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Push Thru 2 - Tim Star

Postby Rob » Apr 19th, '07, 08:56



Name: Push Thru 2

Available from: Merchant of Magic

Price: £14.99

Maker: Tim Star

Examinable: Partially

Difficulty: 3
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

Out of 10: 8.5

Effect A card is freely chosen by a spectator, signed, and then returned to the deck. The cards are spread out on the table and three cards are chosen by the magician and shown to the spectator. The magician then asks if any of the three are the chosen card, and the spectators answer, “no”.
One card is now put sideways at a 90-degree angle and then slowly pushed right thru the other cards and it visibly changes to the chosen signed card. Super Clean.

Video of the final part of the effect


Comments On first inspection, I have to admit that I had my doubts about the gaffs supplied (and - in fact - I still feel that one of my gaffs may need re-making/re-working, as it's really way too 'tight'). Also, the other gaff, as supplied, could be altered with very little effort, to make it more effective.

Onto the effect itself: This is NICE! A seriously visual change of an indifferent card, into the spectator's signed card. Better yet, the spectator themselves can finish the effect, by pulling their card the rest of the way out from between the two indifferent cards, which is lovely; there's nothing better than magic which happens in the spectator's own hands :-o

The handling of the effect's easy enough too, although is slightly knacky the first few times (especially when returning their chosen card to the deck 'correctly').

That said, for the final effect, the effort to learn this thoroughly, and practise it extensively, is more than worth it.

On a final note, although Tim's supplied instructions were pretty well-written on the whole, there is one point where they become a little ambiguous, and it took me a good ten-fifteen minutes to figure out what was being described during a certain move - and I'm nobody's bozo (at least, I don't think I am :roll: !)

If you have space in your close-up repertoire for a nice, eye-popping effect - which plays strongly enough to stand as a closer, and ends with a nice souvineer for your spectator - I'd heartily recommend this :D

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Postby Rob » Apr 21st, '07, 09:18

Just to add, and I should've mentioned this originally, this effect does not have a swift re-set, if you're working multiple tables.

However...that said, one you've bought the original, it's quite easy to make your own extra gaffs, and to have these on hand: Once the effect's completed for the first table, it's really then just a question of casing/pocketing the used set, and adding the next, pre-set set back to the deck - one minute job, really!

Hope that's of some use :D

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Postby Rob » May 21st, '07, 08:29

Guys - have just received the following PM, which I thought raised an interesting question, so I'm copying it across to this thread, along with my thoughts:

hello, you said after buying the trick one can make his/her own gimmicks so you mean if i buy the trick i can make a black tiger version of it and can i make the card change from normal bicycle to black tiger or ghost format please reply need to know really bad, but the most important thing that i want you to tell me is that will i be able to make black tiger versions of this gimmick please reply regards


Okay - the answer to this is yes, with some reservations.

It's certainly possible to make up both Black Tiger and Ghost varients of the PT2 gimmick.

That said, I'd say that only the Ghost version would be able to be used with a normal Bike deck, without tipping the working. Likewise, you wouldn't be able to use a normal Bike version of the gimmick with a Black Tiger deck, unless you have incredible-precise handling.

Also in relation to 'unusual' decks (which cost more than a normal packet of Bicylcles), please bear in mind that the creation of an alternative PT2 gimmick requires you 'altering' some cards, meaning that you'd be wrecking your expensive deck :shock:

Hope this is of some use :D

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Postby majortom » May 21st, '07, 12:14

Wow, this looks mighty impressive.

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Postby noor » May 21st, '07, 13:07

Thanks alot Rob you dont know how much i appreciated your reply to my question thanks.Black tiger here i come :D

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Postby Rob » May 21st, '07, 14:04

Noor - always happy to help bud! :D

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Postby magicmonkey » May 21st, '07, 16:16

have had this a while now, and have to agree it is a great effect.

It is requires slightly accurate handling, however, is in a way superior to the likes of WOW in that it is apparently gimmickless and still just as direct.

And yes, the instructions....Rob I empathise totally, i re-read that bit about 10 times and still wasn't 100% sure!

That said, It is very strong, leaving a nice keepsake with the spec and repeatable if you make up extra gaffs which will cost next to nothing.

Even without extras, the reset is minimal, taking a few moments in a quiet corner.

not a fan of sigs, so I won't bother adding o..... oh
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Postby trashmanf » May 24th, '07, 20:37

that video made this trick look so clean!!!!

can the spec keep their card afterwards i.e. is the card clean?

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Postby Rob » May 24th, '07, 20:40

Oh - absolutely!

Their signed card makes for the perfect souvineer, and you should insist that they keep it :wink:

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Postby MiLord » May 25th, '07, 21:57

This trick is a great idea and its a fab bonus that the punter gets to keeps the signed card.

My ony reservation is that the set up is still a tad bitty and fiddly. If that could be tightned up somehow it would turn a great trick and a damn good idea into a mind blowing one.......


Roll on PT3!!


(like PS3 but hopefully a lot cheaper and a lot better..and hopefully we won't wait as long!!)

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Postby noor » May 25th, '07, 22:27

Hey Rob i have another question is it possible to push the card and make it turn around and when the spectator takes it out it is there card only asking cause saw another effect called converter its the same effect but the card is pushed thru the deck

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Postby MiLord » May 25th, '07, 22:59

I have Converter which is impressive , but is a different gimmick in it's own right and hopefullly will have its own review soon.

Each do their own thing well and it's up to you which you prefer. PT2 is far less bulky and easier in some ways to 'clean up' after, but is fiddlier.

You can of course do a push back with PT2 because one the card is clean that is so you can push back and forth as much as you like.

With converter you can be a bit more flexible and do a few different things where as PT2 does the one but well. But as I say Converter is clever but a built more bulky.

But as I say I have and like both.

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Postby KingJeux. » May 28th, '07, 23:47

This looks good but I think I have some sort of idea how it is done. How examinable are the 2 remaining cards? Also where can I get this?

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Postby MagicShop » May 29th, '07, 15:44

Hi KingJeux

You very cleanly show the front and back of all the cards at the end (see the demo clip on our site) The spectator also gets to keep their signed card at the end of the trick ( ohh those lucky lucky people!! :) )
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In the UK Its available only from www.magicshop.co.uk

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Postby KingJeux. » May 29th, '07, 15:55

hmmm.. I'm in Canada, is there someone closer to buy it from? I don't want to spend a TON in shipping.

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