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Unfortunately that’s where decent leather wins all day everyday. You can tear imitation leather so so easily and one little nick it just then tears almost like a piece of paper.
If you only want to use it literally for performances only you may get away with it for sometime with a lot of TLC.
I love my mastermind wallet but just repeatedly putting a elastic band over it while obtaining the peek just peels the outer layer off in no time. I had to reinforce it in those areas which doesn’t look as pretty but I doubt a spectator will notice or care.
Another problem with a non leather wallet is the more functions it has the more battering it takes so they just don’t hold up.
I don’t know about carbon ones but then they normally look very odd in their design just going on the Shadow wallet option as an example Gaz 😊
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On May 27, 2021, David Numen wrote:
Well having had your Complete Peek Wallet I don't see any similarity. That's like saying anything with a slit in it is an SUC feature. With your wallet the target card is slid amongst a bunch of credit cards in your wallet and the peek happens as you close the wallet. In Nexus, the card is slid seemingly above your ID card and you can catch your peek as you place the wallet in the spectator's hand or you withdraw another card to write on or as you place the wallet in your pocket. No disrespect, but I really see no resemblance to your wallet.
sorry but mechanically it functions identically. I have now had 5 people contact me to tell me about this who have both wallets.


I agree completely Doomo, with everything you say the mechanical functions work the same. I have had your wallet in the past
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The Fact is this about the Nexus, much time and effort was put into this wallet, to get it to market. The peek is great, The money clip should not have been made of metal may be a more light material like hard plastic black, or stitched on elastic instead of the money clip if it was made of leather, you could say that the Nexus could have been made with no money clip. But I must say for me the biggest mistake was none leather, I'm 99% sure there would not have been these problems. The fact is it's not a coincidence that many and more are saying there are rips, and the quality is not good, only after much use and 1 year down the line, we will see just how many start to complain about the Nexus.
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I am a user of this wallet and for people reading this thread, this might help. I have owned the wallet for a week and used it for 3 performances at the beach and the mall. The peek and card-to-wallet functions flawlessly.

Note that I do not use the OTL principle much with this wallet.

With the clip added to the wallet,

- The handling and mechanism of the peek are the same with or without the clip.
- The CTW handling is easier without the clip. The tutorial also teaches the CTW and other loads without the clip-on.

The wallet currently holds the following:

- 3 credit cards
- 5 + 5 ESP card set
- ID
- Some gimmicked bills/notes

The wallet has no rips or tears.

Hope this helps!

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On May 31, 2021, blitzavi wrote:
I am a user of this wallet and for people reading this thread, this might help. I have owned the wallet for a week and used it for 3 performances at the beach and the mall. The peek and card-to-wallet functions flawlessly.

Note that I do not use the OTL principle much with this wallet.

With the clip added to the wallet,

- The handling and mechanism of the peek are the same with or without the clip.
- The CTW handling is easier without the clip. The tutorial also teaches the CTW and other loads without the clip-on.

The wallet currently holds the following:

- 3 credit cards
- 5 + 5 ESP card set
- ID
- Some gimmicked bills/notes

The wallet has no rips or tears.

Hope this helps!

-Magic Avi


Out of interest when you perform card to wallet with the Nexus which pocket are you l;oading from ?
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On May 31, 2021, blitzavi wrote:
I am a user of this wallet and for people reading this thread, this might help. I have owned the wallet for a week and used it for 3 performances at the beach and the mall. The peek and card-to-wallet functions flawlessly.

Note that I do not use the OTL principle much with this wallet.

With the clip added to the wallet,

- The handling and mechanism of the peek are the same with or without the clip.
- The CTW handling is easier without the clip. The tutorial also teaches the CTW and other loads without the clip-on.

The wallet currently holds the following:

- 3 credit cards
- 5 + 5 ESP card set
- ID
- Some gimmicked bills/notes

The wallet has no rips or tears.

Hope this helps!

-Magic Avi


Out of interest when you perform card to wallet with the Nexus which pocket are you l;oading from ?


The wallet is in my right back pocket jeans when I do the load.

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Viper in some respects because it offers a SUC principle like the Shadow (although it’s a different variation on it). The Viper offers 3 other peeks as well and its leather, there are many that do the perfect job. The everyday type wallet with the least effort and a diabolical method and looks like a normal wallet (and it’s leather) that carries notes I like Gerard’s Hi Jaks marginally the best.
I do however like the Viper, any SUC and of course Blink 2.0.
For for non wallets I love Insider and underlooked by Arthur Gaz 😊
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On Jun 1, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Viper in some respects because it offers a SUC principle like the Shadow (although it’s a different variation on it). The Viper offers 3 other peeks as well and its leather, there are many that do the perfect job. The everyday type wallet with the least effort and a diabolical method and looks like a normal wallet (and it’s leather) that carries notes I like Gerard’s Hi Jaks marginally the best.
I do however like the Viper, any SUC and of course Blink 2.0.
For for non wallets I love Insider and underlooked by Arthur Gaz 😊


Yes, and did you mean Jack peek note wallet Secrettannery? Marc Oberon. insider with the cards and rubber band. Amazing not my thing but Amazing more organic Maybe Gaz
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A peek wallet that fits You!
The nexus Wallet fits me!
Well, you wonder, what is he talking about?
Simple!
Take for instance Mr Millers Complete Peek Wallet. A perfect wallet, IF it is natural for you to be seen doing the special wrist-flick movement that, in my opinion, is necessary to do, to get the peek.
I mean the special move you do when you close this wallet when the peek is executed.
A superb wallet, but the moves?
No, it was not a behaviour that I used to do naturally, and clearly signalled to onlookers that SOMETHING suspicious happened at that instant.
Good, wallet, but not for ME.
Alias Wallet.
Also a perfect peek wallet, if, again, the moves necessary to do the peek is moves that fits you.
Just one example, the somewhat outstretched arm Colin uses, was not for me, I do not move and behave like that. Colin does. It fits him, not me. I sold this superb wallet too.
Now, the Nexus wallet.
In my opinion, and all this ranting is only as I see it, the "Nexus moves" work for me. The movements to get this wallet to work fits ME, MY way to behave and move.
In conclusion:
To chose equipment that fits your personality is said many times.
It is all there is to it.
At least as.... well... something.... Smile
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On Jun 1, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
So for any of you that own both the shadow wallet and the Nexus, many would like to know for the peek only what is the best. what is easier or more deceptive or more angle proof? all these reviews everywhere these days, and not many people saying is it shadow or nexus for the peek alone, It would be nice to hear your thoughts many thanks. Smile


I own both the shadow and the nexus. They both have their advantages.

From a peek standpoint, both offer a delayed and an instant peek. Both the wallets offer an excellent peek where you don't need to go back to the wallet. However, I use the delayed peek for the nexus and the shadow. This offers you to show both sides of the shadow wallet also cleanly.

The shadow wall allows me to get peek of 2-3 billets also if needed, however the nexus does not.

The shadow peek is head on and direct, so it is a cleaner and comfortable peek. The nexus wallet has a viper peek touch to it and is quicker. It will work for short words or even drawings. I would use the Shadow for a Q/A routine.

Shadow has a thought of ctw whereas the nexus has a CTW.

Both are wins for me.

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My Jaks is a trifold, it’s marketed by Gerard Kearney and is specifically called the Hi-Jak wallet.
It’s no bigger than any of the others mentioned at all when closed, it’s brilliant Gaz 😊
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I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is.
A horizontal Alias, in a sort.
The Shadow,(and the forrunner, forgot the name again) uses the fi'''r that I had problems with, angels and low light for exampåe.
But Nexus works for me, simple as that!
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On Jun 1, 2021, LondonN8 wrote:
That's Great From Thomas & blizavi, great input to these wallets. But can you give your order IE Shadow Nexus Viper what is the most deceptive and can all be peeked and placed on a person's hand. Nexus is out for me, as I want leather so its shadow or viper, shadow is much cheaper but made of leather viper is nearly double in price but again leather Smile


I do not own the Viper but I know how it works as I have handled one a friend had. Viper is a little big for my wallet needs.

The prioritization is based on your requirements.

The deceptiveness of the peek is also dependent on the routine and the performer. Nexus has 7 different peeks and I would say 4 out of the 7 are very deceptive for my use case. Other people might have different opinions based on their handling and comfort.

- All 3 wallets can be placed in the spectator's hands.
- If leather is an important requirement, the shadow is a great buy. The peek is deceptive and clean. I personally don't use the fi**** because it is hard for me to see it during a performance and it also matters on lighting conditions.

If you are looking for the best wallet and are ready to shell out $$$, then check out Pro Mystic.

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I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is.
A horizontal Alias, in a sort.
The Shadow,(and the forrunner, forgot the name again) uses the fi'''r that I had problems with, angels and low light for exampåe.
But Nexus works for me, simple as that!


Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card.
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I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is....


Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card.


Hey David and Friends, Thomas might be referring to Paul Carnazzo's Lookout Wallet. Thank you!
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I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is....


Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card.


Hey David and Friends, Thomas might be referring to Paul Carnazzo's Lookout Wallet. Thank you!


You have a valid point - The reason I didn't consider this is because the Lookout Wallet uses a different mechanism for the peek, meaning it's not a Re$l%^ti*n of the writing as is the case with the Viper, Annihilation, Alias wallets, or the PAC STACK. In other words, the lookout wallet is a direct peek of the card whereas all the other versions mentioned in the original post use an indirect view of the information. That being said, you are correct in that the actions of the peek are similar with the Lookout wallet. Keep in mind that the Lookout wallet looks like a deck carrying case.
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Would be nice to hear from all the Nexus users, that now have got one to see if it is all they expected.

There's one very negative review about the quality over at Penguin Magic:

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Just looked at your site Ender and I really like it. Nice job Smile
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There's one very negative review about the quality over at Penguin Magic:


I posted on his review that he could try rubbing candle wax on the zipper.
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I have not (had) The Viper but it is almost the same as Paul Carnazzo's wallet (forgot the name) and his Pac Stack that I have.
Great thinking but I did not feel comfortable to use their necessary "movement patterns". for ME that is.
A horizontal Alias, in a sort.
The Shadow,(and the forrunner, forgot the name again) uses the fi'''r that I had problems with, angels and low light for exampåe.
But Nexus works for me, simple as that!


Just to clarify as some people here may get the wrong idea - The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not "almost the same as" as the Viper wallet. You have to OPEN the Carnazzo wallet to get the peek or leave it open after the business card has been put inside and move parts of the wallet while it is open to get the peek. The Viper wallet peek is obtained in the motion of simply moving the wallet out of the way while it is closed. The Viper wallet is never open when the peek is obtained, So they are not similar at all. The Carnazzo Annihilation wallet is not a horizontal Alias. You can't get the real time peek that you get with the Alias wallet while the spectator is returning their card.


Hi there! I just wanted to give some tips with the annihilation, as it was my EDC Smile. You can in fact, get the p**K with the wallet closed, as you would with an Acid**. And, as well, you can hace a real time peek meanwhile the spectator is putting the billet in the wallet, and it could be on the table! (no like the alias).

I know, this thread is not about this hahahaha, but if someone reading this has an anihillation in his drawer, you might givi it a try with some new handlings.

I stopped using it 1. too bulky 2. SUC doesn´t work that well 3. Needed money so I sold it.

Now, with the nexus, it probably looks modern, it seems that more quality concerns are coming up. So, having the money well spent in carnnazos wallets, alacazam, strivings, christopher, secret tannery, JOL,... leather, after all (even tough the razor held up very well being fake leather), seems a better idea.

But I won´t give my final though until I can touch the nexus, but... no cash hahahahaha
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