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I will be looking forward to seeing the DVD, although I own the original version and the video that Bob released. This is a routine that I always wanted to like, but it just never did anything for me.
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Lookin good!
Just placed my order.

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Aces In Their Eyes is what I settled on. Has anyone chosen one of the other routines Bob has constructed?
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I just do the original, just as good as the others IMO. Kills every time.
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Can I order replacement cards from dealers?
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On 2008-11-20 17:22, Joshua Barrett wrote:
Can I order replacement cards from dealers?


Joshua, I've never seen 'official' replacement cards offered. Cards By Martin makes the gaffs ( I have never seen them though ):

ACES IN THEIR FACES


The best tip is by Bob Kohler and that is to start with a brand new deck and let the cards and the deck " age " with use.

I don't use the deck for any other effect, so they will last a LONG time.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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I got some from him, but you can see the split on the white border. you can be a little more umm open I guess is the word with the print originals. I'm gonna try and fill them in with white crayon and see if I can remove the seam
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I must admit the cards you get with the DVD are immaculate quality. I had mine under an electron microscope and I could find no flaws.
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On 2008-11-21 03:34, pegasus wrote:
I must admit the cards you get with the DVD are immaculate quality. I had mine under an electron microscope and I could find no flaws.


Well I seriously doubt you would find any flaws as they are printed cards and not altered cards. I used to make gaffed cards professionally years ago and at times have made cards similar to these. I would not have been able to make them like this as I did not do any printing or silk screening. Just curious as how the cards look that are made by Neil unless he just purchases them from USPCC and then sells them.

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Neil splits the cards and glues them together. The gaffs for this effect are made from 2 cards
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On 2008-11-23 18:27, magicbyswh wrote:
Neil splits the cards and glues them together. The gaffs for this effect are made from 2 cards


Essentially the same thing.
Where would the gaffed side come from if not printed that way as it definitely is.

As for splitting cards that was about 90% of my work. A special heat bonding glue and then a heating press.

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Finally received my DVD.
Just one word: WONDERFUL!
Highly recommended!

Greetings from Germany
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I was looking through my gaff cards today and I have a gaff pack I got from Marty "Martini" Gram. There are gaffs, while not aces, that look just like the AITF gaffs. I'm sure Marty would be able to do aces by request. His work is impeccable and he's a joy to order from.

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Good to know.
Now that I remember I used to make a few "G**** Cards" for some magicians some years ago albeit they were not for this effect.

I remember when "The Secrets of Brother John Hamman" came out I could hardy keep up with orders as he had a lot of great effects that called for some pretty wild gaffed cards!

All in all Bob's AITF is fantastic! Now I just have to take the time to get into it and settle upon what I feel the most comfortable with. What is so nice about this is that you have a lot of leeway as how you wish to present it or intermingle it with different presentations.

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I received my DVD today and wow! I watched it all the way through and I think I'll end up using a hybrid of some of the techniques. I really love the bonus vanishes. Bob has done a great job on this, can't wait for his next release.
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Pepka, will you be using a small close-up pad to perform Aces In Their Faces at your restaurant? If you ever get a chance to post the experiences, we'd love to hear about them!
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Hey Chris,
This takes up way too much room and time to make it to the A list at the restaurant. I believe this will be reserved for after dinner VIPs. I think it's important for restaurant workers to have something for people that want a little show after dinner. Something that the rest of the people don't get. I normally perform an ace cutting routine Darwin's Combination Cull, (one of the best tricks ever) and my version of Bro. John's signed card. This will probably go into rotation with that set. Perfect after I've blown them away with a non-gaffed deck and determined that they're not grabby. As it stands, there is nothing in my restaurant set that can not be examined, this is a big leap, but I think it may be worth it.
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Pepka, thanks for sharing those thoughts. For the restaurant performer, I also feel Aces In Their Faces falls into that category of an effect for special moments and or special people/tables.

It's not a between the salad and the meal effect as you want zero interruptions. It's the one to "GTFM" with. Repeat guests that brought friends, folks that have shown their appre$iation on previous visits, etc.

Using a fresh cloth napkin as the stage prevents the cards from getting wet and soiled ( when I worked them, I didn't use a pad for a table effect with cards ).

And Aces In Their Faces would be best used after it's been established that they know their boundaries ( aren't grabby ) and also after another effect where they perhaps shuffled the cards and the Magic did a deck switch.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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Bob explains on the DVD that AITF is only available in red bicycles because of the difficulty matching the variable blues produced by USPCC. However my AITF set is a darker red than any of the many red bicycle decks I possess and, strangely, they appear to be getting darker! The difference when the deck is spread is obvious to me but would probably not be noticed by a lay audience. It will obviously become a problem in time if indeed the cards are darkening with age. Anyone else noticed this?
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Do you need a table to perform this trick or is it something that can be done in the hands walkabout style?
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