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lunatik
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This looks to be pretty nice! Can't wait to see this released, he definitely has a great mind! This is slated for an early January with it being a Penguin Magic Exclusive.

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Looks interesting. No palm.
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Saw this in New Zealand when Shawn was here, I loved it and so did everyone else. It's very nice and a very clever method

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Personally I don't like it. The 3 of spades embossed into it screams magic wallet and I don't like where the money goes, I've never seen a wallet like that so again it screams magic wallet.
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On 2012-12-28 06:26, Mark_Chandaue wrote:
Personally I don't like it. The 3 of spades embossed into it screams magic wallet and I don't like where the money goes, I've never seen a wallet like that so again it screams magic wallet.


Personally I love it...but have to agree it does seem a backward move to have a card symbol embossed on the leather...could always cover it with a black sticky label I suppose...
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That three of spades wont be noticed I think unless you draw attention to it, and of course it can be used as a seperate prediction. Very nice....any idea on pricing?
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It's a great idea, sticking with the real man's wallet Smile
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So there aren't any "no palm" wallets on the market?
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On 2012-12-28 06:26, Mark_Chandaue wrote:
Personally I don't like it. The 3 of spades embossed into it screams magic wallet and I don't like where the money goes, I've never seen a wallet like that so again it screams magic wallet.


Personally I love it...but have to agree it does seem a backward move to have a card symbol embossed on the leather...could always cover it with a black sticky label I suppose...

It's not just the 3 of spades that puts me off it is also the strange way the money goes into the wallet. Maybe such wallets exist in other countries but I have never seen anything like that in the uk and so the wallet would draw too much heat.
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I love shawn farquhar's stuff usually but this doesn't seem to add anything to the world of magic wallets. I don't like where the notes are held and it all seems a bit fussy, just to get a card sat on top of the card part of wallet rather than in a zipped compartment. If it was the only wallet ever made, it'd do, but with all the choice available for no palm, palm and both, I just don't see its place.
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The embossed 3 of spades, as mentioned, only would be an "issue" if you call attention to it, and, as also mentioned, works as a prediction.

Saw this back at CAM when I briefly stopped by this year. Really liked a lot of the thinking in it. Honestly, the card just "appearing" in the wallet, and not in a pocket or something, is a bit, I don't know, maybe just not what we're used to. Not bad, but different that what we see with most card to wallets. Not necessarily a bad thing.

The actual loading is very interesting and smooth. Nicely motivated, and it almost feels illogical. Not that the actions are illogical, but the idea that the card got where it did during those actions doesn't seem possible, lol. It doesn't seem like it should end up where it does with those actions. It's also cool how you clearly show the wallet empty before the card appears.

Could be used to load it when it's implied that the card is still in the deck, although, generally, I don't like going to the wallet after the card is choosen, then back to the deck, then back to the wallet. Feels awkward and creats a moment where the audience could naturally jump back to for the moment when the card is loaded.
Anywho, not really anything to so with the actual effect Shawn is releasing.

Another nice thing is the motivation for the "no palm moment" if you will. Not sure if he goes into it in the DVD, but he does it in the demo. Shawn has a beautiful and naturally motivated touch for that moment, so that it's inconsequential that the w****t goes o* the d**k for a moment.
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Maybe I did miss it, but there is no compartment for coins, right? Unfortunatelly, not something I could use here. Great Demo!
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Maybe I did miss it, but there is no compartment for coins, right? Unfortunatelly, not something I could use here. Great Demo!


I notice this with a lot of "magic" wallets. I usually buy and gimmick my own wallets, so I don't usually have this "problem."
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I'm sure I've seen this wallet before?! My friend is very new to magic and bought almost EXACTLY the same wallet at a market on holiday. He worked out that you can load the card in the same way but we also agreed you could do the same with a regular wallet. If it isn't in a compartment/ envelope then Im not sure it even counts as a card to wallet?! Wouldn't the spectator just argue you slipped it between the fold of the wallet. If its in a sealed/zippered compartment then its impossible, with this it just looks unlikely.
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On 2012-12-28 10:34, Beltorak wrote:
Maybe I did miss it, but there is no compartment for coins, right? Unfortunatelly, not something I could use here. Great Demo!


Always a point of discussion! Fact is that coin compartments in wallets are almost never seen or used in the US, but are very common in the UK.

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I virtually never keep coins in my wallet even if it has a place for them.
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To make sense of the loading sequence wouldn't it make sense to have the card signed and lost in the deck. Pull out the wallet and say you are going to give them the choice of a credit card (as you show the different credit cards in the wallet), cash (and flip the cash part over to show the cash and apparently do the move), or the entire wallet (as you close the wallet up and hold it in your hand).

This way the move is done and all the compartments are shown empty through the display and I'm sure most people will say they want the whole wallet in which case you can hand them the wallet or place the wallet down or whatever.
Then you make a couple of incorrect guesses of finding the chosen card and when they think they just won your wallet you have them open it revealing their card has appeared in the wallet.

I feel like this would play very strong and there would be enough time misdirection of when the card was loaded to when they find it in the wallet to cancel out anything other than you offered them your wallet, showed all the choices they could choose from (incidentally showing the wallet empty) and the card appeared in the wallet whilst in their possession.

I'm definitely picking this up. I think this could be a real worker.
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I give up.

I truly give up.

WHEN are magicians going to learn that the ROUTINE & PRESENTATION of 'card to wallet' is important, NOT the prop?

The Magic Community DOESN'T NEED another card to wallet.

It really doesn't.

By the way, the break under the top card of the pack was truly woeful. If you are going to create a no-palm card to wallet to keep lazy magicians(?) happy, then at least make this 'self-worker' at least look a little MAGICAL, and show your own product some respect fella on the demo clip.

Just a quick couple of questions.

- HOW is this more magical than having the card appear inside a zippered compartment, sealed envelope, etc.

- There are already a raft of no-palm CTW's already on the market. To this end, WHAT exactly is this bringing new to the party; other than having the card rather unconvincingly appear loose in the wallet? You've more or less taken the trick back to the days of Robert Houdin!
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On 2012-12-29 11:41, Merc Man wrote:
I give up.

I truly give up.

WHEN are magicians going to learn that the ROUTINE & PRESENTATION of 'card to wallet' is important, NOT the prop?

The Magic Community DOESN'T NEED another card to wallet.

It really doesn't.



Sure it does, because.... 90% of the members here are afraid to palm a card! Therefore we have a glut of new "No-Palm" CTW wallets.

Jim
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