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Topic: Self-Flipping Notepad by Victor Sanz
Message: Posted by: Magic KL (Oct 13, 2017 02:26PM)
Https://www.sansminds.com/product/self-flipping-notepad/

This looks crazy!!

Ad copy:

A mentalism effect combined with a very visual and ghostly display!

Mind-reading routines are as old as magic itself. While there is no need to fix something that isn't broken, you can always push boundaries. That is exactly what Victor Sanz has done with his very own variation of an age-old classic. Introducing the Self-Flipping Notepad!

Have your spectator write down the name of a deceased celebrity on your notepad, and use your mind-reading ability to tell them which person's name they wrote down. The spectator is stunned. Then contact that celebrity from beyond the grave, and get this other-wordly entity to flip through the notepad right to their name! The spectator's jaw will drop - be prepared for screams!

An impactful routine that will make any crowd flip out with awe!

What you get:
1 instructional DVD
1 gimmick
TV rights not included with purchase. Please contact SansMinds for TV rights.
Message: Posted by: Elman1 (Oct 13, 2017 03:04PM)
***, this looks awesome if it is as good as the promo, Will have to check this out.

Any uk dealers stocking this? Delivery costs are crazy from elsewhere.
Message: Posted by: JonathanW (Oct 13, 2017 05:05PM)
[quote]On Oct 13, 2017, Elman1 wrote:
***, this looks awesome if it is as good as the promo, Will have to check this out.

Any uk dealers stocking this? Delivery costs are crazy from elsewhere. [/quote]

https://www.saturnmagic.co.uk/saturn-magic-shop/self-flipping-notepad--dvd-and-gimmick--by-victor-sanz--dvd.html
Message: Posted by: JonathanW (Oct 13, 2017 05:05PM)
Oh wait it says no stock haha but it just came out. So it should be in stock very soon ;)
Message: Posted by: Elman1 (Oct 13, 2017 05:35PM)
Fantastic, thanks Jonathon - I'll keep my eye out for the new stock.
Message: Posted by: STEVEMCCOY (Oct 13, 2017 07:51PM)
PENGUIN MAGIC HAS IT RIGHT NOW GUYS.
Message: Posted by: Casshan (Oct 13, 2017 08:33PM)
Victor showed me this last year and I have to admit, very clever. Glad to see he put this out!
Message: Posted by: videoman (Oct 14, 2017 12:33AM)
I assume the performer has to be holding the notepad to activate the flipping, but I wonder if there is way to have it sitting on a table out of your hands when it flips?
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Oct 14, 2017 03:10AM)
With a page used in each performance, does this come with refills or is this not an issue?
Message: Posted by: MrEmagic (Oct 14, 2017 07:20AM)
[quote]On Oct 14, 2017, NeilS wrote:
With a page used in each performance, does this come with refills or is this not an issue? [/quote]

I'm pretty sure this is a DIY project, so my guess is there will be no refills
Message: Posted by: gassaox (Oct 14, 2017 08:30AM)
Shuks why did I not think of that ,incredibly easy to do ,neat idea👍🏻
Message: Posted by: John C (Oct 14, 2017 08:37AM)
[quote]On Oct 13, 2017, STEVEMCCOY wrote:
PENGUIN MAGIC HAS IT RIGHT NOW GUYS. [/quote]

Got it immediately.
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Oct 29, 2017 01:04PM)
I got two of these and while the method is very clever indeed. The supplied note pads are not even close to the one in the demo and instructional video? We can't use this as you would need giant hands to pull this off.
Why show one size note pad and give the customers an unusable note pad?

This will be the last product I buy from Sans Minds. I have emailed Penguin as this is not right. Very disappointed indeed. Sans Mind fix your huge note pad for the one that should be a workers note pad.
Frustrated for sure.
Mike
Message: Posted by: videoman (Oct 29, 2017 01:47PM)
Mike, don't only complain, make sure you return the item to Penguin for a refund. When there are enough returns that hits the producers where it counts and gets their attention and that helps all of us.
Message: Posted by: Elman1 (Oct 29, 2017 03:04PM)
I have to confess I refrained from pulling the trigger on this until some reviews came in. I agree with videoman you should request a refund.
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Oct 29, 2017 06:08PM)
Thanks brothers thatís the only way to make this right. Penguin is a first class company and should do the right thing. The part that bothers me is Victor Sanzs has come up with a brilliant piece of mental and Visual magic. I will let you know what transpires. Sans Minds needs to fix this issue regarding the size of the pad. Itís False advertising at best show one thing and send another. We canít do the effect without exposing the secret.
Mike
Message: Posted by: John C (Oct 29, 2017 07:45PM)
It is pretty big isn't it. And it's not complete. You have to make it.

You don't really get a "gimmick"
Message: Posted by: barts185 (Oct 30, 2017 01:22AM)
A Sans Minds trailer that isn't 100% honest? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

Next you'll be telling me that there's gambling in Casablanca. :)

[youtube]yPY6Pp4kmxQ[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: barts185 (Oct 30, 2017 01:24AM)
Cue Will Tsai coming in to say that they never lie and their trailers are always 100% accurate.
Message: Posted by: Elman1 (Oct 31, 2017 03:14PM)
Is this a method that can be applied to smaller notepads if purchased independently or does it only work with what is supplied?
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Nov 4, 2017 02:29PM)
You can use another note book. You make the gimmick, very smart indeed. What they supply is false advertising.
Penguin magic please respond to this frustrated Magician. I'm done with Sans Mind been burned more than once.

Mike
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Nov 8, 2017 03:01PM)
Thanks to Eric for hearing my frustration with this product and making it right.
Full refund indeed.
Penguin magic cares about its customers.
Sans Minds you have anything to say about how on Earth did this get messed up? Victor has a crazy good effect. How did that giant pad end up replacing the correct one used on the instructional?

Mike
Message: Posted by: Slackerking (Nov 10, 2017 02:47PM)
So you can use a different notebook? Then whatís the problem? Iím confused, what am I missing? Take whateverís provided and move it to the notebook you want to use. Sounds like itís necessary to make the gimmick anyways, so not a huge deal.
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Nov 22, 2017 10:35PM)
Title: Self-Flipping Notepad
Creator: Victor Sanz
Publisher: SansMinds
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 18 minutes

Type of effect: Haunted Paper Pad

Manufacturer's Write Up: A mentalism effect combined with a very visual and ghostly display!

Mind-reading routines are as old as magic itself. While there is no need to fix something that isn't broken, you can always push boundaries. That is exactly what Victor Sanz has done with his very own variation of an age-old classic. Introducing the Self-Flipping Notepad!

Have your spectator write down the name of a deceased celebrity on your notepad, and use your mind-reading ability to tell them which person's name they wrote down. The spectator is stunned. Then contact that celebrity from beyond the grave, and get this other-wordly entity to flip through the notepad right to their name! The spectator's jaw will drop - be prepared for screams!

An impactful routine that will make any crowd flip out with awe!

How accurate is the ad copy? No deception

What's in the box?
1 instructional DVD
1 notebook (you need to prep it)

Key points: None of that "special stuff" usually involved with haunted pack effects!

How are the production values: Sans Minds always makes great DVDs, lots of angles, well micíd. The background music is a little annoying, but not too distracting.

Is it well made: This is a standard ďcheapĒ notebook that you prepare yourself with the tutorial.

Is it well taught: Taught by ďSuper DaveĒ Ė has both a few live action performances on the street and then Super Dave takes you back to the studio.

Storage? Does it "pack flat?" All you need is the notepad, no extras are needed.

Does it "play big?" Mentalism and haunted tricks have great potential if played well.

Difficulty / Skill level required: very easy

How much arts and crafts are involved? Nothing too difficult could be done in 20 minutes with typical household materials.

How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Very easily.

Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.

_____ Very Satisfied
__X___ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion

My thoughts I actually like this idea ďMOREĒ as a peek device and NOT as a haunted pack trick.

+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: ​

[youtube]qT8LMtoZCiU[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: dyoung (Nov 26, 2017 04:13AM)
DAvid Kenney, so how come you don't address the fact that the pad is too big for the method? IT's the same as WPR, they also neglected to mention this, it's almost as if either of you havent tried to use it, and are just reviewing it based on what they are saying on the DVD and not based on the materials provided.

For $30, you get a pad that you can't use, and an idea that would've been better suited in a book or a dvd with other material. I'd say that's quite overpriced.

//Dan
Message: Posted by: Waterloophai (Nov 26, 2017 04:24AM)
[quote]On Nov 26, 2017, dyoung wrote:
DAvid Kenney, so how come you don't address the fact that the pad is too big for the method? IT's the same as WPR, they also neglected to mention this, ...[/quote]
Reviewers should begin their review with mentioning if they got the trick for free or that they paid for it.... :-)
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Nov 26, 2017 07:12AM)
@dyoung I did say in the video that I prefer the pad for the "peek method" and not the haunted method, and I repeatedly say that you'll probably want to buy your own pad and @Waterloophai I did mention that I got the product from murphys ... smile
Message: Posted by: dyoung (Nov 27, 2017 01:24AM)
You are saying that you can and might want to buy your own, but you're not really saying why. That the one they supply you with is, for most people, unusable. Unless you have enormous hands.

//Dan
Message: Posted by: Slackerking (Nov 27, 2017 05:44PM)
[quote]On Nov 27, 2017, dyoung wrote:
You are saying that you can and might want to buy your own, but you're not really saying why. That the one they supply you with is, for most people, unusable. Unless you have enormous hands.

//Dan [/quote]

Whatís the fixation with the original notebook pad? Just use a different one. Theyíre literally only a few dollars. Itís so unimportant in the scheme of things. The important thing is whether the effect itself is worthwhile.
Message: Posted by: dyoung (Nov 28, 2017 01:51AM)
Well, the problem is that the tool they've supplied is wrong. It's certainly not about the price of a pad. It's about the price for the trick, at $30 you should get the correct kind of pad. You know, the one they use in the video, or something similar at least. It's like buying a cell/mobile only to find out that it has the wronger charger, so you can't charge your phone. But hey a charger is only a few dollars ;)
it would've been less annoying had they not included anything at all, the fact that the wrong item is supplied, means that someone has sat there putting hundreds of these pads into dvd cases, which is a huge waste of time for that person. And it also shows a certain carelessness/ignorance, either not understanding that it won't suit the effect or not caring.

I think $20 and no pad would be more appropriate.

Anyways... all the best!
///Dan
Message: Posted by: Slackerking (Nov 28, 2017 03:06PM)
Iím pretty sure neither review mentioned it because it doesnít really minimize the value of the trick. When you pay money youíre essentially paying for the knowledge of how to perform the trick. Iím quite sure there are plenty of people who can use the supplied pad. While I agree it would have been better to provide a more universally useable notepad I just donít understand the constant carping. Obviously others have accepted it for what is and appreciated the effect on its own merits. Iím much more interested if itís a good effect with the right tools than if they supplied a pad that might be too large for my hands and that I can just replace for a buck. But hey, to each their own.
Message: Posted by: dyoung (Nov 29, 2017 07:03AM)
So you don't feel sorry for the guy who had to sit and place 100's of pads into cases, and then only to find out that they are the wrong ones? :)
Like I said, it's not about the price of buying a new pad. It's the principle of supplying a prop that isn't fit for the job. Does it not make you wonder how this has happened? Like I said it's either ignorance or carelessness... Pick either one. ;)

And no, you are paying for both the trick and the prop, which is why you get a pad. Did you pay $30 for this trick? I just think that magic has gotten a bit silly when it comes to pricing, this wouldve been $10 a few years ago, and you might even have gotten a functional pad with it. Or you could buy a book with this effect in it, for the same price as this effect is now.
Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Nov 29, 2017 09:03AM)
[quote]On Nov 29, 2017, dyoung wrote:

I just think that magic has gotten a bit silly when it comes to pricing, this wouldve been $10 a few years ago, and you might even have gotten a functional pad with it. Or you could buy a book with this effect in it, for the same price as this effect is now. [/quote]

I know right? I can remember when movies were 35 cents. I also remember when you could buy a car for $2000. Oh,Oh, ICE CREAM!!! It used to be cheaper.


James
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Dec 4, 2017 03:05PM)
Just watched Ekat do a review and SHE uses the provided notebook and shows it flipping properly at 9:33

[youtube]RkClokAqewc[/youtube]

So while most of us could say we don't "prefer" the provided notebook I think it's unfair to say that you "can't use it"
Message: Posted by: dyoung (Dec 4, 2017 04:43PM)
Its more for the actual peek which requires you to cover the pad with your hand. that's more of the issue.
Message: Posted by: MoonRazor (Nov 9, 2018 09:12AM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2017, DavidKenney wrote:
Just watched Ekat do a review and SHE uses the provided notebook and shows it flipping properly at 9:33

[youtube]RkClokAqewc[/youtube]

So while most of us could say we don't "prefer" the provided notebook I think it's unfair to say that you "can't use it" [/quote]

well that certainly helped me make up my mind. yikes.
Message: Posted by: StarManager (Dec 27, 2018 01:04AM)
I'm done with the DIY world of Sansminds . . . .
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jan 6, 2019 08:19AM)
[quote]On Nov 29, 2017, dyoung wrote:
So you don't feel sorry for the guy who had to sit and place 100's of pads into cases, and then only to find out that they are the wrong ones?. [/quote]


Hell no ... he (or she) is lucky to have a job! ;)

Well, I can think of better jobs but as long as they got a fair wage for where they live its all good. It's like buying a hamper with some crappy fish paste in it. You (I) don't feel sorry for the person who had to put the fish paste in it just because he's putting in the fish paste when someone else gets to put the chocolate in. It's still just a job. I certainly would be up[set for him if at the end of the week they came and said ... I'm so sorry we gave you tuna fish paste instead of cod fishpaste. UNless they then said so we arent paying you. let's not think that packers give a monkeys what you receive as long as they get paid.
Message: Posted by: TimothyMa (Jan 31, 2019 03:24AM)
I brought it. It takes a day to build the gimmick. Not impressive for me.