Wonder Aces

Magic download (video) by John Guastaferro
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Wonder Aces

11.95 usd

Magic download (video) by John Guastaferro (9.56 - normally $11.95)

Fluid. Smooth. Surprising. "Wonder Aces" is just over a minute long, but it is ten years in the making. John Guastaferro (whose debut hit collection One Degree remains one of the most acclaimed Vanishing Inc. books in our history) is back with a sensational new download. "Wonder Aces" combines two older pieces with several brand new insights: the result is a silky smooth Ace routine.

You begin by producing Aces one by one: the first materializes, the second is found reversed in the pack, the third appears in a sandwich, and the fourth is "painted" across your fingers. But then things take off! The pack changes from blue to red, and to conclude, the Aces themselves change from blue to red.

"Wonder Aces" is within the realm of the intermediate performer, and no special cards are required. John G gives clear, step-by-step instructions on how to perform "Wonder Aces," which features his elegant Ballerina Cut.

This routine is worthy of your attention, and it can be performed set to music or performed with a narrative. A bargain at the offered price, add "Wonder Aces" to your repertoire today.

“A visual masterpiece!” Jack Carpenter

“You will be fooled as badly as I was. John G. has constructed a masterpiece of plot, structure, and handling. What a great trick!” John Bannon

“Wonder Aces typifies the work of John Guastaferro - elegant, economical, with one extra surprise you didn’t see coming. Then another one.” David Regal

"This routine displays a wonderful economy in its ratio of method to effect. It is a lovely dance done for the eyes".Stephen Minch

Running time: 10 minutes 37 seconds

 

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Ming Chieh

excellent routine

 
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Cherylynn

great video, really liked the trick and am planning to incorporate this into my routines. the quality of the video and descriptions was very amazing as i have never seen a vide from this person before... really surpassed all of my expectations when coming into this. One part of this trick took me a while to get the hand of but everything else was relatively simple to do consistently after a bit of practice. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a really nice trick at a relatively cheap price.

 
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Anthony

Very good trick love it!

 
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Octavio

Eye candy! The routine is like a delicate dance in which the finale will blow the audience's minds!!!

 
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Larissa A.

This is such a beautifful effect, very easy to learn. It can be very easy to learn even for a beginner and if done correctly can easily fool even a pro or experienced magician, enspecially if you give some of your personality to the routine. The explanation is also made very well and in depth so that anyone can understand how to perform this effect with some practice. This will definetly improve your magic! I think it is an amazing in depth lesson worth to invest into, study it, put work into it and have lots of fun with it! Perfect for parlour magic but also close up this routine can be dapted as learned in this download for any style of magic and can be performed anywhere, just needs some small set up after performing it once, but it should not take to long and you re good to go to perform it again to a new group of peope at the table or what so ever. I cant say it enough just have fun with it, study it, make it yours and nothing should stay in your way to learn this awesome routine and perform it as a pro.

 
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Rui

Great effect, well taught.

 
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Eric

Beautiful presentation, with clear patient instructions. But you have to practice!

 
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tony

Great pocket trick .

 
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Kane

This one was surprisingly very fun! I appreciated the teaching as it was calm, concise, and thorough. The moves are manageable to learn, and I think if you’re a move monkey you’ll have fun with this too. I was honestly surprised at the color change and think it’s a great kicker. Great download

 
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Marshall

When is this guy going to disappoint me, never I guess. Lol. Thanks again John for passing on another one of your treasures.

 
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Jon

Fantastic tutorial, outstanding effect! Will need to practice 1-2 skills but I learned a completely new effect, thank you!

 
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alex

awesome

 
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Carlo

This is my new opener and it’s perfect! In the past, I’ve always gotten great reactions with triumph and color-changing deck. THIS IS THE PERFECT COMBO! I loved the premise so much that even after realizing it’s not really a “magician-fooler” AFTER THREE replays, I don’t regret getting this! There are more subtleties and techniques shared in this short tutorial. It is recommended for intermediate magicians because there are several sleights that are only briefly discussed. They might not be easy to learn without prior knowledge. Overall, this is great and you won’t regret getting this.

 
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Joe

Lovely. Several moments of beauty and surprise. Requires a few sleights, but nothing knuckle-busting.

 
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Larry

WOW!

This is a beautiful 4 ace discovery/color changing deck routine. As a long time 4 ace routine lover/performer, I am stunned by it. The routine, while it looks like a true knuckle-buster, is actually incredibly easy to perform for anyone willing to put in the time to learn the amazingly simple handling and presentation. I am very impressed with the entire routine.

I have already made this my go to routine for a stunning opener! The once blue back deck becomes a complete red back deck, ready for whatever follow up effects you want to present. Thank you for sharing, John!

 
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Alastair

This is a superb trick, expertly performed and very clearly explained. John has a very easy style which puts you at ease and brings his explanations to life. He is very encouraging and the methods he uses for the trick are brilliantly clear and seem obvious once you know! There is no doubt that practice is required, especially for a novice like me, but you couldn't wish for a better teacher. You will love this.

 
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tom

I am not really a card person, but this definitely appeals. It is not your usual "Pick a card" thing. It's very visual and just keeps building. Everything you need to know is well explained. There are definitely moves to learn and some practice required, but personally I love that process of learning and will certainly be putting some time into this one.

 
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Laura Bautista

It's a beautiful ace production routine! I love it! The ballet cut is perhaps quite difficult to perform but it is certainly worth practicing until you achieve it. The effect produced by the sudden color change when you think the trick is over is brutal! There are some subtleties and somewhat advanced sleights of hand but actually the production of the aces is one of the simplest and most effective I have seen. It's really worth it!

 
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Jeffrey

This is awesome, Nice work, Pretty fun to do and show, and Well worth learning, THANKS VANISHING INK.

 
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Michael

I love this routine. It is taught well. It looks amazing and isn't as hard as it looks. The ballet cut is a great little trick within the trick. This is definitely worth it. If you're looking for a trick that looks great and is easy to perform, this is it.

 
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Dan

Another fantastic routine from John Guastaferro. Beautifully constructed, very surprising, wonderfully fooling. The handling is relatively simple, thus achievable for most decent card handlers, but rewarding and fun to learn.

 
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Alex

great effect

 
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Alexei

This is a wonderful routine that requires four (blue) aces and a full (red) deck. The sleights are not very difficult - in addition to 1-2 passes, double lift, and a steal the routine uses a a palming technique at the very end during clean up. The color change at the end of the routine is the icing on the cake and very easy to do. Highly recommended.

 
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Richard

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Steve

Beautiful routine. The productions are visually arresting. Good from an angle standpoint and free of knuckle busting moves. Not for a beginner, but easily within the range of an intermediate skill level card worker. The fact that so much happens so quickly is another plus. There are a myriad of great ace productions in the literature. However, don't overlook this one.

 
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Robert

Just great! *****

 
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Mike

Awesome Card trick producint the 4 aces and color change. The combination of multiple tricks all in one routine is great. Explaination was perfectly taught in a nice pace and not rushed. Perfect card trick to add to your routine.

 
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Paul

This beautiful routine by John Guasteferro looks simple and stylish, and whilst it’s not simple, John’s clear and concise teaching style will make any magician want to learn it.

 
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Brian

This is an outstanding routine that isn't crazy hard to to do, you just need to get the right feel for it. Love it

 
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Burton

Sublime performer

 
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Mario

That’s a good deal. Very good sequence, with great effects. I will have to spend some time to practice for me to do it properly.

 
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Joseph

A really fine routine.

 
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Tal

Easy to follow instructions and a great opener. There is a little clean-up at the end but nothing serious. Also, the "dirt" left at the end can technically be used as a setup for another effect if you are creative enough.

 
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Simon

I'm really impressed with this trick. There're quite a few stages to it, but none of them are especially complicated and are well within the grasp of anyone who is used to working with cards. 'Wonder Aces' is taught in a very clear and methodical style at just the right pace - no waffle, just the moves and tips. I definitely recommend this - and will be looking out for other John G downloads and tricks.

 
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Raymond

I am nor a ace production fan but this is amazing. I have added this to my act and love it.

 
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Gabriel

 
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James

Great card effect. The color change at the end is devastating! It will fry any audience. The first thing viewers will think is that the deck is somehow gimmicked. Then John explains how the deck can be examined. Not only is it an awe-inspiring ace production, the color change is the icing on the cake! It is beautiful sleight-of-hand magic with an ungaffed deck of card. Naturally, anything this good does require disciplined practice, but it is so worth it. I recommend this for any card worker and/or sleight-of-hand performer.

 
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David

EPIC! I can't wait to perfect this routine. I have always appreciated John's thought process of not only the how but the why.

 
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Travis

Excellent!

 
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Sidney

Brilliant. The teaching is first class as with most magic tricks practice makes perfect. I am not a professional magician I just do for friends and family. I showed this trick and the reaction was amazing real magic.

 
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Rick

Absolutely gorgeous routine. Thank you! I think it’s going to take a lot of work to get down, but I really do love this so it’s worth the effort to learn it. Very well done! My only question is, how are the angles?

 
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Russell

Very nice John G. My go to for years has always been Sleeve Aces by Earl Nelson. Wonder Aces is just as pretty with that extra pizzazz putting it in first place! One Degree is a great book and your continued work on this piece makes it even better. I highly recommend this as a fun opener.

 
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Gary

John Guastaferro Knocks it out of the park with this excellent routine yet again this is a beautiful routine that starts with a nice ace production and finishes with a color changing deck finale and along with the ballet cut which looks so visual. John's teaching style is so detailed and smooth it makes every move easy to understand so just buy it you will not be disappointed.

 
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Scott

Great routine, combining different parts and visuals.
Intermediate level with a fair amount of moving parts to it. Have only recently been watching some of John Guastaferro's magic and have really enjoyed it. All of his work seems to be a keeper. He has trimmed down effects, made them powerful, and worked out all of the kinks. Even purchased one of his older DVD sets because his card magic was so well done. This is a very safe buy.

 
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Garry

This is a great 4 Ace routine, very good video production, a great teacher, he covers all the moves and breaks, it is very easy to follow, and very enjoyable to watch, this routine consists off a two times all 4 Aces reveal, and a killer ending, with a deck colour change.
This is a Really Cool 4 Aces Production.

 
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Dan

A wonderful effect. Highly visual, without being difficult. It couldn’t be constructed more efficiently. Great thinking. It reminded me of a Derek Dingle effect that I used to play with many years ago, but this is better.

 
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Jeff

This is an awesome little routine, and takes a simple 4 ace production and turns it into an actual magic effect. Moves are easy, everything is explained well, and I couldn't be happier with it.

 
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Pablo

I love this! So simple and so powerful! Moves are easy to do and makes for a great openers. Learned it and performed it in one day and it was a hit!

 
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Seung

A short video. If you've done a gimmick less color changing deck or have the Prism Deck, you know the overall premise and method. However, the misdirection on John's presentation is strong. The magic moment of the ace production and the turning of the deck really sets up the color change. His cut flourish is adds a visual element. Also, look into Ben Earl's work on the Ace Production. A great opener for $10 and if you do other intermediate/advanced card work, his book "One Degree" is also recommended.

 
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Glenn

Love it! Simple to do! Great display.

 
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Lewis

Great stuff. I loved learning about the extra pocket created in a jacket. For me, a working pro, this opening in the lining means one could access ALL the pockets for emergency repair if needed!

 
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Pierre

Very good trick !

 
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Jack

 
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Jim

John has put together a great trick. The few sleights in it are not that difficult. The trick has several phases so it takes several times through to memorize it. The ballet cut was new to me but not difficult to become competent.

 
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Kurtis

It’s a great routine. Simple and easy to do. Teaching is adequate for the routine.
I like it

 
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Guy

'Wonder Aces', wow, what a beautiful routine! John is an excellent teacher and teaches Joshua's ideas alongside of his to make up a routine that simply is a joy to watch and big pleasure to learn and practice!!! It's CGI done with a beautiful 'Ballet Cut'! Everything examined at the end!!!

 
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Jennifer

That was absolutely awesome!What a fabulous routine!Beautiful! The guys a genius!

 
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Bailey

Honestly, there's not much to say this is just a really pretty effect. The ace production itself is the most elegant one I've seen and the final ending is just so well executed. Well worth the price.

 
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Paul

In my opinion, the best colour change routine. I am doing this with the Prism deck for an even more surprising finish! What a great little bit!

 
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Michael

WOW! So easy to learn, so powerful an effect on magicians and laymen alike!

 
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Hugh

This is a great download. Very easy to follow and makes for a great opening effect. VVanishing inc have good downloads,just hope they keep up the standard into the future.

 
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Sebastian

This is a wonderful, really visual routine for finding the four aces with the kicker ending of changing the back color of the entire deck. While the moves are not difficult, it's still challenging to get it as fluent as performed by John Guastaferro.
The instructions are clear and cover all important moves and subtleties. The principles used in this routine can be applied to many tricks.

 
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Ed

Excellent

 
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Mark

This is brilliant. John comes across as a lovely chap and his teaching style is perfect. I love it. I’ve also just ordered his book One Degree after reading the free sample.

 
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Steve

Just a Fantastic routine. Takes some serious practice, but well worth it. John is so smooth in his presentation that he is such a pleasure to watch.

 
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Steve

Just a Fantastic routine. Takes some serious practice, but well worth it. John is so smooth in his presentation that he is such a pleasure to watch.

 
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Christian

What a nice little Routine and an awesome ace production. With a bit of practicing the sleights are really easy to do and the color change of the deck at the end is really a kicker ending. This is a perfect opener for a little ace routine and it has the same great effect for the audience like “all backs” from Alex Elmsley. I recommend it for everyone to put it up to your repertoire, it is worth every pound you will pay for.

 
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Austin

This is a great trick! Its very deceptive and just like other people have said, this is a whole lot easier then it looks! This is almost 100% angle-proof. I would say it can be viewed about 180 degrees around. There could be a possible flash for anyone behind or on the sides.

 
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Jeff

Beautiful

 
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Roberto

The mechanics of the routine are not that difficult and taught in great details. It's fun to learn and a work of art to perform.

 
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Richard

Great trick! Fun to learn and perform. Works great with a Prism Deck.

 
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Chris

Absolutely love this trick! John's explanation is great, especially his voice is so soothing and made me want to watch and listen over and over again. Definitely 5 star!

 
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Ed

Wow. Is it just me or is John the smoothest magician there is? Big fan of this. Learning it today. Instructions are clear and most of the routine is pretty easy actually.

 
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Sam

Been a fan of John G since One Degree. So glad that he's releasing material again. This routine is just lovely.

 
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Noel

Thanks John! Great routine. Having a lot of fun learning it. Very clever and easy to do. The Ballet Cut will take me a bit of practice but it's fun to learn.

 
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Carl

Woo! John G is back! Saw this on FB and wanted to learn. I can do it too! No where near as hard as it looks :D

 
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Laurence

Wonder Aces is a lovely card routine with an insanely good visual change. If you do anything with the four Aces this is definitely worth having a look at.

There's a couple of moves in here that once you've committed the time to learning are great to have in your reportoire.

 
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Peter

This does look good. I’ve purchased it in the full knowledge that I may never perform it. I’ve yet to view or download the explanation, but whereas the reveals all look attainable, I’m worried that the end steal - so nicely executed - might defeat me! Never, mind, simply watching how such a talented magician puts it all together will be well worth it. And hats off to Josh and Andi for coming up with the Downloads Of The Day concept. It’s had me look at areas of magic that I would have otherwise passed on. A series of pre-Christmas treats!

 
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Dalila

more easy then it looked :)

 

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  • Rick asks: Is this off of any of John's previously released DVDs or books? I've got 6 of his DVDs & that ballet cut colour change looks familiar.

    • 1. John Guastaferro (creator) responds: This specific combination of ideas does not appear in other DVDs or publications. However, it draws elements from John’s effects “Introverted” (One Degree and Center Stage) and “Tidal Wave Aces” (Brainstorm). Just download also explains the set-up and finer points from start to finish.
  • Steve asks: Absolutely fantastic routine ! But I have to ask.... does Van Inc. sell the gimmicked cards or deck needed to make this trick successful ? I'd like to order as soon as possible. Thanks. Steve

    • 1. Jeffrey answers: Read the whole description. No special cards needed.
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  • Edward asks: Do you discuss how to clean up? How easy is it to do so?

    • 1. John Guastaferro (creator) responds: Yes, a simple clean up is described. And as the description states, this routine is in the realm of the intermediate performer. Many are saying it’s much easier than it looks.
  • Till asks: Is this Trick difficult?

    • 1. Jim answers: Not in my opinion.
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