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Ultimate Card Through Window

Postby Jeremy » Nov 1st, '05, 19:27



Hey,

I just got this effect, and I wanted very much to do my part and post a review. So here it goes:

The Ultimate Card Through Window

You have all seen it before, a card is selected and then lost in the deck. The Deck is then thrown at the window. When all the cards settle the selected card is stuck to the glass on the opposite side of the window.

Cost
-$40 for an instant download
-$45 plus shipping for DVD
(Too expensive if you ask me)


Difficulty

3=Some sleights used

Review

There are a couple of variations:
• Card Through Window Classic
(The classic effect you've seen on TV over and over again)
• Card to Wallet
(or to pocket, or inside shoe)
• Card to Cell Phone
(Seriously, card ends up inside of the cell phone)
• Card to TV
(Behind the glass and all. Use any TV or computer)
• Card Fly Though Window
(doesn't stick, just flies right through the window)
• Deck Through Window
(yup, you can smash the entire deck through the window, VISUALLY)
• Visual Card Through Window
(You pass the card visually through the window, right in front of the specs)
• Wall Stab
(Card ends up stuck right into the wall)
• Card Through Table
(using a glass table, you pass the card right through)
• Deck Through Table
(using a glass table, you pass the deck right through)

The above effects are discussed in the following four categories:
Plants
Helpers
Gimmicks
Sleights

Negatives:
Of these sections the only one which I found of value was the gimmick section. It was the only one which was explained in any detail, and was obviously the whole point behind the DVD. The other sections just kind of tip their hat to the methods behind the effect.

Eric James did not impress me as a performer. He is obviously a person who put a lot of work and thought into this idea, but his own interpretation of the trick had something to be desired.

A lot of the effects on the demo are only visually stunning in the first moment, and do not hold up to investigation.

Positives:

I WAS impressed with two or three of the ideas mentioned in the gimmick section and plan on trying to use them.


Overall

It was too expensive and in hindsight I wish I had just thought more about how I could have done this effect myself instead of spending money on this. BUT having spent money on it, I am excited with a few new directions to explore.

All in all, I think this thing would need to come down in price about 50% before it would be a good value. Hope this helps!

P.S. oh also if you have any additional questions I would be happy to help as I can.

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Postby Demitri » Nov 1st, '05, 21:23

Excellent review. I've been waiting to hear some responses to this dvd. I too thought the price was a little steep.

thanks for the food for thought!

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Postby Zero000 » Nov 3rd, '05, 02:11

well I'm still waiting for my order

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Postby Jeremy » Nov 3rd, '05, 02:22

There is some cool stuff there, so if you already spent money one it then I wouldn't beat youself up... it's just me and you spent TOO much money on it ;)

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I BOUGHT IT TOO

Postby stitchie18 » Nov 14th, '05, 01:05

I was dissapointed at this, because i imagened doing this trick anywhere but it (with the gimmick) has to be done in your own home. Unless someone allows you to use there wall.

Would not recomend to buy

BUT Melt from expertmagic.com is AMAZING

MELT is well worth it

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Postby FlipBack » Nov 24th, '05, 18:18

Damn from the preview this video seemed immposible awesome. All well, question, if you have no card through window trick would this be a good buy to learn it?

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Postby Renato » Nov 30th, '05, 18:45

Would it be possible to have a review of the main 'Ultimate' effect on it? I was interested in this but there are other things that'll take precedent over my wishlist now. I've heard it's quite a short DVD, and with over 30 handlings or however many included some of them are bound to be a bit brief.

Thanks for the review!

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Postby Zero000 » Nov 30th, '05, 19:33

dang, now i hear all these bad reviews, mine just came in

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Postby Big Dan » Dec 1st, '05, 00:36

I very nearly bought this but i thought i'd wait for a review because the video made it look too good and i thought surely it can't be as good as it looks.
I'm right by the sound of it.

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Postby Zero000 » Dec 4th, '05, 07:23

whooo... im dissapointed in this dvd... it has good ideas, but the ideas arnt pratical enough for everyday use.
the gimmick is a very great idea.

i might use it in the future, but not now, i dont really see when i can really use it.

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Postby nikyas » Apr 2nd, '06, 11:33

the dvd is so disappointed ! save ur money and buy something else!

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Postby Dominick » Apr 9th, '06, 03:27

The last post was a year ago... :lol:

Thanks,
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Postby krazy ace » May 9th, '06, 18:55

hey doesn't this stuff cost arround £500 to make?

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Postby Misanthropy » May 9th, '06, 20:26

This is the only effect (other than cesaeral melting point) on my wishlist that I don't know whether I should get or not. They look good but are they really worth £40?

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Postby krazy ace » May 9th, '06, 21:12

people say that it is both good and bad:

the side effects are coll and easy to preform

the main effects are hard to build and (i think) are very expensive

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