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Memory-Jah
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Hi!

I'd like to buy a close up pad. There are many threads about it already. But this was so much information. I still don't know which one to go with. I certainly don't have 100 bucks for dean dills pads.

I found one which looks fantastic: the one Ponta the Smith uses in his sick video. (during his backfire matrix routine).
This one looks huge. I think this will is what I want Smile Does anyone what measures this is (approx.)? and best: what close up pad this is? Is it bigger than usual pads? I never owned one. I always practise on my bed.

I also read a lot good things about a certain pad by Shoot Ogawa. Can anyone give me a link where to buy it? And maybe confirm that these indeed are super good pads?

Hope to get some help.

Thank you very much,

Markus
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A nice new mat will change your life.
Lots of folks love these...
http://pmsmagic.com/mats.htm

There's a thread about them you can look up.
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Just write Ponta directly and ask him. He is very approachable.

Shoots are in fact nice, but smaller than usual. Great for folding up in your pocket to have available for a quick quiet miracle.
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How to email Ponta?
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I've been really happy with my VDF Close Up Pad Professional found here

http://www.magicproshop.com/close-profes......990.html

I bought a smaller, cheaper one and it was just a large mouse pad. This VDF pad has a nice felt and good grip.
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On 2010-03-19 20:58, BrainMagos wrote:
How to email Ponta?


http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/bu......8244.ece
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On 2010-03-19 20:58, BrainMagos wrote:
How to email Ponta?


http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/bu......8244.ece


Ouch!

I think he's referring to Ponta's email address, not that he can't send an email.
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Haha, just giving him a hard time. Smile

If you want to contact Ponta go to the "FrenchdropTube" Youtube channel.
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So shoot ogawas pads are very small? why is anyone loving these when they are so small? can anyone provide me with a link to this product?

I will also try to contact ponta, thouhgt I doubt he is reachable through the frenchdrop channel on youtube, as this channel simply gathers all different types of effects (not only Pontas'). becaus this is a store.
If anyone else has a suggestion for this type of pad ponta is using (i really like the measures of it) and/or shoot ogawas, please let me know. I really need a pad^^
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On 2010-03-20 13:37, Memory-Jah wrote:
I will also try to contact ponta, thouhgt I doubt he is reachable through the frenchdrop channel on youtube, as this channel simply gathers all different types of effects (not only Pontas')


I contacted him once via this youtube channel ; he answered me, try it this way.
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On 2010-03-19 20:46, jazzy snazzy wrote:
A nice new mat will change your life.
Lots of folks love these...
http://pmsmagic.com/mats.htm

There's a thread about them you can look up.


I have seen Pattrick's pads and I think they are incredible. You won't be disappointed if you buy one.
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On 2010-03-19 20:46, jazzy snazzy wrote:
A nice new mat will change your life.
Lots of folks love these...
http://pmsmagic.com/mats.htm

There's a thread about them you can look up.


I have seen Pattrick's pads and I think they are incredible. You won't be disappointed if you buy one.


wow they are REALLY small. the normal one (the WORKER) is about 30 cm x 40 cm...
the only big one, where you really could do great matrix routines, or deck spreads cost 80 bucks lol. then I could buy dean dills pad as well. crazy prices Smile
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On 2010-03-20 14:58, Memory-Jah wrote:
the only big one, where you really could do great matrix routines, or deck spreads cost 80 bucks lol. then I could buy dean dills pad as well. crazy prices Smile


Hi Memory-Jah,

You could get an Apollo pad. It's very good quality and around $20. I've been using the same pad for over four years now with no wear.

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Hey Jazzy Snazzy,

Thanks for linking to Pattrick's page. I will definitely get the "Worker" for my coin magic as I don't need something as large as my Apollo pad for this. Thanks!
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Thank you douglas.

The pad looks great!

I'd like to ask for a comparision betweend the VDF Pad and the Apollo Pad? They both have the same meassure, both got good reviews. But the vdf is 10 bucks cheaper!
I will buy one of these 2 pads. Not sure which one.

Thanks so far for all the good tips!
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On 2010-03-20 17:21, Memory-Jah wrote:
I'd like to ask for a comparision betweend the VDF Pad and the Apollo Pad? They both have the same meassure, both got good reviews. But the vdf is 10 bucks cheaper.


If you just need a surface to practice on, I recommend you buy one of those large mouse pads at Wal-Mart. Apollo and VDF are basically high quality mouse pads for performance situations. Not sure which version is better between Apollo and VDF because I don't own the VDF pad but the $10 price difference might point out to Apollo being a little higher quality. Hopefully someone will chime in.

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So far, I prefer to work on either a Dean's pad or one of my home made table toppers, rather than most close up pads.

They seem too thin with not enough give for me. I like to be able to tuck my thumb tips in when riffle shuffling a deck of cards, don't want my coins to make loud knocking sounds on the table top when I drop them, nor my cups and balls cups.

I also don't want them to slip around on the table surface I am working on.

Shoot's old style mats are my favorites, but aren't available in a large enough size, I prefer 16x20, nor are they readily available in their standard size. I am just glad I got one when I did.
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These are my favorite.

http://pmsmagic.com/mats.htm
Memory-Jah
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Yes they seem to be great. but unless you give me 80 bucks for free I cannot afford a big pad Smile
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On 2010-03-21 18:29, hagemagic wrote:
These are my favorite.

http://pmsmagic.com/mats.htm


Yeah, these were linked above also. I emailed the guy.
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Dean Dill...all the way..the rigid back makes it my top choice. His pads are beautiful, hand crafted and will last a lifetime. No drag, will not pill, and they just look plain awesome. I also like it, because of the rigid back, I can practice in a chair on on the bed, and they will set on your lap. They are pricey, but you are paying for quality and craftsmanship. http://www.deandill.com You can't go wrong. Not to mention you can call him and get a custom size if needed.

Regards,
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