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Altman Trap

This method of regaining a break was created by Art Altman and first described in Ed Marlo's Advanced Fingertip Control, 1970, p. 147, where it is dated to 1956. (Marlo mentioned it in print before, without an explanation, in both The K. M. Move, 1962, p. 23, and The New Tops, Vol. 6 No. 3, Mar. 1966, p. 30.)