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Rarely had I been so excited to buy a trick as I did when I purchased RATTLED. I must've checked outside my front door to see if a package had arrived five times a day. I felt like a little kid waiting for Christmas. After all, the demo was incredible. And the WPR review said it was a gimmick "as indispensible as the thumb tip!" And then it arrived. I ripped open the package... watched the DVD... marveled at the simplicity and genius of the device... and then tried to put it into use. And it never worked as promised. There was NO WAY IN HELL the gimmick would EVER work in someone else's hand (as promised). The truth is, it was hard to make it work in my own hand without a certain about of unnatural looking exertion. Paul Harris was kind enough to replace one of the gimmicks... but sadly, it was EXACTLY the same. Of course, threads were filled with complaints... and RATTLED now takes its place at the bottom of my drawer along with many other disappointments. This was my big one from 2011.

What was yours?
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My Rattled works fine bur I agree it got a ton of hype and, I'm guessing not many are using it. Your post made me wonder, has there been a PH Presents trick yet that has lived up to the hype? I cant think of one off top of my head.
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Gut Buster was pretty straight forward I thought.
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On 2012-01-10 05:29, emyers99 wrote:
My Rattled works fine bur I agree it got a ton of hype and, I'm guessing not many are using it. Your post made me wonder, has there been a PH Presents trick yet that has lived up to the hype? I cant think of one off top of my head.

HAUNTED, IMO is brilliant.
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Don't use Rattled at all, was really disappointed.
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I agree 100% on Rattled.

The gimmick I thought wss pretty clever - but my initial set would lock properly either.

Even with the replacement the routines just didn't grab me. So I thankfully sold mine pronto. Just didn't rock my boat either.

Speaking of Paul Harris releases... Justin Miller's Freedom Pack was also just "meh."

Posted: Jan 10, 2012 10:03am
Also Shin Lim had a couple of doozies in 2011

I didn't care for "Think" - certainly not the Best ACAAN ever for my taste.
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I actually really like Rattled, and my set works perfectly. I just haven't found a place in my set for it and haven't work on it much for some reason, though I'm not really sure why.

I too found Freedom Pack to not really be my thing. Again, it did exactly what it was supposed to do and worked, but just didn't excite me as I initially thought it would. However, I can't say any trick this year thoroughly disappointed me. Then again I didn't buy a ton since I was living overseas and knew I had to cart it back with me to the states.

While I don't believe it was released in 2011, Pro Flite was a total dud for me. I was incredibly underwhelmed.
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This could be a great thread. I love my Pure Smoke, Freedom Pack and ProFlite. So it's interesting to see the trash/treaure comparisons. I do have to agree though on Think. Very weak in my opinion. Same goes for the rubber band dvd Touch. Now that I think about it, I bought Touch, Think and Rattled all based on glowing reviews Penn and Petty gave them on the Wizard Product Review and all three have been complete duds in my book.
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PaperCrane had some of the best releases of the year.
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Mental Delivery---what a waste.


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I bought Rattled based on all the hype and the reveiw on WPR. My gimmicks worked great and thought it was a good effect......but the caps just don't look right,there huge compared to any other cap.
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Worst product I've bought in a long long time.
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The confetti shooter from Vernet. Absolute rubbish.
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Dave & Craig of the WPR try to give a fair review and what they think of a product, but they are also human/magic geeks like us, no fault of theirs.
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For me it was Nathan Krazo's "No Smoking Zone". I guess I may be able to see it working for some, but not for me.
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How funny - Think has worked very well for me. The ONTOLOGY PROJECT is just far too complex. Great tricks. Too much work.
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Anyone remember buying out of catalogs after reading the amazing description? 6-8 weeks later your package arrived and....it was a box of junk. lol.
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