Elliott Terral

Elmsley Count

Elliott Terral explores Alex Elmsley's technique for false-counting four cards as four, explained in Dai Vernon's Twisting the Aces routine within the pages of More Inner Secrets of Card Magic.

Not only does Elliott explain the mechanics of the Elmsley Count and several subtle details that will make your false count effortless and undetectable, he also teaches Vernon's Twisting the Aces routine , with a few minor modern adjustments.


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I always thought my handling of this frequently utilized move was fine. Elliott showed me there is always room for improvement even with what seem to be the simplest sleights. Even if you think you know the Elmsley Count, you will find great lessons in this tutorial!



Very nice version, all should learn or compare



This is a cursory description of the Elmsley Count, perhaps the single most important sleight for packet card tricks. But even though this is a relatively simple move, there are many subtleties that were completely overlooked. You can pick up some of them from the large number of free YouTube videos available. The idea of other counts (e.g., Jordan Count) would have helped, along with more strategies for practicing and mastering the move. It's not so much that the teaching was flawed. There just wasn't enough of it.



Very smooth card moves; very practical advice. The Elmsely Count was a good refresher and fits nicely with his other great videos (Erdnase Color Change, Double Lift, etc.) … great reinforcement of the basics. I like these type of products because they apply to so many different routines. Keep them coming!!



very clear