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Hello! Here's something I came up with last year and have been using ever since: "The Worker's P**k"

When I was creating this, I had 3 stipulations:
1) Easy to customize to your own b*llets/business cards
2) Full p**k - not just a p**k of a specific area of the b*llet
3) The p**k had to be easy-peasy, and happen at a natural moment, so as to not disrupt the flow of your performance.
3.5) ....and I didn't want lighting conditions to be an issue

https://skywardmagic.com/shop/creators/t......rs-peek/

Here's what happens:
- you remove a b*llet from a stack, hand it to a person and ask them to draw a simple drawing (you can ask them to write/draw anything)
- the b*llet is placed face-down into the stack
- you place the stack on the table/in your pocket
- you got a full p**k

This is a DIY project, and you already have all the materials. If, for some reason you don't have something, I would be surprised... and mildly disappointed.

Available here:
https://skywardmagic.com/shop/creators/t......rs-peek/

It's extremely easy to use, and is pretty much angle-proof.

It's a very versatile device, and there's no way you're not going to use it.

Here's the exclusive-teaser-trailer-demo!.... enjoy Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOcoRXwNM0k

Tom
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This is a DIY project, and you already have all the materials. If, for some reason you don't have something, I would be surprised... and mildly disappointed.
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Hilarious trailer! The tattoos... well done Smile
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Loved the video. Those slippers are my favourite so far, where did you get them?
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Tom was kind to send me a review copy. Thank you Tom!

For now (after watching the Demo & Explanation videos), I can say this is brilliant thinking. I will be constructing the gimmick this weekend.

After watching the demo video, it immediately struck me that this was nothing new. It was one of those good old principals at play. But after watching the DIY Explanation video, I quickly realized I was so wrong, the gimmick was something NEW, something DIFFERENT. You get the PEEK quickly and easily without fumbling or delay - Immediately or later at your own convenience.

I feel that constructing the gimmick needs some time & patience, but once done, one has a powerful PEEK device in the hand. Also I see that (when taking the PEEK while the gimmick is in the hand), the gimmick can be used by both, the LEFT as well as in the RIGHT Handed performer - This, IMO, is a big advantage.

I will write my review after constructing the gimmick and doing a short live performance for a few friends.

These are just my initial thoughts. Smile

Till then . . . Stay safe.

Smile
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On Mar 15, 2022, JoelDickinson wrote:
Loved the video. Those slippers are my favourite so far, where did you get them?


The shoe is called the "Kahana" from Asic. Got that from Academy.

The slipper is called "Hideaways", from LB Evans. But I've had it for years & replaced the laces with leather cord.

This outfit is my EDC.

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On Mar 15, 2022, Stunninger wrote:
Hilarious trailer! The tattoos... well done Smile


Oh, just you wait Smile I've got a full sleeve on the way!

Also, not mentioned above, you can build a OTL gimmick into this stack. I'll show a good way of doing it, soon.

Tom
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Also works for a b*llet sw*tch/p**k
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Hi, here is an improvement to the usual OTL stack device, using my "Worker's Peek" construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw6mdrsmHhE


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From what I have seen it’s very clean looking, I can’t understand how that’s a full card peek so I’m picking this up.

I’m looking forward to ordering this. Sorry if I have missed this but is it a pdf or a video?

Thank you,

Joel
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On Mar 16, 2022, JoelDickinson wrote:
From what I have seen it’s very clean looking, I can’t understand how that’s a full card peek so I’m picking this up.

I’m looking forward to ordering this. Sorry if I have missed this but is it a pdf or a video?

Thank you,

Joel


It's a video, about 30 minutes long.
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Looks very interesting. Congratulations!

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On Mar 16, 2022, Greg Arce wrote:
Looks very interesting. Congratulations!

Greg


Hey, thank you! It was one of those things where I thought: "huh, what if I did this? I wonder if that would work." And it did.
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Got my copy!

The name is very correct for this effect! I will be building mine this weekend but this is very easy to make (need patience) , it works very very nicely, the peek is very good and I really like it!

It's a device that allows you to peek a full business card, that doesn't need any electronics and no reffils (well.. billets) and does not need a manutention what so ever. I like it.It does the job.

Maybe better than a peek wallet?


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Got my copy!

The name is very correct for this effect! I will be building mine this weekend but this is very easy to make (need patience) , it works very very nicely, the peek is very good and I really like it!

It's a device that allows you to peek a full business card, that doesn't need any electronics and no reffils (well.. billets) and does not need a manutention what so ever. I like it.It does the job.

Maybe better than a peek wallet?


Olivier


Hey Olivier! Glad you like it! The construction really isn't hard, and it doesn't even have to be perfect - the biggest thing is making sure that the s**** match up with the * ****** *****, so the ***** doesn't look ******* in *** ******, if ya know what I mean Smile

Someone else said that too, this thing might replace p**k wallets - if you're already carrying a stack of b*llets, and you can use that stack to get a full p**k, then there's really no need to introduce a separate device. Plus, the reset is way easier.

Tom
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Thankfully, got a sneak peek of this (pun intended). Having made it up and used it a few times so far and it's just so natural and organic that nobody will ever know you did the dirty work. Such smart thinking. Highly recommended if you don't mind a little arts and crafts. Very easy if you have a cricut machine or a laser cutter to prep anything. If you're not a fan of diy stuff, this might not be for you. Thanks Tom
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This looks very nice in the demo. My questions/hesitations:

1) I wonder if it shares a main feature with Hollow, Looch's peek with a stack of billets or business cards (and my favorite "no peek wallet" method)?

2) I like to have all the time I need for a peek (in case of lousy handwriting, etc.). With the Full B*llet Pe**k for the Workers, it appears the peek happens in a quick moment?

All this is to say: It looks great and super clean, but I'm on the fence due to these questions.

Jerry

P.S. The creator is hilarious, which I appreciate! -- eg., " the biggest thing is making sure that the s**** match up with the * ****** *****, so the ***** doesn't look ******* in *** ******, if ya know what I mean. Smile"
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On Mar 18, 2022, jerdunn wrote:
This looks very nice in the demo. My questions/hesitations:

1) I wonder if it shares a main feature with Hollow, Looch's peek with a stack of billets or business cards (and my favorite "no peek wallet" method)?

2) I like to have all the time I need for a peek (in case of lousy handwriting, etc.). With the Full B*llet Pe**k for the Workers, it appears the peek happens in a quick moment?

All this is to say: It looks great and super clean, but I'm on the fence due to these questions.

Jerry

P.S. The creator is hilarious, which I appreciate! -- eg., " the biggest thing is making sure that the s**** match up with the * ****** *****, so the ***** doesn't look ******* in *** ******, if ya know what I mean. Smile"


Hi Jerdunn!

1) It has nothing to do with "Hollow"

2) You can do the peek slower than in the demo. I did it quick, but it can easily be slowed down.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Tom

P.S. Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all week! Try the veal!
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I about peed myself with the obligatory tattoos LOL
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I about peed myself with the obligatory tattoos LOL


The plan was to draw them onto my skin, but then remembered that I had an in-person meeting the next day, so went with the glove instead. I think that was the way to go.
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I think you are right. I'm still laughing this morning. Just ordered and downloaded.
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