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MJ Marrs
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I’ve been using the MPS (Malloy version) for about ten years. I love it. I have the chest hanging throughout the show and perform the MPS as a second to last routine. Never fails.
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Thanks for the responses MJ and INMOTION. Lots of good thoughts.

MJ that's a great endorsement for the MPS.. if you have had it for 10 years and you still love it that's huge.
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I've been doing magic for over 40 years, and the only thing in that time that floored me was the MPS. I saw a magician in a small theater in Orlando perform it around 1980-1990. It blew me away. I was completely fooled, and didn't learn the secret until some 10 years later. After you've been doing this awhile, you forget what it's like to be a spectator, watching something that is totally impossible. You lose the feeling of magic and wonder. Too bad we all can't revert to our old selves and watch a great magic show with no idea how any of the tricks work.
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Great thoughts Jim. I'm trying to remember if I've actually seen the MPS performed live. If I have it wasn't a major part of the show. I've seen it on video, and I've seen many other predictions performed live using various methods.

I do like the tube vs. the envelope, it's a small piece of the puzzle but an important part.
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I am working on a new confabulation routine. After a few years, of the listed suggestions: MPS, Crystal Clear, etc, which have any of you used? I'm looking at the Crystal Clear and am curious how flexible this is. I need the prediction to be on a larger paper than shown and with four predictions. Now, I use an off stage assistant for my own method I've been using. I've just decided to mix it up this year and try something new. Thanks for any input.
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They all have their drawbacks.... crystal clear doesn’t fit my style so I’ve never considered it personally. To me it’s clever, but too many parts of it feel a bit strange.

One of the reasons I like MPS is the tube helps justify the box. Why would you put an envelope in a box? Just hang the envelope.

I love Cody fishers routine, the method is brilliant but you end up with a regular sheet of paper which isn’t big enough for on stage.

I think you mentioned in the other thread that you aren’t a fan of no-brainer?
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I have owned all of them with the exception of Wellington. Have owned MPS w/rolling cart base,
Crystal Clear, Revelation Chest by Fairchild, No Brainer and as well I have Cody Fishers Confab routine.

In the end, recently I went back to the Malloy MPS however w/step ladder base. While expensive, as long as you have a way to hang the chest high enough to warrant a ladder, it's hard to beat this. The ladder base in itself is a thing of beauty, natural looking and deceptive.
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I own the MPS Malloy with table, but the ladder base is a real piece of art......
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I ended up finding a Wellington model MPS and really like it. As long as the table is justified I don’t think anyone would suspect it.

The ladder idea is very clever though, and I agree a brilliant invention.
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