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Topic: The SvenPads
Message: Posted by: LukeBrady (Nov 21, 2015 03:36PM)
Want to let you guys know of something pretty *** cool I got recently.
My dear friend Brett Barry (on the Café: SAYSOLD1) and I have been friends and consulting buddies for years and now he has launched a game changer in the world of mentalism!

It’s the SvenPad

As a mentalist and hypnotist I have spent the last year with all my effort and energy towards hypnotherapy. Honestly, nothing in the mentalism world has intrigued me enough to really get back into menatlism, until now!

These SvenPads are such an amazing utility device! We have all made our own, or some version in the past. Granted, even going to art school didn’t make mine look much cleaner, sadly.

But honestly guys, these things are as clean as they get! They are laser cut 50 page pads.
My prediction is these will be a game changer for the mentalism world. Although the concept has been around for a long, long time, these are THE best version I have ever seen.

If you haven’t seen this type of device before, here is a clip of Oz Pearlman using this style of device on AGT.

[youtube]2huwKE7-de8[/youtube]

Here is the official ad copy as they are available at:
http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/

These are just some of the quotes coming in!

"For many years I've been helping develop original routines for our mentalism students here at Mystery School. Now thanks to Brett's SvenPads, we have a very practical addition to our tool kit! I've used this principle in past performances, but the new SvenPads are the best I've ever seen. They are a joy to work with."
Jeff McBride - Las Vegas Headliner


"Ok well I just got mine, and upon cursory examination ... EXCELLENT! These are precision cut, very well camouflaged as you can barely see the shorts even when looking for them, and they work perfectly. My days of cutting long as shorts in pads are over. Now that I have seen them, I will be ordering more of them. This is the type of tool that we dream about guys. If you haven't, run don't walk, and get yourself some of these."
Scott Bays

"Got mine today. I will never make my own again! These are awesome!!! Wow!"
Preston Heller

"I bought 4 of them! Was years I was looking for something like this, I have done myself in the past and was a pain to do it, thank you Brett Barry for making them!"
Luca Volpe

"I bought 6 of them and I am looking forward to using them in my new show I am developing. Congrats on your release Brett, I believe it will be a big hit!"
Max Krause

"One of the most versatile and well made utility devices I have ever used. Highly recommended."
Bob Cassidy

"Got my pads, this morning, beautiful quality. I think you've got a hit on your hands, here Brett! Hope the manufacturing process will be up to the demand!"
Andy Hofer

"The SvenPad looks completely innocent and is fully customizable. It is so well crafted that the method is invisible. Definitely going in my walk around bag!"
Craig Filicetti

Official ad copy:

The SvenPad Supreme represents a working Mentalist’s dream.
Welcome to the highest quality Svengali pad EVER created – professionally cut with laser precision!
The SvenPad looks like an ordinary memo pad from your favorite office supply store – but working Mentalists & Magicians realize what a powerful tool the new SvenPad represents.
Casually show all of the 50 pages to be different (words, drawings, celebrities, destinations, foods, phone numbers, etc).
Then openly hand the SvenPad to a spectator to secretly peek at just one item. The performer instantly knows exactly what she is thinking.
These ordinary looking “OfficeMax” style memo pads come as a blank canvas of 50 pages for your own ideas – ready to plug into your creativity or cherished routine.
Have a spectator choose a random dream destination and have yet another select a famous celebrity, while a 3rd might pick a kind of food.
How about a “tossed out” SvenPad routine with multiple spectators – each with their own pad? At the end of the show they can talk too – since there are none of the usual limitations with a TOD.
Create the ultimate confabulation with minimal effort and maximal effect – the uses for this devilish utility device are limited only by your imagination.
Multiple SvenPads will allow you to create a multitude of possibilities with a variety of spectators!
The SvenPad is a UTILITY PROP. Most pros and hobbyists are already familiar with a multitude of ways that they could use this powerful tool. Anyone ordering will also receive a copy of Bob Cassidy’s “Scary Movie” routine that has been re-worked for combining with the SvenPad.
The SvenPad is easy to carry yet plays big either one-on-one or for stage. The multitude of effects possible with the SvenPad are endless.
Few forces could be more direct, with minimal audience management and the fairest of procedures utilizing an organic object that everyone has on their desk – a small notepad.
All the short (bottom) edges of the SvenPad Supreme are precision trimmed, alternately long and short all the way through.
When the pad is held in one hand and slowly opened or flipped from the front to back by the other hand, each page is seen to be genuinely different.
No need to riffle the pages – take your time.
No need to over-prove the fair selection – since spectators are already familiar with these kinds of small memo pads.
This innocent little SvenPad is destined to become one of your favorite mind reading utility props!
The SvenPad comes in the most popular smaller pocket size (5.5 x 4.25′) or stage sized (8.5 x 5.5) versions. The pocket size easily fits in a sport jacket breast pocket (or a pant back pocket). Each pad has 50 Pages total (25 and 25) + the glossy card covers front and back.
Message: Posted by: Atlas (Nov 21, 2015 04:04PM)
[quote]
How about a “tossed out” SvenPad routine with multiple spectators – each with their own pad? At the end of the show they can talk too – since there are none of the usual limitations with a TOD.
[/quote]

I'll be watching this thread with considerable interest.

Best,

Atlas
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Nov 21, 2015 04:14PM)
Quite apart from that it's a perfect name for these pads (!), I was more than enthusiastic when I first heard about them
I ordered some, and received them today

These pads can be used for a multitude of effects, it is really only your imagination. that limits
I have in my time used the idea several times, most recently for Bob Cassidy's great effect from The Artful Mentalism II, with great success.

It's extremely rare that I buy effects or utility devices, and it's even more rare that I mention or recommend something on the forums.
Brett is a dear friend whom I have known for several years, but I would never have done him and everyone else the disservice to talk enthusiastically about his product if it did not deserve it.

However, these pads deserve all possible praise.
They are priced sensibly, they look innocent, - like a regular pad, and there would be no reason to complain about the quality.
In addition, Brett's service is super fast, it did not take many days from I ordered them until they were delivered here in Norway, all the way from Arizona.

If you are looking for a utily device you successfully can use in a wide variety of interesting effects, you should definitely consider The SvenPad.

Highly recommended!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 21, 2015 04:43PM)
Atlas -

I am going to be looking for your order especially my friend! Thanks for your support.

This would work great with MM's ATM or other effects that you may be fond of.

Thank you Sven for the kind words and I hope you love your SvenPads - and look forward to seeing you in Oslo this Summer!

I also want to extend my thanks to the many pros all over the world this past week who already bought my new SvenPad Supreme pads and have been saying this met a need as a precision crafted yet innocent utility device.

Thanks as well to Jeff McBride for his encouragement, and to Max Maven and Jheff for helping me provide extensive crediting and sound advice along the way.

Also a huge thank you to my friend Craig at ProMystic who first suggested some time ago that I consider making these in quantity for all of you (I made the initial batch just for our use and they far exceeded expectations).

Even more thanks to our own MasterMindreader and my mentor Bob Cassidy... who generously allowed me to include and revise one of his beloved routines that will be included for all purchasers.

I also want thank Oz Pearlman for generously offering to allow me to link to his incredible recent AGT performance which used his own prop. I am proud and honored that he also ordered a set!

There is so much that you guys can do with this utility prop!

Yes you could make these yourself.

Many of you will - and I did for years too. But the quality of these SvenPads I think will save many hours of time and provide you with the kind of organic utility device that will allow you to customize & make these on the fly for an upcoming corporate gig or a special show.

The initial release of the SvenPad Supreme was exclusively for the ProMystic Facebook group last week and the response has been gratifying to say the least.

If you have any questions please PM me or email

BRETT
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Nov 22, 2015 04:26AM)
CONGRATULATIONS, BRETT! A very fine product truly deserving of a nomination of Trick of the Year!





(...yes I know its a utility device and not a trick in and of itself.)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 22, 2015 08:32AM)
Thank you! The response to the SvenPad so far has been nothing short of amazing.

Many of you know that I'm a giver by nature. Over many years here at the Café I've touted innumerable effects by many others that I've tried and recommended passionately. When people needed some help or advice on a release- I've gone out of my way to do so.

This is really my first release and it was driven by a desire to SHARE with all of you something that I originally had manufactured in a very small batch just for my good friend and colleague Craig Filicetti.

Let me also say that the name of the SvenPad reflects what it is. It's meaningful to performers who know that this principle not only goes back to the TV Magic cards we all owned as kids - but Svengali is actually hundreds of years old and dates to the "Blow Books."

Interestingly these books are considered some of the oldest concepts in ALL of magic history. The crediting and detailed history are outlined on both my web site and in the lengthy instructions and Bob Cassidy routine that each purchaser receives.

I know in my heart that so many of you will be delighted with these. It's a simple yet elegant and well made utility prop - nothing fancy.

For those that feel that I've revealed too much - I disagree.

People need to know what they are getting and the Sven principle is well known but in many respects under-used. The name tells you what it does - and man does it do it well. Just as my dear friend John Sheets called his amazing creation the "Quantum Bender" - the name tells you what the product does.

Did John's name give too much away by using the word "Bender" in it?

I think not and I simply refuse to debate this. I've run this idea by some of the biggest names in magic and mentalism.

Bottom line is that I saw there was a need for something of this calibre and quality. Nothing like it is currently available.

But If you don't like it - if you don't need it - if you feel it's too pricey - if you'd rather spend an hour+ making your own.... Then please don't buy my new SvenPads!

But if you've been waiting for something like this - a way of for**ing just about anything so cleanly and invisibly that can be carried in your pocket - then grab a set.

I will not be distributing these to dealers and they will only be available through me at my site. Starting in January a quantity of pads will be exclusively available at Jeff McBride's Mystery School for his students.

If anyone has questions about the thickness of the paper, what kind of pens to use etc there is a detailed f.a.q. on my web site or you are welcome to email me.

Thank you to all who have helped me over the years here at the Café and hopefully with this release I can give something back as a contribution to all of you.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 09:38AM)
Are these not the same as Paul Brooks and Colin McLeod's book No Way Out? A sven pad used for mind reading?
Message: Posted by: eSamuels (Nov 22, 2015 09:49AM)
As someone who often uses multiple forcing techniques within a show, I'm always on the lookout for a different approach that is both practical and innocuous.
SvenPad scores on both fronts and I already have an application that beats any of the other options I was considering.

They are easy to setup, easy to use, and look like they will withstand a reasonable amount of repeated use.

But like anything, you will want to practice your handling so that you can control you participant's actions.
This won't require any ancient voodoo, Vulcan, or Jedi-mind tricks, just some basic physical procedure and structure that ensures control.


BTW, if you do have advanced voodoo, Vulcan, or Jedi skills, you won't need these.
For everyone else, they're a great addition to your tool kit.

e
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 10:16AM)
Just wandering what the difference is between this and No Way Out? Can you answer that Eric?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 22, 2015 10:17AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:
Are these not the same as Paul Brooks and Colin McLeod's book No Way Out? A sven pad used for mind reading? [/quote]

Paul and Colin are credited properly and I have been communicating with both and are well aware of this product.

These are not the same and to respect them - probably best not to delve into their effect or methods. These pads might be quite useful however to those that are familiar with their excellent release.

The concept goes back to around the year 1450... and Max Maven was very helpful in helping me fill in some of the history and attributions.

PM me if you have questions RNK :-)
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 10:19AM)
So this is the same principle only difference is your using a post-it pad?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 22, 2015 10:23AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:
So this is the same principle only difference is your using a post-it pad? [/quote]

It's not a post-it pad and I will gladly answer any questions if you PM me.

Pads of this style were not invented by me or them... the idea goes back a long time.

Bob Cassidy's bulldog deck far pre-dates Paul & Colin's outstanding release going to the early 80's.

Last response on this subject.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 10:31AM)
Sorry, but I see nothing new here. Just a bound pad instead of a spiral.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Nov 22, 2015 10:38AM)
Similar to Bip book 2.0 Scott Creasey by the look of things ?
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Nov 22, 2015 10:46AM)
RNK this is only a perfected pad using the old Sven principle for those wanting it to buy - Brett did release because he found a way to do it, simple as that.
It seems you aren't seeing the big picture here and it's sad... do yourself a favor and stay aside when you don't want to bring something valuable to the table.

Tarik - yes BIP book has this principle into it and more...

Cheers
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 22, 2015 11:04AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, Tarik Flash wrote:
Similar to Bip book 2.0 Scott Creasey by the look of things ? [/quote]

Yes sir and also credited.

But with this you can make your own bip any way you want Tarik. It's a well made utility.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 22, 2015 11:07AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:
Sorry, but I see nothing new here. Just a bound pad instead of a spiral. [/quote]

What's new is the precision quality and you don't need to spend 1-2 hours on an arts and crafts project of uneven results. I've never claimed this to be new. What's new is the quality. Those who have these on their hands know there's a massive difference.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 11:12AM)
I use made my pads within 30 minutes, they work perfectly and no spectator has ever found anything. But I guess if you want to spend $50.00 on something you can easily make then its here for you.
Message: Posted by: SolidSnake (Nov 22, 2015 11:37AM)
So now we are exposing others methods such as Paul creaseys. I noticed my earlier comment was deleted. This entire thread is basically exposure to sell a product.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 11:50AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, SolidSnake wrote:
So now we are exposing others methods such as Paul creaseys. I noticed my earlier comment was deleted. This entire thread is basically exposure to sell a product. [/quote]


The ad on the website is exposure? Strange.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Nov 22, 2015 11:51AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, SolidSnake wrote:
So now we are exposing others methods such as Paul creaseys. I noticed my earlier comment was deleted. This entire thread is basically exposure to sell a product. [/quote]

Where is the exposure the name of it tells you the method as a magician anyway . Brett it sounds a pristine made product and the fact you can customise makes it brilliant too , well done
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 11:54AM)
You can customize any sven principle pad. As Brett stated, this is not something new.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 11:56AM)
Not to mention, you don't have to be precise when you cut. I have made many of these pads and they always work. No need to be precise.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Nov 22, 2015 12:14PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, SolidSnake wrote:
So now we are exposing others methods such as Paul creaseys. I noticed my earlier comment was deleted. This entire thread is basically exposure to sell a product. [/quote]

My comment was deleted too for some strange reason. No exposure at all either.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Nov 22, 2015 12:58PM)
Not sure if this is something I need but I congratulate Brett for putting this on the market. It's so great when a performer takes the time and effort and goes to the expense of making a quality item (which by all accounts this is) available to others. Thank you Brett!
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 01:08PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, videoman wrote:
Not sure if this is something I need but I congratulate Brett for putting this on the market. It's so great when a performer takes the time and effort and goes to the expense of making a quality item (which by all accounts this is) available to others. Thank you Brett! [/quote]


Oh, I'm sure Brett isn't doing this for free,lol. I don't think anyone would sell something if they weren't making a profit.

As I said, anyone can make these for much much cheaper and it will work.
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Nov 22, 2015 01:24PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:


Oh, I'm sure Brett isn't doing this for free,lol. I don't think anyone would sell something if they weren't making a profit.

As I said, anyone can make these for much much cheaper and it will work. [/quote]

I won't even think of asking what your intention with all your posts on this thread is (actually I don't care), but you have of course the right to come foreward with your opinions.

Now, would you please step back, you have made your point.
Message: Posted by: John C (Nov 22, 2015 01:27PM)
Anyone can make these. I would agree. But the pros who are making money make money and work because they don't spend their time sitting around making stuff like a preschooler. Why would any professional want to spend their time with arts and crafts?

Today my wife gave me a big light bulb. It didn't fit anything in the house. We both agree just to throw it out instead of driving back to the store and returning it or swapping it out. Why? Because we have better things and more lucrative things to do with our time. I want to learn a new guitar song and she is going to star bucks. Hahaha

Seriously the point here with sven pad is to offer it to people who can use an item like this in a paid gig! So to these folks they will gladly pay for this item.

If you want to sit around and make it even though you may not have a need for it just to prove you can make it then God bless you. You alls point is well taken. Anyone can make it. Got it.

J
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 01:30PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, Sven Rygh wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:


Oh, I'm sure Brett isn't doing this for free,lol. I don't think anyone would sell something if they weren't making a profit.

As I said, anyone can make these for much much cheaper and it will work. [/quote]

I won't even think of asking what your intention with all your posts on this thread is (actually I don't care), but you have of course the right to come foreward with your opinions.

Now, would you please step back, you have made your point. [/quote]


Sorry Sven. But this is a growing problem in the industry in such that re-worked ideas being sold and hyped as "the must have" or in this case ,"a game changer'. Sorry, but this is not a game changer in mentalism.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Nov 22, 2015 01:45PM)
I've not got these, in fact it was me who mentioned that this type of item was around way before the colin/paul effect was out (not got that either, and I'm sure they're not claiming to have invented it) - the custom made padgali was released nearly a decade ago by a small online shop by a uk magician called chris jones... saysold1 is aware of this, and credits him... the pads look different from one another, and I'm sure the method of the creation of the pad is different, just because tech moves on so quickly too...

these are "out there", they've been credited (by the looks of it) exhaustively! and as he's got a load of quotes from some well respected working-pros, I'm sure that says (to anyone who wants to be sensible) that the worker side of the community thinks that this is fair and above board and is more than acceptable to them...

if you wanna make your own, go for it...i do too...if you feel the price is too high, then fine, carry on making your own...or make your own and then sell them! I am willing to guess that the quality will be different...

i don't see any fuss being made when people released sven'd business cards...so, its either personal, being outraged for no reason, or people just wanna be offended for their own personal reasons...

anyone with half a brain understands how to make 'em...if you don't fancy doing it, buy something that has been professionally done...otherwise, please belt up and let people review 'em...

this is just another tool to use...
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 01:52PM)
Wow. And anybody with half a brain woild understand there's nothing "game changing" about cutting a piece of paper.

I do many paid gigs and have 100% success rate with my pads and I simply use scissors.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Nov 22, 2015 02:13PM)
Good! but why take so much offense/umbrage over someone else offering an alternative?

i can make my own sw**i with clay and a toothpick, doesn't mean others can't 3D print something else and offer them...

if you are annoyed or perplexed by the phrase "game changing" - I understand your point completely...

that phrase is probably a bit OTT...but hey, there's far bigger terminology used in the selling of an item than that in my view...

and there's level of finesse and quality that different people feel comfortable with...

i'm sure a old Mini is just fine to drive, but if you just happen to prefer to drive a Jaguar, then you are allowed to choose to between the two if your budget allows it...

you are coming across as a little irked by this...and again, I am with you on the phrase "game changer", probably "precision cut" or "professionally made" would have done...but overall, at least this is being fair in its crediting and openess as to what you are getting...
Message: Posted by: toberman (Nov 22, 2015 02:47PM)
Just to get this thread back on track, I received my pads the other day. They are far better than anything I would have made myself and I am happy with my purchase. I ordered the smaller pads and I am considering the large size too.

Terry
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Nov 22, 2015 03:02PM)
That's the point, I had them in my hands and there are of course extremely well done. Point. It is a tool, get it or leave it. Certainly you can make them yourself, but they wouldn't be as good as the offered ones. You simply decide whether you would like to spend the time making them and accept a lower quality or to buy them. Your decision concerning a mere tool.

Doing arts and crafts can be very time consuming, time you could use to do better or more important things. I know by experience about what I am talking. Occasionally I spend also too much time creating certain things, but that's my personal decision in order to get something nobody else has... I made up for myself e. g. a German version of the B.I.P., it was very time consuming, working on a PC and by hand. So I am happy if I can get certain things already done and spend only time individually finishing a tool. Jan
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 22, 2015 03:12PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, videoman wrote:
Not sure if this is something I need but I congratulate Brett for putting this on the market. It's so great when a performer takes the time and effort and goes to the expense of making a quality item (which by all accounts this is) available to others. Thank you Brett! [/quote]

You made my day! That means a lot.

I know I'm on solid ground when Bob, Jeff, Oz, Craig,Sven (who I named my pads after!), Ross, Eugene, Jheff; Ran and many many others have told me they are happy campers and will use these professionally.

All orders received will ship this week priority mail to the USA and first class overseas as long as I have stock on hand. I've already reordered with my supplier with more to arrive in a week but I still have a pretty good supply on hand.

Happy Thanksgiving :-)
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 22, 2015 03:22PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, IAIN wrote:
Good! but why take so much offense/umbrage over someone else offering an alternative?

i can make my own sw**i with clay and a toothpick, doesn't mean others can't 3D print something else and offer them...

if you are annoyed or perplexed by the phrase "game changing" - I understand your point completely...

that phrase is probably a bit OTT...but hey, there's far bigger terminology used in the selling of an item than that in my view...

and there's level of finesse and quality that different people feel comfortable with...

i'm sure a old Mini is just fine to drive, but if you just happen to prefer to drive a Jaguar, then you are allowed to choose to between the two if your budget allows it...

you are coming across as a little irked by this...and again, I am with you on the phrase "game changer", probably "precision cut" or "professionally made" would have done...but overall, at least this is being fair in its crediting and openess as to what you are getting... [/quote]

WelL stated Ian. I do agree with your points. And the ad is definitely OTT. My opinion has nothing to do with the maker. I would have the comments to whoever would be making these. But there are other items that get re-released and the creators get lamb basted for it. In magic there is no standard. The standard is who you know and who you are chummy with allows one to get away with it. Its becoming laughable.

But in response to your quality remarks, I still disagree. These pads are so simple to make and even if your off a little its never noticed by the spectator and the pad still works the same.

I guess if you don't have the time to make your own these would be good.
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Nov 22, 2015 03:31PM)
Again though, that is your quality control - and it works for you which is great... no one is saying you are wrong or incorrect... this is just another option, that would (if we were compare side by side) a hand made version vs a pro-made, lasery "thing", then there would be a difference!

i mean, why buy business cards when you can buy some sheets of card and cut them out yourself?! why pay for online printed business cards because you can teach yourself photoshop, buy a good quality card stock and printer? its just about the levels in which we feel most comfortable - and its a mixture of time, energy, quality levels and a few other bits and pieces thrown in...

the line of logic goes on and on - why buy a g*mm*cked w*llet when you can buy a scalpel? everyone has a choice...and choices are great...

if they weren't, we wouldn't have equiv*q*e!
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Nov 22, 2015 04:24PM)
Well said IAIN! And then there are those who will make their own and also buy the professionaly made item because of their enjoyment of the method, trying new things, having different types on hand and coming up with ideas not thought of before and maybe even arriving to a revelation that does become a game changer.
Message: Posted by: LukeBrady (Nov 22, 2015 05:16PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, Sven Rygh wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:


Oh, I'm sure Brett isn't doing this for free,lol. I don't think anyone would sell something if they weren't making a profit.

As I said, anyone can make these for much much cheaper and it will work. [/quote]

I won't even think of asking what your intention with all your posts on this thread is (actually I don't care), but you have of course the right to come foreward with your opinions.

Now, would you please step back, you have made your point. [/quote]


Sorry Sven. But this is a growing problem in the industry in such that re-worked ideas being sold and hyped as "the must have" or in this case ,"a game changer'. Sorry, but this is not a game changer in mentalism. [/quote]

Depends on your idea of a game changer.
IT for example. I can easily buy L**ps but I found a way to make them while I watch TV. In a 1 hour show I have enough for at least 6 months. Saves me a TON of money and an hassle of ordering them. With no difference to a spectator, that to me, is a game changer!
If you can save time and resources buy getting a device you use. It's a game changer.
Look at a marked deck. You could spend an hour or two marking a deck... or simply buy one.
When people share resources that is helping the industry not hurting it.
Message: Posted by: John C (Nov 22, 2015 05:20PM)
Good lord😨
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Nov 22, 2015 06:43PM)
The Svenpads are incredible! Brett has made something very beautiful here. I've attempted to sit down and make these pads in the past and what I made was hardly worth handing out to a spectator. Its flawless! I ordered the combo set which I highly recommend. Completely ordinary looking pads! Great job Brett! The price is perfect for what you receive. I most likely will be buying a few more pads within the next month or so.
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Nov 22, 2015 07:47PM)
[quote]why buy business cards when you can buy some sheets of card and cut them out yourself?[/quote]

There is quite a difference between a business card, which is meant to be kept and referred to by the person who receives it, and a scrap of paper that is meant to be crumpled up and forgotten.
Message: Posted by: mtgoldstein (Nov 22, 2015 09:08PM)
The SvenPads are indeed incredible. Rarely have I held a product of such professional quality. You can't appreciate it without actually holding it in your hands. I was not particularly excited about it before I actually had an opportunity to see one. I figured so what, I've made plenty of things like this myself, they work well. Heck even my Bulldog deck works fine. And in fact they do, but from the moment I played with one I was disturbed at how incredible it was. It just didn't seem like it should work it looked so commercially normal. Having said that I just cannot or chose not to return to my old ways. The talk on the thread is odd. If you are happy with your DIY that's great. I'm glad I know how and can at anytime make a facsimile if I need to. Perhaps I'm the only one that will notice, but I choose to present a more professional quality product if I can. It sort of makes my old stuff look like The Magic Coloring Book. It's a great trick and it looks like one, but there are other magazine style effects where the magazines looks like completely normal professional products. It's the same with this. I am grateful to Brett Barry for going to the trouble to develop these and share them with the community. It is a truly outstanding Utility Product.
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Nov 22, 2015 09:30PM)
I was really excited to see this, I currently have a need for just such a device...I'll probably buy, but was really disappointed in the price, it's really kind of expensive for what you get. IMO, should be priced around 1/2 of current cost...I'm sure now will come all the justifications for cost, but really...
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Nov 22, 2015 09:52PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, mtgoldstein wrote:
The SvenPads are indeed incredible. Rarely have I held a product of such professional quality. You can't appreciate it without actually holding it in your hands. I was not particularly excited about it before I actually had an opportunity to see one. I figured so what, I've made plenty of things like this myself, they work well. Heck even my Bulldog deck works fine. And in fact they do, but from the moment I played with one I was disturbed at how incredible it was. It just didn't seem like it should work it looked so commercially normal. Having said that I just cannot or chose not to return to my old ways. The talk on the thread is odd. If you are happy with your DIY that's great. I'm glad I know how and can at anytime make a facsimile if I need to. Perhaps I'm the only one that will notice, but I choose to present a more professional quality product if I can. It sort of makes my old stuff look like The Magic Coloring Book. It's a great trick and it looks like one, but there are other magazine style effects where the magazines looks like completely normal professional products. It's the same with this. I am grateful to Brett Barry for going to the trouble to develop these and share them with the community. It is a truly outstanding Utility Product. [/quote]

^ agreed!!
I first encountered Brett's SvenPad at mindvention! Once a performers has them
In their hand a large smile appears!
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Nov 23, 2015 07:27AM)
Congratulations to Brett on his new release!

I'm really looking forward to using these amazing utility pads, and my brains already racing with some incredible ideas for these! I'm also happy to know that they'll save considerable time from having to make them myself, not to mention that they're made with absolute precision. Thanks Brett for making these available to the working pro!
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Nov 23, 2015 07:48AM)
You hit the nail on the head John. Whilst slightly overpriced for the casual hobbyist performer such as myself, these will be an extremely, very welcome, addition to working performers worldwide. In fact I'd probably order a box full.
Message: Posted by: sbays (Nov 23, 2015 09:41AM)
Can you make sven pads yourself? Sure. Will they work? Sure. Are these game changing? Not in terms of the method or routines etc. But for me, they are game changing in regards to me not having to sit down and cut my own. Which I have done a bunch of times. But now something comes along that is a very nice tool that is cut with precision that you simply will not get by freehand. Does that mean they will "work" better? Maybe not. But I do think they look better and more importantly, save me a lot of time prepping my own. You get two pads for 50 bucks. That's 25 bucks per pad. I would pay that over and over again to not have to endure the monotonous task of cutting my own.

So what you are getting is quality, consistency, and time saved. It's up to you to determine if you find value in that or not.

I sure do.
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Nov 23, 2015 12:21PM)
God, I think it is a nightmare trying to make your own,well it is for me,i am quite happy to pay for someone to make a great job of one,great stuff Brett.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Nov 23, 2015 12:44PM)
[quote]On Nov 23, 2015, Fire Starter wrote:
God, I think it is a nightmare trying to make your own,well it is for me,i am quite happy to pay for someone to make a great job of one,great stuff Brett. [/quote]

Really? wow. I am not an arts and crafts guy by no means but I find these very simple to make.

But I can see how some would rather buy them.
Message: Posted by: twitter (Nov 23, 2015 03:41PM)
[quote]On Nov 23, 2015, saysold1 wrote:The popular tossed out deck by David Hoy (and many others after) also popularized a rubber- banded method similar to the Svengali concept to force multiple cards./quote]

Maven approved that?

I'm not history expert, but the hoy TOD I do uses a method that has absolutely no similarity to a sven deck.

People peak at the deck. I call out three cards. People sit down.

Am I doing it wrong?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 23, 2015 04:16PM)
You are correct but allow me to clarify.

My understanding was that Hoy was INSPIRED by Orville Meyers idea for a TOD - which he then used a different method that did NOT use Sven/

Orville's did use Sven.

Read above and it says that. Inspired meant Hoy apparently got the idea for his TOD (which was not the 1st BTW) from Orville Meyer's TeleMatic deck - which is related to Svengali.

David Hoy's did NOT use that method as we all know.

Other TOD concepts after Hoy's (Cody, Gazzo, Jermay, etc) in fact honed closer to the 1956 TeleMatic style.

Hope that helps! Max is more than welcome to chime in :-)
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Nov 23, 2015 06:03PM)
Correct, Brett. And: you have not to defend your release, you have done and credited more than necessary. Jan
Message: Posted by: DynaMix (Nov 23, 2015 06:27PM)
These are perfect! Happy to have spent the $!
Message: Posted by: bowers (Nov 23, 2015 06:52PM)
Thanks Brett.These will be a great addition to my show.
Todd :vcool:
Message: Posted by: Anand Khalsa (Nov 23, 2015 09:10PM)
Brett's SvenPads are incredible! They are high quality, precision-made utilities. I love these things! Thanks Brett!
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Nov 24, 2015 02:04AM)
Atta Boy, Brett !
Now, to figure out some routines to use for ... " The Dark Side " !
And, not of the MOON. :-)

~G
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Nov 24, 2015 09:24AM)
What a great product! I've been away working in the road and these were here waiting for me when I returned. What a quality utility tool and a great addition to any working mentalist's toolbox.

These are great looking and professional quality both in craftsmanship and innocence. I think you did a fantastic job in producing a product that offers such a wide range of applications and possibilities. This is a welcome addition to the community.

As working performers we are always looking for tools that can make our performance and execution easier, while unsuspicious, inconspicuous and yet quite effective. This hits on all levels.

Is it nothing new, no of course not, it was never intended or claimed to be. Can you make them (or similar) yourself? Sure if you want to sit down, make the time and effort, get all of the supplies and deal with the tedious process of art & craft making. If that is for you, good for you, go for it. But there is no need to ridicule someone for taking the work out of it for those of us that have better things to do, are busy performing and traveling and in my case anyhow would never end up with or even come close to such a well-crafted, beautiful resulting product.

As Eric said, whether we are interesting in changing or updating a !@#$i*ng method, looking for an alternative handling or using it as the basis for creating our own ideas, effects and applications, this creates a new option and opportunity for many of us.

May the force be with you!
Message: Posted by: Darby (Nov 24, 2015 10:44AM)
I received mine last night, and they are fantastic! Thank you Brett for making this high quality tool available at what I believe is a reasonable price.
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Nov 24, 2015 10:54AM)
I used mine in a show for 250 yesterday.
What a joy to work with this quality product!
I will be needing more of these!
Message: Posted by: SolidSnake (Nov 24, 2015 11:40AM)
Or you could just get them laser cut yourself - just saying!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 24, 2015 12:01PM)
Buyer's also receive an exclusive copy of the legendary Bob Cassidy's "Scary Movie Routine" which has been revised and enhanced especially for use with the SvenPad Supreme.

This routine is sourced from Bob's superb and highly recommended book "The Artful Mentalism Of Bob Cassidy: Volume 2" which may be seen and purchased here:

http://marketplaceofthemind.com/products/artfment2/
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Nov 24, 2015 12:31PM)
Http://marketplaceofthemind.com/products/svenpad-supreme/
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 24, 2015 01:03PM)
That's a great review!

I'm honored. Thanks for the link Iain.
Message: Posted by: Jared (Nov 24, 2015 01:34PM)
I'm looking forward to receiving my pads as well. Brett, do you think that Crayola water-based markers will bleed through the pages? I know that a medium ball point pen is recommended but I am hoping for more bolder lettering...suggestions will be appreciated.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 24, 2015 01:50PM)
Jared -

For best results I'm now recommending gel type pens or a black China marker.

Your SvenPad set was sent like everyone's - yours priority mail to Rhode Island - on the way! Please let me know what you think.

I'm going to start a thread at inner thoughts tonight so we can all share ideas on using this tool.

Jheff in his review summed up the SvenaPad Supreme:

"Without a doubt, this is one of the best products of the year for mentalists."

Did not expect that at all and I'm thrilled to provide something working pros will use. These tools ain't going in the junk drawer.

Anyone who has been on the fence or wants to re-order should know that I am now sold out of the pocket size SvenPads and should have more stock in a week.

Orders will be processed in the order received so any orders coming in will be held and emails sent with an ETA. All orders received prior to noon today have been already been processed and mailed worldwide.

The stage size pads are still available. I was at the production facility yesterday and more SvenPads will be done by Tuesday.

Thank you!
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (Nov 24, 2015 03:23PM)
Hey guys,

Alex here.

I thought I would post my review of the new SvenPads by Brett.

When I first received them, I flipped through and instantly saw the quality of work that went into making this.

Laser precision, and something far better than what I had made in the past.

Back in the day, when THIS WAY UP first came around, I purchased the book, and made my own pad up from my local office supply store here in Mexico, and I actually made up two of them.

One for stage and one for close-up.

The close-up version was the Paul Brook version, and the stage version was the Colin version.

I used this pad to great success even though handmade by me and everything, but now that the SvenPads have been released, I have switched over to using the SvenPads and have made up the necessary.

I particulary liked the ideas and routines that you can merge into with these pads. In the near future, I might have to get some more.

Let me tell you something that happened to me at a gig over the weekend.

I was using my SvenPad at a table, and correctly divined the information......afterwards before I left for the evening, and gentleman came up to me, and said he had magic knowledge, a bit of it, and pretty much told me that he believed that the pad was gimmicked, and he pretty much told me the method, but being the professional that I am, I offered to show him something else, but the guy was insisting that the pad was special, and I neither obliged nor told him anything, and just kept talking to him, and he said, Ok, I will believe the you, if you can tell me some personal information about myself that nobody knows, and then we are talking.............talk about persistence, plus I had nothing to prove to anyone, I could have just stopped, but being that I am an avid cold reader, and consider myself quite good at it, I opted to give this guy a reading privately.....I was hitting everything.......and then came the motherload of them all......he was already surprised at what I was telling him, but then he said.......if you can tell me what I did yesterday, you would be the greatest magician I have ever seen, and I will believe you have some special power........anyway to make the long story short........I opted to tell him what he did yesterday.....which was something obscene at a movie theatre......cold reading talking again......and he pretty much clapped, and shook my hand, afterwards, I told him.....here take the pad, and look at it.......he flipped through it and could find nothing.......why???? because I gave him the ungimmicked one......has all the same info just about........so he was scratching his head.........this guy was floored with the SvenPad, sicne he thought he knew the method, but then he really didn't.......jajajajajajajaajjaaja......well I am happy to report that because of the SvenPad, I have gotten 3 more bookings soon, since he says he will always hire me at every party he does, and he has already told all his friends and family about the guy that told him his most personal secret...............

The SvenPad is a great utility tool that one can use on stage, which I plan to use to replace my other pad I had made, and closeup which as you can see above I have already used with great success, even pusing the envelope a bit, but this pad alone has already paid for itself many times over.

Your imagination is the key, and you can create any routine you want from this, and make it your own.

I plan to purchase more, and this is something that will always be in my repertoire, due to the flexibility of the props, and the structure and routine of how everything plays........it is so innocent and fair looking.

This gets my highest recommendation, and if Craig and Dave review it on the WPR one day I am sure they will give it Worker of the week.

Gets 100% from me, due to versatility, props, routining, quality, craftsmanship,and self-motivation to create your own routines.

Thanks

Alex Alejandro
Message: Posted by: Shanlip (Nov 24, 2015 03:55PM)
My order is in, and now eagerly await the arrival Downunder!
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Nov 25, 2015 01:58PM)
[quote]For best results I'm now recommending gel type pens or a black China marker. [/quote]

Brett,
Respectfully;
when I set up the first pad I tested a China marker, ie the Listo brand on similar paper quality
I could see the writing flowed out / Smeared when I came near it with my fingers, so I used a common medium ballpoint pen.
I have ordered the gel pen for later use
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 25, 2015 02:15PM)
Very helpful - I haven't sent out a blanket recommendation yet on the china markers or listo.

In my own testing the gel based pens like the Pentel worked great with no bleed.

Thanks Sven!
Message: Posted by: Chaz93 (Nov 25, 2015 03:07PM)
I think a bit much has been said in the "What is the history" section. Other than that, best of luck. I have been using a home-made pad for a good while now, and the routines you can come up with are almost unending.
Message: Posted by: ahofer (Nov 25, 2015 04:10PM)
I have not been on the Café for a while, but had to come back here for this thread. Some of the negativity I'm seeing reminds me why I don't visit quite so often any more, opting for FB groups instead...

First off, after having seen saysold1's posts many times in past years, I'm happy that NOW I know who you are! (Hi, Brett!).

I met Brett last month in Las Vegas, and when he handed me his SvenPad, I instantly knew I was holding something very special in my hands. I'm not only very crafty with razor blades, paper, cutting mats and glue, I also worked in the printing and publishing industries doing paste-up the old fashioned way and am very well acquainted with paper handling and construction of gimmicks.

I've seen certain posters in this thread repeatedly comment that they don't understand why you'd buy these pads since you can "make them yourself." Well, unless you've examined these closely, you will not realize that there's NO WAY you'll make these yourself by hand. Nothing you can construct with handmade craft will be anything like the quality in these pads; it will be a crude imitation at best. If you can equal these pads with a hand made version, you have my sincere respect, but I truly doubt it.

If you KNOW how they work, and hold one in your hand, and squint your eyes and look for the special feature, you will NOT see anything. Maybe with a magnifying glass, but the telltale attributes you'd expect to find in this device are NOT visible to the naked eye.

Now, maybe it's not necessary to have such perfection in this device. Surely most laypeople won't discover anything even if you play arts and crafts and make your own. But these pads do not in any way look hand made, they look exactly as if they came from OfficeMax (and bear a label to give that impression). If you want to work on the cheap, by all means, make your own. If you want perfection, consider this investment. As others have said, the testimonials by mentalists the likes of Bob Cassidy, Luca Volpe and Craig Filecetti are sincere and well deserved. And I am looking forward to incorporating them into my performance immediately.

BTW, thanks for the pen recommendations.

Andy Hofer
Ossining, NY
Message: Posted by: Jared (Nov 25, 2015 06:54PM)
I received my Sven pads today and I'm hugely impressed! For those who initially questioned the price (myself included),these are totally worth the money! There's no way that you can make homemade pads look as good as these. I had to put on my magnifier readers to see the difference in page length. The covers are also strikingly beautiful(glossy white finish) making them ideal for professional work...HIGHLY recommended!
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Nov 25, 2015 06:56PM)
Were they supposed to come with an ungimmicked pad duplicate? I didn't receive these.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 25, 2015 07:31PM)
[quote]On Nov 25, 2015, elimagic wrote:
Were they supposed to come with an ungimmicked pad duplicate? I didn't receive these. [/quote]

POLL TIME!

Ungimmicked SvePad duplicates were never a part of the package offered.

But...

Great question Eli as I have been approached by quite a few purchasers who have expressed an interest in having some MATCHING UNGIMMICKED SvenPads for those moments when you want to do a swit*h or when someone asks to see the pad after your show. The pages on these pads would be equal length - and the pads matching in every way.

So I received a quote from my supplier and I will probably be able to offer a set of 3 ungimmicked pads to existing purchasers for $15.00 for the set.

Can those of you who own the SvenPad or have considered them - would you be interested if I offered a set of non-gimmicked pads?
Message: Posted by: sbays (Nov 25, 2015 07:42PM)
Sure I would be in.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Nov 25, 2015 07:49PM)
Not sure I would need three... but maybe have a package that includes one too.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Nov 25, 2015 08:00PM)
I would be interested for sure

Also, just to add my two cents to the discussion.
I would sum up the Svenpads as simplicity perfected. They do what you need them to do when you need it done.
Simple as that.

I will be buying another set.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 25, 2015 09:17PM)
[quote]On Nov 25, 2015, ahofer wrote:
I have not been on the Café for a while, but had to come back here for this thread. Some of the negativity I'm seeing reminds me why I don't visit quite so often any more, opting for FB groups instead...

First off, after having seen saysold1's posts many times in past years, I'm happy that NOW I know who you are! (Hi, Brett!).

I met Brett last month in Las Vegas, and when he handed me his SvenPad, I instantly knew I was holding something very special in my hands. I'm not only very crafty with razor blades, paper, cutting mats and glue, I also worked in the printing and publishing industries doing paste-up the old fashioned way and am very well acquainted with paper handling and construction of gimmicks.

I've seen certain posters in this thread repeatedly comment that they don't understand why you'd buy these pads since you can "make them yourself." Well, unless you've examined these closely, you will not realize that there's NO WAY you'll make these yourself by hand. Nothing you can construct with handmade craft will be anything like the quality in these pads; it will be a crude imitation at best. If you can equal these pads with a hand made version, you have my sincere respect, but I truly doubt it.

If you KNOW how they work, and hold one in your hand, and squint your eyes and look for the special feature, you will NOT see anything. Maybe with a magnifying glass, but the telltale attributes you'd expect to find in this device are NOT visible to the naked eye.

Now, maybe it's not necessary to have such perfection in this device. Surely most laypeople won't discover anything even if you play arts and crafts and make your own. But these pads do not in any way look hand made, they look exactly as if they came from OfficeMax (and bear a label to give that impression). If you want to work on the cheap, by all means, make your own. If you want perfection, consider this investment. As others have said, the testimonials by mentalists the likes of Bob Cassidy, Luca Volpe and Craig Filecetti are sincere and well deserved. And I am looking forward to incorporating them into my performance immediately.

BTW, thanks for the pen recommendations.

Andy Hofer
Ossining, NY [/quote]

Thanks Andy!

:-)
Message: Posted by: Anand Khalsa (Nov 25, 2015 10:52PM)
I would definitely be interested in some normal matching pads! :)
Message: Posted by: Jared (Nov 26, 2015 09:44AM)
Yes, to the non-gimmicked pads but I'd sell them as a package of two to match the rest of your offering.
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Nov 26, 2015 04:08PM)
Whoever has the pleasure of knowing Brett (like me doing for lots of years) is aware of the enthusiasm and dedication he puts into everything he's concerned with.
These pads are the epitome of said trait - pure, simple and meticulously produced! I applaud you for making these.
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 26, 2015 07:14PM)
Brett,
You were going to start a thread in the inner thoughts section . I think it's a great idea since this thread seems to be focusing on the pad and people asking if they should make it or not. I am extremely handy and have the time to make it, yet I decided to order it. Mostly for the perfection of laser cutting and the quality of the paper.
It's time to move on and share ideas. For me, I will be using it in my trade show gigs. So I will list the company products on one pad and execs names on the other. And I will be ordering more for other companies I work for.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Nov 26, 2015 07:49PM)
[quote]On Nov 26, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett,
You were going to start a thread in the inner thoughts section . I think it's a great idea since this thread seems to be focusing on the pad and people asking if they should make it or not. I am extremely handy and have the time to make it, yet I decided to order it. Mostly for the perfection of laser cutting and the quality of the paper.
It's time to move on and share ideas. For me, I will be using it in my trade show gigs. So I will list the company products on one pad and execs names on the other. And I will be ordering more for other companies I work for. [/quote]


Great idea for trade how use!

-Eli
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 26, 2015 11:13PM)
[quote]On Nov 26, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett,
You were going to start a thread in the inner thoughts section . I think it's a great idea since this thread seems to be focusing on the pad and people asking if they should make it or not. I am extremely handy and have the time to make it, yet I decided to order it. Mostly for the perfection of laser cutting and the quality of the paper.
It's time to move on and share ideas. For me, I will be using it in my trade show gigs. So I will list the company products on one pad and execs names on the other. And I will be ordering more for other companies I work for. [/quote]

That's an awesome idea!!!! Yes lets start an Inner Thoughts thread - I've just been cooking all day and taking orders lol.

I do trade shows too. Wow - very cool thinking.

Imagine having a stack of SvenPads at the ready before the show with a company feature or highlight as your for*e. The other pages could have numerous other features of the product. You could flip through the non-F pages and still highlight many

You could have multiple SvenPads - each hitting the feature you want, the Non F pages duplicated.

After the show - toss the SvenPad - cost of business. Done.

You could so the same for a big corporate show or smaller event.

***Thank you for all the orders! I've received over 30 orders just today and all will be sent out first thing next week. Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and I am thankful for your business and your friendship.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 27, 2015 12:02PM)
Just a heads-up that I am now officially buried up to the roof of my house in SvenPad Supreme orders! Insane.

All of next week's new supply of SvenPads are now at least 90% sold in advance... I am working day (and late into the night with my wife Lise) to fulfill your orders.

OK I have now re-ordered again with my supplier and I should have an new large batch of units weekly until things simmer down.

Each individual SvenPad is hand-checked by me personally before it ships. I'm gratified that many pros all over the world are buying these 4-8 at a time in many cases.

After you order you will get an ETA from me the same day on shipping time and instantly receive the Bob Cassidy routine and instructions.

When the SvenPads are in hand they ship Priority mail within 24 hours to the USA and First Class overseas.

Thank you again for your support!
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Nov 27, 2015 12:13PM)
I can attest that these pads are the best I've ever seen. To those who claim they can make them themselves- OF COURSE you can. But you'd have a hard time achieving the perfection Brett's pads offer. And you certainly wouldn't have the benefit of the performance material that comes with them.

These have my highest recommendation.
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Nov 27, 2015 01:34PM)
I agree and don't understand why those would even make such a claim. Sure you could also create many of the other props, accessories and utility devices that are out there but who wants to go through the trial and error period and for likely half-**sed quality? No one ever said you couldn't but the vast majority of people do not want to take the time, effort and money to do so. Same for most boxes, envelopes and !@#$**g books as well. Sure you could also build your own car and heck even your own house too, but most don't or wouldn't care to, let alone do a quality job. Saysold1 is providing the community a service. If you don't like it, simply don't buy it. No need to attempt to devalue this product or the creator's efforts. For many his efforts are greatly appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Barnstormer (Nov 27, 2015 01:55PM)
[quote]

So I received a quote from my supplier and I will probably be able to offer a set of 3 ungimmicked pads to existing purchasers for $15.00 for the set.

Can those of you who own the SvenPad or have considered them - would you be interested if I offered a set of non-gimmicked pads? [/quote]

Please put me down for a $15/3 set. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 27, 2015 02:15PM)
Ungimmicked matching pads will be ordered by me from my supplier next week and hopefully ready in about 3 weeks. We are working hard to keep up with the regular SvenPads but the pricing for 3 ungimmicked matching pads should be close to what you said.

When they are ready I will send a blanket email to all purchasers (and let you know here) and will put the add-on option on the ordering site.

I won't be offering a combo option which includes the non-gimmicked - they will be reasonably priced but available separately.

Thanks Barnstormer for your order!

BRETT
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Nov 27, 2015 06:26PM)
My order will be forth coming.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Nov 28, 2015 11:48PM)
Yep, placed my order, finally a professionally made pad with a routine from Bob included. I'd pay the going price just for Cassidy's thoughts on using it, so the 2 pads are a bonus LOL!. Looking forward to arriving Down Under. I just hope the mail isn't too bad with Xmas coming up.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Nov 29, 2015 12:52AM)
Made my first pad up tonight.
Will be using it for the show next week.
Can't wait to perform with it.
Todd
Message: Posted by: TheBentos (Nov 29, 2015 04:26AM)
Just placed my order. Looking forward to receiving them.
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 29, 2015 04:38PM)
Why is it necessary to post that you just placed an order. I don't get that but I digress. I use this amazing device for trade show work as I've said in an earlier post but I've also been in search of the perfect effect for teenagers. I wanted an effect that gets them deeply involved and grabs their attention. This is one that will work for me. I've made up my pad to contain a list of the top video games. And on the force page I also added the lead character in the video game , to the force page. I would like to say thanks once again to Brett bringing this to the community.

Dave
Message: Posted by: Wardy (Nov 29, 2015 07:33PM)
I like that idea Baldini, do you mind if I use it? I'm putting together a presentation for school leavers for next year based on the idea that free will isn't as free as they think it is, hoping to get them to realise how easily they can be manipulated in the real world, away from the safety of parents and teachers. This would be a great way to get their interest along with some of the other mentalism effects I plan on using.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Nov 29, 2015 08:42PM)
I do a lot of shows for adult events.
Before or after there is usally a big spread
of food to eat.Being I am from the south.
I made one up called Favorite Southern Foods
My force word is fried chicken.I am going to try it out this weekend
at a senior citizen Christmas show.
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Nov 30, 2015 04:35PM)
Wardy, I would love it if you used it.

Thanks Dave
Message: Posted by: Wardy (Nov 30, 2015 05:28PM)
Cheers Dave, I really like that idea. I went and looked up the top games yesterday. Mine should arrive shortly but I wish I'd bought ten of them!
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Nov 30, 2015 05:54PM)
I ordered the Sven Pads because of the common look of the pads.
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Dec 1, 2015 11:03AM)
SvenPads get an A+ for me! Performed with them last night! Forgot how strong this utility device plays with a good performance and script! Happy I bought them. I could never make them look good at all. SvenPads look and feel great! Like I just picked them up at my local mentalist super store AKA staples. Happy to buy more!
Message: Posted by: Chad C. (Dec 1, 2015 11:09PM)
I ordered these last week and have both the normal and stage size. First, let me say that Brett is great to deal with - I sent him an email and before I could put my phone down he called it, we talked, and then Face-timed so I could see the pads side by side as well as discuss some routine ideas!

I used the normal size pads today in 4 shows for high school students and they worked perfectly - and, speaking with the teachers afterwards, there was no heat on the pads as they questioned me about the show - they thought it must have had something to do with another part of the routine/script - which is exactly how it was scripted to work! I look forward to using the stage size ones next week and I'll report back on those at that time - although they work exactly the same way.

I use a routine where I show a blank notepad and then the volunteers see something that is not actually there (at least in the minds of the audience who have just seen all the blank pages one by one). It was a great reaction!

I give these two thumbs up and they were a hit in my routine in my professional show today - can't ask for much more than that! What a great and well made utility device...so useful!

Thanks again Brett for offering these to the magic community!

Chad
Message: Posted by: nonprofitmagic (Dec 1, 2015 11:32PM)
This pad is so normal looking that the wife almost discarded it. That is a complimemt! Get this.

Kevin
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 2, 2015 08:04AM)
:-)

I am working insanely hard to fulfill your many orders being sent worldwide - and thank you Justin, Chad and Nonprofit for the kind words.

But the coolest part of selling the new SvenPad Supreme is that it's allowing me to get to know some of you guys (and gals) far better after so many years of seeing your posts and ideas on the Café.

***RIGHT NOW WE ARE 100% SOLD OUT OF POCKET SIZE SVENPADS.

I WILL HAVE NEW STOCK IN BY NEXT TUESDAY 12/8.

My vendor is working hard to keep up with demand. Also each pad is hand checked individually by me before mailing as some pads do not meet my standards. I'm juggling all of this in between a full schedule of holiday gigs (some days with 2 gigs a day)!

The demand for the SvenPad Supreme has FAR outstripped anything I expected, so I respectfully ask for your patience. It will be worth a little extra wait.

Orders will be fulfilled in the order received and anyone buying will receive an email with an ETA for sending out your set.

All orders placed prior to yesterday (Tuesday) have now been fulfilled and mailed!

For those who get your SvenPads - please check out the SvenPad Facebook group which now includes many cool ideas and routines.

BRETT
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Dec 2, 2015 04:43PM)
I just got a set of the larger ones, planning to use these for the larger show. I've been using the smaller ones and they are very effective. Thanks for the information on the pens and what works best. I think Bob's Scary Movie routine will be perfect for an upcoming high school show that I have.

Way to go Brett, these kill!

Best,
-Craig
Message: Posted by: rpierce (Dec 3, 2015 03:39PM)
Just received my set of the larger pads for my stage show - FLAWLESS WORKMANSHIP - You would have to really work at it to screw this effect up - With your tool not a concern, all your efforts can go into your presentation - We have only scratched the surface of what we can do with this - Can't wait to hear all the great ideas that come from this invisible little gem

Thank You
Message: Posted by: TomConsole (Dec 3, 2015 06:49PM)
I received my pads. Thanks for the great service Brett! I must say, anyone interested in a routine where an item like this would be helpful should not think twice. The pads are as innocent as can be, yet so professionally and neatly made that its amazing. No way would you want to make your own once you have these. A++ for quality and service!
Tom
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Dec 3, 2015 08:24PM)
Brett showed me one of these at MindVention, and I just received my order today. They are perfect. Frankly, even though I knew they were gimmicked and how, they are rendered so well as to not be detectable on relatively close examination. Of course, they way they look, and with a competent approach, no one should have any suspicion that they are other than what they appear to be -- relatively inexpensive notepads from a well-known office supply store.

Congratulations, Brett, on assuring the quality of these pads while making them in the larger quantities that the demand for them requires.

John
Message: Posted by: RayLum (Dec 4, 2015 11:01PM)
Great job Brett love them! It's what I've been waiting for! Thank you for a great product!
Message: Posted by: Barnstormer (Dec 5, 2015 02:22PM)
I am getting ready to fill out my pads.

Is anyone willing to share their chosen topics?

I have 2 pads, one is going to be the Haunted House.

.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 5, 2015 04:02PM)
1. Wine varietals or favorite wines

2. Foods

3. Bucket list Places

4. Cosmo magazines "50 most fun places to fool around" (yes I do use this at certain events - and it gets a fun reaction) - the ***e is "in a pool of Jello" - you get some fun hits out of that prior to the final reveal (colors, taste, motion, etc!). Not for the typical corporate crowd - but sill fun with the right group.

5. Celebrities (similar to what Oz did)

Really the ideas are unlimited as they can be customized for the group.

There are many other extremely clever ideas shared by Greg Arce - send me a PM if you need that link.

Enjoy.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 5, 2015 07:25PM)
I did my first pad with foods.
And performed it tonight for about 100 adults.
It was awesome and went great.
Todd
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 5, 2015 08:47PM)
Customizable to any venue. Young kids, teenagers, corporate trade shows, cruise ships, birthday parties,,library shows, retirement communities,even your local monthly IBM and SAM meeting.alll have specific likes, that you can easily come up withi a list of related items. Then the more common route. Movies and tv shows. For those who celebrate xmas, you have a huge list, famous people and the force person. You could ad a second kicker, what made them famous. City's , states. People running for office of the president. Cars. Foods. Famous magicians. Magic shops.........
Message: Posted by: Dr. Eamon (Dec 5, 2015 09:10PM)
The only downside is that these I just received my pads and I LOVE THEM!

PERFECT PAPER!
PERFECT CUTS!
INVISIBLE TO THE EYE!
100% WORKABLE PADS!
AND IMPOSSIBLE TO RECREATE AT HOME LIKE THIS!

I have created my own pads in the past and I know many others did but they were not perfect and also NOT EVEN CLOSE to these. After reading TWU (I love Paul's routine!) I created 3 different pads from different material and different sizes. I have messed up a few and had to start over and over again but I never felt confident with the end result. The moment I had Brett's SvenPads in my hand I knew this was a winner!

They are PERFECT!!!

People may think I'm based because Brett is a good friend but I can honestly say that thesepads are perfect. Perfect in size, perfect in thickness and perfect to handle and I can see and feel they will last for many many years!

When I look at my old pads now I have to laugh. With Brett's SvenPads I have no worries to force everything I want with 100% guarantee in a very very clean and devilish way.


SvenPads? I would call them KILLER PADS because with the right presentation you can kill with them. The demo video is just a very simple example, you can do so much more with these pads.

The only downside is that these killer pads get known and used by more and more mentalists while before they were a secret weapon of just a few of us... but if that’s the price we have to pay for perfection... it's OK!


* The SvenPads are amazing and possibilities are REALLY only limited by your imagination! *


- - > I'm very thankful that Brett invested his time and money to develop this super valuable tool to perfection!!!

- - > Every serious mentalist should AT LEAST buy one set of SvenPads! You will not regret you did...

Thanks Brett!

Cheers,
John
:applause:
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Dec 6, 2015 01:04AM)
Just received these pads today ... very nice. Highly Recommended!!!
Nice job Brett!!!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 6, 2015 08:29AM)
[quote]On Dec 5, 2015, Barnstormer wrote:
I am getting ready to fill out my pads.

Is anyone willing to share their chosen topics?

I have 2 pads, one is going to be the Haunted House.

. [/quote]

A great discussion happening down below - crazy stuff.
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Dec 6, 2015 10:24AM)
Received mine this weekend (discovering them when I came back home last night as I was on the road...), thanks Brett! As great as I remembered them when I had them in my hands during mindvention! :) Jan
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 6, 2015 05:14PM)
Brett . I would like to see a shirt pocket size 3 x 5 .
Any thoughts on it.

Dave
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 6, 2015 09:43PM)
[quote]On Dec 6, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett . I would like to see a shirt pocket size 3 x 5 .
Any thoughts on it.

Dave [/quote]

I'm listening :-)

The next production in progress now will be non- gimmicked matching pocket size SvenPads for existing customers.
Message: Posted by: Wardy (Dec 7, 2015 01:37AM)
I just received these and immediately dig 'em! I've come up with way too many ideas while waiting for them to arrive. You can bet I'll be ordering more in the new year.

Top job, Brett!!
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Dec 9, 2015 05:49AM)
LOVE this. Brett nailed it!

My first pad I have customized with "Dead Rock Stars". Many can be found at http://www.av1611.org/rockdead.html

I like to have the guest imagine themselves at a concert - the sights, the sounds (of course), the smells (we do have our american freedoms in some states :))

Then, you can get several hits - for example if you picked Jerry Garcia you could have the guest imagine the whole scene - the smell of that disgusting Patchouli oil, Tie Dyes, that weird "doggie paddle" hippie dance deadheads do, the smell of burning....ummm...herbs, vendors selling everything from grilled cheese to friendship bracelets in the parking lot. The poor souls "looking for a miracle" (ticket) in the lot, all the stuff that goes with the concert experience.

I will be testing this at private parties this holiday season - bet it kills!!! Will report back after some performances under fire.
Message: Posted by: ed wood (Dec 9, 2015 06:18AM)
I can't decide what size to buy. Yeah, I know, buy both!
What size are people finding preferable for small stage and parlour shows?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 9, 2015 08:26AM)
By far the SvenPad pocket size are most popular - maybe by 5 to 1.

The pocket size are big enough to use on stage - I used that size at a casino holiday show last night and they were great.
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Dec 9, 2015 09:41AM)
[quote]On Dec 9, 2015, ~Cicero wrote:
LOVE this. Brett nailed it!

My first pad I have customized with "Dead Rock Stars". Many can be found at http://www.av1611.org/rockdead.html

I like to have the guest imagine themselves at a concert - the sights, the sounds (of course), the smells (we do have our american freedoms in some states :))

Then, you can get several hits - for example if you picked Jerry Garcia you could have the guest imagine the whole scene - the smell of that disgusting Patchouli oil, Tie Dyes, that weird "doggie paddle" hippie dance deadheads do, the smell of burning....ummm...herbs, vendors selling everything from grilled cheese to friendship bracelets in the parking lot. The poor souls "looking for a miracle" (ticket) in the lot, all the stuff that goes with the concert experience.

I will be testing this at private parties this holiday season - bet it kills!!! Will report back after some performances under fire. [/quote]

Love the dead rock star idea!!

Robert
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Dec 9, 2015 10:49AM)
Made up the first of my pads last night. I did learn a valuable lesson though, don't use a pen that smears haha. Needless to say the pad isn't exactly usable at the moment and I will be placing an order for a replacement soon. Not the pads fault at all, my own. O well, you live learn :P

-Eli
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 9, 2015 12:19PM)
Eli -

I just sent you a PM message.

As far as ink and pens from the beginning I have been recommending that all SvenPad users do NOT use Sharpie or typical oil based ink markers - they will show through and they will smear (or as they say on the East coast - shmear).

The best pens to use are the newer GEL BASED INK PENS - medium or thick point - similar to the Pentel "EnerGel" or Pilot G2 pens. Amazon, Walmart, Staples etc all carry these. They are best as the ink is nearly instant drying and they do not show through the pages.
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Dec 9, 2015 12:24PM)
[quote]On Dec 9, 2015, ed wood wrote:
I can't decide what size to buy. Yeah, I know, buy both!
What size are people finding preferable for small stage and parlour shows? [/quote]


My old lady tells me "size doesn't matter"....then again, I pay the bills and take out the garbage, so she may have ulterior motives. Laff.
Message: Posted by: TheBentos (Dec 9, 2015 02:23PM)
For those in the UK, I've just made a pad up using a 'uni-ball eye'
I regularly use these pens for everyday writing, and they have worked perfectly in my first Sven Pad. They're actually available in most supermarkets in a 3-pack, but here's a link on amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00842INKA?keywords=uni%20ball%20eye&qid=1449690962&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
Message: Posted by: ~Cicero (Dec 10, 2015 08:20AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, Sven Rygh wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:


Oh, I'm sure Brett isn't doing this for free,lol. I don't think anyone would sell something if they weren't making a profit.

As I said, anyone can make these for much much cheaper and it will work. [/quote]

I won't even think of asking what your intention with all your posts on this thread is (actually I don't care), but you have of course the right to come foreward with your opinions.

Now, would you please step back, you have made your point. [/quote]


Sorry Sven. But this is a growing problem in the industry in such that re-worked ideas being sold and hyped as "the must have" or in this case ,"a game changer'. Sorry, but this is not a game changer in mentalism. [/quote]

Really brother?! I think these are cool. More flies with honey and all that....
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 10, 2015 09:46AM)
That was a really really old comment from 3 weeks ago - I respect all opinions.

The long list of over 250 satisfied buyers - and numerous well known pros worldwide - proves that many realize the power of this new tool :-)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 12, 2015 05:21PM)
A nice discovery I would like to share - thanks to the talented Oz P:

With the SvenPads you may safely have your spectator open the pad (even accidentally) from the SIDE rather than the front.

No problem. The precision nature of the pages makes your F no problem.

With home made DIY - this is not always the case.

Didn't think to try this until he suggested it!
Message: Posted by: Chad C. (Dec 12, 2015 09:38PM)
Just a few quick pics someone took during one of my programs with the regular size pads - used a hypnosis themed routine as you may surmise from the photo. Love these!

[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R8S70DDn1gw/Vmzm7jRKOmI/AAAAAAAAKoM/-SATMMx4IDc/s1600/DSC09080.JPG[/img]

[img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CVbf13rLolw/Vmzr-C6NGmI/AAAAAAAAKoc/YvZ67i2XgwQ/s1600/DSC09191.JPG[/img]
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Dec 12, 2015 11:34PM)
Hi Guys!


I've had more time with this now, and I just used it at another special event. However, just for fun I gave Cassidey's routine a try this time. It's great! Huge reactions! These pads are awesome, so I just thought I'd reiterate what I said before, that is basically, that you can't go wrong with these!


Yes, I could make my own, but this saves me some time in my crazy busy schedule! Thanks again Brett for making these available!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 13, 2015 11:52AM)
[quote]On Dec 12, 2015, Chad C. wrote:
Just a few quick pics someone took during one of my programs with the regular size pads - used a hypnosis themed routine as you may surmise from the photo. Love these!

[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R8S70DDn1gw/Vmzm7jRKOmI/AAAAAAAAKoM/-SATMMx4IDc/s1600/DSC09080.JPG[/img]

[img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CVbf13rLolw/Vmzr-C6NGmI/AAAAAAAAKoc/YvZ67i2XgwQ/s1600/DSC09191.JPG[/img] [/quote]

Thank you Chad! What a blast.
Message: Posted by: Magikbob (Dec 15, 2015 05:16PM)
I just made up my first Sven Pad and it works like a dream. Brett's customer service was also remarkable and he will get my vote for The Thurston this year.

Great product,great service..what more can you ask for?

Thanks Brett !
Bob
Message: Posted by: Dr. Eamon (Dec 18, 2015 08:35PM)
Can't wait to get my hands on some ungimmicked Svenpads so I can switch the used pad on the offbeat and just let the pad behind hoping for some smartguy to have a look... Whoehahahahahaha :bg: :bg: :bg:
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 18, 2015 08:53PM)
To Bob and others, if you don't mind sharing. What context. Did you use . I used contemporary video games geared towards teens.
And for my tradeshow work I used product related to the companies I am representing .

Dave
Message: Posted by: John C (Dec 18, 2015 08:55PM)
[quote]On Dec 10, 2015, ~Cicero wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, Sven Rygh wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:


Oh, I'm sure Brett isn't doing this for free,lol. I don't think anyone would sell something if they weren't making a profit.

As I said, anyone can make these for much much cheaper and it will work. [/quote]

I won't even think of asking what your intention with all your posts on this thread is (actually I don't care), but you have of course the right to come foreward with your opinions.

Now, would you please step back, you have made your point. [/quote]


Sorry Sven. But this is a growing problem in the industry in such that re-worked ideas being sold and hyped as "the must have" or in this case ,"a game changer'. Sorry, but this is not a game changer in mentalism. [/quote]

Really brother?! I think these are cool. More flies with honey and all that.... [/quote]


RNK is correct, only if he thinks he's correct, just like every other opinion in the world - opinions are in the mind of the holder. You can't force your opinion on others, it's up to them to decide for themselves. You can only lay it out there for everyone to see (opinions that is)

It's only a game changer if the folks that pick one up believe it is and I can see that many on the Café and elsewhere think it is (the sven pad that is).

I never thought about having one of these.... Until they were available. Now I have some ideas.

You have to admit RNK (if you own one) they are quite nice. Almost perfect. Brett obviously spent some time in the evolution phase.

Game changer or not... The product is excellent!

J
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Dec 18, 2015 09:53PM)
The pads are incredible! I love mine. I'm anxious to
Get a few more next week!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 19, 2015 11:43AM)
Thank you again for the compliments guys and I am thrilled that you are thrilled.

I also wanted to give an update on international orders.

International orders are typically sent out the same or the next day following your order using USPS First Class Mail. Right now with the holiday crush - it seems international mail (especially to Australia) is taking close to 18-20 days for arrival in some cases. Orders to Western Europe seem to be much faster - more like 10-12 days.

If anyone has not yet received their order in a reasonable time, please send me an email and I will provide you with the latest tracking info.

For anyone that does not receive their order after allowing enough time, I will send out a new replacement at my own expense + upgrade the shipping at my own expense.

USA orders are sent Priority mail and in most cases that is taking 4-5 days (not even close to the 2 days promised).

It's the holidays my friends but the good news is that over 99% of SvenPad orders are getting to their destinations.

I pride my self on excellent service and a quick response - feel free to always email me if anyone has questions.

I currently have plenty of stock on hand to fulfill orders. Thank you again!
Message: Posted by: bunkyhenry (Dec 19, 2015 12:58PM)
[quote]On Nov 29, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Why is it necessary to post that you just placed an order. I don't get that but I digress. I use this amazing device for trade show work as I've said in an earlier post but I've also been in search of the perfect effect for teenagers. I wanted an effect that gets them deeply involved and grabs their attention. This is one that will work for me. I've made up my pad to contain a list of the top video games. And on the force page I also added the lead character in the video game , to the force page. I would like to say thanks once again to Brett bringing this to the community.

Dave [/quote]
Dave...
I am seriously considering buying this! Thought you would like to know. I will keep you updated.
Message: Posted by: wanderwizard (Dec 22, 2015 02:19AM)
This looks just brilliant,I am just a hobbyist but they look so ordinary,I am gonna have a lot of fun with them.Will wit untill next week before ordering don't think its best time to order magic with the post so busy.
Message: Posted by: tgplano (Dec 22, 2015 06:36AM)
I had a problem with one of my pads. I let Brett know and he took care of it faster than a speeding bullet. Express mailed me a replacement. Not only is the product good the customer service is even better.

A best buy.

Ted
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 22, 2015 11:52AM)
[quote]On Dec 22, 2015, tgplano wrote:
I had a problem with one of my pads. I let Brett know and he took care of it faster than a speeding bullet. Express mailed me a replacement. Not only is the product good the customer service is even better.

A best buy.

Ted [/quote]

Thanks so much Ted! Can't wait to hear how you use your SvenPads...

My goal has been to at least TRY to achieve the same kind of responsive service offered by my good friend Craig Filicetti at ProMystic - a big bar to approach no doubt - but to me he's the standard that I hold myself to.

On another exciting note, I will be announcing the release of the pocket sized non-gimmicked SvenPads next week via email - which will initially be available exclusively only to past customers.

Many SvenPad buyers had asked for some matching pads which could easily be switched for the gimmicked SvenPads and these will do the job beautifully - at a very fair price!

The non-gimmicked pads will have one small difference - the bar code on the back cover will say "Staples Memo Pad" (as opposed to OfficeMax) so the performer will instantly know which is which.

Watch your emails on Monday - and happy holidays to all of you guys and THANK YOU for your friendship and business :-)
Message: Posted by: DynaMix (Dec 22, 2015 01:22PM)
I have to echo the above sentiments. Amazing customer service thus far, Brett personally helped me out when needed as well. Just a great all around experience!
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Dec 22, 2015 05:59PM)
Looks fantastic brett

can't wait to include this wonderful gem into my act:)

your fan and friend

rasmus

:xmastree: :) :) :)
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Dec 26, 2015 08:51AM)
Brett did an outstanding job on this.

I'm not quite sure how they made the pads so perfect, and I was in the printing business for 25 years.

They couldn't look more ordinary either - right down to the OfficeMax sticker on the back of the pad!

Robert
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Dec 26, 2015 11:01AM)
The are absolutely excellent and it just keeps getting better and better. The ungimmicked ones can only elevate the possibilities. Great quality, professional level craftsmanship, fantastic customer serve and then a creator that is listening to the insights and needs of his customers and continues to go the additional steps to evolve this even greater? This is how a professional operates and contributes to the community. So impressed, well done!
Message: Posted by: RedDevil (Dec 26, 2015 02:42PM)
Brett, got my pads. They look gorgeous. I just want to confirm that the G-2 Pilots work well on them? At any rate, would you please add me to FB page? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 26, 2015 05:50PM)
Any gel ink pen seems to work beautifully. I've tried the Pentel G2 and even cheaper ones - all super.

Just don't use Sharpie please!

The SvenPad Facebook page is loaded with ideas. I just recorded a nice impromptu today at Venice beach CA with a different idea - will post when I have time. If anyone needs the FB link send me a PM.
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 27, 2015 07:25PM)
Brett,
Your new concept in the video is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing . The ending of the routine came as a huge surprise and it was again amazing.

Dave
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Dec 28, 2015 10:51AM)
[quote]On Dec 27, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett,
Your new concept in the video is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing . The ending of the routine came as a huge surprise and it was again amazing.

Dave [/quote]


which video ?
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 28, 2015 11:48AM)
Brett
Could you post it here on the café.
As I am not a facebook member.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Dec 28, 2015 11:50AM)
[quote]On Dec 28, 2015, bowers wrote:
Brett
Could you post it here on the café.
As I am not a facebook member.
Todd [/quote]

Yes, please. Thanks!

Robert
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 28, 2015 02:04PM)
Anyone that wants the Facebook link should have gotten it in the initial email I send out with every order.

***Just send me a PM if any of you want the Facebook link :-)

The SvenPad Supreme group is not a private (closed) group - so to protect secrets I would rather send the link to anyone that buys the SvenPads or requests the link from me here.

__________________________________________________________

****Also the NEW non-gimmicked SvenPads are now finally available and on sale here at a VERY fair price for a pair: http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/

The shipping price for the new SvenPad non-gimmicked SvenPads are the same as other single order products in the past - so I would encourage anyone (especially for international customers) to combine any items with other Sven goodies that you might need (or a re-order) so the total shipping pricing makes sense :-)

Thanks again for all of your support!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 28, 2015 02:21PM)
[quote]On Dec 28, 2015, Jean-Luc.R. wrote:
[quote]On Dec 27, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett,
Your new concept in the video is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing . The ending of the routine came as a huge surprise and it was again amazing.

Dave [/quote]


which video ? [/quote]

Here you go - taken at Venice Beach this past weekend.

Still working on it so it is at a rough stage, but I like the idea of using blank pages.

Also I showed the female spectator the all blank pages at the END but the camera missed it... and I was using the new non-gimmicked SvenPad which I switched out in my back pocket:

[youtube]LFUFoTe1JMA[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Jmolomagic (Dec 28, 2015 02:29PM)
How many pads come in a single order of the SvenPads? Is it 2 or 4?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 28, 2015 05:34PM)
The SvenPads are sold in pairs of 2.

You can also order a quad set of 4 pocket size.

Once you order a set you become a member of the SvenClub which offers benefits to prior purchasers including the possibility of ordering a single SvenReplace pad and early announcements. Other benefits will be offered in the future.

Feel free to PM or email me with any questions. I've been buried to my ears with orders all day since morning and I'm typing this at the post office right now.

Hope that helps! All options for ordering show on the pull down menu including the new non-gimmicked SvenPads:

http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 28, 2015 06:34PM)
Brett. What quarter effect did you do for them before The Sven Pad effect, which I still feel was amazing .
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 28, 2015 06:42PM)
QB3.

My longtime love :-)


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a9sYEikp0ac
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 28, 2015 08:19PM)
[quote]On Dec 28, 2015, saysold1 wrote:

Here you go - taken at Venice Beach this past weekend.

Still working on it so it is at a rough stage, but I like the idea of using blank pages.

Also I showed the female spectator the all blank pages at the END but the camera missed it... and I was using the new non-gimmicked SvenPad which I switched out in my back pocket:

[youtube]LFUFoTe1JMA[/youtube] [/quote]

I loved that Brett.Very good way of using the Svenpad.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Dec 29, 2015 10:33AM)
WOW !

I am impressed by Brett five stars service.
I had an issue with shipping to Canada.

He solved the problem in 30 minutes ans shipped my pad the same day.

What else can I say !!!!!

Thank you so much .
Message: Posted by: mimo67 (Dec 29, 2015 11:09AM)
I had problems with delivery too and the pads finaly arrived to France to me today after 3 weeks travalling around the world !
Brett has always been behind me to follow up the delivery, he is up to my highest expectations and I urge you to buy those from him, you won't be let don't.
Bravo and thanks Brett !
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Dec 30, 2015 08:52PM)
I got mine today.
I like it!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 30, 2015 09:13PM)
International shipping first class - during the busy holidays - is rough.

Over 99% of the international orders are getting to their destinations but it's taking 3 weeks or more in some cases.

I guarantee delivery and if an order doesn't get there I will resend and upgrade the shipping at my expense.

Orders go out within 24 hours As long as I have inventory.

Thanks again and thrilled when you guys are thrilled!
Message: Posted by: 350zTT (Dec 30, 2015 09:27PM)
Had to order this after seeing all the positive comments...can't wait to receive mine!!!!
Message: Posted by: John C (Dec 30, 2015 09:28PM)
[quote]On Dec 28, 2015, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Dec 28, 2015, Jean-Luc.R. wrote:
[quote]On Dec 27, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett,
Your new concept in the video is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing . The ending of the routine came as a huge surprise and it was again amazing.

Dave [/quote]



which video ? [/quote]

Here you go - taken at Venice Beach this past weekend.

Still working on it so it is at a rough stage, but I like the idea of using blank pages.

Also I showed the female spectator the all blank pages at the END but the camera missed it... and I was using the new non-gimmicked SvenPad which I switched out in my back pocket:

[youtube]LFUFoTe1JMA[/youtube] [/quote]



O K.... That was pretty awesome. Great idea.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 31, 2015 10:11AM)
As you can see in the video (which was really the 1st time testing the concept) I am toying with the idea of making all the non-f pages blanks, while the f pages all have a repeated simple drawing + a word on them written in pencil.

I then label the pad on the outside cover "50 Popular Doodle Images."

I introduce the pad to a group and explain that there are 50 images on the pad - and ask one person to close their eyes as I show all the images to the rest of the group. I ask the group to not react as they see the images. I then openly flip the pages slowly showing all pages as blanks - letting the group in on the secret. Next I ask the participant to open their eyes and hold the pad in the left hand, opening with the right thumb as others turn away so they have privacy.

I then put the SvenPad away and do a drawing duplication first - holding when done over the head of the participant as they describe the image in their mind. Then I ask them if a word comes to mind - but not to say it out loud.

I then write the word holding it to my stomach and hiding it - then revealing what I wrote AFTER they say it out loud.

The spectator is amazed since I picked up twice on their thoughts - but the kicker is asking the surrounding audience to tell them the "secret" - that ALL the pages were in fact BLANKS.

As a prover I can then take out the gimmicked SvenPad and flip the pages to show all blanks - or switch (in a back or jacket breast pocket) with the brand new NON GIMMICKED POCKET SIZE SvenPads - and hand the pad out for inspection.

The non-gimmicked SvenPads are now available here: http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/


(I did this last night at a fancy restaurant dinner party and one spectator at the end screamed and ran to an outside veranda- screamed loudly again to the street below, then he walked back inside with eyes rolling)
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 31, 2015 10:52AM)
Curious why a pencil this time, rather than gel ink.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 31, 2015 11:26AM)
[quote]On Dec 31, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Curious why a pencil this time, rather than gel ink. [/quote]

To avoid any possible see-through.

The gel ink I recommend is perfect - but with all blank pages I wanted to make sure there was zero possibility of anything showing through in strong lighting. In my testing pencil works the best :-)
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Dec 31, 2015 11:54AM)
Britt.
That's a great tip thanks for sharing with us.

Dave
Message: Posted by: Kuroth (Dec 31, 2015 05:58PM)
Hi. Which pencils do you recommend?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 31, 2015 06:50PM)
Hi Kuroth -

I just used regular golf pencils since I have many on hand for shows.

VIDEO COMPETITION!

Hey enough of my videos - would love to see some of YOU SvenPad owners owners post YOUR performances & ideas!!!

How about ringing in the new year with a new year's Sven-Competition?

Anyone between now and January 31st who posts a video HERE of their Sven-Performance will be entered into a random drawing to win a DOZEN way cool SvenPad Supreme pads (4 Pocket Size SvenPads, 4 Stage Size SvenPads, and 4 non-gimmicked pads + 6 Pentel Gel Ink Pens) shipped FREE PRIORITY MAIL anywhere in the world!

Over $275 in Sven-Goodies for the lucky winner!

The only rules are that the video must be at least 60 seconds (or longer), and show off ANY routine using your SvenPad.

ONE random winner will be chosen by our beloved hero CRAIG FILICETTI (of the legendary ProMystic) on February 1st... based on all videos posted here at the Café.

The winner will be notified here on 2/1/16.

Look forward to seeing your creativity in action - and may the best Sven win!

Sven Rygh in Norway may have an unfair edge :-)
Message: Posted by: RedDevil (Dec 31, 2015 07:29PM)
These pads are really nice, Brett. It's great to know we have you as a resource out there for this, and being a non-handy human being, I am very glad I don't have to make any up from this point onward.
Message: Posted by: Kuroth (Dec 31, 2015 10:55PM)
These look pretty interesting.. Would they work ok?

http://www.amazon.com/Prismacolor-Premier-Colored-Woodcase-Assorted/dp/B00006IEET/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1451624058&sr=8-7&keywords=Prismacolor+Premier+Soft+Core+Colored+Pencil
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 31, 2015 11:38PM)
They should work fine.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 1, 2016 12:44AM)
Just thought of a simple idea... I'm sure it's probably been in someone's mind before: You use this at a wedding or for two in love, etc... in the style of Anniversary Waltz. So you have two pads that you say you collected things others have drawn. You've made a duplicate pad with the same stuff but put the images in different places from the first pad. You show both pads around to demonstrate all the various choices.

Now you bring up the couple and put them back to back. They are each to open their pads and then draw what they randomly saw. You know where this is going. In the end the couple has drawn the same thing.

Of course, if you want to make it a bit magicky, they end up drawing a heart or a rose or some other love symbol. I would stick with having them draw something not in the genre... just a regular drawing.

Anyway, just a quick thought.

Greg
Message: Posted by: Kuroth (Jan 1, 2016 08:58AM)
Nice Greg...
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 1, 2016 11:27AM)
A huge massive New Years hug for Greg Arce - who has generously shared countless ideas on routining and slaying any audience with your SvenPads!

I get many emails with ideas. One from Australia today said he was using his for an ideal solution to his signature mental epic effect.

Here is the Facebook group link - the group is not yet private although that could change. Tons of Sven Ideas here:

https://m.facebook.com/SvenPadSupreme/?ref=bookmarks
Message: Posted by: bowers (Jan 1, 2016 12:45PM)
I just love that idea Greg.
Great ideas just keep coming in.
Todd :thumbsup:
Message: Posted by: videoman (Jan 1, 2016 08:35PM)
[quote]On Dec 31, 2015, Greg Arce wrote:


Of course, if you want to make it a bit magicky, they end up drawing a heart or a rose or some other love symbol. I would stick with having them draw something not in the genre... just a regular drawing.



Greg [/quote]

Guess that's why I'll always be a magician and not a true mentalist. I'd probably go for the heart or rose. :)

Great idea though, thanks for sharing!
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Jan 3, 2016 10:26AM)
I must comment on the great service I've received.

It's a great product followed up with great service.

Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Jeremybax (Jan 3, 2016 10:41AM)
I don't know what is exactly the method of svenpack but I have an idea and the method behind it looks like the S******i D**k ... if it is here is my question.

I built myself a similar gimmick but I had a big problem... 50% of the time my spectator has a not so much light touch and pick the page I don't want ... is this risk very present with this pad ?
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Jan 3, 2016 10:46AM)
[quote]On Jan 3, 2016, Jeremybax wrote:
I don't know what is exactly the method of svenpack but I have an idea and the method behind it looks like the S******i D**k ... if it is here is my question.

I built myself a similar gimmick but I had a big problem... 50% of the time my spectator has a not so much light touch and pick the page I don't want ... is this risk very present with this pad ? [/quote]

I use the Sven pads a lot.. Not one time has this happened. Buy the pads!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 3, 2016 11:19AM)
[quote]On Jan 3, 2016, Jeremybax wrote:
I don't know what is exactly the method of svenpack but I have an idea and the method behind it looks like the S******i D**k ... if it is here is my question.

I built myself a similar gimmick but I had a big problem... 50% of the time my spectator has a not so much light touch and pick the page I don't want ... is this risk very present with this pad ? [/quote]

Thanks for asking Jeremy.

The SvenPads are precision made and extremely consistent in the L and S pages. Even when holding the SvenPad close to your face, it can be difficult to see the gimmick.

The true test of a well made pad (and one that *z Pear**an pointed out by phone to me some weeks ago) is testing whether you can allow the spectator to open the pad with their thumb from the SIDES and not just the back. If well made (as the SvenPads are) the pads can be safely opened by a spectator on the side - and they will still get the for*e.

That was something I didn't even try or know until he suggested it to me using my SvenPads :-)

If you go back to the beginning of this thread, we talked about the fact that many of us (myself included) had for years been making pads like this ourselves using a paper cutter, scissors and sometimes spending 60+ minutes to make one single pad up.

This is what SvenPad customer *z P**rlman USED to do for many years - it was time consuming and VERY inconsistent.

Nothing wrong with making your own (we've already had that debate ad nauseum lol).

The SvenPads with proper management allow what I would say would be a 99% HANDS-OFF success rate in for*ing if you MANAGE your spectator properly.

Someone on the FaceBook page asked a similar question - I am going to re-post it here along with my answer:

"Question for the group… One two occasions, when I ask a spectator to open to one page and peek, they have flipped through the pad. It seems like human nature makes them want to flip the pages. What is the best wording you guys use to be sure they do not do this?"

Answer: The best way is to show by doing first. *z does this well on AGT.

Watch how he manages Howard Stern to hold the pad like a bible and look quickly at one. Watch how he catches Heidi and controls the pad before flipping to demo the non fo**e pages. I always ask the spectator if they are right or left handed - and SHOW them (while hiding the F pages when opening)how I want them to take a peek and NOT flip through - simply to open with their THUMB and look at one thing.

In Bob Cassidy's included routine he also advises in detail on this exact question - if they flip through he tells them "that they will get too many images."

Just ask them to open it up.

Believe it or not I've not had a single person miss this in 6 months of use. It could happen but it's all about management. Hope that helps!
Message: Posted by: Lior (Jan 4, 2016 11:00AM)
I got it today and it's going into my act tomorrow morning.

It׳s very very good.
Lior
Message: Posted by: Darby (Jan 4, 2016 11:09AM)
Brett - in your recent video, were you using one of your non-gimmicked pads to do your drawing duplication and word reveal?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 5, 2016 01:05AM)
[quote]On Jan 4, 2016, Lior wrote:
I got it today and it's going into my act tomorrow morning.

It׳s very very good.
Lior [/quote]

Wow - thank you Lior that is a huge compliment coming from you sir. Enjoy your SvenPads.

Hope to see your lecture if you come to LA next time.

*And to answer Darby - yes I switched the pad(s) in my back pocket which was off camera.

Lastly, I am mailing out about 40 new orders tomorrow as I know some have been waiting about a week (as I sold out of pocket size again).

More new SvenPads received today though - all packed, stamped and parcels set to be mailed worldwide tomorrow.

If I may say so this newest batch is probably the best yet based on my testing - my manufacturer just keeps upping the quality.

I hand check each SvenPad prior to shipping - every single page is tested, no exceptions.
Message: Posted by: charliethecard (Jan 5, 2016 11:02AM)
Brett
Good evening from London. I have been on to yourwebsite and am getting an error 404 when I try to buy SvenPads. Any other way of getting you?
Charlie
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 5, 2016 12:29PM)
[quote]On Jan 5, 2016, charliethecard wrote:
Brett
Good evening from London. I have been on to yourwebsite and am getting an error 404 when I try to buy SvenPads. Any other way of getting you?
Charlie [/quote]

Charlie -

The SvenPad site is being worked today on to add a more robust PayPal shopping cart.

It should be completed (crossing fingers) by end of day and operational according to my web guy.

You or anyone is welcome to email me directly and I can provide a quote or PayPal invoice with shipping included.

With the more robust cart I will be able to add more items in the future along with a wider array of shipping options.

brett@phoenixmentalist.com
Message: Posted by: William Draven (Jan 5, 2016 12:36PM)
Okay I'm curious... I'm going to look into this. Expect a review to come shortly.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 5, 2016 06:26PM)
PayPal now working again for orders - plenty of inventory now back in stock :-)

Still working behind the scenes with my web guy on better PayPal shopping cart, which should be ready soon.

Until then we reverted back to the old code which is less snazzy but very dependable.

***William I look forward to your SvenCritique and your SvenPads mailed out today Priority mail to CA.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 5, 2016 06:52PM)
Another quick idea: Show a bunch of puzzle pieces. Each of them have a number on the back. You show a pad that has various numbers on the pages. You explain you put all the numbers that match up to the various puzzle pieces. Someone randomly opens the pad, looks at a number and finds the piece that matches the number. You now reveal a covered frame. Uncovering you find a completed puzzle... with one piece missing.

You guessed it.

Greg
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Jan 5, 2016 10:23PM)
I really enjoyed watching Oz. I think he did a great job with this, and obviously this is a high quality product. Congrats, Brett.

KJ
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 5, 2016 11:01PM)
[quote]On Jan 5, 2016, 1KJ wrote:
I really enjoyed watching Oz. I think he did a great job with this, and obviously this is a high quality product. Congrats, Brett.

KJ [/quote]

Thank you 1KJ!! You made my day.

Just to make it clear again - on the show Oz used his own home brew that he has made for years.

But now he is a SvenPad customer and when I've spoken with him he says he love's the perfect consistency + saving him 60-90 min work per pad.

I would really encourage any of you to pick up his Oz's fantastic 21st Century Phantom DVD - highest recommendation.

Let me share the perfect recipe for a killer routine:

1. Oz's 21st Century Phantom DVD http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1679

2. The SvenPad Supreme http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/

3. Pre-made 21st Century cut outs by Prop Dog http://www.propdog.co.uk/recent-additions/21st-cutouts

With these three items you will have a reputation maker.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 5, 2016 11:05PM)
[quote]On Jan 5, 2016, Greg Arce wrote:
Another quick idea: Show a bunch of puzzle pieces. Each of them have a number on the back. You show a pad that has various numbers on the pages. You explain you put all the numbers that match up to the various puzzle pieces. Someone randomly opens the pad, looks at a number and finds the piece that matches the number. You now reveal a covered frame. Uncovering you find a completed puzzle... with one piece missing.

You guessed it.

Greg [/quote]

Great idea - I own the Mona Lisa puzzle and SvenPad would be a great way to fairly for*e one of the pieces - which as you say could be numbered on the back of each.

Thanks again and again Greg :-)

The SvenPad Facebook page is loaded with many of Greg's devious & clever ideas.
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Jan 6, 2016 12:54PM)
Https://youtu.be/1Dp2bZqYbOc

This is a Sven Pad idea for anyone to use. Enjoy.
Message: Posted by: DynaMix (Jan 6, 2016 01:00PM)
Another fun idea.

A "get to know you" pad.

You explain during your walkaround set that the easiest way to break the ice is to just quiz people on their favorite things. You flip through the pad and it says "your favorite country, your birth city, your favorite comic book character" etc.

They randomly flip to a "free" choice and you nail it with your favorite PA. My pick would be "your astrological sign."

As you start your anagram of course you are just calling out random letters - you have no idea what they represent or why they are popping into your head...
Message: Posted by: Lar (Jan 7, 2016 03:57PM)
I got some Svenpads for Christmas - very well made, multitude of uses.

BTW has anyone seen the "Sven" song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqo6qru02ko

Cheers,
Lar.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 7, 2016 04:15PM)
Hey, I know this is a bit magicky, but you can get stick on tattoos. So you have a pad full of various tattoos. They pick one and you show it's what you have on your arm.

Greg
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Jan 7, 2016 04:25PM)
You can use this with Autographs... famous people that you encounter and ask them to sign. Put their name in Printing Letters with a date near so people can decode the signatures. Date can be used to :bg:

Output:
a) can you see this person entering this place and everyone looking to... let's see who is he or she... "Hello X!"
b) preshow * imagine this person giving you an autograph, can you see it vividly?
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jan 11, 2016 12:47AM)
[b]My Thoughts on Brett Barry's - 'The SvenPad'[/b]

We all know that Brett (nick at the Café - Sayaold1) enjoys a great reputation on the Café. Me and Brett are good friends. I received the SvenPad for my evaluation and testing.

A lot has already been said about this amazing utility device. Hence I will keep my thoughts/opinion brief and simple.

As we already know that similar concept has been around for a long time, but these Pads are unique and one of the best that I have come across. The quality and simplicity of SvenPad speak for them self. I must say it's a very well made and manufactured pad. One shall not fail to notice that its - 'precision at its BEST'. The sheets of paper are cut to the best possible tolerance and precision, which IMHO is quite difficult to make them as a DIY project. These are highly professional quality Pads meant for the Professionals as well as the semi-professionals.

Don't believe what I say :question: OK, get the innocent looking 'SvenPad' and see it for yourself.

I assure you, you will be happy that you did - sooner or later. ;)

Thank you.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 11, 2016 04:48PM)
W O W -

I'm honored and speechless. Enjoy your SvenPads :-)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 11, 2016 04:51PM)
[quote]On Jan 7, 2016, Lseeyou wrote:
You can use this with Autographs... famous people that you encounter and ask them to sign. Put their name in Printing Letters with a date near so people can decode the signatures. Date can be used to :bg:

Output:
a) can you see this person entering this place and everyone looking to... let's see who is he or she... "Hello X!"
b) preshow * imagine this person giving you an autograph, can you see it vividly? [/quote]

Great ideas from all of you guys.

Still waiting to see a little video from you guys.

***Remember end of month I am going to have Craig from ProMystic do an on video random drawing from ALL those that post a video of their SvenPad performance - winner will get over $300 worth of Sven goodies!
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jan 12, 2016 10:49PM)
[quote]On Jan 5, 2016, Greg Arce wrote:

Another quick idea: Show a bunch of puzzle pieces. Each of them have a number on the back. You show a pad that has various numbers on the pages. You explain you put all the numbers that match up to the various puzzle pieces. Someone randomly opens the pad, looks at a number and finds the piece that matches the number. You now reveal a covered frame. Uncovering you find a completed puzzle... with one piece missing.

You guessed it.

Greg [/quote]

Great thinking! Thank you Greg.

I see a lot of people coming up with some great ideas on the various use of the [b]'SvenPad'[/b]. Thus one can clearly see how useful and versatile the SvenPad is. Ones own IMAGINATION will be the only limiting factor for this very well manufactured pad.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jan 12, 2016 10:50PM)
[quote]On Jan 5, 2016, Greg Arce wrote:

Another quick idea: Show a bunch of puzzle pieces. Each of them have a number on the back. You show a pad that has various numbers on the pages. You explain you put all the numbers that match up to the various puzzle pieces. Someone randomly opens the pad, looks at a number and finds the piece that matches the number. You now reveal a covered frame. Uncovering you find a completed puzzle... with one piece missing.

You guessed it.

Greg [/quote]

Great thinking! Thank you Greg.

I see a lot of people coming up with some great ideas on the various use of the [b]'SvenPad'[/b]. Thus one can clearly see how useful and versatile the SvenPad is. Ones own IMAGINATION will be the only limiting factor for this very well manufactured pad.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: William Draven (Jan 13, 2016 03:21AM)
Title: The SvenPad
Author: Brett Barry
Link: http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/
Retail Price: $49.95 (and it goes up from there depending on your package selection)
Effect Difficulty: Easy
Notes: Some Customization Will Be Required


Includes:
• Gimmicked SvenPad
• Instructions


Every now and again you see an item light up a magic forum and between the item description and the names that are talking about it in said forum you start to get curious. You start poking around at the idea of what your magic would be like if you too owned this product and before you know it your wallet is open, credit card in hand, and screaming “take my money!” at the computer as you wait like a spoiled child on Christmas morning for your package to come so you can rip into it and finally satisfy your curiosity. Was the purchase a good one? Will this be something you will actually use? Finally the day comes when your package arrives. Are the secrets worth the price of admission? All these questions abuzz in your head as you open the priority mail envelope and take your first couple looks at your new prize. For me that experience accurately describes this new thing everyone’s talking about: The SvenPad. And I can tell you now, I’m one very happy customer.

The SvenPad is an evil little forcing device. Evil I tell you. So evil that the operations will fly by your spectators as well as most magicians. So evil that the method operandi is so old, so well known, that it is befuddling to me why no one has thought to apply it to the operation of a mentalism notepad device. Needless to say I like it. So what’s in the box? I picked up three pads. One is non gaff so I can hand it out for inspection if I want, and the other two gimmicked pads are of different sizes. One I plan to use for stage and parlor, and the other smaller one I plan to use for close up. I'm very well pleased with their construction. These pads are sturdy and I expect they will last a very long time providing proper care is given to their handling. What can you force? Anything you want! The pads come blank. So you can write in your own force material totally customizing the pad to your own style and presentations. The pads look just like standard office note pads so they are very deceptive and disarming to the audience. The instructions include a routine in which a horror movie is forced, which I rather like since I do tend to favor darker material like that, but you could force words, symbols, letters, you could do a simi-confabulation routine using multiple pads, cards, etc. Minor soapbox time, but I feel like you can show a magician the most profound secrets of the universe and he'll somehow find a way to reveal a selected card with it. Please don't use your SvenPad for card forces. Don't be THAT guy. Sorry not sorry. Kaythankxbai. Moving on…

Performing with the SvenPad is as easy as finding a break in a page, lifting up and looking at what is staring you back in the face. It’s angle proof, and the gimmick is well constructed enough that someone would have to be seriously focused on finding a secret to discover it. The only risk of accidental discovery is in the spectator flipping thru the pad to a page of their choice. The instructions give solid working advice to avoid this problem. Use them. The pad is very practical method of forcing things and can be used in just about any environment or setting. Street, close up, table hopping, or stage. It can be used for drawing duplications, mind reading, thought transfers, or other revelations. Any effect that would benefit from you knowing or controlling the vital information from a spectator this utility gimmick will lend itself well to. The only limitations I can think of so far is your own imagination.

Thankfully the producers of this product didn’t feel the need to film a two hour demo video to over explain the gimmick either. You get a couple pages of printed instructions which explains the history of the gimmick, how to work the gimmick, how to set up and customize the gimmick, and a full routine to give you an idea what you can do with your SvenPad. The operation of the SvenPad is intuitively obvious anyways making this the ideal product to focus on storytelling and character development during your act.

The SvenPad has a couple different price options depending on what you are looking to purchase. They start at around $50 bucks and go up from there. I think the most expensive option is around $95 bucks for a set of four 4.25 x 5.5 pads. There are two sizes to choose from, the 4.25x5.5 size and a larger 8.5x5.5 for stage work. Brett also sells non gaffed pads too with a cleaver marking system so you know just by looking at them which one is the SvenPad and which one is the nongaff version. The price isn’t cheap, but then again I don’t get the impression that these are mass produced either. So it is a little expensive, but worth it I’d say.

Is there really anything not to like about this product? The SvenPad has a lot of selling points this is true but I think it suffers from one major flaw that will sadly have some magicians turning their noses up at this gimmick; the method. I’m afraid some people will not give it a fair chance after they figure out that it’s a Svengali principle. (Quell your exposure outrage please. The website outright tells you this, I’m not exposing anything.) I’m afraid some people will pan it for being too simple, too easy, and too closely associated with mental images of one of the most commercially sold gimmick decks out there. There loss. More for me. I’m fine with that! Fools. They have no clue what this thing can do.

Overall I love my SvenPad. The hardest thing I’ve encountered so far is what exactly I want to do with it presentation wise. Figuring out how to customize my SvenPad has been harder than learning how to use it. Honestly this is one of the most fun pieces of magic I’ve ordered in a long time. I’ve felt creatively inspired since getting my pads and that’s a pretty neat feeling. The pad has an instant reset. Though I don’t think you’ll want to use this effect more than once for the same audience without switching out the pads anyways. I highly recommend that you hurry over to the website, link above, and order yourself a SvenPad as soon as you can. Once word starts getting out on these things I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t become harder to find just because of them being out of stock and on backorder.


When I give my product scores below I am measuring them on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 Being absolute the worst score possible, and 10 being the absolute best, making a score of five average. The four points that I grade upon is Product Quality, Teaching Quality, Readability and Overall Quality.

Product Quality: 9
A bit pricy, but well worth every penny. A Fully customizable gimmick.

Teaching Quality: 10
The instructions teach the history, and the operations of the SvenPad very well.

Readability:10
Quick read, and very informative.

Over All Quality: 10
I don’t make claims that a certain product is a “game changer” but this one certainly is. Mentalists will need this, magicians will love this. You will love this. Quit procrastinating, order one today before the supply on these things run out.

Have a product you want reviewed? Want to see if it will stand up to the Draven Seal of Approval? Contact me directly at draven@williamdraven.com to find out how your product could be on the next Draven Reviews! Don't forget to like my blog where all my reviews are posted at www.williamdraven.wordpress.com.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 13, 2016 09:26AM)
[quote]On Jan 13, 2016, William Draven wrote:
Title: The SvenPad
Author: Brett Barry
Link: http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/
Retail Price: $49.95 (and it goes up from there depending on your package selection)
Effect Difficulty: Easy
Notes: Some Customization Will Be Required


Includes:
• Gimmicked SvenPad
• Instructions


Every now and again you see an item light up a magic forum and between the item description and the names that are talking about it in said forum you start to get curious. You start poking around at the idea of what your magic would be like if you too owned this product and before you know it your wallet is open, credit card in hand, and screaming “take my money!” at the computer as you wait like a spoiled child on Christmas morning for your package to come so you can rip into it and finally satisfy your curiosity. Was the purchase a good one? Will this be something you will actually use? Finally the day comes when your package arrives. Are the secrets worth the price of admission? All these questions abuzz in your head as you open the priority mail envelope and take your first couple looks at your new prize. For me that experience accurately describes this new thing everyone’s talking about: The SvenPad. And I can tell you now, I’m one very happy customer.

The SvenPad is an evil little forcing device. Evil I tell you. So evil that the operations will fly by your spectators as well as most magicians. So evil that the method operandi is so old, so well known, that it is befuddling to me why no one has thought to apply it to the operation of a mentalism notepad device. Needless to say I like it. So what’s in the box? I picked up three pads. One is non gaff so I can hand it out for inspection if I want, and the other two gimmicked pads are of different sizes. One I plan to use for stage and parlor, and the other smaller one I plan to use for close up. I'm very well pleased with their construction. These pads are sturdy and I expect they will last a very long time providing proper care is given to their handling. What can you force? Anything you want! The pads come blank. So you can write in your own force material totally customizing the pad to your own style and presentations. The pads look just like standard office note pads so they are very deceptive and disarming to the audience. The instructions include a routine in which a horror movie is forced, which I rather like since I do tend to favor darker material like that, but you could force words, symbols, letters, you could do a simi-confabulation routine using multiple pads, cards, etc. Minor soapbox time, but I feel like you can show a magician the most profound secrets of the universe and he'll somehow find a way to reveal a selected card with it. Please don't use your SvenPad for card forces. Don't be THAT guy. Sorry not sorry. Kaythankxbai. Moving on…

Performing with the SvenPad is as easy as finding a break in a page, lifting up and looking at what is staring you back in the face. It’s angle proof, and the gimmick is well constructed enough that someone would have to be seriously focused on finding a secret to discover it. The only risk of accidental discovery is in the spectator flipping thru the pad to a page of their choice. The instructions give solid working advice to avoid this problem. Use them. The pad is very practical method of forcing things and can be used in just about any environment or setting. Street, close up, table hopping, or stage. It can be used for drawing duplications, mind reading, thought transfers, or other revelations. Any effect that would benefit from you knowing or controlling the vital information from a spectator this utility gimmick will lend itself well to. The only limitations I can think of so far is your own imagination.

Thankfully the producers of this product didn’t feel the need to film a two hour demo video to over explain the gimmick either. You get a couple pages of printed instructions which explains the history of the gimmick, how to work the gimmick, how to set up and customize the gimmick, and a full routine to give you an idea what you can do with your SvenPad. The operation of the SvenPad is intuitively obvious anyways making this the ideal product to focus on storytelling and character development during your act.

The SvenPad has a couple different price options depending on what you are looking to purchase. They start at around $50 bucks and go up from there. I think the most expensive option is around $95 bucks for a set of four 4.25 x 5.5 pads. There are two sizes to choose from, the 4.25x5.5 size and a larger 8.5x5.5 for stage work. Brett also sells non gaffed pads too with a cleaver marking system so you know just by looking at them which one is the SvenPad and which one is the nongaff version. The price isn’t cheap, but then again I don’t get the impression that these are mass produced either. So it is a little expensive, but worth it I’d say.

Is there really anything not to like about this product? The SvenPad has a lot of selling points this is true but I think it suffers from one major flaw that will sadly have some magicians turning their noses up at this gimmick; the method. I’m afraid some people will not give it a fair chance after they figure out that it’s a Svengali principle. (Quell your exposure outrage please. The website outright tells you this, I’m not exposing anything.) I’m afraid some people will pan it for being too simple, too easy, and too closely associated with mental images of one of the most commercially sold gimmick decks out there. There loss. More for me. I’m fine with that! Fools. They have no clue what this thing can do.

Overall I love my SvenPad. The hardest thing I’ve encountered so far is what exactly I want to do with it presentation wise. Figuring out how to customize my SvenPad has been harder than learning how to use it. Honestly this is one of the most fun pieces of magic I’ve ordered in a long time. I’ve felt creatively inspired since getting my pads and that’s a pretty neat feeling. The pad has an instant reset. Though I don’t think you’ll want to use this effect more than once for the same audience without switching out the pads anyways. I highly recommend that you hurry over to the website, link above, and order yourself a SvenPad as soon as you can. Once word starts getting out on these things I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t become harder to find just because of them being out of stock and on backorder.


When I give my product scores below I am measuring them on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 Being absolute the worst score possible, and 10 being the absolute best, making a score of five average. The four points that I grade upon is Product Quality, Teaching Quality, Readability and Overall Quality.

Product Quality: 9
A bit pricy, but well worth every penny. A Fully customizable gimmick.

Teaching Quality: 10
The instructions teach the history, and the operations of the SvenPad very well.

Readability:10
Quick read, and very informative.

Over All Quality: 10
I don’t make claims that a certain product is a “game changer” but this one certainly is. Mentalists will need this, magicians will love this. You will love this. Quit procrastinating, order one today before the supply on these things run out.

Have a product you want reviewed? Want to see if it will stand up to the Draven Seal of Approval? Contact me directly at draven@williamdraven.com to find out how your product could be on the next Draven Reviews! Don't forget to like my blog where all my reviews are posted at www.williamdraven.wordpress.com. [/quote]

Holy mackerel (does anyone still use that term) that is quite the review William! Thank you and I agree that I think you will find the uses for the SvenPads really are endless.

It's cool that you mention you were "creatively inspired" as that is how I still feel with the SvenPads. Even as the creator I am still surprised at how they absolutely SLAY your spectators strolling or on stage.

I had a very nice strolling gig last night for one of the world's biggest software companies (in Scottsdale) and used the blank pages idea with a DD. One of the top managers (who was the participant) and the surrounding staff were so screamingly blown at the end... that they are now looking to bring me out to their next trade show.

And I can then use my SvenPads at the show for customized corporate messaging.

Yes the SvenPads pay for themselves.

Ustaad - I know you are always considered the smartest guy in this green room for a multitude of good reasons and I also know that if you felt that the SvenPads could be improved, were overpriced or disappointed... you would say so without a care. Thank you again for your kind words and helpful ideas :-)

Yesterday a well known TV performer (not Oz) suggested the idea of putting a repeating word or image on all the non-F pages... and then one different image/word on the F pages. This is a similar idea to implanting a thought with all apparently blank pages with a different twist.

Very nice.

A few announcements:

1) A well known boutique dealer will be carrying a VERY limited quantity of SvenPads in all flavors for the Blackpool Convention. Watch these pages for details!

2) I have plenty of Sven stock but supplies are now running lower (especially with stock being sent to Blackpool). If you want some pads I suggest you order soon. More are already on order but please keep in mind that these are truly a hand made product.

Yes they are made with machines - but the final assembly and gluing/binding is by hand - and then before shipping I personally apply the OfficeMax bar-code labels + hand-check every single SvenPad for 100% perfect operation. I 100% guarantee satisfaction.

3) I now only recommend GEL INK pens or pencil for writing on your SvenPads. I like these Pentel pens as they are a thicker 1.0 mm size

I just sourced a nice supply from Amazon at a great price here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00822DV54?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

4) The SvenPad order page is here: http://www.phoenixmentalist.com/the-svenpad/
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 13, 2016 11:43AM)
This shows what service and quality is all about when putting out a product. Congratulations!!! :applause: :applause:

Greg
Message: Posted by: William Draven (Jan 13, 2016 12:29PM)
Ack... freaking grammar and not being able to edit it.
Please note I acknowledge the improper use of the word there towards the end when I'm on a soapbox about the only drawback to the pads. I should have used the correct spelling their when I said "their loss".

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: roblane (Jan 13, 2016 12:35PM)
Superb service as everyone has said. Mine arrived in the UK in just 7 days and Brett kept me informed of their progress. They're as good as everyone who's handled one has said and I certainly wont be making any more myself!
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 13, 2016 09:58PM)
Just received my SvenPads and I must say I was blown away - great service and communication from Brett and a fantastic product. I can hardly wait to create my first pads and take them for a test drive. So many creative options to work with.

Ed
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 14, 2016 07:57PM)
Exciting news...

The made in the USA SvenPads will be available in VERY LIMITED quantities exclusively at Blackpool by one of the finest boutique Mentalism dealers in the universe.

I am now checking and packing them all now to send from from Phoenix AZ across the pond.

Announcement to come soon - stay tuned!
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 17, 2016 05:47PM)
Had an idea: Since the Liar/Truth teller effects seem to be in vogue now I thought of something. What if you have a few pads made up. You flip through them and they see that on each page there is one words either LIE or TRUTH. And they are randomly printed so sometimes a few pages will have LIE on them then another might have TRUTH. All the pads seem to be randomly printed with the words appearing in no particular order within the pads. Now some people are brought up and told to open their pads anywhere and become whatever page they've opened to.

Of course, each pad forces a specific action so now you know from the start who will lie and who won't. You might even do a kind of Musical Chairs with it by having them switch pads with each other at one point and open up to their instructions. You would then know who has the same instructions or who now has to switch roles.


Just a random thought.

Greg
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 17, 2016 10:39PM)
Your random thoughts are someone else's "hole in one" and "grand slam" hits!

One fun observation:

Having been around these parts for some time, I just noticed that...

In the 7 weeks the SvenPads were released, not one single solitary SvenPad (so far!) has appeared in the "Tricks For Sale Section."

As a creator - that warms my heart to no end :-)
Message: Posted by: E.E. (Jan 18, 2016 11:06AM)
I got a set of Svenpads in the mail a couple of days ago and I've been playing with them since then.
As a lover of the Svengali principle applied to mentalism this tool is really one of my favorites, and it's so well made that you can't even notice the you know what :)

Brett did an extremely well job with this things. Kudos, Brett!!

Also, Brett's custumer service is just superb; one of the best dealers you can find. I hope he keeps coming up with things like this.

Best,
Ever
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Jan 18, 2016 02:40PM)
E.E.
If you truly feel this way, you should vote for it as trick of the year.
Message: Posted by: E.E. (Jan 18, 2016 02:44PM)
[quote]On Jan 18, 2016, The Baldini wrote:
E.E.
If you truly feel this way, you should vote for it as trick of the year. [/quote]


Already did.
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Jan 19, 2016 09:32PM)
Finally had the Chance to Test this beautiful Device on my Girlfriend:) She had no Clue, how I predicted
the Word (and that means a lot). I use the Pad as a Forcing device for my Colormatch Routine.

That said, I have all different Object Names in the Pad and force them the Object I predicted with colormatch.

So this takes the Effect to a whole new level. I also predict with a different method the name of the Person, that will assist to the Miracle (Bag Force).

3 Predictions on one Sheet of Paper: Object - Colors - Name of Participant!

The Quality of the Pad is Superb and could not be made better!!! It's simple to use and looks exactly like a regular Pad should look Like.

Brett's Customer Service is awesome and shipping very fast.

I can highly recommend the Svenpad. I hope, that not many Magicians from Switzerland will buy it (i would like to keep it for me).

Thumbs up Brett and I hope, you stop selling them to other Magicians
:rotf:
Message: Posted by: Nicolino (Jan 20, 2016 03:53AM)
[quote]On Jan 19, 2016, rasmus wrote:
Finally had the Chance to Test this beautiful Device on my Girlfriend...[/quote]
This might be one of the most unusual 'devices' ever tested on girlfriends. :beatingheart:
Message: Posted by: chuds (Jan 20, 2016 03:20PM)
I'm definitely going to pick this little beauty up at Blackpool, will the dealer be Mr C F 😀
Message: Posted by: Jmolomagic (Jan 20, 2016 11:28PM)
I'm working on a routine involving the SvenPads and the Amazebox using MadLibs the game as the premise. It's sounds fun and sort of nostalgic for some of us.
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Jan 21, 2016 06:02AM)
Super excited to report that Brett has chosen Magicbox to be the exclusive stockists of the Sven pads for the UK Blackpool Magic Convention.

So, if you would like to see a demonstration of this in the flesh and want to pick one up in person please call over to the stand, or catch me in the bar and I will be happy to show you.

I should add that I just received my personal set today and these are beautifully constructed and these WILL be something that I will carry with me always. I can't reccomed them highly enough.

For those who cant wait, shoot Brett and order today, and you can thank me later ;)

Best Wishes Michael
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Jan 21, 2016 09:07AM)
Just echoing the thoughts of Mr Murray.

Received mine yesterday.
The Sven pad is a thing of such mundane simplicity...
..that it is as 'smooth in operation' and as 'non-stick in terms of suspicion'....
... as a teflon coated otter lying on silk sheets that have been soaked in sunflower oil.

Steve
Message: Posted by: chuds (Jan 21, 2016 09:21AM)
Great news that Magicbox will be the supplier Michael, I will see you in sunny Blackpool! Many thanks.

Ian.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 21, 2016 11:04AM)
[quote]On Jan 21, 2016, Stephen Young wrote:
Just echoing the thoughts of Mr Murray.

Received mine yesterday.
The Sven pad is a thing of such mundane simplicity...
..that it is as 'smooth in operation' and as 'non-stick in terms of suspicion'....
... as a teflon coated otter lying on silk sheets that have been soaked in sunflower oil.

Steve [/quote]

Stop it - I'm getting excited lol
Message: Posted by: craig filicetti (Jan 22, 2016 02:35PM)
I got to put mine to good use in a strolling gig last night. I used it to perform a force and a variation of Flex5. I keep a gaffed and ungaffed one in my left jacket pocket, it all fits quite It worked perfectly. I can do a switch with my eyes closed if I choose to. Also saw Brett use it to blow some teenagers away the other day!
Highly recommended.

Best,
Craig
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 22, 2016 08:25PM)
Q&A Time...

I received an email question tonight (and similar questions on the Facebook group) that I think would be helpful to others:

"Hi Brett. I have a question about these, probably a dumb one but here it goes. From reading in the Café it sounds as if you have to take a pen and write out on each page, regular and force, the information? Is there some other way...pictures glued to the pages or something? Mine would look like crap if this southpaw filled in the pages. Thanks."

Answer:

The power of the SvenPad is the fact that YOU create the pad and what is written in it. IMO the messier the writing - the better. Your SvenPads can be written on in any language with anything you want.

If I pre-printed the SvenPads with all the words or illustrations (which I have thought of as an offering), I honestly think it would greatly WEAKEN the innocence and boring/ordinary nature of the pads.

I mean - why would OfficeMax or Staples sell pre-printed memo pads with perfect writing and stunning illustrations?

They would not!

And frankly that would make them suspect as heck IMO.

So for those of you who have worried that your hand writing stinks, or that you will mess the pads up... consider putting your fears aside.

The fact that YOU make the pads and YOU write the words makes the SvenPads even more perfectly disarming.

I'm actually dyslexic (writing - also known as dysgraphia) and to me it adds - not subtracts - to the invisibility of the force.

BUT that being said, of course one CAN glue photos on the pages... or use a rubber stamp (as Jaizon did so nicely).

The SvenPads are a canvas for your creativity - but my feeling is simple is best.

I also offer all past purchasers a special one time "SvenReplace" option - if you should ever mess your SvenPad up, write on the wrong pages, or just need a spare... past customers can obtain one extra spare at a VERY special price. I check all past customers against our database to make sure only past clients get this offer and use it once as offered.

Anyway, if you have messy writing... embrace it and leave your OCD at the door :-)

Hope that helps.

Any past clients that need the SvenReplace link - send me a PM and I will supply it. All customers will be checked on the database and one SvenReplace per customer.

Thanks again for your support!
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Jan 22, 2016 09:25PM)
[quote]On Jan 22, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
Q&A Time...

I received an email question tonight (and similar questions on the Facebook group) that I think would be helpful to others:

"Hi Brett. I have a question about these, probably a dumb one but here it goes. From reading in the Café it sounds as if you have to take a pen and write out on each page, regular and force, the information? Is there some other way...pictures glued to the pages or something? Mine would look like crap if this southpaw filled in the pages. Thanks."

Answer:

The power of the SvenPad is the fact that YOU create the pad and what is written in it. IMO the messier the writing - the better. Your SvenPads can be written on in any language with anything you want.

If I pre-printed the SvenPads with all the words or illustrations (which I have thought of as an offering), I honestly think it would greatly WEAKEN the innocence and boring/ordinary nature of the pads.

I mean - why would OfficeMax or Staples sell pre-printed memo pads with perfect writing and stunning illustrations?

They would not!

And frankly that would make them suspect as heck IMO.

So for those of you who have worried that your hand writing stinks, or that you will mess the pads up... consider putting your fears aside.

The fact that YOU make the pads and YOU write the words makes the SvenPads even more perfectly disarming.

I'm actually dyslexic (writing - also known as dysgraphia) and to me it adds - not subtracts - to the invisibility of the force.

BUT that being said, of course one CAN glue photos on the pages... or use a rubber stamp (as Jaizon did so nicely).

The SvenPads are a canvas for your creativity - but my feeling is simple is best.

I also offer all past purchasers a special one time "SvenReplace" option - if you should ever mess your SvenPad up, write on the wrong pages, or just need a spare... past customers can obtain one extra spare at a VERY special price. I check all past customers against our database to make sure only past clients get this offer and use it once as offered.

Anyway, if you have messy writing... embrace it and leave your OCD at the door :-)

Hope that helps.

Any past clients that need the SvenReplace link - send me a PM and I will supply it. All customers will be checked on the database and one SvenReplace per customer.

Thanks again for your support! [/quote]

You could use Post-IT Notes to stick on every Page. Gives a nice ability to let them Kepp what ever you forced them. IMO it's better the write directly on the Pad, this is just an Option.

Give it a try
:bigsmile:
Message: Posted by: E.E. (Jan 23, 2016 10:05AM)
[quote]On Jan 22, 2016, rasmus wrote:

You could use Post-IT Notes to stick on every Page. Gives a nice ability to let them Kepp what ever you forced them. IMO it's better the write directly on the Pad, this is just an Option.

Give it a try
:bigsmile: [/quote]

And this way the pad is reusable for other f*rces... I like it! Maybe I'll give this a try.
Thanks for sharing :bg:
Message: Posted by: RedDevil (Jan 23, 2016 10:27AM)
While this is a very convenient solution, I also agree with you that it is best to write on the pad imho. Nobody would ever buy a cheap pad and then instead of writing in it, they put sticky notes in it. A cheap pad is cheap because it is made to scribble in, wear out, and throw away. I just think it would add WAY too much attention to what should be invisible in the context of the routine.

With that said, would this be a practical solution outside of its contextual barriers, yes.

[quote]On Jan 22, 2016, rasmus wrote:
[quote]On Jan 22, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
Q&A Time...

I received an email question tonight (and similar questions on the Facebook group) that I think would be helpful to others:

"Hi Brett. I have a question about these, probably a dumb one but here it goes. From reading in the Café it sounds as if you have to take a pen and write out on each page, regular and force, the information? Is there some other way...pictures glued to the pages or something? Mine would look like crap if this southpaw filled in the pages. Thanks."

Answer:

The power of the SvenPad is the fact that YOU create the pad and what is written in it. IMO the messier the writing - the better. Your SvenPads can be written on in any language with anything you want.

If I pre-printed the SvenPads with all the words or illustrations (which I have thought of as an offering), I honestly think it would greatly WEAKEN the innocence and boring/ordinary nature of the pads.

I mean - why would OfficeMax or Staples sell pre-printed memo pads with perfect writing and stunning illustrations?

They would not!

And frankly that would make them suspect as heck IMO.

So for those of you who have worried that your hand writing stinks, or that you will mess the pads up... consider putting your fears aside.

The fact that YOU make the pads and YOU write the words makes the SvenPads even more perfectly disarming.

I'm actually dyslexic (writing - also known as dysgraphia) and to me it adds - not subtracts - to the invisibility of the force.

BUT that being said, of course one CAN glue photos on the pages... or use a rubber stamp (as Jaizon did so nicely).

The SvenPads are a canvas for your creativity - but my feeling is simple is best.

I also offer all past purchasers a special one time "SvenReplace" option - if you should ever mess your SvenPad up, write on the wrong pages, or just need a spare... past customers can obtain one extra spare at a VERY special price. I check all past customers against our database to make sure only past clients get this offer and use it once as offered.

Anyway, if you have messy writing... embrace it and leave your OCD at the door :-)

Hope that helps.

Any past clients that need the SvenReplace link - send me a PM and I will supply it. All customers will be checked on the database and one SvenReplace per customer.

Thanks again for your support! [/quote]

You could use Post-IT Notes to stick on every Page. Gives a nice ability to let them Kepp what ever you forced them. IMO it's better the write directly on the Pad, this is just an Option.

Give it a try
:bigsmile: [/quote]
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 23, 2016 11:09AM)
The SvenPad Supreme is locked in a very friendly (but PHOTO FINISH) race for Jamie Grant's 2015 Trick Of The Year.

I want to thank those who have supported this product & project - not in my wildest dreams (seriously) did I ever think that the SvenPads would have a shot as the top contender for this yearly poll of the best of the best.

Voting will be ending in about a week.

If the SvenPad exceeded your expectations (and you haven't yet chimed in with your 3 favorites of 2015) I would respectfully ask for your consideration at the Tricks and Effects section.

Thank You :-)
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Jan 23, 2016 01:05PM)
Another idea is to ask different friends and family members each to write a word/drawing etc on a page. In this instance the variations in the handwriting and the fact that they are written by different people could be used within the context of the routine. Heck use different colour pens/pencils etc and the colours could even be used as part of the routine too.

This way, if you are concirned about the writing, it wont be yours anyway ;)

Best Wishes Michael
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Jan 23, 2016 04:04PM)
Okay. I did my Sven Pad Un-Lock routine (Un-Lock from Eric Samuels) this week. Walked right out into the audience with the pad.
Flipped through it so someone could call out the different numbers for the audience to hear so that there was verification that the numbers on the pad were
all different. Then I chose another person and fanned through and had them call stop. Someone else wrote down the number. Then
I did the same for the second number. And for the third I prefaced it with this. "Okay. I know some of you out there are thinking that
I just stopped at a page that I wanted to get those first two numbers and that would be a good thought, but of course, I'm not that good. But for those with any
lingering doubts I'm going to do the third number a little differently." Then I put the pad in the last specs hand. She chooses the third number without me doing anything. I give the lock to another participant.
They put in the recorded numbers and BOOM, the lock opens. I've left out most of the patter here. Went down just fantastically well. Just a super utility.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 23, 2016 05:35PM)
I'm not sure if anyone has thought or done this, but you can use three pads - two non-gimmicked - and do a regular Mental Epic style routine. Of course, you would do it in a way that the force pad has the hardest info to supposedly get. It would be something like: first pad has a color on every page, second pad has a card on every page, third pad have countries & cities on their pages.

Just a thought.

Greg
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Jan 23, 2016 06:09PM)
Just had a show tonight and the sven pad worked perfectly :) I felt so confident, that I put the pad on the flat hand of the spec, leaving him alone to open at a random page. perfect!!! I forced him the house, for my color match prediction:)

thanks brett for this game changer!!!
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Jan 23, 2016 06:38PM)
[quote]On Jan 23, 2016, Greg Arce wrote:
I'm not sure if anyone has thought or done this, but you can use three pads - two non-gimmicked - and do a regular Mental Epic style routine. Of course, you would do it in a way that the force pad has the hardest info to supposedly get. It would be something like: first pad has a color on every page, second pad has a card on every page, third pad have countries & cities on their pages.

Just a thought.

Greg [/quote]

But an excellant one, thanks Greg
Message: Posted by: bowers (Jan 23, 2016 10:38PM)
I have used these in my last ten performences.
And the reactions from the spectators has been great.
Todd
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 24, 2016 02:09PM)
These are the best GEL pens I have yet found to use with your SvenPads - 1.0MM thicker lines, quick drying ink. Available on Amazon
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 25, 2016 07:12PM)
I sent a couple of ideas to Brett. He told me that the basic one had already been sent by Murry, but I haven't kept up with what's coming out here. I'll just post what I sent him and you guys can sort it out:


[b]2 pad ACAAN: One pad has numbers from 1 to 52, but in random order and places on one pad. Another pad has a different card on each page.

A deck of cards on the table. One person opens to a number and another opens to a card. they take out the deck of cards. Count down and TA-DA!!![/b]

Then right after sending that I thought of this:

[b]Two decks of cards and two pads on the table. You show the one pad with the various cards. You riffle the pad and they call out STOP. You even ask if the want to go further... they can. The card they stopped at is shown on the pad. Now you open the one case of cards, spread through and one card is face down... that card. Of course, that pack is an invisible deck.

Then you say you want to make it even harder and not touch anything. Now you show both pads; the one with the cards and the one with the numbers. Now you do the Untouched ACAAN I described earlier. So I think doing it & using the two methods cancels each other out. [/b]

Just more random thoughts.

Greg
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Jan 26, 2016 02:49AM)
[b]#2 idea[/b]

Using doodles / scrambles / fast drawing notes:
[b]Svenpad[/b]: When travelling you take visual notes of interesting things/details of what you see around.
[b]Contents[/b]: Drawing, Place/City, Hour
[b]Spectator[/b]: asked to memorize much he can (other people don't know of the extra bits)

Now with the info begin to Entertain.

Cheers
Message: Posted by: jgeerts (Jan 26, 2016 06:39AM)
I made my SvenPad with different things on each page, so I can use one or more elements for the same routine.
For the public, I introduced it as a 'holiday diary'. I wrote all the interesting things that I saw during my holidays.

Each elements are on force page but to different locations. Sometimes the information is written and sometimes it's a drawing.
In this way, even page forces are different from each other so you can riffle the force page but anyone are the same.

In my case, on a force page :

- Write a date , the December 20 to 24 and 26 to 30 December (So each date is different but you can describe the same thing (Christmas)).
- one hour (19:00, 7 pm). A drawing or writing.
- Write a city or an interesting place ( so you can describe it or describe what kind of food we eat in this country.
- Choose the most recognizable Tom cruise's movie (so you can use the Baby Gag routine or describe the movie or just find the actor).
- Write or draw an object that can be called differently (ring, circle, alliance ...)
- Choose a number.
- Write or draw the picture of the Mona Lisa
- Write the name of a booktest (so you can predict a book and after that you go with a booktest routine).

I hope my idea will give inspiration to others.

Thanks.
John
Message: Posted by: Card-Shark (Jan 26, 2016 10:34AM)
Even if my name implies that my main focus is on cards, I am actually interested in everything that is based on paper and cardboard. All the packages that you get from me are designed by me, and the newer ones like Daredevil Deck or Out of Sight are really complex.

That is why I like two products actually that are not put out by me: Amazebox and these Svenpads.

That is why I contacted Brett to get these SvenPads for MagiFest. So if you want to check them out live, come over to my booth.

I reallly admire the quality of these. Certainly you could make them yourself, but I doubt that your skills come close to this craftsmanship.

See you all at MagiFest.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 26, 2016 11:44AM)
Just to reiterate - a limited supply of SvenPads will EXCLUSIVELY be made available at MagiFest in Ohio at the Card-Shark booth!

Very excited to be partnering with Christian for making them available to those attending the show. Card-Shark can surely demo these bad boys for you so you can SEE AND FEEL the quality.

Also the amazing and generous Michael Murray (Celebrity) will also have an exclusive supply of SvenPads at BLACKPOOL end of February at his Magic Box stand. He has some crazy and advanced ideas on using these that frankly make my brain hurt they are so clever.

I fully expect that the SvenPads will sell out quickly at MagiFest and Blackpool so I suggest attendees walk over and inquire early.

Each and every SvenPad was hand checked by me personally for perfection before shipping.
Message: Posted by: Bobby Motta (Jan 26, 2016 01:32PM)
I had the pleasure of chatting with Brett at Mindvention at which time he had told me about his new upcoming release "SvenPad" and was gracious enough to send me a set to try out shortly thereafter. I am currently entering into my 5th season of a weekly theatre show to which I perform 4 shows per week and have the ability to test out new material every now and then and I have to tell you, as a worker, the SvenPad is real. It doesn't just do the job, it destroys. I cant speak highly enough of this. It's perfect in every way. Here is my response to Brett in an email, word for word, "Ok...So I have to tell you that at first I was a bit skeptical as to how your pads were going to turn out.... let me tell you my friend, TOTAL GAME CHANGER!!!! I use it in my pk touches routine and it's almost too strong. Its a firm part of my show now and I hope you don't sell too many..its too good!!! Absolutely ridiculous!... btw.. I'm ordering more!!!!"

bm
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Jan 27, 2016 08:00AM)
I must confess I have not yet got one of these pads as I have been racking my brains how best I could use it. And I think I may have hit upon something that would certainly work for me.

But first: A zen poem


Dragonfly on a rock -
absorbed in
a daydream.

I love the imagery and simplicity of the words. And it got me thinking.

Using the Sven pad you could write words that were evocative and could create pleasing images, eg butterfly on a flower, seagull on a rock, starfish in a pool, bluebells in a wood, sparkling rocks in a stream etc. As you divine the image you could build it up, bit by bit, mentioning perhaps colour, setting etc so making the revelation more intriguing and pleasing, both the listen to and picture.

Neil
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 27, 2016 06:37PM)
Okay, thought of a weird combination routine: You show five pads. Four of them have something printed on the cover. One pad has Bad Dreams, another has Auditory, another has Odor and another has Taste. You explain that each pad contains things that bring up memories. Bad Dreams can be about spiders, the dark, etc. Auditory are sounds that bring up a memory like alarms, gun shots, cat's purr, etc. Odors can bring up good or bad thoughts: rotting garbage, rose, eggs, etc. Certain Tastes bring up memory: ice cream, beer, chips, etc. You explain the pad without something on the outside has to do with things that might influence you to think one way or another.

Okay, so one at a time you have four people each look at one pad. You are able to call out what they are associating or remembering due to what they saw on the pad. Now you put the four pads together and bring up one more person. You explain that this person will be influence by what they pick in the pad. You show the audience, but not that spectator, that the pad is all blank. You say to the spectator, "Don't worry. It's just an experiment. I won't let you DRIFT alone. I'll be a LIFE LINE for you... act as a LIFE... a SAVER of sorts. In a moment I want you to open the pad anywhere and SEA something. Let it come over you like a WAVE of memories. Once you get the image in your mind try to ANCHOR it to something you might have seen or experience. Okay, look at something." They do.

Now you go through a step by step process and finally get a bit of what they are seeing. You might even have them draw what the see in their head and you do the same. Eventually you both have thought and drawn a boat. You then show that persons that all the pages were blank and that the words you used influenced them to think that way. You go over your previous dialogue and verbally highlight the influencing words. But you say, "I also wanted this to be a visual influence too. Did you notice the pads as I held them?' now you display the original pads in a fan to the audience. Part of the words are covered by the pad above them and the last one you hand is covering most of the word... so the only letters that are seen on the pads are: B, O, A & T

Greg
Message: Posted by: BMWGuy (Jan 28, 2016 12:43PM)
Hey guys,

For those of you that have this, I have made up the SvenPads in several ways:

1) You can combine the SvenPad principle with Fraser Parker's Memoria

2) I have created a routine using cold reading, in which you divine a memory from a person's past along with a childhood friend(think Peter Turner) and you will understand my thinking

Both have gone over very well for me, and that is my preferred methods for the SvenPads.

Alex Alejandro
Message: Posted by: Devin Knight (Jan 29, 2016 01:12PM)
I just got my pads today. I must say the workmanship in unbelievable. My mind is now thinking of the various ways to use this. Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: Shufton (Jan 29, 2016 08:50PM)
I received my complimentary copy of SvenPads today. Thanks Brett!

Brett has taken an old idea and created the best working version I have seen. Excellent quality, and absolutely deceptive. If you can't find a use for these pads, think more! There is also a lot to think about here for the non-mentalist. Any magician should be able to find a creative use for these pads.

Congratulations, Brett, on a job very well done!

-Steve Shufton
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 30, 2016 04:31AM)
Saw these at Magi-Fest and they are so deceptive and look so unassuming, I darn near wanted to take up mentalism. :-) But, as a close up magician with a strong focus on cards, I still see uses for this in the way of predictions, revelations... Great item and they seriously pass close up scrutiny. Even knowing the principle that makes them work as they do, you cannot tell by looking at them. Very nice job.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jan 31, 2016 12:02AM)
On another forum someone was talking about using this for phobias.

I got these two ideas:

[b]The phobia idea reminded me of a trick from Mike Close that can be worked in a similar way. So they are forced coulrophobia (fear of clowns) and you end up slowly getting it. I picture you standing back to back to the person as you get and are writing something on a pad

You end up facing forwards with the spectator and turn your pad around to showing your wrote Fear of Clowns, but you hold the pad so it covers your face. As you bring it down they see you are wearing a red clown nose.[/b]

And:

[b]Just thought of a funny idea with the fear idea: They pick Nyctophobia (fear of the dark). Just as you are about to turn your prediction around all the lights go off in your theater.[/b]

Greg
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Jan 31, 2016 05:31AM)
I really like the Phobia idea and thanks Greg for mentioning it.

I have now got these pads on order and a couple of other thoughts have occurred.

You could write favourite quotations in the pad, so making it a meaningful and personal book test.

Or, you could have a selection of quips and one liners. By reading some of these out, hopefully they will generate some amusement as will the one eventually chosen by the spectator.

Neil
Message: Posted by: Anand Khalsa (Jan 31, 2016 09:01PM)
So many great ideas! Just goes to show the versatility of this product!
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Feb 1, 2016 05:23PM)
Hi Guys!

It's official, Brett Barry's SvenPads won first place in Jamie Grants trick of the year! Woohoo! Congrats to Brett! It's well deserved! And thanks Jamie for doing this, as it helps so many of us make informed decisions!! :goof:
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 1, 2016 10:48PM)
From my Facebook page:

3 months ago I started a brand new journey - releasing my very first new product- a powerful "tool" for Mentalists and Magicians. It was a risk and I had no idea how it would play out.

Today my mind reading effect was voted by my peers around the world as the #1 trick released in 2015.

Insane and totally unexpected.

1200 units have been sold in less than 90 days and even cooler - I've gotten to share something that I loved with many of the best mentalists & Magicians in the universe.

This reminds me of how reinvention at ANY age is possible. Just take the risk.

Thank you to Lise and my kids Lindis & Tira for their support... and to my friend Craig F for encouraging me to put it on the market - and especially to the performers who purchased & voted and decided my little baby was meaningful to their work.

Thanks also to Jamie Grant - who shows by beautiful example that "Anything Is Possible"
Message: Posted by: davidredfearn (Feb 2, 2016 07:12AM)
Well done congratulations
DR
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Feb 2, 2016 09:43AM)
Many congratulations Brett, and richly deserved.

Neil
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 2, 2016 01:03PM)
Thanks John, Neil and David :-)

A bit of advice for SvenPad owners - taken directly from Bob Cassidy's included "Scary Movie" routine.

I include this advice because I know a few people have run into a situation where the spectator doesn't follow the given instructions to open to a single page. Bob's advice is significant because he recommends NOT necessarily flipping through the pages to start BUT rather opening up to pages. If the spectator see you flipping then they may be inclined to do the same regardless of what you say or demo:

"I urge you to NOT
display the pages by riffling them.

For one thing, you
may remind someone in the audience about their
magic coloring book or Svengali deck they had as a
kid. This is not an image you want to evoke at this
time. But more importantly, you don’t want to illustrate
the riffle move and then explain to a spectator that
you want her to select a film by copying. If you use
the riffle to show the cards to be different, you run
the serious risk of having the spectator also riffle them too while making her selection.

Why risk that?

I insure this doesn’t ever happen carelessly by telling AND demonstrating to the
volunteer to be sure to peek only one page with her thumb by “breaking the pad open
with your right thumb while holding it flat in the left hand,” and getting a quick peek at a
movie. “Otherwise, many images will pass through your mind and it will be difficult for
me to receive a bunch of conflicting images at the same time.”
Message: Posted by: Paul Fitzgerald (Feb 2, 2016 02:13PM)
Excellent service from Brett with my order for the Svenpads, great communication and quality product.
Very reliable and someone you can trust.
Congratulations sir!
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Feb 2, 2016 04:03PM)
I love my pads!!! Ordering more for sure!!
I've made them for a long time but nothing close to what Brett had done. Highly recommended!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 2, 2016 05:38PM)
Uh oh!

Sven Pad for sale!

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/45559/Svens-pad-up-for-sale.html
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Feb 2, 2016 06:00PM)
Congratulations Brett!!!
Message: Posted by: RedDevil (Feb 2, 2016 06:07PM)
Congrats, Brett! Haven't used mine yet, but purchasing them did cause me to gimmick some post-it pads to try out different ideas. Was shocked how easy and deceptive this was and how little time it took. So far, I am having a lot of fun with this principle, and nobody has a clue. This is great because I can test out a lot of ideas and presentations and then commit to a couple I really like with yours.
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Feb 3, 2016 05:08AM)
I found the Facebook group and joined. But it's not private so haven't yet posted. Is there a closed group?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 3, 2016 07:53AM)
[quote]On Feb 3, 2016, bond19 wrote:
I found the Facebook group and joined. But it's not private so haven't yet posted. Is there a closed group? [/quote]

Great question. It started as a FB business listing and making it "closed" as I would want ain't easy. If anyone has some expertise in accomplishing this I would appreciate the assistance.
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Feb 3, 2016 09:54AM)
[quote]On Dec 6, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett . I would like to see a shirt pocket size 3 x 5 .
Any thoughts on it.

Dave [/quote]

I'll second that. I'd buy several in a heartbeat
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 3, 2016 10:22AM)
[quote]On Feb 3, 2016, bond19 wrote:
[quote]On Dec 6, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Brett . I would like to see a shirt pocket size 3 x 5 .
Any thoughts on it.

Dave [/quote]

I'll second that. I'd buy several in a heartbeat [/quote]

Really? 3x5 SvenPads are possible certainly.

I have a bid from my vendor and just need to pull the trigger but I've been hesitant as the existing 4.25 x 5.5" have been extremely popular.

***Tell you what - I will order today a test batch of just FIFTY 3 x 5" SvenPads and see if you guys really want them. Depending on demand I will gauge whether this remains in the stable. If you want to be put on a first come - 1st served list for this special edition, please EMAIL me with "3x5 SvenPads" in your subject line with your full name and quantity desired. You will get a PayPal invoice and they will be sent to you when ready - about 10 days.

The price for these will be the same as a pair of the existing SvenPad pocket size. They will only be sold as before in a pair or quad set of 4.

brett@PhoenixMentalist.com
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Feb 3, 2016 10:25AM)
How customisable are you with this Brett?

I'd love a darker cover to make it more durable. I image the white cover will look grubby quite soon? A black cover prehaps?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 3, 2016 10:35AM)
[quote]On Feb 3, 2016, bond19 wrote:
How customisable are you with this Brett?

I'd love a darker cover to make it more durable. I image the white cover will look grubby quite soon? A black cover prehaps? [/quote]

Done - they will be made with black gloss covers.

I will make 100 initially as a test and see if the demand is there. This will not be available on the order site until they are in stock.

First come - first served - please email if interested and quantity desired at: brett@PhoenixMentalist.com

*Please also note that I am not inclined to take on other custom SvenPad projects with pre-printed words etc.

I am already working on some other SvenPad projects for the near future. Stay tuned

Note that as of today the recommended PenTel EnerGel 1.0mm Pens are now available to order on my site - but best to order with some SvenPads to defray the cost.
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Feb 3, 2016 12:31PM)
Congartualtions Brett, you deserve it :)
Message: Posted by: TheGreatRaymondo (Feb 3, 2016 02:18PM)
I'll be picking these up at Blackpool in a couple of weeks.
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Feb 3, 2016 02:29PM)
My set arrived today and I can only echo the praise and fine comments already expressed. They are brilliant and, although I am sure many have tried to make our own pads at sometime, there is no way any of us could match what Brett has come up with. They are superbly engineered and are ideal for our needs.

An exceptional product. Thanks Brett.

Neil
Message: Posted by: E.E. (Feb 3, 2016 03:16PM)
Congratulations Brett!! very well deserved ;)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 6, 2016 01:46PM)
VIDEO COMPETITION UPDATE:

Just a heads-up that (sniff) not a single 60 sec+ SvenPad video other than mine was posted here last month :-(

That means no one won the OVER $300 treasure chest of FREE SvenPad goodies listed below...

4 Pocket Size SvenPads,
4 Stage Size SvenPads, and
4 non-gimmicked pads +
6 Pentel Gel Ink Pens) shipped FREE PRIORITY MAIL anywhere in the world!


* I WILL EXTEND THE CONTEST DEADLINE UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY - THAT'S IT!

IF THERE IS ONLY ONE SINGLE VIDEO ENTRY THEN THAT PERSON WINS EVERYTHING BY DEFAULT :-)

C'mon guys - I get so many insanely cool SvenPad ideas via email and PM (the one from Bobby Motta in Canada was beyond insane but you have to attend his weekly Toronto show to see his SvenPad idea in action).

Looking forward to seeing you post your video link here!

BRETT BARRY


[quote]On Dec 31, 2015, saysold1 wrote:

VIDEO COMPETITION!

Hey enough of my videos - would love to see some of YOU SvenPad owners owners post YOUR performances & ideas!!!

How about ringing in the new year with a new year's Sven-Competition?

Anyone between now and January 31st who posts a video HERE of their Sven-Performance will be entered into a random drawing to win a DOZEN way cool SvenPad Supreme pads (4 Pocket Size SvenPads, 4 Stage Size SvenPads, and 4 non-gimmicked pads + 6 Pentel Gel Ink Pens) shipped FREE PRIORITY MAIL anywhere in the world!

Over $275 in Sven-Goodies for the lucky winner!

The only rules are that the video must be at least 60 seconds (or longer), and show off ANY routine using your SvenPad.

ONE random winner will be chosen by our beloved hero CRAIG FILICETTI (of the legendary ProMystic) on February 1st... based on all videos posted here at the Café.

The winner will be notified here on 2/1/16.

Look forward to seeing your creativity in action - and may the best Sven win!

Sven Rygh in Norway may have an unfair edge :-) [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Feb 6, 2016 02:01PM)
Sorry to hear that mate, I'd do a vid but I don't have a pad, will try to pick up one in Blackpool and do something and record it at the bar and upload it
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Feb 7, 2016 09:39AM)
Mine came a few days ago. These pads are incredible! Very well made and completely undetectable. I know you can make your own but this saves a lot of time. Perfect for Cassidy's routine.
Brett, your'e a lifesaver man!
James
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Feb 7, 2016 01:03PM)
I hope to get some footage of my ideas at Blackpool if not earlier ;)

Can't wait to share my thinking with them :)

Best Wishes Michael
Message: Posted by: carlwag (Feb 7, 2016 03:27PM)
I received mine and they deserved to win the award on here , they are so well made ,natural looking and work perfectly .

If you have ever tried to make one of these you will realise how difficult this is and you will never get a pad anywhere near this quality .


Carl
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 7, 2016 11:55PM)
The SvenPa**will be seen on the syndicated "Meredith Vie*ra" show tomorrow (Monday).

One of Mentalisms best will be performing some Valentines Day mind reading :-)

Tune in if you can!

Show schedule: http://meredithvieirashow.com/when-to-watch/
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Feb 8, 2016 02:54AM)
Can this be watched form the U.K.?
Message: Posted by: johndevacmaker (Feb 8, 2016 04:04AM)
Please advise do you get 2 pads or 2x 2pads
Love this (as I do the BIP book) but you can make this your own
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 8, 2016 07:56AM)
[quote]On Feb 8, 2016, Karl M wrote:
Can this be watched form the U.K.? [/quote]

No idea - maybe?

The pre-taped show will be shown in Phoenix today at 11am MST on channel 3 and in Los Angeles at 11am as well.

This live stream link might work - no promises:
http://m.ustream.tv/channel/arizona-news
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 8, 2016 07:58AM)
[quote]On Feb 8, 2016, johndevacmaker wrote:
Please advise do you get 2 pads or 2x 2pads
Love this (as I do the BIP book) but you can make this your own [/quote]

You get 2 SvenPads (a pair) or a quad set contains 4.

Espresso not included.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 8, 2016 01:13PM)
Check this out!

Happy Valentines Day :-)
Message: Posted by: videoman (Feb 8, 2016 03:01PM)
The first time I ever saw Oz was on some of the early Penguin demo videos.
He was fine, but to be honest, he never really impressed me too much (not claiming I would be any better at all.)
Cut to a few years later and he shows up on AGT in a stylish suit and performing mentalism.
Loved all of his peformances and he was definitely my favorite of that season.
Now I'm a big fan and think he's a terrific performer.
I think I may have to get me one of those suits! :) (and probably a SvenPad as well)
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Feb 8, 2016 03:15PM)
Here's an idea I am using for a SvenPad during pre-show. Think Karmilovich's Target Number or Michael's idea for challenging words. Either will work. Add in a small locked box that is visible and untouched during your entire routine. Inside is a sealed envelope with a description of your spec and the number or word. I think you can all work out the scripting for this. Can even be a closer. Enjoy.

Preston
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Feb 8, 2016 04:25PM)
Oz is the man. His first two penguin lectures are the best penguin lectures to date.

The sven pads are fantastic and deserving of the praise. I picked up two at the magi fest and will be ordering 4 more. Quality is top notch and no one would ever suspect anything tricky looking at these. Highly recommended (from a very jaded guy that pretty much hates everything).
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Feb 8, 2016 05:58PM)
[quote]On Feb 8, 2016, jaizon wrote:
Here's an idea I am using for a SvenPad during pre-show. Think Karmilovich's Target Number or Michael's idea for challenging words. Either will work. Add in a small locked box that is visible and untouched during your entire routine. Inside is a sealed envelope with a description of your spec and the number or word. I think you can all work out the scripting for this. Can even be a closer. Enjoy.

Preston [/quote]

Sneaky Sneaky.. 😉
Message: Posted by: Michael Dustman (Feb 8, 2016 06:22PM)
Just watched both of Oz's bits on the show home page. Very nice routine using the pad.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 8, 2016 09:39PM)
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqHIRuwtwqg
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Feb 8, 2016 10:27PM)
My guess would be that, in part, he didn't have a great deal of preparation time in doing those effects for the video demos, but it was fine for what Penguin needed. Naturally, I'm sure he has grown as a performer since then, but I suspect that he may have been better at that time than the Penguin demos showed.

[quote]On Feb 8, 2016, videoman wrote:
The first time I ever saw Oz was on some of the early Penguin demo videos.
He was fine, but to be honest, he never really impressed me too much (not claiming I would be any better at all.)
Cut to a few years later and he shows up on AGT in a stylish suit and performing mentalism.
Loved all of his peformances and he was definitely my favorite of that season.
Now I'm a big fan and think he's a terrific performer.
I think I may have to get me one of those suits! :) (and probably a SvenPad as well) [/quote]
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 8, 2016 10:44PM)
Oz cut his teeth doing literally hundreds of corporate and celebrity gigs - with all kinds of people.

With that kind of 767 flight time (and some marathon running just for fun) - he sharpened his skills and grew as a performer big time.

I like his persona a lot.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 9, 2016 09:36AM)
[quote]On Feb 8, 2016, jaizon wrote:
Here's an idea I am using for a SvenPad during pre-show. Think Karmilovich's Target Number or Michael's idea for challenging words. Either will work. Add in a small locked box that is visible and untouched during your entire routine. Inside is a sealed envelope with a description of your spec and the number or word. I think you can all work out the scripting for this. Can even be a closer. Enjoy.

Preston [/quote]

Fantastic idea Preston.

Target # is killer.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 9, 2016 09:28PM)
EXCITING NEWS!

Now in stock the all new SvenPad Mini with classy matte BLACK covers!

WOW!

I just picked up a small supply of just 100 of these today and man did these come out gorgeous...

The covers use a brand new more robust & durable material in a textured matte black finish, and my manufacturer was all smiles when he showed them to me today as they totally exceeded all expectations.

They are now available to order but my guess is this first batch will be snapped up fast.

These new SvenPads have a smaller 3 x 4.5' tall footprint compared with the most popular pocket size. These mini's have the same groovy & innocent OfficeMax bar code label on the back.

The whole idea for this new version was because of customer suggestions from Dave & Chris - (one suggested a smaller footprint and the other suggested a James Bond black). Thank you!

VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES!
Message: Posted by: bowers (Feb 9, 2016 09:43PM)
These are sweet looking Brett.
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Feb 9, 2016 10:13PM)
These pads are an amazing tool! I'll
Never make them again!! Ordering more!!!
Message: Posted by: TheGreatRaymondo (Feb 10, 2016 02:05PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, Sven Rygh wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, RNK wrote:


Oh, I'm sure Brett isn't doing this for free,lol. I don't think anyone would sell something if they weren't making a profit.

As I said, anyone can make these for much much cheaper and it will work. [/quote]

I won't even think of asking what your intention with all your posts on this thread is (actually I don't care), but you have of course the right to come foreward with your opinions.

Now, would you please step back, you have made your point. [/quote]


Sorry Sven. But this is a growing problem in the industry in such that re-worked ideas being sold and hyped as "the must have" or in this case ,"a game changer'. Sorry, but this is not a game changer in mentalism. [/quote]

Do you ever have a good word to say a about anything or anyone RNK?
You strike me as a pretty sad individual who always looks for the negative in everything and usually finds it.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 10, 2016 02:51PM)
That was long (eons) ago at the beginning of this thread in November and I forgive any naysayers - all.

The truth will set you free. The proof is in the pads.
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Feb 10, 2016 03:23PM)
There are so many ways to use these (other than what you've seen Oz do). Trust me, these are a lethal weapon if you put your mind to thinking about what you can accomplish using them.

Preston
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Feb 10, 2016 06:58PM)
I love these pads, like al of you, however I am questioning the benefit to the black pads. I know it is just simply a different look, but if the real selling factor is that these are just normal staples pads, the new fancy covers may make a spect question there ordinary nature yes? Mabe I am just thinking too hard :)
They do look dang good though :)

-Eli
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 10, 2016 07:30PM)
Well I could send you one Eli - but then I would have to kill you lol :-)

But seriously I think these new minis strike a perfect balance and they DO look boring and ordinary - but in black and smaller with a more durable cover.

These are flying out the door right now and I predict the SvenPad Mini (black covers) will equal or surpass the popular pocket size.

They are REALLY sweet.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Feb 10, 2016 07:38PM)
I didn't even realize they were smaller. I like that idea.

hmmmmm :) I may just have to pick up a few. These things are addicting.
haha

-Eli
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Feb 11, 2016 05:16AM)
Yesterday I presented a show and - thanks to Greg's mention - had different phobias written in the pad. The process of reading a few out generated quite a bit of interest but I then gave the pad to someone I vaguely know and who is a skeptic. She opened the pad and after suitable build up, revealed the phobia she was thinking about.

She was absolutely blown away.

These pads are real workers and yet seem so utterly fair and normal. I love 'em.

Neil
Message: Posted by: Wardy (Feb 11, 2016 05:39AM)
They're definitely addictive. So many great ideas on the fb page and here. I'll be putting in a big order soon. I reckon another ten and I'll be happy. Nearly!
Message: Posted by: Rob.m (Feb 11, 2016 06:25AM)
Will anyone be selling these at Blackpool magic convention.
Message: Posted by: lair (Feb 11, 2016 07:07AM)
I just bought a couple pocket sized SvenPads at the Columbus Magi-Fest from the Card-Shark booth from Christian and Roger. They look and work fantastic! I've already added the SvenPad to my strolling magic act. It fools them and looks so innocent. Thanks, Brett! I am very interested in the new smaller black cover SvenPads. I will have to pick a set up at an upcoming convention. Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Feb 11, 2016 10:25AM)
Rob.m saysold1 has very kindly allowed Magicbox fo be the exclusive stickists of the SvenPads for the Blackpool convention. Pop over to the stand and I will be more than happy to give you a demo ;)

Best Wishes Michael
Message: Posted by: Rob.m (Feb 11, 2016 12:14PM)
Cheers celebrity - I always seem to buy a lot of stuff from you, had some great tricks from you last year.
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Feb 11, 2016 01:54PM)
If you are picking some up I am also happy to give you a free ten page pdf of some of my ideas for them too ;)

Hope to see you there!

Best Wishes Michael :)
Message: Posted by: Rob.m (Feb 11, 2016 02:55PM)
Will be picking up the small pads.
Message: Posted by: lucavolpe (Feb 11, 2016 02:58PM)
Just ordered the black version :)
Message: Posted by: Ozer4 (Feb 13, 2016 12:47AM)
Absolutely love Sven Pads! Gotta give a shout out to Brett for his top notch customer service and saving me a ton of time as I used to make these by hand. Utility item with endless possibilities and one of the cleanest forces possible.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Lozoff (Feb 13, 2016 04:55PM)
Brett, will the video count if I use the pad for preshow, and you only see the result? :) If my pads come in time, I have a plan to use it for a TV segment at the end of the month...
Message: Posted by: videoman (Feb 13, 2016 05:07PM)
Received my SvenPad mini's with the black cover.
They look totally fair and innocent and completely boring (that's a good thing!)
I love the smaller size of them too.
Excellent service and speedy delivery from Brett.
I will probably buy more because there are so many great possibilities for these.

Brett, any plans to release an ungimmicked version in this size?
Message: Posted by: gmindmagic (Feb 13, 2016 05:10PM)
Brett,

Thanks for the quick shipping. I received the new Black Sven Pads today, and you have really outdone yourself!

These are fantastic! They fit my show so well, super stealth and do what I want them to do, nuff said.

You are the best!!!


Thanks again,
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 13, 2016 05:23PM)
[quote]On Feb 13, 2016, Joshua Lozoff wrote:
Brett, will the video count if I use the pad for preshow, and you only see the result? :) If my pads come in time, I have a plan to use it for a TV segment at the end of the month... [/quote]

Any video of 60 sec+ length using the SvenPad qualifies - just mention when you post please. Maybe explain what you did at inner thoughts?

Knock yourself out.
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Feb 13, 2016 05:49PM)
And, gentlemen, don't forget to pick up some ungimmicked pads so that you can switch out later and totally blow their minds. ;)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 13, 2016 06:08PM)
[quote]On Feb 13, 2016, videoman wrote:
Received my SvenPad mini's with the black cover.
They look totally fair and innocent and completely boring (that's a good thing!)
I love the smaller size of them too.
Excellent service and speedy delivery from Brett.
I will probably buy more because there are so many great possibilities for these.

Brett, any plans to release an ungimmicked version in this size? [/quote]

Not yet - the smaller (black) SvenPad minis are still in a test phase and I've ordered more. I will decide in a month or so on whether to make these in a non-gimmicked flavor too - my vendor (who has the process down pat) can only make so many at one time, test, etc and so we will stay focused on the gimmicked SvenPads.

That said I have lots of pocket size non-gimmicked in hand. Preston and Brent G - many thanks for your nice words.
Message: Posted by: Paul S Wingham (Feb 14, 2016 01:44AM)
These look great but will anyone be stocking in UK after blackpool as I'm not going?
Message: Posted by: VIEW (Feb 14, 2016 02:51AM)
I just wish there was a bumper 10-30 packets
Message: Posted by: Wardy (Feb 14, 2016 02:57AM)
Oh yeah! A ten pack would be great. So many options, not enough pads!!
Message: Posted by: Tim Hannig (Feb 14, 2016 08:01AM)
I saw that Bob Cassidy recommends NOT flipping through the pages. (and I understand his reasoning)

Maybe I'm missing something, but how do you show that the pages are all different if you don't flip through them?

I just watched Oz Pearlman's Valentines routine, and he was flipping.

What's the alternative?

PS Excitedly waiting for my svenpads to arrive!!
Message: Posted by: egoli (Feb 14, 2016 10:24AM)
You're right - flipping is done but it's a slow flip. Show one page then casually flip to the next page, etc. This is opposed to a fast flip where you rapidly go through the pages - it's best to get it in the spectators mind not to do that. Oz probably sped things up to maximize the TV timing and I'm sure he gave pre-instructions on exactly what to do in the rehearsal.

Ed
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 14, 2016 10:43AM)
Lots of questions :-) Let me try my best to answer them Café friends:

1. [quote]On Feb 14, 2016, Paul S Wingham wrote:
These look great but will anyone be stocking in UK after blackpool as I'm not going? [/quote]

Contact Michael Murray (Celebrity) as he may be able to fix you up perhaps.

However there are no plans to distribute SvenPads to dealers in the UK or elsewhere. My goal however is to make the SvenPads available to a few select dealers at major upcoming conventions around the world. I will continue to announce those dealers here and I am thrilled to be working with Michael (Magic Box) and Steven Young for the Blackpool show.

Shipping to the UK or anywhere in the world is always a great option.

2. [quote]On Feb 14, 2016, VIEW wrote:
I just wish there was a bumper 10-30 packets [/quote]

I offer quad sets of 4 SvenPads at this time and do not foresee selling them in mass quantities. Thanks for asking.

3. [quote]On Feb 14, 2016, Wardy wrote:
Oh yeah! A ten pack would be great. So many options, not enough pads!! [/quote]

If interested in larger quantities - just send me a message or PM. Pro Bobby Motta in Canada for example ordered nearly 40 lbs of SvenPads last month - and I am happy to provide a quote.

4. [quote]On Feb 14, 2016, Tim Hannig wrote:
I saw that Bob Cassidy recommends NOT flipping through the pages. (and I understand his reasoning)

Maybe I'm missing something, but how do you show that the pages are all different if you don't flip through them?

I just watched Oz Pearlman's Valentines routine, and he was flipping.

What's the alternative?

PS Excitedly waiting for my svenpads to arrive!! [/quote]

When Eugene Burger handled his SvenPads back in October at Jeff McBride's Mystery School he recommended NOT flipping or riffling the pages - but rather OPENING the pad with both hands to some random pages. The act of opening looks natural and it it is just like opening a book - repeated again and again.

This is what I do. I will create a video later this week to show this and post it here.

As Egoli says above - if you do flip you should do it slowly and I at times do that too.

I vastly preferred Oz's management and handling directions he gave to Howie and Howard on AGT. Asking Meredith to riffle might have been a little risky - but in the end it was all fantastic.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 14, 2016 12:35PM)
I'm heading to a show now but a special request to all of you please:

If anyone has business related questions regarding the SvenPads (ie: price, buying in quantity, order status, etc) - PLEASE simply email or PM me directly and DO NOT post here on the thread.

I want to be respectful of the Café rules as this is a fantastic resource for all of us :-)

I'm deeply grateful to Café owner Steve Brooks for all the years I have been here and knowledge gleaned.

So lets keep comments here related to how you guys are using the SvenPads or questions/concerns which can assist existing users make the best of them.

Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Anand Khalsa (Feb 14, 2016 08:09PM)
I continue to be amazed by the reactions that I get with my SvenPad, and the nearly infinite versatility and flexibility of it.

If you haven't already gotten one of these, you're losing out.

If you don't believe me, listen to Bob Cassidy, Eugene Burger, Oz Pearlman, Michael Murray, and the many Café members who voted the SvenPads 'Trick of the Year'.

Brett has done a truly incredible job with this product.
Message: Posted by: Rob.m (Feb 15, 2016 07:30AM)
I will be picking one up from Blackpool if they are not sold out before I get there.
Can I ask what people are writing in the pads and can you put more stuff on the pages to make it like a B.I.P book.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 15, 2016 10:31PM)
[quote]On Feb 15, 2016, Rob.m wrote:
I will be picking one up from Blackpool if they are not sold out before I get there.
Can I ask what people are writing in the pads and can you put more stuff on the pages to make it like a B.I.P book. [/quote]

Lots of ideas on the Facebook page but I've personally used Peopje Magazine's 50 top male stars, top 50 phobias, top 50 Bollywood movies (for an Indian group - force was "3 Idiots" which was hilarious btw), 50 popular drawings, Cosmo Magazine's 50 Bucket List Places to Fool Around ("a pool of Jello").

BIP Book? Yes you can make your own BIP book and I know Preston (Jaizon) has used stamps and also experimented with adding things to the pages. Easy.

Also here is a quick video as promised on how I recommend turning the pages - as per Eugene Burger's advice:

[youtube]iDZPK1WbzLA[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Feb 15, 2016 11:35PM)
Video of my first use of the Sven pad. Had a number of the top all time songs on the list and
forced the "Stairway to Heaven" song. Then I played a few bars of the song on the guitar.

One problem that turned out really not to be a problem after all is that the guy who was forced
the song right before I came back to pick up the book flipped through all the pages (the forced way) with his
thumb and freaked out because he thought I changed all the pages to say "Stairway to Heaven"!

I will know to take that book back now before the reveal of playing the song and put the book on the table. lol

Here is the clip: https://youtu.be/6aV62VOLvrc
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Feb 16, 2016 01:00AM)
[quote]On Feb 11, 2016, NeilS wrote:
Yesterday I presented a show and - thanks to Greg's mention - had different phobias written in the pad. The process of reading a few out generated quite a bit of interest but I then gave the pad to someone I vaguely know and who is a skeptic. She opened the pad and after suitable build up, revealed the phobia she was thinking about.

She was absolutely blown away.

These pads are real workers and yet seem so utterly fair and normal. I love 'em.

Neil [/quote]

Hey Neil, that's a great presentational idea mate. I like it a lot!
Message: Posted by: Wardy (Feb 16, 2016 02:26AM)
[quote]On Feb 16, 2016, TheAmazingSteveo wrote:
Video of my first use of the Sven pad. Had a number of the top all time songs on the list and
forced the "Stairway to Heaven" song. Then I played a few bars of the song on the guitar.

[/quote]

Great idea Steveo! I've been looking for a way to mingle music and magic! Cool performance too. Great way to open a show with the spectator as a random jukebox selector. I'll be doing it with an electric and drums. Yet another one to add to the long list of Sven possibilities.
Message: Posted by: Rob.m (Feb 16, 2016 06:03AM)
Love the idea of phobias written in the pad maybe when putting the book on their hand stick a spider on the back of the hand and have it escape from the book.
Message: Posted by: TheAmazingSteveo (Feb 16, 2016 04:08PM)
[quote]On Feb 16, 2016, Wardy wrote:
[quote]On Feb 16, 2016, TheAmazingSteveo wrote:
Video of my first use of the Sven pad. Had a number of the top all time songs on the list and
forced the "Stairway to Heaven" song. Then I played a few bars of the song on the guitar.

[/quote]

Great idea Steveo! I've been looking for a way to mingle music and magic! Cool performance too. Great way to open a show with the spectator as a random jukebox selector. I'll be doing it with an electric and drums. Yet another one to add to the long list of Sven possibilities. [/quote]

Thank you Wardy!

- Steve
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Feb 17, 2016 03:36AM)
Just received my black mini SvenPads. They are the best solution for my needs and are as expertly made as the other versions. Plus the extra durability of the covers will be a huge bonus in my pocket.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 17, 2016 06:23AM)
[quote]On Feb 17, 2016, bond19 wrote:
Just received my black mini SvenPads. They are the best solution for my needs and are as expertly made as the other versions. Plus the extra durability of the covers will be a huge bonus in my pocket. [/quote]

Thank you Christipher!

Anyone attending Bkackpoiol this weekend - stop by the Magic Box booth and Michael Murray will have a nice selection of SvenPads (everything except for the mini's as those just came out last week).

Michael created a fabulous SvenPads PDF which will exclusively be available for Blackpool attendees. Some if the cleverest thinking with the pads I've yet seen.
Message: Posted by: TheGingerWizard (Feb 17, 2016 07:40AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, John C wrote:
Anyone can make these. I would agree. But the pros who are making money make money and work because they don't spend their time sitting around making stuff like a preschooler. Why would any professional want to spend their time with arts and crafts?
J [/quote]

I'd love to know where Bob Cassidy gets his pre-made S***** !@#$ envelopes ;-)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 17, 2016 07:50AM)
I think bob makes them himself - which he teaches on his outstanding penguin lecture.
Message: Posted by: TheGingerWizard (Feb 17, 2016 08:04AM)
Exactly!! Just drawing attention to the pomposity of the statement I quoted!!

That aside, I like the look of these, will be in touch soon!
Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (Feb 17, 2016 09:17AM)
When it comes to arts and crafts some things are worth making yourself and others are worth having them done properly. I'll be picking up my Sven pads at Blackpool.

Mark
Message: Posted by: Shanlip (Feb 17, 2016 05:01PM)
Just got my black mini SvenPads in the mail. They are fantastic and your service was second to none.

Thank you Brett.
Message: Posted by: Investigative Mentalist (Feb 18, 2016 03:53PM)
Just got the new mini black SvenPads.

They are great and the perfect replacement for the "little black book" I used to make by hand (about 2 hours per book).
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 18, 2016 10:46PM)
Just a heads-up that I have temporarily taken down the SvenPad FaceBook page in the interest of making it a private group for owners and protecting the secrecy of this tool.

Long story short is that I mistakenly started it as a "Business Page" back in November when it was released.

The problem is that FB business pages cannot be made private in any way :-(

So in the interest of doing the right thing and protecting the ideas from many of you, I will be launching a brand new FB within the next week that will be hidden from prying eyes.

I downloaded all the outstanding SvenPad content from the old pages and will attempt to re-post all in the new private group.

Stay tuned and thank you to Seattle Steve, Shanlip and others for your suggestions and ideas.
Message: Posted by: Ray Pierce (Feb 20, 2016 12:49AM)
I just got my new assortment of Svenpads in. There is simply nothing better on the market anywhere! I'm creating the magic for an international magic series based out of the Middle East and this will be a vital part of the next season. These are such amazing tools to have available on set as they give me an instant tool to bring so many facets of our work to life. Part of being a consultant is having the best tools available at an instant's notice and the Sven pads will be a key element in the next season's shows. Thank you, Brent for creating such a valuable solution for so many potential problems!
Message: Posted by: sjrw (Feb 21, 2016 09:21AM)
So Michael's pdfs won't be available to anyone who isn't attending Blackpool?
that's a real shame for those of us who can't attend!

Also, will you post all of the ideas from the old facebook page back to the private page when its back up? There were some great ideas there.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 21, 2016 10:43AM)
I should have the new private Facebook page back up by Wednesday.

I will repost all that was in there before in terms of great content and ideas.

All prior purchasers will get an invitation to join.

As far as Michael Murray's outstanding Blackpool SvenPad PDF - I'm working to see if he's comfy sharing it with prior SvenPad owners and future buyers. If he approves it I will add it as a download available for purchasers or on the new upcoming Facebook private group.
Message: Posted by: Darby (Feb 22, 2016 09:53AM)
I just got my black Minis. These are fantastic!
- Larry
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 22, 2016 10:29AM)
Thanks Larry!

The new Black SvenPad minis are my new favorites :-)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 22, 2016 10:30AM)
[quote]On Feb 20, 2016, Ray Pierce wrote:
I just got my new assortment of Svenpads in. There is simply nothing better on the market anywhere! I'm creating the magic for an international magic series based out of the Middle East and this will be a vital part of the next season. These are such amazing tools to have available on set as they give me an instant tool to bring so many facets of our work to life. Part of being a consultant is having the best tools available at an instant's notice and the Sven pads will be a key element in the next season's shows. Thank you, Brent for creating such a valuable solution for so many potential problems! [/quote]

Ray -

You rock my friend and I look forward to seeing a little video from the shows!

Thanks for dropping by my pad.
Message: Posted by: rowland (Feb 22, 2016 03:44PM)
How do you get on the face book page. I purchased mine at Blackpool
Kind regards
Rowland
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 22, 2016 04:00PM)
[quote]On Feb 22, 2016, rowland wrote:
How do you get on the face book page. I purchased mine at Blackpool
Kind regards
Rowland [/quote]

Rowland - the FaceBook page is now being redone and will be up again by Wednesday.

There was some wonderful information there on FaceBook from many owners and pros, but I wanted the group to be private / closed so as to better protect the ideas and secrets discussed.

It started as a "Business Page" which made it impossible to make into a closed group - hence I am re-doing the page and will announce here when it is ready. At that time you can request admission to the group.

Thanks for buying the SvenPads in BlackPool(which I hear were sold out).
Message: Posted by: rasp (Feb 22, 2016 06:09PM)
Michael Murray was in his element demonstrating the Sven Pads at the Blackpool convention, fantastic thinking and routines he has come up with using these!!

I saw the pads for sale on two other stands at the convention, and neither of them had the sales pitch or ideas/routines that Mr Murray was sharing........ Personally I feel it should only be fare for people that purchased the pads from Magicbox to have the PDF for free, but that is only MY personal opinion.
Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (Feb 22, 2016 06:43PM)
Michael's ideas with the pads were top notch but then Michael's ideas on just about everything are top notch. I'd already reserved my pads before the convention but once Michael started reeling off his ideas I was tempted to buy his whole stock just to keep those ideas to myself. The guy just operates on a different level to human beings. Not only that he looks fresh as a daisy in the dealers hall at 9am despite leaving the Ruskin at 5am after consuming enough alcohol to floor an elephant.

Mark
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 22, 2016 10:39PM)
[quote]On Feb 22, 2016, rasp wrote:
Michael Murray was in his element demonstrating the Sven Pads at the Blackpool convention, fantastic thinking and routines he has come up with using these!!

I saw the pads for sale on two other stands at the convention, and neither of them had the sales pitch or ideas/routines that Mr Murray was sharing........ Personally I feel it should only be fare for people that purchased the pads from Magicbox to have the PDF for free, but that is only MY personal opinion. [/quote]

I agree.

So the only other dealer that apparently had some SvenPads was Cardshark and that is simply because he had leftovers apparently from the convention in Ohio a few weeks ago.

The challenge for me in offering one dealer at a convention an exclusive is making sure that the dealer has the inclination and passion to do the SvenPads proud.

My goal was to have Michael be exclusive at BP - but reality is that once I sell some stock to a dealer for a convention, it is literally impossible to control what happens next.

I will say that MagicBox and especially Michael Murray have been and are what I would consider ideal partners to work with.

MagicBox and Micahel Murray can choose any convention they want going forward and I would be honored to work with them as they have the kind or passion and creativity we all seek - and they can see the vast potential of the SvenPads from a performer's standpoint.

As far as Michael's wonderful routines & crazy great ideas - I have had many requests for sharing MM's SvenThoughts - but they are his creations, and I will respect his wishes.

Thanks to all those who bought the SvenPads at Blackpool :-)
Message: Posted by: toberman (Feb 22, 2016 11:07PM)
[quote]On Feb 22, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
Thanks Larry!

The new Black SvenPad minis are my new favorites :-) [/quote]

I received my Minis last week. They really are great looking!

Terry
Message: Posted by: Tim Hannig (Feb 22, 2016 11:08PM)
Brett,

I just wanted to publicly thank you for your outstanding customer service!

I am thrilled with my Svenpads!

Tim Hannig
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 23, 2016 04:34PM)
Hurray!

The new private SvenPad Facebook owners page is now up.

If anyone is interested in joining please kindly email me:

Brett@phoenixmentalist.com
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Feb 23, 2016 05:21PM)
Firstly a huge thank you for all that called over to see me on the Magicbox stand, it was great to share my thoughts with you and the pdfs willbe sent out hopefully tomorow!

Thanks also for the kind words from Mark and RASP too!

I am in talks with Brett to make my thoughts available to other purchasers and my initial thoughts are to do this in return for a charitable donation. I would like to think that my thoughts will help others around the world that are in need and so this to me sounds a happy compromise.

As soon as the pdf has been updated I will post here with more info!

Best Wishes Michael
Message: Posted by: videoman (Feb 23, 2016 05:45PM)
Great Idea Michael!
Count me in.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 24, 2016 04:58PM)
Anyone can join the FB page as long as I know who you are and that you've bought the SvenPads:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/233207743682262/
Message: Posted by: celebrity (Feb 24, 2016 06:47PM)
Pdf complete, will upload it to the facebook group early tomorow!

Best Wishes Michael
Message: Posted by: rowland (Feb 25, 2016 12:30AM)
[quote]On Feb 22, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Feb 22, 2016, rowland wrote:
How do you get on the face book page. I purchased mine at Blackpool
Kind regards
Rowland [/quote]

Rowland - the FaceBook page is now being redone and will be up again by Wednesday.

There was some wonderful information there on FaceBook from many owners and pros, but I wanted the group to be private / closed so as to better protect the ideas and secrets discussed.

It started as a "Business Page" which made it impossible to make into a closed group - hence I am re-doing the page and will announce here when it is ready. At that time you can request admission to the group.

Thanks for buying the SvenPads in BlackPool(which I hear were sold out). [/quote]

Thank you😀
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Feb 25, 2016 09:32AM)
I just received a couple of the new SvenPad jr., and I am really excited about them

Nothing could look more like an ordinary pad than these do, and they are cut just as precisely as their big brothers
Just slip a pad in your jacket breast pocket where ever you go, and you will be ready to do some real miracles on a short notice.

I will!
Message: Posted by: Chad Gill (Feb 25, 2016 10:35AM)
I've bought blank pads like these before. Couldn't find them for years. Glad it's now back to the market. One of the best thing I ever own. Stocking it up now!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 25, 2016 12:29PM)
Michael Murray (Celebrity) generously shared his new freshly revised PDF which is now available on the Facebook page.

Please consider a generous optional donation to help cure cancer - info on the Facebook page.

My dad Alan passed of an inoperable GBM in 2003 and this PDF is dedicated to his mind and spirit.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Lozoff (Feb 25, 2016 02:40PM)
Brett! Hope I'm in time to compete in the video contest. And... hope pre-show use of the pad counts! I tried to get someone to shoot cell phone footage of me using the pad with the host before the show, but it didn't turn out.

http://wncn.com/2016/02/25/magician-joshua-lozoff-4/
Message: Posted by: Joshua Lozoff (Feb 25, 2016 02:40PM)
Also, do I get any extra points from Craig for using his product, too?!
Message: Posted by: Cervier (Feb 25, 2016 05:21PM)
My pad came in a fortnight ago. I wanted to do justice to the quality of that item, and wait until I had in fact used it to write a review. But it will be a few weeks before I'm in shape to perform again, and I didn't want to wait that long before writing how impressed I am with the Svenpad.
I like to make my own props, as much as I can. It's not a matter of cost, I sometimes put more money in my own average-quality tests than what I would have paid for a marketed version :idea:
I already made myself a few items that make use of the same principle and am very happy with them, and so are the audience I get to perform for.

Well, I was amazed by the regularity of the pad! Even though I know exactly what I am holding, I can find it difficult to tell at first glance whether I'm holding the gimmicked one or the other! And yet, the difference is enough it has opened on a force page every time I've tried. My own pads and books are as reliable, but not as innocent looking.

I also enjoyed a lot the work Brett put into providing us with the history of the principle, that made for a very interesting read. Congratualtions on that too :)
Nice products deserve praise. There are already plenty here, I'll write some on some french forums.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 25, 2016 05:44PM)
[quote]On Feb 25, 2016, Joshua Lozoff wrote:
Brett! Hope I'm in time to compete in the video contest. And... hope pre-show use of the pad counts! I tried to get someone to shoot cell phone footage of me using the pad with the host before the show, but it didn't turn out.

http://wncn.com/2016/02/25/magician-joshua-lozoff-4/ [/quote]

So good!!!

Please post this on the SvenPad Facebook page. I texted the link to Craig. Very smooth.

You combined a lot of the best aspects of a number of ideas.

Kudos! Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Feb 26, 2016 04:06AM)
[quote]On Feb 25, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
Michael Murray (Celebrity) generously shared his new freshly revised PDF which is now available on the Facebook page.

Please consider a generous optional donation to help cure cancer - info on the Facebook page.

My dad Alan passed of an inoperable GBM in 2003 and this PDF is dedicated to his mind and spirit. [/quote]

This is a more than a worthy cause, and I think everyone can, and should contribute
I survived a basically incurable cancer about 20 years ago, and I can't thank my doctors enough for my life..
My money is on it's way
Message: Posted by: Paul Forster (Feb 26, 2016 08:28AM)
Just ordered my Sven pad from magic Box today, Can't wait to get it. I have a great routine I want to try out. I have a friends party coming up who is a huge Beatles fan. I start with Al Smith's Beat Tapper from 'Mind Blaster' then afterwards produce the sven pad with all the Beatles songs written down. Cue great mind reading routine. I have requested to join the facebook group too, so please add me.
Thanks,
Paul Forster.
Message: Posted by: mwmagic (Mar 1, 2016 02:26PM)
I have the sven pad and instructions. Top notch.
Can anyone advise how I join the Facebook group?
It shows as a closed group currently.
Message: Posted by: rowland (Mar 1, 2016 02:58PM)
[quote]On Mar 1, 2016, mwmagic wrote:
I have the sven pad and instructions. Top notch.
Can anyone advise how I join the Facebook group?
It shows as a closed group currently. [/quote]

I would also like the link to the face book group if anyone can help
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 1, 2016 06:42PM)
Here you are gents - I'm proud to say that some incredible minds belong to this group.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/233207743682262?ref=bookmarks

I will soon be announcing the winner of our video contest later this week.

Lastly a cool all new type of SvenPad is in development and early info is on the Facebook page.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 6, 2016 11:17PM)
The SvenPad video competition results are now in!

We had two great video entries from Joshua Lozoff & Steve Skindell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aV62VOLvrc&feature=youtu.be
http://wncn.com/2016/02/25/magician-joshua-lozoff-4/

The contest winner was randomly chosen and the winner is...

S T E V E N
S K I N D E L L !

Congratulations Steven and thank you both for your entries.

Steven wins the following - over $300 in SvenPads and goodies!

4 Pocket Size SvenPads,
4 Stage Size SvenPads
4 non-gimmicked pads +
6 Pentel Gel Ink Pens shipped FREE PRIORITY MAIL

As a consolation prize and to thank Josh for his excellent video, I will be sending Josh a FREE set of TWO of the new all black SvenPad Mini's!

Thanks to you guys and your SvenPads are on the way.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Lozoff (Mar 7, 2016 09:25PM)
Great work, Steven. One critique (which you did not ask for, so please feel free to ignore): Your patter ("hum it for me in your head") implies you are going to try and hear it in his head and pick up on it. Yet just a second later you say "I just started learning this," as if you already know what it is. I missed the act of picking up on it. I'd love to see you spend time trying to pick up on it from his head before playing it. Maybe you start diddling around on the guitar without even knowing what you're playing, and your licks turn into Stairway to Heaven, rather than going straight to it. Just a thought.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 8, 2016 11:46AM)
Just got the coolest award ever in the mail yesterday - signifying the SvenPad Supreme as the #1 Trick Of 2015.

This is Jamie Grant's famous "Anything Is Possible" bottle. http://www.sendwonder.com/products/the-anything-is-possible-bottle

Thanks to all of you for making the SvenPad Supreme a success and I hope that it is making your performances amazing.

Massive thanks also going out to Jamie Grant for all his hard work and efforts each year to help all of us.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 9, 2016 12:15PM)
Richard Osterlind doesn't poke around these parts as much as he used to - and it's a shame because he's one of the best Mentalist's in the world and also one of the kindest.

He just sent this very detailed review of the SvenPads and since I just arrived in Tampa on a red eye for a gig - this was even better than caffeine:

“I know I am a little late to the game concerning Brett Barry’s Svenpad Supreme as I have been seeing positive reviews about it everywhere. First, let me say I am very partial to utility devices. Rather than being tied down to a single routine, a good utility device allows you to perform hundreds of routines. Svenpad Supreme is one of the best utility items I have run across yet.

The pad I have is the standard pocket size, 4 ¼ X 5 ½. The pads are also offered in larger and smaller sizes. My pads are made perfectly. The covers and binding are EXACTLY like what you would expect in a standard memo pad. The gimmicking is also perfect and completely undetectable. In short, you are able to force ANYTHING, instantly and with the pad in the spectator’s hands. As I’m sure you know, I much prefer classic methods and secrets for my routines. They are proven over time, cannot go wrong and are totally baffling if performed correctly. I cannot think of another prop that fits that bill as perfectly and is so versatile. It works flawlessly, fits into your pocket and can create as big an effect as your imagination is capable of developing.

I will not tell you how I am going to use mine, but rest assured it WILL be used.

As a professional performer, I value secrecy above all else and what I use in my corporate work, including variations of my own material, I do not make public. Svenpad Supreme is a professional prop whose secret and use will remain in my arsenal in clandestine ways that will help me continue to make my living.”

Richard Osterlind - 2016
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Mar 17, 2016 07:02PM)
I've been using Brett's pads for more than a few months now. They are absolutely a thing of beauty, they fly by every audience members that encounter them! I've been using the large, medium and small black ones which I now use for pre show. They are amazing. I could never in a million years make them to this Quality, I know as I have spent hours in the past making them. Keep your eyes on the post in notes Sven pads coming soon! They are incredible and look just as what they are Post in notes!
Message: Posted by: egoli (Mar 17, 2016 09:26PM)
That should read Post-It Notes - auto-spell strikes again Justin!

Ed
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Mar 17, 2016 09:51PM)
Haha mhmmmmmm....
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Mar 17, 2016 10:12PM)
I received my black small svenpads as well. what can I say? brilliant and fantastic quality. perfect for closeup
or preshow.

love the svenpads and will never do a show without them.

can't wait to see the post-it note version:)

what's next brett? a nano version of the pads? hahaha
Message: Posted by: videoman (Mar 18, 2016 12:21AM)
I got some of the early post-it note pads.
For me, they are my favorite.
They just look so common and ordinary, as well as working so well. Love the tiny size.
So easy to carry and great for close up.
That is exactly how I would make them if I were able to make them so perfectly.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 18, 2016 03:45PM)
[quote]On Mar 18, 2016, videoman wrote:
I got some of the early post-it note pads.
For me, they are my favorite.
They just look so common and ordinary, as well as working so well. Love the tiny size.
So easy to carry and great for close up.
That is exactly how I would make them if I were able to make them so perfectly. [/quote]

GREAT NEWS as the brand new Sven Notes pad is now available and shipping!

These look EXACTLY like the standard canary yellow 3M "Post-It" notes we are all so familiar with. The backs of the Sven Notes are matching brown paper with a similar design to genuine Post-It's. The color of the paper is as close as we could get it.

The Sven cuts (long/short) are so "tight" that I defy anyone to see see them without holding the pad close :-)

One important difference is the pages do not use re-positionable glue like a post-it pad. They pages are bound like a normal pad so when performing I recommend holding the pad out and having the spectator peek it while you turn away.

Only 100 Sven Notes available to start (this is a test run) and I will email blast all prior customers shortly. Nice!
Message: Posted by: Weddingmagician (Mar 18, 2016 10:05PM)
Are any Sven pads available from UK dealers?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 19, 2016 12:58AM)
[quote]On Mar 18, 2016, Weddingmagician wrote:
Are any Sven pads available from UK dealers? [/quote]

Stephen young and Michael Murray may have a small supply left from Blackpool. I suggest you reach out to them.

The SvenPads are not distributed and available exclusively through me - and shipping with tracking to the UK takes about 10 days. I hand check and test every piece before shipping and guarantee them 100%
Message: Posted by: Christopher Taylor (Mar 20, 2016 12:52PM)
I don't think anyone has mentioned these, but they WILL NOT bleed through paper. Cheers.

Christopher
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 21, 2016 12:49AM)
An unsolicited email I received yesterday from Richard Osterlind regarding the new Sven Notes:

Brett,

I got these in the mail today. They are incredible! I have to say, I might use these even more than the larger ones! They are completely, let me emphasize that, COMPLETELY ordinary looking! I even had to put them away in a special place so I wouldn’t accidentally try to rip one out! To think they are really permanently bound and gimmicked is remarkable. I can’t believe every mentalist working wouldn’t want to own a set of these!

Richard
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Mar 21, 2016 11:57PM)
I also am amazed at the quality of the Sven Notes. Its really crazy how close they look to the real post-it notes.. don't get them mixed up! lol brett has made some amazing tools!
Message: Posted by: Christopher Taylor (Mar 30, 2016 09:20AM)
Just received the mini notepad version and they will go right into my close-up repertoire. I like them so much I'm going to sell them on my stand at conventions. By the way, the "Flipchart Sharpies" real do work perfectly with these pads.

Christopher
Message: Posted by: montanna40 (Mar 30, 2016 11:27AM)
I have ordered the post it notes version. Looks really good and will go well how I perform.
Plus also in my day job it's a perfect way in when someone comes to my desk wanting to see a trick.
Just take my stapler off it while it lays harmlessly on my desk and go into it.
Looking forward to this
Message: Posted by: videoman (Mar 30, 2016 02:26PM)
I received the post it note pads from Brett, and had a blank one I was checking out sitting on my desk when I got a phone call.
After I finished the call I realized I had written a couple notes and an address on the SvenPad.
That's how ordinary and innocent these look, they even fooled me.
So be careful leaving one of these blank pads lying about, it's nearly impossible not to use one on accident. :D
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Mar 30, 2016 05:26PM)
Just received my Post it pads and all I can say: WOW!!!

Brett did it again. Perfect for walk around and close up. Thank you Brett for contributing
those puppys to the Community:)

A huge Thumbs UP!!!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 31, 2016 01:15AM)
:-)

Thank you Rasmus - Videoman & Montanna 40!

Rasmus - you should have enough SvenPads for some time amigo!!!

I've decided that going forward with the Sven Notes (Post-it style), I will include *THREE* of the Sven Note pads in each order rather than two.

This will apply to ALL future orders starting March 31st - as a way to thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm!

Like the others, each pad is hand checked before being packed. If it isn't perfect - it does not ship.

Lastly a lot of great ideas have been percolating on the private SvenPad owners Facebook page. The lotto # idea by Greg Arce is particularly clever IMO.
Message: Posted by: montanna40 (Mar 31, 2016 06:33AM)
Oh no . Don't say that now Saysold. I ordered mine and missed out by two days for the extra pad ha ha
Never mind . More than likely will order more anyway as ideas are beginning to run wild . And I haven't even received it yet. Lol
Come on mr postman 😆
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Apr 8, 2016 09:29PM)
I keep getting better and better reactions wth Brett's pads! I love them!
Message: Posted by: montanna40 (Apr 9, 2016 02:25AM)
Have received the post it notes version . And the quality is amazing .
Just going to make them up now for the office . And ordering the other mini pad version for table hopping / walk around

I'm a very happy bunny this far 👍
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Apr 9, 2016 05:04AM)
I still got my pads from Blackpool but I cant decide what routine to use them for so I havnt written in it yet, I am exited about the possibilities thuogh and have read through the Michael Murray notes, I think I like the acaan one so might do that
Message: Posted by: SleepyMagic (Apr 9, 2016 10:50AM)
[quote]On Apr 9, 2016, Karl M wrote:
I still got my pads from Blackpool but I cant decide what routine to use them for so I havnt written in it yet, I am exited about the possibilities thuogh and have read through the Michael Murray notes, I think I like the acaan one so might do that [/quote]

Oh no....
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Apr 9, 2016 11:08AM)
Why is it no good?
Message: Posted by: SleepyMagic (Apr 9, 2016 11:16AM)
No...I'm pretty sure its amazing...just that your buying too many things😂😂😂😂
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 12, 2016 05:27PM)
I broke out the Post-It Styled "Sven Notes" this past weekend for a short & quick DD and secondary reveal.

I took out 3 pads - 2 real ones and the Sven Note pad with the drawings.

Simple and easy.

The gal was not from the USA so she seemed a little nervous, but you guys should get the flavor. In the future I will probably do the name reveals more slowly for the hits rather than all at once.

[youtube]L_Wgn8xAW3g[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Craigers (Apr 15, 2016 12:43PM)
Hey Saysold, just received a mail from you confirming you've sent my order. Many thanks, looking so much forward to receiving these after reading all the glowing reviews.
I will send you a PM and hopefully you can add me to the FB user page
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 15, 2016 04:55PM)
Sure - You will be added to the private Facebook user page (just ask) and your order was already sent to Norway today.

I am working now on a new VERY CLEVER new SvenPad concept suggested in part by Christopher Taylor of Taylor Imagineering.

This will add a new totally twist to the SvenPads line that hasn't been seen yet.

The kernel for the idea was suggested months ago buy a few people but Christopher hit it out of the park with something that made it perfect.

This will probably be ready in mid May. I think you guys will love it.
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Apr 16, 2016 08:16AM)
Funny, I see my wallet opening up all by itself after reading the last post.
Message: Posted by: montanna40 (Apr 16, 2016 09:44AM)
It's happening to me too

Now that's what I call magic lol 😀
Message: Posted by: montanna40 (Apr 16, 2016 04:21PM)
Just watching Britains Got Talent. And an ex soldier has done a nice performance with Sven pads or something similar . Reminded me a bit of Oz Pearlmans performance on Americas Got Talent.

Just goes to show if you use this properly it can get you good reactions .

Now I'm formulating more ideas with the post it notes I have and awaiting more pads . As I think it's gold dust
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 16, 2016 05:29PM)
Yup - I feel like a proud Papa.

Big BIG nod to Oz from his AGT... and then a new 2nd reveal twist.

Looks like the judges liked the performance.

[youtube]q5VQe7p-710[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Weddingmagician (Apr 16, 2016 05:45PM)
Order placed!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 17, 2016 12:13AM)
I must admit I was a tad disappointed in that I wish that the Richard Jones could have avoided so closely duplicating Oz from his exceptional AGT appearance - even down to the bit asking the judges to toss the pads across the stage.

21st Century Phantom was Oz's 2007 release and it has obviously been "out there" in the field for a long time, but still... it was Oz's and his to use and he did use it on AGT.

There are so many cool ways to do a reveal. A little extra creativity could have hit just as hard.

The tea in the soda can was clever.
Message: Posted by: Sean Giles (Apr 17, 2016 04:23AM)
Wasn't 21st century phantom in Anneman's Practical Mental Effects?
Message: Posted by: IAIN (Apr 17, 2016 07:14AM)
Phantom artist is the original
Message: Posted by: innercirclewannabe (Apr 17, 2016 07:31AM)
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
I must admit I was a tad disappointed in that I wish that the Richard Jones could have avoided so closely duplicating Oz from his exceptional AGT appearance - even down to the bit asking the judges to toss the pads across the stage.

21st Century Phantom was Oz's 2007 release and it has obviously been "out there" in the field for a long time, but still... it was Oz's and his to use and he did use it on AGT.

There are so many cool ways to do a reveal. A little extra creativity could have hit just as hard.

The tea in the soda can was clever. [/quote]

I completely agree with this.If anyone wanted to compare both, they would see very little difference, apart from the fact that Oz is a more seasoned and polished performer. Good luck to the guy in the show, hopefully he will let his creative juices flow and come up with his own ways of presenting his Magic/Mentalism.

As a footnote, I hope the p"""ks on youtube, etc, don't go exposing the method, which seems to be "the thing" to do these days on the back of these talent contests. Unfortunately I don't think anyone or anything can stop that trend these days, though.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 17, 2016 10:41AM)
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, IAIN wrote:
Phantom artist is the original [/quote]

Correct.

Classic by Theodore Annemann which Oz beautifully updated in 2007.
Message: Posted by: caigy (Apr 17, 2016 01:29PM)
I love both my SvenPads but always carry the small black one, passing it off as 'my little black book', containing the names, phone numbers and addresses of friends and family, eventually revealing a girl's name and the last three digits of her phone number or address post code :)

Well done again Brett.

Paul mc.
Message: Posted by: Sparkybear (Apr 17, 2016 07:40PM)
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
I must admit I was a tad disappointed in that I wish that the Richard Jones could have avoided so closely duplicating Oz from his exceptional AGT appearance - even down to the bit asking the judges to toss the pads across the stage.

21st Century Phantom was Oz's 2007 release and it has obviously been "out there" in the field for a long time, but still... it was Oz's and his to use and he did use it on AGT.

There are so many cool ways to do a reveal. A little extra creativity could have hit just as hard.

The tea in the soda can was clever. [/quote]

My better half thought I had REALLY became some sort of mind reader. lol.

It was so close, aside from the tea in can, to Oz's that I gave her a running comedy on what was going to happen. The only real difference, aside from the tea, was David Beckham.

As you said Saysold, even the "throw on stage" part.

Just put my order in Saysold, looking forward to getting them here in sunny Tenerife lol.
Message: Posted by: Rainer - ParaLabs (Apr 18, 2016 02:25PM)
Thanks Brat to give us the permission to sell the pads exclusivity at the MindSummit Cologne on our booth.

We have every pad in a small bunch available.

Everybody can test the stuff live aaaand see a real life demo on stage ;-)

cheers
Rainer

www.mind-summit.net
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 18, 2016 04:27PM)
I'm thrilled that Paralabs (Thomas and Rainier) will exclusively be offering the SvenPad lineup - available at Mind Summit in Cologne next month.

Anyone who knows paralabs knows the quality of their thinking and their products.

I know they have some special ideas for using the SvenPads which they will share with anyone who comes to their booth at Mind Summit.

Supplies will be limited and if you've wanted some you can save a bit on the shipping by grabbing what you need at the show.
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Apr 19, 2016 01:46AM)
I want to know!! Ha
I'm not attending mind summit :(
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (Apr 19, 2016 05:09AM)
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, innercirclewannabe wrote:
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
I must admit I was a tad disappointed in that I wish that the Richard Jones could have avoided so closely duplicating Oz from his exceptional AGT appearance - even down to the bit asking the judges to toss the pads across the stage.

21st Century Phantom was Oz's 2007 release and it has obviously been "out there" in the field for a long time, but still... it was Oz's and his to use and he did use it on AGT.

There are so many cool ways to do a reveal. A little extra creativity could have hit just as hard.

The tea in the soda can was clever. [/quote]

I completely agree with this.If anyone wanted to compare both, they would see very little difference, apart from the fact that Oz is a more seasoned and polished performer. Good luck to the guy in the show, hopefully he will let his creative juices flow and come up with his own ways of presenting his Magic/Mentalism.

As a footnote, I hope the p"""ks on youtube, etc, don't go exposing the method, which seems to be "the thing" to do these days on the back of these talent contests. Unfortunately I don't think anyone or anything can stop that trend these days, though. [/quote]

Its a bit late for that some Prat has exposed on youtube Oz Complete AGT act !
Message: Posted by: Mercury52 (Apr 19, 2016 08:15AM)
The TT and ID have both been revealed and exposed countless thousands of times, and yet folks are still able to wow judges on AGT/BGT type shows with them every year. It sucks when people reveal stuff on YouTube, especially something as good as the Svenpads, but I'm not worried in the slightest about it impacting my ability to successfully use them for an audience.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 19, 2016 10:05AM)
[quote]On Apr 19, 2016, JackMagic wrote:
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, innercirclewannabe wrote:
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
I must admit I was a tad disappointed in that I wish that the Richard Jones could have avoided so closely duplicating Oz from his exceptional AGT appearance - even down to the bit asking the judges to toss the pads across the stage.

21st Century Phantom was Oz's 2007 release and it has obviously been "out there" in the field for a long time, but still... it was Oz's and his to use and he did use it on AGT.

There are so many cool ways to do a reveal. A little extra creativity could have hit just as hard.

The tea in the soda can was clever. [/quote]

I completely agree with this.If anyone wanted to compare both, they would see very little difference, apart from the fact that Oz is a more seasoned and polished performer. Good luck to the guy in the show, hopefully he will let his creative juices flow and come up with his own ways of presenting his Magic/Mentalism.

As a footnote, I hope the p"""ks on youtube, etc, don't go exposing the method, which seems to be "the thing" to do these days on the back of these talent contests. Unfortunately I don't think anyone or anything can stop that trend these days, though. [/quote]

Its a bit late for that some Prat has exposed on youtube Oz Complete AGT act ! [/quote]

I saw that awhile ago. Idiots - but I've seen those things for many of the AGT Magic performers.

The reality is the "how it's done" stuff are guesses with some quite right, others somewhat right and many are dead wrong.

If you read the comments even those watching can't be sure of whether the explanations are 100% accurate.
Message: Posted by: Bill Cushman (Apr 22, 2016 01:38PM)
Returning to the purposes this forum is designed for, I’m a bit late to the game but having now had a chance to work with the Sven Pads I am impressed with what a well-made and versatile tool Brett Barry has provided to performers. The rave reviews are in from top names so there is no need for me to repeat all the accolades so rightfully applied to what was voted by Café members as THE top product of 2015.

I simply want to add my appreciation to Brett for bringing this concept into the 21st century. I’ve experimented with homemade versions and while workable they never came close to the sum total of simplicity of appearance, accuracy in execution and dependability of the Sven Pads.

The cliché, “an embarrassment of riches” captures the sole obstacle I’ve encountered. As in: where do you start? So many possibilities!

David Thiel recently shared an observation that lends keen insight and direction to resolving this issue. He wrote, “I spent several weeks thinking about what routine a NOTEBOOK would make perfect sense for. By this I mean...what routine is a notebook BETTER suited to than any of the alternatives above? When it makes the MOST sense to use a notepad to force your item/idea/date/title/whatever...AND the notepad becomes completely incidental to the effect, you have the beginnings of a perfect routine.”

This led me to examining the various ways I’ve used notebooks (and with the addition of Sven Notes, Post It Pads) over the years. Thinking about it in this way both narrowed the field of possibilities and opened up uses I’d yet to consider with this great utility prop. While there are still far more options than I will ever realistically utilize, the ones I’m now considering make a different (read: better and more congruent) kind of sense than the overwhelm produced by asking myself “what would be something entertaining to force with my Sven Pads?”

In this way, another sign of a product that is a true worker became manifest. I found myself inspired and my creativity amplified, not simply with more and more effects but in plotting and scripting. This is one of the joys of working with something as special as Sven Pads and, again, a well-deserved thank you to Brett for all the time and hard work that went into producing them for the community.
Message: Posted by: Anand Khalsa (Apr 23, 2016 03:11AM)
Very well said! I absolutely agree with you.

The simplicity of the pads forces you to focus on your presentation. The reveal becomes so important.

I think it's easy to get bogged down in the prop or the technicality of the method, without giving the presentation enough thought. When the method is so simple and taken care of for you, it's a completely different experience.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 26, 2016 11:22AM)
Big announcement in that I am proud to be now partnering with Peter Nardi and Alakazam UK as the exclusive worldwide distributor of the SvenPads Supreme lineup!

I will continue to be offering the SvenPads as in the past at the SvenPads site, and the new "SvenPad Triple Banks" (allowing 3 clean F's on 3 people) will ONLY be available through Alakazam for the first 30 days.

Hi Guys

I have some amazing news, Alakazam Magic have now joined forces with Brett Barry creator of the SvenPad Supreme™ to be his exclusive worldwide distributor of this amazing line of products.

These things are absolutely awesome and in my opinion every magician and mentalist should own some.

Click the link below to read up about the SvenPads and check out all the amazing products Brett has to offer, including the brand new SvenPad Triple Banks- the best SvenPads yet!
.
We are expecting stock soon but I expect them to sell super- fast, so pre-order your SvenPads now.

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/category-SvenPad-Supreme.html

Peter Nardi
Alakazam Magic
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 26, 2016 11:30AM)
On French national television, Magician Eric Anto*ne did a funny and killer routine + final reveal.

That T shirt change was impossible to detect - even watching in slow motion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bymh6UQXZ4&feature=youtu.be
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Apr 26, 2016 09:28PM)
Absolutely loving my new minis! Using one with Rainbow by SEO Magic (videoman here on Café had the idea to use Sven pads with it). Absolutely kills.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 26, 2016 10:32PM)
[quote]On Apr 26, 2016, emyers99 wrote:
Absolutely loving my new minis! Using one with Rainbow by SEO Magic (videoman here on Café had the idea to use Sven pads with it). Absolutely kills. [/quote]

Eric thanks!

Gee I must have missed that Rainbow recommendation by Videoman.

Just watched the demos - excellent! Just ordered
Message: Posted by: videoman (Apr 26, 2016 10:50PM)
[quote]On Apr 26, 2016, emyers99 wrote:
Absolutely loving my new minis! Using one with Rainbow by SEO Magic (videoman here on Café had the idea to use Sven pads with it). Absolutely kills. [/quote]

Eric, happy to hear it's been getting good reactions for you.
I've been using it for Rainbow also and it's perfect for it.
So much better than the original force included with Rainbow.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Apr 27, 2016 10:53AM)
Not to hijack this thread to talk about Rainbow, but I just hear they will be releasing a new reveal (Egypt) next month. So Rainbow will soon be repeatable...meaning you will need two SvenPads. So stock up.
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Apr 28, 2016 09:55AM)
Brett
Now the Sven triple bank and Sven notes REALLY excite me! So ordinary looking....Ordering shortly!
Thanks for making those!
Oh, and Rainbow looks excellent (on my to-get list now), but perhaps I am missing something, as I don't see the opportunity to use the pad.
Message: Posted by: Peter Nardi (Apr 28, 2016 10:07AM)
Hi Guy's

I'm proud to say Alakazam are now a dealer for the entire SvenPad Range and we will be the only place you can get hold of the brand new Triple Bank when it's released. We have them all on our site for pre-order now.

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/category-SvenPad-Supreme.html

Regards

Peter
Message: Posted by: montanna40 (Apr 28, 2016 12:28PM)
That's great Peter
I have pre ordered a few . Any idea of the date they will be released though?
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Apr 28, 2016 01:38PM)
[quote]On Apr 28, 2016, montanna40 wrote:
That's great Peter
I have pre ordered a few . Any idea of the date they will be released though? [/quote]
yes, was wondering also
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 28, 2016 03:49PM)
The new SvenPad Triple Banks are almost completed at the manufacturer!!!

And my best guess is that Alakazam should have their exclusive supplies in hand (ready to ship out) for you guys no later than May 16th.

Keep in mind that each and every SvenPad will still be checked front to back by hand, before Alakazam gets them.

The Triple Banks should allow an entirely new level of force possibilities. 120 pages, 3 colors (40 pages each) as opposed to 50.
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 4, 2016 04:54PM)
[quote]On Apr 17, 2016, caigy wrote:
I love both my SvenPads but always carry the small black one, passing it off as 'my little black book', containing the names, phone numbers and addresses of friends and family, eventually revealing a girl's name and the last three digits of her phone number or address post code :)

Well done again Brett.

Paul mc. [/quote]

Brett, I was toying with the same idea Paul mentions above so I guess the next in your ever expanding SvenPads line should be a black 3x5 pad bound on the long side so it opens like a book. It would be great to have pre-printed pages so it looks like an old school address book. You could probably get some chuckles explaining how you're old-fashioned and low tech. Might take some thought deciding if there are multiple entries on each page or whatever but I'm sure you could come up with something workable and possibly even more deceptive than blank pages. I'd get one for sure.
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (May 4, 2016 05:04PM)
Got the post-it style pads, they are excellent
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 5, 2016 09:03AM)
Thank you guys and I will look into your idea Videoman.

Many of the best ideas (like the classy black mini's) have come from end users like you.

I'm also thrilled that the new "SvenPad Triple Banks" will be shipped to Akakazam in a matter of days.

These are the best SvenPads so far IMO - offering you guys a handheld method of doing a confabulation, Cluedo, or 3+ forces with ease. The paper used were the Astro Brites that many are familiar with and you get 120 total pages (all other SvenPads have 50). There are 40 pages of each color. Man did these come out nice.

The SvenPad Triple Banks will ONLY be available at Akakazam for the first 30 days. They will have a limited supply of 150 units.

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-SvenPad-Triple-Bank-By-Brett-Barry-Single-.html
Message: Posted by: Dr. Eamon (May 5, 2016 09:10AM)
Only 150 units???
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (May 5, 2016 08:17PM)
Having so much fun with these. Over the last 30 yrs I've bought tons of "limited only by your imagination" effects/utility items. Almost all ended up in the drawer. The SvenPads actually deliver on that promise. Truly a game changer.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 5, 2016 11:15PM)
Thank you Eric and John!

I used a SvenPad at a major corporate stage show at a resort last night in front of 600 - combining with Promystic's ColorMatch.

I customized the final kicker using my SvenPad for the audience of some of the electric utility execs - with 50 of the top users of energy in the USA. It absolutely killed.

***Yes John - Alakazam ordered 150 units of the Triple Banks - and I know many are already spoken for. I am shipping FedEX tomorrow to Peter so he should have all supplies next week.
Message: Posted by: Michael Mindreader (May 6, 2016 03:05AM)
Love the simplicity of this gem!
Message: Posted by: On The Offbeat (May 7, 2016 10:20PM)
[quote]On Mar 30, 2016, saysold1 wrote:


I've decided that going forward with the Sven Notes (Post-it style), I will include *THREE* of the Sven Note pads in each order rather than two.

This will apply to ALL future orders starting March 31st - as a way to thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm. [/quote]

Brett, you know I love you brother, but this just seems backwards to me.
Usually it's the initial purchasers (who help get any new project off the ground) who get extra stuff.
Not that I don't think it's great that you've decided to include an additional pad, just seems a little unfair to the early purchasers who supported the Sven Notes sight unseen before there were any rave reviews.
I realize this is yesterday's news but I hadn't seen your post before. It just kind of surprised me when I read it.
But hey, it's all good, and your pads are great! :bigsmile:
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 8, 2016 01:03AM)
[quote]On May 7, 2016, On The Offbeat wrote:
[quote]On Mar 30, 2016, saysold1 wrote:


I've decided that going forward with the Sven Notes (Post-it style), I will include *THREE* of the Sven Note pads in each order rather than two.

This will apply to ALL future orders starting March 31st - as a way to thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm. [/quote]

Brett, you know I love you brother, but this just seems backwards to me.
Usually it's the initial purchasers (who help get any new project off the ground) who get extra stuff.
Not that I don't think it's great that you've decided to include an additional pad, just seems a little unfair to the early purchasers who supported the Sven Notes sight unseen before there were any rave reviews.
I realize this is yesterday's news but I hadn't seen your post before. It just kind of surprised me when I read it.
But hey, it's all good, and your pads are great! :bigsmile: [/quote]

Well thanks for being honest!

The initial purchasers of the Sven Notes (Post-it style pads) were already familiar in most cases with the SvenPad line.

The Sven Notes were an extension of the existing line - so in most cases these were not new purchasers.

With the Sven Notes I decided to add a 3rd pad based on my own gut feeling - not as a result of any comment.

Manufacturers have been known to make changes to sizes of packages and quantities as they see fit - adjusting to the market. In this case I offered all purchasers more not less, so for me it wasn't backwards but rather generous. The people who bought when there were 2 pads instead of 3 made a decision at that time that they felt was a good value.

When I buy gas now is it backwards that prices are now $1.00 more a gallon in Phoenix then 3 months ago?

Such is the nature of things. Things change. Prices can change and so can quantities. If the market doesn't like what I do - I will surely feel it.

In the end my customers know that I will go to the end of the earth and back to provide outstanding service and value. Current customers are also offered special SvenClub deals from time to time as a thank you.
Message: Posted by: Peter Nardi (May 9, 2016 11:00AM)
Hi Guy's,

Just to let you know we have now taken shipment of the entire Svenpad line including the new awesome Triple Banks.

You can pick yours up here

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/category-SvenPad-Supreme.html

Best Regards

Peter
Message: Posted by: xav5000 (May 9, 2016 12:41PM)
After my pads,i received my Sven Notes.
I love them!
I took my command by VirtualMagie (a sven note free and the pen)and I'm very happy by them.
And as you are a gentleman,you send me 4!
Many thanks,Brett.
Message: Posted by: Paul Forster (May 10, 2016 05:54AM)
I cannot praise SvenPads enough. They have opened up a new line of performance for my act. I am doing routines I have never done before and the routines are limitless. The pads themselves draw no heat and no one has ever suspected them or asked to see them. Use it for a second and put it away, simples.

I have one pad that I have written in using pencil and have rubbed the writing out multiple times to change what I have in there (i'm not cheap just skint!). I will be buying more pads in the future so I can do a confabulation routine. I love these things!
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (May 12, 2016 12:42AM)
Received my Svenpads ( tri-color-set) as I like to call them now today! Amazing Quality! This will be a great tool like the other pads. Great work Brett. Ill be working on a effect with them this week
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 22, 2016 11:06PM)
A VERY COOL BRAND NEW SVENPAD IDEA FOR MANAGING YOUR SPECTATOR!

I was just thinking today - why not use your SvenPad like a TOD?

The explanation video is now posted at our Facebook SvenPad Supreme private owners group.
Message: Posted by: JoelDickinson (May 23, 2016 01:07AM)
I don't own a svenpad but the TOD was the first thing which came to my mind. With various forces. I have more ideas including handling. One day I may buy one :)
Message: Posted by: Carl Andrews (May 24, 2016 07:10AM)
The Svenpad is amazing, the quality is excellent! I just got the triple bank pads and can't wait to come up with ideas for it. Such an amazing yet innocent looking weapon. Congratulations Brett! Thank you!

Carl Andrews
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (May 24, 2016 12:04PM)
I have got my wife to order me the mini pads for my Birthday next week,so much can be done with these and after looking at other effect's I just kept going back to this so much for your buck,so roll on my pads.
Message: Posted by: jaizon (May 24, 2016 04:43PM)
Just to be clear, these are not an effect per se, they are a tool that allows you to do an amazing number of routines. They will definitely spark your imagination. So dead simple it's almost criminal. :)
Message: Posted by: Twisted Mentat (May 24, 2016 07:01PM)
Is it possible to replace the pages in the pad?
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (May 24, 2016 07:04PM)
No, but since no one writes in the pad during performance, why would that matter?
Message: Posted by: Twisted Mentat (May 24, 2016 07:15PM)
The spectator may accidentally damage the pages. With my Bulldog deck it sometimes happened.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (May 24, 2016 08:34PM)
I wondered about durability but I've been carrying a mini in my shirt pocket every day for the last several weeks. I'd say about 50 performances thus far including three today and so far, the pad still looks and performs like new. Really amazing. I really can't stress enough how spectacular these things are. And now that SEO Magic has released a new location reveal for Rainbow by Higar, I'll be prepping another Mini. So pumped.
Message: Posted by: videoman (May 24, 2016 10:36PM)
Eric, is that the mini or the Sven notes you're carrying?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 24, 2016 10:53PM)
Eric is carrying mini's Videoman.

For strolling as I do often - the most durable and easy to carry SvenPads see the elegant black mini's with leatherette covers.

They are my personal favorite and the 2nd best seller in the lineup (the original pockets remain #1).

The Sven Notes (post it style) are small and cool but (without covers) won't hold up as well to 2 hour plus strolling gigs.

There are some Sven surprises still ahead - Peter Nardi is planning a 30 min VLOG soon dedicated to the SvenPads, a nearly 100 page PDF of fantastic and very innovative all new creative ideas and routines is in the works by someone many of us know + much more.

Stay tuned.
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (May 24, 2016 11:56PM)
[quote]On May 24, 2016, Twisted Mentat wrote:
The spectator may accidentally damage the pages. With my Bulldog deck it sometimes happened. [/quote]

But the index cards in the Bulldog deck aren't bound together, so a gimmicked pair is easily replaced. In the Sven pad, if a page is badly damaged, I would just remove it. That wouldn't effect the workings unless you remove too many of them.
Message: Posted by: shakuni (May 25, 2016 05:59AM)
Http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=618041&forum=82
Message: Posted by: Twisted Mentat (May 25, 2016 09:35AM)
[quote]On May 24, 2016, mastermindreader wrote:
[quote]On May 24, 2016, Twisted Mentat wrote:
The spectator may accidentally damage the pages. With my Bulldog deck it sometimes happened. [/quote]

But the index cards in the Bulldog deck aren't bound together, so a gimmicked pair is easily replaced. In the Sven pad, if a page is badly damaged, I would just remove it. That wouldn't effect the workings unless you remove too many of them. [/quote]
That's why I asked. Thanks for the answer.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 25, 2016 10:33AM)
Bob is right but if one page in a SvenPad goes bad you would simply remove it along with its matching long or short page.
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Jun 12, 2016 11:22AM)
I'm not known for throwing some new material straight into my working repertoire spontaneously.

I am among those who need time - and it is very rare that I add or replace something in my program at all
When I first do it, it's after prolonged testing, trial and error in "harmless" environments, like weeks, months, or even a year or more.
I have experimented with all the previous versions of the SvenPad, and when The Tripple Bank arrived, I just knew that I had to test it out seriously, and for a paying audience

So I added a Dream Vaccation kind of thing to the program I did for a corporation's big summer party yesterday, - with great success
I really have to order more of the Tripple Bank!

They are that good!
Thank you, Brett
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jun 12, 2016 11:29AM)
ANNOUNCEMENT!

THE SVENPAD TRIPLE BANKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! 3 FORCES IN YOUR POCKET.

Introducing the newest and most unique addition to the world famous SvenPads™ line: The SvenPad™ Triple Banks.

Quite possibly the most powerful SvenPads™ ever created.

120 pages of pure forcing innocence, ALL IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND!

Precision crafted with genuine "Astrobrights" neon colored paper (3.5 x 5'), the SvenPad™ Triple Banks represent the newest and easiest to perform method EVER for your favorite Confabulation plot, Clue game and so much more.

Your audience experiences 3 ultra clean and undetectable forces - with your imagination being the only limitation.
120 total pages, allowing 40 pages for each force bank section.

• NO need for switch envelopes!
• NO need for off stage helpers!
• NO need for expensive "perfect prediction" props!

Bring up 3 spectators to your stage and show all the pages to as a random variety of destinations, delicious foods and famous celebrities: Hand the pad to one woman and ask her to freely choose one of 40 exotic destinations (pink), then ask someone else to choose a favorite food (yellow), and a third person chooses a famous celebrity who might turn up at the meal (blue). Toss the pad. Now create some miracles.

As usual - you know everything before you've even started!

Each SvenPad™ is (as you've come to expect) hand checked before shipping before for paper perfection. Customize it in any language and any routine you could think of.

The new SvenPad™ Triple Banks are AVAILABLE NOW for worldwide shipping.

"My Triple Banks made it to Belgium.. feels like Christmas!" Stefan Paridaen - Belgium

"Just got my Triple Bank in the mail! Wow it looks amazing!" Ran Gafner, Israel

"Thanks, perfect size. The 3 forces on a pad idea is great." Kiyan Van de Werken - USA

"In my show tonight! (and in every show)." Preston Heller - USA
"Just received my Triple Banks. WOW. Another Winner from Brett. This Pad is perfectly build and gives you a lot more Possibilities to use for. Thank you Brett for such a wonderful Addition to the SvenPad™
Family. Don't buy it folks!!! Want to keep it for myself. Selfish I know!" Rasmus - Switzerland

"Go get yours! This is extremely well Built!" Justin Lewis - USA
Message: Posted by: rasmus (Jun 12, 2016 12:08PM)
The Svenpads are a big hit, love them😄

what about making a pad that consists
of 52 pre printed pages with all playing cards
in random order?

and what about a book test using the same principle?

just thinking :spoon:
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jun 12, 2016 05:01PM)
[quote]On Jun 12, 2016, rasmus wrote:

and what about a book test using the same principle?

just thinking :spoon: [/quote]

This does already exist, don't remember the name though
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jun 12, 2016 09:13PM)
[quote]On Jun 12, 2016, rasmus wrote:
The Svenpads are a big hit, love them😄

what about making a pad that consists
of 52 pre printed pages with all playing cards
in random order?

and what about a book test using the same principle?

just thinking :spoon: [/quote]

Good thinking Rasmus :-)

OK I have heard the suggestion of SvenPads using pre-printed cards but in talking with legendary mentalist Ross Johnson (and others) months ago on this idea - I decided against.

As Ross said to me: "Why use a pad to represent something simple like playing cards? Why not just use playing cards for playing cards?"

His thoughts (and I agreed when he called me at the time) was pre-printing cards on pads just was not organic/did not make sense.

I tend to agree.

So - probably no cards will be printed on SvenPads :-)

As far as a book test using the principle, Larry Becker apparently tested something years ago along this line... and more recently last January, Steve Haresign in the UK released his "Flictionary."

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=603904&forum=218

I will let you in what is in the works now is a stunning 2 color printed SvenPad which will be released in a strict limited edition.

The artwork and ideas will (I promise!) be nothing less than GORGEOUS - and this SvenPad will offer far more than just a simple for*e or 2.

It will potentially offer up to 10 reveals in one pad - with some utterly beautiful artwork in the context of a scientific testing book.

The idea, artwork, and concept for this was the genius of a very smart mentalist many of us know... and he has toiled for many hours perfecting this new SvenPad.

No more hints - but this new one will be the first in the SvenPad line that will be pre-made - ready out of the box to slay - limited numbered edition.

Should be ready later this Summer - along with another special something.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Jun 12, 2016 09:47PM)
Ooohhh, sounds cool. I'll be keeping an eye out for that release.
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Jul 13, 2016 05:29AM)
Not only have I been getting great use from the SvenPads in recent months but I recently contacted Brett.

What absolutely brilliant customer service he offers, along with such brilliant products. So to Brett, a HUGE thank you.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jul 14, 2016 12:41AM)
Thank you Neil -

I will go to the moon and back for customers.
Message: Posted by: selectedmagic (Jul 14, 2016 01:08AM)
This is one of the best purchase for me this year. So much you can do with such simple method!
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Jul 14, 2016 03:05PM)
I've got to say the above is true for me as well!
I've been using SvenPads for a while now. I have many pads made for certain routines! They are incredible.
I still have the very first run that Brett shipped and they have been through hundreds of hands! Still
Work flawlessly! I'm ordering two more next week!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 21, 2016 03:09PM)
Coming soon - the best SvenPad yet!

A completely new look.

A completely new spiral binding design that took over 2 months to perfect with my manufacturer.

No hype - no BS - no exaggeration.

This is the most unique, innovative and best SvenPad yet.

Scheduled for worldwide release September 15th.

Price will be $25 for the highest technology and best SvenPads yet created. The binding design is insane :-)

Pre-orders will be taken and offered ONLY to my prior mailing list and Facebook group customers.

Other well known retailers may decide on their own if they want to offer pre-orders, so be on the lookout.

This one will blow your minds.
Message: Posted by: mentalran (Aug 21, 2016 11:16PM)
I cant wait to get this new svenpad!
This is the most versatile utility device that I have seen for years. Im using it in every show of mine including t.v.
Such an innocent looking yet so powerful.
Excellent job Brett

Ran
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Aug 21, 2016 11:17PM)
For all the Sven pad users allow me to express how excited I am to start using this. Once you get this new pad in your hands I think you'll start to see the excitement. It's absolutely unreal how REAL this pad looks with the spiral binder!! It look like any office max, staples tear pad you'll use with the spiral binders. Those who have use this principle will know how impossible this sounds but Brett did it! I'm positive many will fall in love with this one and make it there go to pad!!!
Message: Posted by: Lior (Aug 22, 2016 01:41AM)
I am exited
I love the Svenpads products.
A lot of new ways to do some strong effects.
And I love all innovation and creativity that Brett has.

Lior
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Aug 22, 2016 11:34AM)
I am really loving the Post-it note style pad. I really like adding regular post-its to it and tearing a few off at the beginning of the performance.
KJ
Message: Posted by: Hood (Aug 24, 2016 05:15PM)
Got my first Sven pad and man it is fantastic as everyone has said. Also cannot believe how fast Brett got it to me, I was hoping to get it on Friday and it arrived today. Great pad and great service. Thank you Brett
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Aug 26, 2016 10:50AM)
The new SvenPad KøD is available and will be shipping out on 9/15. This is the coolest SvenPad so far and is eons ahead of the pack...

SVENPAD™ KøD. PERFECTION MEETS PAPER.

[youtube]dCgOc5R3u8A[/youtube]

Totally unique with a SPIRAL (Spira-Glu) binding - the world's first in a SvenPad!

This a quantum leap in the world renowned SvenPad™ lineup.

The Sven pages remain perfect - the inner seams are invisible and the pad may be opened a full 180 degrees - and again the glue seam is invisible!

All pages appear to be held by the spiral binding, but they are not.

The SvenPad™ KoD opens naturally from the bottom, with college ruled paper. This paper is thicker than store bought paper stock to minimize bleed and is actually custom printed. Every little detail has been thought out, so you can concentrate on your performance.

While other copycat pads are fighting for the low end, the new SvenPad KøD once again raises the bar and sets the standard - at an affordable price.

SvenPad KøD represents the most advanced SvenPad yet created - with over two months of research to perfect.

The Specs:

Spiral bound memo pad available in either Red or Yellow
Looks EXACTLY like the memo pad from the corner store
Freely moving front & back covers -- just like a normal memo pad!
Top & Bottom opening design!
NEW Spira-Glu spine binding!
Innocent covers -- perfect weight, perfect looking!
40 pages per pad
College-ruled lined paper
Easily change out the inner paper or the covers if needed in less than 2 minutes

Thanks again to the thousands of buyers like you who have made the original SvenPad Supreme the #1 selling SvenPad in the world!

More surprises and releases yet to come!!!

"A marvel! As complicated and sublime as anything you own.
Every mentalist should applaud its availability, but leave it to just a few to perform.
Seriously, don't leave to a show without it. It is as individual as you."

Marc Salem, Mentalist
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Aug 26, 2016 12:36PM)
Look at these things! I'm really excited about these; IMO SvenPad KøD are the best and most deceptive version since the post-its.
Message: Posted by: dunraven (Aug 27, 2016 09:39AM)
I really enjoy the Svenpads. Svengali decks are all about the reveal, and that is true with these pads as well. I came up with a routine where I have 2 pads, one with drinks (martini, champagne, etc.) and one with musicians. After the spectators each flip through and "randomly" select a page, I proceed to read their minds as music mix plays in the background (my patter relates to the music, which relates to the selections, which is timed to the "reveal"). Then, for a finale, I take an empty frame, cover it with a scarf, and then quickly remove to reveal . . . you guessed it, the selected musician drinking the selected drink.
Message: Posted by: dunraven (Aug 27, 2016 09:41AM)
Here's the photo I use for the reveal.

https://grapefriend.com/2011/12/20/no-one-offered-madonna-champagne/
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Aug 27, 2016 12:56PM)
Nicely done, love it
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Aug 27, 2016 06:29PM)
Awesomeness
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Aug 30, 2016 07:43PM)
Using the new KOD pad!! This is cool! You guys got to get a few!!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 14, 2016 06:17PM)
The innovative new SvenPad KoD is now officially out - more than 700 units sold out all of my production - however more will be available within the next week.

They are available NOW at only the best dealers in the world including Alakazam, Stevens Magic, Pegani, Hocus Pocus, Vanishing Inc, Marketplace Of The Mind, Magicshop.Nl, and Hey Presto in Australia. More dealers ahead with some big announcements.

The SvenPad KoD is the world's first spiral bound SvenPad. It is my personal favorite now and handles like a dream.

Watch your TV's tonight BTW... :-)

A VERY nice review today of the unique SvenPad KoD's from Jheff at Marketplace Of The Mind:


"What I'm most excited about are the new KoD Pads from Brett Barry, which are the latest in SvenPads.

The original SvenPads were pretty much a lock on the best mentalism products of the year. The only reason is wasn't crowned the best was because the idea itself wasn't necessarily original. That, of course, has absolutely no bearing on its incredible usefulness and impressive production value. But when comparing it to other products that came out last year, it mattered.

That is not the case with these.

The new KoD pads look like memo pads, not notepads. Yet the papers inside work exactly like the other SvenPads and allow you to know exactly what the participant will be choosing. It comes in two colors - a red cover or a yellow cover.

I really think this is going to be an industry standard.

And, right now, this is the product to beat to be my pick for the best mentalism product of the year. My official comments are below and there is also a separate page on my website for the complete line of SvenPads. If you're still unsure as to whether you'll use them or not, let me just say that the SvenPads have been used by performers on America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, and many other TV shows. If the pros are using it on TV, then it's certainly a major argument in favor of using these, right?"

http://marketplaceofthemind.com/products/svenpadkod/
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 15, 2016 09:14AM)
[quote]On Sep 14, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
If the pros are using it on TV, then it's certainly a major argument in favor of using these, right?"

http://marketplaceofthemind.com/products/svenpadkod/ [/quote]

And if Oz used his homemade Sven pad on TV then it's certainly a major argument in favor of using them on TV and anywhere for that matter.

Just silly.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 15, 2016 11:49AM)
I can't control who uses what and where. Using it on AGT was the idea of the producers.

People should use what works for them - other than that, nothing matters.

I wasn't wild about the use on AGT this round - the power is in a hands off use, with good thought in the routine.

The way they used it last night was very weak.

On another note, the newly released SvenPad KoD is the finest SvenPad ever made - 1000% unique, and a beauty in the hands.

I guarantee there is nothing else in the world that touches the newest SvenPad KoD with the world's first spiral binding. It is extremely deceptive.

More innovations are in the works.
Message: Posted by: Sven Rygh (Sep 20, 2016 01:51PM)
Just to chime in;
The KøD pads arrived today, and they are really some beauties!

I can not wait to start using them!
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Sep 20, 2016 05:59PM)
I just received a KOD. I own 2 Sven Pad pockets and post-it notes. The KOD may be even better/more deceptive than all previous versions. I tried to make my own Sven pads out of spiral bound books, but they weren't as reliable due to shifting. The construction of the KOD is perfect- no shifting, perfect force, and small, even cuts. Really, these are incredible.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Sep 21, 2016 01:55PM)
KOD's are the best ever IMO.
Really a leap forward in this type of prop with some subtleties that make it even more innocent looking and convincing.

I even like how the cover was changed since the original promo pictures were taken. It now says 50 sheets on the cover rather than 40 (that always bugged me.)
Yeah, why not make it look like they have even more choices? Plus, it looks better if you want to do, for instance a force of the 50 states, or playing cards, or anything along those lines. True, very few would ever notice it but it's all in the details, right?
Nice also that it is available in 2 different color covers.
I, for one, am glad that Brett pays attention to details.
Message: Posted by: MR Effecto (Sep 21, 2016 06:03PM)
PM you saysold1
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 22, 2016 01:26PM)
[quote]On Sep 21, 2016, videoman wrote:
KOD's are the best ever IMO.
Really a leap forward in this type of prop with some subtleties that make it even more innocent looking and convincing.

I even like how the cover was changed since the original promo pictures were taken. It now says 50 sheets on the cover rather than 40 (that always bugged me.)
Yeah, why not make it look like they have even more choices? Plus, it looks better if you want to do, for instance a force of the 50 states, or playing cards, or anything along those lines. True, very few would ever notice it but it's all in the details, right?
Nice also that it is available in 2 different color covers.
I, for one, am glad that Brett pays attention to details. [/quote]

Sharp eyes!

I never actually told anyone or announced the printing change on the front of the KoD Svenpads from 40 to 50. The idea was helpfully suggested by mentalist Dr. Eamon in the Netherlands and thank you to him for the suggestion.

I am thrilled you like the new KoD pads! Insane right?

They are my proudest achievement with this project - they are the finest & most deceptive SvenPads ever created... and nothing else touches 'em.

This journey started almost one year ago to the day. It has been a lot of fun.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Oct 4, 2016 06:24PM)
These are absolutely worth every penny imo.
Fantastic products.
I second every great bit of feedback mentioned so far.

252Happy
Message: Posted by: Martin Adams (Oct 17, 2016 06:41PM)
Hi Guys,

If these beatuies now available at: https://www.mystiquefactory.com/collections/svenpads

Best,
Martin
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 23, 2016 11:37PM)
The gorgeous new American 8.5 x 11 (3 hole punched, 1st time ever in a SvenPad)and Euro A4 stage size SvenPad KoD's will be released exclusively at MindVention next month!

Watch for the new large format KoD format ... on the Rachel R*y show on October 26th with O* Pearl*man.

We also have some gorgeous new large format water based PENS that were helpfully suggested by Apollo Robbins that will also be available (limited supply) at our SvenPads MindVention Booth.

The new larger formats + a special edition ParaPad style version will be available exclusively to prior customers and our FaceBook group members first.

Also thanks to Theory 11 and Jonathan Bayme for partnering with me and releasing the new special edition SvenPad KoD this past week - featuring Magician Blake Vogt:

https://store.theory11.com/products/svenpad-by-brett-barry
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 23, 2016 11:55PM)
[quote]On Aug 27, 2016, schramek wrote:
I really enjoy the Svenpads. Svengali decks are all about the reveal, and that is true with these pads as well. I came up with a routine where I have 2 pads, one with drinks (martini, champagne, etc.) and one with musicians. After the spectators each flip through and "randomly" select a page, I proceed to read their minds as music mix plays in the background (my patter relates to the music, which relates to the selections, which is timed to the "reveal"). Then, for a finale, I take an empty frame, cover it with a scarf, and then quickly remove to reveal . . . you guessed it, the selected musician drinking the selected drink. [/quote]

Excellent! Thanks for the great ideas
Message: Posted by: Godzilla (Oct 24, 2016 12:04AM)
Brett, You're a Super Star ! :-)

Next time you see Misty Lee, give her a hug from me ! lol

~G
Message: Posted by: johndamen (Oct 24, 2016 11:12PM)
Just a quick question to save me 17 pages of this thread....is there anything added to the paper quality of these pads for durability? You riffle any pad of paper enough times and the pages will begin to warp and wear out. After all, its just a pad of paper. How long will these last for the high price tag?
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Oct 24, 2016 11:54PM)
Yes, the pages are not dime store thickness. Just like dime stores have next to nothing for a dime anymore. :sun:
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Oct 25, 2016 11:31AM)
Still loving my many SvenPads
Get the new KOD notebook! I'm making up a new one with shorty stories written within
Message: Posted by: 252life (Oct 25, 2016 12:17PM)
[quote]On Oct 25, 2016, Justin Lewis wrote:
Still loving my many SvenPads
Get the new KOD notebook! I'm making up a new one with shorty stories written within [/quote]

Nice! Never thought of that...great idea.
That could raise the ante in interesting ways me thinks.
Entire story lines, as opposed to a word, opens up a lot of territory imo.
Thanks for sharing that.
(One of those ideas that seem obvious in retrospect, but honestly wasn't to me.)

252ShortStories
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 26, 2016 01:05AM)
[quote]On Oct 24, 2016, johndamen wrote:
Just a quick question to save me 17 pages of this thread....is there anything added to the paper quality of these pads for durability? You riffle any pad of paper enough times and the pages will begin to warp and wear out. After all, its just a pad of paper. How long will these last for the high price tag? [/quote]


So with the SvenPad KoD Spiral binding pads - the lined paper is created just for the production of these pads. In other words we do not use regular lined paper, but rather a heavier paper that is custom printed (by us) with lines on both sides. It looks perfect visually, and if using a recommended gel ink pen (any will do) you will not get any bleed or show through.

We chose to use 40 pages in the SvenPad KoD memo pad books (pad cover states 50 pages). The upcoming new 8.5 x 11' or A4 stage size KoD pads will have 50 sheets of lined paper (and the covers will say 100 sheets).

Little details matter. On the upcoming A4 size KoD pads the printed lines are a gray color, just like the Tesco and other well known pads in the UK. American lined college ruled paper is more blueish lines, with the red line vertically on the left.

So - like everything about the SvenPads, no stone was left un-turned. The paper on the KoD pads is superb, and the spiral binding is really special.
Message: Posted by: TomConsole (Nov 5, 2016 03:19PM)
Got my SvenPad KoD yesterday. Looks AMAZING! Highly recommended to all. It will have a ton of uses, and it looks so natural. Just like picking up an ordinary notebook like just about any household or office would normally have sitting around. And the spiral binding keeps it all together so well. 5 Stars Brett!
Tom
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Nov 22, 2016 02:55AM)
Seeing that Justin mentioned filling his pads with shorty stories. Haiku (my favourite form of poetry) could also be used - short and with beautiful imagery.

Or, if wanting to keep the number of words down per page, poetic images that could be visualised could be a good alternative. Again, reading some haiku would provide an abundance of ideas.

Neil
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Nov 22, 2016 07:38AM)
Maybe we can be kept up to date with how many "units" have been sold each week?

What was a beautiful mentalism secret is now becoming as ubiquitous as a Svengali deck. And will soon be about as transparent if the dreadful performances on amateur TV talent shows and talk shows are anything to go by.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Nov 22, 2016 10:45AM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2016, Martin Pulman wrote:
Maybe we can be kept up to date with how many "units" have been sold each week?

What was a beautiful mentalism secret is now becoming as ubiquitous as a Svengali deck. And will soon be about as transparent if the dreadful performances on amateur TV talent shows and talk shows are anything to go by. [/quote]


Cheaper and available everywhere now. Non stop hawking...ugh
Not the end of the world, but sure can't be helpful imo.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Nov 23, 2016 03:41AM)
Maybe one of the producers of the various Svengali Pads can link up with Walmart?

They could call them "TV MAGIC PADS" or something? Shift a lot more units.
Message: Posted by: JanForster (Nov 23, 2016 11:13AM)
Good idea for marketing! And for the rest: Like Al Baker I look what's up-to-date and used by many and stay away - at least for some time :) Jan
Message: Posted by: 252life (Nov 23, 2016 05:08PM)
Wonder how long until these end up in kids magic kits.....
Arrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!

Oh well, back to my worsening wallet addiction I guess.
I suspect I could build a Franken Cow by now.

252Nightmares
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 4, 2016 07:53PM)
A holiday gift: An interview with my head manufacturer and comparisons with the SvenPads and some of the knock-offs.

The SvenPads remain the #1 utility prop of it's kind in the world. Each is hand checked at least twice for perfection. The paper is the perfect thickness - the styles are numerous and far beyond simple black pads.

Some will gravitate to the cheapest or making home made: Good for you if that serves your needs or if price is the only concern.

My clients and dealers know that when they buy the original SvenPads they become part of a family - with a 100% satisfaction guaranty, incredible quality, caring service, communication, strong support after the sale, fast and reliable shipping, extensive written & video instructional tips, our Facebook private page with more than 900+ members and counting, and the ability to contact me (the creator) personally anytime.

The SvenPads were voted as last Years Magic Café "Trick Of The Year" for good reason: Performers love and trust them for their work.

Thank you to the pros and hobbyists worldwide who continue to embrace the original, the leader - the SvenPad Supreme.

Enjoy this new side-by side instructional video. Happy Holidays to all of you - see you in 2017 :-)

[youtube]SqdrLycowsc[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: MAGIC325 (Dec 4, 2016 08:19PM)
Sahsold,
Great video. I don't recall any other producer posting a video like this. This is very informative.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Dec 4, 2016 08:54PM)
Really nice video, thx
Message: Posted by: John C (Dec 4, 2016 09:23PM)
Man, I'm going to get that guy to make me a few hundred thousand. Haha
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 4, 2016 10:58PM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2016, John C wrote:
Man, I'm going to get that guy to make me a few hundred thousand. Haha [/quote]

Your order is in John!

I will trade for donations to your favorite holiday charity :-)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 4, 2016 11:02PM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2016, MAGIC325 wrote:
Sahsold,
Great video. I don't recall any other producer posting a video like this. This is very informative. [/quote]

Thanks.

I'm sure we will hear shortly from the naysayers and Sven poopers.

As my friend Oz Pearlman says - the SvenPads were and are a passion project. The project was always about creating the best quality prop for a hands free fo**e.

If this ever pops up in your Target Magic set in a decade... it won't be my SvenPads but another crappy knock off.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 6, 2016 03:52AM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2016, saysold1 wrote:
A holiday gift: An interview with my head manufacturer and comparisons with the SvenPads and some of the knock-offs.

The SvenPads remain the #1 utility prop of it's kind in the world. Each is hand checked at least twice for perfection. The paper is the perfect thickness - the styles are numerous and far beyond simple black pads.

Some will gravitate to the cheapest or making home made: Good for you if that serves your needs or if price is the only concern.

My clients and dealers know that when they buy the original SvenPads they become part of a family - with a 100% satisfaction guaranty, incredible quality, caring service, communication, strong support after the sale, fast and reliable shipping, extensive written & video instructional tips, our Facebook private page with more than 900+ members and counting, and the ability to contact me (the creator) personally anytime.

The SvenPads were voted as last Years Magic Café "Trick Of The Year" for good reason: Performers love and trust them for their work.

Thank you to the pros and hobbyists worldwide who continue to embrace the original, the leader - the SvenPad Supreme.

Enjoy this new side-by side instructional video. Happy Holidays to all of you - see you in 2017 :-)

[youtube]SqdrLycowsc[/youtube] [/quote]


Incredible, using a loop to measure tolerance. Quality control like a diamond mill. And made in America to boot. As soon as I come up wih a quality routine my order is going in. The little memo spiral pad is what all my employees carry with them on my night job. I owned BIP and Haiku years ago when starting out. While the concept was great, they just did not look like everyday props. Now one can DIY the pages to tailor it to your imagination. I think Justin is right on with shorty stories. :rudolph:
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Dec 6, 2016 06:14AM)
The Sven Pads are great. The Wong notebook is great (my personal choice).

Haven't watched the video yet but looking forward to seeing how Chris Jones's 'Padgali' from 2006 measures up against the modern imitators.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Dec 6, 2016 10:15AM)
I was impressed with the printer.
He seemed very honest with his appraisals.
He didn't go on auto pilot talking down on the compitition.
I thought he was even a bit surprised with the first comparrisons quality.
Overall, the case was made well for buying the Sven over the rest, funds allowing.

If you watch the whole thing, you're a big giant mentalism nerd like me :)

252GoodStuff
Message: Posted by: MarcLavelle (Dec 6, 2016 06:42PM)
It is a bit unfair claiming the title of 'original', and classing everyone else as knockoffs, when several have been out before the Svenpad!

I had one about 10 years ago, I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. Cost about £5 at the time.
Message: Posted by: Yuan Moons (Dec 7, 2016 01:21AM)
[quote]On Dec 6, 2016, MarcLavelle wrote:
It is a bit unfair claiming the title of 'original', and classing everyone else as knockoffs, when several have been out before the Svenpad!

I had one about 10 years ago, I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. Cost about £5 at the time. [/quote]

It was called Padgali and was released years ago. It's the original as far as I'm aware and by the Svenpad creators own terminology, his product would be classed as a 'knock off'. There's room for everyone as far as I'm concerned. It's a utility device :)
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Dec 7, 2016 04:10AM)
[quote]On Dec 6, 2016, MarcLavelle wrote:
It is a bit unfair claiming the title of 'original', and classing everyone else as knockoffs, when several have been out before the Svenpad!

I had one about 10 years ago, I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called though. Cost about £5 at the time. [/quote]

It was actually £5 for three pads!

You can't do much about people taking the work of previous creators and turning it into a mass-market business opportunity, but to then accuse others of being "knock-offs" is, frankly, risible.

All that has happened with this mass marketing, based on dreadful TV talent show performances, is that the Svengali pad, once a beautiful underground prop is now becoming as common as a Svengali deck of cards and will soon be about as useful to serious performers.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 7, 2016 01:38PM)
Dan & Dave of PropDog.co.Uk posted a nasty little "after the football match at the pub" rant on Facebook.

Here in their own words is what they think.

It is frankly a shame when well known online companies like this act like babies. Why would any creator seek to partner with these two?

Character. Either you have it or you do not.

[youtube]XHTgWsdWLfU[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Dec 7, 2016 06:00PM)
I don't think it's fair to call the guy on the left a baby.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 7, 2016 11:38PM)
[quote]On Dec 7, 2016, Tim Cavendish wrote:
I don't think it's fair to call the guy on the left a baby. [/quote]

Now that's cute :-)
Message: Posted by: Propdogdan (Dec 8, 2016 08:23AM)
And you sir, do not.
Message: Posted by: Sashac (Dec 9, 2016 09:25AM)
I'm torn here.

I see both arguments. The tiny differences shown in the video could not be worth the near double the price of the SvenPad.


On the other hand, Brett has done something which we RARELY see anymore: he's created a product HE BELIEVES IN 100 %.

You can see a ton of work has gone into it and it most certainly is superior, but is it worth double the price for a prop that is meant to essentially be psychologically invisible and should be out of play as quickly as possible? For some, I'm sure.

Regardless of the games and all the !@#$%iness, this is a very interesting discussion and one I think our industry could learn a lot from.
Message: Posted by: Mulder2016 (Dec 9, 2016 10:17AM)
I love the SvenPads, I think the price is absolutely okay.
In the world, there's always someone making poorer quality and selling it for cheaper. Brett didn't created the principle/method but he recreated the whole thing and did an amazing job producing them... and suddenly there are others who bring it out too. So I think Brett has the right to call them knock off's. I'm 100% sure without his SvenPads there would be no other copies/pads at the moment

btw my first post
regards from Germany, Chris
Message: Posted by: 252life (Dec 9, 2016 12:06PM)
Welcome Chris
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Dec 9, 2016 02:54PM)
[quote]On Dec 9, 2016, Mulder2016 wrote:
I love the SvenPads, I think the price is absolutely okay.
In the world, there's always someone making poorer quality and selling it for cheaper. Brett didn't created the principle/method but he recreated the whole thing and did an amazing job producing them... and suddenly there are others who bring it out too. So I think Brett has the right to call them knock off's. I'm 100% sure without his SvenPads there would be no other copies/pads at the moment

btw my first post
regards from Germany, Chris [/quote]

It was particularly underhand of Chris Jones to build a time machine and go back in time to 2006, just so he could be the first to do a knock-off of the Svenpad!

Some people have no morals!
Message: Posted by: MazingMandy (Dec 15, 2016 09:36AM)
Why was my comment here deleted? It just pointed out that saysold seems to have no issues to taking other peoples material since he has ripped and reuploaded the Propdog video
Message: Posted by: MazingMandy (Dec 15, 2016 09:53AM)
[quote]On Dec 9, 2016, Martin Pulman wrote:
[quote]On Dec 9, 2016, Mulder2016 wrote:
I love the SvenPads, I think the price is absolutely okay.
In the world, there's always someone making poorer quality and selling it for cheaper. Brett didn't created the principle/method but he recreated the whole thing and did an amazing job producing them... and suddenly there are others who bring it out too. So I think Brett has the right to call them knock off's. I'm 100% sure without his SvenPads there would be no other copies/pads at the moment

btw my first post
regards from Germany, Chris [/quote]

It was particularly underhand of Chris Jones to build a time machine and go back in time to 2006, just so he could be the first to do a knock-off of the Svenpad!

Some people have no morals! [/quote]

You don't seem to have a problem bumping this thread about a product released a year ago. Make your mind up?
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 16, 2016 01:41PM)
Looking forward to receiving mine..... :cool:
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 17, 2016 01:43AM)
The best pads period...
Message: Posted by: Colin (C.J.) (Dec 17, 2016 03:00AM)
The long and short of it is people will buy from people they like and trust.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 17, 2016 11:50PM)
Got my little memo spiral pad in today. The cut is undetectable and instructions, history etc is overwhelming. Everything you need to perform it once you do the writing. Not in a rush, will take my time with labeling everything then plan on trying it out on the most skeptical people on the planet. :heehee:
Message: Posted by: gibby357 (Feb 1, 2017 05:42PM)
Love my Svenpads! Quality is through the roof and price is fair for what you get. I do disagree with calling other pads knockoffs as this is a utility item. Could you imagine the first person to make a thumb tip complaining about all the thumb tips on the market or boon writers and the list goes on and on and on. I think not knockoffs but in most cases, certainly inferior!



Leo
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Feb 2, 2017 07:18PM)
The facebook inner group will be worth the price alone. A wealth of ideas that I am personally using. :readingbook: :applause:
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Feb 14, 2017 09:17AM)
YOU OWN THE HAMMER.
NOW, NAIL YOUR ROUTINES.
INTRODUCING THE EXTREME SVENPAD® SUPREME eBOOK.

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This is EXACTLY the type of "dream" book that SvenPad® buyers all over the world have been clamoring for... a detailed NEW road-map & springboard to demonstrate how your seemingly innocent pads of paper can (and will) slay audiences, yet never be suspected.

Order SVEN PAD EBOOK here :

http://www.miraclemindfx.nl/
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Feb 16, 2017 08:35AM)
I bought the SvenPad Ebook !

Oh my god !!!

So much stuff , ideas , subtleties , routines and more in a HUGE 324 pages ebook.

I can not beleive how much mileage I can go with this pad.

A must buy for $29.99 !
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Feb 16, 2017 04:17PM)
This is a HUGE book when you print it !!!
Message: Posted by: algebraic (Feb 16, 2017 06:35PM)
Nice!
I'll have the hardback version when it's ready.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 17, 2017 10:31PM)
Lots more info on this incredible new eBOOK here with MANY recent reviews.

Special pricing for this massive 325 page book apparently only lasts until 2/25.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=635859&forum=110#0
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 17, 2017 10:50PM)
[quote]On Feb 1, 2017, gibby357 wrote:
Love my Svenpads! Quality is through the roof and price is fair for what you get. I do disagree with calling other pads knockoffs as this is a utility item. Could you imagine the first person to make a thumb tip complaining about all the thumb tips on the market or boon writers and the list goes on and on and on. I think not knockoffs but in most cases, certainly inferior!



Leo [/quote]

Thanks Leo!

The reason the others are "knock-offs" is because:

1. I made them famous and at an insanely higher quality at 1/45'. I created 8+ unique and clever designs, all unique, all different, with more coming.
(Triple Banks, Post-its, Small minis, Spiral style KoD, etc).

Before the SvenPads, most people who knew the concept made them home made - a 60 minute chore with uneven quality.

2. The SvenPads earned "Trick Of The Year" in 2015

3. They have been used by more pros on TV worldwide - and continue to be trusted daily by Oz Pearlman, Marc Salem, Justin Wilmann, Luca Volpe, Jon Stetson, Apollo Robbins, DMC, John Archer, Michael Weber, Lior Manor, Seth Kramer, Danny Orleans, and many many many more. More importantly, many hobbyists are having a blast with them - creating new ideas.

4. The SvenPads are not JUST a generic thumb tip utility- the SvenPads come with a 15 page book of instructions and ideas with BOB CASSIDY routine

5. When you buy the SvenPads you become part of my family. Literally. We have an incredible private SvenPad Supreme user group with almost 1000 members! With extra PDFs, private extra videos, extra routines and generous ideas from many of the pros named above. You never know who will pop in with an incredible idea!

6. Service! You don't get service when you buy a thumb tip. When you buy the SvenPad you gain access to me - anyone can call me for help, advice or tips. Many people do - and I have taken up to an hour with some customers of all ages to help them.

My customers also know that if there is EVER a SvenPad flaw (or if you screw up making your first pad) I will send a replacement FREE anywhere in the world - within 24 hours. I have done this many times - quietly - always working to EXCEED my customers expectations.

So... this ain't your grand dad's utility thumb tip. The SvenPads name is trademarked by me worldwide and if the name is not SVENPAD, it is not the original.

Thanks again Leo and I suggest you also grab a copy of the new eXtreme SvenPad Supreme eBOOK above. Over 70+ routines!

BRETT
Message: Posted by: AceFace (Feb 20, 2017 02:29PM)
I'm trying to purchase Sven notes in the uk...anyone know of any supplier?
Message: Posted by: Stu Montgomery (Feb 20, 2017 05:38PM)
[quote]On Feb 20, 2017, AceFace wrote:
I'm trying to purchase Sven notes in the uk...anyone know of any supplier? [/quote]

Try here: £29.99. Also Sven Pads.

https://www.mindfx.co.uk/collections/view-all
Message: Posted by: Stu Montgomery (Feb 20, 2017 05:59PM)
Alakazam also stock the Triple Bank reduced to £19.99.

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/category-SvenPad-Supreme.html
Message: Posted by: mobileman (Feb 26, 2017 10:39AM)
I wish to get its dimensions,
like its exact size,
and the thickness of pages in GSM

coz, no seller nearby nor in ma country, so online purchase
Message: Posted by: AceFace (Feb 26, 2017 02:23PM)
I'm struggling to find any Sven notes for sale in the uk...any ideas anybody ?
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Feb 26, 2017 05:30PM)
I have ordered numerous Sven pads of various styles from Brett. In fact, I ordered several more last night. All of the pads have been excellent, and Brett provides V.I.P. customer service. I highly recommend Sven pads and Brett's service. His pads and service are second to none. Period.

Michael
Message: Posted by: Stu Montgomery (Feb 26, 2017 07:12PM)
[quote]On Feb 26, 2017, AceFace wrote:
I'm struggling to find any Sven notes for sale in the uk...any ideas anybody ? [/quote]

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-SvenPad-Mini-By-Brett-Barry-Pack-Of-Two.html

Might be worth contacting Peter Nardi at Alakazam.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 16, 2017 01:33PM)
[quote]On Feb 26, 2017, Stu Montgomery wrote:
[quote]On Feb 26, 2017, AceFace wrote:
I'm struggling to find any Sven notes for sale in the uk...any ideas anybody ? [/quote]

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-SvenPad-Mini-By-Brett-Barry-Pack-Of-Two.html

Might be worth contacting Peter Nardi at Alakazam. [/quote]

EXCITING NEWS!

Alakazam will now have the most elegant SvenPad Mini's available *immediately* at the new price of about $20 per pair - the same as the copy Force Pads. The difference in workmanship between the two are obvious:

1. SvenPads have genuine Leatherette covers (not flimsy cardboard)
2. SvenPads are laser cut perfectly to 1/45"
3. SvenPads use REAL book-binding tape (not cheap duct tape like the Force Pads)
4. SvenPads use thicker pound paper
5. SvenPads are the originals in this style
6. SvenPads are made in the USA by hand
7. SvenPads are each hand checked and 100% guaranteed
8. SvenPads come with a 15 page book of full instructions + a custom routine by the late Bob Cassidy
9. SvenPads offers a Facebook users group with over 1000 members including Lior Manor, Marc Salem, Richard Osterlind, Marc Spelmann, Michael Murray, Justin Willman, Oz Pearlman and many more... all offering a sounding board for ideas and cool new cutting edge routines.
10. The new 325 page eXtreme SvenPad Supreme book is now available (PDF or hard cover) by mentalist John van der Linden offers 75+ routines. This book covers the entire lineup of the world famous SvenPads

Also Penguin Magic is finally NOW carrying the entire SvenPads line! They also offer the new black minis at $20 for a pair + all the other incredible offerings.

Support the originals! Why buy the copies when you can get the real thing for the same price?

Thanks again to all of you for your support.
Message: Posted by: Weddingmagician (Mar 19, 2017 01:48PM)
Saysold1, I'm sure others are thinking the same, If Svenpads have dropped in price from $44 to $20 does that mean you have been taking advantage of everyone and overcharging?
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Mar 19, 2017 03:02PM)
Or does it mean that you had a gigantic order and decided to piggy back on that volume, investing your own capital, to make an even bigger order so large that the sheer volume drove down your costs making it possible to compare on cost with the low quality junk knockoff products?
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Mar 19, 2017 03:56PM)
[quote]On Mar 19, 2017, Weddingmagician wrote:
Saysold1, I'm sure others are thinking the same, If Svenpads have dropped in price from $44 to $20 does that mean you have been taking advantage of everyone and overcharging? [/quote]

Is that your real concern? Do you really care about the economics? Or are you just trying to stir up some ****. How many have you bought?
Message: Posted by: PRINCE (Mar 19, 2017 03:57PM)
Maybe because this beauty has just come out...
https://youtu.be/RbRC2ndhjk8
Message: Posted by: Weddingmagician (Mar 28, 2017 03:42PM)
No reply from Saysold1?
Message: Posted by: Kaliix (Mar 28, 2017 05:52PM)
Why should he have to? He can sell his products for whatever the market will bear. Products go through life cycles normally. When a product starts out and meets and untapped demand, the seller can charge a premium because demand is high and supply is low. If enough demand exists in the market, other providers will enter the market and increase the supply while lowering the cost. This happens all the time and is normal. As long as a transaction is mutually agreed upon at the time it is made, it matters not how the price may change in relation to the price paid when the transaction occurred. You buy time and exclusivity for the higher earlier price, that is the benefit of being an early adopter and again is what you would normally expect to happen.



[quote]On Mar 28, 2017, Weddingmagician wrote:
No reply from Saysold1? [/quote]
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Mar 29, 2017 01:01AM)
Just came in here. I don't pop in here now more then a few times a month.

It was a dumb troll bait question by new member "Weddingmagician" - and so there's nothing to respond to.

The SvenPads remain the highest quality and best selling for*ing utility device in the world.

Thanks for your support.
Message: Posted by: Karl M (Mar 29, 2017 02:05PM)
Mine one fell apart :(
Message: Posted by: ed wood (Mar 30, 2017 10:29AM)
Is that ink blot test book I've seen pictures of going to be released?
Im far too lazy to make one myself.
Message: Posted by: On The Offbeat (Apr 5, 2017 01:37PM)
[quote]On Mar 19, 2017, Weddingmagician wrote:
Saysold1, I'm sure others are thinking the same, If Svenpads have dropped in price from $44 to $20 does that mean you have been taking advantage of everyone and overcharging? [/quote]


No, not at all. No overcharging, I'm sure it's just standard business practice done by all companies when needed. With the introduction of the mini pad and post-it's I would guess that the pocket size sales have dwindled. It seems like an almost unnecessary size now, needed only by a few. So you discount it's price to blow-out stock. Nothing wrong with that, it happens all the time. I wouldn't be surprised to see that size pad retired. No wrongdoing by Brett, and I appreciate how he has expanded the SvenPad line so quickly.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 6, 2017 09:58AM)
[quote]On Mar 30, 2017, ed wood wrote:
Is that ink blot test book I've seen pictures of going to be released?
Im far too lazy to make one myself. [/quote]

A limited edition Ink Blot Test is in the works - there are some beta versions being tested by pros. Coming soon!

Also the KoD was used beautifully last night (fun kicker) by a quite famous actor.

Thanks to Theory 11 and CEO Jonathan Bayme for helping to make it all happen:
[youtube]VFT0OM_dfJI[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: videoman (Apr 6, 2017 05:41PM)
Happened to catch it on Kimmel last night. I was surprised to see it as I had no idea Eric Stonestreet was into magic or mentalism.
Not sure I liked it overall though. I thought the tray of food items was a good gag but the ending just wreaked of a force to me. Plus, he tried so hard to convince everyone that no one was in on it that most people probably just began to believe that several were.
Hard to tell for sure but it didn't seem to hit that hard in the studio.
Message: Posted by: PRINCE (Apr 6, 2017 05:43PM)
[quote]On Apr 6, 2017, videoman wrote:
Happened to catch it on Kimmel last night. I was surprised to see it as I had no idea Eric Stonestreet was into magic or mentalism.
Not sure I liked it overall though. I thought the tray of food items was a good gag but the ending just wreaked of a force to me. Plus, he tried so hard to convince everyone that no one was in on it that most people probably just began to believe that several were.
Hard to tell for sure but it didn't seem to hit that hard in the studio. [/quote]

Agree
Message: Posted by: MazingMandy (Apr 7, 2017 05:19AM)
[quote]On Mar 29, 2017, Karl M wrote:
Mine one fell apart :( [/quote]
When did you buy it? If Blackpool then that's really poor quality.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 7, 2017 04:21PM)
[quote]On Apr 7, 2017, MazingMandy wrote:
[quote]On Mar 29, 2017, Karl M wrote:
Mine one fell apart :( [/quote]
When did you buy it? If Blackpool then that's really poor quality. [/quote]

The Force Pad Copies are garbage - the ones we make are 100% guaranteed for life - worldwide - free shipping.

If there is a defect from manufacturing - we replace FREE - no questions asked.

The original SvenPads are the best forcing pads in the world - and I offer the caring customer service to back it up regardless of which of the over 40 dealers worldwide that sold you the SvenPads.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 7, 2017 04:33PM)
[quote]On Apr 6, 2017, videoman wrote:
Happened to catch it on Kimmel last night. I was surprised to see it as I had no idea Eric Stonestreet was into magic or mentalism.
Not sure I liked it overall though. I thought the tray of food items was a good gag but the ending just wreaked of a force to me. Plus, he tried so hard to convince everyone that no one was in on it that most people probably just began to believe that several were.
Hard to tell for sure but it didn't seem to hit that hard in the studio. [/quote]

Ya most people seem to have liked the ending kicker. It was with a twist - it was fun - and bottom line it seems that Jimmy Kimmel and the audience had fun.

Pretty darned good job for Eric who is apparently a longtime Magic hobbyist.

Jonathan Bayme from Theory 11 helped consult on this I believe.
Message: Posted by: jack_shields (Apr 11, 2017 07:25AM)
Didn't like the Kimmel performance, like has been said didn't seem to hit hard in the studio at all. I have a couple of these and am working on performances to try out when they are done. I can't wait to see the reactions I can get from these!
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Apr 13, 2017 12:54AM)
I will say this I have several original SvenPads from Brett and my very first one is still in great condition has worked perfectly everytime and has been used at least 300 times in performance and like I say I can never see this falling apart based how well they are made . Some may say you don't need the pages so finely cut but why wouldn't you if they work 100% of the time and are totally undetectable on normal vision . Great great workhorse Tarik 😊
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (Apr 13, 2017 03:17AM)
Just realized behind the KOD pad says made in Malaysia.. haha
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 13, 2017 11:45AM)
[quote]On Apr 13, 2017, yin_howe wrote:
Just realized behind the KOD pad says made in Malaysia.. haha [/quote]

Yes but all the SvenPads are proudly made in the USA (Phoenix, AZ) :-)

They are individually hand-checked in the USA.

The "Made In Malaysia" is to make it look most authentic.

Also KoD does not really stand for "Kasey's Office Depot" - It means KNOCK OFF DESTROYER
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 13, 2017 11:47AM)
[quote]On Apr 11, 2017, jack_shields wrote:
Didn't like the Kimmel performance, like has been said didn't seem to hit hard in the studio at all. I have a couple of these and am working on performances to try out when they are done. I can't wait to see the reactions I can get from these! [/quote]

Welcome Jack.

If you need anything please email me. Also feel free to request to join our Facebook users group, now with over 1000 members sharing ideas and helping each other out.
Message: Posted by: ed wood (Apr 15, 2017 04:44AM)
[quote]On Apr 6, 2017, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Mar 30, 2017, ed wood wrote:
Is that ink blot test book I've seen pictures of going to be released?
Im far too lazy to make one myself. [/quote]

A limited edition Ink Blot Test is in the works - there are some beta versions being tested by pros. Coming soon!

Also the KoD was used beautifully last night (fun kicker) by a quite famous actor.



Thanks to Theory 11 and CEO Jonathan Bayme for helping to make it all happen:
[youtube]VFT0OM_dfJI[/youtube] [/quote]

Any idea when it will be released?
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 4, 2017 11:39PM)
Ink Blot Test is getting REALLY close.

I am working closely with mentalist and author John van der Linden to make sure these SvenPads are incredible.

We have been testing versions of them for over 6 months. I would say ink blots should release in 45 days or less and they will not be available from dealers but strictly through John & myself.

John has spent literally hundred of hours on the original ink designs.

They look just like Rorschach ink blots in a pad that looks like it is from a para-psychology institute, and the artwork really is stunning.

Lastly here is a unsolicited review of the pads that just popped up today - the reviewer I do not know, but he did a thorough job:
[youtube]6ncHRySLZYY[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (May 5, 2017 08:44PM)
Thanks Brett Barry! Here is my second unsolicited video where I compare Svengali pads and chose a winner!

[youtube]FoTT7vZV9ps[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (May 7, 2017 04:09PM)
Brett's Sven pads rock I have a few for different forces but my first one has been used 100,s of times and is still perfect and has never failed me or raised any suspicion . Really top top quality Tarik 🙂
Message: Posted by: TheDirectionalist (May 9, 2017 12:19AM)
Wow extremely interested in the ink blot pads. Very interesting!
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 31, 2017 12:19AM)
Sven pads best out there! Used mine successfully again at last weekend gig. They just keep giving and giving.


And dittos on ink blot pads! Looking forward to seeing those! :wavey:
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 31, 2017 08:49PM)
A decision was made by me to not to proceed with the blot pads.

The artwork can be downloaded, but a partnership on this project just wasn't feasible in the end.

On a positive note I'm working on at least 3 exciting new SvenPad concepts, and the first release should be within the next 45 days.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 31, 2017 10:14PM)
[quote]On May 31, 2017, saysold1 wrote:
A decision was made by me to not to proceed with the blot pads.

The artwork can be downloaded, but a partnership on this project just wasn't feasible in the end.

On a positive note I'm working on at least 3 exciting new SvenPad concepts, and the first release should be within the next 45 days. [/quote]

That's okay Brett....that would have just been icing on the big cake anyway...pads are killer...

Decomposing Blots
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jun 23, 2017 11:34AM)
COMING SOON:

The brand new very limited release "SvenPad Picasso" art pad will be officially released on July 21st.

These are off the hook. A pain to make...but we did it.

The idea of these was suggested by Michael Weber (single sheets, not tri sectioned) and Ning Cai in Singapore. Thank you Michael & Ning!

These are the world's first SvenPads which use off the shelf high end Canson French art pads (they weigh 2.5 pounds each, 11x14, 90 pound paper, 60 sheets).

Each is then taken apart, wire binding removed, give our usual SvenPads treatment with our spira-glu non moving binding, and reassembled. As always, the wire binding is only cosmetic, with free moving covers.

The availability of these will be extremely tight - the only EXCLUSIVELY authorized dealers besides myself for this hot little Ferrari will be:

(Steen) Pegani in Europe
and Stevens Magic Emporium (USA)

You should see them being announced by these dealers soon. Availability after July 21st.

20 beta test units went out this week all over the globe.

The SvenPad Picasso will be available in 2 styles, tri sectioned (allowing something similar to what Mat Franco did on his holiday AGT special or a killer confabulation with 3 words or sentences) OR with solid pages (no tri sections).

Thanks again for your support - many new ideas are coming soon. I don't pop in here much anymore, so email me if you have any questions please.

BRETT
[youtube]NAIkUNDB2no[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Sep 3, 2017 01:43PM)
Just a heads up on new goodies - we have a few very cool new SvenPad products - the new "Bookstyle" with a brand new pewter/silver metal SIDE binding, all new innocent cover design & colors, and new 4x6 pocket size.

+ The New SvenPad Elegance Rhodia Edition. These are genuine high-end French Rhodia writing pads that we completely take apart, laser cut on both ends (graph paper), put under hydraulic presses to flatten (2 day process), collate to 1/45', glue the center spine, and the re-wire bind with the free moving covers. This one is insane as the pages (80) feel buttery and you cannot feel 2 pages as you flip - it feels like one.

The pages DO NOT MOVE as the glued spine (like the KoD) pads keeps everything perfect.

The Rhodia's come complete in a jewelers box with a new style gel pen that matches best for these.

More ideas ahead - including the SvenPad Signature custom option.

Thanks again for all of your support. I am very rarely on here anymore so please email me if you ever need anything. Happy Labor day :-)
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Sep 4, 2017 03:12PM)
The new elegance svenpad is the best addition. You have to see it to believe how killer this Pad is. Check it out on Brett's website.
Message: Posted by: theothermentalist (Sep 7, 2017 05:42PM)
I think I'm in love with the Picasso version of the pad. Holy moly.
Message: Posted by: SleepyMagic (Sep 7, 2017 06:00PM)
Think saw Matt Franco using the picasso in one of his America's got talent performances..

Sleepy
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Sep 8, 2017 03:40AM)
With such a range of pads available Brett has provided us with a pad for every performance situation. I have the new side opening book style pad, and they are genius. They look ‘normal’ and the binding makes them 100% deceptive. Plus they work flawlessly like all the Svenpad range.

10/10
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 17, 2017 07:50PM)
Christopher: Watch for a PM. I’m about to send you a beta of something new & amazing that will be released officially at our booth in Blackpool.
Message: Posted by: toberman (Nov 17, 2017 11:14PM)
[quote]On Nov 17, 2017, saysold1 wrote:
Christopher: Watch for a PM. I’m about to send you a beta of something new & amazing that will be released officially at our booth in Blackpool. [/quote]

What a tease! :D

Terry
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Dec 3, 2017 01:00PM)
Very late to the party on these, but I'm getting them now. But WHICH version ? There are so many !! I'm leaning toward a couple packs of the Mini's and a a few of the KoD versions.

I plan to use at least one of these in conjunction with the Inject 2.0 app for a 2 phase routine.

What is the consensus on your best Sven product for a 1st timer ? Strolling and close up only, no stage or parlor work that I do....

Money burning a hole in my pocket so recommendations welcome SOON ;-)

Thanks !
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Dec 3, 2017 01:15PM)
Post-Its and the KoD notepads look so familiar that they're beyond suspicion.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Dec 3, 2017 01:44PM)
I agree with Jerry. Get some Post-Its and pocket size KoD's. I think they will fit your needs the best and nobody will think twice about them. Post-Its are probably the best bang for the buck. If you're looking for ways to spend money get the top spiral and the side spiral notebooks to determine which you prefer.

The Triple Banks can be useful also if you do any type of Confabulation routine. It's good to have several because once you have them you will find many uses for them, even within your existing routines, such as Inject or whatever else.
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Dec 3, 2017 02:16PM)
Thanks guys ! I agree that the post-it's are 'unassuming' but my gut tells me that they are typically used by tearing one off to use, not as a flip pad.

Think I'll go with a couple of the KoD pads and a 3 pack of the mini's for now.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Dec 3, 2017 02:33PM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2017, MitchC wrote:
Thanks guys ! I agree that the post-it's are 'unassuming' but my gut tells me that they are typically used by tearing one off to use, not as a flip pad.
[/quote]

I think you will find after using the Post-Its that your gut is guilty of thinking like a magician.
Specs just do what you ask them to do and it wouldn't make sense to tear one page out of the middle as the whole pad would come apart at that point. I've never had anyone question it or even look like they questioned it.
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Dec 3, 2017 02:54PM)
Thanks videoman. I may end up getting the post-its as well. But going to start with the pad types. Yes, guilty as charged !! LOL
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Dec 4, 2017 02:23AM)
I love the post-it's as well. Motivation quotes in every page :)
Message: Posted by: thomasP (Dec 4, 2017 04:08AM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2017, MitchC wrote:
Thanks guys ! I agree that the post-it's are 'unassuming' but my gut tells me that they are typically used by tearing one off to use, not as a flip pad.

Think I'll go with a couple of the KoD pads and a 3 pack of the mini's for now. [/quote]

Using the post-it like a flip PAD coudl be a child game with drawings and very deceptive.
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (Dec 4, 2017 08:49AM)
Before I purchase. Has anyone on used the alternating post it pads as a force alternative ?
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Dec 7, 2017 03:07AM)
After speaking with Brett, anyone attending Blackpool in February should visit the SvenPad booth. I hear a new edition to the SvenPad line is coming, which many will find very welcome indeed.
Message: Posted by: MichaelMann (Dec 14, 2017 06:40PM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2017, nuur wrote:
I bought some of these. They're good, but massively overpriced. I also made up one. I really can't tell much of a difference. And there's no way an audience would.

So, my advice would be to make them yourself. [/quote]

That is truly useless advice! The Svenpads are absolutely worth the price and the quality far surpasses anything home made.

MM
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Dec 18, 2017 09:03AM)
I’ve just received my new Moleskin Svenpad. Brett has produced something amazing here. It boggles my mind to think this pad has been taken to bits and carefully reassembled. The end result is a beautiful tool which will grace my suit pockets for a long time to come. Thank you Brett for putting out what is surely the most elegant force pad available to date.
Message: Posted by: Roy Rocha (Dec 30, 2017 10:11PM)
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, Tarik Flash wrote:
[quote]On Nov 22, 2015, SolidSnake wrote:
So now we are exposing others methods such as Paul creaseys. I noticed my earlier comment was deleted. This entire thread is basically exposure to sell a product. [/quote]

Where is the exposure the name of it tells you the method as a magician anyway . Brett it sounds a pristine made product and the fact you can customise makes it brilliant too , well done [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Jan 7, 2018 04:28PM)
Fantastic product!
Message: Posted by: Adeofspades (Jan 8, 2018 02:33PM)
Awesome product, will be using this a lot!
Message: Posted by: Trentonmatthew (May 4, 2018 04:22PM)
Love the moleskin svenpads!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (May 4, 2018 06:53PM)
[quote]On May 4, 2018, Trentonmatthew wrote:
Love the moleskin svenpads! [/quote]

Thank you. These were many years in the making...and they are not inexpensive, as they each take 4+ man hours to assemble - by hand by our craftsmen in the USA.

The Moleskine pads are a secret/private product for pros - not available in store, not from most dealers (other than Michael Murray) NOT viewable on the svenpads site, only viewable using a secret private link sent from time to time to our EXISTING online customers or those registered on our email list at www.SvenPads.com
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (May 8, 2018 04:19AM)
Best pads on the planet. I use every corporate stand up show.
Message: Posted by: Titanas (Nov 12, 2018 05:22PM)
Hey guys,
It's with great pleasure that I am announcing a big collaboration between Murphy's Magic and Brett Barry and his SvenPad(R) line.
Brett creates the best quality Svengali pads and now we will be able to carry his whole line.
Brett's original SvenPad(R) was voted the Magic Café "trick of the year" in 2015. Since then he has created more than 15 different innovative products, each made to high tolerances, hand checked, and all made in the USA. We believe this new partnership will benefit the Magic community with wider availability at your favorite dealers, and exciting new ideas & releases scheduled for next year and beyond. SvenPad(R) products have been seen on TV, and are used by many well-known pros including Oz Pearlman, Justin Willman, and many more. Stay tuned as we have many nice ideas in the future.
I'm looking forward to this collaboration!

Take a look at just some of the items here:
SvenPad(R) KoD Euro A4 Stage Size (Single) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63350
SvenPad(R) KoD Memo Pad (Red, Single) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63351
SvenPad(R)KoD Memo Pad (Yellow, Single) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63352
SvenPad(R) Minis Pair (Black Covers) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63353
SvenPad(R) Triple Banks (Single) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63359
SvenPad(R) Original Stage Size (Pair) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63355
SvenPad(R) Elegance Rhodia(R) Edition (Single, Orange Cover) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63348
SvenPad(R) Elegance Rhodia(R) Edition (Single, Black Cover) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63347
Sven Notes NEON EDITION (3 Neon Sticky Notes Style Pads) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63346
Sven Notes - 3 Sticky Notes SvenPads(R) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63345
SvenPad(R) Bookstyle (Black and Green) https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=63344

Best regards,
Titanas
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Nov 13, 2018 12:22AM)
I am VERY VERY excited to be announcing our partnership with Murphy's Magic, who will be showcasing the entire SvenPad® Supreme line.

Since 2015 I have worked hard to innovate and produce the world's finest Svengali pads. I am thankful to our thousands of loyal customers, many of whom I know personally and also know that I stand behind every single hand-checked pad with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our agreement with Murphy's was made after months of negotiations, and a friendly peace flag being raised - in the name of doing what is best for customers. Murphy's understands that the SvenPad® is a premium magic product - they will never be the cheapest, but they will be the BEST products - with no compromises.

This has never been about money with me - it is about creating powerful and perfect mystery tools for you guys. Some may doubt my motives, but frankly I don't care as I am a full time performer who never intended on creating and selling products. The beautiful little SvenPad® has changed my life, helped to put my two kids through college, and opened the doors to meeting some of the world's most amazing performers...including many of you at conventions.

It has been an incredible journey - a journey ONLY possible because of you guys and gals.

We will never take advantage of our customers, and we will always do the right thing. If there is ever an unlikely issue - we will take care of it. We will continue to provide 100% customer driven service before and after the sale. We will support our customers with routines and our Facebook page with 2100+ members.

The success of the SvenPad® is due in large part to the support of Magic Café members like you, who embraced many of the innovations starting with our Original Pocket Size pad which was the Café Trick of the Year in 2015. Many now freely call all Svengali style pads "SvenPads®" - but we created that special name, and there is only ONE GENUINE SVENPAD® as a brand and registered trademark.

From the time we created the SvenPad® (read the 1st post on this thread) to today's evolutionary change - there was an excitement. Our pads have changed the world of magic, and there are some exciting new releases ahead soon. I believe that partnering with Murphy's Magic will be in the best interest of our customers and our dealers.

Happy early Thanksgiving :-) I am very thankful to all of you because without loyal customers, I have nothing.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Nov 13, 2018 09:48AM)
I recently received and made up the notebook KOD pad and am very pleased with the workings of the pad and the video instructions supplied. There are also suggested effects for all of the pads although I chose to make up my own. Good value for money imo.
Message: Posted by: The Hermit (Dec 7, 2018 01:30PM)
Svenpad is now available with tires, produce and other household items. I googled Svenpad and my top choice is Walmart. Plus you get ad copy that tells you just how it works. Good news, price is same with free shipping.


https://www.walmart.com/ip/SvenPad-Original-Pocket-Size-Pair-Trick/656790351?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1595&adid=22222222227263219257&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=313338709149&wl4=aud-566049426705:pla-763119709192&wl5=9028782&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113506136&wl11=online&wl12=656790351&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8oi59LiO3wIV9B-tBh3X7QbfEAQYAiABEgJSHfD_BwE
Message: Posted by: scalito (Dec 7, 2018 02:32PM)
Great....Can't wait to see my floating table in the furniture section.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Dec 7, 2018 05:04PM)
Not good.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 8, 2018 12:27AM)
I’m looking into this now. I don’t like it one *** bit.

Walmart should not be selling SvenPads. Ridiculous.

My guess at this early stage is someone is purchasing google adclicks to game sales.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Dec 8, 2018 12:32AM)
[quote]On Dec 8, 2018, saysold1 wrote:
I’m looking into this now. I don’t like it one *** bit.

Walmart should not be selling SvenPads. Ridiculous.

My guess at this early stage is someone is purchasing google adclicks to game sales. [/quote]
the listing reads "Sold & shipped by Magic Trick Store Inc."
it's like Amazon. They host other sellers
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 8, 2018 12:36AM)
Yup.

I’m going to complain. You should too.

https://www.walmart.com/reviews/seller/1595?offerId=7B75D9521002487196D75D9F873D1FDC
https://www.magictrickstore.com/

If magic is just about selling through Walmart or Amazon and opening our secrets to everyone- than we are screwed. It’s wrong.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 8, 2018 12:43AM)
I can see MJM and Magic Store Inc both have huge amounts of Vanishing Inc and Murphy’s Magic listings listed on Walmart’s sales “channel”

Wish it were just SvenPads. Nope. It’s a far bigger problem -
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Dec 8, 2018 12:54AM)
I received and watched the instructions for the Svenpad Ultimate Edition. What a powerhouse of a routine! Beautifully thought up with different methods that sync together. One of my favorite purchases in a long while.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 1, 2019 01:15AM)
[quote]On Dec 8, 2018, Blindside785 wrote:
I received and watched the instructions for the Svenpad Ultimate Edition. What a powerhouse of a routine! Beautifully thought up with different methods that sync together. One of my favorite purchases in a long while. [/quote]

Thank you! I’m really proud of it.

Wait until you see our new release for Blackpool. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever released!

Not a pad :-) Something we’ve been working hard on for a full year in partnership with a famous creator.
Message: Posted by: barts185 (Jan 1, 2019 04:07AM)
[quote]On Dec 8, 2018, saysold1 wrote:
Yup.

I’m going to complain. You should too.

https://www.walmart.com/reviews/seller/1595?offerId=7B75D9521002487196D75D9F873D1FDC
https://www.magictrickstore.com/

If magic is just about selling through Walmart or Amazon and opening our secrets to everyone- than we are screwed. It’s wrong. [/quote]

How did you word the complaint? I'm presuming something better than, "Please stop selling things," but I'm having a hard time imagining what to complain about, or it going well, when someone is selling something on a site that is made for people to sell things.

It's still for sale, but were there any results from the complaint (some interaction with the store at least) ?

Adding that while if I click on the link found in the thread it will bring me to the product, a search often doesn't find anything, or finds other force pads so maybe something was done. Having a Disney character named Sven seems to help with the listings.
Message: Posted by: skoldpadda (Jan 19, 2019 10:35PM)
I recently got my first svenpad and it came with a link to a pdf to explain how to use it but the link is defunct. Can someone help? I tried contacting the website but no one has replied. It's for the Svenpad KoD memo pad. Thanks
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 20, 2019 08:53AM)
[quote]On Jan 19, 2019, skoldpadda wrote:
I recently got my first svenpad and it came with a link to a pdf to explain how to use it but the link is defunct. Can someone help? I tried contacting the website but no one has replied. It's for the Svenpad KoD memo pad. Thanks [/quote]

We reply to all emails. I still don’t see an email from you.

The link works 100% perfectly as long as it’s tyoed in correctly.

Please simply email me to verify you have genuine SvenPads®️ and not copies. Send a photo of your pads in your hand and we will send you the PDF link immediately same day. Email to brett@phoenixmentalist.com

Thank you.
Message: Posted by: skoldpadda (Jan 20, 2019 10:39AM)
Thanks, saysold1! I'm out of town at the moment but will do so tomorrow after I try the website again. I didn't email that address, but the supplier from whom I'd made the purchase (magicandsuch).
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 20, 2019 11:00AM)
Just sent you a PM. When entering the address it must be 100%
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Jan 20, 2019 12:31PM)
[quote]On Jan 20, 2019, saysold1 wrote:
...as long as it’s tyoed in correctly.
[/quote]
:lol: :yippee:
Message: Posted by: Race Blakhart (Mar 6, 2019 04:51PM)
[quote]On Jan 20, 2019, Tom Cutts wrote:
[quote]On Jan 20, 2019, saysold1 wrote:
...as long as it’s tyoed in correctly.
[/quote]
:lol: :yippee: [/quote]
This made my day. Haha
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 29, 2019 05:28PM)
Thank you for the review and feedback + many insights JAMIE SALINAS!

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Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Sep 10, 2019 06:48AM)
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Message: Posted by: servant (Sep 10, 2019 02:26PM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2019, DavidKenney wrote:
Brett is on instagram now! Give him a follow: https://www.instagram.com/svenpads/ [/quote]

Gave him a follow. :heavymetal:
Message: Posted by: tbaer (Oct 20, 2019 02:34PM)
I didn't read through every post because there were just too many, so maybe this question was already answered, but I will ask it anyway. I work with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, will this work 100% of the time on young kids?
Message: Posted by: bowers (Oct 20, 2019 09:25PM)
As long as they do what you ask them to do.
It will work every time.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Oct 20, 2019 10:39PM)
[quote]On Oct 20, 2019, tbaer wrote:
I didn't read through every post because there were just too many, so maybe this question was already answered, but I will ask it anyway. I work with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, will this work 100% of the time on young kids? [/quote]

I would say the third fourth or fifth grader should be Just fine as long as you direct them what to do. All of our products come with a very nice 30 minute teaching video, and I would recommend doing what’s called the eye to eye force which we teach on a three minute separate video. Everything is accessible once you purchase the product. But to answer your question I don’t think you’ll have an issue as long as the kids follow instructions. In order to do this I would show them what to do first, and then let them do it.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (May 8, 2020 02:06PM)
Very late to the party. Just ordered my first set. Looks like I'm way behind, but now I can use what is obviously an excellent product for myself. I just hope I don't get addicted. :)
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Oct 1, 2020 01:39PM)
My Sven Pad has become one of my strongest effects in my show. At least until Covid 19. Now shows are booking and looking for a way to keep using Sven as part of my set using 3 spectators with social distancing. I am thinking of using a cold area table with sanitized props but three people touching the pad may hold up my show as they become reluctant. I worked with Howie Mandel long ago and used a hand santitizer for a prop then but that was not social distanced at that performance.

IF anyone is performing now, please advise. Accepting any and all free advice during these uncertain years for entertainment.

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