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Personally Speaking – Jan08 – Part 2

Speaking of "Snow White," there is a scene in that film where Snow White is standing beside a well explaining to a flock of doves about a wishing well. She demonstrates how it works, then we see her from the bottom of the well, right through the water. We see her face, shimmering in the […]

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Aldo Colombini – 'mamma Mia Magic' Andie Colombini

Columnist: Aldo Colombili This is a variation of a trick by Stephen Tucker. I have changed the modus operandi and I use a deck only and not a packet of duplicates. It was published in the past in Linking Ring magazine. Although the trick is relatively easy to do, it has an effective and bewildering […]

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Aldo Colombini – Hof-mini-maxi

Columnist: Aldo Colombili This is not an earth-shaker but it can be a nice interlude to something heavier. I’ll explain the basic idea with small and regular cards. The basic plot belongs, I believe, to Roy Walton, the clever cardman from Glasgow, Scotland. Several other magicians have explored this effect and have come up with […]

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Aldo Colombini – Fooling You

Columnist: Aldo Colombili You may find dozens of variations on the Assembly theme as several prominent authors have explored this type of effect. Bob King has a very good assembly routine in his book MAGICIAN FOOLERS and Daryl has made famous his routine by employing a special count found in RICHARD’S ALMANAC as well as […]

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Aldo Colombini – Trifleby Aldo Colombini

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Trifle by Aldo Colombini Trifle by Aldo Colombini Frankly speaking, I still like Packet Tricks very much and this is one of my favorites. To me, they are fun to do, relatively easy in many cases and strong in impact. This routine is a non-faked version of Max Maven’s B-Wave and Twisted […]

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Aldo Colombini – Take Off

Columnist: Aldo Colombili What you will find here in Take Off has its origins in a trick by Roy Walton written in his booklet CARDBOARD CHARADES. I have changed the handling a little bit here and there, adding some subtleties. It is an almost impromptu routine requiring only a very small set up and offers […]

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