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Almost-A-Magician
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Could anyone who has performed this or even seen it demo'd, please review?

Certainly looks beautiful, as do most CW items...the routine is not really described on the site. What is the gist of it? How has your experience with it been?

I assume the quality of the prop and working of the gimmick are excellent as it is CW, but please comment?

Thank you so much.
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Collectors Workshop Loaded Dice by Alan Wakeling.
I have this effect and enjoy it very much. The wood work is superb, and the routine is very flexible. The the basic routine is easy to learn and requires no difficult sleights. I give this a 10 out of 10.

Photos and additional reviews are available here:

http://www.martinsmagic.com/?html=full&a......ed.*dice

Bill
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If you know the principle used in the very old pocket trick, The Sure Shot Die Box, (also used in Tenyo's Flash Dice,) then you know the method for the CW item. However, they have taken it a giant step forward by making two rows of three dice each and you can control the Sure Shot action to occur with either row of dice, independent of the other. If you think about it, this creates some very cool possibilities. The two routines provided in the instructions can be combined to make one very appealing routine which, despite being several phases long, moves very quickly.

They also give you a different "action" to make the Sure Shot principle work. This action, rather than a contrived shake, looks more as though you are simply showing the little box all around. This is a good trick.
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This is one of those elegant close-up effects that requires little to no sleight of hand. Instead, it relies heavilly on the presentation skills of the performer and can be extremely entertaining if presented properly.
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Howdy Almost-A-Magician, I just received this a couple of days ago (my Christmas present to my self). I was a little hesitant about spending so much money on one effect, but bit the bullet and went ahead and got it. I must say, the photos on the web site don't really do the box justice. It's a pleasure just to hold this piece in my hands. Almost a 3D feel to the finsih of the wood. I haven't had a chance to perfrom this yet, but I can say the routine is very straight forward and easy to do. I agree with rmendz, this effect relies on the the performers presentation skills, which is why I want to spend some time getting to know the routine before I present it. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
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Thank you all so much for the scoop....that tells me what I need to know!
rmendez
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This effect can be made even more entertaining by coupling it with other like effects such as Dr. Sack's dice routine or derivatives such as Reed McClintock and Steve Dobson's "The Ivory Connection" or Bob Sheets' "It's the Rules". There is also Alan Warner's "Die 'N' Dice", Daryl's "Dicey Dots" or good old fashioned dice stacking which will slay those present everytime! I guess it is apparent that I love dice magic.
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Made of beautiful Bubinga wood and brass accents, just looks and feels great. The accompanying routines are also great too. Took me a good deal of time to get the routines down smoothly, but is not hard at all. Good presentation skills really help set this trick off. Read all about it at Viking's web site. If you have been putting off on getting one of these, well maby now's the time because I really think you will love this trick.

Rudy
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It really is superb... simple in working, great effect. If you have this, PM me and I will give you a great way to prove the dice are "loaded" (although they are not). The idea is simple but effective for lay audiences!

Sean
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Does anyone have any leads on where I can still get Loaded Dice - Wakeling - Steinmeyer?
Jerry

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It's long out of production, but still in a few shops as old stock, or available used.

Try this:
http://www.houseofmagic.com/page2/page6/......132.html
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Silverking,

Got an e-mail back from House of Magic. Looks like they are out of stock as well. I'll keep checking...any other leads please post/PM and I'll run them down.

Thanks again
Jerry

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

- THOMAS JEFFERSON
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Post a note here on the Café in the "for sale" section asking if anybody has one they want to sell you.

When looking for something out of production, you'd be surprised how many folks actually have one in their drawer, don't use it, and would love to sell it.

I've had good luck on the "for sale" forum asking for stuff I was looking for......maybe you will to.

While you're at it, you should see if you can locate a November 2006 issue of The Linking Ring, you'll find a Max Maven routine for "Loaded Dice" that's totally different than the two routines from Jim Steinmeyer/Alan Wakeling that come with the effect.
Some folks think it's potentially a more powerful use of the prop as well.
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Thanks Silverking for the great advice !!!!

I will have to pick up that back issue as well if I'm able to locate one.
Jerry

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

- THOMAS JEFFERSON
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They seem to be back in stock at Viking's
rmendez
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I own three and just gave one to my girlfriend as a gift as she adores and is obsessed with the effect. Also, just picked up one from the original runs in Bloodwood from a member here on the Café.
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I have it and love it. As a CFP it's a GREAT trick for financial presentations!
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I also love this effect! I particularly like that it has two compartments for three dice each and they can be controlled independently with a few different methods. In the instructions, in addition to describing different methods to manipulate the dice, they also go through an entire routine. I appreciate that, because it helps to stimulate my own creativity to come up with a routine of my own.
KJ
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Wow! 3+ years from my post above to the next one. It's a great trick, no doubt about it!
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I got it from my local shop yesterday, Its really beautiful and nice work!
I really love it.
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