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Sorry.... Smile
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Sort of back to the topic what paddle do people enjoy using the most, I used to perform the amazing jumping arrow as I didn't like the number force but think it would probably be better to be able to draw/write whatever you wanton to the paddle so that you could repeat the effect with the original spectator being present and still get away from the number force.
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I think Turbostick is great. Far more versatile than my old hot-rods. I use the routine with red dots so I can pull off the last dot as a sponge-ball - even adults jaws drop, then I go into a sponge ball routine (Sanders shows this on the DVD). Two other good parts of the routine are when you bring back the dots you erased and when you flick the dot from one end to the other. This is part of both my parlour and strolling sets.

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I've been using this since it first came out. It's a real worker for kids and adults.
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Do not make the mistake of dismissing or underestimating the strength of this final answer to paddle effects!!! Anything you or the spectator draws becomes animated!!! Extremely visual, perfect for strolling, resets instantly, involves spectators and can be performed completely surrounded!!! If you aren't performing this, you have no idea what you are missing!!! Thank you so much again Leo Smetsers!!!
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I love this trick. Just started doing it, but I already love it.

Has anyone done a routine using two turbo sticks? It would probably look pretty cool if you made the X jump from one stick to the other.
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Use it at all my strolling shows.
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What makes this different then the chalk paddle? besides the material.
TheMightyRicardo
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It is contemporary. Whiteboards and dry-erase markers relaced blackboards and chalk in schools and colleges a couple of decades ago.

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I created the following tool to help me design and practice routines with the Turbo Stick.
It's like writing music. The grid is easily created in Excel.

The 3 boxes on the left show me what's face up on the paddle.
The 3 boxed on the right show what's on the underside of the paddle.
It's also my viewpoint of the paddle.

It's not shown in this pic, but I usually have notes on what needs to be done to get from one stage of the routine to the next.
For example, to get from the first stage to the second stage, I need to erase the "x" that is farthest away from me.
Phase two to Phase three - the "x" returns. And now I know what I have to work with in the planning stages. I know I have 2 X's on the underside of the paddle, the one that's missing is furthest from me.

Hope some of you can use this.

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by EVILDAN....
"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
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"Zombie Town" - a packet effect about how a small town turned into zombies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
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I've been using it a lot. It made it into my strolling magic set. Few things make it that far.

I do need a replacement stick. Mine is starting to get dingy looking. Anyone know where I can get just a stick?

Thanks
ACE
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I contacted Richard Sanders through his website and was able to buy individual sticks at a good price.
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Thanks Patrick, I wrote him today.

I performed my Turbo Stick today at Family Day on the Riverboat Natchez here in New Orleans.

Here is how I end it. Remember the ending where he takes the X off and tosses it back on? After I do it once, I let a spectator do it. I take the X off in my closed fist, I put it into the spectators closed fist, have them put their fist palm down, and toss it back on! The kids line up to do it! You have to actually do it to see all the different reactions. They are Great!

Don't underestimate this move. At an adult gig the other night, I had grown women doing it and they were squealing!

ACE Smile
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I used it last night at an all night grad party. Definitely a worker and a must-have item for close-up performers.
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I used it today at a Mad Hatter party, kids and adults. That, sponge balls, and jumbo rising cards were all I did. Mostly Turbo Stick. The kids would come up and want to throw the X back on again and again! All my other paddles and CC Knives are now for sale. Turbo Stick is the only one I will ever use again. Wait, non of the others ever made it into my show!

ACE
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Mostly on your recommendation Ace, I just purchased this effect. I am wondering how I did not get this when it came out. Turbo Stick is just as awesome as you said it was.

My only complaint is that the handle of the stick is slick like the rest of it. I wish Richard had roughed the handle up a little bit or better yet, had it knurled. Other than that, Turbo Stick is pure gold.

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On Jun 14, 2015, Acecardician wrote:
I used it today at a Mad Hatter party, kids and adults. That, sponge balls, and jumbo rising cards were all I did. Mostly Turbo Stick. The kids would come up and want to throw the X back on again and again! All my other paddles and CC Knives are now for sale. Turbo Stick is the only one I will ever use again. Wait, non of the others ever made it into my show!

ACE
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Kaliix: Glad you love it! Just groove or rough the the stick yourself to your liking... I like to use my cement driveway to rough things... Smile

But my Stick worked perfectly for me out of the box. But then, I have been doing the paddle move since I was 8. I can do the paddle move with a boat paddle! Smile

Seriously, I've tried almost every paddle trick in my show. This was the first one that got verbal reactions. And that is what I am looking for. People can also SEE it when you are working in low light.
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Absolutely! This is why I'm still trying to figure out the best way make this bigger! It gets amazing reactions. I use this in my stand up show when the audience isn't too large. End with the bday child's name Smile LOVE THIS!!
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Just got another Turbo Stick from Magic Warehouse.
It's smaller with a rounder top.
It came in a flat fold over paper DVD case.
The other came in a plastic DVD case.

It this legit? Is this the "new" model? When did this change?

Click here to view attached image.
by EVILDAN....
"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
PM me for more info.
"Zombie Town" - a packet effect about how a small town turned into zombies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
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