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Frankm6
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How does everybody get the gaffs in- Switch decks, or just intros the gaffs i.e. palm, or cards in box, "I'll do one more..." Cards out of box with the now acquired gaffs.
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The laydown for the gaffs is brilliant in the "dream of aces" routine. This definitely does not require patter and may just clutter/distract from the effect . . .
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What I meant was how do you get the gaffs into the deck. I.E. you are doing your card routine and you get to the end and you want to go into Dream... switch decks, palm them in...
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I think Johnny Thompson did it best, has the gaffs in his jacket side pocket. Pulls out four aces and puts the deck in his pocket, gaffs go on the bottom, after the four-ace trick (pick your favorite), go to your pocket and bring out the deck with the gaffs.

No palming, no funny moves. Clean

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Dougini, thanks for sharing that nice Thompson method. I'll take that as payment for tipping you to Camirand Academy as a source for gaffs, haha.

If you're seated at a table, you could also have the gaffs lapped, and "ring them in" as you draw the deck to the edge of the table with one hand. A MacDonald's routine is strong enough for a closer, so you could do the addition as you stand, which not only helps cover the action, it broadcasts that you are about to do something really spectacular.
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Wow, I like the Johnny Thomson method. I for one like to use patter when doing this trick since I like to make the aces vanish one at a time like in McDonald's Aces. The patter isn't complicated, just sort of "we'll take this ace and it vanishes (in this manner and what not)". Music sort of isn't my thing when performing.
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Another great way is Switch-A-Roo.

If any of you have this utility, you know exactly what I mean...The video (a must have) shows MacDonald's Aces being performed with a slight variation. Real nice...

Doug
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The handling of Dream of Aces by Gary Oullette is beautiful that basically you will only need a background music to perform in a harmony atmosphere.
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I've been working with this for a few days

one issue is that the dvd has problems, there are lots of little production issues -- no chapters to skip the dialog, the dialog is on a second sound track that might or might not work with your dvd player, and the menu system could be better, also the editing.

the book that comes with this is really great, however. this is near perfect taking you through the moves. the booklet has obviously been polished and perfected, for starters I am trying to learn it exactly as presented.

one issue is that the routine works better silently because much of the handling makes no actual sense. so I'm not doing close up to music, and I've got to think up patter. why are there four stacks of three cards? why am I holding the aces while I make the stacks? why do I also have three cards with the ace of spades? I'll let you know if I figure that one out...

but all in all this is a really beautiful classic trick that is going to have great impact, and this handling seems like a very nice treatment.
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