A new approach to the Stewart James classic Simplicity Four Ace Trick.
First appearing in print in Ralph W. Hull's book More Eye Openers, Jean Hugard wasted no time in grabbing it for Encyclopedia Of Card Tricks; it also ended up in John Northern Hilliard's mammoth book Greater Magic, along with a number of other texts as well.
The straightforward plot involves the four Aces of the pack assembling in one heap, following a careful separation from other cards. Economy of movement is top of the list here, buoyed by an absence of sleights and very easy moves. Within reach of any card handler, beginner or expert.
And now, years down the track, Ian Baxter offers this equally simple handling that very effectively eliminates the one annoying weak spot hampering the original. "An undisputed visual treat and top-drawer Four Ace assembly" states Baxter and once you try this out, you won't hesitate to agree.
1st edition 2023, PDF 3 pages.
word count: 882 which is equivalent to 3 standard pages of text