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Topic: Abbott's "Nu-Power Rising Cards"
Message: Posted by: Moxahalla (Jul 12, 2007 05:54PM)
This item is now back on the Abbott website, after being deleted from a few previous catalogs:

http://abbottmagic.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=82&zenid=00f6872a702de72fb3502b54164af5c3

With a retail cost of $350 - Can someone share their experience with working with this prop? I'd be curious to know:

*Must you hold-touch the houlette during each card's rise? Or can the magi be standing away from the table as one or more of the cards rise?

*Do the selected cards need to be "controlled", or can a spectator shuffle the cards after the selections? (not an issue for me, but still curious).

The houlette looks like a beauty to show & own, and yet I haven't located any mentions of it here on the "Café" (or on other forums, for that matter). Is the ad all hype? How practical is this prop?

Thanks!


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Message: Posted by: Signor Blitz (Aug 8, 2007 11:11PM)
Hey Moxahalla,

I gotta tell you that I love the Nu-Power card rise. I have the older model, the only difference is that the older model uses bridge size cards and the new one uses poker size cards.

I personally think the card rise is great. It does look like a "classical" magic prop. Which works very well for me. I have been using mine for 32 years and never a problem. I do a lot of grind work so it really gets a workout! It is very durable!!!! I love to recommend it because the price tag will keep it out of the hands of most and it will remaine unique.

I have noticed that when Abbotts makes something and it is slow selling they usually keep it in the catalog but really don't restock them. So if you do want one - it is best to get one while they are there.

Best Regards!!
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 23, 2013 09:18AM)
I recently acquired one of these. Unfortunately the spring metal piece that attaches to the pushbrod was broken off. Would like to try and repair but not sure what it looks like. If someone could PM me a picture I would be very grateful! If anyone has suggestions on how to repair it would love to hear them. Thanks!

John
Message: Posted by: Rainboguy (Feb 24, 2013 01:17PM)
JMtalbot:

This isn't an easy repair, and I know this personally because I had it happen to mine (Newer, Poker-Sized Version) shortly after buying it. I contacted Abbott's and Greg Bordner told me to ship the unit back, which I did, and he repaired it for me.

This is a classic trick with classic apparatus and "just works" when handled and presented properly. But, due to it's very intricate construction, it needs to be carefully packed when transporting back and forth to shows.
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Feb 24, 2013 07:15PM)
Thanks Rainboguy, was afraid of that. Mine is the older bridge size. Would you be able to take a picture of the spring metal piece? I know a guy that may be able to repair it but want to show him what it should look like. Thanks,

John
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Mar 2, 2013 11:14AM)
Update. My local magic shop owner had one in his collection that he loaned me. I was able to repair mine with a piece of spring metal from a dollar store bill Snatcher. It was an exact match to the material on the original. Really was not that difficult. Sometimes things work out easily.... unfortunately not always. It is a nice prop.

John