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Topic: Apollo Close Up Pads
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Jan 25, 2010 12:57AM)
I used to have six of these and have eventually lost/worn out all of them. They had a great surface that was as smooth as cloth-- but now it seems like ALL the pads are called "Apollo".

Does anyone remember the ORIGINAL Apollo Pads?
And can anyone tell me where or if I can still get them?

SEY
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Jan 25, 2010 04:41AM)
MJM Magic sells Apollo Pads. Original, not sure...
Message: Posted by: BarryFernelius (Jan 25, 2010 04:43AM)
Instead of Apollo close up pads, you might want to try [url=http://pmsmagic.com/mats.htm]Pattrick's Mats[/url] . Good stuff!
Message: Posted by: professorwhut (Jan 25, 2010 08:14AM)
I have tried 2 pads within the last couple of years both I thought were Apollo.
They both separated within days.
Message: Posted by: Tom Gagnon (Jan 25, 2010 09:56AM)
I'll second that. Patrick's close-up pads are the finest in the business. I have eight of Patrick's pads in various sizes and shapes--they are simply the best.
Message: Posted by: Mobius303 (Jan 25, 2010 04:32PM)
You can still get them but they are backordered.
I also like the Zeus Pads. A little thicker than the apollo.
I want to try out the Patrick Pads but have not ordered any yet.
Mobius
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Jan 25, 2010 05:25PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-25 17:32, Mobius303 wrote:
You can still get them but they are backordered.
I also like the Zeus Pads. A little thicker than the apollo.
I want to try out the Patrick Pads but have not ordered any yet.
Mobius
[/quote]

Where would I get the Zeus pads?

SEY
Message: Posted by: fmpilot (Jan 25, 2010 05:59PM)
Steven, check out the Magician's Choice mats by Ronjo. Thick, durable, and easy to clean. You can get them from Ronjo or just Google "Ronjo close up mat" and you'll get tons of hits. I've gotten good use out of mine.

Fran
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Jan 25, 2010 06:06PM)
Fran,

You've seen him open a pack of cards.... those mats better be VERY durable! ;)

MMc
Message: Posted by: fmpilot (Jan 25, 2010 09:36PM)
No kidding, Mick! It seems to be made from about a quarter inch of wetsuit neoprene. That should last Steven through one performance, ya think?
Message: Posted by: kent1985 (Jan 27, 2010 08:20AM)
Take a look at dean dill close up pad.. it's really good as well...
Message: Posted by: giobbi1 (Jan 27, 2010 09:33AM)
I have a couple Apollo pads, but I will second the reccomendation for Patricks pads. There are top notch. He is going to be at Magi-Fest in case you'r going or know someone who is.
Message: Posted by: Arecent (Feb 5, 2010 11:22AM)
Denny and Lee's had Apollo Pads the last time I was at his shop. Personally, a Large Allsop mouse pad works just as well for relatively cheap pricing.

-Arecent
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Feb 6, 2010 07:06PM)
[quote]
On 2010-02-05 12:22, Arecent wrote:
Denny and Lee's had Apollo Pads the last time I was at his shop. Personally, a Large Allsop mouse pad works just as well for relatively cheap pricing.[/quote]

Not for me it doesn't. Hence, my post.

SEY
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Feb 6, 2010 08:35PM)
I've tried various Mouse pads of varying size, shape and top cloth over the past few years and never been completely satisfied!

MMc
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Feb 8, 2010 07:23PM)
Maybe he should change the name to "Pat's Mat's" :)