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Big Blind Media has put out four DVDs entitled Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks, which consists of the following four videos:

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 1 (2012)
Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 2 (2013)
Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 3 (2014)
Awesome Self Working Card Tricks (2015)

All the videos contain self-working card tricks and only self-working card tricks. I know that there's some strong material here, but I'm wondering how these four volumes compare.

Which is the best of the set? Which is the weakest? And what tricks that are included are your favourites?

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To help give an overview of the entire series, below is a complete list of the tricks on each volume.

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 1 (2012)
Contact Colors (Aldo Colombini)
Impossible (Mike Austin)
Shuffling Lesson (Chad Long)
Henry Sugar (Liam Montier)
Pre-Prefiguration (Larry Jennings / Mark Elsdon)
Your Aces Are Marked (Terry Lagerould)
Shufflebored (Simon Aronson)
The 7/16 Club (Alex Elmsley)
Impossible (Larry Jennings)
4,5,6 (Al Thatcher)
Unbelievable (By Shields, F. Michael And Bascom Jones, Jr)

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 2 (2013)
Mind Mirror (Jack McMillan)
Convergence (Cameron Francis)
Stock Exchange (John Guasterferro)
Sense-sational (Ryan Schultz)
Poker Pairadox (John Bannon)
Four Most (Peter Duffie)
Password Fallacy (Jim Steinmeyer)
Amara Rises Again (Ryan Matney)
Blind Choice (Roy Walton)

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 3 (2014)
Armchair Mindreading (Caleb Wiles)
Self Control (Simon Aronson)
Rising Card (Daryl)
Memory Opener (Sal Piacente)
Casino Clock (David Solomon)
Quadruple MatchUp (Nick Trost)
The Stapled Card (John Scarne)
Devastation (Geoff Williams)
Impossible Divination (Larry Jennings)
The Red & The Blue (Alex Elmsley)

Awesome Self Working Card Tricks (2015)
Power Of Thought (Paul Curry)
Route 1 (Dave Forrest)
Compatibility (Wayne Dobson)
Wayne Man (Wayne Dobson)
Emotional Reaction (Dai Vernon)
Double Salto (William B Gibson)
Automatic Ace Triumph (Kuniyasu Fujiwara)
Further Than That (Stewart James)
The Future Deck (Jack Vosburgh)
What A Turn Up (Kaymar Magic)
Your Thoughts Are Mine (John Carey)
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I have the first 3. Haven't seen the last.

I prefer the first: all the tricks are decent, but it's pre-prefiguration that I actually use. The second was th weakest, IMHO. Not that it was bad, just the other two were so strong.

Of the tricks on the last one I'm familiar with: Automatic ace assembly and FTT are awesome.
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I like 1 and 4 most. My favourite tricks are:
- Shuffling lessons (use it or C3 all the time)
- Shufflebored
- contact colours
- Poker Pairadox
- Devastation (absolute killer when performed correctly)
- Emotional Reaction
- Double Salto (learned it years ago, brought this back to my mind)
- Automatic Ace Assembly (fools me every time I do it. If you like this I recommend REALLY?! by Harry Lorayne)
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Big Blind Media have since produced some more editions in this series. They are:

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 4 (2020)
Karmatic (John Bannon)
Coincidence (Bill Simon)
Five Nine King (Martin Gardner)
Company of Three (Roy Walton)
Sorta Swiped (Jack Tighe)
Miracle Aces (Stephen Tucker)
Baker Street (Liam Montier)
Third Attribute (Michael Breggar)
Swindle Coincidence (Peter Kane)
Card U Reka (U.F Grant)

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks: Cameron Francis Edition (2019)
Seven of Hearts Trick
Automatic Poker
Three Impossible Things
Divided
Blackjack Buffet
Counter Intuitive
Exhausted
Exhausted Aces
Exhausted Mates
Fired Up Triumph
Keep, Hide, and Giveaway

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Ryan Matney Edition (2020)
Pallbearer's Aces
The Maven / Bannon Triangle Conversion
The Positive Fortune Observation
Amara Rises Again
Harmony
Discard Dating
The Synchronicity Theorem
The Long Way Home
Duel Construct Vintage Mob Scene
Positively Fourth Street
The Psychic Dyslexia Approximation
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On Mar 26, 2018, EndersGame wrote:
Big Blind Media has put out four DVDs entitled Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks, which consists of the following four videos:

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 1 (2012)
Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 2 (2013)
Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 3 (2014)
Awesome Self Working Card Tricks (2015)

All the videos contain self-working card tricks and only self-working card tricks. I know that there's some strong material here, but I'm wondering how these four volumes compare.

Which is the best of the set? Which is the weakest? And what tricks that are included are your favourites?

Image


To help give an overview of the entire series, below is a complete list of the tricks on each volume.

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 1 (2012)
Contact Colors (Aldo Colombini)
Impossible (Mike Austin)
Shuffling Lesson (Chad Long)
Henry Sugar (Liam Montier)
Pre-Prefiguration (Larry Jennings / Mark Elsdon)
Your Aces Are Marked (Terry Lagerould)
Shufflebored (Simon Aronson)
The 7/16 Club (Alex Elmsley)
Impossible (Larry Jennings)
4,5,6 (Al Thatcher)
Unbelievable (By Shields, F. Michael And Bascom Jones, Jr)

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 2 (2013)
Mind Mirror (Jack McMillan)
Convergence (Cameron Francis)
Stock Exchange (John Guasterferro)
Sense-sational (Ryan Schultz)
Poker Pairadox (John Bannon)
Four Most (Peter Duffie)
Password Fallacy (Jim Steinmeyer)
Amara Rises Again (Ryan Matney)
Blind Choice (Roy Walton)

Ultimate Self Working Card Tricks Vol 3 (2014)
Armchair Mindreading (Caleb Wiles)
Self Control (Simon Aronson)
Rising Card (Daryl)
Memory Opener (Sal Piacente)
Casino Clock (David Solomon)
Quadruple MatchUp (Nick Trost)
The Stapled Card (John Scarne)
Devastation (Geoff Williams)
Impossible Divination (Larry Jennings)
The Red & The Blue (Alex Elmsley)

Awesome Self Working Card Tricks (2015)
Power Of Thought (Paul Curry)
Route 1 (Dave Forrest)
Compatibility (Wayne Dobson)
Wayne Man (Wayne Dobson)
Emotional Reaction (Dai Vernon)
Double Salto (William B Gibson)
Automatic Ace Triumph (Kuniyasu Fujiwara)
Further Than That (Stewart James)
The Future Deck (Jack Vosburgh)
What A Turn Up (Kaymar Magic)
Your Thoughts Are Mine (John Carey)

Which is your favourite and why?
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On Mar 27, 2018, Terrible Wizard wrote:
Of the tricks on the last one I'm familiar with: Automatic ace assembly and FTT are awesome.

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On Mar 29, 2020, thekillingjoke33 wrote:
- Automatic Ace Assembly (fools me every time I do it. If you like this I recommend REALLY?! by Harry Lorayne)

Do you mean "Automatic Ace Triumph"?
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On Apr 22, 2020, magicfish wrote:
Which is your favourite and why?

Rod, I made the original post in 2018 when trying to decide which volume to buy. I ended up starting with Volume #1 based on feedback I got here and elsewhere.

My favourite routines from that volume are Contact Colors (Aldo Colombini), Shuffling Lesson (Chad Long), Shufflebored (Simon Aronson), and Impossible (Larry Jennings). I think that overall it is a very solid collection, and the strongest of the entire set.

Other personal favourites from the series include Convergence (Cameron Francis) from Vol #2, Devastation (Geoff Williams) from Vol #3. From "Awesome Self Working Card Tricks" I especially enjoy Power Of Thought (Paul Curry), Emotional Reaction (Dai Vernon), Further Than That (Stewart James), and The Future Deck (Jack Vosburgh).
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Preconfiguration is really good, I also like Sense-sational, Devastation and Unbelievable. I own all of them and my favorite is the first volume but all of them are great.
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