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I work with big illusions too and I know very well what is work in hard or good conditions, my vote, after my study go to the Cutting Edge.

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Concerning EDF:
I can attest that every illusion that they sell is 100% certified with rights, every design fee is paid and that they do everything correct !
Guaranteed !
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Falconer:
Cutting edge may be a bit more practical, but as far as the effect, I believe slicer has more punch to the audience and plays bigger. But again slicer is not for everybody. If space is not an issue and you want the "wow" factor go with slicer.
I think Chezaday will back me up here. I can see the audience's face when I cut that box in nine pieces.

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You are a lucky man, Reynold, to get to do the big stuff like the Slicer. I'm green with envy! Smile
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Christopher:
You crack me up.

Good luck,
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I got your back Reynold .. nothing is better than the Slicer, nothing. If you haven't seen it live .. you haven't seen it at all.

I did see the latest version of the Cutting Edge at Magic Live .. and I've got to tell you, I was impressed. Of course the prop takes up less space on the stage and it's virtually the same illusion as far as the audience sees.

The Slicer still packs a big punch! Lets face it .. they are both great illusions ..

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Hi Steve,

Are you speaking of the new version with the curved arch handles?

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Ok .. a couple of things here, first I was waiting to hear from Franz and EDF is on the up and up. In fact he says "They Rock!" and that's all I need to here from him.

There are so many people ripping off stuff, it's hard to tell who's playing the game fair and square. At least we have the Café to sort things out for all the world to see. I'm glad to hear that EDF is a reputable company .. it's actually a relief.

Now .. the Cutting Edge Illusion that I saw is actually on Summer's site, the one with the large, curved handles was on display at "Magic Live." It really looked amazing! Bill Smith really outdid himself that time around!

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That's cool to hear! Thanks. I was hired by Dan to re-design the Cutting Edge and that's the result. I did drool a bit when I saw it built by Bill Smith Smile
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On 2007-10-13 12:21, mvmagic wrote:
That's cool to hear! Thanks. I was hired by Dan to re-design the Cutting Edge and that's the result. I did drool a bit when I saw it built by Bill Smith Smile


that's why I asked. Bill did a great job but I was going to mentiond that MvMagic did the design. Good work!

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Thanks Tim! That was a fun project too!
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Olá Compańero !

Yes, I agree with you about the Slicer. In fact, both have pros and con. Yes, for me the Cutting Edge suit my hard conditions on many stages.

I visited your web site, your illusions looks not only very well made, but with beautiful look.

Sigue en frente, don`t stop.

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Thank you, compańero Falconer.

Gracias,
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Nice job Mika, of course a prop is only as good as it's design.

Here is one draw back on the Cutting edge .. I think most have over looked. Because of the size and shape of the prop, it will not fit in any cargo van. My Slicer fits nice and snug in the Chezmobile, a 2003 Chevy 3500 extended cargo van.

Sure, the rest of the show has to fit in a suite case .. I can get a good 15-20 minutes out of that.

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When I was working with Cutting Edge, about a year ago, I was thinking about the size issues and was hesitant about the current one. Then I thought "what the heck, I should worry about the look and not the size!" And that's the design Dan loved Smile

Steve, how does the Slicer come apart? I take you transport it whole? Next time in North America, CAN I COME AND PLAY?? LOL
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I always welcome strangers, from far off lands to my house and play with my props. As long as you promise me some candy when you're done. I'm messing with you of course .. you've got quite an eye for illusion design, I would enjoy meeting you.

The Slicer is a fun prop to "play" with. It breaks down into three piece ... the box, the pedestal and the base. It does set up pretty fast .. but, you'll need some help. The box does have some weight to it and it goes up on top of the pedestal.

In other news .. I just heard from Erick of EDF Magic and sure enough, I know him from a few years back .. I just didn't put the pieces of the puzzle together. Everything that comes out of his shop is in full cooperation with the illusion designer. That's good news to hear and you should consider them for your next project.

Check out their new illusion "Biting Yourself on the Forehead" .. it's really cool!

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Oh, you'll get candy. But if she's unavailable, will some other playmate do..? Smile

I've always enjoyed your posts-and not only because of the wealth of knowledge, but good tongue-in-the-cheek humour! It would be fun to meet one day and talk shop. Drop a PM anytime!

I have always loved the slicer. I've heard that it being a mechanically complex prop, it might have some issues occasionally, but the sheer visual impact...wow. Not that's some serious eyecandy! And one sweeeet effect. The one on the EDF site looks stunningly beautiful!
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On 2007-10-13 16:27, Chezaday wrote:
Here is one draw back on the Cutting edge .. I think most have over looked. Because of the size and shape of the prop, it will not fit in any cargo van. My Slicer fits nice and snug in the Chezmobile, a 2003 Chevy 3500 extended cargo van.

Do you mean it doesn´t fit in a cargo van like that: http://www.fiat-transporter.de/LCV_GERMA......erci.jpg
it´s 6' high
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My ride has always been a Chevy .. the inside isn't very tall. It's taken care of 90% of my work over the last 25 years or so. That new vehicle is interesting .. I'm not really sure what kind of clearance it has. It does have a better chance of fitting in there though.

Maybe I'll have to see if I can get on that show "Pimp my Ride" .. they might be able to set me up ...

Steve
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I doubt it Steve....once they get the 25 widescreen LCD game monitors in there, as well as the massive sub-woofers, X-Box 360s, etc. back there, there'll be just enough room for you and maybe a Chezababe. Smile

Chris
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