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hoodrat
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I'm looking to buy my first close-up mat, and I've been to all the magic store websites. However, they all seem to only stock the four basic colors of black, red, blue, and green. I had read in other places that other colors are possible such as a deep mustard-yellow or even a deep purple. Does anybody know of a store (or website) that sells quality close-up mats in various other colors than just black, red, blue, and green?

Thanks for your help!
Roger Kelly
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Have a good look around all the stationers and computer stores for the multitude of 'designer' mouse mats - they are just as good and a lot cheaper!!
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On 2005-07-22 19:10, Roger Kelly wrote:
Have a good look around all the stationers and computer stores for the multitude of 'designer' mouse mats - they are just as good and a lot cheaper!!

the problem with mousepads are the size and it usually comes in a square shape... is there any place that will sell oversized mousepads??
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T. Joseph O'Malley
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What about making your own? Get a board, go to a fabric store, find some padding to put under your choice of fabric, and go to town. It may take some experimentation but you might end up with something very nice.

I was at a bar the other night that had a velvet style table cloth, it was actually better for card handling than a close up pad.
tjo'
Robert M
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Buy a large (16" x 20") green Gibson mat. That's my recommendation.

Robert
iamslow
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I was looking for something bigger, mabee something around 24" by 36".. any ideas?
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PaulGreen
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Hi Robert,

What is so unusual about a GREEN mat????

Regards,

Paul (Hmmmm?) Green
JasonEngland
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http://www.pmsmagic.com/pads1.asp

Don't know about special colors, but this guy does special pads, and I have one. It's a large 24 x 36 black pad that I'm very happy with.

Jason
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Jordini
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I got my closeup pad at Staples. It's an oversized mousepad, one of which is black, but the other is a vibrant purple, which is good because I don't have any props that are purple, so everything stands out.
S2000magician
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On 2005-07-22 23:51, PaulGreen wrote:
What is so unusual about a GREEN mat????

The best thing about Paul's green pad is that he can spread his deck of cards face-up and with a simple turnover flourish the entire deck disappears! Think of it as a poor-man's laser deal. Smile

(And with one more turnover flourish it reappears!)
Paul D
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Try these sites for special colors.
http://www.themagicwarehouse.com Killer Close Up pad is the one I have and its excellent.
http://www.penguinmagic.com Lots of Colors there.
http://www.magicfact.com
http://www.magicproshop.com
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Kjellstrom
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I recommend Close-Up Pads by Apollo, they are very fine.
Roger Kelly
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Trevor Duffy in South Africa has some nice ones made out of that material they make wet suits from. Trouble is, they are only black (and smell of sea-weed!)
tommy
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Go to a carpet shop and buy a few of their samples they are edged off nice.
I know some some guys who cover their poker tables in carpet and they are cool.
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Jonathan Brown
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Get in touch with Dean Dill. http://www.deandill.com He can do a custom order for you and the pad is hardboard so it can sit in your lap etc....A bit pricey, but well worth it and will last you a lifetime.

Jonathan
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