This effect has received a lot of undeserved criticism on the MC. Overall, it's a great effect with
a workable method, but you will need to do a little thinking involving numbers. Very similar to
Hondo and Leon's intuition, the method can be adapted for different kicker endings (all blanks, all
jokers, regular cards). Some number selections will require a "move" that is not difficult, but
will require a bit of practice. Reset is not instant, so it's not really suitable for strolling.
Be aware that the promo video shows a best case scenario, which will occur about 33% of the
time. Outcomes requiring the "move" will also occur about 33% of the time. A third "out" not
requiring a move (and close enough to the ideal to not be noticed) will occur 33% of the time.
It's not necessarily the best CAAN out there. But, if you like the idea of the spectator
dealing the cards and ending with a display of blanks, this is worth looking into.
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The idea is good. But there are a lot of opportunities for spectators to make you really hard time
trying to get the cards in final order.
I mean what if spectator names such numbers as 9 to 15?
Or even to 25? Who own it - will understand.
And Adrian just didn't discuss it.
spectator will name 30 to 49 - it's a good trick, if a smaller number - pain in the ***.
requires a spectator management in general.
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Yes the spectator does all the work, however depending upon the said number, you might have to do a
small move before the spectator can handle the cards. Well I've solved that. If you have to perform
that small move instead of how they say to do it in the instructions...try this! Sir take out the
deck please and place the first card to the side...and we will get back to this card in the end.
Well once they've done the count down and you are at the end of the Trick just use that first card
as a second reveal to the now blank deck. THIS IS A MUST BUY! I've performed it at a table of like
seven ppl and I slayed them all. It has a simple reset.I LOVE THIS TRICK!
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Here is a great commercial effect by the incredibly talented Adrian Vega. What a superb idea with an
excellent instructional video. I can only imagine the devastating effect this will have on any
I normally do not review products, as some are good some are not but most are o.k. However this is
poor ,with out revealing how the trick is done it is difficult to explain why.
Sufficient to say
I will not be purchasing anything from Penguin again.
I’m not impressed with this one and don’t find it a good value, either in what you get or insights
in the instructions given. And if you read my reviews, you will see I am not in the habit of giving
bad ones. But I feel this is wasted money. Unfortunately, I can’t really say what the true issues
are with this one without risk of giving away the method and/or required handling. Is it easy? Yeah,
I suppose so. Is it failsafe? Not really, no. Did it get the reactions I had hoped for? Not even
close. This was a disappointment. My advice: Find a different ACAAN option and leave this one out of
your junk magic drawer.
The effect is pretty good but the handling does require some practice to make it work. It has a bit
of a learning curve. All in all however once you get the routines down this is one you will want to
use over and over.
Not completely self working. You'll need to improvise a little bit from time to time. You'll pretty
much get it right every time- with a little audience management.
I like this one very much! It's
nice, it's different in it's kicker ending, it's cleverly made.
Fun to perform, if you're into
a little bit of jazzing with it 😎😄
This is my second review... You may find that letting the spectator handle the deck can sometimes be
risky. To solve that problem, you handle the deck yourself. I've changed it up Abit like so. Sir
there are 52 cards in a deck. And then do the spread to show the backs of the cards. I will began to
count down cards and along the way I will offer you a random card( the cards that have now been
marked) and you will have three Chance's to accept the offered card before I reach the end of the
deck. When ever they accept the card then finish dealing the deck down. Do your reveal and now you
can show the blank deck. I find that it's better to do a card fan as apposed to a table spread
because sooner or later a table spread will reveal one of the special cards. I call this version