(1 review, 8 customer ratings) ★★★★★
Fred was a specialist in performing close-up, parlor and stage card tricks using jumbo cards and even giant cards. He teaches you how to do an Elmsley count, a Jordan count, a Hamman count and an Ascanio count using jumbo/giant cards. You will learn to do a number of wonderful effects, such as 'Oil and Queens', 'The Holiday Adventure', 'The James Bond Trick' and others.
Once you mastered these techniques, you can take many small packet tricks and perform them with jumbo or giant cards. I did myself the famous 'Twisting the Aces' with jumbo cards, and I developed a method to do the 'mirror move' with jumbo cards. The visual impact of a close-up card trick done with jumbo cards is a multiple of the impact one can achieve with regular cards.
1st edition, 1981; 19 pages.
word count: 5156 which is equivalent to 20 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Francesco Nicolo (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Friday 20 October, 2023
No illustrations. The author provides some tips but the text is too succinct and thus it is not very helpful. I do not recommend it, despite the good rating.