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Sometimes you hear about a new magic trick that sounds too good to be true.

This is one of those tricks.

But this is the real deal. It’s a card trick, and all of the following points about it are 100% accurate:
 
1) The spectator names a number.
 
2) The spectator thinks of a card.
 
3) The thought-of card appears at the named number.
 
I tried to tell you it sounds too good to be true!
 
I’m betting that right now you’re trying to figure out “the catch.” (At least, that’s what I do when I read magic trick descriptions.) You’re wondering, do I need to master some difficult sleight-of-hand move? Does the trick require some complicated setup?
 
No and no.
 
4) You can perform this trick with very little practice.
 
5) You can perform this trick with a borrowed, shuffled deck.
 
You won’t be convinced this is possible until you get the trick for yourself and see. And the trick’s method will not disappoint you. The psychology and secret principle behind this trick are every bit as amazing as the effect itself.
 
Like I said, this one is the real deal. See for yourself.
 
-Rick
 
 
Special Thanks and Credit to:
 
-Justin Flom, Andrei Jikh, Tyas Frantz, Kyle & Mistie Knight, Ed Marlo, John Bannon.
 
-Ed Marlo Automatic Placement, Faro Notes (1958)

-John Bannon, The Thirty-Second Sense, Destination Zero (2015)
 

 

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Wonderfully deceptive. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 14th, 2018
This is one of my favorite effects Rick Lax has put out. It uses a principle I was already familiar with, but this is the best use for it that I’ve ever seen. It is incredibly clean. You move a selection from a known position to a named position without ever touching the deck. It’s wonderful. The bit of psychology Rick has added makes this feel truly impossible. This is a trick I’ll be using again and again. Don’t miss this self working effect; your spectators will remember for a long time.
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Another great trick from Rick Lax Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 13th, 2018
I love the presentation Rick came up with for this effect. There are a lot of acaan type effects out there, but not a lot of variety. This one stands out from the rest. I appreciate the minimal handlng and the audience involvemet that he brings. You will want to practice this a lot, not because it is difficult, but because you will surprise yourself every time. This trick requires no setup, all you need is a deck, paper, and something to write with. The cards can be shuffled, there are no stacks to memorize or complicated math. The handling is very simple. The problem woth many acaan effects is that the counting can be very boring, but with this presentation, the anticipation builds until they reach their number, and they can’t believe that their card is there. If you like the effect you aee in the trailer, buy now. You will not be disappointed.
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borrowed, Shuffled, and INCOMPLETE Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 20th, 2018
You can do this trick without a full deck! You can do this trick with an alphabet deck or an animal deck or an old maid deck or a with a Briscola deck! (You just need to know in advance how many cards you have.)

As with most self working card tricks there's counting to be done. It helps to have an easy going, Rick Laxian personality but there's enough bits of business given in the presentation even someone such as me can hold the audience.

As a heads up, the presentation shown by Penguin isn't the actual presentation. There's a round of counting, done by the spectator, where the magi needs to be clearly (and really) not looking. You can turn your head or step away but you need to convince people that you are not seeing that part. I only mention this because it adds a bit of necessary dead air to the presentation. However, that will be long forgotten when you finally get to the denouement, a word which here and just about every place else means ending. Also, just before the spectator does their counting they get to shuffle the deck so that's a plus.

Also, there is one "move" that really isn't a move (if you can hold cards then you have it down pat) and it will sail by any spectators that don't already know the effect.

Finally, there are enough things (cards, card boxes, bits of paper with numbers on them) floating around that a performing surface is almost a necessity.

Bottom line is the effect is bulletproof (with sober/cooperative spectators), is provided with a great presentation, and produces a good deal of impact.
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Rick Rock's !!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 13th, 2018
This is definitely
one of the most practical killer methods
of ACAAN to date !!!
If you are a ardent student of the art
Whom has amassed countless versions of ACAAN in all it's diverse forms ,then you will truly appreciate what Rick has
decided to share with the circle!!!
The most important aspect in all of Rick's instructionals is Clarity in presentation as far as method of procedure -( dictionary definition)"A procedure is a set of written or Spoken directions telling us how to apply a method to a particular sample, including information on obtaining samples, handling interferents, and validating results. A method may have several procedures ") he's straight to the point of what needs to be done with out drifting & ramblings which a lot of mediocre presentations out on the market suffer from!apart from the effect the hypnotic ethereal sound track was perfect !!!As a whole the production quality is just as important as the effect it self congratulations Rick & Penguin !!!
Iam breaking open a bottle of Blended Wisky to celebrate the occasion !!!
Get this & everything project Rick has out on the Market !!!!




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Great stuff! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 16th, 2018
This goes directly into my show.

1.) It's impromptu. You do not have to carry another pre-stacked deck with you. You even can do this with a borrowed deck. But... how often do you encounter people with an own Poker deck in their pockets?!?

2.) It's entertaining and funny. You can do great stuff with very tittle showmanship.

3.) It's simple. No fancy moves, no fishy things, easy to do.

4.) It's repeatable! You can (although you should not...) repeat this trick to the same audience. As a "table hopper magician" thats very important to me, sometimes people will follow you to the next table or watch you from the distance what you did to fool them. They will not know what you did, if you do the secret in the right way.

I really like Rick Lax. His tricks are stunning, although most often the secret and the moves are simple.
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Good effect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 18th, 2018
This does exactly what it says it'll do! I've performed this for a few people and it's best if there is more than one person there BUT don't let that stop you from performing for one person. You just have to be clear and concise with what you say and do. Hence one star removed because if you aren't clear it could be a tad confusing. IF you want a thought of card to appear at a named number this is a good choice for you. It can be done with a borrowed shuffled deck. No stacks, no special decks, and no weird moves. Rick's teaching is great.
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Where This Review Has to Go Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 17th, 2018
This is a quality release! I absolutely LOVE Where it Has to Go. I'm not good at math, and fortunately you don't have to be to learn or to perform this effect. But it works on a mathematical principle that you don't have to understand to use.

What the spectators experience: Use a borrowed deck. No stack. Spectator genuinely shuffles the deck before you start. One person names a number. A second person thinks of a card. The thought of card appears at the location in the deck the first person named. There's a little bit more to it than that of course, but nothing difficult and no sleights.

Very well done Rick!
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HEY RICK LAX!!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 20th, 2018
Probably the greatest effect you have put together.

This is an amazing variation of acaan.

Thanks for releasing it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 20th, 2018
excelet trick I love thanks you rick
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Well This is a Winner! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 20th, 2018
Thanks Rick for putting this out. Well presented and taught. It's an easy to do piece of magic that fits my personality and performing persona.

This is one of "Those" effects that look forward to tearing apart and putting the pieces back together again to make it mine.

Brillent...
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