines that use them. I only hope that Doug and Rich have about 30 more downloads coming that continue to showcase Doug’s fooling and inspiring, real-world approach to legerdemain.” – Paul Cummins
In 1999, Paul Cummins wrote the book Tricks of My Trade, introducing Doug Conn to the world. It sold out.
Since then, Doug has been focusing on real world performances and now, 13 years later, he is back with this new 45 minute long downloadable video where he proves once again that he can rock your world.
First, Doug will teach you the Pinky Count and how he handles the Pass (riffle, dribble and classic variations). Everything you need to know is described, from every angle, so you can start using these elusive techniques in your own work.
Then you learn the tricks, six of them. Oooh, boy, these are some good ones. Even with the knowledge that he is using the Pinky Count and Pass, you will be fooled by the devious structure of each one. Your audiences don’t even have a chance.
This downloadable video contains a full DVDs-worth of content and it is yours for only $12.
Here’s what you get:
// Intro //
// Techniques //
Pinky Count Overview
Doug details the mechanics of the Pinky count and its many uses: Breaks for double turnovers, TILT, obtaining deep breaks (Braue, Atfus, etc.), he discusses what sparked his interest in the move and describes a great drill to help you get started.
Doug leaves no detail untouched when teaching you his personal handling of the pass which has evolved from ideas by Derek Dingle, Mark Aspiazu and others. The riffle, dribble and classic variations of the pass are taught. Multiple camera angles and split screen teaching insures you learn the real secrets to an invisible pass.
// Tricks //
Coincidice / Fourtunate / Random Specificity
Three unique tricks using cards, dice and a bit of coincidence. Coincidice and Fourtunate provide a unique synergistic surprise while Random Specifity allows you to perform the effect impromptu with selected cards.
Following a flashy ace production (a bonus routine) you gobsmack the brain with the apparently moveless Magic Spell: The aces are shuffled into genuinely different sections of the deck and then, without hesitation, spelled to.
Legendary Ace Cutting
Remember John Scarne’s legendary ace cutting demonstration? Now you can do it. The aces are shuffled into a borrowed deck and then genuinely cut to.
An Artistic Application
Two freely (really) chosen colors magically appear on a selected card. The two colors are then magically blended into one new color and the card is handed out as a souvenir.
Work on the Open Index
Gain full control over every single card in the deck. Doug opens up new possibilities by allowing spectators to freely name cards rather than removing them from the deck and have them under your control almost instantly, without the slightest glance at the deck.