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.