removes the four aces from the pack, displays them in a spread and
places them on top of the deck. He explains that the pips on playing
cards are actually a solid model which has been greatly compressed.
After the understandably skeptical reaction from the audience, the
performer offers to prove his claim. One of the aces is rubbed on the
magician's left palm and when it's lifted away, a sponge spade has
appeared and when the card is turned the spade pip on the card is gone!
One by one, the effect is repeated with each of the three remaining
aces in a variety of ways-the pips may be plucked from the card,
scratched or slapped off as the magician chooses.
Using the four sponge pips, the
magician then performs any of his favorite sponge routines, making them
jump from hand to hand, even into a spectator's closed fist!
All four of the sponge pips are
then placed into the magician's hand, he places his closed hand over
the deck and opens his hand, quickly bringing out down onto the top of
the deck. When he lifts his hand, it's seen to be empty-the sponges
have disappeared! Upon turning over the top card of the deck, the Joker
is seen-with the four missing pips strewn across the face!
After giving the
audience sufficient time to recover, the performer removes the four
deuces from the deck and spreads them showing the faces. The four cards
are slapped against the palm of the magician's hand and when they're
pulled away, he's holding all four sponge pips and the 2's are shown to
be missing their bottom pips!
Again, any of the performer's
favorite sponge routines may be performed using these sponge pips. To
conclude, the magician places the heart sponge pip into his left hand,
then the club, diamond and spade into his pocket. He asks the audience
what is left in his hand and no matter what the response, the performer
opens his hand to reveal a four-inch sponge heart!
Includes all of the necessary
super-soft sponge pips, specially-printed Bicycle cards and detailed,
12-page instruction booklet.