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Topic: Anyone use this mat?
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Feb 4, 2011 10:46AM)
Hey guys. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen or used one of these mats before, and what your thoughts are on it.(quality, durability etc etc)
http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=TA7376&keyword=PAD
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Feb 5, 2011 08:16AM)
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Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Feb 5, 2011 06:18PM)
Looks like not many are using it here. I'm curious - the description mentions:

[quote]It is also gimmicked to allow you to steal cards, coins, bills and more - your secret assistant. [/quote]

But it doesn’t say anything else about that. Does anyone know just what it offers in that respect?

Thanks!

Jim
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Feb 5, 2011 07:39PM)
THis is also what I was wd=ondering. Someone who has owned or seen this please chime in.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Brown (Feb 5, 2011 11:05PM)
These use to be made as Killer Magic pads I believe- which I did buy from Howard the The Magic Warehouse. IF they are them same, (mine was black, but the same size with the brass trim) that have an under carriage similar to a Dean Dill production pad. http://www.deandill.com/pads.html Look at the photos of Dean's Production pad- not quite a nice, but sill the same concept.

WAIT- I found it...also on the Warehouse website- http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=FL2207&keyword=PAD That's the Killer Pad. Just a little bit bigger. I would assume the mechanics are the same...I can't see what they would be doing different. The Killer pad served me well for YEARS until I finally got a Dill pad. And they aren't a bad price either.

Jonathan
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Feb 6, 2011 12:17AM)
Thanks Jonathan. I am familiar with Dean's pads, but I also saw one that had nothing more than a little bag attached to one end of the pad - that was the built-in servante. Just curious here.

Thanks again!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Merc Man (Feb 6, 2011 06:21AM)
Logic would dictate that clearly there's some gaff under the mat (or built into it) but I have to ask - how on hell would you use this in real life performance?

It's difficult to tell but firstly, it looks quite rigid. You'd have to clear half the dinner table.

Secondly, how could you reset 'on the move'?

Maybe they are fine for a one off performance piece (or as a new toy to play with) but does anyone actually use these in the Real World?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Brown (Feb 6, 2011 01:10PM)
They do work- you only need about an inch of overhang on the edge of the table to access the loads. Reset is quick- you only have 5 slots to fill (4 coins and a jumbo coin/card holder). I wouldn't recommend this for restaurant type stuff- anything this size is too big for that, but for formal shows or at a close up table they work very well. I used it for a production of coins or to ring in coin gaffs. A thumb off the back of the pad, access the item and you're set.

Jonathan