Tony Slydini consults with a young Jon Racherbaumer Some gimmicked cards have a sporadic life. They come on the scene, arouse interest for a time, and then fade from view. Such a gimmicked card is the Acrobatic Card, a card with a tensile, longitudinal half-flap that folds over from side-to-side. It is like the spring-flap […]
Columnist: Ted Lesley (Ted Lesley) This particular routine is my favourite one. I’ve been performing it for a couple of years in nightclubs and theatres all over Germany with sensational success. The trick leaves any audience entertained, mystified and completely spellbound. If the conditions are right, this is one of the most talked about mysteries […]
Columnist: Simon Lovell Well Geminites, Just when you thought the world of the Gemini board was safe the Lemming returns! A new book is rapidly approaching its escape date from L&L and Mark asked if I could get you a sneak preview from its pages. So, here’s one of the sillier items that’s given me […]
Columnist: Aldo Colombili See if you like the following easy approach to the classic Torn and Restored Card. To be honest with you I usually don’t like to tear cards, but I felt that the effect of the restored card on the audience is so incredible that it’s worth a few torn cards. It uses […]
Columnist: Aldo Colombili After having read a booklet which included some ideas using a carpenter’s ruler by Daffen Dundee, and realizing that playing cards could be revealed with the ruler, the thought evolved into this routine. This trick is part of one of my acts and with the addition of some other comedy impressions and […]
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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