A sublime combination of the classic Hofzinser Ace Problem & Twisting the Aces into a single multi-phased routine to bring forth a modern approach to these otherwise antiquated card tricks.
Helder Guimarães is quickly becoming recognized as one of magic’s great magic minds and performers. His victory at FISM in 2006 drew the attention of many because his effects were so diabolical, the judges thought he might have used stooges! Shades of the brilliant Lennart Green, no less. More recently, however, he has been doing some of the best and most diabolical magic extant at various conventions and at the Magic Castle.His projects for magicians are of exceptional value, all of his videos are excellent and contain thinking of the highest order, which will definitely catch you off guard, his writings include cutting edge thinking and theory, and his recent Ontology Project is a collection of real miracles, no kidding.
I love the thinking that goes into Helder tricks. This one is no exception however, it should be rated as a difficult trick: the routine is long and can be hard to remember (it is for me), some moves are a bit tricky (but worth the effort for such a nice magical moment). For me it is the kind of trick where a book would help me follow along, especially the handling and the cards order you must get into for the magic to happen.
I love it but it really needs a lot of work.
By Matthieu 7:20 PM 4/3/13
I love the thinking that goes into Helder's tricks. This one is no exception; however, it should be rated as a difficult trick. The routine is long and can be hard to remember (it is for me), and some moves are a bit tricky (but worth the effort for such a nice magical moment). For me it is the kind of trick where a book would help me follow along, especially the handling and the cards order you must get into for the magic to happen.
I love it, and it really needs a lot of practice.
By Shannon 9:27 PM 7/28/12
This an an amazing effect that is truly on of my favorite tricks now. The difficulty should be a little higher on the rating because there are a few moves that require a lot of practice to get it right but they are wonderfully tought and very very good. I love this effect and I am surprised it wasn't more expensive. The methods taught in this trick are also very useful for other tricks and will help improve card handling skills. Buy this trick and enjoy the amazing trick found within :). Looking forward to seeing more effects like this!
By Elliott 9:16 AM 2/27/12
This is, perhaps, one of my all time favorite tricks to perform. Helder flawlessly combined two classics of magic: Vernon's Twisting the Aces and Hofzinser's Ace Problem. This is a very clever routine that builds to the climax. Helder is one of the most creative and brilliant in the field of magic, and his construction of effects leaves the spectators drowning in impossibilities, literally gasping for air at the end. It's virtually impossible to be disappointed with anything he puts out, so you should definitely pick this up. Go ahead and throw Red Mirror in your cart as well. You won't be sorry.
By Tony 4:40 AM 1/31/12
The effect is really good and its structured in such a way that allows you do two effects. The best part of it is that is completely impromptu and has no set up. Now with that being said I have difficulty with just one move but others might not.
By Haritaipan 8:19 AM 11/23/11
This trick is constructed very cleverly. I really love this trick, because the transposition let spectators see the ace really in hand and them go to the middle of the deck. It's really visual, and smooth. There are a lot moves in this trick. The best part of this trick is that it is impromptu --- you start clean and end clean. And this trick is really practical, it will be one of my favorite tricks that I'll perform very often.
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