I first want to say that this is a fun trick. I think this is a cool opener for your card set. With
that said, I do not think this is a groundbreaking trick. If you have another way for the spectator
to find the four aces that is easy, do it. The moves required are challenging and you do need to be
bold. The deck is normal and you can easily do this with a borrowed deck. The tutorial provided is
well done as Erik Tait steps in at the end to give you a little more in depth tutorial. If you want
to challenge yourself, by all means get this trick. The main reason I gave 3 stars because at best
this is an average trick with a knuckle busting method. There are easier methods to accomplish the
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Many elements to like here. Ordinary deck. End clean. Of course an ending sequence is going to
require a setup. Only 4 cards so you could sequence as part of a prior trick. Eric Tait shows a
great false overhand shuffle with shifting control of the cards. I would say not really sleights
but 2 big moves under bigger cover of the moving cards. So a bit of practice in reach of most card
handlers but could challenge small hands. And the final eliminations are one by one free choices of
the fanned cards...until four cards remain in sight...and poof an immediate...clean reveal...and
clean ending. All cards examinable. Mind FREEZE!
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This effect is reminiscent of
The conceptual technique as in
The MCM by Luis Medellin
Which are both a must have in your collection Luis
expounds on the concept demonstrating that there's a multitude of applications much can be done
with the technique
Of course IÑaki Z fooled Penn and Teller !
As Jay Sankey, Daniel Madison
& Michael Vincent twice!! as well as countless others! I believe they keep a status quo balance to
maintain their reputation keeping the program going !
IÑaki I call him Z is one of the best
magicians in the world ! He's a creative genius who's worked extremely hard to earn his caliber I
only say this for a few artist in the world he's a consummate artist innovator creator
te felicito Eres un genio creativo Mago Supremo / artista
De Alto calibre !
everything that Z has released/Shares on the Magic market as Inaki Zabaletta LIVE ACT
You will only benefit by becoming a better artist and
performer from such an outstanding model of artistry!
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i saw people writing that its difficult i dont think so you need like 2/3 hours of practicing and
sitting working on and you will be ready to do it great effect
At under 13 minutes for the tutorial I was thrilled. So tired of 3 hours to learn a trick with dumb
content to fill a long video. The trick is great and can be done with borrowed or non-gaffed deck.
Easy to master for a normal guy used to cards. Very very deceptive. I love it!
Discarded Aces is an astonishing routine with the refreshing flow of many works of the „Spanish
It uses a sleight that is a little bit off the beaten path and that is well in reach of
any magician ready to invest some time practicing.
To be clear - there‘s nothing
knuckle-busting nor memorization work in this effect and if you have a good skillet of manual
dexterity and pinky-strength you‘ll have this down in no time!
My recommendations for this
(nearly impromptu) piece of art!
this is insanely cever!!! Superb!!!! as usual in Iñaki´s Magic!! 100% the trick you
will do once Pandemia finishes!!
This is a blockbuster trick, but it relies on two slights that require a fair amount of practice to
The first crucial slight, unfortunately is very poorly taught. It is, in
fact, almost entirely obscured in the performance videos. Moreover, it is performed DIFFERENTLY by
the two instructors, and neither demonstration is thorough. Rather, one instructor just says that it
is referenced at length by another instructor's trick.
The second slight is discussed at
Also, I was disappointed that the full Penn and Teller trick - which I assume is
based on the same principle - was not included, but left as an exercise for the viewer.
Excellent trick and very clear instructions.
Integral to this trick is a sleight credited to another magician, Inaki rightly tells you what to
use and moves onto explaining the reveal. However as the whole trick hinges on that card
manipulation it's difficult to perform without understanding the nuances. Eric's additional tips
help but I'm currently in the process of relearning how to spread convincingly.