Counting Crows by Daniel Madison

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Our Black Club members have received plenty of free surprises over this first year of the program, and Counting Crows is the latest addition to that growing list.

Counting Crows is Daniel Madison's variation of a classic plot, the card at any number. This is a plot that frustrates plenty of magicians, because it just doesn't seem very magical. Producing a chosen card at a chosen number feels more like a stunt, not an illusion.

Daniel Madison changes that. His approach to the CAAN routine packs a mystifying punch at the end. Instead of producing a certain card at a specific spot, you'll produce a card of the same value at that chosen spot, then make a four-of-a-kind unfold from your hands.

This is a handling that lets you turn clever card handling into a visual phenomenon. The principle behind the effect will open up some interesting avenues that Black Club members should know how to handle.

This effect was a giveaway for attendees at the Magic Live convention, held in August in Las Vegas. But we think that old saying about what happens in Vegas shouldn't apply to Black Club members.

As a Black Club Member - you can download it for free right now.

Customer Reviews

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  • by Richard Brealey

    Mar 2014

    Free and fun, requires a set-up but that's not a problem.
  • by Jake Trowbridge

    Jan 2014

    A bit of a setup but a cool effect none the less. A neat twist on a classic.
  • by Hudson Hufham

    Dec 2013

    It's free so what can I say bad about it? It's a nifty little trick that is actually quite stumping to laymen.
  • by CardNinja

    Dec 2013

    Interesting. Perhaps I'll find a use for it. It is a useful flourish tas a filler.
  • by Matthew Whittaker

    Dec 2013

    I like this, it is a simple yet somewhat hard-hitting flourish/trick. The fact that they are giving it to the BC members for free is part of a reason people should join!
  • by Brandon Blankenship

    Dec 2013

    Unbelievably simple and visual. It may be a bit knacky. But doesn't require too much practice. Another great effect from DM. Wish there was more explanation in the video. But it's easy enough to figure out.
  • by Ben Clarke

    Nov 2013

    This is brilliant. Very easy to do and looks great. 10/10
  • by Alex Orians

    Oct 2013

    Love it!! however, the stack is a little inconvienient. If there was any way to make this a little easier, that would be really cool!
  • by mike rock

    Sep 2013

    At first this fried my brain. After watching it a few times I had it down. Very cool trick. Showed it to a few people already(my usual test subjects before taking out to people that I don't know) and they all gave good reactions to it. Plus it's a free trick? Free trick = 5 stars.

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