Triumph and Triumph Again

Magic download (video) by Asi Wind
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Triumph and Triumph Again

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Magic download (video) by Asi Wind ($14.40)

From the mind that brought you A.A.C.A.A.N and Double Exposure comes the next evolution in a classic of magic.

Asi Wind, one of the greatest modern conjurors, shares with us Triumph and Triumph Again, a brilliant addendum to John Bannon’s Play it Straight Triumph. Triumph and Triumph Again enters the magic community offering a fresh approach to the original effect, while also providing a baffling finale.

Two spectators are asked to make separate selections- one to be placed immediately face down, the other remembered. The pack is then shuffled face-up and face-down, only to be spread moments later to show the cards have returned to normal face-down position, except for twelve like-suited cards in order! It’s discovered that the card needed to complete the sequence is the one that’s been on the table since the start of the effect.

A spectator is then invited to shuffle the pack themselves, and the trick is repeated to reveal the second selection of an entirely different suit. Finally, the first selection transforms into the second for a startling conclusion.

Learn in intricate detail directly from the master himself. Also as an added bonus you’ll enjoy a second version (and our personal favorite), in which a failed performance turns in favor of the magician.


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  • Simon asks: First, I am a deaf professional magician. I am interested in ordering Triumph & Triumph Again but I am not quite sure about what the dealer asks two spectators. Does he ask them to name their respective cards before facing the fan of cards and the card reveals from under the deck at the conclusion. Please clarify before I can decide to purchase the trick. Will I be able to follow instructions?? I'd love to have captions of the instructions for deaf conjurers. Simon Carmel West Palm Beach, FL email:

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This download is unfortunately not closed captioned at this stage. The participants can name their cards if you would like, but it is not part of the method.
    • 2. Isaac answers: Hi Simon, You may find a very similar routine by Asi in his book, “Repertoire,” it is titled not-so-straight trump The description of the trick is extremely similar to what is shown in the video Triumph and Triumph Again Here’s a description of the effect from the book: “A spectator selects a card and, without lookin at it, places it in his pocket. A second spectator selects a card, shows it to the audience (let’s say it’s the Seven of Spades), and puts it back in the deck. The performer cuts the deck into four packets and turns two of them face up. He shuffles the packets together, until all the cards are mixed face up and face down. He spreads the deck, and all the cards are face down except for twelve face-up cards — all Heats arranged in numerical order. Upon closer inspection, the Four of Hearts is missing, and that happens to be the card in the first spectator’s pocket. The performer shuffles the cards once more and asked the second spectator to name his chosen card (the Seven of Spades). The deck is spread again, but this time every Spade is face up and in numerical order; the only one missing, of course, it the Seven of Spades. As a final surprise, the Fours of Hears that seconds ago was removed from the spectator’s pocket has now changed into the Seven of Spades.” The book: The book review (review is CC) Contents of the book:
  • Robert asks: Dies this trick use any gimmicks and sleights or is this just a stacked deck which you force to different suits on two spectators??

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This trick is ungaffed. We do not discuss the specifics of method in this area.
  • Eric asks: Could we discuss the method through email? Just email the method to me I would really like to know how it works! The letter F in a rows maybe? I didn't see the whole performance correct?

    • 1. Tony answers: Sorry, we can't. I'm afraid that you need to buy it if you want to know the secret.
    • 2. Eric answers: I'm just kidding. It was a Joke. I have a dry sense of humor.
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  • B asks: Hi I've watched the performances and think this is just outstanding....My question is how difficult are the moves? I'm an intermediate hobbyist and can perform the usual techniques and basic moves, but nothing knuckbusting. Thanks, just want to know whether I could pull this off with practice of course!

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This will take a lot of practice for a hobbyist.
  • Jan Vraagaard asks: Does the method of this trick lend it self to a stand up version. I do tablehopping and never has the chance to sit down during an effect.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You would need a table to perform this unfortunately.
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Customer reviews for Triumph and Triumph Again



This is a mind-blowing trick ! One of the best items I have ever purchase. I highly recommend it especially when you are a Triumph fan like I am. The explination are really detailed and easy to follow. It is one of (if it's not THE) best Triumph routine of all time !



This is another high quality release from Asi Wind. The method is smart and fun to pull off. With so many different forms of Triumph out there, it can be easy to assume you know all you need to, but the second wave of this trick amplifies the effect phenomenally. I highly recommend Asi's work here and look forward to more of it in the future.



I've seen many different variations of triumph throughout my education in magic, but none of these compare to Asi's extremely visual and seemingly free rendition. I admire with the upmost respect; Asi's pragmatic method in all his effects, especially this one. With the double kick at the end, this truly does make this specific effect without doubt one of the best triumphs out there.



Triumph and Triumph Again is one of my favorite effects. I prefer the second version, because I think that a little bit of drama is always a good thing. As always, the teaching is very clear and Asi repeats his instructions several times at the most difficult parts. You can't go wrong with Asi!



Very clever triumph and good method I give 5 stars like all asi's tricks



I do not normally advocate the combining of effects. But what Asi Wind has created here is a perfectly motivated and logical addition to the Triumph effect. Cheers!



Asi Wind does it again! A beautiful routine, perfect structure and a killer finish. I just love it, and you will too.



Asi Wind never disappoints. His effects are always so well thought out, clever and pack a big punch. This is no exception. However, I would possibly disagree with this being rated as amateur. I consider myself reasonably proficient with a deck of cards but there are one or two moves (false shuffles) required within this which may not be within the grasp of an amateur without some work or practice and these techniques are not taught in any depth on this tutorial.








This is a superb effect. I have not looked at the solution to this effect. Having performed Bannon’s effect for years, I am having difficulty with solving this effect. Fortunately, the explanation awaits me. So very simple and convincing.



I cannot express enough my love for the magic of Asi Wind. I love how he focus on impossible effects no matter the skill required to achieving them. Something that everybody should strive for. His dedication to the craft it's an inspiration in and of itself.

His effects requires skills and dedication and cannot be mastered in a matter of hours. So, if you're looking for a triumph effect that will surprise your audience you're better off with one the many alternatives (the original one probably being your best option). But if you want to truly astonish your audience, well you've come to the right place.

Asi Wind doesn't hold anything back and as always will explain any step in great and many details with some bonus alternatives to the performance. If you're willing to put effort into your magic and spend many hours on this effect, you'll love it.



Asi Wind's Trumph and Triumph again is sort of a doubled Bannon 'Play It Straight Triumph'--kind a a Bannon squared.

Wind has two versions of the trick: either two spectators pick cards of different suits--say one spades and the other hearts. As in the Bannon triumph, the first card is found when the magician shuffles the deck upside up to upside down, fairly, and, miraculously, all cards are face down, except for the one of the first selections suit and those cards are in order. The only spade missing in the sequence is the spectators card. After collecting the cards and reshuffling in an upside down to upside up fashion, the second spectator's card is found in the same way. Impossibly, now all the cards are face down except for the hearts which are now in sequence, the only card missing is the second spectator's card. In the second version, the spectator chooses a card, say a spade. When spread, all the cards in hearts are face up in sequence, except for the value of the missing card. After the miscall, the magician shuffles once and corrects--now when spread, the cards magically 'correct' themselves and now the sequence is in spades with the spectator's exact card missing.

Wind's Triumph, is well, a true Triumph. It is a knock-the-ball-out-of-the-park fooler and represents an order of magnitude augmentation of Bannon's effect. Wind's instruction is crystal clear and he takes the time to explain everything thoroughly.

The upside to this trick is that it layers a more impossible effect on top of and already impossible effect, using almost zero sleight of hand and really only in the second effect. The key is in the set up and some very devious structure and thinking. In the trailer, he presents the effect at the Magic Castle for John Lovick and Jason Alexander (among others) and you can see in their faces that they are completely blown away.

The downside to this trick is that you will have to double the set up of the Bannon trick. I could see how you could set up Bannon's version pretty easily from a shuffled deck. It would be very difficult to do that with this version, and Wind even suggests setting up the deck before you start. So you are either looking at a great opener or doing a deck switch. There will also be those that feel that the 'too perfect' principle applies here--the Bannon triumph is already an amazingly implausible trick--does it really need a second phase? Doing it twice with the same deck may just be way too good.... (Actually, if there is a criticism for a trick, 'too good' would probably be a complement.)

Then again, I bought this because I just had to know how he did it. And not only is the result elegant it relies on some incredibly devious, out-of-the-box thinking. You can know the Bannon triumph and still be totally blown away by the second phase. I mean, how does he do that? That in and of itself is worth the price of admission, I think. (The fact that it stymied Lovick and Alexander made me feel at least a little better!)

I haven't gotten to the point where I would perform this except for my family. Not only because of the set up but because you really need to get the procedure down cold so it looks as casual as it is magical. This will clearly come with practice.

I have to say, though, Wind is simply the man. Recommended.





Excellent explanation beautiful effect


Bro. Paul

When I watched the trailer of Triumph and Triumph Again, I was just looking to be entertained because I love the Triumph effect. So many variations and moves that make it a very crazy hobby in itself. Did it entertain me? Are you kidding me? From a guy that has three of, what I feel, the best Triumph tricks under his belt, I was creamed. What a fun experience for an ‘ol guy to laugh out loud in a quiet room, by himself. Yes. I will now have four Triumph effects in my Arsenal of Magic. This is a gem indeed. ~ Bro. Paul West







This is a steal at the Summer Sale discount price...frankly, it's a steal at the regular price. The ability to repeat the miracle immediately is absolutely killer. And the reactions on the trailer are most definitely sincere...This fries everyone, even "in-the-know" magicians. Thanks for Asi for sharing this wonder.





First of all this is a really good Triumph. It's a mirical to the spectator. And I really enjoy doing this Piece of Magic.
However I'm not happy with the trailer.
If you could see the whole Performance you easily could figure out how he done the trick because ist based on an other really common Triumph. So basically they are cheating on the Trailer. I don't like that.

Triumph and Triumph Again by Asi Wind