Steam 2.0

Trick by Paul Harris and Ali Nouira
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Steam 2.0

44.95 usd

Trick by Paul Harris and Ali Nouira (44.95)

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Steam 2.0 - magic
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If you saw Etienne Pradier's wonderful performance on 'Penn & Teller: Fool US' you will know why Steam 2.0 is one of the greatest and most direct pieces of mind reading we have ever seen! We can suggest it enough.

The steam principle was developed years ago by Marc Salem and it has now been updated. Imagine this... You have a spectator write or draw anything on a blank business card. They place it face down on the table and put an envelope on to. Then they cover everything with their hand. You pause for a moment, grab the envelope for something to draw on, and proceed to perfectly replicate what they drew at the beginning. It is absolutely impossible for you to have seen their image, yet, somehow you know it!!

The effect is exactly as we described and it really does seem impossible. The performer never needs to touch or see the card. Whats more, the method is as much fun as the effect. You will be really impressed when you see how clever this is! 

Interestingly, Steam 2.0 opens up some interesting opportunities. For example, you do not have to be in the room when the drawing is made. You could be miles away and give instructions over the phone. The spectator can cover the card with anything they like so that when you come into he room, there is no way of you seeing anything. You can then ask them to hide the card anywhere they like, or even destroy it. Yet, you are still able to duplicate exactly what they have drawn.

  • Very Very Easy to do. STEAM 2.0 is basically self-working.
  • No carbon copies. No electronics.
  • Special blank business card stock stays completely blank on the back after writing.
  • No one can see through the back of the card.
  • You never have to "peek" the card.
  • Turn your back to the spectator or be out of the room while she writes and covers her word.
  • 5 second reset.
  • Adapt to your own Sharpie.
  • Completely self contained.
  • Nothing to secretly load, switch or ditch.
  • Everything can be examined.

Brilliant in and out of box thinking. A winner!Marc Salem

Package Includes:
Enough 'secret stuff' for 100 performances
A Bonus set of 50 STEAM 2.0 bill gaffs for an out-of-your-wallet "money hustle" presentation.
Two (2) Fortune Telling Fish for the Steamed Red Herring presentation.



Customer reviews for Steam 2.0



Apparently the secret behind this effect has been around awhile but I'd never heard of it. I think the concept is absolutely genius. Very easy way to gain information from a spectator. The gimmicks are limited but refills are available. The tutorial is shot beautifully with excellent teaching by Bro Gilbert. There are several presentations. Full performance footage, thorough explanations. Very deceptive way to get an imp and for an older concept this feels brand new. And you have all the time in the world to p**k. It's a winner.


Laura Bautista

Powerful, easy, deceiptive and effective. I couldn't imagine another kit better that Steam 2.0 to start on mentalism.
Taking in consideration that refills are available on Vanishing Inc, nothing could fail.
You have everything you need to start predicting inside this black box. Either if you are a newbie or an expert, run for it!



That's a great idea. That's amazing. The secret is very easy to do and so good. Perfect job.



This effect is as amazing as it looks in the trailer! The method is exceptionally clever and fun. Personally, I was hoping that it would be a little bit more of a utility, though the method is somewhat limiting. I’m still sure I can figure something out though. Even if I can’t, the effect is so incredible that I don’t mind sacrificing a bit of utility for the miraculous moment that this trick provides.



I saw the ads for this product. The main reason I bought it was curiosity--I had absolutely no idea how it worked. For good reason, as it turns out.

I'm really glad I bought it. The method is fiendishly clever. I can't imagine anyone figuring out how it's done. It's one of those things where you hear people say they do it in the mirror, for themselves, because it's so much fun to watch.

It's true, as the reviewer in Magic said, that it will require some thought--what magic doesn't? But the effort you put in will be rewarded. For example: let's say you have your participant "only THINK of a card" (and write down its value, of course...). You've got perfect motivation to cover the card with a tuck box. If you want to predict the price of a product, you've got the motivation to cover the card with a folded dollar bill (or your wallet). The card reversed, you cover it with the tuck box, or folded bill, or wallet--"so no one can say you saw the writing bleed through from the other side." (When you learn the method, you'll realize how funny this is.)

I don't think this product is limited to mentalists (although I can see how they would have a blast with it). Any magician who's looking for a prediction effect need look no further. Arthur Clarke was right: any technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.

One last thought, and without meaning to tip the method. The ad says that refills will be available in the future. As it happens, you might find that you already have "refills," or access to what you need. I did--I've got enough to last me for the rest of my life (although I didn't know it until I watched the instructions). And speaking of instructions: Bro Gilbert does an excellent job with them.

I think the price is reasonable, considering what you're getting. The method is simple. Give it the thought it deserves, and have fun with it. Now I'm going to go back to trying to figure out how someone came up with the method in the first place.



It's easy, deceptive, and so organic. I love it. Works great and the reactions are amazing. Magic is my hobby and yet after performing this trick to my class I felt like a professional mentalist.



This is something that I needed to include in my show. Over the last several years I have begun adding some mentalism, and I have been choosing effects that will balance the 'peaks and valleys' of the show in the course of an hour. Steam 2.0 is definitely something that has stunned audiences. I have recently performed this for a group of scientists and engineers. A tough, skeptical audience that can figure things out. After I correctly read the spectator's mind, there was deafening silence and left them scratching their heads. So many possibilities with this one ! I only have one problem with Steam 2.0. Why wasn't this on the market 10 years ago?? Great work ALI !!


Official review from MAGIC Magazine

From the May 2016 MAGIC Magazine. Reviewed by John Wilson

Steam 2.0 makes some very strong mentalism possible. It is an excellent alternative to an impression pad. But the potential buyer needs to keep in mind that getting the full potential out of this item will require some thought and solid routining.



There have been many times when I've watched a magic video, got excited about the possibilities, ordered the trick, and then got completely let down when I received it. How wonderful to have the opposite experience here. This delivers on EVERYTHING it promises and more. You will slay your audience with this effect. This has to be the most bang for my buck I've gotten on an effect in I don't know how long. You can easily understand why this has been kept underground by a few for so long.


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  • Ari asks: Can I use my own pen?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You can adapt it to your own Sharpie.
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