Abacus

Magic download (ebook) by Rus Andrews ($50.00)

Imagine being able to predict/reveal a thought of two digit number and playing card without the spectator saying a word, everything exists purely inside their mind. Sounds impossible right? Wrong, with abacus you can do this and a whole lot more, from open predictions to acaan style effects. Abacus is a principle that opens doors that no other has done before and is being performed by professionals worldwide.


Rus has adapted a very clever Max Maven idea and applied it to cards. The result is a very interesting and very easy version of the ACAAN effect.Marc Paul
You have created a wonderful piece of mystery here and I'm getting strong reactions when performing it.Paul Rohmany
Abacus is a combination of devious creativity and boldness. Rus has had numerous great additions and nuances to this plot over the years but he's really nailed it here. If you like the plot and want something your going to use I highly recommend Abacus. Steven Palmer
 

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Official review from MAGIC Magazine

From the January 2016 MAGIC Magazine. Reviewed by Peter Duffie

This is a good effect, incorporating ideas of Max Maven and others to arrive at a very direct mental card effect. The principle used for the number selection, with the spectator using his fingers, belongs to Max Maven. In this, instead of the spectator openly extending fingers on each hand, Andrews has him carry out these actions in his imagination; no one but the spectator can know what the final number is. And, assuming that the spectator fully understands the instruction, the end result should be 100 percent surefire. However, if the spectator gets it wrong for whatever reason, you will not know this until you move on to the next phase, when the spectator counts down to the card at the number. That said, if you are perfectly confident that your spectator will get it right, then there is no problem. I mention this simply because I am never confident when allowing a spectator to carry out any procedure upon which a trick depends.

I enjoyed this ebook very much. I would not recommend this for beginners because, even in the basic version, good audience management is of the essence. My only quibble is about the price; I think fifty dollars is too high.