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Ferry Gerats

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Yes, again another version of Acaan, but this one ......

is self working

can be done with borrowed shuffled deck

and in contrast with the standard handling of Acaan, the participant, who names the card, ONLY does so AFTER the card - that has been located at the numerical position determined by the other participant, has been put aside.

Moreover it is free of charge!

Just go to: http://www.lybrary.com/ucaan-p-921898.html


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Brilliant! I adore these sorts of effects.

I downloaded the file, ran through the effect with cards in hand, and actually fooled myself. This will go along with a couple of other similarly plotted effects I perform creating a synergistic routine.

Thank you, both for your clever trick and for sharing it with us!

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Anthony you make me curious about your synergistic routine!
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Anthony you make me curious about your synergistic routine!


There's a John Carey effect called Opening Number, from his book Crafted With Carey, that I love performing. It's sort of an ACAAN meets Open Prediction effect. I also enjoy performing a Ryan Matney effect - not certain of the source at the moment, but it's one of his small, self-published books - called The Walton Deficiency Experiment. I think your Ucaan will help meld a nice trio of effects into a cohesive routine, with yours occupying the final position. At least that's what I am thinking at the moment. I'll need to play around with the flow to be certain, but yours seems to "lock" everything up quite nicely.   

I'll post the source for the Matney effect as soon as I have time to look it up.

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Hi Ferry,

Thanks for sharing this with us. It's very generous to offer this for free!

I just worked through this and (like Anthony) fooled myself. I love that feeling [smile]

I've never been fond of the idea of having a spectator remember the card that falls at their chosen number, but I like this and will try it out on some friends today and see how they respond.

Can you clarify something on the instructions? At point I. you say, "The packet is face down on the table. Have participant B reveal his number." Did you mean to say "participant A"? Or am I reading understanding you incorrectly?

Again, thanks for sharing this!

Rudy

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Dear Rudy,

You are right, I've made a mistake. Where there is written at step I: "The packet is face down on the table. Have participant B reveal his number." It should have been: "The packet is face down on the table. Have participant A reveal his number." Thanks for drawing my attention to this error. I've sent a revised edition, correcting this mistake, a moment ago to Lybrary.com.

Anthony thanks for stating here the other tricks of your routine. BTW the Walton Deficiency Experiment is the first effect in his booklet The Self Working Project.

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Ferry, I'm having trouble with the instructions.

In step C, I'm not sure which packets are being combined and which ones are being discarded.  If A thinks of 11 and B thinks of 2, then does the discard pile consist of 13 cards, and 39 cards are handed back to you (the performer)?

What happens in step G?  You do a false cut, but have the spectator tell you how far down in the packet to do the cuts?


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I've just been informed at the Magic Cafe that the method of Ucaan is the same as in Atlas Brookings & Andrew Brown's The Crusade. If I would have know that the method is already in print, I wouldn't have published Ucaan. Having seen a moment ago that the Crusade is still for sale, I've asked Lybrary.com to stop the publication of Ucaan immediately, as I certainly do not want to harm the business interests of others. I regret this happened.
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The principle behind this effect can be found in many places - and as Ferry mentioned in his manuscript, his version was inspired by a discovery in Corinda's book on mentalism.  

After reading the download yesterday I realized I had read an identical method in one of the Karl Fulves Self-working series of books.  Those books are full of gems, and I believe all the oldies hold treasures buried deep within their pages - our job is to unearth, and revive them.

I was unaware of the 'Crusade' trick, but on reading a little about it I realize what Atlas and Andrew are selling you is the presentation, scripting and procedural justifications rather than the method.

It is shame to hear that you have asked Chris to remove the idea from the Lybrary, but I do understand your reasons.  For the right performer this is a simple method upon which a great presentation can be built.

However they are many great ideas hidden within the pages of the old books, so fear not.


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Aww it seems I am too late to get this from my lybrary. Would you be willing to share this privately, Ferry? I understand if you would rather not, for the sake of the previously mentioned crusade trick. I love a good acaan [wink]
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Seems im also too late, no longer available
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So, I've combined this little gem with two other effects: John Carey's Opening Number from Crafted With Carey, and a silly little "thought sending" thing that I use to set up the premise. The order is  silly little set up, Ucaan, and Opening Number. (Yeah, closing with Opening Number seems odd, but oh well.) I decided against the Matney effect mentioned in my earlier post as it didn't fit. The routine flows and so far is getting great reactions.

Thanks again, Ferry. And anyone who missed the effect before it was retracted, check out the other sources mentioned by Socrates above.

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After reading the download yesterday I realized I had read an identical method in one of the Karl Fulves Self-working series of books. 

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Can you tell us which one?

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Yes. Which Karl Fulves book?

All the best.

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