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SimonG-97
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Hi , I received my the real mans wallet today. The one by Steve Draun. I read the add reviews and it made it sound really good. I mean , it is alright but I don't think its as good as the add makes it out to be? I don't really find the loading system brilliant to be really honest? It can be very hard to load it where it should be as opposed to the middle of the wallet or down either side. What are others opinions on this? Does anyone work it?
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I agree, not easy to load the card. I will use as my everyday wallet and maybe for Kolossal Killer.
SimonG-97
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Yeah, I will most probably use it as my everyday wallet. And if I really want to Maybe use it , I guess I can. If I have the wallet in my back jeans pocket and place the selected card there secretly , I think maybe If I have a spectator shuffle the cards and look at the backs theres enough emphasis on them to load the card manually then? But, I have a good 5 or so Impromptu routines , completely in the hands with no set-up anyway. I guess its nice to have as an option though.
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I had ir many years ago when it first came out, it was great, but it did not take long for others to come up with far better designs and better overall quality, but again, for it's day, it was a good workable product.

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We already know that typical ad copy is usually a bit exaggerated.

Also, the Café is famous for people buying 1 thing and writing "This is the BEST" even tho it's the only one they've ever tried.
Everybody loves to "chime in" with irresponsible info to look knowledgeable no matter how little 411 they have on the subject.

You're probably a victim of both.
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Let me respectfully disagree. Check out this video, I'm linking two points specifically where a card is loaded into a Real Man's Wallet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Q#t=125s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Q#t=337s

Whatever you think of the routines, you'll agree that the card can in fact be loaded quickly, invisibly, and smoothly. So, it's a matter of practice and the right technique, I think. I'm not there yet, by a long shot, but I don't think it's the wallet's fault. I have noticed, however, that actually using it as your everyday wallet makes the loading easier.

It easier to load if you wear your wallet in the front pocket of your pants, like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Y#t=312s

Hope this helps!
Luigi
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I've used this wallet for a couple of years and I've never had a problem loading the card.
It might just be getting the knack.

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I've had no serious problems loading it. I use my driver's license as the slide. At first it was awkward going from a Balducci type wallet to the Real Mans, but after a bit it all worked out. If it's taking you a bit, use some misdirection and do it on the offbeat. Cause a card to change in the spectators hands, so while they're reacting to that, load the wallet. After a while of that, you'll get the load down.
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I've been using this for quite a few years and have not had any problems loading. I think it's great...I think I said it then and I'll say it, again, now. Mostly, I use a two step procedure (only because for the routine I use, I don't' remove the wallet immediately. After I palm off the signed card (on an offbeat), I load the card just into the top of the slide. When I go to take out the wallet, I push the card the rest of the way down.
That said, if necessary, the wallet can be loaded and removed in one step.
I've stopped considering any other wallet than this.

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SimonG-97
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Currently I don't actually use a slide, is it far easier with it? If its just a matter of practice loading it into the wallet without that's the route I'd rather go.
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I'd definitely use a slide,you'll find it much easier.
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On 2011-11-10 21:35, ilmungo wrote:
Let me respectfully disagree. Check out this video, I'm linking two points specifically where a card is loaded into a Real Man's Wallet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Q#t=125s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Q#t=337s

Whatever you think of the routines, you'll agree that the card can in fact be loaded quickly, invisibly, and smoothly. So, it's a matter of practice and the right technique, I think. I'm not there yet, by a long shot, but I don't think it's the wallet's fault. I have noticed, however, that actually using it as your everyday wallet makes the loading easier.

It easier to load if you wear your wallet in the front pocket of your pants, like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Y#t=312s

Hope this helps!
Luigi



Thanks for the links. Great magic. Love his style. Jonathan load the card very fast but I read that he made some modification on the wallet. I will try talk with him about that.
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On 2011-11-11 15:26, helder wrote:
Quote:
On 2011-11-10 21:35, ilmungo wrote:
Let me respectfully disagree. Check out this video, I'm linking two points specifically where a card is loaded into a Real Man's Wallet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Q#t=125s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Q#t=337s

Whatever you think of the routines, you'll agree that the card can in fact be loaded quickly, invisibly, and smoothly. So, it's a matter of practice and the right technique, I think. I'm not there yet, by a long shot, but I don't think it's the wallet's fault. I have noticed, however, that actually using it as your everyday wallet makes the loading easier.

It easier to load if you wear your wallet in the front pocket of your pants, like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla......Y#t=312s

Hope this helps!
Luigi



Thanks for the links. Great magic. Love his style. Jonathan load the card very fast but I read that he made some modification on the wallet. I will try talk with him about that.


Yes I remember that as well, that he modified the wallet. I'd be interested regarding the results of your conversation with him. He no longer posts here on the Café. He has an awesome CLassic Pass as well.
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The Royal Card to Wallet is cheaper and much easier to load.
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I like this wallet. I made an acrylic card that is the right width to stay stuck out but also slide back in. This is easy to load and works great. I like the "no nonsense" aspect of this one.
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I'm curious about the people who said that there are other wallets with better loading "technology" and/or better quality: what do you think makes them better?
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In my opinion, better loading means "no guide necessary, easier to load". as far as I can tell, they're all about the same quality-wise.
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SimonG-97
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Well I'm happy with this now. As opposed to a card in wallet I used it as a signed coin to wallet. Worked well.
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Got this a few weeks ago and have switched to using this as my primary wallet. The quality is great and it really looks like a wallet - crazy, no? I have yet to perform with it, but I've been practicing the load and I'm not having any problems with it. If you are looking for a nice everyday wallet that can double as a CTW, I would recommend this.
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