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granterg
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Apparently Luca Volpe's ACAAN "H-ACAAN"(not sure of the name) was available.

Does anyone know if it still is?

Best, granterg
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On 2013-01-23 23:18, DavidGamut wrote:
I am in total awe at what Jeremy has created. However, until I have more success and become a total full time performer (I'm in the middle of that awkward transition now), I will obviously not to be able to afford effects like these currently (but one day...)

In the meantime, I don't understand what everyone is so upset at. I will put it this way, when you attempt to grab stuff like this, most of the time people are using it to perform for other magicians. Because to the laymen, it doesn't matter which version you perform, for the most part they perceive the same thing, and thus remember the same thing. And if not, you can cause them to misremember you ever touching the deck. So you know what, it's ok.

I do however look forward to working with Mr Weiss in the future though Smile


To the best of my knowledge, Jeremy's ACAAN has long been sold out and is not available.
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I don't believe Jeremy has ever had an ACAAN
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On 2013-01-27 18:35, smokingkills wrote:
I don't believe Jeremy has ever had an ACAAN


I am guessing that you weren't at MindVention two years ago when he performed it several times. Are you saying that all of us who saw him do it aren't telling the truth?
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I don't doubt he performed an ACAAN.

Let me clarify what I meant by "has ever had" in my above post: I do not believe he has ever marketed or sold an ACAAN as described on his website. I believe the effects listed on the website were never on sale and I doubt they exist.

That's not to say he doesn't perform one or more versions of an ACAAN himself.
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I wanted to jump in on this just for fun. I do believe personally this is all a hoax, about the Weiss version of acaan that was marketed for a huge amount of money. But, I don't know for sure. It is a lot of fun wondering though. I've heard the phrase "mindvention 2009" mentioned about 100 times. I was at mindvention 2011, but I wasn't able to make 2009. There are a couple possibilities in my mind. Maybe they all got together at a lecture during mindvention and discussed that this would be a secret for everyone who attended...an experiment of how a legend can grow? (Just as a joke.) That would kinda make sense if you think about it. Another possibility is that Weiss performed a very clean version of acaan at mindvention(2009) a few times (using a stooge for example)...it only takes a few people to witness this for a legend to grow exponentially. I really don't know what happened. I can admit that. As far as Ben Harris and Bob Cassidy saying they own this, I'm somewhat baffled. I really think they are just playing along, but for a logical reason. Perhaps it's just a very expensive piece of paper that says "use a memor**** deck and a stooge", and Harris and Cassidy both got a free review copy? Smile

As for the smart alec comments about asking for a video of Weiss performing this, I understand why a demo video of this partciular effect might not make any sense, but can you really blame Magicians for asking, doing research, and trying to get to the bottom of this Bob and Jeremy? Dai Vernon went crazy going around the country trying to find Allen Kennedy just because he heard about this guy's ability to do a center deal. It wasn't enough for Vernon just to hear a rumor about it. Vernon finally found Allen Kennedy and, as the story goes, Kennedy showed Vernon the center deal. Would you give Vernon a hard time for doing what he did? Heck, he was just curious. Don't give someone a hard time for being curious.

I did see J. Weiss briefly at mindvention 2011, but I was honestly too afraid to approach him and ask him if I could witness this. I was too afraid he would be upset that I asked to see it in person. It's the truth.
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Just think a card now...and a number....get your shuffled deck and check Smile
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I just did, but I was one off!
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Most new mentalists don't seem to realize that the original, and best IMO, version of ACAAN appeared in "The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks."
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On 2013-01-28 18:58, catweazle wrote:
I just did, but I was one off!


Well, let me tell you this real story.
I meet a magician friends, few months ago and he saw my video on youtube and he insisted asking me to perform the ACAAN (keep in mind that we was in a Bar in Italy) so I asked him if he had a deck of cards, he said yes...then I asked him to shuffle, and he shuffled...then I asked him to tell me a card, and he said the King of spades, and I asked him to tell me a number, he said 27...I asked him to take his own deck and to decide if count the card from the top or the bottom, he said the bottom, he count the cards and the 27th cards was the King of Spades!....He is still speaking....I am still thanking GOD!
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Most new mentalists don't seem to realize that the original, and best IMO, version of ACAAN appeared in "The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks."

But is it better than the $2,400 version that some of us may have bought?

I'm personally saving up my money for ACAAN 2: Holier Than Thou. I've heard it utilises secret material that NASA uses during top secret space missions.
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Could it just be, that despite this heady age of electronic sharing, instant idea swapping, and all the rest of it...maybe, just maybe not everyone gets to be privvy to absolutely everything? and just because you don't believe something happened, doesn't mean you are entitled to see/hear/have it explained freely something that took place...its fair enough not believing in something, but that non belief happens outside of the absolute truth of a situation/experience...
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Do you own the version of ACAAN as advertised on that website Iain which was reportedly sold for $2400?
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On 2013-01-29 07:17, smokingkills wrote:
Do you own the version of ACAAN as advertised on that website Iain which was reportedly sold for $2400?


I have seen it performed, but not by jeremy...but by a person he sold one to...
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On 2013-01-29 07:17, smokingkills wrote:
Do you own the version of ACAAN as advertised on that website Iain which was reportedly sold for $2400?


I have seen it performed, but not by jeremy...but by a person he sold one to...


was it worth $2400? With all the other acaans you've seen was this one that much better?
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Its not about whether I value something or not, its whether those that own it and perform it feel it has given them value...whether that be closing an important booking or whatever else, there lies the value... I don't own it - so can't say...its not like he then sat me down and ran me through it!

and as its not for sale anymore - so pointless discussing it further to be honest...
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On 2013-01-29 06:32, lucavolpe wrote:
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On 2013-01-28 18:58, catweazle wrote:
I just did, but I was one off!


Well, let me tell you this real story.
I meet a magician friends, few months ago and he saw my video on youtube and he insisted asking me to perform the ACAAN (keep in mind that we was in a Bar in Italy) so I asked him if he had a deck of cards, he said yes...then I asked him to shuffle, and he shuffled...then I asked him to tell me a card, and he said the King of spades, and I asked him to tell me a number, he said 27...I asked him to take his own deck and to decide if count the card from the top or the bottom, he said the bottom, he count the cards and the 27th cards was the King of Spades!....He is still speaking....I am still thanking GOD!


pretty awesome, hope he doesn't read this thread!:0
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On 2013-01-28 19:01, mastermindreader wrote:
Most new mentalists don't seem to realize that the original, and best IMO, version of ACAAN appeared in "The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks."


using a M T deck?
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This is all just a conspiracy, agent 15 is probably watching, I'm out Smile

On a serious note, what's the obsession with ACAAN? I mean that in a sincere way, not attacking anyone's thoughts or anything like that I just never really got to much out of the plot, that's all.

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I agree darren, most people miss the whole point behind The Berglas Effect...
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