Tag Archives: Jon Racherbaumer


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – January 2011

Tony Slydini consults with a young Jon Racherbaumer Some gimmicked cards have a sporadic life. They come on the scene, arouse interest for a time, and then fade from view. Such a gimmicked card is the Acrobatic Card, a card with a tensile, longitudinal half-flap that folds over from side-to-side. It is like the spring-flap […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – Sept 2010

“If you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun.”– Katherine Hepburn “It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s whether I win or lose”– A Wise Guy Spade & Archer Henchman Before Hurricane Katerina blew into the Big Easy five years ago, blowing away in the process Harry Anderson’s “dreamy situation,” he had […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – July 2010

Connectivity is one of today’s ruling buzzwords. By the time you read this installment, the Essential Magic Conference will be history. This will have been an explosive experiment in “connectivity” and will usher in a new era in how magicians will learn, share, and collaborate. This of course should not suggest that the old-style magic […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – May 2010

ROCK ON#4May – 2010 Old-timers are told they have too much free time. The chide goes something like this: “After all, how long does it take to refill prescription drugs, walk your dog, locate misplaced objects, restring a yo-yo, read your local Ring Report in The Linking Ring, and reconstruct the 21-Card Trick?” They are […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – April 2010

ROCK ON – 3 April 2010 – Jon Racherbaumer TONY SLYDINI (September 1, 1900 – January 15th, 1991) Slydini was a rarity. One of the downsides of being one of a kind is that when a rarity passes from the scene, he or she is extinct. What remains for a while are fragments and shadows. […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – March 2010

Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer March 2010 Borgesian Nightmare: When I dreamily fell down the “rabbit hole” of magicland at the age of fourteen, the number of seminal books on the bookshelves in magic shops occupied a 12-foot shelf. Supplementing these substantial volumes were lots of flimsy booklets providing tips with thumb tips, ways to […]


PS – Joe Stevens

And now, I introduce my good friend, and someone we are very proud to feature in the value added content area of Stevens Magic’s website – Jon Racherbaumber. Jon has a tremendous “Rock On” contribution this month in both content and variety, including a value added routine for Masuda’s WOW available at Stevens Magic. Stevens […]


Personally Speaking – Jon Racherbaumer – Jan. 2010

ROCK ON – Jon Racherbaumer I am very proud and fortunate to have my good friend and respected magician/author – Jon Racherbaumer, providing contributions for Stevens Magic Emporium. Jon and I have a long, rich history and I have always admired his sharp mind and wit. The man is exceptionally well read and equally talented […]