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One of the BIG hits of Devin Knight's recent lecture tour. An effect that left many magicians with their mouths open as they witness the incredible vanish of four aces ONE BY ONE.
The effect is done with just the four aces. They are not gimmicked in any way. The rest of the deck is set aside. Only the four aces and your two hands are used. Show four aces front and back and freely
count them. A little squeeze and one ace vanishes, leaving three cards that are dealt out. Show three aces, square them and give the packet a squeeze. Now there are just two aces left in your hands. The last two aces are shown very freely and placed between your palms. Another squeeze and only one ace is left. Squeeze the last ace between your hands and it too vanishes leaving only two empty hands!
For a climax the deck set aside is spread face-down and the vanished aces are seen to be face up in the middle of the deck.
This effect has baffled many informed magicians as the vanish of each ace appears impossible and is totally invisible even when you know how it is done!
Directions also show you how to make a credit card visibly vanish from your hands without the aid of any pulls. Very baffling and a stunner to use at a restaurant.
NO GIMMICKS...No Sticky Stuff. Just any four aces. Use a borrowed deck. One of the most visual and magical card effects you will ever see.
"Devin Knight's Dissolving Aces is a deceptive, and very mystifying routine. A Killer!" - Tom Craven
"Having seen Devin perform and demonstrate "Dissolving Aces" at his lecture for I.B.M. Ring 50, I can attest that this is one of the cleanest and most baffling pieces of close-up magic you'll ever see." - Dick Christian, Linking Ring Reviewer
"...a strong and visual trick...This is a great routine for a table-based card set." - Wayne Kawamoto, Magic & Illusion
1st edition 2011, 8 pages.
word count: 2289 which is equivalent to 9 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Craig Campbell
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Wednesday 11 April, 2012
Not impressed at all with this. Pretty much just learned how to do this effect by watching the video one time. Not a very good effect.
Reviewed by Mr. Gimmick y
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Wednesday 09 November, 2011
Not impressed with anything Mr. Knight has offered. His effects are easy to learn but are of poor quality. I think he's more interested in selling his products then creating good magic. Dissolving Aces is no exception. At his lecture, I saw each ace as it fell into the lap. I don't believe these moves are even new! If you do buy this effect and practice it, please have the decency to add a presentation. If Mr. Knight had done this, dissolving aces would have been some what entertaining, instead of a mere display of skill... or lack there of. Not recommended.