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DavidKenney
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The SA is not "like a raven" - it is "like" a PK ring. However .... the first half of the SA video - the "tricks" Herman teaches are all things I could accomplish just as easily with a raven. Can you do more tricks with an SA then a Raven? Sure. Would I "build an entire routine" around EITHER?

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Yes, the tutorial doesn't show everything you can do with SA, you can do way more. By routine, what I had in mind is something like what Dannicus did with his Event Horizon, as shown in his trailer.
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On Jan 25, 2018, Dougini wrote:
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On Jan 24, 2018, Brian Tanner wrote:
Doug, I must respectfully disagree with your statement, I use S.A. for just a cup, and have no problems whatsoever. In fact, that's why I bought Silent Assistant. Axle's JAC gimmick is very strong, but I much prefer using S.A. in lieu of it...


Wow. Really? OK. I guess this IS a powerful tool. I know a PK ring does not work. I've tried it. I have also tried my system. My system (after having your ring finger all taped up, then scissor-trimmed on the non-palm side) works for a neo wrapped in a dollar bill in a coffee cup. It also works well using a GLASS tumbler like in the demo. But JAC, it fails.

So Silent Assistant must have something we have not seen before. Again, it's been years since I have researched what is out there, as far as this principle is concerned. I mean, you can HURT yourself with an M5! In my parts box, I used to have a whole section of stuff for PK. But now, there are neo-neos! You pinch a finger between those...ha! Tech has come far, kids! We be in a NEW era!

Silent Assistant is a winner. Again, I cannot justify another fifty bucks when I just spent a HUNDRED and fifty for Axel's. But remember, you get a whole ROUTINE with Just A Cup, and performance rights! It's a kicked up Chop Cup (but it's NOT) and die. Silent Assistant has a whole RANGE of uses, plus, my Raven is NOT completely silent. Workers, this may be the best fifty dollar investment to come along in a while!

Silent Assistant is more like what I was trying to do back in 2001. We did not have the type of ******s we have today. I guess I'm gonna get a sample pack from my old friend. He is always on top of the new stuff. I'm interested in different shapes. Round, square, rectangular. My research extends into other hobbies besides Magic. One idea I have is to animate Matchbox-type cars in a display diorama. But, I digress.

In the demo, I see moves I would not do for various reasons. I know too many hand-grabbers. Probibition/Cola Cap would be PERFECT! Quarter Thru Glass Window is another. The advantage The Raven has, is, once the coin vanishes/changes, you can IMMEDIATELY show you are clean. The SA cannot do that. But think about it, Raven users! Why not use BOTH? Smile

Doug


I picked up the S.A. and I am impressed on how well it works. Looks great as well. I mostly bought it for my cap in a bottle. I don't like wearing my P.K. ring all the time. Works great for that. I also put it on to try with my just a cup and it picked up the die and worked very well. The only thing was it did not stay in my hand very well. I will need to add some kind of sticky stuff to it. All work with it more for my just a cup and see. As far as hidden in my hand. Looks very good for flashing. I also have a little trick to do to it to make it blend in a little better on your finger.
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On Dec 27, 2017, GAMJoker wrote:
Well, sadly it's the same like with thumbtips. If it fits, you are lucky - If you have different sized fingers or just a different skin color, you're screwed Smile
Sadly I have like the most brightest skin color you could imagine. So even there are different colors of thumbtips, you can always see them on from a mile away. This product doesn't even have different options, so I'm pretty sure this will be nothing for me eiter Smile
For me there are better ways to achieve the same effect Smile


Jam Joker,
My mentor was Al Cohen back in the 50's. He as you know is retired and lives in Boca Rotan. 90+ years old. When I was about 12 years old, it did about a 10 minute routine with a thumb tip. When done, he showed it to me. It was "Red". Don't worry about skin tone. I will say the magnet is not real strong. It will pick up a fifty cent piece. Size was an issue with me. It would not stay on my finger. A little Scotch Reposionable Spray Mount will solve the problem. It is quiet! Hope this helps
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Jam Joker,
My mentor was Al Cohen back in the 50's. He as you know is retired and lives in Boca Rotan. 90+ years old. When I was about 12 years old, it did about a 10 minute routine with a thumb tip. When done, he showed it to me. It was "Red". Don't worry about skin tone. I will say the magnet is not real strong. It will pick up a fifty cent piece. Size was an issue with me. It would not stay on my finger. A little Scotch Reposionable Spray Mount will solve the problem. It is quiet! Hope this helps
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On Dec 27, 2017, Magic KL wrote:
It reminds me of Tarantula. Maybe it was inspired by it.


It is not as strong as a PK ring, but it will pick up a fifty cent piece & it is quiet. Probably cost Sans Mind about $5.00 to produce. I paid $67.00. I like it, but highly overpriced. From Sans Mind, would not expect less. Got a Vapr Watch from them about six weeks ago. Doesn't work. Customer service is non existent!
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On Dec 29, 2017, Logan wrote:
Http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S14119

Pk Blista came out awhile back and it's basically the same thing though not as well disguised for the casual flash that you can do with the Silent Asistant.

I've seen Darryl's Control trailer and there is no 'bare hands display' that you can do with Silent Assistant too. In fact, as awesome as Greg's performances are, it does look like he's finger palming something most of the time.

So I guess that's the real big plus of Silent Assistant, which is that you're able to flash fairly freely that there is nothing in the hands.

Not sure if that makes it worth the steep price point though...


Magnet not as strong as a PK ring. It will pick up a fifty cent piece and it is quiet, but highly overpriced!
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Byronmaddox, I don't agree with your comparison with TT. That tool, depending on the way it's handled and/or its use, color doesn't always matter. But with SA, you would like to show your hands empty, flash them briefly. So, color matters. And if you want to spread your fingers too, you must also care about color, or people will see that it's red, black, blue, etc.
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Hi, I'm keen to buy the SA, but I would like to be sure that:
a) It is not too big for my fingers.
b) It is close to my skin color.

Would it be possible for someone to PM me:
1. The exact measurement of the gimmick, or how I can measure my finger to know if it fits and not too big (as that seems to be frequent feedback from reviews).
2. The approximate color of the gimmick, by reference to this skin color chart: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:......hart.svg

Thanks!
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I just ordered this in hopes that it will work well with Spike as a PK ring or Sharpie replacement.
rmendez
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This works well for what I need it for. PM me if you are looking to dump any. Thanks.
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