The first in a series, this volume starts with a COINS ACROSS that doesn't quite start as a coins across. It's everything a worker should be; clean, surprising and reliably amazing.
Even nice guys have to flex their manly card biceps every once in a while. ACES TO JACKS is for those times. The deck delivers four aces like clockwork, one jumps up off the table, goes through the others, and turns over. Suddenly the aces are all backs, then all Jacks, leaving the aces back in the deck.
When the time is right for a packet trick, THE OTHERWORLD POKER HAND has it all. Four cards turn face up one at a time, then the backs change color, from Red to Blue to ? ? ?.
THE PORTABLE HOLE is Steve's streamlined version of the David Roth classic, in which three coins vanish into a flat piece of cloth, travel through two dimensional space, and arrive together underneath. Done standing, gaffless, and without a clink.
ALL BACKS is four strange cards with backs, but no faces. Just when they're convinced it's back, back, back, back, BAM-it's Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack!
MY FIRST CARD TRICK starts out with you teaching a simple trick, which you do, until suddenly, magic happens. What kind of magic? Just an instant, sleightless, full deck, reverse oil and water that comes out of nowhere. Hey, you've got to fool all of the people some of the time.
Combining the best of the Herrmann and Jiggle passes, Steve's HERRMANN WITH A TWIST is swift, silent and angle friendly. The select few who know about this literally begged Steve not to release it, but he'd rather disappoint them than disappoint you. After all, we promised you The Works.
"Steve is one of magic's hidden talents. I have seen him work for laymen many times and he always entertains!"
- Bill (Still on the loose) Malone
Running Time Approximately 35 min