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|-||====== Top Change with a Packet ======|
|-||Using a top change style of action for switching a packet of cards dates back to the 19th century. Johann Hofzinser used the technique in "The Power of Faith," detailed in Ottokar Fischer's //[[http://askalexander.org/display/15020/J+N+Hofzinser+Kartenkunste/78|Kartenkünste]]//, 1910, p. 65 (see p. 72 of the Sharpe translation //[[http://askalexander.org/display/29356/J+N+Hofzinser+s+Card+Conjuring/76|Hofzinser's Card Conjuring]]//, 1931). Fellow 19th century conjuror, Jean-Jacques-Maurice Talazac used the now-common end grip for the technique. His top change can be found in Camille Gaultier's //[[http://askalexander.org/display/20099/Magic+Without+Apparatus/120|La Prestidigitation Sans Appareils]]//, 1914, p. 100 of the Hugard translation. |
|-||There is a related technique that involves switching packets under the cover of drawing the face-up top card of the packet onto the deck. It was described by Arthur Hastings and David Bendix in "Close-up Top Change II" from //[[http://askalexander.org/display/38684/Hugard+s+magic+monthly/49|Hugard's Magic Monthly]]//, Vol. 14 No. 5., Oct. 1956, p. 481. Hastings and Bendix used a side-step, as in the [[cards:veeser_concept|Veeser Concept]]. Marlo refined the handling by changing the step to a break in "Packet Switches" from //[[http://askalexander.org/display/24792/New+Tops/76|The New Tops]]//, Vol. 5 No. 2, Feb. 1965, p. 24. In his second method he specially mentions the Le Temps Ace switch in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/12474/Expert+Card+Technique/266|Expert Card Technique]]//, 1940, p. 249, which is actually a handling of the Talazac top change.|