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[quote] On 2012-04-24 01:59, mota wrote: Here are some thoughts on these shells. The bottle cap version came out on a Friday. I had them the following Monday. The following comments relate to the bottle cap version only as that is all I have. My set is red and came on a Monday a week or so ago. Since then I have played a lot with them. I like the bottle caps as they have more of a street feel to them. They are larger than normal shells. This is good as larger shells tend to handle easier in my experience. You don't need pinpoint accuracy to do the moves. This means you can do them at a pace more consistent with street games. Compare the Bonnaroo Grifter youtube video with any magic presentation and you will see what I mean. The street caps have a lively pace not usually seen in magic presentations. The peas are softer than I have worked with before. They remind me of the old Karl Norman peas but these are solid, not just coated foam. The softness makes the various moves much easier as they grip well and don't pop out or fall from your fingers. They do take a little getting used to...all of ten minutes or so. I haven't tried the magnetic feature of the pea yet. They work on just about any surface. The only surface I couldn't get them to stay in on was shag carpet and considering how uneven that surface is, that is understandable. Otherwise they are smoooooooth. The size of the caps also is realistic. In street games they use large caps, often much larger than these. I had an experience today that reminded me how this effect draws people. At my apartment complex we have a shade tree mechanic that does small auto repairs for the locals. He was in the back lot changing oil on a car and I thought I would show him my new toy. I did it right down on the concrete (though you should use newspaper as concrete is a bit rough). As soon as I started another person showed up and I kept hearing people saying, "What's going on?" and the answer was "tops". That's all anyone called it...tops. Everybody knew what that was. When I looked up I had a crowd. The tops handled perfectly under pressure. I used the grip taught on the web page you get with the order. Someone even reached down and moved the tops themselves and nothing popped out. During the demo I had the tops turned up and no one even blinked at the ridge. So my experience with these is A+. I am looking forward to seeing the new handling videos and hearing of other people's experiences. [/quote]
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