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The podcast with David and Jean-Luc over at the E blog is well worth a listen. It's great to hear them talk about the effect, and they're incredibly funny.
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Joe Hadsall with Ellusionist, here. To address some of the concerns and questions I've read:

~ A Hindu force is used in the trailer because it works well for the basic effect. However, after learning the mechanics of the effect, you'll find that a dizzying array of forces can be used. It's up to you.
~ The blue back seen in the trailer won't make much of a difference in your performance. Those of you who swear by Bees, Aviators, Tally-Hos or even certain decks of Wynn casino playing cards will be able to perform Window.
~ The setup does not take very long at all. About five seconds is all you'll need. It is similar to other card-through-window effects.
~ The only reason a card would be on the floor after this is if you deliberately put it there.
~ That piece of tape is actually a great convincer. People are not meant to be mystified by a floating card on the other side of the window. The transpo is what packs the punch. You'll see in the video.

I hope that helps. That's about as in-depth as I want to get, out of respect for the creators, so my apologies if your question didn't get answered. As mentioned above, there are two podcasts, plenty of written words and several trailers detailing the effect. Also, Jean-Luc Bertrand and David Stone will be checking in and answering questions in this thread on the Ellusionist forums.
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Wow, who needs an exposure site when you got the Café? :[
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What was exposed? There is a force used? That seems like common knowledge. Let me know if I am missing something else.
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I haven't bought the trick as yet but knowing David, it has to be simple and practical. The strength of the effect is visible on the trailer.

My only fear is that it's going to be so good that, for a while, it's going to be performed (sometimes poorly) by too many of us. Now I know that the cups and balls have been performed for ages and still fascinate lay people.

It's just that, like every one of us, I would have loved to be the only one to benefit from Window. But since I didn't invent it mself... I'll have to leave with the fact that it is amazing and work out an effect and a patter that does justice to this fabulous effect. It will replace my John Kennedy version that was already great but apparently heavier to set up and doesn't act as a card change.

I already have ideas to use it in slightly different ways than the ones on the trailer. Do you?

By the way, I love the scotch tape bit which makes it look casual: that is strong misdirection.
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I'm not talking about the force , I'm taling about the hypothetical methods posted. anyway, If the powers that be feel it is acceptable then who am I to argue?
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Is it exclusive to Ellusionist?
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There seems to be quite a lot of people saying where it the card through window part...am I mistaken in thinking it is the card with back outwards that supposedly penetrates and turns face up?? That would then be the card through window...

The people watching can see there is a card stuck to the window...and it is on their side of it...the cards are chosen...two handed fan is made, passed over the cards, and the card passes through the window and turns face towards them...(CTW)...then the card changes into the second card (change behind glass)...which is the two selling points to this effect...the card goes through the window, then changes...

Apologies if I am mistaken in what I see as the effect happening
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I wonder if you can use the gimmick for a colour change off the deck with your palms off the deck?
I get to gaff some cool stuff for some cool people
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Will we be able to make our own gimmick when it breaks?
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On 2009-07-01 08:19, Christopher Williams wrote:
There seems to be quite a lot of people saying where it the card through window part...am I mistaken in thinking it is the card with back outwards that supposedly penetrates and turns face up?? That would then be the card through window...

The people watching can see there is a card stuck to the window...and it is on their side of it...the cards are chosen...two handed fan is made, passed over the cards, and the card passes through the window and turns face towards them...(CTW)...then the card changes into the second card (change behind glass)...which is the two selling points to this effect...the card goes through the window, then changes...

Apologies if I am mistaken in what I see as the effect happening


that's what I thought too!

or is the card on the other side from the beginning?
hope someone can clear that up
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Ok I just got done jogging and I still don't look like David.

(At least I've got him beat somewhere - that guy probably has shoddy misdirection skills because he's never needed to use them.)
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I'd so order this if ellusionist took paypal.
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You can order it from David Stone web site directly, and he takes paypal !
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On 2009-07-01 08:19, Christopher Williams wrote:
There seems to be quite a lot of people saying where it the card through window part...am I mistaken in thinking it is the card with back outwards that supposedly penetrates and turns face up?? That would then be the card through window...

The people watching can see there is a card stuck to the window...and it is on their side of it...the cards are chosen...two handed fan is made, passed over the cards, and the card passes through the window and turns face towards them...(CTW)...then the card changes into the second card (change behind glass)...which is the two selling points to this effect...the card goes through the window, then changes...

Apologies if I am mistaken in what I see as the effect happening



I think that there are two definite phases to the routine. The first effect in the routine in which the card penetrates through the glass from face down on the performers side, to face up on the other side, I believe will be the "Optional" first phase. The first phase will require a set-up that you have to do ahead of time. Or some "help"?

The second phase in which the card transposition occurs, I believe will be the "5 second setup" main effect of the routine. In this phase, a prediction will be made and PLACED OPENLY on the other side of a window with a standard line like "So you know I can't change my mind I'll place the card over here so you can see it blah, blah, blah" at which time the "Special thing" will be placed on the window opposite the performer and spectators. Then the routine will carry out as seen with the selection of two cards and the transpo.

This is just what I BELIEVE happens. Its just speculation and guesswork. But naturally I think I am close.

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The effect looks great. Wish I have thought of it..
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I received Window today. WOW! Every aspect is wonderful from the DVD to the gimmicks - top quality product in every way. I imagine this will be like True Astonishments in that people will be reluctant to plop down $70 for a card trick but I think once word starts getting around it will become something everyone wants. If you saw David do this live you'd buy it instantly. After having seen the actual product I can give it my highest recommendations.

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Well if Tim's recommending it, I'm sure I'll be happy with it as well.


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I think I know what I'm buying pretty soon..
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On 2009-06-30 18:53, michaangelo wrote:
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On 2009-06-30 17:53, Doug Lippert wrote:
Lot of questions are being ignored..and brushed off. That is bad business guys..I doubt Window is being released out of kindess. Smile


Dude,

This thread is less than 24 hours old... Take a chill pill on the nasty attitude and business critique... This isn't their forum and not everyone sits by their computer to answer every little question from someone on The Magic Café... I'm not a fan of, or employee of Ellusionist, but I also think people need to get realistic! Give a guy 24 hours to respond to questions before you get all high and mighty!

Just my $.02


Relax, if you don't like what someone says it's best to ignore it and move on. I've learned that posting comments like that doesn't make you many friends on the forum. Smile
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