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Vernon without question. . .
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Another vote for Dai Vernon
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And Dai for me too!
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On 2008-05-08 19:29, Justin R wrote:
Does Roger Smith's "Maxi Twist" count? I really like that one.

It Should! I am a HUGE fan of Roger's work and that one is a KILLER!
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Another vote for Vernon's original.

In my mind, this routine is perfect, there is no better way to achieve the effect than what Vernon came up with. It is completely clean. To a spectator, there are absolutely zero moves.
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Where is Vernon's routine in print?
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Fred Kaps version, my favourite, easy to do. Yoy can find the explanation in Fred Kaps lecture.

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On 2008-06-18 21:39, Corbett wrote:
Where is Vernon's routine in print?
look at the first reply to your original query...the answer is there.
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Thanks much Dom.
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I still love the original by Dai Vernon's.

Guy Hollingworth's Waving the Aces is also excellent.
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Another vote for Dai's. This was the first card trick I wanted to learn when I first became serious about cards because it was just so magical to watch. It has to be one of my favorite tricks of all time.
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The most magical looking for sure might be "Asher Twist" by Lee Asher.


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I'll have to say Dai Vernon's as well (although the Asher Twist is a very close second).

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With due respect to da Professor, Lee Asher's "Asher Twist" is a really, really nice effect. Very quick and hard hitting.

As a side note, because of the method and angle sensitivity, it's a much better opener than doing later in a show...

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[quote]On 2008-05-09 09:51, Paul wrote:
You could try "Twist In a Glass" by Paul Hallas. In can be found on the "Clever Card Magic' DVD, some early notes of his or the upcoming "Magic From The Overground" book due out from H & R Books later this year.

As a follow up to the above, Paul's MAGIC FROM THE OVERGROUND is expected to ship from the printer in Michigan at the end of July.
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Jon Racherbaumer's 'Good Turns 2.0' is available to members of his site and well worth reading. 56 pages on Twisting the Aces, starting with a potted history of the effect, then more handlings than you can shake a stick at.

Beginning with Vernon's original, then explaining variations by Marlo, Walker, Forton, Hamman, Castillon, Racherbaumer, Smith, Bannon, England, Jennings, Goldstein, Alford, Duvivier, Cervon, Iglesis, Kane and Walton, suffice it to say it it well worth reading by anyone seriously interested in this plot.

Hallas' essential 'Small But Deadly' deserves to be in the library of every lover of card magic and is the best go-to reference work on this plot as well as (almost) all the others! He will (of course) point you in the direction of the original, but even better, he will also inform you of the best version of any of the many variations you may care to investigate. Easily the most referenced book in my library.

Paul, I'm very much looking forward to this new book too. It seems like it has been a long time coming. I've been sorely tempted to nick the title on several occasions! Congratulations mate, it should be a bestseller. One word of caution, though - make sure when you send it to Genii for review you do so on a month when Mike Close is doing the reviews Smile


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Paul Gordon's cardmans twisting the aces is by far the supreme version. It'll even fool magicians. PG is a genius.
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Thank You, Andi.

Cardmans Twisting The Aces (PROTEAN CARD MAGIC) is one of my favourites, too. I originally devised it just to fool Alex Elmsley when I met him. It didn't, but he liked my handling a lot.

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I like JC Wagner's "Twisted Underground Transposition" from The Commercial Magic of J. C. Wagner.

The kings and aces are separated into two piles. The kings turn face down one at a time, and then magically switch places with the four face down aces.

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I've looked at quite a few and never found one I liked more than the original. It is so elegant and archetypal that I feel any additional climaxes are just "gilding the lily" and taking away from the effect.
Still, I haven't seen all of the routines listed above.
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