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If anyone is trying to order this wallet it’s out on Monday Craig also had said that he would use the shadow wallet for events like weddings when I asked him and other events like that and would use the Nexus for walk about more casual that’s what Craig said Maybe because the shadow wallet had the 12 outs and was a bit more functional hope this helps but as they say we all make are choices as we all pay are hard earned money I personally can say it’s great to be back performing to real people I have got 43 bookings so far for this year and I’m so lucky to have been able to retire young and enjoy entertaining others the money for me is not a issue it’s Magic that zi love it’s not a job it’s a privilege especially after my career : Smile off Smile :cheers : To all the Magicians on here life is short especially with covid and the loved ones people have lost do what you love and I wish you all every success
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On May 21, 2021, warren wrote:
Does anyone have this wallet yet and if so can you tell me if its possible to keep bank notes inside the zippered compartment or would that prevent any of the functions of the wallet?


Isn't that one of the effects... card to wallet in bank note? There's also the money clip.
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It looks like you could also place bank notes between the zipper compartment and credit cards.
Check: https://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com/ima......alt4.png
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Yes Bank notes can be placed in there Smile
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Placed my order. Should have it my Monday. Will let you guys know what I think when I get it.
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Yes Bank notes can be placed in there Smile


Thanks for the reply Smile
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On the "real" leather vs. plant-based or synthetic leather question, I understand that durability of the gimmick is a legitimate concern for performers. However, I am struck by the false dilemma some have created between an "ethical" product (i.e. one that doesn't require hurting and killing animals) and a "sustainable" or environmentally friendly one. Though we care deeply about our own dog or cat, most of us just don't make a connection between our affection for "special" animals and the billions of animals we're tormenting and slaughtering for commercial purposes. A human-skin wallet would also last a long time, but I know of few magicians who would think that was morally acceptable to produce, even if it lasted a long time. But what's missing from the pro-animal-leather crowd is any awareness of the environmental impacts of ANIMAL LEATHER. For centuries, tanneries have been polluting streams and rivers. (Ibsen's 19th century play, "An Enemy of the People," is about pollution from a tannery.) The question of whether non-animal leather is better for the environment is complex--there are trade-offs. Here is a recent analysis of the pros and cons: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/fashion/fashion-news/a30640996/vegan-leather-sustainability/. And here is an excerpt from the same article about some of the environmental problems with "real" (animal) leather:

"'The use of heavy metals in the tanning and dyeing process has been a major concern in leather manufacturing, putting at risk the environment through chemicals leaking into water streams, the workers and also the wearer themselves.'

"If the chemicals find their way into the water, it causes an excessive richness of nutrients that sparks the growth of algae and animal death due to the lack of oxygen in the waters. In extreme cases, workers in the tanneries are exposed to serious health risks such as lung cancer and leukaemia.

"As well as dangerous chemicals, producing real leather also damages environments through deforestation.

"'The leather industry has been responsible for deforestation in South America,' Sandor explains, 'which is also a major cause of climate change and biodiversity loss.' Deforestation is driven by land use, greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture (most farm-related emissions come from methane), grazing and the use of feed crops."

And by the way, the notion that a leather wallet is necessarily "higher quality" than a non-leather one because it's "more expensive" is ridiculous. The killing of hundreds of millions of cows worldwide makes their skin one of the cheapest commodities around. You can buy a "100% Genuine Leather" wallet made in China for $2.50 on Ebay. Check it out.
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The only truly ethical magic wallet is the one which isn't manufactured, advertised, packaged and transported around the planet. If you want to make sure you do no additional damage to the environment don't buy yet another trick wallet -no matter what it's made of.

That's why it's best to drop the pretend ethical stuff in Magic advertising. Just stick to releasing effects/props and drop the moral posturing.
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Martin, I agree that there's "no free lunch" where commodity production is concerned--which is why I have personally not manufactured or marketed an original effect I've developed--one of the strongest pieces of magic anyone could perform (seriously)--because of the environmental ramifications of producing it. However, I don't agree that because everything takes a toll on the ecosystem *therefore* we shouldn't try to minimize our impacts or take environmental costs into consideration when buying products. The moral principle of causing the "least harm" possible to other beings is a venerable one going back thousands of years (at least as far as Buddhism). Is it "moral posturing" to want to be, well, moral? If so, then we might as well give up on ethics altogether (and I say that as a moral philosopher).
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Martin, I agree that there's "no free lunch" where commodity production is concerned--which is why I have personally not manufactured or marketed an original effect I've developed--one of the strongest pieces of magic anyone could perform (seriously)--because of the environmental ramifications of producing it. However, I don't agree that because everything takes a toll on the ecosystem *therefore* we shouldn't try to minimize our impacts or take environmental costs into consideration when buying products. The moral principle of causing the "least harm" possible to other beings is a venerable one going back thousands of years (at least as far as Buddhism). Is it "moral posturing" to want to be, well, moral? If so, then we might as well give up on ethics altogether (and I say that as a moral philosopher).

The "least harm possible" in this case is not to buy the wallet, nor manufacture it in the first place.
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Agreed. But everyone has to draw their own line in the sand about where they are going to take a stand. E.g. people who aren't going to really use something like this in performance, say, to enliven the world with miracles, should perhaps think twice about buying it. My own criterion is to try to resist buying anything; and then only to buy things that I can make integral to my work (whether as a magician or otherwise).
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Agreed. But everyone has to draw their own line in the sand about where they are going to take a stand. E.g. people who aren't going to really use something like this in performance, say, to enliven the world with miracles, should perhaps think twice about buying it. My own criterion is to try to resist buying anything; and then only to buy things that I can make integral to my work (whether as a magician or otherwise).

Good for you. But it will be better all round if you drop the half page long lessons on the evils of leather and other manufacturing processes as every thread will become an ethical minefield.

Best to stick to discussing a products magical qualities, not its ethical qualities.
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So back to this discussion, for those who have the Shadow the razor, the viper, Blink, and now the (Nexus). What many people would like to know from people who have these what is the best peek, Is the shadow better because it has 12 outs and can be used for that and peek, or are the others better because the peek is easier to use more bombproof less to hide or is one of them better because you can peek then place it on the person's hand and not have to go back to it. These are all the things and more why the majority of magicians working professionally and who are just home family magicians want to know, That's what this Site is for a free opinion to say whatever you want to believe or think, everyone on here from the new to the people with 10,000 posts have the same right to say what they feel even though at times many time we will all agree or disagree so the more people that give their opinion on these products means there could be less chance we spend money again on a hyped-up or item that disappoints and we add it to our bottom draw of magic we have collected over the years. But, in the end, we are all in love with the word MAGIC and that's what matters most in my humble opinion. Smile to everyone that makes this site the place it is and that's real Magic Smile
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I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all wallet that will suit everybody. If you study the trailer you will see when the peek is made and if you know a bit about other wallets you will be able to work out how it works. The question is, does it suit YOU? Can you work the handling into what YOU want a wallet to do. Same goes for the rest. It's no secret how Blink, Razor, Shadow and other wallets work if you read between the lines in some of the threads.

For me, I love the Shadow. It's as minimalist and as basic but as adaptable a peek as you can get. However, I also have several routines that require a card to wallet function. I'd rather not carry two wallets about and whilst I am happy to carry a stack of blank cards a la Creasey, the gimmick lover in me is very drawn to a minimal wallet not a million miles away from the Shadow but that also allows for a card to wallet. I'm hopeful Craig will address the material used to make the wallet and how tough/hardwearing it's likely to be because my finger is hovering above "buy". The peek LOOKS the same to a layperson as the Shadow Wallet but is very different mechanically. I do like the aspect that the card is slid above your ID card and the subliminal illusion that creates which is something you don't get with Razor or Shadow but I'm also quite sure you'll get loads of people saying that doesn't matter. Again, all down to personal choice and preference.
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Shadow looks and sound from what most people have said is a very good wallet. I wonder if anyone who was buying for instance for the 1st time would buy shadow, or Nexus or Viper, Blink, or in some cases, people have got the lot. For some who have never got any of these would like to know is what would be their 1st choice Gaz told my Blink 2.0, but what would others say would be nice to hear everyone's thoughts especially after the review on Sunday many might say forget the rest its the nexus, they might say I'm sticking with there current peek wallet that's what these discussions are all about on here, that's the whole point of this wonderful site everyone having there say. After all we all love magic.new people, people who have 10,000 posts. it makes no difference we all can have our say whether we agree or disagree Smile
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It all depends on the review tomorrow I think N8. If it's as favourable as I expect then I would say given a direct choice between Shadow and Nexus, I would probably choose Nexus because it's two main functions are exactly what I am looking for. I wasn't really looking for the index function of Shadow but thought it was pretty cool as is the thought of card in wallet routine. However I think, on balance, if I had to choose just one then I would choose the Nexus.
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It all depends on the review tomorrow I think N8. If it's as favourable as I expect then I would say given a direct choice between Shadow and Nexus, I would probably choose Nexus because it's two main functions are exactly what I am looking for. I wasn't really looking for the index function of Shadow but thought it was pretty cool as is the thought of card in wallet routine. However I think, on balance, if I had to choose just one then I would choose the Nexus.


Thank you David. that helps, I would like to know with the shadow you use, I know you said you don't use the outs but are they very easy to use without it taking longer to get to one of the 6 card outs, and it would be nice to know once you have seen the review on Sunday if you are going to stick or change to Nexus. like Gaz I have always been a leather person as for me they last long and as the Nexus has not been used for min 2 years we cant say 100% it will or will not be as durable or split or crack.
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I have been using the stealth assassin wallet for a long time does everything but not as streamed lined as the peek wallets that we are talking about but it for me is a great wallet it really is Smile
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I didn't mean I didn't use the index - just that it wasn't something I was particularly looking for but when I saw it in the trailer I thought it was nice and I could use it. It's pretty easy to use.

Stealth is a great wallet packed with features.
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So back to this discussion, for those who have the Shadow the razor, the viper, Blink, and now the (Nexus). What many people would like to know from people who have these what is the best peek


You didn't mention my personal favorite which is Colin Cloud's Alias wallet.
It has what I consider to be the most deceptive peek of any other wallet that I have seen. But there are always downsides and compromises. To get such a deceptive peek it must be done very quickly. It's best suited for drawing dupes because of the methodology it uses. You do not see the entire side of the business card. But because I have worked around all those potential obstacles I find it to be the best peek. It also won't allow a card to wallet function so for those wanting a multiple use wallet it won't fit the bill.

Blink 2 is a very close second for me although Gaz and others would rank it ahead of Alias. Which is fine, everybody is different and that's a good thing.

I don't own the Shadow but I do like the added feature of it containing the card reveal. Having that feature I may decide it's my favorite wallet overall.

I'm very curious about the ID transposition with Nexus. If that proves to be a useful winner, that could move it up to the number one slot, as long as I like it's peek well enough.

But also, I am a bit of a weirdo. With the advent of these small minimalist wallets I will often carry more than one wallet with me even if not planning on performing. I have my minimalist every day wallet, which is my genuine wallet I actually use only as a real wallet. Then I will often add the Alias wallet as well, and if I perform with it I pretend it's my real wallet. Sounds crazy, but I wouldn't rule out carrying the Nexus as well if it can truly earn it's keep and prove itself worthy of a spot in my pocket. Obviously I don't perform with more than wallet at a time. However, I have used different wallets on the same person with a day in between and no one ever bats an eye or has seemed to notice anything as they all look similar and pretty generic in nature, and of course I purposely try and make the wallet seem unimportant and something I hope they don't remember anyway. I certainly don't want to make it the star of the show.

But these are all things that work for me but everybody has different needs and wants.

Like my ol' grandad used to say, if we all loved the same things then everybody'd be after your grandma. Smile
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