Real Ace Cutting

By Benjamin Earl
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Real Ace Cutting

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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

Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

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Customer reviews for Real Ace Cutting



This is my third attempt trying to leave a positive review... When I first purchased "Real Ace Cutting" back in 2018, I found myself intimidated by the concept. However, with dedication, patience, and an overall improvement in my card skills over time, what once seemed daunting became a thrilling challenge. Benjamin Earl's thorough explanations and clear instructions eased any apprehensions I had. His expertise in the craft is helpful as he meticulously breaks down each technique, making it accessible even to those who may initially feel overwhelmed. Through practice, I gradually gained confidence in executing the intricate maneuvers required to master this reimagined approach to Ace Cutting. With over two hours of comprehensive guidance, including various false shuffles, controls, and cutting sequences, this DVD equips you with the tools to captivate audiences with every performance. At the time, buying the DVD was a good idea, but now I would buy the download. Ben Earl’s skill and knowledge make each Ace production feel fresh and organic, while retaining an air of realism. I’ve grown a bunch working on these skills. For $35 - not a bad deal. Vanishing INC has quarterly sales too to consider. This is not AI generated either. I’m home at sick writing reviews to stay alert.



If you love card magic and are a fan of ace cutting this is an absolute must have. It will require a lot of work to learn everything Ben teaches. He goes over a lot of stuff. I do truly believe that this is the best way to cut to four aces. In my opinion it looks the closest that it can to you actually being able to cut to four aces out of a shuffled pack. This is some of Bens best work.



What to say about it. Nothing negative so far. If you already know Ben Earl (and at this point you should) you are 100% sure everything he puts together is gonna be a real world working routine. He explains everything in detail, every move, every motivation, every phase. Really worth the price!





Ben is brilliant and his teaching is fantastic. I wanted the same thing Ben wanted, I wanted something that looked clean and real, not something flashy and flourishy. The methods Ben teaching are of medium difficulty but they are very worth practicing. With some practice you can easily master these techniques and it is well worth it.





ben earl, in my opinion, is one of the greats. this purchase was worth more than its weight in gold. ben’s methodology and skill are beyond belief. he explains everything in a very clear and articulate manner and the angles of the shoot are perfectly executed. this video is more than an ace cutting tutorial. ben explains and teaches so many valuable sleights that can be used in all your card magic. i highly recommend ‘real ace cutting’.










A great video production, with a nice clean backdrop, very easy to follow, very enjoyable to watch, including different types of methods and shuffles that he demonstrstes, including false cuts, with just a bit of practice getting these moves up to speed, then just adapt these methods and moves within your routines.
If you like reall ace cutting, then check out:
That Escalated Quickly, By Harapan Ong.



A Must Have for any true card worker!! I have always wanted to do an ace cutting routine from a spectator Shuffle deck ... this is it. An in depth instruction on how to pull it off in the real world.
BUT, it is so much more. A toolbox of sleights, subtleties & the Psycology that can be used in enhancing any magic routines.
Thanks for sharing Ben,



Knowing that he used this effect to fool Penn and Teller, you would know that the money you spend for this effect is worth it. Ever since I saw Ben fool them with this effect, I really wanted to learn it––and here it is now, readily available for the public. Buy this effect if you really want to learn the art of Real Ace Cutting ;)



I bought this as I was interested in locating aces from shuffled face down deck and then controlling them as I will. When I watched the instructions, the quality was what you would expect from Benjamin Earl. Really well taught material in well lit studio. Also the crediting is top notch.

However, I was little disappointed in the end. As I said, I bought this so I could learn more ways to locate cards from shuffled face down deck but in this video we didn't get that. Don't get me wrong, he will teach you a way to control the aces from shuffled deck. The technique however was not what I was looking for and there is only one way taught. Maybe I should have do more research about the product.

However, as said before, the quality and the content in this video is superb. You learn a lot of controls in your hands or in a table, a lot of revelations and so on. So I still recommend it to everybody who is seeking knowledge about this kind of material.



definitely not finding aces from a face down shuffled deck, which is what i was expecting. if you just want video instructions on what are in the books, this is it.


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  • Dan asks: Hi, I'm a beginner magician and currently working my way through Royal road to card magic. So I know a few sleights/false shuffles so far. Is this trick able to be performed by newbie? Thanks

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This is not suitable for beginners. Please feel free to get in touch with us for recommendations of more suitable products.
  • James asks: Is there any overlap between the material of this video and Earl's book Less Is More?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Real Ace Cutting starts at the exact point Less is More ends.
  • Wen asks: Does he teach the ace cutting from his penn & teller: Fool Us performance? Also does he only teach face up ace cutting because I want to learn exactly what he did on the trailer.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: He does not teach the Fool Us effect, but he teaches how to do the Real Ace Cutting concept face-up, face-down and many other ways!
  • minjun asks: Does this lecture teach you all the techniques in Less is More?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Most of the techniques from Less is More are taught on this download. However, there are some other things taught too. Plus it's always helpful to see what the techniques look like after reading them in a book.
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