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JohnCressman
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I was looking to use a slate board instead of a whiteboard for a couple of mentalism routines and was wondering where I can find a notebook sized slate board... short of ebay.

Also... what do you prefer? Whiteboard or slate board? I know Osterlind prefers slate, and I've seen Banachek use Whiteboard.

Any perferences? Problems with either?
dark kard
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You may try a teacher suply store. They would probly have them.
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JohnCressman
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Hmm... I'm not sure if there's one in my area, but that's a great idea!
Tom DV
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Black is often preferred to white as white can produce glare, a reflection of light into the specs eyes, in bright lights.

I eventually had to make my own, which was no fun at all.

Good luck, Tom.
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Teacher supply stores have them. I actually grabbed one from my moms class room. I prefer black or green slate, because it is easier to see from a distance when written on.
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If you are up for simple woodworking, you can make your own. All you need is a wooden frame with a piece of "hardboard" in the centre for the slate. (Nobody has used real slate in over 50 years; it's too heavy and too expensive.) Paint the board with blackboard paint--available at any home building or craft store--and you have a lovely custom slate.

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Check your local craft stores. In my region we have an outlet called Hobby Lobby that carries them in a wide assortment of sizes.

I prefer white board. It has glare issues but looks much less suspicious to today's audiences.
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I saw some of those at office depot
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