Elliott Terral

"The Greatest Popover in the World" with Ricky Smith

"Hello Team!

Dan, Dave and I went to Las Vegas for a magic convention. Lee Asher was there, I believe he was living there at the time and working at Caesar’s Magical Empire, and we were well acquainted with his awesomeness. However, Aaron Fisher was going to be at this convention, and it would be Dan and Dave’s first time meeting him.

Lee quickly concocted a plan to cause intrigue and excitement to occur at this glorious first meeting, since Aaron would only have slight interest in their glorious card flourishing abilities. We would start the rumour that Dan and Dave did Aaron’s One Hand Popover better than anyone in the world...including Aaron himself!

It was very exciting to be involved in this glorious scheme, and I spent most of the convention on the lookout for Mr. Fisher while simultaneously tingling with excitement. Dan and Dave were unfazed.

There he was! The meeting was about to take place!

We were ushered over by Lee Asher, and Dan and Dave played coy with regard to their One Hand Popover prowess. Finally they, I think it was Dan, did the move for Aaron. The jig was up. He said, “Well, the popover was fine, but your card spring is one of the best I’ve ever seen.” (This quote is probably different from the original due to decades of time occurring in between the incident and the writing).

I was so proud!

Here is a free tutorial on the Spring!"

- delightful and insightful wisdom from the inimitable Richard C. Smith. Photo credit to Benjamin Pratt at As Is NYC.

Elliott Terral

As a cofounder of ArtofMagic.com, Elliott is dedicated to advancing our art and honing our craft. While not a professional magician, his enthusiasm for intimate performance and his attention to detail, coupled with his knuckle-busting chops, have provided him valuable insight into why good, powerful magic is essential to elevating the public's perception of our community.

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