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MickeyPainless
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On 2010-02-06 23:08, van wrote:
How about a picture?


Click on the link in the original post!
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Some stuff I do requires lots of room...Pattrick’s Monster Mat looks like the answer...
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Lawrence O,

Thanks for the detailed write-up. That's just what I was thinking of. Perhaps I will purchase one of these "Best Close-Up Mats in The World" and follow your modification it to make it "Even Better Than The Best Close-Up Mat In The World" Smile
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Thanks for the great info! I'll keep in mind if one day my close up pad got worn out.
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On 2010-02-07 11:37, Failed Magician wrote:
Thanks for the great info! I'll keep in mind if one day my close up pad got worn out.


I would suggest you have a back up mat no matter what. Especially of this quality.

Products come and go in the world of magic and if you find something really good that you *know* you'll use someday it's wise to purchase one.

When Apollo's stopped being made different manufacturers started making something they called Apollos, but the quality was not the same.

SEY
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I see in the Dan & Dave Buck the ad for a mat called Victorian Close-Up Pad. To my taste the look is terrific. Does someone uses one (for the look is one thing but the feel and the grain do play a part as well)

What about durability?
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I have been waiting for the right moment to get mine. Now is the time. It is going to be so pretty! I'll post a pic when I get it.
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I didn't have the chance to try Pattrick's yet, but from all close-up mats I have used so far, I like those from Trevor Duffy best. These are the only mats I had so far that really don't wrinkle or crease, no matter how long you keep them in your case before performing. And there is only one layer of material, so they don't split. I had mine for almost 6 month in regular use. Unfortunately they are only avaiable in black.

How about Pattrick's?, Do they crease or split?
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On 2010-02-06 23:08, van wrote:
How about a picture?


Click on the link in the original post!


Mickey,

Not sure but I think that van might have meant a picture of Lawrence O's custom-made servanté. That's what I though when I read his post. Actually I was kinda hoping for a picture of that too!

Thanks!

Jim
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Pattricks are great, very thick, and two different surfaces to choose. He can have them custom embroidered as well. Really nice stuff. Trevors are also great, especially if you work bars etc. waterproof, with a great rubber backing. These were unavailable for some time but now back. Just saw him at Blackpool, that pads are great. Only saw them in black. Pattricks come in a variety of colors.
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Pattrick's site is now current with the new color chart.www.pmsmagic.com/mats
check out www.pattricksmagic.com for the best in close up pads and tables.
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Just recieved a mat from Pattrick last week. Very nice mat and excellent service. He kept me informed every step of the way. It reminds me of my old Gibson mat only thicker. Do they still make Gibsons??
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I just received my personalized mat from Pattrick. It is so cool. It cost a little more because I got a special font done. I will post a pic of it soon.
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Here is my new mat from PMSMAGIC.COM on Scott Guinn's THF.

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Slyhand - you've gotta be happy with that! It's awesome!

I can't recommend Pattrick highly enough. He customised one for me to fit an old disused TV stand which I've had cut down to an appropriate performing height.

Delivered to the UK in about a week or so. Very frendly service too!

Now, I'll show you mine....

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On 2010-02-04 11:10, Steven Youell wrote:
OK, recently I asked about Close Up Pads. I've been using Close Up Pads for about 30 years now and when they stopped making Apollo Pads, I bought several because they were the best pads in the world.

Not anymore. After getting several recommendations I contacted Pattrick and we exchanged emails. I ended up buying several of his pads and after having used them for a day or so, I not only endorse them, I have no hesitation in saying that they are the best in the world. They even exceed Apollo Pads.

Not only that, Pattrick allowed me to pick from new colors that he's introducing-- I selected Casino Green and Navy Blue. The Casino Green is as close to the green felt of the gaming table as you'll ever get.

If you care about your equipment, then you'll order one of these pads. Average size is only $20.00 plus shipping.

IMPORTANT: If you want one of the new colors, like Casino Green, you have to ask for it-- DO NOT order the green that's on the site-- it's a different color.

Here's a link: The Best Close Up Pads In The World

SEY

P.S. I was not compensated for this endorsement in any way. Not only that, I volunteered to do it-- they're that good.


Those look sweet!
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I had Patrick make me a custom size for my Zachary (Jim Zee) stand up table. It is perfect. By the way, Patrick made the commemorative (collectable) 40th FFFF close up pad this year!
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Got my Monster Mat a few days ago.
Patrick is first class all the way and kept me up to date on the process and even surprised me with an early delivery.
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On 2010-03-04 18:31, IDOTRIX wrote:
Just recieved a mat from Pattrick last week. Very nice mat and excellent service. He kept me informed every step of the way. It reminds me of my old Gibson mat only thicker. Do they still make Gibsons??


I used to share space with Wendel Gibson (Walter's nephew and producer of the Gibson mats). Wendel passed away over a decade ago. Before he died he sold the manufacturing rights to Hank Lee's and I believe they still produce them. Wendel sold me a box of around 100 or so of the last pads he made. I have a few left, but most have been sold or worn out...

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I have two from Dean Dill, one round and one square. Love them both, high quality. His production pad is the best and can produce card, coins, and jumbo coins.
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