Packet Tricks constitute one of the most interesting branches of card
magic. Using only a small number of cards magic is created that is
often easy to follow, visual and very magical. On this DVD Aldo
Colombini presents fifteen packet trick routines that can be performed
using a borrowed deck and at a moment's notice. Along the way he also
teaches packet trick concepts and the many sleight-of-hand techniques
that are regularly used when dealing with small packets of cards.
Routines performed and explained:
For Marlo (David Regal): A selected card is placed face-up between
four deuces. Magically it disappears from between the deuces and
appears face-up among the four Queens which have been in clear sight
the entire time.
Oil & Queens (Roy Walton): Four red cards and four black cards
are mixed and as they are expected to separated into reds and blacks
the blacks have risen to the top but the four reds have now changed
into the four Queens.
Shiftless Royalty (Robin Robertson): The four Queens and Kings are
alternated face up and face down. Impossibly they separate themselves
while revealing a previously selected card face up between them.
Masque Backwards (J. K. Hartman): A Joker takes the identity of
three different cards. As a kicker ending all the cards are shown to be
jokers before turning back to their original identity.
Curtain Call (Max Maven): The Ace-2-3 of Hearts do impossible things as they intermingle with the four Jacks.
The Ultimate Truth (Peter Duffie): A lie detector made out of a small packet of cards finds a selected card.
That’s Not Possible (Paul Gordon): Four Aces and four Kings are
shown, mixed and split into two packets. All of a sudden one packed is
seen to have the four kings while the other now has a Royal Flush in
Oil And Water (Karl Fulves): Five red and five black cards are
cleanly and repeatedly alternated but continue to separate. Finally
they are fairly separated but magically become intermixed.
Stringray (Aldo Colombini): Three selected cards surprisingly
change places with three jacks that are sitting on the table or in a
Royal Rhumba (Jean Pierre Vallarino): A beautiful and visual routine where Joker collection changes into a Royal Flush.
Wallaby (Hiro Sakai): Four Aces rise one at a time to the top of a
four card packet. As a finale all four rise to the top at once.
French Twists (Richard Vollmer): A multi-phase routine where the
four aces turn face up and face down, singly and two at a time until
they are all face up. As a finale the Aces turn face up in the deck
after they are lost.
Modena Aces (Aldo Colombini): Four Kings vanish one at a time as
they are placed into a four-card packet. Amazingly as the discarded
cards are turned over they are seen to be the four Aces.
Devil’s Elevator (Bruce Cervon & Dai Vernon): The 2-3-4-5 of
hearts are placed into a four card packet but continually jump to the
Exit (Aldo Colombini): Four red cards are placed on the table as
four black cards are used for a twisting effect. Magically the four
black cards change into reds and the red cards that were placed aside
are now all black.
Along with the routines you will learn important sleight-of-hand
techniques such as: The Ascanio Spread, Braue Add-On, Charlier Shuffle,
Criss-Cross Force, Elmsley Count, Hamman Count, Hypnotical Rhumba
Count, Mirage Count, Rhythm Count, Veeser Concept and more.
Running time: Approximately 100 minutes.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 December, 2006.