REVIEW: Aces From The Fore by Liam Montier and Big Blind Media
RATING: 8 out of 10
LINK TO REVIEW: http://straighttalkmagicreviews.com/aftf/
Aces From The Fore is a Liam Montier and Big Blind Media presentation of a Stephen Tucker trick that is very entertaining and visually impressive. There are many version of the trick taught, both with and without gaffed cards, and also a version of the classic MacDonald’s Aces trick.
Basically, the performer pulls a card from the deck and claims it is the four aces in one. It is a red 4. He explains that there are four pips – one for each of the aces. He then in an instant pulls one of the red aces from the 4 and the performer is left holding a 3 as he drops a red ace on the table. He repeats it and the 3 becomes a 2 as the performer drops another ace on the table. It is repeated again and the 2 disappears and two aces are dropped on the table. That in of itself is a very cute, quick and direct trick. After performing Aces From The Fore, you can perform MacDonald’s aces which is an awesome legendary trick for the double impact.
There is a move that you need to perform to do this trick, but it is very easy. I think that the move can be learned rather quickly for beginners so don’t shy away from this trick because you have to use a tiny bit of sleight.
The $20 DVD comes with 3 gaffed card needed for the original version and the second stage of MacDonald’s Aces. Montier teaches the trick in an empty room without any spectators which although I would prefer to see some performances to real live spectators, this seems to be an exception. The trick is so quick and he performs it to the DVD viewer so that real spectators are not necessary. The camera work uses several different angles and it is very well produced.
In addition to the original Tucker version, Montier also teaches the trick with a regular deck and a set up and also an impromptu version. His explanation are very clever and I wonder if the alternate versions were his own or Tucker’s. It doesn’t matter much, but he really squeezes all the juice out of the lemon with the numerous alternate versions.
I can recommend this trick to anyone because it is easy to learn and perform and has a fun twist to it. I especially love this trick with the follow-up with the MacDonald’s Aces. This is another good one from Big Blind Media and Liam Montier.