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A few years ago, I found some very nice pads at Earl Chaney's Planet Mirth shop in Vegas. They were very durable Neoprene. No wrinkles, and as tough as nails. It also seemed like they would not attract hair, lint etc. like most pads do. Like a moron, I did not pick one up and now Earl's shop is gone. There are some similar pads on eBay now and the seller says they are from Magic Makers which does not excite me. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

Posted: Jun 16, 2008 3:44am
Or, has anyone seen Shoot's new pads? Are they made of neoprene?
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I've seen those Magic Makers pads, and I don't believe they are neoprene. I think those pads you recall from Earl's shop were made from a fabric that was used to make wetsuits. I don't know where you would get it, though.
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I have an old one I bought years ago. I believe it was put out or endorsed by Tom Mullica. Maybe it was called the Mullica Pad...for use in a bar.
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Neoprene is what is used to make wetsuits and yes they were great pads because they were tough and durable.
I don't thubk anyone is making them now.
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You're right Bill, Earl did say it was wetsuit material. If anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear them.
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The wetsuit outfits are in Redondo Beach and/or Huntington Beach, Calif. And I think the magic shop guys just bought fabric from them. Email Dean Dill, at intmiracle@deandill.com and see if he makes any.

Posted: Jun 17, 2008 12:09am
OK, here you dope... three seconds on GOOGLE AND...

http://www.foamorder.com/neoprene.html?g......odmCjbVw
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Biro -- you are GOOD!!!!!
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Pete's the man! But holy cow I'd have to buy a lot. I really don't think I wanna get into the close-up pad business. (But, gimme a day or so to think.)
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The price isn't that bad, but I'm concerned about securing the correct thickness so it will actually 'work'. One sheet should last you a long, long time.
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I still have a Mullica pad. It worked wonderfully as a close up pad.

To the best of my ability to measure it, it is 4 mm thick. This is thinner than most any other close up pad I've ever used, but as I said, it worked just fine.
Why, yes. I do need new pictures. Why do you ask?

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The biggest pad I have is 4-inches in diamter. a nice little circle for a chop cup. I have one of Don Alan's custom made ones he signed on the back, and Eddie Tullock added his signature. But I don't use it.

I seldom use a pad. For certain things I use a Tabman Erdnase Train table.
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Pepka...

Try the Trevor Duffy Mat! http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/the-magic-......141.html
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Chris, you're a genius. That's it! I'm hoping to find them bigger, but their large size will do for now. I owe you one!
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Cool! I'll send you my bill!
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I don't know what this is made of but it seems like it may work for what you are looking for.

http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=SA1039

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I have two Tough Pads from The Magic Warehouse and they are indeed tough as nails. The material seems to be the same material used for wet-suits. I have been using the pad for about a year now and it's taken all the abuse you can imagine.

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That Tough Pad looks interesting, I may give it a try.

Is the surface smooth and slick, or is there some texture to it? I do a Ribbon Spread as part of a Svengali Pitch, and need a surface that has a little roughness to it, so the cards don't slide around and the key cards will stay put.

I have been using a bound carpet square (it's actually an automobile floor mat, I think) as a demo pad for the past few years. It works great, but I'm always on the lookout for a good upgrade! SETH
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I bought the Mikame "Table Hopper's Dreame Table Top from Fun Tyme Magic when they did a close out for about $142. The pad is Fabulous! when I want a longer one I use the "Super Classy Close-up mat Ronjo sells for about $50. This mat is really tough & thick, as well as large, which is why I wanted it. (34" long, cut in a semi-circle) BTW, Peter Albertson, the owner, is tops in my book. A while back I had a problem & he ironed it out for me without any hesitation at all!
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On 2008-06-17 22:55, Sir Richard wrote:
.. BTW, Peter Albertson, the owner, is tops in my book. A while back I had a problem & he ironed it out for me without any hesitation at all!


I second that.

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One of my favorites is a piece of automobile headliner. It has foam on the back and a surface like billiard cloth, sort of. You can get it in many different colors.

When I do the chop cup in the hospitals, I go from room to room with one of these pads, about 6 inches by 9 inches, that I fold into quarters and place into my jacket pocket. In a matter of a few seconds it lies flat on the table.
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