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MagicMan1957
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hello everyone,,...i was wondering, in your opinions which is better and more valuable for a magician, the note pad surprise or the axtell magic OR axtell FX boards ( axtell now has two versions of their board available ) ,,,,any input would be great!,,

Thank You All,
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I have Notepad Surprise and I think its great for close up or parlor. I also have it for sale if you PM me for info. Smile
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I think that this question would definitly depend on the performing venue. What I mean is are you intending to do this trick for stage or close-up/parlor? I believe that the Axtell Magic Board is intended for stage. I might be wrong though. I personally own note pad surprise and I would have to say it has its good qualitys and the bad. I wouldn't perform this myself in a situation in which people were surrounding you like a restruant. This is just my personal prefrence though and others might disagree. I love the looks on the spectators faces as you pull the paper off the notepad and give it to them and it is completly normal!

I highly recommend Note Pad Surprise for kids shows and other performing venues. If you are wanting to perform an animation like this for stage Axtell Magic Board would be better or even the Note Pad Surprice that is made for stage that has hands free eye movement looks pretty stunning.
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i prefer the note pad surprise
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If your primary performance is for children then the magic drawing board is the way to go. Less Expensive. Can be made seasonal. come in two sizes. You can get lots of time out of it. Children go crazy with laughter over it. If you do go this way. Make sure you get teh axtrax CD to go with the board these professional CD really make a huge diffrence.

Google search for Magic Drawing board video:
http://www.ronjo.com/video_demos.htm

Drawing board:
http://www.ronjo.com/Merchant2/merchant.......boardbig

Axtrax CDs:
http://www.ronjo.com/Merchant2/merchant.......ry_Code=
Ron Reid
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Hello:

I bought Note Pad Surprise (small version) and do not care for it. It is well made, but a bit too delicate for me. I do a number of outside shows, and a breeze can ruin this routine. Also, it has some angle problems too. It's clever and well done - just not something that can be done in tough conditions...which is something that I look for.

The jumbo version seems outragiously overpriced ($350.00), if it's anything like the small version.

Ron Reid
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On 2002-11-29 12:03, lmrmagic wrote:
If your primary performance is for children then the magic drawing board is the way to go. Children go crazy with laughter over it. If you do go this way. Make sure you get teh axtrax CD to go with the board these professional CD really make a huge diffrence.

Axtrax CDs:
http://www.ronjo.com/Merchant2/merchant.......ry_Code=


Excuse my misreading of this post, but at first glance I thought you were suggesting Anthrax CDs as the background for a children's show.

While I'm sure that Chris Angel has some appeal with the younger crowd, and the age range of KISS's fanbase creeped into the single digits during the mid-seventies. The concept of using 80's metal to highlight a children's show just strikes me as hilarious.

However a more contemporary show involving Creed and rope magic sounds like a lethal mix.
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On 2002-11-30 08:18, Ron Reid wrote:
The jumbo version seems outragiously overpriced ($350.00), if it's anything like the small version.

Ron Reid

The Jumbo version is preprogrammed (according to the adverts) much like the dancing hank. I'm guessing you sacrifice spontenaity for something a bit more visible and more angle proof.

This might explain the higher price tag.
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