Above The Fold by Rich Aviles

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Details: From the foreword by Daniel Garcia: “Some of the most clever, modern card thinking I have ever seen.”

Published by Vanishing Inc. Magic, Above the Fold is the debut collection from one of magic’s most exciting new talents: Rich Aviles. In this intelligent, praiseworthy collection of card and close-up material, Aviles details thirteen effects and seven moves, each one explained with equal parts clarity and wit.

We have had enormous success with publishing SMALL BUT POTENT magic books—we like to present only the strongest material of a clever magic thinker. Every single trick is worth reading, practicing, and performing. Here are some highlights:

Fax Machine: A card animates, moving on its own power, and changes into another card as it moves through the deck. It’s kind of like an ungimmicked rising card effect ex- cept… a card doesn’t rise.

Ballerina Change: With a flourish, the top card is extended away from the deck. A wave of the hand and it changes into a different card. It only lasts a couple seconds, though, until it visibly changes back to the first card without any cover.

Pocket Protectors: This trick is extremely rare in that it will completely fool magician audiences and entertain non-magicians! This is the best trick construction we’ve seen in a long time!

Bystander: Adhering to the strict rules of the International Brotherhood of Magic People, the magician is forced to take a break from performing. In the meantime, the deck is handed over to a spectator who unwittingly does the impossible. The magician then discloses that he predicted the spectator’s every move.

“Above the Fold is refreshing—a collection that demonstrates real ingenuity and a DIFFERENT approach to card magic. I enjoyed every page and trick.” —Joshua Jay

“I’ve known Rich and his work for years, and am so pleased he is finally releasing his material. Everyone is going to love Above the Fold.” —Joel Givens

Contents (from sampler ToC, available from Vanishing Inc. Magic)

I. Foreword (Daniel Garcia)
II. Rich Who?! (Rich Aviles)

III. Moves: 
2 Fax Machine: Card animates and changes to another card as it moves through the deck
5 Comic Change: card change as pushed through deck
6 Riffle Revolve: during in the hands riffle shuffle
8 Ballerina Change: A card change with a flourish, and back
11 Replica Control
14 Vanilla Extract: palming 
16 Razor Burn Switch

20 IIII. Effects: 
20 Pocket Protectors
25 Oops, I Did It Again 
30 Middle Man
36 Bystander: Spectator performs the magic, as predicted by the magician
39 Subwich
44 Speedo
48 2 Legit
54 Big Black Arrow
59 Two Wrongs
62. Asher Twitch
70 Troubleshooting: The Forgotten Card
72 Troubleshooting: An Ending For Torn & Restored Card

75 IIIII. Super Awesome Mega Bonus
75 DIY Fire Wallet

  • Publisher: Vanishing Inc.
  • Pages: 76
  • Location: USA
  • Dimensions: 6″x9″
  • Date: 2010
  • Binding: softbound

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Approx. Price: $25.00 (2010) ***

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