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On 2009-10-06 18:41, IAIN wrote:
I suppose my other question is, does it work with normal sized handwriting - by that I mean do I have to ask them to write nice and big for whatever reason?

ooooh its so hard to ask without giving anything away...

is there anything attractive about the markers?


IAIN, you and I will BOTH most likely end up with one! Smile

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Yes John and Iain , all of us here at the Café who have read your to-ings and fro-ings are aware of your obsessive attraction to imp devices so buy one already and stop asking all these unnecessary questions which will do nothing to sway you from parting with your cash

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Hey kambiz, it's part of the process.
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John, I have a very unique imp device for ya, handmade by myself....wanna buy? Smile

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I am a sucker for a good Imp device. SOM pads and UI I really like. This has really peaked my intrest, my preorder will be in soon Ryan
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Hey all,

I have PM'ed some answers to the above questions, if you have a question that is a bit tricky to answer without exposure please PM me and I am ony too happy to help.

One thing I MUST point out from the start (and this is stated clearly in the instructions) is that the Sniper is far more suited to simple drawings than words although Joshua Quinn has a nice tip that helps if you want to use words (search and you will find it). That should clear up a few things for those in the know.

The pens are an Artline 770 freezer bag marker specially selected for their suitability in this kind of application. Believe me I have tested MANY different markers and this particular one is still my favourite.

The innovation I have made is not to do with how the i********n is gained, it is the new construction design of the pad that allows for a super slick p**k. Close the pad, you got the p**k - it's that simple!! Matter of fact you are not even conscious of having to p**k when you do this, it just 'happens' naturally. Also the p**k is not just a fleeting glimpse so you don't run the risk of missing it. Hard to say more without doing myself a dis-service, suffice to say people who have played with this almost always make a comment such as... 'that is so brilliantly simple why didn't I think of it?' Smile

All the best and happy Sniping!!

Al


ALSO I have a nice extra incentive for i*******n device addicts (I am one of the them!!). I will throw in a free bonus if you would care to PM me I can let you know what this is.
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I've been using the Janus pad for years. If the Sniper pad is comparable please PM me. Not that another imp pad would hurt me at all Smile
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PM'ed you John
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Thank you Al. I can guess sight unseen that the Sniper is incredible as is anything from outlaw.
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On 2009-10-07 00:27, Al Straker wrote:
the Sniper is far more suited to simple drawings than words although Joshua Quinn has a nice tip that helps


I can't tell if that was intentional or not, but if so, very nice. Smile
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On 2009-10-08 02:00, Quinn wrote:
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On 2009-10-07 00:27, Al Straker wrote:
the Sniper is far more suited to simple drawings than words although Joshua Quinn has a nice tip that helps


I can't tell if that was intentional or not, but if so, very nice. Smile


It is referring to an excellent previous post of yours on the Café about how to slightly alter markers to get better results with certain types of i********n devices using words.

Great tip!

Cheers,
Al
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Al,
Is that avatar really YOU?

Order is in BTW Al, AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!!

Shrimps on the barby mate
Kam
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Hey Kam,

You rock AUSSIE legend. Shrimps are here waiting for you when you wish to visit all salted up and mighty tasty.

Watch out for the Sniper he's heading your way. Smile

Cheers,
Al
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I thought you didn't eat shrimps in Autrstralia but ate prawns instead?

Wasnt the famous phrase "Throw another shrimp on the barbie" done for the American audiances since they do call a prawn a shrimp?

Anyhoo.

Does anyone actually wear those corked hats over there?? I would love to wear one over here but the british are so stuck up I would be banished from the Queens Land.

(The Queen is a useless publicity attraction anyway)

M
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Matt

Matt

Over here if it moves we stick it on the barby and eat it, no hang ups about whether its called a shrimp or a prawn cobba!!

Anyway mate get your PM icon back on so I can PM ya a question I have for ya..... honestly you 1000plus posters are too exclusivist, so ya reckon removing your PM icon puts you in the same league as the Cavalli eh? GET IT BACK ON so your comrades can keep in touch.... I need a dose of M@

;)

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On 2009-10-08 08:25, kambiz wrote:

Over here if it moves we stick it on the barby and eat it



Mmmmm... Just got finished with my possum stew. Delicious.

I received the Sniper Pad in the mail today, and I love it. I should start out by saying that I was comped a pre release copy by the gracious Al, but would be saying the same about this product if I had purchased it outright. And I WILL purchase replacements.

To start with it is professionally packaged, and the gimmicks/prop are top notch quality. There is enough extra 'special stuff' for tons of performances!

The thing I like about the Sniper Pad is how natural it feels to use. The p**k can be obtained in one fluid motion, and is undetectable by any spectator. Seriously it just flies right by them. I have now performed this for a few people and the fantastic thing for me is that the pad is 100% examinable. They won't find a thing.

The first time I tried this was on my partner, who spent a full minute scouring the pad to find it's secret. She came up empty handed. I happened to have friends around for dinner this evening, and the response was tremendous. It really is clever thinking.

The impression is 100% reliable and does not rely on pressure. The reset takes seconds. And there are other ways to do a quick reset that Al doesn't cover in the instructions (IMO). Once you own the pad you will know what I mean.

The fact that it is a spirax notebook is fantastic for us Aussies as they are in abundance here. For international users, this looks like something that is purchased from your local news agent, and the front cover is perfectly made to conceal any trickery.

All in all, a fantastic product and something I WILL use. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

Luke
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Didn't know my pm thing wasnt working!

Ill get it sorted now so you plebs may amuse me with your common and plebby PMs!

;)

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I'm a pleb

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ps Sniper received today.... First impressions..... I told my wife how much I love her...... Review pending.... Will be on your screens within 24 hrs
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Is it working yet Plebster?

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Just got back from kickboxing with the little fella so I need to eat then take a dump (during which I will obviously read sniper instructions!!) by midnight Perth time I should be able to make my first imp. Will post after that

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