Tag Archives: Gemini – Aldo Colombini

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Aldo Colombini – 'mamma Mia Magic' Andie Colombini

Columnist: Aldo Colombili The Better Half or Second Best? By Andie Colombini In many relationships, whether husband-wife, girlfriend-boyfriend or any other combination, the couple works together. Usually, in the situation of perhaps a small store or retail establishment, the couple works hand in hand, each with their own strengths and weaknesses and each using their […]

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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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Aldo Colombini – Serenade

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Inspired by Peter Kane’s Jazz Aces (as many others have been as well), this is a multi-effect routine. It is impromptu and, I think, very strong. It also appeared in one of my videotapes as well as in Harry Lorayne’s APOCALYPSE but it is being reprinted here because I felt that the […]

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Aldo Colombini – Joker's Wild

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Charlie Miller said, “Whenever you are going to do a card change, consider making one of them the Joker. This makes it much easier for the spectator to follow.” This is a Wild Card effect (thanks, Peter Kane!) and I have included a variation at the end with a stunning climax. The […]

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Aldo Colombini – Sandwich

Columnist: Aldo Colombili This is a sandwich-type routine that uses the Elmsley and Siva Counts. In this case, the “sandwich” plot is combined with the “twisting” plot to obtain a strong two-card revelation. Effect: The four Kings (or any other four-of-a-kind) are removed and placed aside. Two cards are selected and replaced. The four Kings […]

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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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