Magic download (video) by Chris Mayhew
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CAANDY - magic

Chris Mayhew is back with another fantastic download.

We first saw Chris perform this amazing Any Card at Any Number at The Session 2010 where he fooled a room full of 100 magicians. Nobody had a clue how this clever routine worked and it became the hit of the convention.

It's DEVILISHLY CLEVER, easy to learn, uses a normal deck, there's no memorized deck work and no difficult sleights so hopefully you can see why we are particularly excited about this great card effect! Download it now.

Running time: 35 minutes, 10 seconds.


Customer reviews for CAANDY





I love chris mayhew's work. This is just another. I thought it was going to be complicated but it was not. Only a set up and remembering some key points. I have done it several times. The effect itself is mind blowing.





I have never been one for ACAANs and I was iffy about getting this one. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a simple principle that can be applied to other things. The sleights are little to none but it is still a cool effect. If you are advanced and wanna learn a complex ACAAN this is not it but is perfect for beginners.



Ok, what a way to perform an ACAAN. This is a must-buy. It is incredibly cheap, it seems incredibly random, and it uses a great principle that can be applied to many other things. There is no reason not to buy it. I have always hated ACAANs but this one is great and I will most definitely add it to my repertoire. Or just don't buy it and let me keep it all to myself.



All I can say is that don't worry about this trick not being worth your money, this trick is worth every penny, if not more. Chris Mayhew is absolutely hilarious during both performance and explanation and the trick lives up to the praise.
It is ridiculously easy and requires no advanced sleight of hand and most principles and ideas, you will probably be familiar with.



As a fan of the ACAAN genre I am thrilled to have this version in my arsenal to entertain and amaze my audiences. CAANDY hits most of the criteria I look for in a card effect ... no sleight of hand making this very easy to perform ... straightforward plot ... spectator gets to make free choices (no force). There are a few computational "rules" to learn but nothing that should require more than 15 minutes or so of working with the cards to become very comfortable with performing this without worry. While it does involve a one-time set up and the reset can be a little cumbersome especially if you're trying to use this as a strolling magician. The video shows this effect being performed at a table although, in fairness, you could easily work out a way to use hands of your spectators. In any event, CAANDY is a worthwhile purchase if you're looking for an extremely clever method that will fool your audiences.



Loved the effect. A very practical and effective ACAAN. I came here after performing it for so many people and I got great reactions everytime.



The concept is clever and is not limited to just any card at any number.

One of my favorite applications is to spell to the card with the spectators name.

This was well worth the price.



Well, the explanation of this trick is amazing, his no-sense humor makes the video so likable to watch ahahahah
Anyway, talking about the trick, it is fantastic, brilliant and the price is totally ridiculous because I saw worse tricks with a HIGHER price.

So my feedback is totally solid and positive and 10$ is an amazing price!



I got this a while ago, looked once and for some reason shrugged my shoulders. I just revisited it as I want to include an ACAAN in my set. I have spent the last weeks researching a couple of dozen approaches - and this is my all-out favourite. Clean - ingenious - simple - effective. It's not strictly "ACAAN" - more "AACAAN": Arrived At Card At Any Number, but it is very practical.
I'd also add that it is one of the funniest downloads I have in my extensive collection - some of his bits are surreal and hilarious. Possibly worth the price just for the explanation.
So: maybe not quite the final solution to ACAAN, but very close, and certainly useable.



As a relatively novice magician, I was never aware of any CAAN effects until I came across this and purchased it.

This effect has honestly become one of my favorite card tricks to perform. What I love about it is the sheer
impossibility of the outcome of the trick. Think about it: You show a spectator a mixed-up pack of cards, have them
choose any number between 1 and 50, have them place an 'arrow' card anywhere they wish in the spread of cards, and
give them the opportunity to both rotate the arrow card and swap the final two cards. In the spectator's eyes, their choices
are completely free, which they are in fact.

The trick is so straightforward and clear, and a bare minimum of sleight of hand is required. Actually, I wouldn't even say that there are any sleights required, with the exception of one that that happens literally under the spectator's nose, without looking like any type of sleight of hand. There is nothing to hide with CAANDY.

I give this a very high recommendation..the only bad thing that I can say about this is the video. Although Chris is hysterical and entertaining, a few key points may not be given the attention they deserve. You may have to re-play portions of the video to catch what's being taught. But nevertheless, the effect is taught in its entirety.

I give this a high recommendation! (But don't buy it, because I consider this a kind of hidden secret of my own, and convince myself that nobody else performs this...)



Really enjoy the effect, started to work on it last night. I was not familiar with the deck set up, so took me a few minutes to get there. I then watch the download sequence, without the cards, just to absorb it. i only stated this morning performing it and got it on the second trial, so practicing it will make it bullet proof. I will not carry it in bars yet as i get requested by friend for trick after a few drinks... I just may get sloppy..
Overall well done,
note: As a TV Producer, i see where the video recording could be done in more professional way.



subtly thought... brilliant ! indispensable !
this will certainly be the only ACAAN version i will use (after more than 15 years of learning card magic/mentalism)
10 $ ? i really can not imagine that anyone misses it !?
bravo Chris !
and thanks Vanishing for continuing to work in the direction they've chosen : QUALITY
Bruno (France)



Seriously creative effect. If you're an ACAAN junky, as I am, this is one of the best out there.




Hello Everyone!! Back with another review for you all. Chris Mayhew's CAANDY and trust me it rocks. Vanishing Inc have pumped out another Miracle.

Chris Mayhew

Price: $10

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What They Say: Chris Mayhew is back with another fantastic download.

We first saw Chris perform this amazing Any Card at Any Number at The Session 2010 where he fooled a room full of 100 magicians. Nobody had a clue how this clever routine worked and it became the hit of the convention.

It's DEVILISHLY CLEVER, easy to learn, uses a normal deck, there's no memorized deck work and no difficult sleights so hopefully you can see why we are particularly excited about this great card effect! Download it now.

(Yup Its Pretty Much That Cool)

Thoughts: Pure Awesomeness on a stick with marshmallows. Im a fan of Chris's work and the ACAAN plot seeing that they both were together I had to get CAANDY. If you havent watched the preview watch it the effect is clean and simple. There is no hard memory work and other the last few days I have performed it for magicians and laymen alike getting awesome reactions and the deck is completely normal!!

Teaching: As Chris usually is he is very precise but very laid back he is easy to relate to and overall a really funny guy so he has his random off beat moments. Everything is gone over in detail and it is really really simple to learn. Chris is a great teacher.

Applications: The concept behind this with some thinking could have multiple applications you just need to use your imagination and it is really easy!

Quality: Quality is great. Easy to learn from and even 2 extra videos at the end with Chris going over a few more touches additions.

Definitely my favourite ACAAN to date and so *** easy!!

The creativity behind it is excellent its so much fun to perform and it is DEVILISHLY easy.

I absolutely recommend you pick this up if anything put this right at the top of your list I'm 100% sure you wont be dissapointed!!

Enjoy it all and keep performing.


(Yes on the page Chris is trying to look like Mario I wouldnt mind my own Mario hat actually)



If I was John Bannon, I'd be really bummed that I didn't think of this fantastic routine- but I'm not- so I'm good to go!

What a great trick!

-Jack Carpenter



I gave it 4 stars only, because the effect is a 5-star miracle, but the quality of the video doesn't go beyond 3 stars:
- low volume
- low resolution
- missing chapters

He is really funny, but the explanation is a bit convoluted and not very linear: an additional PDF with a simple outline of the operations to follow according to the various conditions would have been much appreciated.

Other than that, I confirm that this is a really powerful effect, I highly recommend it for your next close-up routine!



Very interesting trick. you have a very special humor.



I like the trick, but the teaching is wretched. He spends way too much time discussing what is simple and obvious and then glosses over what is complicated. I can appreciate his humour but it is very distracting and breaks up your train of thought in trying to learn this effect. I can only hope that poor editing is to blame for the fiasco where he explains the entire trick from beginning to end only to switch the calculations near the end as though he began with a different start to what actually occurred. I'm not impressed with the poor quality of instruction. This seems to be a relatively easy trick to perform given proper instruction, but instead I'm having to piece it together myself based on my understanding of what should happen. This will be my last download unless my concerns are addressed as others seem to be having the same problem with other tricks. Fix this problem and I'll be happy


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