DVD 6 - Aldo On Trost
The great Card Magic of Nick Trost.
Nick was a master in creating amazing tricks and routines based on subtleties rather than difficult sleight of hand. Due to the amazing success of the three DVD set we produced and the numerous requests, here are the fourth and the fifth in the series. This is a humble tribute to a very creative magician.
Most of these tricks are impromptu and they all use a regular deck of cards.
The Gathering Of The Court Cards: A great nine-card assembly, with Jacks, Queens and Kings!
The Slippery Aces: The Aces are sandwiched between the two red Jacks. They disappear and reappear between the black Jacks!
Topsy-Turvy Aces: The Aces are inserted in the middle of the deck which is shuffled with some cards face up and some face down. At the end, all the cards are face down except the Aces!
Deal And Duck Poker: Ten cards are used. The spectator picks five at random. You end up with a Royal Flush!
Cards And Dice Prediction: Two dice and a deck of cards. A card is selected by throwing the dice and the same dice find it!
Elimination: A card is chosen and you show the entire deck card by card. The selection is gone! It will re-appear face up in the middle of the deck!
The Fifth Hotel Mystery: Queens and Kings are shuffled in pairs, but at the end the Queens are all together and so are the Kings!
M-U-M Miracle: A spectator Thinks of any card. You reveal it, without any clue, with a method that will blow them away!
Elevator Cards: The name says it all. The classic elevator theme, the Trost way!
Trost On Al Koran's "Prediction Supreme": You place three predictions on the table and three spectators pick a card each. The three selections match your predictions!
Running Time: Approximately 36 mins
Significator Cards: A freely selected card is lost in the deck and revealed by four cards picked by a spectator!
The Restless Court Cards: The twelve court cards are used. You place them in three packets and then switch their positions. They follow each other in their respective piles!
An Equalizer Revealment: Two cards are freely selected and replaced. The deck is shuffled face up and face down and at the end all the red cards are face up except the black selection and vice-versa the black cards are face up except the red selection!
The Automatic Gambler: Some cards are shuffled by you and the spectator. Three hands are dealt and your hand beats the other two!
It's A Date: A coin is borrowed and left in full view The deck is shuffled and cut by a spectator and four cards are selected. The four cards reveal the date of the coin!
Spectators' Double Match: The deck is divided in half and two spectators each take a half-deck and pick two cards. They match. The same thing is repeated with the same result!
The Royal Treatment: The four Queens are paired up with the four Kings by a spectator, and they all match (Hearts with Hearts, Clubs with Clubs, etc.)!
Coincidental Cut: A spectator cuts any amount of cards. Two cards are selected from the remaining of the deck and they indicate the cards cut by the first spectator!
Fourteen-Card Follow The Leader: The classic theme, the easy way, THE Nick Trost way!
Double Cato Revelation: A sixteen-card packet is shuffled by a spectator after two cards have been chosen. At the end, the two cards appear in the opposite color pile!
Running Time Approximately: 45min
The great packet tricks of Nick Trost. All the tricks require special cards (not supplied but easily obtainable) or simply duplicates of some cards.
Un-Cards: A beautiful prediction effect using blank-faced cards (the Un-Cards). The selected card is shown to be the only red card of the packet. The prediction says, "You Will Select The Red Card."
Expanding Cards: A stunning, visual effect! A fan of five miniature cards (say A, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Clubs) expands to large ones in a blink of an eye! So easy to do. For close-up, walk-around, etc.
Kopy Kat: From two packets of cards you and a spectator take a card each. The cards match and all the other cards are seen to be the same. Everything can be examined!
Flim-Flam: You place a card on the table and try to print three duplicates of that card from blank cards. The card is the 5D and you print three 10C....Mistake? The three cards change into all 5D's!
A Packet Of Backs: Four cards turn out to be the same (all 10D), then they are all double-backed cards, then blank-faced cards and finally, they reveal a selected card!
Twisto Blanko: Four cards (say the four Queens) turn face down one at a time and then all the cards become blank on both sides!
Jumbo Two-Way Split: From cards cut in half two spectators picks the two halves and they are seen to match. Not only that, you predicted that card! What an amazing trick this is!
Quadraplex: You show two predictions. Then a spectator shuffles quarters of jumbo cards and at the end only four cards are face down in the packet. The first prediction is correct. The four cards are assembled and they make a whole card but with a mismatched corner. The other prediction is the same card with the same mismatched corner!
Abra-Card-Abra: A blue-backed packet and a red-backed packet are used. Two cards are selected and they match! All the other cards are the same. Similar to "Kopy Kat" but different method.
Card Cloning: You show a red card and two black cards. You produce three more red cards and then the two black cards change into red as well!
Running Time Approximately: 39min
Magic with "Special Decks" by Nick Trost. All the tricks requires special decks (not supplied but easy to make up).
Royal Triumph: Four cards are selected from a red-backed deck. You produce the four Kings and these have blue backs. At the end, these four cards are the selected ones!
Matrix Miracle: Five cards are selected. Spectators help to select any other five cards and these are seen to be the mates of the previously chosen ones!
Stranger In Paradise One card is selected from a blue-backed deck. A red-backed deck is shown. The cards are counted and they are only 51. The selected card from the blue deck is turned over and it is seen to be the missing Red-Backed card!
Destiny Deck: Using a deck of cards and two dice, you reveal a couple of very strong coincidences and a stunning climax!
Straight Poker Deal: A spectator shuffles the deck and you deal poker hands and, of course, you will win with the best hand!
Incredible!: You show a deck half blue and half red. One card is selected from each half and these two cards match. All the other cards are seen to be all duplicates of an entirely different card!
Half Wild: Probably the most famous routine by the late Nick Trost. A deck is cut into two. Two half cards are selected: They match and they are seen to be the only normal cards because one half of the deck has no faces and the other half has no backs!
Oscar: A spectator thinks of a card in the deck and you name it "Oscar." You show all different names on the backs of the cards and the selected card has the name Oscar on its back!
Duo Brainwave: You place a blue-backed card on the table. A card selected from a blue-backed deck turns out to have a red back. Your blue-backed card matches the selected one!
Technicolor Change: After a selected card has been revealed to be the only different colored card in the deck, you will produce a series of stunning color changes with the appearances of a Rainbow Deck!
Running Time Approximately: 50min