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I believe all you need is a PK style magnet that isn't a ring. If you have ever bought one of those "PK" kits with the very large magnet; you are set. Ben Harris sells a nice rubber coated one as well.
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Hi Aaron,

The CID comes with a modified gimmick - installed. So long as you have a magnet with which to "drive" the deck, then you are ready to perform.

This is a good opportunity to advise of a price rise. In order to make the CIDs available in suitable quantity for DEALER distribution without sacrificing quality, the price must rise to US$69.95 plus PH.

This price rise is effective July 1, 2008 and is the price dealer's will be selling the deck for upon release on SEPTEMBER 1, 2008. Dealer units will be Blue Backed ONLY. They will be EXPERTLY hand-crafted by one of the best in the biz.

In the meantime, custom-made CID's are available in Red or Blue backed Bicycles direct from myself. If you order one BEFORE July 1, then you can secure the unit at the original US$59.95 plus US$10.00 PH.

See the BLOG for other vailable decks.
http://www.wowbound.com/blog.html

To order, or reserve a deck, email or PM me.
ben@wowbound.com

Cheers

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Thanks Ben.
Sent e-mail with my order.
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Being the impatient sort that I am, I just purchased this from a local dealer(Magic Pro Shop) and received it yesterday. I agree with everyone that this is the most contemporary and professional looking packaging of a marketed effect that I have ever seen. Amazing 100 page booklet. Built a beautiful organic block in a matter of hours. This was easily accomplished by Ben's well written and concise instructions, complete with step by step photo illustrations. I am very grateful to Ben and others for posting their experiences because it helped me from making the same mistakes. My MlP-v1 functions perfectly and the organic block is truly deceptive and easy to handle. Possibilities abound with this great item. I also love loops but my poor eyesight sometimes causes me to struggle setting up lets say for a haunted deck. I love the option of using Enlightenment and although certainly different in effect and method, I do not have the same anxiety I do with using delicate thread. Thanks Ben for making such a wonderful product.

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Hi, I have a question. I am building my organic block and waiting for a 1/8" magnet for the engine. Should I expect to add a additional 1/16" worth of cards to accommodate the extra thickness?
I can't assemble until next week but wanted to have everything cut and ready to go.
Thanks!
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Hi Tom,

Have a few extra cards cut, and customize it exactly when the magnet arrives. You can always just piggy-back another 1/16th" magnet, too. That's how I "supercharge" my own performance unit when required.

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I had a large M5 magnet that I was using for Enlightenment on my leg .. I had the polarity reversed and I wasn't holding on the top of the deck. I had the deck on an angle .. I kid you not the top portion of the deck with Enlightenment slid off like a haunted deck .. and then the card moved forward. I thought it was a fluke but I just repeated it again. Looks REALLY COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi Steveo,

Yes, you can do a "Haunted Deck" thingy, like you've discovered. You're thinking "outside the box" which is so cool. Example...

A few other people have reported this but DISMISSED it by asking "how can I stop the block from sliding?"

In fact, if you want you can eliminate the "Enlightenment" element and just use a small magnetic block of cards for a magnetic version of The "Haunted Deck". Several cards can thus be revealed in succession.

Oh, a lovely idea from the legendary Ken Krenzel just in. This is in regards using Enlightenment in an Ambitious Card Routine. David Regal (another Enlightemnet lover) hooked us up on the phone. Ken and I had not spoken for decades, so it was a gas! Ken's clever idea will appear the "Development Kit" (Sept 1 release).

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Hi Ben,

Thanx for the ideas!

This really freaked me out when it happened accidentially because I wasn't expecting it. Sort of like when I had an extra 6 of hearts in a deck and the spectator randomly selected it .. then I finished up the WOW routine -- I was DEFINTELY more freaked out then the spectator!!!

- Steveo
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I too discovered the haunted deck capability of Enlightenment. I have a round powerful 1 1/2 X 1 inch thick magnet that I attached to a chrome tape measure clip. I wear the clip on the ridge of my pants in between my left hip and belly button. The weight of the magnet dips to the perfect angle required to activate the engine and the clip prevents it from falling off. Holding the deck waist height I can start movement around 6-8 inches away from my body. Because of the dip I can wear a shirt or jersey over it without anyone noticing a bulge. If I wear a suit jacket there is still good activation. I have also fashioned a Sharpie with a tube magnet 3/4 thru the body that works well also. Love this product...

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Ben, I've PMd you buddy. Thanks!
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Hi Kissdadookie.

Have no PM from you.
Email me at ben@wowbound.com

Cheers mate

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It's so exciting to see all this creativity being sparked by Ben's wonderful creation. This is just the surface!
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It's interesting in its working and high quality produced. Though I would not comment on the praticality.

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Hi AaronishMagic,

Thanks for your feedback. Maybe you could brainstorm on the "practicality" side and help to develop the idea further. The more ideas the better. Let's take it to the proverbial "next level."

There are lots of ideas to appear in the book acoompanying the Development Kit. This will be released on Sept 1, and will also contain loose magnets and gimmick bits so that you may assemble and configure them YOUR way, thus exploring new territory.

Cheers, mate!

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The CID from Ben are stealth decks. When I opened the package and took the deck out of the card box, I was looking through the packaging for the unit. I could not tell it was in the deck.

Enlightenment is quite practical. It's not a once in a while, special occasion, right conditions, effect. It's a mriacle in a deck of cards.

If you're a performer ( you can be 16 and a hobbyist and be a performer ) and present yourself properly, this effects sells itself. Their chosen card rises off the deck and lowers back down.

Some folks use IT and come away with people thinking strings and magnets. Others perform with it and people freak because they saw a miracle.

Any levitating effect is like that. A bad zombie ball presentation ruins the effect. A well performed one captivates the audience.

Yes, I love Enlightenment. I think it's too inexpensive considering the research, development and what the final product can do.
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On 2008-07-24 20:25, Ben Harris wrote:
Hi AaronishMagic,

Thanks for your feedback. Maybe you could brainstorm on the "practicality" side and help to develop the idea further. The more ideas the better. Let's take it to the proverbial "next level."

There are lots of ideas to appear in the book acoompanying the Development Kit. This will be released on Sept 1, and will also contain loose magnets and gimmick bits so that you may assemble and configure them YOUR way, thus exploring new territory.

Cheers, mate!

Ben


Any idea yet on the price? Would be great if you kept it under $100.
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Sorry it has taken so long to reply.

We've been very busy getting everything sorted to allow the release of both the CID(Custom Installed Deck)and the Development Kit--ON TIME, September, 2008.

The CIDs are being factory die-cut and then hand assembled. All dealers will have stock, first week in September. Price will be $69.95 and they'll be blue backed Bicycles only. If you want any special decks, other than the blue backed Bikes, you can custom order directly from me. We're just assembling a Red Backed Masters Deck for a client. Wow, they are sweet cards!

The Development Kit will be ONLY $45.00. It's a bargain. And, the 100 page book that accompanies it is full of ideas that will keep us all going for ages. Ken Krenzel, an old friend who I've not seen in decades, called from NY to pass along a stunning idea that will appear in the book. You also receive two motor magnets, two internal black folding bits (Enlightenment owners will know what I mean) and a spacer. You can configure these any way you like to create numerous effects of your own, or those described in the book. Available from all dealers, Sept.

Here's the electronic flyer. It's a PDF so you'll need to RIGHT CLICK to save to your hard drive, then double click to view the saved file in Acrobat.

http://www.wowbound.com/EnlightenmentDkitandCIDinfo.pdf

The website has not been updated yet, that will follow over the next couple of weeks. So, the above flyer is the ONLY official piece of information available at present.

Watch out for David Regal's full and comprehensive review of Enlightenment in the September issue of Genii.

Cheers

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Ben, that's excting news and the price is so low for what you get and what you can do with Enlightenment.

Thanks for the great update!
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