Carbone Card Change

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Postby Matthew Field » 01/28/05 10:41 AM

My friend, the extraordinarily clever magician Angelo Carbone, has come up with a card change that will make your eyes pop out of your head.

Angelo Carbone\'s Card Change

Angelo is not interested in having people discuss methods, and it is not (at least as yet) impromptu, so let's enjoy and respect Angelo's wishes.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/28/05 10:54 AM

Damn clever!
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Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » 01/28/05 10:57 AM

Angleo showed a clip of this to a couple of us in NYC a few weeks ago (along with some other things he's working on). It looks really really nice, though it's not particularly easy to do.

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 01/28/05 12:29 PM

Is this the one using the card spin flourish?

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 01/28/05 02:36 PM

Holy crap! You mean its not a camera trick? However its done, I already know I probably cant do it. Damn kids...
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Postby Adam Brooks » 01/29/05 01:27 PM

Damn, that's some gorgeous changing right there...
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Postby Angelo Carbone » 02/01/05 10:32 AM

Heh! Glad you folks like it.

Yes I aim to get it working 100% and intend to market it.

No sleight of hand. Will be automatic.

A nice touch is the card can be signed and the signature still remains on the card after the change.

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Postby Guest » 02/01/05 11:27 AM

Very impressive color change. Without getting into specifics, can you tell us how the angles are?

Postby Guest » 02/01/05 11:46 AM

This is probably some of the most visual magic i have ever seen. Very impresive!
The fact that the signature remains on the card adds to it even more...can you then give the card away?

Postby Angelo Carbone » 02/01/05 11:57 AM

The angles are great. Can be surrounded with people looking down over your shoulder all around you from all angles.

Sadly the card cannot be examined though.

Thanks for your kind words :)

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Postby Guest » 02/01/05 12:15 PM

Great angles and extremely visual -- I'm doubly impressed. You have a winner, man. Great work. :)

Postby Guest » 02/18/05 10:56 AM

This is still amazing to watch.

Although the signature seems to be the same idea that I've been using for Signature Swindle, the actual change it's self is something else.

When you say that the card cannot be examined do you mean all together or just at the start?

Can it be examined after the change is what I'm asking I guess.

Again, just incredible.

Postby Angelo Carbone » 03/01/05 12:03 PM

Hi Glenn,

Sorry I missed your post.

Alas the card cannot be examined at all. It would be great if it could but the method used to accomplish the change makes inspection impossible,

Glad you like it :)

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Postby Michel Huot » 03/01/05 03:00 PM

Very cool Angelo,

It reminds me of the stuff Robert Swadling does (hope the name is ok!) :help:
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Postby Carl Mercurio » 03/02/05 09:08 AM all Angelo's stuff.
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Postby Guest » 03/02/05 09:17 AM

Thanks for the answer.

So the whole card is gimmicked? Can't fathom how but it is incredible looking.

But then the same can be said about your rising card.

To bad I can't see the video of that for some reason. I just get a EVOGAMERS.COM web page but no video. Is there anywhere else I can view it? Perhaps in Windows media?


Postby Angelo Carbone » 03/03/05 02:42 AM

Yes Glenn the whole card is gaffed to the hilt as they say.

Sorry about the videoclip error on my risingcard site.

It has been fixed now and I have uploaded a new videoclip of my rising card effect when I performed it on TV.

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Postby Daniel Trombetto » 03/03/05 11:11 AM

The change looks incredible. But what is that sound in the clip? Does that sounds really occur during the change, or is it a technical glitch in the file or something else irrelevant?
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Postby Angelo Carbone » 03/03/05 02:04 PM

Hi Daniel,

Believe it or not the sound at the exact moment the card spins is made by the force of my fingernail as it hits the edge of the card as I flick it.

I hope to make it a self spin trick to replicate the real spin flourish. No flicking required.

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Postby Pete McCabe » 03/03/05 03:33 PM


This is a beautiful piece of magic.

But I must say, I suspect I will not like the self-spinning version nearly as much. To me if the card spins by itself that says that this is not a normal card. But a card you can flick and it changes, I can imagine a ton of routines that I can work that into, where the card will not be suspected.

BTW the mpg file I downloaded had two frames repeated right at the moment of the change. Was that a glitch in the file, or on my computer, or was it necessary to conceal the method?

Also, is there a link to your performance of the rising cards? I've always wanted to see that.
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Postby Angelo Carbone » 03/03/05 04:25 PM

Hello Pete!

Thank you for the comment.

You are the second person to say there are 2 frames repeated. You had me go back and look at the footage again. I just cant see where it is. I assure you that it is not there to hide the method. It can be done live - no camera edits.

As for the self spin, I visioned that I apparently give a light flick of the wrist to create the illusion I give momentum to start the card spinning when of course this is not the case. I don't just simply keep my hand motionless and let the card spin by itself. That would be very suspicious. I am going down this route because after numerous flciks to to the edge of the card with my fingernail, the card gets dog eared and bent which is not good.

As for my named rising card, just go to and go to the second page to see the new video.

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Postby Steve V » 03/03/05 07:34 PM

Looks great. I've an odd question for you, what was the items you tossed? I couldn't tell from looking at them nor could I understand the word you were saying, I think I am just not familiar with what it is.
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Postby Angelo Carbone » 03/04/05 10:29 AM

Hey Steve,

The two toys I tossed over my shoulder in the rising card video are Morizo and Kiccoro which are the official mascot characters of EXPO 2005. The mascots names were chosen through a naming competition that attracted more than 80,000 entries.

You can see a photo of them here: ... erview.asp

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