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Townsend1
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I have a set of Frank's 2 1/4 inch billiard balls that I bought directly from Frank out of the back of his van at Abbott's Getogether in 1982. I have been using them hard for 28 years. They are still going strong. I also have two sets of his thimbles that are almost that old. The Fakini line is an amazing mix of artistry and quality. The formula that Frank developed is certainly unique and a blessing to manipulators!
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I also have 2 1/4 inch that I have used for years and they are the best.
Pete Biro
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Cottage Industry? Right... I use my dining room table and a bench in my garage.
There are some dealers that do not sell imports. Like Joe Porper, George Robinson, Owen, etc.
There is a market for the cheap imported stuff... Young beginners. Once they start to find out what works, if they are smart they will search and find the better quality stuff.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
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Horace Marshall used to say "the more of the junk they buy, the more you will sell in the end when they learn the difference". He was right but it is hard to sit by and watch your ideas being ripped off left and right.

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I recently purchased Run Rabbit Run. I used to shop tannens as a teenager in the70s as well. I did not buy it from Tannen's but another dealer as I had a gift certificate. It was supposed to be the same version as Tannen's. Well let me say this...Junk is not good enough to describe it. It stunk like tar. The doors would not stay closed. The mechanism if you can call it that was a stick of wood that got stuck halfway through. I could go and on. I wrote the manufacturer ,never replied . I complained to the dealer and he refunded me my money. I am a cabinet maker so my expectations are high. There is no place for junk in the magic world or anywhere else for that matter.
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On 2009-12-06 17:34, hugmagic wrote:
Horace Marshall used to say "the more of the junk they buy, the more you will sell in the end when they learn the difference". He was right but it is hard to sit by and watch your ideas being ripped off left and right.

Richard


I know how you feel, Richard. My ideas have been ripped off many times too.
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On a slightly differnt tack, I wish we could find a material that would allow ball dropper bags like the ones that work with wooden balls. Anyone tried? Thanks.

Jim
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Alan Munro
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On 2009-11-20 03:21, Stucky wrote:
We live in an instant gratification society. IF an item takes too long to be produced because it is being made by hand to ensure quality, people complain. If they don't complain, it's too expensive and no one wants it.

American products can certainly compete against products from India and China. Our quality control and workmanship is among the best in the world, if the layers of management are kept to a minimum. Some, like myself, have some experience in designing a simplified process and implementing quality control. Craftsmen can thrive in this economy.
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On 2009-12-20 15:04, JamesinLA wrote:
On a slightly different tack, I wish we could find a material that would allow ball dropper bags like the ones that work with wooden balls. Anyone tried? Thanks.

Jim


Go to Jennys fabric and look at acetate, rayon and polyester cloths. One of those will work. http://www.kristismart.com/ she lives near you and can make this, if you can't sew.
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On 2009-12-20 15:04, JamesinLA wrote:
On a slightly differnt tack, I wish we could find a material that would allow ball dropper bags like the ones that work with wooden balls. Anyone tried? Thanks.
Jim


James, you should really try reading some of the posts on the Café, all your answers could be answered.

Please read this intire string for your answer: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=10&22
JamesinLA
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Thanks for the link to the previous thread.
I think I will contact Bob Sanders about his dropper.

Jim
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Bill Hegbli
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I don't know if Bob Sanders can provide. He does not have a web site of his products, and he has said that he only wholesales his products, meaning not retail sales. He never gives a dealer reference site and, therefore, I cannot comment on any of his products or if they do, in fact, exist. If he is selling through his email, it is unknown as far as I know. I, for one, would not buy anything unless I can view the product and purchase through a secure commerce site.

I do know Bob Sanders does exist, as I saw him at a small magic convention once.
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I bought Bob's egg for egg to silk, so it can be done.

Jim
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Bill Hegbli
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I guess you are one of the elite customers of his, then. As stated above, I am unaware of he selling retail.
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Bob sells to Magicians. I bought some things from him at the Magi-Fest in February.
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Bob Sanders
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Bill,

You are both right. I am the magicians' silk importer and not a retailer. However, I do sell DoveLite Silks to fellow magicians at the same prices we do to dealers when you can find me. Usually, that is at my silk lectures and conventions. Emails will usually find me, and I can still send you things from home. Today, many professional magicians either teach magic or have some magic they resale anyway. I actually try not to be difficult. I know magicians need "stuff".

There is no substitute for a demo, and the magic shops can usually do that. The better shops do carry DoveLite Silks. But if you know what you want, email works. Since I'm not a retailer, I do not take credit cards in any form, but I do take checks.

At Magi-Fest in February 2010, the DoveLite dealer in the dealer room is Ray Witkowski (Tabman Tables) and Chris will be right again! http://magifest.org/

And, YES! There is no reason the dropper won't work fine for the purposes here, too.

Bob Sanders
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Levent
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Hi All:

I was in New York City last week, and I noticed that they had a pretty good stock of Fakini balls and products at Fantasma Magic (www.FantasmaMagic.com). In case anyone needs Fakini's, they should call or email Fantasma.

Levent
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markis
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Did I read somewhere there were going be new and improved Fakini balls that are lighter in weight due to a cork center?
Levent
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Yes, Fakini made me a set before he passed away.

I did see one set of the lightweight balls in 2 1/4 inch at Fantasma. The list price is $250 per set.

Levent
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Nick W
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Light indeed. However, they don't bounce, if that matters to you.
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