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Discarded Aces by Inaki Zabaletta (Instant Download)

A devastating new secret. Have almost all the cards in the deck selected, leaving you only four cards: THE FOUR ACES. Use any deck, even borrowed. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"That's a really beautiful, really smart routine.. incredibly inventive and brand new, CUTTING EDGE STUFF!" - Penn & Teller

"Discarding Aces" is a great opener for any card magic routine. Iñaki Zabaletta has developed a very foolish technique that allow a very fair selection procedure, turning this in a little miracle." - Woody Aragon

"This wonderful version of the classic "The spectator find the Aces" is one the finest and more deceitful I ever seen. Here Iñaki Zabaletta share with us a new technique with many possibilities as well as a very solid routine. Master this routine and you will create great impact in your audience as well as among magician. Master this technique and you open the door to endless possibilities." - Manuel Llaser

"Iñaki Zabaletta fooled me badly with this unique and absolutely new and revolutionary technique." - Michel

What you are about to see is not a force. It’s a switch. We are telling you that because the first 8 times we saw it, we were sure Iñaki Zabaletta was just forcing the aces on us. When he shared the secret with us we were floored and knew we had to share it with you. You saw him perform
this flawlessly on Penn & Teller: Fool Us! This is Iñaki Zabaletta’s Discarded Aces.

In this effect, the magician spreads the deck between their hands and asks audience participants to begin removing chunks of cards. They can take groups from the top, the bottom, the middle, wherever they want. They genuinely remove the cards they want, until you are down to just four cards. Those four cards are turned over and impossibly are the aces. Best of all you are left with the aces 100% of the time.

The great thing about discarded aces is that you could reveal any four cards. The revelation is 100% under your control and uses pure sleight of hand. There’s no equivoke, gimmicks, or forcing. Iñaki has delighted audiences with this effect all over the globe, and now you can learn the immensely satisfying secret behind Discarded Aces.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 28th, 2020
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 same effect.
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Strong Bold Method with Plenty of Cover Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2020
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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Deceptively clever effect ! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 28th, 2020
This effect is reminiscent of
The conceptual technique as in
The MCM by Luis Medellin
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/13463
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
Maestro te felicito Eres un genio creativo Mago Supremo / artista
De Alto calibre !
Get absolutely everything that Z has released/Shares on the Magic market as Inaki Zabaletta LIVE ACT
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/12838
You will only benefit by becoming a better artist and performer from such an outstanding model of artistry!
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need practice and you will nailed it Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 23rd, 2020
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
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Solid Trick and Tutorial Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 5th, 2020
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!
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a gem within reach Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 4th, 2020
Discarded Aces is an astonishing routine with the refreshing flow of many works of the „Spanish School“.
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!
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bound to blow your mind!!!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 3rd, 2020
this is insanely cever!!! Superb!!!! as usual in Iñaki´s Magic!! 100% the trick you will do once Pandemia finishes!!
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A critical slight is poorly taught Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 3rd, 2020
This is a blockbuster trick, but it relies on two slights that require a fair amount of practice to perform well.

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 length.

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.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 3rd, 2020
Excellent trick and very clear instructions.
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Whelp, that's the level of instruction I should expect for $10 Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 3rd, 2020
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.
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