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taller8
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For all of you wallet junkies out there.

I can't wait to add this to my pile of leather.


http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/bendix-bom......721.html
Paul Rathbun
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I can't tell from the photo. Does this have straps or is it z-fold only?
Agathon
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Z fold, it's nice.
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What size is it, like the original or hip pocked size?
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taller8
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I didn't order this, I just saw that it's new.
rockbrunnen
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Did anyone get this?

I would like to know the leather quality of the wallet.

Thank you.

Rock
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I don't own this particular one, but speaking from experience of having used the Bombshell since Roy Roth first put it out almost 30 years ago (I got my first one from Roy and then bought several for a lecture tour when I was in South Wales at Roy & Irene's home,) the Bendix Bombshell should NOT be a Z-fold. For reasons of convenient handling it absolutely MUST have straps.
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I can't vouch for this particular wallet either as. Idont own it, but I can vouch for runawayjag's (John Mendoza's) routine using, "Bendix Bombshell," in his DVD "My Best Volume 2" -- it's incredibly strong!
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It's not a Z fold — it has straps like the original.
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Robert M
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Can you get to the other side easier with this new model? Smile That was always a bit of a contortionist act with the original.

Robert
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I have John Mendoza's dvd and he gets the signed cards from the zippered compartment of the wallet (RAR)without any trouble, I have a Himber and a Z bombshell wallet and I can not get the card as easier as John does it with his wallet.

Peter: in Phantom of the Wallet you use a bomshell, but looks like more a Z type than the one we are discussing here, is this correct?
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Sorry about the misinformation regarding straps or z-fold. I was thinking of those cheap folding wallets with the "x" straps. Yes, this has straps, but they are hardly noticeable.
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Hi pabloinus

Yes. The wallet supplied with Phantom of the Wallet is a Z-fold. It works like a Bombshell (card placed into a slot on one side will be inside zippered compartment in the other side), but the wallet has no straps.
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On 2010-02-08 21:05, Robert M wrote:
Can you get to the other side easier with this new model? Smile That was always a bit of a contortionist act with the original.

Robert



the original also had a very stiff left side (when opened, the side in which the card goes), almost like cardboard although it was leather. It might be due to the dimension of the wallet as well (it's rather wide). If they made this wallet in a size similar to the JOL Plus Wallet it would be great imo.
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Did anybody get the wallet? any word on the quality of the leather and workmanship?
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No responses ...so I just bought the wallet from Penguin, hopefully it will be here next week. As soon as I get it I will post a review.
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On 2010-02-12 16:54, pabloinus wrote:
No responses ...so I just bought the wallet from Penguin, hopefully it will be here next week. As soon as I get it I will post a review.


anxiously awaiting your review. thanks for taking the plunge for all of us wallet enthusiasts.
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I would be interested to know the exact size of the wallet, what the differences are from the old version and what the book is like that's included. How many routines are in it? How many pages and who are the contributers to it?
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I second all the questions made by motown. Maybe we must ask to Runawyjag for the size and the quality of the original Roy Roth version... Thanks in advance to all member You give a review. GN.
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My Bombshell is 7" long and 4" wide. Mine is a second generation RAR (my original one gave up the ghost LONG ago having been used literally thousands of times.) There is a knack to removing the card or cards from the zippered compartment which I address in the L&L DVD. There are a couple steps that make it effortless. First is the placement of the card into the pocket. With the pocket to your left, the card should be placed in and then be canted so the upper right corner literally touches the seam of the center of the wallet. That is vital because due to the construction of the wallet, if you don't do this, a leather flap will cover the card when it's in the zippered part, making it very difficult to remove without fumbling. I always close the wallet, left to right, and then tap the edge on the table to assure that the corner of the card is fully against the seam. Then I set the wallet down, now reversed. It looks like just a gesture before tabling the closed wallet.

Secondly, before you remove the card, turn the wallet 180 degrees so the zippered part is to your left. The left hand pinches the outer end of compartment to keep it shut. If you don't do this, it can buckle and literally show how the trick works. The easiest way to remove the card is to use a scissors grip with your fore and middle fingers. Putting the thumb in takes too much space and you have to open the zippered edge too much. Just hold the right hand palm up and put the fingertips in and grip the corner, forefinger underneath and middle finger on top, and pull toward yourself and out. Pulling toward yourself first frees the card from the pocket and makes withdrawal easier.

If you have one and follow with the wallet in hand, this will all be clear to you. I don't know the actual construction of this new one, but this procedure works with virtually every model I've encountered, so give it a try.
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