X-ACT by Mike Kirby
The buzz about this trick is phenomenal.
When Mike sent me his idea for A Card At Any Number (ACAAN), I was shocked at the creative, super clean handling he had created.
X-act is direct, killer magic that you will love to perform. You will love the method almost as much as the reactions you will get when you perform X-act.
Comes complete with all the special props required, plus two knockout handlings.
A card inside an envelope is placed on the table next to a deck of cards. The spectator asks for any number from 1 to 52. The deck is removed from the card case. The cards are dealt face up one at a time until you reach their selected number. The card is removed from the envelope it matches the card at their number.
It gets no cleaner than this. A playing card is placed face down on a spectator's hand (no envelope). The spectator names any number from 1 to 52. The deck is removed from the card case. You deal the cards face up one at a time, finally arriving at the chosen number. It's hard to believe; they turn the card over in their hand. I think you have guessed the rest.
Only one deck
No memory work
No multiple numbers to learn, etc.
Always deal the deck the same way
Only one envelope
Only one card in Handling Two
No switch of any kind
No adding Jokers
Learn and perform this miracle in 10 minutes.
Without doubt X-act is the greatest card effect since Paul Curry's 'Out of This World.' Since my return from FISM I have performed it six times. It left my magical friends stunned. Congratulations to Mike Kirby and to your input in producing such a killer effect. The only regret I have is that I did not create it. This is going straight into my act. It says a lot for it because I normally only perform my own stuff. Warmest regards"
- Charles Gaucci
"It's a Miracle"
- Doc Eason
"A devilish mechanism so infernal and diabolical, an effect so staggering, that in earlier, more superstitious times, its operator would be consigned to a fiery meeting with Azrael, the Grim Reaper of perdition. But it also works as a really, really good card trick."
- Bob Farmer
"CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN"
- Joe Monti
"I will Take two"
- Christian Engblom
"Just received X-act and can't tell you how thrilled I am with it.
"I have made a lifelong study of versions of ACAAN and can honestly say this is the best version I have seen. The product is expertly made by you guys and your explanations on the DVD are great.
"Just thought I'd let you know how excited I am about this product."
- Bob King
"This art piece struck at the FISM like a bomb. Mark Mason on the second day was completely sold out. This variant of the 'Card at Any Number' effect thrilled the magical world mainly because of the effect's technology that is truly novel.
"The bottom line: a strong, very clean effect for laymen, an ingenious technique for wizards in the background, so really everyone has fun. Highly Recommended!
"6 Stars out of 6."
- Stefan Olschewski Germany (The above is a part of the review from the German Magic Circle Magazine)
What our customers are saying:
"Just a quick missive to say 'WOW!' - I received X-act this morning and it is bloody genius! I've been collecting CAAN and ACAAN effects for more years than I care to remember, and this version is 'the one.' I was grinning like a Cheshire cat when I saw the method; you have well and truly out Grailed The Grail. I love the simplicity and yet unbelievably clean handling - this is, in the words of Messrs Petty and Penn, going into my number one set! Congratulations -- you and Mike have absolutely nailed CAAN. I hope Florida is treating you well (though I do miss my sojourns to the Blackpool shop). All the best!"
- Paul Hughes UK
"Many thanks for X-act which arrived safely. A really beautiful concept.
"Congrats to Mike Kirby for his creation and congrats to you for having the foresight to notice its potential!
"Very best regards,"
- Steve Cook, UK
"I got X-act today... as usual with JB, I can always rely on getting something special... I am never disappointed... this thing is awesome!!! I cannot wait to do this, it will most definitely fry people's minds, LOL...
"Thanks for always coming out with easy to perform, REALLY clever effects!"
- Dave Dulebohn
"OMG. This trick is amazing, I LOOOOOOOVE IT."
- Andrew Western
"This morning I have received X-act undamaged.
"I am really excited by the clever ideas of this trick.
"It's really great.
"Thank you once again."
- Wilhelm, Germany
"Thanks again for the amazing lecture and knowledge the other evening. Your creativity is astounding!
"I've been playing with X-act and I still cannot believe how ingenious the method is."
- Alvin, San Francisco