|Topic: Universal Paddle|
THE EFFECT. Objects change colour and shape many times over. Drawn items vanish, reappear,change colour and transform. Drawings morph into real objects. Predictions appear and transform. Use it for all classic paddle effects. Combine with coins, cards, mental effects and more.
WHERE TO BUY. http://www.magicnevin.com/proddetail.asp?prod=tes0065
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)
However I wouldn't reccomend it for out and out beginners. I would start with a smaller paddle first.
REVIEW. What you get. 2 white plastic paddles about the size of the money paddle. Although plastic they are of a nice weight and not flimsey at all. You also get an A4 size sheet detailing the paddles and a lot of ideas for different routines and there are loads of them. You also get two sheets of stickers to use with your paddles. There are 4 different coloured arrow stickers, there are stick men, one with a sad face one with a smily face and one holding a card. Not too hard to work out what you can do with those then. There is a smily face sticker and a sad face sticker. There are also the 5 classic ESP sign stickers and a question mark sticker, again not hard to figure out how you could use them. there are traffic light stickers. There are playing card stickers, for instance there are the four Aces each Ace on its own seperate sticker, there are other stickers showing a card rising from the middle of a deck and there are coin stickers but the only problem there is that they aren't UK currency. In fact I don't really know what currency they are but I am sure a routine could be worked out with them, something like copper silver for instance. So there is a lot for you to work on and already my head is buzzing with ideas. You also get 3 red and 3 black counters that are sticky on the back so you can permanently stick them onto your paddles if you wish. I have already set up one of my paddles like this. You also get 3 red and 3 black counters that are not sticky but you can stick them using a little water or spittle lol. That allows you to be able to take them off on the sly so they really do disappear.
OVERALL. I love these paddles the amount you can do with them is limited as they say only by your own imagination. The paddles come with a routine to start you off. Its called Three Traveling Lines by Jimmy Rogers. Its a nice little routine and will baffle spectators. For 12.99 you can't go wrong. It is priced £4-£5 higher on some other internet shops. Some places were out of stock so they must be selling well. If you like paddle effects you will love these, especially as they are definately not a one trick pony.
Here is a link to a routine done with the paddles. The performance (Not mine I hasten to add) is not brilliant but it gives an idea of how you can use the black and red counters. Its worth watching it all the way through as the routine itself is very nice if a little too long.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdnQu8V0 ... re=related