Nick Trost is one of my card magic "gods". I am sure most serious card magic enthusiasts share this opinion. I can't think of a Trost effect that I don't like! But Maxi-Twisto may be the one I like the MOST! It is very clean and totally surprising. It has been re-issued lately by L&L Publishing, so that a new generation of magicians can blow their audience's collective mind.
Trost built upon work that Roger Smith had done to give a big climax to the classic Vernon Twisting the Aces plot. The result looks like this: A packet of four (Hoyle poker-size) Aces is shown faceup, and one by one, they turn magically facedown as the packet is counted from hand to hand, until three of the aces are facedown. The last ace (spades) is turned facedown the old fashion (non-magical) way, and then the packet is counted again to reveal FIVE cards, not four. The five card packet is turned faceup and it is a ROYAL FLUSH in spades!
One of the great packet effects ever! And dirt cheap in this quality L&L re-issue. Should cost a lot more!
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