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Rod Lages
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What do you guys think about Micro-5? Is this a good prop?

Best Regards,
Rod Lages
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Dave V
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Are you referring to Chazpro's PK product? It's hard what I'd call a "prop" but as far as PK tools go it has it's uses. Other tools like it give similar results, it just depends on your specific application.

Is this clear enough without really saying anything? PM me if you want to know more.

David
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DavidKenney
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Or is this the Thread reel?....
KingStardog
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David is right on the money here. With PK gear you realy need to go to a shop and have them demo some of it to see what you realy need. A good dealer would be happy to help you by explaining the strenghts and weaknesses of each item. You have to understand fully, what you expect to do,in order to select the proper model and add ons.

Read and follow the safety warnings, The Mico-5 is not a tiny Bat, Its like a giant fruit bat with a six foot wingspan, if that helps.

Chazpro.com carries a much cheaper set too for around $25 as well as tons of PK specialty items, straps, shims, bones etc. A good source if you already know what you want.

Remember to be careful, some of these should come with a metal garbage can lid to protect you body from flying debris.
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Peelz
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From what Iv seen of the Pro P.K. kit, it looks awesome! I cant wait to get my hands on one.. *crosses fingers* christmas is on the way Smile
nappa
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I just ordered mine yesterday and ill tell write a review when I get it. The main downfall of the m5 is many people know its a magnet and the price. The effects would be ggreat for gllable people and kids who would love it.
limhanchung
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Is it ok to travel by plane wearing a M-5?
Will the metal detector ring.
mel
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well, i doubt it will ring..perhaps mind 'spoil' the dectector itself.. Smile Smile Smile

I don't own the M5, but have seen the package. It requires a lot of skill and control, especially presentation-wise. It's not a buy and use item.

But it's a VERY good effect gimmick, sure to blast people ..AwaY... Smile
mel
WilliamWHolcomb
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I saw a gaffed chicken bone and block of wood for sale with the M5. Has anyone used these props? Wouldn't it appear somewhat odd for a person to carry a chicken bone or block of wood around with them?
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cardboy18
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It wouldnt look wierd if you stick the bone in with other bones(assuming your eating chicken). then making it move.
JasonG
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The Micro 5 (Pro PK Kit) is great, I have one myself and I must say it is unbelievably strong ... you can perform the most amazing, visual, magic. You can fool yourself with this one Smile

It is manufactured by Chuck, creator of such items as The Bat and the Raven.
clui
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So is the Pk really worth they buy if i just need to float stuff?
JasonG
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I was hesitant when I heard about the Pro PK Kit - Otherwise known as the M5. It takes a little bit of getting used to, but the miracles you can create with this apparatus is well worth the cost and practice.

The best deal is probably

http://www.streetmagic.org

... check it out there.
MacGyver
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you can't really float stuff with the m5 clui...

you would need IT or loops for that...

You could say the chicken bone is part of a voodoo ritual that you bought for your tricks, ect ect....
sc24evr
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I'm thinking of buying it, but I like performing alot of walk around type effects. Is it possible to do walk around with this and do you HAVE to have long sleeves?
redstreak
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I'll proably never buy one because of the risks involved with a magnet that strong. It can permanently damage Computer screens and TVs, erase DVDs, CDs, video tapes, audio tapes, mess up credit cards, ruin watches and damage many other things.
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The M5 is a great tool.

It can't float anything.

It doesn't destroy computer/TV screens unless you stick it right on the screen and leave it there for a while. (Who would do this anyway?)

It can't erase DVDs or CDs (who makes up this stuff?). It uses magnetism. DVDs and CDs are optical media and don't use magnetics at all.

It can mess up credit cards, it can futz up watches, it can erase video tapes and computer hard drives. But, for video/audio tapes and computer disks/diskettes, you pretty much to get right up on them.

If you wear it on your arm, you have to be darn sure that your wallet is in your opposite hip pocket. Better yet, wear your wallet in your coat and leave it in the car when you perform. (It takes very little to screw up credit cards. Even the little store security magnets at checkouts can wipe a credit card out.)

The visual effects possible with the M5 are stunning. If you are doing walk around or seated table work, there are lots of options. When I'm not doing walk around, I wear the M5 on my ankle or knee. Then I can use it at a table by crossing my legs or by just raising my leg up by lifting my foot on my toes.

Gaffing other stuff (like the chicken bone) isn't too hard to do, but can be tricky. A gaffed card, for example, is pretty hard to make.

Be aware that this isn't a small magnet. It's about the size of a pack of cigarettes. You'll need to be aware of that because you can't just wear it anywhere under any clothing. Your clothing has to be looser and probably heavier to mask that "lump" under it. I found the supplied strap way too small and usually use an ace bandage to hold my M5 in place. This also helps to soften the sharp edges under my clothes.

If you can afford it, this is a wonderful gimmick. If you get one, get the gaffing and accessory kits for it to make it a whole lot more versatile.

-Dave
sc24evr
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Lets be practical here, if I am going to be using the m5 I am going to have a wallet on me somewhere, how close do the two have to get and for how long to create problems?! thank you
davejesc
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As I mentioned, if I wear the M5 on my right arm, I keep my wallet in my left hip pocket. I would never wear the M5 on the same arm as the side I have my wallet because even if your arms hang down naturally, it will probably clear your credit cards. (I learned by experience.)

This is a powerful magnet - like a rare earth magnet.

That's why I like the ankle/leg hookup. Not a problem.

-Dave
Showmethatagain
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I was shocked at the size of the thing when I first got mine but after experimenting couldn't believe how powerful it is. It really makes people go whoa!
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