As always Aldo Colombini gives a very good and simple explanation for his great routines. The
emphasis is always on presentation and effect not technical tricks.
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We will all miss Aldo. I have always wanted to perform a multiple card location and Aldo's
commercial routine has got to be one of the best and most practical for real world workers. It will
take some effort and time to bring it up to performance tempo...probably not the best choice for the
casual card worker. But once mastered, something you can carry with you(just a regular deck-no
gimmicks required)and perform at a moment's notice for the rest of your life. Savvy magicians will
appreciate the the clean and effective card control employed by Aldo along with the multiple
discoveries of selected cards (up to 12 in the routine demonstrated on the video).
This routine is great for all magicians. It's so easy, it's not even funny. The only thing you need
to worry about with a routine like this is practice. You MUST give it the practice it deserves,
especially in presentation. I'd hate to see someone go out there and ruin the routine because of the
lack of presentation. Watch the DVD and pay attention to what Aldo is doing to make it great. He's
The only recommended pre-requisite is Born to Perform Card Magic. It'll teach
you the basics, so you can focus more on presentation. Once you get it down, you'll be able to
perform the control with your eyes closed (although I wouldn't recommend it). Also, on the DVD there
are some pretty cool bonuses, including a trick called Jack in the Box, and some extra card reveals.
Although the routine was designed for a large group, the control will work for any number of cards,
with a little adjustment. Absolutely everyone should get this and give it the practice it deserves.
It's a rare gem.
This is the best way of controlling a large number of cards that I have ever seen, and the best bit
is it's really easy! You'll watch this DVD once and be able to perform the full routine. After you
watch it 3 times, it'll be perfected. This is a must buy for any card magician!
I was at the Magic Castle a few weeks ago and Aldo was in the WC Fields Bar performing his
incredible magic. He closed the session with Fireworks. So, now I own Fireworks. Hat's off to Aldo -
Over all, very nice routine. It is indeed 100% impromptu, you can use a borrowed incomplete deck,
and no cards are destroyed. (That's what I consider completely impromptu). The main problem is that
it is slightly overpriced. Another problem is I usually do my tricks for four or five friends, and
this is geared towards large audiences (at least 8+). It isn't quite geared to my style, but if you
do shows for large groups, this one is awesome cuz the sleights are not very tough, so you can
connect with the audience more. (simple is good)