Click to enlarge The ultimate Topit Tapes, now on DVD!
When these tapes were made in 1983, Michael was well on his way towards carving out an
unmatched legacy in the magic field. By that time he had already used these techniques to
win the Gold Medal for the WORLD SLEIGHT OF HAND title in Lausanne, Switzerland, as
well as Close Up Magician of the Year and Lecturer of the Year from the Academy of
Following the release of these tapes, Michael went on to receive both the Close up Magician
of the Year and Lecturer of the Year from the Academy of Magical Arts for a second time.
Then, again using some of the techniques taught here, he went on to also receive their
Parlour Magician of the Year.
As a performer, Michael has appeared on Johnny Carson’s THE TONIGHT SHOW twice and
The Merv Griffin Show ten times! He has performed privately in the homes of Hugh Hefner and Michael Jackson,
served as magic consultant for David Copperfield and Doug Henning T.V. specials, authored 7 Best Selling books of
original magic, starred in 23 instructional video tapes, and published THE MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL.
It has been said that others may teach magic, but Michael creates magicians. An understanding made possibly only
through experience, combines with a rare gift for teaching and a sincere desire for quality to make these tapes
genuine classics in the field of magic!
Introduction to the Topit-
The BEST way to see EXACTLY what the advancements in design are, where the Topit goes, and how to use it. Perfect for developing a firm beginning foundation based on understanding. Along with an introduction to the Topit, you will see an explanation of all of the Basic Topiting Actions, along with other variations and applications, such as THE DECK VANISH. Also included are several clips from National T.V. appearances of performances using these techniques.
Advanced Topit Applications-
This is a more in-depth study of the power of the Topit.
Beginning with a performace for lay people using the Topit, you can see explicit explanations of everything! These are full routines and advanced techniques that require more skill and a better understanding of magic. You’ll find a performance and full explanation of THE FOUR COIN ROUTINE, MATRIX, THE DECK SWITCH (RAZORED DECK), THE FUNKEN RING, THE BALL AND SILK, and MORE!
What Others Have Said....
“Virtually anyone can make their magic better with these techniques. This is priceless information from the expert"
- DAI VERNON
“An important and lasting contribution to the Art. As important and basic to the working magician as the pass to
cards or the shell to billiard balls"
- MARK WILSON
“One of the most fantastically useful utility items ever invented for the stand up performer, whether he be
working close up, platform, or stage."
- MICKY HADES
“Your work with the Topit is the best I have everseen. Beautiful!”
- MICHAEL SKINNER
Michael’s diabolical design and ultimate application of this PERFECT PRINCIPLE completely combines the ‘real
work’ of sleeving and lapping without any of the restrictions - I don’t leave home without mine!”
- ROGER KLAUSE
Michael’s design and handling of this remarkable device will not only enhance the repertoire of today’s
discerning magicians, but those of the future as well. Every magician should be familiar with this subject.’
- ROSS BERTRAM