Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice? Presenting
John Guastaferro’s Second Storm, a follow-up to his
popular Brainstorm DVDs released in 2003. Second Storm
continues John’s brand of close-up magic; that is,
strong, creative, practical and entertaining—ideal for
strolling and formal close-up venues. John has earned
the praise of magicians worldwide for his original
ideas and effects. As Jon Racherbaumer puts it,
“Second Storm demonstrates John’s unique ability to
transform effects into ‘extraordinary moments.’”
Second Storm includes never-before-seen card and
non-card effects, as well as new twists from John’s
2005 lecture notes. Also on this series are John’s
exclusive Brainstorm Breaks,
where he shares additional ideas designed to spur your
Quick Draw — Here’s a great visual opener using
nothing more than a pencil and finger ring. Features
John's unique Ring Load and Drop Link.
Tricycle Cards — Four “baby jokers” become all grown
up in this charming packet trick. Learn how to make
the clever gaff in minutes.
Teeter Totter Aces — The spectators help find the four
Aces with the push of a finger. Great for strolling.
Famous Aces — John reveals his stunning Ace assembly,
where the Aces completely vanish from their packets
and reunite inside the card box. This is the one
everyone’s talking about!
Jokers To Go — Two Jokers inside the card box change
places with the spectator’s card.
Remote Possibilities — A 52-on-1 card is used as a TV
remote to locate the spectator's selection. A clever
take on the ambitious card plot, with a surprise
Fair Trade — The four Aces demonstrate their
mind-reading ability, then transpose with the four
QuickPocket — The signed Kings are placed in four
different pockets, then instantly change places with
the spectator's signed Aces. Two variations included.
The Eerie Truth — A random card is selected using a
few rolls of the dice. After showing that your written
prediction matches the selected card, you reveal the
eerie truth that the trick never happened!
BONUS: Vino Aces — Featured on L&L's World's Greatest
Magic series, John’s “Vino Aces” is a spectacular
presentation piece based on the classic “MacDonald's
Aces.” Perfect for both close-up and parlor settings.
Bonus ideas and effects
Cigarette Pack to Cards — A quick, visual opener where
a pack of cigarettes instantly transforms into a deck
The Stress Test — An ingenious card revelation using a
stress test card.
Trans-Pocket Switch — Show a card in your pocket
before it’s actually there. This simple, yet deceptive
switch has several clever applications.
East Meets West — A half-dollar and Chinese coin
repeatedly travel and change places in this
multi-phase coin routine.
Optical Opener — The spectator finds the only printed
card in a completely blank deck. But just like an
optical illusion, things aren't always what they seem.
Here, There, Everywhere — The spectator’s card is seen
in several places at the same time, finally appearing
in a mysterious location.
Collectors With A Twist — The spectator slowly cuts
the four Aces into the deck. First they turn face-up,
then they capture three selected cards. A great twist
on a classic effect.
Constellation — The spectator marks dots on your
business card, which VISUALLY reposition themselves to
reveal a selected card. A wonderful close-up illusion.
The Masterpiece — The magician tells a story about
four artists and a blank canvas in this imaginative
packet effect, which utilizes Peter Eggink’s “Ace
Googly Eyes — The spectator finds her card by doing a
Google search with the deck. A novel spelling effect
with a surprise kicker.
Turning The Tables — The spectator plays the role of
magician and finds the four Jacks without a clue how
it was done! This novel presentation builds to a
Ultimate Fate II — In this extension of Aldo
Colombini’s “Contact Colors,” the spectator plays the
lottery by placing her dollar in the deck. Her luck
keeps on riding to a million-dollar ending!
Bonus ideas and effects
Cookie's Fortune — Learn John's clever method for
pre-loading a bill in a fortune cookie.
Matchbook Transpo — A quick in-the-hands
Fortune Flash — A clever way to turn flash paper into
a logical and
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 02 September, 2007.