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Devin Knight
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I may release yet another version of the Spike effect this year. I know that is the last thing we need. The release of this is a big maybe and is not on my release schedule. This new method was developed one of my co-partners who helps in refining my releases, Mel Strouse.

This method uses:
No magnets,
No electronics,
No threads from the base
No marked bases, completely hidden under cup
No marked cups
No shadow technique (cup isn't darker, etc.)
Everything can be examined.
No extra gimmicks, nothing but the 4 bases and 4 cups
100% surefire, you never touch the cups and can be out of the room while they are covered.
New Principle and method never used before.
No equivoque --You immediately know the location of the spike the moment you turn around, even if the spectator has lost track!
Could make all other methods obsolete (well maybe).

Of course right now there are too many of these on the market, but this is just a new version that may interest somebody.

One of the problems I have with the potential release of this, is that once people see this new method, they most likely will not buy the other methods using magnets, electronics. Dealer and distributors have a lot money tied up in the expensive effects and who would spend a couple hundred when you could buy this method for less than $75.00. I would wait until the current methods on the market die down, before releasing this new one.

I'm not out to hurt any of my dealer friends and this could seriously affect sales of the other versions, so don't expect this any time soon.
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Its probably best to just keep this too yourself, and then do what you said. But if your trying to start a little hype, this is a good place to do it I guess. Sounds like you have a great new version that people will buy!
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I really wish you would stop trying to plug your effects here Mr. Knight. Every time you do, I just have to add another amazing effect to my collection. Smile And, like always, your stuff seems very under priced for what you describe!


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Yeah, why not just sell it for $100 with a dvd or something...
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I nerver buy the other methods, there are always something I don"t like (the price, the method, only 3 spike etc etc)it's for the peoples like me you MUST release your version! ;-)))
thank you
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Firstly and foremost I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a prosperous new year to follow - hopefully. Devin, you got my full attention regarding the "other" version. I'm highly intrested and can only hope that you decide to release the "method". BTW, I fried my friends with Blindsight and love the concept of the effect. I look forward in getting Insight very soon also.

Keep me posted...

"Change the way you see things and the things you see will change."
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I agree as well, Devin I STRONGLY encourage you to release this new version. I really love your work and thinking.

The nice thing about Blindsight, is that you can customize it to do whatever you want. I currently use this method with ESP cards as well. Great stuff!
"Opportunity may only knock once, but temptation leans on the doorbell."
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I have yet to see a version of this effect that I like, and I definitely see a market here. The basic effect is a killer - no doubt about that. And if your version is 100% safe then you have my attention. To be precise: I need it to be safe - even if I have a busy day and due to a momentary lapse of concentration smash the wrong cup.

Am I asking the impossible? Maybe - but I have a number of your effects and I believe that if anyone can solve this inherent problem then it's you.
Devin Knight
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You will 100% know which cup has the spike. However if you have lapse of concentration you could hit the run cup. You know forget where it was. I guess in the is regards nothing is 100% safe because the performer can screw up but the method is clean and you will know the cup instantly without any of the above previously mentioned things.
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In that case..who wants to build a collapsible metal spike that can be examined by spectators beforehand, should things go wrong ? =)
Seems like a worthwhile investment, people want safe, they get safe! Doesn't seem to be too hard to do either.

I'm interested in this effect too, You should release it, whatever about doing good for the sake of your fellow dealers, do good for the sake of your fellow magicians..but don't mind me, I'm just being selfish and dying for a good SPIKE effect. =)
-Lloyd Wright
"Take what you take, give what you give, just be what you want just as long as it's real.."
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Now I will have to do some more research on this effect.
"Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it because you're not really looking. You don't really want to know the secret... You want to be fooled." - The Prestige (2006)
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Any updates on this Devin?

Copies of the limited edition 'MindPlay' still available
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Have you had a change of heart on the release of this new version?
"That smart thing that somebody else said".
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