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I apologize if this has been asked before. I am interested in self-working tricks and was wondering what specific books by Aldo Colombini people feel would be most worthwhile. I've been on his site but there are so many books available and I really don't know where to start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Dave, You can email Aldo directly and ask him! Also, try his Impromptu series on DVD.
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On 2014-02-07 23:07, psychod wrote:
I apologize if this has been asked before. I am interested in self-working tricks and was wondering what specific books by Aldo Colombini people feel would be most worthwhile. I've been on his site but there are so many books available and I really don't know where to start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Dave


Hi Dave,

Really, NONE of Aldo Colombini's magic is knucklebusting Darwin Ortiz material, but, never for an instant think it isn't strong. Smile

Two books immediately come to mind:

Impromptu Card Magic and Simply Impromp2

In addition, you will find a lot of great material in What's Up Deck? plus a LOT of Aldo's e-books. The best part is that everything on Aldo's site sells for 10 USD. So, for 100 usd, you can buy a LOT of great Colombini magic and get lost for at least 2 years just going through it all.

I want to suggest another e-book that is based on Steve Beam's Killer Count from Semi-Automatic Cards Tricks v.5. The e-book is alliteratively titled Killer Koncepts. Aldo teaches the count and and dozens of applications for it including two great approaches to Charlie Miller's classic Dunbury Delusion. Steve Beam's Killer Count is a thing of beauty and while it was developed as a means of doing "exact" estimation type effects, it allows you to do MUCH more. It's not self-working, but, it is not at all difficult and Aldo's e-book really is a superb exploration of this move.

Some of my other favorite Colombini publications include The Essential Magic of Aldo Colombini, Cards Dot Com, A Cut Deeper, A Cut Above the Rest, Baroque Cards, Card Trips, and Fireworks - which is Aldo's multiple selection routine.

Lastly, if you don't have any Nick Trost books, I STRONGLY urge you to pick up some of the Aldo on Trost stuff! Aldo explains everything in great detail; you have the work of TWO masters in this series.

Not card related, but, Aldo has written a spectacular treatise on two in the pocket and one in the hand. It was origially part of Lewis Ganson's Teach-In series - which is ALSO a GREAT resource to have for close up magic.

http://www.wildcolombini.com/cart/index.php?cPath=28 This is the link to Colombini nirvana!!

Slainte,
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Atom & Vlad,
Thank you both for your suggestions. It's nice to see that some people do get the idea "Magicians helping magicians". I took Atom's advice and contacted Aldo directly and was impressed that he got back in touch with me within a few hours...not only did he make some recommendations, he also sent me his newsletter flyer for a "buy one, get one free" deal. Vlad, one of the e-books I purchased was a Cut Above. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Again, thank you both,

Dave
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This is so sad. I am devastated. EVERYONE, pray for Rachel.
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And Aldo.
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Very, very sad news. Some people should live forever.
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Prayers from me to God for Rachel and Aldo; this is devastating news.
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Just an update: A number of folks have been posting that Aldo has died. As of 8:30 pm Mountain Time on February 11, 2014, that is not the case. PLEASE be cautious about what you post! Rachel just posted the following on her Facebook page:

Rachel Colombini here! Please forgive my anger but whoever said "rest in peace" had better apologise. Aldo is MY husband and I will give status updates when ready. Aldo is still with us , he is in hospice now, with no life support and we are making sure he is pain free and comfortable. Thanks for the outpouring of love from you all, he was and still is a very special man who touched the world and people in lots of wonderful ways, it is devastating to see what the stroke has done to him and he would never have wanted to live this way. Please remember him with all the love & affection he earned & deserved.
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This is so sad, I am so sad to hear about his passing Aldo was a huge inspiration for me when I started out he was a great man to know to, God Bless his soul...
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I did not know that much about him because it has been years sense my return to magic. But I am so sorry to here of his passing. My prayers are with his family

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