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brainman
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Let`s say it this way: The pad was too attractive to this mentioned spectator...got it?
Best,
T

Does anyone know if the "J. Riggs principle" was also build in a "normal looking pad"..Yes I own skeeter and brown h.
Thanx
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What do you mean a normal looking pad??

The pad that comes in the Janus package looks like every other pad I have seen (wait...it is every other pad I have seen!!). If the pad doesn't suit your area then change the pad, it's not rocket science.

I have used my janus to the full (note to self: stop, read last sentance again and check for embarassing spelling mistakes...ok, phew) not only that I have never been caught and I am now on my 2nd pad. There are a number of factors that you have on your side. the first is that it is a normal pad. the second is that they handle the pad for just a few seconds while they draw and then you have it again. I'm serious here I think you mentalists get so caught up with comparing that you lose the whole plot. Think about how this stuff appears to the laymen, I haven't been questioned about the pad by either of the groups I perform for (a: those who belive I use suggestion b: those who know I use trickery).

I think a lot of performers out there ned to stop and analyse exactly what it is they're doing that makes a spectator want to grab the pad and look for the secret.

Plus.....stop being so bloody picky all the time.

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brainman
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By "normal looking pad" I meant a normal looking pad...Janus included.BUT I referred to the Riggs technique of getting an imp.(skeeter, or BH).
picky enough?
T
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Well I loved it, even though, firts time I tried it on my gf, I haddent paid attention to the pad before habd, and the dark blue bit has become unstuck and fell into he hand as she drew

gutted, but at least is was just a trail run

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As the other post has just been locked I thought I would add my final post from it here:

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Paradise Wrote:
Bakc on track can I ask why you decide to change from the ia pad and is it so much better?


OK to answer the question although it has been answered - the IA is difficult to see the impression due to some angle issues. The Janus has one of the best and most natural peeks, and add in the other bits it makes it a very subtle tool that looks totally natural to use.

My criteria with everything I use is for it to be natural. Some things with the IA don't meet that criteria.

Out of 10 points (for my personal uses and it may not suit yours remember) I would give the following:

IA - 7/10
Janus - 9/10
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I'm selling my Janus pad in the tricks and effects for sale section. This is your chance to get one for a little cheaper than retail.
Gordon Fisher
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Why are you selling it?
Tom Lauten
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I could sell my original and the manuscript and keep making my own afterwards....but I WON'T!...NEVER! The inventors deserve the money for a job well done.
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Because I prefer non-impression methods. it is good but not for me
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Does anyone out there know of a brand of "impression" paper that has some colour
other than black or blue on the back?

I have one type called Armor isostil that has quite a lot of gold printing.
Now if it was all gold or better still all white, it would solve at least
one problem.
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Winnes
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Quote:
On 2005-01-23 15:03, playzure wrote:
Because I prefer non-impression methods. it is good but not for me


Forgive me for asking a stupid question, but in that case why did you buy an imp pad?
magic in mind
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You can get white carbon paper from big arts and crafts/hobby shops.like fred aldous.its used by hobbiests into glass etching.took me ages of research but viola.years ago it was common now go into a stationary shop youd be lucky to get the blue stuff.good for mentalism though as its not in peoples mind anymore thanks copiers.
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Checked out a picture of the pad on centertear.com what is the deal with that band arround the pad? Is it nesc. to do tyhe effect. It looks like one of those anklets worn in the 90's. I've never seen one on a note pad before- just currious I ain't payin' 75 bucks if I have to use it with that thing on it. - Chuck
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