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I've been lucky enough to see collision from it's creation and have seen Tom perform it several times to great reactions.
The gimmick is extremely well made and therefore not cheap but will last a lifetime.
I never mind paying for a quality trick so long as I will use it.

I will use collision in my parlour show and as a final trick at a walk round gig.

Looking forward to seeing what else will come from the Trickster brand.
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Hmm. Looks pretty good, but hardly practical, is it? I mean, who is going to be around to collect the pieces afterwards? Oh right. The magician. This is just a modern version of 52 card pick up. Sorry Tom, I can only see this as a one-off parlour or stage routine. No use whatever for walkaround or tables.
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Hi Stokesmagic1 thankyou for posting your first ever post on the collision thread, collision is great when you have a big crowed and want to end your set with a bang. it also works for parlour and stage however if you want to do it for a table at the end of the night there is nothing stopping you. If you don't want to do it at tables you don't have to, it's your choice.
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Hmm. Looks pretty good, but hardly practical, is it? I mean, who is going to be around to collect the pieces afterwards? Oh right. The magician. This is just a modern version of 52 card pick up. Sorry Tom, I can only see this as a one-off parlour or stage routine. No use whatever for walkaround or tables.

RED ALERT! A one post wonder criticising a new product.

Tom, ignore him/her.

I think Collision is a great idea. I can imagine the theatre and spectacle this will bring to any performance arena.
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It looks too convoluted and is a step backwards for the card stab (not as clean and direct ss the original)
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I like this plot, but how can it is physically possible (in the mind of a spectator) to stab a (light) flying card with a fork ? It might work, but some spectators could become suspicious as the possibility of this... don't you think so ?
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Doriancaudal if you don't want to stab the whole card through you can just catch the card between the prongs of the fork, you can even make it
Look like you just caught it. This is just one of different ways to do it on the dvd. Hope that helps Smile
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Doriancaudal if you don't want to stab the whole card through you can just catch the card between the prongs of the fork, you can even make it
Look like you just caught it. This is just one of different ways to do it on the dvd. Hope that helps Smile


We'll to be fair Tom, the ad and demo are for a card stab not card catch.

It does beg the question also for the stab as to how easy it's going to be for the magician to load the card on the gimmick?
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Ray, you don't have to load anything if you don't want to all depends if your doing the signed card version or torn corner
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The demo shows the main routine which is the stab. The load is easy in all versions and one doesn't even need a load as Tom pointed out.

Secondly Ricky Vancouver, I believe this is a step forward as forks are at almost every booking/gig you go to. When was the last time you saw a sword hanging up at a gig and asked if you could borrow it?

Also the genius of Toms creation here is the simplicity of the handling what you catch/stab is only limited by your imagination. The three routines taught are the three Tom and I thought thought of and after spending almost 6 months trying them out at our own gigs we knew we had something special.

As for in the mind of a spectator thinking it isn't possible to to stab a card in mid flight...Well of course. It isn't possible to make a card levitate, it isn't possible to put a card into the center of the deck and without cutting the deck it appears on top, it isn't possible to make fire come out of your wallet. Magic is all about making the impossible possible Smile !!!! No spectator has ever questioned COLLISION. Its an easy to follow display of the magicians incredible skill.

Hope this helps to answer some of your questions Smile
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I thought of some interesting ways to justify the physics behind the fork being able to puncture the card in mid-air. Here's one example: "Bruce Lee was obsessed with pushing his body to the limit. One of his goals before he died was to be able to thrust his finger through a wooden board with the board not breaking, but being punctured by his finger. After he died, among his possessions were found boards in 1/2 inch dents from his fingers." You can take it from there. It's actually a true story. With enough speed, it would be possible, and aren't we supposed to be magic?
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I thought of some interesting ways to justify the physics behind the fork being able to puncture the card in mid-air. Here's one example: "Bruce Lee was obsessed with pushing his body to the limit. One of his goals before he died was to be able to thrust his finger through a wooden board with the board not breaking, but being punctured by his finger. After he died, among his possessions were found boards in 1/2 inch dents from his fingers." You can take it from there. It's actually a true story. With enough speed, it would be possible, and aren't we supposed to be magic?




I think that is an excellent idea, love it!!! Gonna try this opening for sure!!
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Hum ... U can add something more by demonstrating something real : for example : taking a cigarette and penetrate it through a card ? Just an idea . Smile
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Hum ... U can add something more by demonstrating something real : for example : taking a cigarette and penetrate it through a card ? Just an idea . Smile





Another great idea!
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Hum ... U can add something more by demonstrating something real : for example : taking a cigarette and penetrate it through a card ? Just an idea . Smile





Another great idea!



Thanks Smile . Throwing in more magic moments at the right time is always good .
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I have this. It's exactly what I thought when I saw the demo, but dismissed it as I thought someone must have created that before. Turns out people did, but not with this object and in this quality. The DVD is well produced and very funny.

Quality of the gimmick is SUPERB


This is very doable. He also teaches an "ungimmicked" way of doing the intercessor.

I shall use this!
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But for 95 bucks , do you think it's worth it ? I currently don't have a lot of spare cash so I am thinking carefully before spending .
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But for 95 bucks , do you think it's worth it ? I currently don't have a lot of spare cash so I am thinking carefully before spending .


Well, if you perform it regularly , it pays for itself. If it's occasional, no. It's a LOT of money for what you get, even though I don't doubt that it costs a lot to produce, people never see it, so...
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Sashac,

Really glad you liked collision! We had a scream making the dvd!

You are right, the gimmick did cost a lot to produce! But we wanted choose the best material to last a life time

If you have any questions let me know by private msg.

Thanks, Tom wright
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I kinda sense this cannot be performed surrounded ? Wil the load be seen from the back ?
I will give this a go if I can perform surrounded .
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