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cardguy
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I love performing Ace assemblies or any other effect where cards are separated and all end up in the same pile. Do any of you have any favorite methods or routines in this category? (preferably with un-gaffed cards) My favorite one is Shipwrecked from 21st Century Card Magic by James Swain. Smile
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Dorian Rhodell
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Mike Skinner's Sentimental Aces and Larry Jenning's version of Mc'Donald's Aces. (Even though it uses gaffs). Anyways, those are my two personal favorites.



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Thomas Wayne
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Personal favorites:



1) Open Travelers

2) Stencel Aces

3) L.S.D. Aces (Wesley James)



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Thomas Wayne
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Leeo
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Peter Kane's Jazz Aces is a good effect and fairly easy to perform. I found it in Jerry Mentzer's Packet Tricks.
Doug Byrd
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Non-gimmicked versions:



Queens Debate

Jazz Ace



Gimmicked Versions:



A Dream of Aces
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Jeff
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Peter Kane's Jazz Aces is tops in my book.



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DaveVegas
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I like solo flight aces in Expert card technique (page 254); always has a big impact on the audience.

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I like Jazz aces and Shipwrecked, too. If any of you guys (and girls) read Visions, Great Scott has a cool one on there called Coeur de Lane assembly, where there is an instant repeat. I learned it, and it’s been getting lots of great reactions.
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My favourite ungaffed versions are Gerald Kosky’s One At A Time Aces, A Wagner version from a Harris book, possibly in his own too (in the latter two the spectators think they’ve seen the faces of all the cards placed on the aces. In Kosky’s you show the aces arriving one at a time. Also Ackermann’s Re-Assembled Finale where the cards fly back (but he uses queens rather than aces).

For those of you that like MacDonald’s I used an ungaffed version by Nash some years ago that tries to duplicate the cleaness of it, but is only really suitable for larger audiences. His books have recently been re-published. He has a great presentational touch that I use with MacDonald’s.

For MacDonalds I apparently have the aces selected by spectators, but switch via a Vernon strip out so they think they have seen the backs of the aces initially. I also use a different vanish for each packet (a Krenzel concept) but more or less the Mary Wolf handling from one of the Mendoza books.

Some of the newer assemblies mentioned by others here I have not come across but if you check out some of the stuff mentioned I am sure you will find it worth your while.
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Anyone interested in my "Coeur d' Alene Assembly" may email for the routine. Based on a John Bannon routine from "Mirage," I have done away with the extra card--only four jokers and twelve red cards are used, there are no gaffs, and there is an instant and simultaneous repeat. Plus, it's pretty easy to do!
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Paul S
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How about Vernon's Slow Motion Aces from Stars of Magic? Two versions, one 'easier' the other advanced...Anybody get these down? I just do the Francis Carlyle one from Royal Road. Gaff wise, I think Bod K's Aces in their Faces is rather good. You can do other routines with the gaffs in the deck when you get comfortable with them, like the Hofzinser plot, or a variation of.

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Tilt
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Modern Jazz Aces by Darwin Ortiz is a good one.

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Mark Ennis
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My favorite Ace Assemblies are the MacDonald's Aces (using the laydown sequence from Pallbearers Review by Stuart Judah) and Modern Jazz Aces by Darwin Ortiz.
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Jeff
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I like The Ace Assembly routine from "Sleight of Dave" by Dave Williamson.
Also Jazz Aces.

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MagicalChris
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I recently got Lee Asher's 5 Card Stud, and he teaches an ace production called Thunderbird which is great. I highly suggest the video.

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sw'sfan
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I love Excelsis from The Vernon Chronicles Vol. 1
David Neighbors
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you might like reverse assembly handling from
Ken Simons book, Riffling the pasteboards.

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Paul
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Not come across that Dave, but I do like the reverse assembly plot for aces or coins.

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Hi Paul,

I have one of two left if you like.

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