Saturday, 30 April 2011
The Conus Aces by Michael Skinner
Classic Sampler by Michael Skinner, 1996
Page 6 et seq.
Personal Comment: Holy Crap! This is a goody. Again one of those tricks where you have an emotional climax instead of a logical one. Why are the queens there? Nobody cares. You could go for the "Four Queens Hotel"-line, but it is not necessary I think. But What I do think is essential is that the spectator covers the tabled cards. That gives the effect a nice "in the hands"-feel. The trick itself is way older of course, but Michael Skinner's handling took out the sucker part which I think makes it much better. This is very close to go into my all time favorite pile. Because it is practical as well. All work can be done as the aces are taken out of the deck.