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Topic: Axtell Remote Drawing Board
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 12, 2007 08:52AM)
Hi...any feedback regarding this great prop? I heard the first batch of remote boards had problems...is this true?

Im planning to get one...a used board most probably from the first batch :)


Message: Posted by: axtell (Oct 12, 2007 06:28PM)
Wanlu it wasn't our remote boards that had a problem, it was only the external charger we used. They sometimes failed to charge so we replaced them with a better one. It was a part we bought from a supplier. However the board has been through 3 or 4 revisions. Now the charging unit is built in, and uses an adapter that plugs in to the power to recharge. Ax
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 12, 2007 10:05PM)
Thanks Ax :)

This one is a killer prop and Im sure the audience will react wild to this :)

Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 17, 2007 11:51PM)
Mine is on its way...thanks to Ms Val Hilliker who sold me her extra board :)
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 17, 2007 11:54PM)
I just realized, its a prop that hits two birds with one stone :)

A new Magic prop for my Magic Act and a new Vent character for my Vent Act.

I have been using the manual board for several years but the remote thing is pretty exciting :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Petra (Oct 21, 2007 06:12PM)
Wanlu, you are going to love it! It's a different way of working on stage than with the manual board. Don't simply do your manual board routine word for word. Now that you're not attached to the board, let your imagination run wild. Your audience will be thrilled!
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 21, 2007 11:12PM)
Thanks Steve :)

I enjoy watching your work so much...you're a great performer :)

Im really excited about the Remote Board :)
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 31, 2007 07:57PM)
I got the remote board yesterday, lunch time...and used it in my 5pm show :) That's how easy it is to learn how to work it :) The reaction was wild!!! :)
Message: Posted by: axtell (Nov 1, 2007 07:50AM)
Ha! We usually recommend more practice than that, but you are a fast learner. It helps having the manual board, so you know all the moves needed to sell the illusion. Great to hear..."reaction was wild" are my 3 favorite words! Well.... and "I love you" from Suzi! : )

Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 2, 2007 04:49AM)
Hi Steve,

The remote board is so easy to manipulate for a look no look routine :) as for ventriloquism, Im still working on the speed of the mouth, I did not take a risk by using it in a vent routine immediately...I know it will take a few practise to be able to use it as a vent prop :)

In any case, I love it... :)


Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 4, 2007 10:14PM)
I don't see any problem with the remote board when used in a Vent routine...it needs practise just like any other figure/puppet or prop :)
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 12, 2007 03:04AM)
Now that Ive used it several times already in a look-no look routine...the remote board is without a doubt a great magical prop :)

But as for a vent routine with a dialogue...it will take practise just like any other prop :) I have seen Kimmo and Magic Dave with the remote board and they both did an equally great job :)

In my case however, who plans to lessen the magic stuff and add more vent routines...I might end up selling the remote board and buy a new figure instead :)

You can have it at $1000 shipping included :)

Hurry before I change my mind ;) ;) ;)
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Nov 21, 2007 08:17AM)
Board on Hold :)