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ChrisMagic52
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Can anyone tell me if there's a difference between these two tricks. I could see that they both involve a Pen going threw something, but I don't know whcih one to buy. Smile
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I love the cleverness of Misled, but don't know what the Stealth Pen is.

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I despise Misled and the Stealth Pen. The Stealth Pen to me is nothing, but a poor quality Pen Through Anything. Go get a good Pen Through Anything please!

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On 2003-05-31 13:11, Andrew E. Miller wrote:
I despise Misled and the Stealth Pen. The Stealth Pen to me is nothing, but a poor quality Pen Through Anything. Go get a good Pen Through Anything please!

Andrew


...er you forgot to mention why you despise Wenk's pencil-through-bill effect. Smile


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I have pen thru anything, perfect pen, mislead and stealth.
I like the Stealth because they can watch you cleanly push the pen thru and pull the pen stright out from the dollar.
Watch the video on Penguin and you can see the difference between this and the other pens.
Chrismagic, mislead involves a pencil not a pen.
There is also a version of the pencil thru bill that you actually stick it thru the bill. This can be fun in the right situation.
Just remember the more versions of a trick you have the more convincing to a repeat audience you will be. Smile
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There have been many threads like this Chrismagic so if you want the opinions of many past - do a search! I know I started a thread like this some time back and it was VERY LONG with many different opinions, maybe that will help you.

But frankly, I like the practicality of a pen thru bill...but I LOVE the visual appeal of Misled...they're the same for me Smile

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Misled will always be my favorite.
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Frank, sorry I forgot to mention why I didn't liek Misled.

Bad Angles and a phony tearing sound. Also, a poor gimmick. I still wish they made them out of metal like they used to.

Pen Through Anything is angle proof with the right handling and the tearing noise is great if you have a good pen.

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I beg to differ with regards to the tearing sound in Misled - I think it's very realistic and I always get cringes from the audience...and at times I feel like I REALLY DID tear it by accident - fortunately, I didn't Smile
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I love Misled, the downward movement in the second phrase is a sure killer! This is, in fact, one of the most "visual" tricks.

Because I am not a professional magician, and I always do tricks with friends, I do think that The Stealth pen is better than other fancy looking pens. (But if you always wear your suit and feel comfortable carrying an expensive pen, Perfect Pen may be a better option.)

Yet, I totally agree that the Stealth Pen's clear downward push is better than the traditional pen thru dollar method.

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I'm in the camp that feels Misled's tear sounds perfectly realistic. Also, FWIW, I don't think it was ever made out of metal, unless perhaps you have a verrrrry early one (pre-1990, when they were very hyped due to Copperfield using them).

At that point in time, the gaff was made out of a different, thicker, more easily broken plastic, which had a slightly more realistic surface to it. I did prefer that one, but a while back they changed to the unbreakable version. It doesn't match quite as well, but it's close enough to work fine. I suppose Timothy decided it was more economical to find a new material than to keep replacing broken ones.
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Andy, you are right. The ones before 1990 were metal and they didn't break easily and lasted longer. I like those better.

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Cool...wish I had one of those; if they had the look of the old breakable ones and the durability of the new ones, I'd be in heaven :o) Then again, I was 9 in 1990, so...
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I would prefer the Stealth Pen, as it has better angles, which is better for bigger performance performance, if your not doing stage.

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Personally I think a pencil is better for some reason. I have both and seem to get a better reaction from the pencil.
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Mislead all the way.
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Another vote for Misled.
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Yes Andy that is true. Misled sold for five dollars before it was presented by Copperfield. The original routine only taught the melt through move, not the rip. The day after Copperfield performed, all sales were placed on hold. The price went up to 17.99 the added bill rip routine and David's endorsement. The first stage had a gimmick that would eventually break. They later changed it to a different material that will hold up. I had a friend that made me one made out of very thin gauge brass painted yellow and it works like a charm. So far it has fooled everyone and the tearing sound sounds real. I have pen thru anything and love it too. The stealth I do not know about.
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Of the 2 I prefer misled. While I don't think the tearing sound is very realistic I feel it doesn't matter. How many people have really torn a bill to know the difference. I don't think it would ever come up ....unless you are pointing out the sound to them. Now if you want a really terrible sound effect in a trick check out Animated Self lighting Cigarette by John Kennedy (the part where the match lights). Now if that can get by the spectators Misled will positively sail past them.
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