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It's an extraordinary book
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On 2011-10-05 16:31, Jerskin wrote:
Nice review on Wizard Product review. The ACAAN looks great.



Glad to see a book review on Wizard Product. Also glad they performed the ACAAN effect.
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I've just watched the video. Of course, Craig was somehow lucky, but nevertheless the outcome would look more or less always the same. Still there is one thing you should not do (IMHO, I do so..) telling the audience in advance what you are going to do with the not chosen values (or numbers). That is confusing for them (Dai Vernon: " Confusion is no magic"). In addition you spoil a clever strategy... Just keep talking about forming a truly random playing card what you are actually doing also (if there is something you've to do you could do it now, same time creating an important time delay for a later recall of actions).

Once it is done, then (and not earlier) start to talk about a random number from 1 to 52 (which is a lie..., but people will not notice and/or forget!). At this point the deck would be out of your hands. As an afterthought or an idea that just came to you make the proposition to use all the not chosen numbers to form a truly random number. Try it, you'll see a huge difference in the audience's perception. Jan
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I have the book and it's excellent. Unfortunately "The Cheerleader" does not seem to work as described. Can someone who has the book PM me so I can discuss?
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I have the book and it's excellent. Unfortunately "The Cheerleader" does not seem to work as described. Can someone who has the book PM me so I can discuss?


You are correct, there is a small error in the description. If the selection is Hearts or Spades, he has to turn over the NEXT card rather than the one in his hand. When you ask the name of the card, if it's a heart or spade, ask him to place the card in his hand as the final card of the third row. Then spell along with the cards on the table and ask him to turn over the next card of the deck.
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>You are correct, there is a small error in the description. If the selection is Hearts or Spades, he has to turn over the NEXT card rather than the one in his hand.

It's right. I've just check the book and looks like you must do exactly the same in the paragraph about clubs and in the one about spades and hearts. In this case, you ask to turn the next card after the spelling.

Sorry about it. The proof reading phase has been a massive work for a non-good-speaker-of-english as me, and even the excellent work of the correctors, looks has been not enough to let escape some detail. I note it to fix it in next editions.


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Woody, I have started a list with typos - shoot me a message if you want to synchronize our findings!
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On 2011-10-09 21:10, jekyllandhyde wrote:
I have the book and it's excellent. Unfortunately "The Cheerleader" does not seem to work as described. Can someone who has the book PM me so I can discuss?


You are correct, there is a small error in the description. If the selection is Hearts or Spades, he has to turn over the NEXT card rather than the one in his hand. When you ask the name of the card, if it's a heart or spade, ask him to place the card in his hand as the final card of the third row. Then spell along with the cards on the table and ask him to turn over the next card of the deck.



What happens when the card is clubs and it's two cards down from the last card in the spelling?
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Thanks to everyone posting comments regarding the typos. I did just want to say that I hope that no one is discouraged from getting this book due to a few typos. This book really is at a level of quality that you rarely see in terms of the effects it describes.
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The selection needs to be 12th, so have 11 cards in the important pile (not 12 as it says in the book). Then perform as written. As described in the book, you end with three rows on the table and a card in their hand. The final row will always consist of 5 cards on the table and the 6th in their hand - no matter what suit is chosen. If their card is a club, spell along with the cards on the table then have them turn over the card they are holding. If their card is a heart or spade, do exactly the same thing - but just point to the card in their hand when you say the final 's'.

For the selection to end up 12th, there needs to be 11 cards in the important pile rather than 12 - because cutting the crimp to the top adds another card (the crimped card) on top of the important packet.

As Brehaut says, despite a few confusions in the translation - it is one of the best recent books on card magic.
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Another way to say it...

Providing you have 11 cards in the important pile, the spectator's card will be left in his/her hand on the "s" while spelling when the card is either hearts or spades (the 12th card). When the card is clubs there will be 11 cards on the table after spelling and the spectator's card will be left on the pack.
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Another way to say it...

Providing you have 11 cards in the important pile, the spectator's card will be left in his/her hand on the "s" while spelling when the card is either hearts or spades (the 12th card). When the card is clubs there will be 11 cards on the table after spelling and the spectator's card will be left on the pack.


It would work that way, but I think the way he does the ending in the book is stronger. The spectator does not spell out loud as he deals the cards, he only thinks of the letters in his mind while you indicate where he should place each card. You ALWAYS stop him when there are 11 cards in three rows on the table and the 12th card (selection) is in his hand. Only when the spectator is holding the selection do you ask him to name his card. If it's a heart or spade, you point to the card in his hand as the final S of the spell. If it's a club, there are exactly the correct number of cards on the table to spell the card and the selection is in his hand. So it's never the next card - the card in the spectator's hand is always the selection.
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Today should be the day. It has been a very long week awaiting it's arrival from Penguin. Can't wait to start learning, this book may well be the top release of the year!
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Today should be the day. It has been a very long week awaiting it's arrival from Penguin. Can't wait to start learning, this book may well be the top release of the year!


And you will NOT be disappointed Smile

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I spent the past few hours reading ... unbelievable! This may very well prove to be the best purchase of the past several years. I can't wait for the weekend and some free time to read with a deck in hand.
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Nice book and a good read - but nothing of interest in it for me.

A bargain for someone at a well known on-line auction site very soon!

Wizard's dem of ACAAN was just too 'perfect' to believe it wasn't scripted. Great effect but don't get too 'sucked in.''
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I just started this book this evening. It's wonderful.

The 4-card trick is brilliant, simple and charming!

This is a book with PERSONALITY. I'm loving it.
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For those that have Woody's book, you can speed the 4 card thing up by eliminating the sun,mon,tues part.Go into the final phase and bring the trick home. You still get great conviction of the spectators mixing their torn pieces due to the proceeding 'mixing' phases.

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Also, once the required piece has been put away by each spectator you can simply have them spread their packet and pull out pieces from the middle and throw them on top a couple of times. This is a Chad Long idea applied to Woody's great trick.

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Can I get some feedack as to what standard of magician this book s suitable for.
I have been doing card magic for about a year, so I wouldn't say I'm an absoulte beginner, probably the next level, and would like to get a rough idea whether the tricks
in this book would be too hard for me.

Thx!
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