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daghank
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I am trying to get one, ordered it from 3 different places but after 1-2 days , got an e-mail saying its out of stock and wont be re-stocked.
I don't know if this is the right section to post, but (it's a mentalism item)
does anyone know if Mr. Biss sells these directly or any source to buy them?
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The IMB is a rip off
Get the Buma Board if you must have one of these devices

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I've read about that but still, doesn't IBM look/work like a better version of Buma board?
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Knowing the workings of both and owning the imb, I personly prefer the imb.
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Me too.
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On 2009-06-23 09:59, Sven Rygh wrote:
The IMB is a rip off
Get the Buma Board if you must have one of these devices

Sven


Sven, like many I have to disagree. There was a huge debate about this on The Café. My friend has the Buma Board and I have the IMB. Both of us like the IMB better. I have used this in performance many times. The IMB is almost invisible to the minds of the audience and is a dream to get a p**k whilst on stage.

Send James a PM, he may be able to help you get one.
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Aren't you holding it in your display picture kinesis?
The IMB can really be used throughout the show which I think is a great thing.
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The IMB is great. Get it! I use it in almost all of my performances. Like Kinesis said, its a dream p**k, even if your not on stage.

Did you try the centertear? I'd pm James if not.

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daghank
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I tried mate, out of stock there too. I just pm'ed James also, thanks for the advice.
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James is indeed a gentleman and seems always willing to respond to emails or PM's. I think that he does regularly run out of the boards but has always seemed willing in the past to keep individuals updated on when he'll have more available. At least, that's how I got mine!
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I can't believe I forgot that I am holding the IMB in my avatar, D'Oh!!!

So there you have it, what better advertisement do you need.

FYI - The photograph is me performing 'Taking Pictures' from James Biss' new book 'Mind Blowing'. I re-styled the effect as a demonstration of remote viewing. The book is brilliant.
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I have also heard that the IMB is better than Buma. If you want the same impact as the IMB but you want to be able to carry it around in your pocket try the Universal Impression at http://www.papercranemagic.com/ui.htm It has all the quality of the IMB and a few advantages that the IMB can't boast.
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But as far as I know you need very expensive refills for universal impression.which is bad for me
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I wonder why you think that? The Universal Impression comes with everything you need to last a lifetime for only 49.95. You may need to buy or a new marker but mine has lasted over 2 years and at least a thousand performances.
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Thanks for your kind words guys! (Sven, you're holding a grudge, please move on as we all have. The Impressionable Mind Board is now used by well over twelve hundred performers world wide with great success - and as you see above - much enthusiasm. The other product has become a bit of a joke in the mentalism community and I think we've addressed your claim ad nauseum in anther thread. Your loyalty to it seems a bit disengenuine) ;>)

I'm going to include some new routines I've been enjoying of late, with a relaunched version of the IMB in the Fall. I'll keep you posted.

Cheers,

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On 2009-06-24 03:10, daghank wrote:
But as far as I know you need very expensive refills for universal impression.which is bad for me


So true. Over inflated price for a very small piece of the material.

The IMB is great. I have used it for years. James is a great guy and I am sure he can help you.

As far as the Buma/IMB debate...personally I feel these fall into the same category as Under the nail NW and Boon. Or a hard or soft TT..Same idea/principle, basically, just one is better for some folks than the other.
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On 2009-06-24 10:09, JamesBiss wrote:
we all have. The Impressionable Mind Board is now used by well over twelve hundred

--and a rip off
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Sven it really is not a rip off, why go on and make yourself seem so bad?
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On 2009-06-24 10:09, JamesBiss wrote:
we all have. The Impressionable Mind Board is now used by well over twelve hundred

--and a rip off


Sven - do you mean a Rip-off in the sense that it isn't worth the money or that it's a cheap copy of the Buma Board or simply that it's based on an idea stolen from someone? The reason I ask is that you appear to feel very strongly about this. Now I don't want to start a HUGE thread on the subject. A one sentence answer will suffice.

IMHO I don't think the IMB is any of the above.

I should like to add that there was a member of Forth Valley Magic Circle in Central Scotland that created an impression board made from the same board as the Buma / IMB but his was secretly hidden within the cover of a hard backed book used to lean on whilst writing. This was WAY before either Buma / IMB. That person showed his creation to a few select members of the club. Sadly he never really used it much and it was soon forgotten about.

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On 2009-06-23 10:44, gh256 wrote:
Knowing the workings of both and owning the imb, I personly prefer the imb.


me too. great tool. no downside.

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