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magicpatoche
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I have emailed him, and I have tried the grounding issue.
And I watched the DVD before use. I didn't want to rush into it. I have done it in the past and well, things ended up dead because I rushed. Not this time!
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Can't wait to see how I get along with mine! Just placed an order for one.
Why is it that on one side of the world a person looks at a picture of the Grand Canyon and says, "it looks so real." At the same time on the other side of the world a person looks at the Grand Canyon and says, "it looks like a picture."
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Two Words:

Lemon Juice.
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I don't use my ET anymore.

I actually bought it to conquer a kind of fear I had of static shocks. It was not that I was afraid of them, but I was always paranoid that I was going to get a shock whenever I touched something metal. I thought about the cool ideas magically with it and the fact that it would help me get more used to not being "worried" about getting a practically painless shock. At this point, I do not use it anymore but I got a bit of use out of it. For me, maintaning and carrying it ended up being more trouble than it was worth.

Oh and also, NEVER attempt to bring it on a plane in the airport. I have a friend who was seriously questioned because the thing looks like a bomb. And even, if they realize its a magic trick, an electricity producing machine is a possible terrorist weapon. I mean, it really does look like a bomb strapped to someone's leg. So, it kind of makes things hard for the traveling corporate magician as well.
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Too bad, it sounds really good
"The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what" A.
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I love the Electric Touch, I just wish that it didn't drain batteries so quickly. Such a effective addition to routines which one already does. Excellent when used as a convincer and getting tobacco to magnetize to your hands or making confetti jump around like circus performers has always been a audience pleaser. The bare-bones effect of having a spectator select any of your fingers and having that finger become statically charged at will has also been a great audience pleaser as well. Combine this with loops or IT work and you really do come off to appear to do what you say you are doing.
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I've had my et for some time now, and I still use it every chance I get. I had the gimmick installed into a really nice pair of bass shoes, and the responses I can get out of people at the bar are flippin incredible.

In regards to the battery life, the electric touch, while well made, is not a perfect system. the batteries will drain when not being "used". the best way to combat this is simply to take the batteries out when you're not using the device.

The fluorescent light bulb trick is probably my fav. If you can get a fluorescent light bulb (the twisty kind, not the tube) to light up a little by touching the lead at the bottom and having someone else hold the leads on the side, something real spooky can happen. Since these bulb have a tiny ballast in them, they will stay lit by themselves for a short time, allowing the spectator to hold it while you walk away. It's amazing.
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Thanks for the bulb tip Val. I love my ET and my battery does not drain fast at all. I have a friend and we both wear ours when going out. He really wants to take his to a gentlemen's club but I say he will end up getting kicked out! Sad, just sad!
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I really wish that some day someone makes a new and improved version of this device! I love the idea behind this but for me it's important to have a reliable device with a practical setup - and this doesn't sound like one.

-Aleksi Hietanen
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The version my friend has is a lot older than the Mesika version. He traded for it and the guy he got it from said it was about $300 when he first picked it up a long time ago. The set up is easier and it has a t** switch that can be plugged in. It is easier to turn on and seems a lot easier to operate than mine.

The housing is a white plastic box in case anyone knows what it is.
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Hi, shame that my first post here has to be like this, but just bought this item 'new' on eBay. The guy said the box had been opened, but assured me that it was new. Thing is, the instructional DVD was scratched, the wire surround was exposed where it meets the device, the contacts seem tarnished and the instruction notes were quite tatty. I've contacted him regarding a refund, but he's insisting that's the condition it was in when he bought it new from a webshop in the US.

So how likely is it that one of us has been taken for a ride here?
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Hi, I'm new here and also new to the E.T. I practiced for two days wwith it but when I decided to bring it to the real world, it didn't shock a single person, can't even bend water. I know everyone is getting the same problem here. has anyone figured it out yet? would appreciate it..
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On 2009-10-21 09:41, BowmanGT wrote:
Hi, shame that my first post here has to be like this, but just bought this item 'new' on eBay. The guy said the box had been opened, but assured me that it was new. Thing is, the instructional DVD was scratched, the wire surround was exposed where it meets the device, the contacts seem tarnished and the instruction notes were quite tatty. I've contacted him regarding a refund, but he's insisting that's the condition it was in when he bought it new from a webshop in the US.

So how likely is it that one of us has been taken for a ride here?


Instruction notes? I received a DVD to watch with mine. And there no wires exposed. I think you got done my friend. Request a refund.
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I am not familiar with the Electric Touch but I am familiar with Electricity, you might want to check you switching device where there may be a fault or dead short, meaning that your hot and common are coming into contact with each other which would draw more amperage, causing an overload which would put the device on the blink and drain your batteries.

Also if you your contacts on the switch are black or tarnished looking.... Somebody let the smoke out which is to say its toast.
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I have found electric touch great...you need to make sure that you use rubber soles and I found using rubber insoles makes it even better.. Re batteries I found this company that sells them very cheap and even cheaper if you buy them by a large quantity....here is the site

http://images.google.com.mt/imgres?imgur......26um%3D1

hope you find this info useful!
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I believe that there is an alternative product called Shocker available (for a higher price) from http://pro-magic.com that might be worth taking a look into. While I've never tested it, it seems to do the same thing as ET. Optionally, you could make your own if you're not satisfied with Yigal's quality: http://www.phrets.com/electrifried/
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Hi I bought electric touch but I have ONE BIG problem, could anybody help me, my ET sounds like rattling gun when I turn it on...(with magnet switch)...like electricity leeks somewhere ?
Please help !
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There are several problems in using this item. I reside in Brazil, and have recently been playing around with the E.T. It works just as it should, but there are some exceptional cases in which we all have to be observant. It works best with dry environments, as was told in the dvd. I libe by a river, and it does not work as well in my house, but a couple of blocks down, it works like a charm. Also, be aware of which kind of surfaze youare using. The contact with the ground varies with certain kinds of terrain. Also, isolation is a big problem. If you are not completely isolated from the ground it WILL NOT work. Whar I have done to test my shoes is I have isolated myself from them using plastic grocery bags. Five on each foot is more than enough to make you isolated. Even with runner insoles, you can leak charge through the leather onto the ground, so put those bags around your foot, put socks over them and give it a whirl. I've made another E.T. that only works like that, and the original one works just fine for me. This is not an ordinarry gimmick that is going to work right off the bat with everyone. A lot of care has to be taken to make it work.
Hope this hepls.
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WOW that actually solve a problem I have I weeks, and best of all I have to solve this couse my client actualy wanted this. Thank you, I own you a beer if youre somwhere near me Smile guys who have a light up and little noise but no spark, like Wise man said wear some plastic bags and than socks! Smile
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On Aug 25, 2013, Mago_Magrin wrote:
There are several problems in using this item. I reside in Brazil, and have recently been playing around with the E.T. It works just as it should, but there are some exceptional cases in which we all have to be observant. It works best with dry environments, as was told in the dvd. I libe by a river, and it does not work as well in my house, but a couple of blocks down, it works like a charm. Also, be aware of which kind of surfaze youare using. The contact with the ground varies with certain kinds of terrain. Also, isolation is a big problem. If you are not completely isolated from the ground it WILL NOT work. Whar I have done to test my shoes is I have isolated myself from them using plastic grocery bags. Five on each foot is more than enough to make you isolated. Even with runner insoles, you can leak charge through the leather onto the ground, so put those bags around your foot, put socks over them and give it a whirl. I've made another E.T. that only works like that, and the original one works just fine for me. This is not an ordinarry gimmick that is going to work right off the bat with everyone. A lot of care has to be taken to make it work.
Hope this hepls.
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Can anyone pm me the battery it uses? I forgot to check before I threw the old ones out.
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