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Topic: Aces assembly with punch
Message: Posted by: TeddyBoy (Oct 25, 2019 06:50PM)
Due to time limitations I would like member input as to which of the following aces assembly has the most "punch." I just don't have the time to give proper attention to all of them.

1) Hitchcock aces (Ortiz)
2) Jazz aces (Ortiz version)
3) MacDonald aces (?, but I have Derek Dingle version)
4) Follow the leader (Harry Lorayne)
5) Slow motion aces (Dai Vernon)
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 26, 2019 08:39AM)
The one where they pick a pile and you make the other kings appear in that packette.
Message: Posted by: MGordonB (Oct 27, 2019 11:54AM)
[quote]On Oct 26, 2019, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
The one where they pick a pile and you make the other kings appear in that packette. [/quote]

That would be Macdonaldís Aces. Very good trick, but uses gaffs. I like Jazz Aces
Message: Posted by: peppermeat2000 (Nov 7, 2019 02:24PM)
The spectator cannot select the pile where the 4 aces appear in MacDonalds Aces...unless you used magicians choice. The original routine uses the leader ace premise to determine where the 4 aces end up.

Mr.Townsend might be referring to another ace assembly.
Message: Posted by: bobmag56 (Nov 7, 2019 03:18PM)
MacDonalds Aces from Frank Garcia in New Stars of Magic is excellent, but does use gimmicked cards. I did have Jazz Aces which I think used ordinary cards and is very nice.
Message: Posted by: ejohn (Nov 13, 2019 09:12AM)
For an excellent non-gaffed ace assembly, check out Lorayneís Fantastic Ace Assembly at https://youtu.be/mUvZZ0LBjGA. It on his Best Ever DVD set.
Message: Posted by: magicwiia (Dec 20, 2019 05:17PM)
To the OP - I am not familiar enough to select from your options. Here are the two best Aces assemblies with a surprise ending that I know of:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K8nZyu7ds4 - Amazing ending and absolutely off-the-charts smooth performance especially in the last pack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVyQG-7rS5Y - Didn't see it coming
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Jan 3, 2020 05:35AM)
Wow! Thanks for the links, magicwilia. I watched the second video and enjoyed it thoroughly. The construction (if that's the word I want) is clever because of the way the goblet captures our attention and shapes our expectations. Anyone know if this is written up somewhere? Meanwhile, ejohn, I have to look at my Best Ever V. 1 and see whether Lorayne's FAA is on it. I now realize that I like Ace Assemblies!
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Jan 3, 2020 05:46AM)
P. S. I got lucky -- FAA is on V. 1. Another great one. So Harry, I have a question for you. Given that your FAA resembles a coin-assembly effect, a bit like a matrix effect, have you created the "cards" equivalent of a "backfire" matrix? At least I *think* "backfire" is the word: where all the Aces seem to have assembled at one corner, but at the end they're suddenly back in their original corners. I ask because I have a little story to go with such effects. My patter would probably go better with a "coins" version, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with a "cards" version too.

Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Feb 13, 2020 02:55PM)
No Backfire is when 3 join one ! Reverse is when They Go back to the 4 Corners !
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Feb 15, 2020 09:04AM)
Just as I read the word "backfire" I thought to myself, I'm going to tell Bob to contact Dave Neighbors. haha! Next Post..... David Neighbors! As far as I am convinced Dave is the king of backfires!

I am not familiar enough with those choices that Teddy mentioned. but I can say McDonalds aces blew my doors when I bought Michael Ammars ETMCM vhs.....yes, VHS!
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Feb 15, 2020 09:26AM)
Hey, thanks, Dollarbill! I have a couple of David's books, and they're great. Both have matrix-like routines with coins. Not sure about cards... David?
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Feb 15, 2020 08:38PM)
Hi Bob,
Yea I have some Card Assembly's I know I have reverse Assembly's Not sure on Backfire's I Would to look !
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Feb 15, 2020 09:32PM)
Hi Bob,
Here is an Assembly But it is not in print yet ! https://www.facebook.com/david.neighbors1/videos/10221215757361957/?t=7

Let me Know If the Link does not Work ?
Message: Posted by: Sean (Feb 21, 2020 11:29AM)
Iím fond of Jazz Aces. Eight cards, no gaffs, nothing extraneous.
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Feb 21, 2020 12:42PM)
Hi David,

I wrote to you a few days ago, but I must have forgotten to hit "send." Would you have time to post your video on youtube, as I'm not on facebook?


Message: Posted by: Bob G (Feb 21, 2020 12:48PM)
Actually, never mind. I clicked on the link and was able to watch. Nice touch to put the cards just barely touching the kings -- makes everything look open. And nice surprise ending. I was flummoxed. :)

Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Feb 21, 2020 02:37PM)
Thanks Bob ,

I hope to get A Newer Handling Taped And Out Some time This Year! :)
Message: Posted by: fonda57 (May 3, 2020 02:46AM)
Get the book Focus by Phil Goldstein. Lots of good assemblies
Message: Posted by: Bob G (May 3, 2020 12:27PM)
Thanks, Fonda57. I have the book. If you have time I'd be interested to hear a few assemblies in it that you recommend. Not a big deal -- last time I checked I can still read. :)
Message: Posted by: fonda57 (Aug 12, 2020 02:15AM)
How about Jack Carpenters Experts Portfolio? Excellent backfire assembly. Or good ol JC Wagner. Or both
Message: Posted by: Gennovense (Aug 23, 2020 11:56PM)
I really like John Guastaferro's Ace Assembly.
Message: Posted by: fonda57 (Sep 18, 2020 11:57PM)
Bob G-- sorry I took so long getting back to you. In the book Focus I like Immediate Aces and Jumping Bean Aces. Both are more like jazz aces, and also very magical and no gimmicks.
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Sep 19, 2020 10:49AM)
Thanks, fonda57. Not a problem -- humans aren't as fast as the technology we've created. I'll look those up; in my browsing I didn't come across those titles. "Jumping Bean Aces" is such a great title that I don't even care what the effect is! :)

Message: Posted by: fonda57 (Sep 19, 2020 05:28PM)
We were talking Focus by Phil Goldstein, right?
Message: Posted by: Bob G (Sep 19, 2020 06:32PM)
Yes, that's the one. I'm sure the tricks are there. I haven't examined the book exhaustively.