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Topic: Andy Nyman's INSANE
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Feb 25, 2015 07:07AM)
I did a search on the Café and found no topics on Andy Nyman's Insane. To those of you who own it, do share your thoughts on this effect.

I have been performing this routine, it was very powerful when I saw it on the DVD. I as a magician reacted crazily. However, when I perform it to lay people, their reactions weren't the way I thought it would be. I am assuming it is just the way I performed this particular effect. But would love to hear your thoughts on this if you are doing this too.

If you DO NOT KNOW what this trick is about, it is basically a type of ACAAN effect. Andy Nyman's approach to this trick is really really clever.

Imagine being able to SHOW the spectator the PREDICTION BEFORE the trick happens.

Looking forward to hear from you guys. Cheers =)
Message: Posted by: Ollie (Feb 28, 2015 09:28PM)
Ive heard its not very good at all.
Message: Posted by: KarstenMeyerhoff (Mar 4, 2015 03:23AM)
Hi there,

I'm surprised to see this classified as a type of ACAAN, because to me it's certainly an open prediction. I will admit that you could present it as ACAAN if you don't just have the spectator choose a card, but have him/her name a number and then count down to that number and ... - you could sure do that, but I don't see, how that would add to the effect. I actually present it as open prediction and I talk about how as a magician you never tell your audience beforehand what is going to happen, but how I will break that rule and tell them _exactly_ what is going to happen so they don't miss a thing and can pay attention to the open prediction that is in my hand and visible all the time. There is a certain build-up.
Moreover, I use a blank deck (which the spectators cannot handle before, of course), because some smart person will always come up with a remark such as: "Oh, all your cards are the ten of diamonds/six of spades/ace of clubs/...!". Then turn over the blank deck and fry them! It works very well for me ...
Message: Posted by: Tukaram (Mar 4, 2015 06:26AM)
I have seen it and never thought much about it. Just an open prediction. Maybe it is just not my style... But it just does not seem to be a strong trick.

But as far as the audience reactions go, I have had other tricks that blew me away and the audience cared nothing for. And I have some old, simple stuff that they love. Sometimes you got to roll with the punches and let your audience reactions guide you.
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Mar 5, 2015 11:49AM)
Karsten, wow Blank Cards! Yes I think this would be quite the killer. You've nailed it I think. I would try it and let you know how it goes. Pardon me, yes it is more of an open prediction than an ACAAN. You are right. Thanks for your thoughts. This will go well to flow with my Spreadwave, Mental Photography and Blizzard routine hahahaa.
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Mar 5, 2015 11:50AM)
[quote]On Mar 4, 2015, Tukaram wrote:
Sometimes you got to roll with the punches and let your audience reactions guide you. [/quote]

Word! :) so true.
Message: Posted by: Zuke (Mar 9, 2015 11:49AM)
I have found the same thing in music, some of the songs I love to play the audience just don't care about, then they love some songs that bore me to tears but I have to play them.

I think it was George Carlin who said 'Comedians write and audiences edit', it's so true. If the audience doesn't care for it it's out, if they like it it's in. :)
Message: Posted by: TomasKancyper (Mar 11, 2015 12:11PM)
Where can I see a video of this trick being performed?
Message: Posted by: KarstenMeyerhoff (Mar 11, 2015 05:21PM)
Hi TomasKancyper,

I did something revolutionary and totally unexpected to find a video: I went to Youtube and searched for "Insane Andy Nyman" and look what
turned up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UzdEPbD1ak ;-)
Message: Posted by: Zlwin Chew (Jun 19, 2015 05:01PM)
[quote]On Mar 11, 2015, KarstenMeyerhoff wrote:
Hi TomasKancyper,

I did something revolutionary and totally unexpected to find a video: I went to Youtube and searched for "Insane Andy Nyman" and look what
turned up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UzdEPbD1ak ;-) [/quote]

Wow. Who is that guy? Didn't he just repeat everything that was mentioned in the trailer?
Message: Posted by: dirtyfoucault (Jan 20, 2021 07:40AM)
Does anyone else use this trick? It’s decent for Zoom. I do have issues with a somewhat unfortunate noise as the cards are separated though. This seems inevitable, to some extent, due to the nature of the gimmick. Reminds me of David Regal’s Modern Transportation in a way. Patter can be used to cover but I’d like to reduce/eliminate it. Be interested to hear if anyone has any suggestions/alternatives (beyond ‘do a different trick’)?
Message: Posted by: Kassim (Feb 22, 2021 01:41AM)
I think its a very good trick and have had a lot of great reactions with it