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triXter9669
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I am looking for a high quality close up pad. I know that Dean Dill has a nice line out but does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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I got mine from penguin and it is great I would recommend that but its my 1st one so I havent tried any others
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I got it from the magic warehouse which I thinked at the price of $10. Yes, it's durable and I am still using it till today.

I am not sure about Dean Dill ones, perhaps you can check out for more here. Smile

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I got one from penguin as well, and it is very good.
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Pattrick makes some of the best pads I've ever seen. No peeling, flaking, bubbling etc. I own 4 of varying sizes.. High quality stuff...
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Pattrick also has great service. He is a member in the Café. This is my fav close up pad.

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triXter9669
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Hey thanks a bunch guys I'm going to check out Pattricks. If anyone else would like to add to this, please do.

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triXter9669
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Actually I have a quick question. I cannot seem to find any "products" on Pattricks web page. Any suggestions?
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On 2006-07-01 20:09, triXter9669 wrote:
Actually I have a quick question. I cannot seem to find any "products" on Pattricks web page. Any suggestions?


I had the same problem. There is a picture of him holding a card regarding his products but the link is not active and I can find no other way in to view his products.

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On 2006-06-30 19:08, triXter9669 wrote:
I am looking for a high quality close up pad. I know that Dean Dill has a nice line out but does anyone have any other suggestions?


I've been using the Don Alan Pro Pad for quite a number of years. Jeff Busby used to manufacture them, but I'm not sure if they're still available. The pad is made of very high quality baize over a foam insert (11" x 15"), and I liked it so much I bought two additional pads as a hedge against ruining one. The pad is so well made that the other two are still safely tucked away in the magic cabinet. I carry the pad in my close up case in a variety of folded, rolled, and crammed positions, and it always comes out looking great.

If you want more details or some pictures, let me know.

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Penguin. The price is good and the quality is also good - so you can get a few color pads (green, blue, red, black) to go with your mood/ presentation.
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Make your own: Go to the yardage store and buy pieces of hard felt(they usually come in about (9"x11" sizes or thereabouts). Buy some velvet material in whatever color you want, mine is green. Glue one piece of felt on top of another for stiffness and spray with adhesive and put on the velvet. Tuck the edges under about 2" on the bottom and glue with fabric glue.

You can make your pad any size that suits you and any color too. It's pretty easy.
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On 2006-07-01 22:49, evolve629 wrote:
Penguin. The price is good and the quality is also good - so you can get a few color pads (green, blue, red, black) to go with your mood/ presentation.


And they are HUGE. I love them. I got a dark navy blue one.
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Close up pads are bloody expensive!

you know another cheap option?

Mouse mats!

aye mouse mats, near enough the same material and about what 90% cheaper? heh
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I tried mouse pads, but they are too slick and do not have enough "fluff/fuzz" to them for friction. As I said I love the one that Penguin sells, and apparently so does everyone else, as they are sold out most of the time. A mouse pad just does not cut it as a replacement, because they were made for a mouse. Close-up pads were made for magic.
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I recently purchased one from themagicwarehouse and I have gotten one from penguin. The one I got from the warehouse is a hard backed one and foldable. Its actually quite nice but the felt is not as soft, as in it doesn't have as much give as the penguin mats (which is what I was used to). The penguin mats are nice,cheap,and they usually last for quite a while.
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In my opinion the Apollo Close up pad by Sterling is best close up pad out there. I love it. These mats are the perfect working surface to perform or practice. These were the first commercially produced pads for the magic industry. They will not tear, or permanently crease. They come in various colors and sizes.

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I built mine. I wanted a bigger one than any I could by. It doesn't roll up, but I don't find that necessary.
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I use a Professional size (not professinally priced) mat from Vincenzo di Fatta. They're priced very nicely. They also come in standard size.

I used to use the Bazar de Magia mats. They're the best feeling ones I have used, but unfortunately, they aren't exactly long lasting. They have a thin foam sponge backing.

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