The Flying Aces
Original Author: Dustin Holmes
Effect: The performer gives an audience member all
Red cards in a deck and the Ace of Spades. The performer turns
around while the audience member places the Ace into the Red
cards and shuffles any way that they would like. The performer
then turns around takes the cards into his hand. He gives the
cards a few shakes and the Ace magically flies into the air.
You must have an Ace of Spades from another deck with an
alike back to perform this trick.
Before the trick you must remove all black cards accept the
Ace of Spades from the deck. Also hide the other Ace of spades
in your pants pocket or anywhere else where the audience
cannot see it.
Give the red cards and Ace of spades to the audience
member. Turn your back to act like your not watching the
member shuffle. What you are actually doing is pulling the
other ace from your pocket and Back palming it. Back palming
is a method where you place the card face down on the back of
your hand. Then grip the top-right corner between your pinky
and ring finger, and grip the top-left corner between your
index and middle finger. This will put the card flush against
the back of your hand. Make sure no edges are showing on the
palm of your hand.
When the member is done shuffling turn around (make sure to
keep the back of your hand turned away from the audience to
conceal your card). Tell the member to place the shuffled
cards in your hand face up (the one with the card). Give the
cards a couple of shakes then move your hand in a jerking
movement while loosening up on the ace on the back of your
hand. This will send the card flying in the air. When it lands
the audience will be amazed and think that this was the
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