Acrobatic Aces by Unknown
Secret to a Perfect Royal Flush by Unknown
Triumph by Dai Vernon
This is a great performance set, with a range of technical demands thrown into the mix. Acrobatic Aces is an easy-to-do, flashy transformation of any 4 cards into any other 4 cards. I find myself using this as a regular way to get into any effect that needs four of a kind.
Secret to a Perfect Royal Flush is certainly one of the top self-working card effects of all time. It’s one of those beautiful effects that literally sets itself up right in front of the audience, and because you are so far ahead, all you have to do is deal 2 rounds of poker and the effect happens by itself!
As for Triumph, well, I’ll never forget Dai Vernon’s reaction when I performed it for him during the filming of the RevelationsSeries. I thought we were just going to talk about the technique, so I just did the moves without the story. Well, the Professor made the point that the story is everything. To just perform the techniques used in this routine without the context is to miss the point entirely, and yet, the special shuffle used in this routine is really amazing, and it’s taught it complete detail here. This isn’t self-working, obviously, but when you perform this routine you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done real sleight-of-hand!
Following the Performance and Explanation of all three routines, I reveal the Real Secret to all three effects, followed by great, close-up, over-the-shoulder SuperPractice Sessions of the entire sequence!
Originally appeared on "Easy To Master Card Miracles Volume 1" DVD.
Michael has been teaching magic for 30 years. Mentored by The Professor, Dai Vernon, Michael began lecturing worldwide back in the early 80's. Since then he has been honored with six magician of the year awards from the Academy of Magical Arts and has been featured on The Tonight Show and David Letterman. His "Easy to Master Card Miracles" are the best-selling magic videos in the world.