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Topic: The best sub trunk there is
Message: Posted by: tjkmagicman (Jan 23, 2006 06:35PM)
I am looking at buying a subtrunk and am looking for input to see which sub trunk out there is the best and or fastest? I'm not sure of all the differences etc. but suggestions and input will be greatly appreciated. Currently I am looking at the Chalet one and the one by Oz Illusions although I don't know if the Oz Illusions one is worth almost double the price the Chalet or if there are any better/faster ones. Any information will help greatly!!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jan 23, 2006 08:57PM)
My vote is Chalet!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Caveat Lector (Jan 23, 2006 09:18PM)
The speed comes from you not the trunk. I would go with the one that best fits both your show and your needs and budget.
Message: Posted by: Beaudini Magic (Jan 23, 2006 09:23PM)
Hey, Is this Tim Kutch,

If so, gimme a call, or drop me an e-mail, I have some good advice for you man. Maybe I can help you out a little bit.

-Beau
Message: Posted by: Crispy (Jan 23, 2006 09:54PM)
I have the Chalet Packing Crate style. The mechanism is ingeneous and you can't see the **** even when examining it close up.
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Jan 26, 2006 06:37PM)
The Chalet trunk more than has my vote... I performed it over 4,000 times in amusement park shows.. and even at the end of the season.. it was as good as new!!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jan 26, 2006 07:26PM)
My Chalet sub trunk is also our vault backstage for "locked away" property. I even load it and cart things around in it because of the wheels. It is tough and looks good. The most important part is that it always works!

Bob
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: dlcmagic (Jan 26, 2006 07:39PM)
Chalet gets my vote. Have one and love it. George builds them right.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jan 26, 2006 07:42PM)
David,

You really do have good taste. (And even in sub trunks. Tell her I said so!)

You finally have a surprise on the way. Watch your mail.

Enjoy!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: danryb (Jan 26, 2006 11:00PM)
Chalet has a very "modest" web site. Do they not have a phone at this day and age? Te only way to contact them is by email it seems.
Maybe I am not at the right site? (chaletstephens.com)

Also, does anyone have and use dream-illusions subtrunk? could you please give it a few words in review if you have it.

Thanks,
Dani
Message: Posted by: millarhouse (Jan 27, 2006 02:24AM)
Excuse my ignornace, but what effect is achieved using a sub trunk.

Thanks
Warren
Message: Posted by: ricker (Jan 27, 2006 08:07AM)
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On 2006-01-23 22:18, Caveat Lector wrote:
The speed comes from you not the trunk. I would go with the one that best fits both your show and your needs and budget.
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In Magic magazine, John Pendragon had a custom trunk made for him and Char, so you can *enhance* the sub truck to increase your speed.

Still the layman still ohhhh and ahhhh at the 2 second exchange that Syd and I do.

that's still fast in the mind
Message: Posted by: Starrpower (Jan 27, 2006 11:56AM)
Chalet, hands down.
Message: Posted by: Tony S (Jan 27, 2006 01:18PM)
[quote]
On 2006-01-27 03:24, millarhouse wrote:
Excuse my ignornace, but what effect is achieved using a sub trunk.

Thanks
Warren
[/quote]

You might know this better as 'metamorphosis.'
Message: Posted by: millarhouse (Jan 27, 2006 01:35PM)
Hmmm, Person transformation I guess.
Message: Posted by: dlcmagic (Jan 27, 2006 02:38PM)
[quote]
On 2006-01-26 20:42, Bob Sanders wrote:
David,

You really do have good taste. (And even in sub trunks. Tell her I said so!)

You finally have a surprise on the way. Watch your mail.

Enjoy!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander

[/quote


Thank you Bob You're the best !!
Message: Posted by: Kramien (Jan 30, 2006 04:24AM)
David Charvet sells a dandy sub trunk,Jack Gwynne style, built by MaRK Evans,,looks like a real trunk,,how about Abbotts Canvas covered box,,done with the cover, and the audience participation,,in my estimation it is the greatest mystery going, and I have a barn full of illusions and have done them all.The old Owens trunk was a real thing of beauty, I wish I still had it. I still think the trunk should be done with the audience member examining the trunk and putting the girl in the bag which has been examined.then roping the trunk has all of this been forgotten do not try to emulate the Pendragons, you wont make it. Stan Kramien (been there, done that)
Message: Posted by: 61magic (Jan 30, 2006 10:02AM)
Chalet has my vote. The are a great company to work with. Product, and service is tops.
I'm not a fan of Owen as some of you know from other of my posts.
I did own an Abbotts Canvas box, the effect is really good, but takes twice the work of a standard sub trunk. I usually just performed it as a standard sub trunk.
My advice is to use a standard top **** model, packing case style, its the best all around model