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I would say a beginner would have no difficulty with a lot of the stuff in the book most is self working or use simple sleights. There are some advance sleights taught but not used in any of the routines
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The book and author are awesome. I am a recent buyer but am glad I am one board. I am getting a t-shirt made.
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On 2011-12-29 12:20, magicphill wrote:
I would say a beginner would have no difficulty with a lot of the stuff in the book most is self working or use simple sleights. There are some advance sleights taught but not used in any of the routines


There are a fair number of tricks that require faros.
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If someone is interested , I have translated the Cheerleader effect so it works in italian. You need different values, and it has the advantage that you can use all the suits, even the diamonds. In italian they all spell with 5 or 6 letters. And you need a different "special number" at the beginning of the effect.

If you want the italian version of the trick, let me know (I actually don't see why you should be interested, but who knows...)

Best regards and kudos to Woody for the book with the most original ideas of the last years.

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Having real trouble with the cheerleader trick.
If the card is a club it always seems to be 2 places after the final S
Spades & hearts work fine

Any ideas?
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This book is an excellent book and Woody is to be profusely thanked for the massive amount of time and effort he expended in translating this book into English. That said, is there a blog site or other site where all of the typos and errors have been listed.

By this question, I am not implying that this book is poorly written or of low quality. Rather, I just want to find a place that lists any such errata so that I can print it out and keep a copy in the book. This will aid in reading and learning the effects where such errors might be.

Thanks for any info in these regards.

Mike
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Eschew obfuscation.
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Would also like to know if anyone actually uses the acaan method & how you go about cutting the cards if not a direct hit on the suit and number
Cheers
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Yes, please look out (search) for it, I wrote about it quite a lot Smile Jan
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Doh!
Cheers Jan
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I got around to reading this book (got it from motown, awesome seller and all around guy here on the Café), and even though I'm only a bit in I'm really liking his ideas. The Separagon is great. One of my concerns was the time required to go through the whole deck but he offers some good suggestions. I think this would be a good spot to practice my interactions with the audience. The Separagon triumph is really nice, I'm not super huge on triumphs effects but I like how Woody adds in a memorization aspect to the routine.

I'm only a hobbyist and right now I just enjoy reading but in the back of my mind I'm also trying to think which effects I would like to string together in a routine. I'm leaning toward gambling and memory demonstrations to have that playful back and forth with the audience and reading A Book In English has gotten my mind going with ideas. Anyways, I've been reading this book during my lunch hour and just wanted to share my thoughts so far.
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On Aug 26, 2011, JanForster wrote:
I love this book! And yes, I found one translation mistake in one of my favorite routines ("Never tell them what's going to happen"), but with little thought you still get it (page 127, 4th passage from the top, try it, you'll see it...). Still you did a marvelous job!! Jan

Hi Jan, were you able to replicate this effect accurately? I couldn't understand his ACAAN force mechanism. During performance, is the magician supposed to make visible adjustments to the deck twice? One time to adjust to the spectator's suit selection and second time to adjust to the total sum of the called out numbers?
Thanks a lot!
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Yes, I did, no problems, and two are right, sometimes less. Jan
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I appreciate your clarification Jan.

I love this book, the very first effect with the four cards is ingenious! Getting a spectator to unknowingly build a stack from fairly shuffled cards is an awesome concept. I greatly enjoyed Aragon's special anti-faro technique. Although it works for an odd number of cards, it is highly effective especially when I add a Joker to create a 53-card deck. Several of his effects rely on "mathemagic" and that has always been something I relish. Being a Faro-enthusiast I found his analysis of the various Faro cycles with different sized decks extremely entertaining. With so many other remarkable ideas and principles, the book is without doubt written from a brilliant mind!

Thank you Woody Aragon for this valuable treasure Smile
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