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This is a really good effect with a nice kicker ending.

Jumbo cards are "cut" literally down the middle....Aldo's handling is easy to do and the effect plays well.
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Great trick, easy to do and has a great impact on spectator. It's on his
"The Essential" DVD along with many other great tricks.
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Absolutly agree. Great effect and easy to do.
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Looking for help/suggestions for when you reach the phase of this routine where the spectator touches/selects one of your face down cards, and they choose the top or bottom card,or one very close to the top/bottom. Given that you need to have two cards b**** the selected one, this gets a bit awkward, especially if it's a card chosen at or near the bottom.

I hesitate to say "pick a card somewhere in the middle" as it seems I'm limiting or forcing their decision, vs allowing it to be totally free choice. Perhaps I'm overly concerned with this aspect.

I'm fairly new to card magic, I love this trick, it's impressed everyone I've shown it to, but I certainly welcome advice and suggestions. So far the situation has not occured, but practicing it has made me think about it happening.
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On 2008-10-20 21:35, MagicMikeMartin wrote:
This is a really good effect with a nice kicker ending.

Jumbo cards are "cut" literally down the middle....Aldo's handling is easy to do and the effect plays well.

Great trick
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I just learned it on my own by watching a demo.I tried it on my wife and she picked the top card.I took the card and slid it under the the top 2 cards and preceeded with the trick she was amazed.Most of time the audience member really don't know what your about to do anyway.

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About two years ago when USPC initially decided to stop its production of Jumbo Bicycle cards,, in a panic, I began thinking of alternatives for replacement cards with which to perform Jumbo Coincidence. Here's what I came up with:

If you don't wish to use (or can't use) the cut Jumbo cards, simply take a new blue-backed deck and shuffle the he** out of it so that the cards are totally mixed and in a totally random order. Now take a red-backed deck and set it up identical to the blue-backed deck's order. Having done that, if you use a 13-card Jumbo Coincidence set-up, you now have four sets of Jumbo Coincidence packets in these two decks. Just deal off the top 13 cards of each deck (the cards' faces are identically matched up) and use those 13 cards for your first 13-card packet set-up. And, as this 13-card packet gets worn or dirty, simply replace that 13-card packet with the next 13 cards of the 39 cards remaining in the two "decks". So, for the price of two decks of cards, you now have four different sets of cards suitable for performing Jumbo Coincidence.

Additionally, these poker size card packets are able to be stored, isolated, protected and carried in a simple plastic packet trick "wallet".

Just IMHO, your mileage may vary. (grin)

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Does this work good for stage/parlor? Seems like it may. I picked it up anyhow. Looks great!
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Great trick.

To answer some comments above..

Aldo's patter says to "pick a card in the middle, to make it more interesting". Also, if you use say 13 cards...there are PLENTY of "middle cards" for the spectator to choose from, without feeling that his selection is severley limited.

I simply use cheap generic Jumbo Cards (PLASTIC-COATED is a MUST).

RIP, Aldo.
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I've been using this in my walk around set for 2 years. It DOES require a surface, but I've never had a problem finding one, even if I have another spectator hold their two hands out flat to use as the "tabletop". Always a winner in my work.
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Going to put it on my xmas list
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You can also start spreading the cards, and say; "As the cards go by,
just touch one." ...
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