If you could genuinely locate the Aces from a shuffled deck of cards, what would it look like? In Benjamin Earl's hands, it looks exactly as it should: he takes the shuffled deck, apparently memorises the location of the Aces and then through multiple untrackable shuffles and cuts, is able to cut to all four Aces.
"Real Ace Cutting" is a reimagination of the classic Ace Cutting effect; at the core of Ben's routine is an extremely clever mix of psychology and sleight of hand which gives the impression that you really are cutting to the Aces. You don't actually do it for real, but your audience (including magicians) will swear that you do! With a running time of over two hours, this DVD will show you how to:
- Find four Aces from a spectator-shuffled deck
- Numerous new false shuffles
- A dozen controls and control finesses
- Single and multiple Ace-cutting sequences
- A system to produce Aces that feels like the real thing
Real Ace Cutting is a new system--an outlook--on how to find four Aces from a shuffled deck. Ben realized that if you were to actually cut four Aces from a deck, it wouldn't look like a routine, "pat" with productions that seemed cozy and pre-planned. Instead, it would appear as if you were improvising, using every advantage, and dealing with whatever the order of the cards presented. This is, in fact, exactly what you will do with Real Ace Cutting.
Ben takes you through how to take any shuffled deck and locate the four Aces. He will share with you controls, dodges, and subtleties on how to maintain control over four Aces, and produce them in ways that seem completely fresh and organic.
When you master the contents of this revolutionary new collection, you'll never produce four Aces in the same way. Even when your audience views you doing this multiple times, it will always look different and feel quite different. But every time, it will feel real.
"Benjamin Earl is one of the best cardmen around today."Steve Forte
"Ben has cleared a path for all of us to follow." David Williamson
"Ben’s magic looks real. His movement is so fluid that everything feels effortless." David Blaine
“Ben is not only one of the finest technicians I have ever seen, but he also demonstrates a mastery of the psychology of magic. He brings a fresh, new approach desperately needed in magic. I’m astounded by his material.” Joshua Jay
“It would be hard not to state that Ben is one of the best in the world” Rune Klan
“Ben is the best I’ve seen” Asi Wind