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Asi Wind

A.A.C.A.A.N.

Constructed from years of trial and error, Asi's Any Card at Any Number is a masterpiece of modern-day magic.

The effect is suitable for both close-up and stage with a method that is nearly impossible to reconstruct. It can be performed surrounded and may be repeated with no additional setup required. Only an ordinary deck of cards is used. Nothing else.

What we love most about this effect is that Asi has taken a classic plot in card magic (Any Card at Any Number) and combined it with his background in mentalism to construct a routine that when viewed in performance seems like so much more than “just” a card trick. AACAAN is an interactive performance piece that will make your reputation!

Immediately after purchase you will receive access to our exclusive 30 minute explanation, on video for the first time ever. Learn the method in detail from Asi Wind along with several alternative presentational ideas.

Asi has honed his handling of the ACAAN plot over many years and many methods. Like most incredible ACAAN methods, this does require some memorization - what you'll need to memorize is listed at the end of the explanation.

 

Community questions about A.A.C.A.A.N.

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    Charles asks: 1. Is the video a complete performance? 2. Is any sleight of hand required?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes - this is a complete performance. There is a move involved, but it is done out in the open.
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    Robert asks: In the reviews I see reference to MNEMONICA. Can this trick be done using the Joyal stack?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes - it can use any stack.
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    Richard asks: Is this similar to any of the versions in Wind's book, Repertoire?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes. This is video instruction of a trick from the book.
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    G asks: Is this the same video as the one in Asi’s “Three Card Routines”? If different, how so? Thank you

    • 1. Tony answers: Yes! It's the same video
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Customer reviews for A.A.C.A.A.N.

Matt

I personally love this plot. Being able to create this moment for the spectator really is something special. I love the method and it is just as cool as the trick itself and opens the doors to many other creations.

 

Gabriele

Easy ti perform! Strong impact! If you search a simple and good ACAAN this is good for you!!!

 

Anonymous

Wow. I was completely fooled watching the performance of this trick, and I thought the only method for this trick would be some pre-show and a bit of dual reality. Thankfully, I was in for a surprise after watching the explanation. The method is genius, nearly undetectable, and done entirely on the off-beat. This will be great to perform because the reactions one will receive after doing it smoothly will be incredible and worth so much more than the twenty dollars used to purchase this trick. Thank you Asi for your clear teaching and sharing more incredible magic with the magic community.

 

Anonymous

I've been working for years on a perfect ACAAN and I think that this one is the best version so far!



The effect is not easy and you will need to dedicate some time to practice but in the end, you will have a miracle to show. Bravo Asi Wind! And thanks Dan and Dave for releasing this effect on your site!

 

Anonymous

This is by far the best 'Any Card at Any Number' I've ever seen. And not only to watch, but to perform. Fantastic!

 

Anonymous

This trick is just insane. You will really fool people, even scare them. I have to admit that this trick really fooled me as well.



Asi explains everything very thorough. He really does his best at explaining the difficult parts of the trick.



It's a must have for Stage and Close-Up magicians.

 

Anonymous

When I saw this trick, I was dumbstruck. I had no idea how it was done, and I have to say that the method behind it is quite fine. However, I'm disappointed by the misleading in the description.



To perform this effect, one either needs to have previous knowledge of a certain magical technique, or spend over another $50 dollars to learn about it (depending on the source). For a $20 downloadable tutorial for a card trick, I was seriously expecting a full explanation of everything required for the trick. Instead, I received the main sleight involved (which is good, no denying that), and then a major glossing over of what makes the trick work in addition to that slight, as that information is someone else's.



This trick is an application of another technique at it best. That doesn't change how amazing the effect is, but buyers be warned that you may not know what you need to know to perform this effect, and learning the other parts of the trick may be very expensive and time-consuming.

 

Anonymous

This is a masterpiece.

I've performed it a number of times now, and it just kills. So clean, so fair. Looks like you do nothing at all, which is what makes this so strong. So glad Asi finally released his work on ACAAN. Everything is taught in-depth and nothing is glossed over. Multiple times Asi goes over each section of what you need to do to accomplish the effect, so by the end you have a full understanding of the effect, how it works, and all that is left for you to do is practice.

I've looked at just about every ACAAN method ever released, and this is definitely the best one I've ever come across. This is something I don't see myself ever putting down. If you want to perform ACAAN, this is the one. Thank you, Asi.

 

Anonymous

I wish I'd seen Asi perform this before I learned it, because I would have been devastatingly fooled. This method for ACAAN is as close to the 'holy grail' as a method will get. A free choice of card AND number. The deck is in the box the whole time, completely ungimmicked, and fully examinable on top of that. The spectators get to hold the deck and deal to the number themselves. There are no sleights. By the time the deck is dumped from the box into the spectator's hands, the pressure is off and the work is done. There are no forces, outs, psychological tricks, gaffs. The method works every single time. And it can literally be ANY card at ANY number.



Sounds impossible, right? It's not. And every single condition I've listed above is 100% fact.



I learned this method originally in Asi's booklet 'Chapter One'. I'm not sure if it's still in print, but if it is, jump on it and get 4 other effects that are just as powerful, direct, well-structured, and strong in effect AND method. However, this ACAAN is worthy of this standalone release and is worth the $20 if you don' t want the booklet or can't find it.



One caveat: The method requires knowledge of a magic principle that many magicians may not have readily as their disposal. It's not something you'll have to search far and wide to find, but it IS something that will require a lot (and I mean a lot) of additional work to get ready if it's not something you already have worked in and ready to go. I can't say more than that, but it's worth warning you of this. However, you may be so freaking excited by this method that you'll be dying to learn this additional principle that, sadly, the video itself doesn't cover (as the principle belongs to someone else and it is not in Asi's right to teach it here).



All of this said: This is the best, cleanest, and most direct method out there. Get it. Now.

 

Anonymous

I bought this a few months back. The method? Brilliant! This is the answer to all ACAAN, clean, smooth, nothing to hide, ditch, or worry about. It's that powerful. Recently I went to Asi Wind's lecture, and he performed his ACAAN. He did it in many variations, and trust me, it still had me fooled. In fact, I am honored and fortunate enough to be the one who delt down the cards while Asi was performing his ACAAN. What I can say about Asi Wind's work is that he is EXTREMELY familiar with his material, only then does he publish it. This ACAAN can take you anywhere, there are countless of way to perform this. If Asi Wind is reading this, I would like to thank you for creating such original methods to accomplish effects that can fool magicians and laymen alike, hope to see your next lecture in Singapore soon!

 

Anonymous

I am a huge fan of the ACAAN plot. This is the best method I have found. It is an incredible effect, and the teaching and instruction is very clear. Asi is very thoughtful in his construction and explanation, and I feel the teaching puts you in good stead.



That being said, as mentioned above, you need something else to make this trick work. But, you should put in the time to develop that ability anyway.



For those interested in the plot, I would also check out John Born's Meant To Be, which uses a similar technique. I think Asi's version is a major step forward, but the Born book is a great discussion of ACAAN plots in general.

 

Anonymous

I don't want anyone else to purchase this - it's ALL MINE lol



This is stupidly ridiculous (that means extremely wicked) and brilliantly thought out. It's definitely worth the money, in my opinion, and it's clearly explained, detailed, and concise. There are two things you have to learn, but once you do, you'll be glad. However, that being said, I recommend Double Exposure by Asi Wind as well (I purchased these two together) and was the best 20 I've spent on magic indefinitely.

 

Anonymous

Ok, if you are looking for something that does itself and makes you look like a wizard... It doesn't exist. This is an amazing feat, and even if laymen knew how it was done you would still get credit for the amount of work and practice that goes into this routine. Its amazing. I haven't performed it yet, and have been practicing it hard using a little "cheat sheet" to make it work... Buckle down and you will have one of the most powerful pieces of magic there is.

4 out of 5, lost one point for the fact that you aren't informed before hand of what you need to know to perform this.

 

Elie

This version of the ACAAN is difficult to master. But when you will be ready to perform it, it will become your favorite trick. I just love it !

 

Jesse

Asi's working on ACAAN is pure genius. This effect follows the theory that a great magic effect can be explained in fewest and direct words as possible. Spectator names a card, another a number between 1 and 52 and that exact card is at that exact spot. BAM! The work is done by the time the effect begins. It's pure, direct, and impossible.
This effect does take time and effort on your part to make it possible. But that's the fun of magic! I will definitely be working through this one on the daily to perfect the rhythm and natural flow that it needs.

 

Zack

Rarely do I call an effect perfect, but Asi's ACAAN is perfection in my book. It meets all of my standards for an ACAAN, and more: No gimmicks, no stooges, no dual reality, freely named card, freely named number, starts and ends clean, useable deck before and after the effect, and much more. I think that it is safe to say that I will never turn to another ACAAN. Granted, this does take a lot of time and practice; for the effect that it achieves, it's completely worth it. As for the production quality and video, I don't have to go into much detail other than saying it's a D&D product. It's good.
Asi's ACAAN is not only par for Asi, but it's better. I might even end this review with the cliche, "Do yourself a favor and get this right now" line because this time, I really mean it. Actually, don't get it. I want as few people performing is as possible. If you put in the work, I promise you will not be disappointed.

 

Chad

Asi Wind has provided us with yet another beautiful piece, and the utility goes far beyond this. It send the Magic Mind whirling with possibility.

 

Anonymous

you need to know mnemonica forwards and back but its so worth it

 

Benjamin

As far as I'm concerned, this is THE ACAAN. It's unbelievable how clean this is. Asi teaches so many subtleties that really make this a powerful miracle that people will remember you by. You'll have to learn the Mnemonica stack, but I would learn Mnemonica for this effect alone. There's really no drawbacks. It feels like you do nothing, angle issues are pretty much non existent. Gets the spectators involved, they do everything. I have no complaints.

 

Jason

A brilliantly designed ACAAN. The concept is simple, yet unbelievably smooth. The video demonstrations are well put together and helpfully showcase the different ways to perform the trick. I personally felt that the price was a little high for what is given. If you don't know about Mnemonica, or you haven't practiced Mnemonica much, this ACAAN is far less approachable. So folks who are new to card magic might want to come back to this one at a later time. Regardless, it is a fantastic thing that can really improve a magicians trick arsenal.

 

Jerry

This version of the ACAAN is not an easy one to master. It will take time and dedication to learn, but with enough practice, you'll leave your spectators in shock.

 

Jonathan

Best ACAAN this is great for every situation. I dont think the moves are difficult but it takes time to learn. I perform this trick every day at school.

 

Veronica

5 stars, it´s not trick for everybody but if you are willing to put the time and effort to learn it, you got a miracle, the teaching it´s first class, if you are not good at numbers don´t worry, neither myself, but with a little practice you will be able to do it, the math it´s not difficult at all.

 

Malcolm

Asi Wind ‘s A.C.A.A.N. is the most direct effect of that genre I have seen and I have seen my fair share.
His teaching is second to none, all the tiny details you need to make this wonderful effect work for you is all there.

 

Sam

AACAAN was amazing! It’s so easy to learn and perform. I’ve performed it to a lot of people and gotten great reactions.