Written by David Acer

Work of David Acer

201 pages (Hardcover), published by Camirand Academy of Magic
Illustrated with photographs.
Language: English

(83 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
David Acer Acknowledgements v
David Regal Foreword 5
Simon Lovell Introduction 7
David Acer Time Flies coin shown in hand, coin pocketed and wrist watch waved over hand to turn back time, coin is back and watch disappears from hand and is back on wristAlso published here 9
David Acer Mail Fraud blank post card signed, name of later selection appears on it 14
David Acer Intangibill finger through billInspired by 18
David Acer R.I.P. three quarters restored one by one, described with photographInspired byRelated to 21
David Acer Madcap karate coin with bottle cap, with restoration, credit informationInspired byAlso published here 30
Simon Lovell Another Restoration of bottle cap 34
David Acer A Day in The Life #1 - The Sanders Incident anecdote with Richard Sanders 37
David Acer Double Vision selected card matches odd-backed prediction card, then both cards transform into another pair 39
Ed Balducci The Cut-Deeper Force 41
David Acer Symmetry wings of angels on back of Bicycle card are blackened with mirror held in center of card, on other side the blackening duplicatesInspired by
  • "Twilight Angels" (Paul Harris)
Tony Kardyro, Edward Marlo The K.M. Move 44
David Acer Twisting the Acers one by one, then all at once, extra card 48
Unknown The Buckle Count 48
Jack Avis The Siva Count 50
Theodore Annemann, Henry Christ Alignment Move 54
Unknown The Modified Buckle Count 54
David Acer Diamonds Are Forever Seven of Diamonds initialed on face of rubber-banded deck (out to lunch), large diamond stone produced from it, changes into Six of Diamonds 56
Jay Sankey, David Acer All But One deck cased, deck except selection penetrates tableVariations 61
Gary Ouellet Crossover Lap lapping deck except one cardRelated to 62
David Acer All But One Two deck cased, deck except selection penetrates tableInspired by 63
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Montreal Transpo prediction written on envelope matches selection, selection put in envelope, transposes with another selection and writing on envelope "changes" to other selection as well (inversion/ambigram), duplicate 65
David Acer This Side Up deck turns over in card case, with "This Side Up" label on case 70
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse 72
David Acer Hofsinzer's Delusion "Hofzinser's", selection between spectator's palms, Aces taken out, Ace of same suit turns over and changes into selection, Ace now between spectator's hands, duplicateInspired by 76
David Acer Reverse Logic nine cards counted off, one card added, they are eight, then seven, ... a selection is also found at the end 79
Jack Merlin Tip-Over Change 82
David Acer A Day in The Life #2 - Lovell, Sisti & Hurlbert 85
Todd "L'il John" Watson Ripped Torn spectator apparently rips case by mistakeVariations 87
David Acer Ripped Torn Healed delayed torn case restorationInspired by 88
David Acer Movin' On Up card reversed but squared, gradual movement 90
Unknown The Turnover Pass 91
David Acer The Card Also Rises card rises from cased deck 96
David Acer A Day in The Life #3 - Language Barrier 101
David Acer Supernova balloon animal, big flash after apparently building up some static electricity, FISM Flash 103
David Acer Lethal Force unusual riffle force handling, card starts reversed at second position 105
David Acer Acereverse as top half of in-the-hands spread is replaced 109
David Acer Slow Motion Classic Pass wrist turn pass 111
David Acer The Card Warp Get-Ready 114
David Acer The Wave Change coin on finger-tips of palm-up hand, other hand waves over it for change, lappingVariations 117
Guy Camirand, David Acer The Smile-and-Wave Change without lappingInspired by 119
David Acer Endless Chain: The Finger Ring Subtlety with a ring on a loop of rope 121
David Acer Ghost in the Machine inserting card into bill slit of vending machine to make it changeAlso published here 123
David Acer A Day in The Life #4 - The Nooner 125
David Acer Flipwich center card in sandwich changes visually, one-handed, bottom cards turned overRelated to 127
David Acer Zenwich unknown card between two tabled Jokers, card signed and lost, sandwiched card is third Joker that then changes visibly into signed selection 130
David Acer Color Scheme sandwiched card visibly changes back color, then back to normal, red/blue double backer and red/red double backer 132
Simon Lovell Ferret Filiperoo center of three empty business cards instantly prints itself 134
David Acer Printed Matter three chosen cards in row on table, blank-faced deck shown, three blank cards print into duplicates of selections, then whole deck prints into duplicates of thirds selection 136
Gary Ouellet The Touch Force 138
Unknown The Riffle Force break 140
Paul LePaul, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Drop Injog 140
David Acer The Running Control Hindu shuffleAlso published here 141
Ed Balducci The Cut-Deeper Force 142
Unknown The Swing Cut 144
Unknown The Swivel Cut 144
Unknown Diminishing Lift Sequence three cards 145
Brother John Hamman, John C. Wagner Flushtration Count Handling 145
Jean-Pierre Vallarino The Rumba Count 147
David Acer A Day in The Life #5 - The Battery 153
David Acer Heavy Credit credit card placed on closed wallet, it vanishes and reappears inside wallet in its slot 155
Cardini Snap Change done with credit card on wallet 158
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Pagemaster spectator inserts paper slip into book, first word there is written on slip 160
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Cardmaster miniature card chosen and inserted into book by spectator, on that page is written the name of the selection 163
David Acer Quartermain three coins penetrate a deck one by one that sits on top of a glass 164
Unknown The Rubber Coin Illusion coin appears to be soft 166
John Benzais The Benzais Friction Grip 166
Unknown The Click Pass 167
Gary Ouellet The French Canadian Drop 168
David Acer A Day in The Life #6 - The Bullet Catch 171
David Acer Essays chapter intro 173
David Acer Someone's Coming Over and it's Not The Waiter approaching a table
- The Type of Approach
- The Verbal Approach
- The Visual Approach
- The Combined Approach
- When to Approach
- The Table-to-Table Technique
- Your Goals
David Acer Full Contact actual glasses fall out of eye instead of contact lense 176
David Acer A Prop By Any Other Name... on using unusual props 179
David Acer, Richard Sanders The Time Machine chop cup presentation 180
David Acer The Chop Mug and Creamers coffee mug and creamers for chop cup routine, only the idea 181
David Acer Getting Press - The Hook
- What to Send
- Where to Send it To
- The Follow-Up
- The Article
- The Interview
- Photos
- Anecdotes
- The Entertainment Round-Up
- And Finally, Momentum...
David Acer, Ken Schwabe, Michel Huot Nomen Omen: Three Approaches ideas for the marketed trick, names written on backs of every card, one card chosen from front and one from back, other side of each card predicted
- The "Collection" Approach (Ken Schwabe)
- Star Power
- Cardtune
Inspired by
  • "Nomen Omen" (David Acer, marketed 1990)
Tim Trono Spare Change Meets the Bent Penny idea for marketed routine
- Bending the Dime
Inspired by
  • "Spare Change" (David Acer, marketed 1988)
Joe Cole Pickpocket Plus idea for marketed routine, card to bill transformationInspired by
  • "Pickpocket" (David Acer, marketed packet trick)
David Acer Shot in the Dark (A Professional Presentation)
packet trick with guns on cards, russian roulette presentation, Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Force
Inspired by
  • "Short in the Dark" (Hiroshi Kondo, marketed effect)