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On 2013-03-18 20:46, Ulises Galeano wrote:
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On 2013-03-18 18:28, saysold1 wrote:
If you do get it, you must remove the protective plastic film on the gimmick. Most people don't do it as it isn't mentioned anywhere about the plastic film - hence many find the imp suck. Read the thread here on the Café and many of us contributed to lots of helpful hints.


I literally use it at least 6 times a week, when I go to the bank, the grocery store, the bathroom, and it has always worked for me, I didn't know I was supposed to remove it lol!


Yes the protective plastic film is like a "raincoat" - much better without!

Your results and mileage may vary lol.
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On 2013-03-18 22:32, mentalist.kin wrote:
Psypher is a great tool for imp***n and the price is good.
I prefer Mind Buster more (When I do a stage performance)
Psypher is good for Close up / Street etc.


Wow... Mindbuster isn't cheap. I think I will still with the simpler one for now. Smile
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I prefer the butterfly by riggs as the imp I get is more visible to me in a less then average lighting situation.
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On 2013-03-19 15:21, Michael_MacDonald wrote:
I prefer the butterfly by riggs as the imp I get is more visible to me in a less then average lighting situation.


Thanks - sounds interesting.. however, I havn't been able to find a good place to buy it.
All I found was this.

Do you know any other stores? (something that looks a bit more legitimate?
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On 2013-03-19 15:26, yankay37 wrote:
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On 2013-03-19 15:21, Michael_MacDonald wrote:
I prefer the butterfly by riggs as the imp I get is more visible to me in a less then average lighting situation.


Thanks - sounds interesting.. however, I havn't been able to find a good place to buy it.
All I found was this.

Do you know any other stores? (something that looks a bit more legitimate?


A bit more legitimate? Not sure what you mean as the site you link to IS John Rigg's site. Jon Saint Germain is his stage name.

Good thoughts,

Bob
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Ooops... I'm sorry Smile

I didn't realize. I just saw a very very outdated website, and I'm reluctant to give my credit card information to a website like that.
I should have looked into it better. My apologies!!
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I recently received my first Butterfly pads from John Riggs (actually a Butterfly, a Papillion and Superfly). These are my first "real" impression pads. I've not used Psypher or the ParaPad.

I'm absolutely loving the Riggs pads! Excellent impressions, and a wide variety of writing implements can be used - pen, pencil, even ungimmicked Sharpies.

If you buy pads from John:

- Take his warnings seriously about the wait times. John's a busy working professional and makes these items as he has time available.

- These are literally home-made. I think they're excellent, but be ready for little things that only you'll see that make that evident (e.g., raggedly-torn tape, etc.).

- Get John's DVD on the use and maintenance of his pads. Worth it 4 times over, I think.

Did I mention that I kind of like these pads? Smile
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Another admittedly unsolicited vote for the ParaP*d. There is no better device for all lighting situations and all pen "pressures."

Riggs imps are very good. I use mine primarily for drawing dupes.

I have found Psypher to be of very limited use...so I don't use it.

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On 2013-03-19 20:52, David Thiel wrote:
Another admittedly unsolicited vote for the ParaP*d. There is no better device for all lighting situations and all pen "pressures."

Riggs imps are very good. I use mine primarily for drawing dupes.

I have found Psypher to be of very limited use...so I don't use it.

David


David, David, David...Oy (finger wagging a little) - I recall in your EARLY (2011) DAYS (prior to fame and fortunes) that you said Psypher was pretty groovy. You did!!! I re-read the thread.

Then you went and got all spoiled with Parapad - the ultimate imp pad.

German engineered perfection. It really is.

I have both and I agree 1000% that Parapad is the ultimate driving machine - so really there is no comparison.

But for me Psypher does what I need it to do when I need it... and so for a starter mentalist or someone who doesn't want to shell out the extra $$$, Psypher is a pretty cool little tool.

Now I feel better Smile Ahhhh.....
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On 2013-03-19 18:48, Olympic Adam wrote:
I never use the Café search function,

site:themagiccafe.com what I want

is the best thing to use


Will do. Thanks!!
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On 2013-03-19 23:13, saysold1 wrote:
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On 2013-03-19 20:52, David Thiel wrote:
Another admittedly unsolicited vote for the ParaP*d. There is no better device for all lighting situations and all pen "pressures."

Riggs imps are very good. I use mine primarily for drawing dupes.

I have found Psypher to be of very limited use...so I don't use it.

David


David, David, David...Oy (finger wagging a little) - I recall in your EARLY (2011) DAYS (prior to fame and fortunes) that you said Psypher was pretty groovy. You did!!! I re-read the thread.

Then you went and got all spoiled with Parapad - the ultimate imp pad.

German engineered perfection. It really is.

I have both and I agree 1000% that Parapad is the ultimate driving machine - so really there is no comparison.

But for me Psypher does what I need it to do when I need it... and so for a starter mentalist or someone who doesn't want to shell out the extra $$$, Psypher is a pretty cool little tool.

Now I feel better Smile Ahhhh.....

Hey Brett, did you ever thought about to go into politics? Smile

You should! Smile

Cheers my friend
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Brett, Brett, Brett...

If you're driving a Yugo and someone puts the keys to a Porsche into your hands, do you close your eyes and hop back into the Yugo?

David

PS: The last time someone waggled a finger in my face I bit it off. OOPS...that case is still before the court. I should have said "The last time someone waggled a finger in my face I ALLEGEDLY bit it off." Smile
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OUCH!

Love you David Smile

I wonder if anyone knows what a Yugo is these days? That was one hot car.
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Not trying to me 'smart' but the cheaper types of pads are more or less disposable. So to use the car analogy, do you want one really nice Porsche or a garage full of Yugos and Ladas that you can just abandon at will?
I've not seen the Paralabs pad so I'm only following others' judgements that it truly is the equivalent of a Porsche Smile I do, however, have a box full of (Tommy Pad and Scanner) Yugo/Lada parts.
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Well, Ted, just in case someone is asking - please give me advice Smile :

Should I recommend either a 'Porsche-like' set of UK-made ESP-Cards for a comparatively higher price ...
... or should I rather recommend the questioner any of the cheaper 'Yugo-alternatives' - I mean, with a little research you may get at least two or even more sets of the cheaper ones for the price of a 'Porsche-set'.

When I'm asked the next time, Ted, which ones should I recommend?
Just asking, ... Smile

My Granny used to say (forgive me the clumsy translation) "Buying cheaply - buying doubly!" - and while this obviously may be an illegitimate broad statement, I found a truth in her words more often than not ... as my Granny was a wise woman.
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Granny's usually are.

I once asked mine "Granny, when you was little girl, what did pterodactyls look like?"

She kept wisely silent as I recall.

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I have to agree that the Para Pad is the Porsche. I too have Tommy pads and other imp devices but the biggest problem with pressure based imp pads is the higher chance of failure. I have had 3 occasions where the tommy pad has failed due to lack of pressure, the para pad will get a perfect impression no matter how lightly they write.

Tommy is cheap and disposable so it is my daily use pad but when I absolutely need to get the imp it has to be the Para Pad.

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On 2013-03-22 10:39, ParaLabs - Thomas wrote:
Well, Ted, just in case someone is asking - please give me advice Smile :

Should I recommend either a 'Porsche-like' set of UK-made ESP-Cards for a comparatively higher price ...
... or should I rather recommend the questioner any of the cheaper 'Yugo-alternatives' - I mean, with a little research you may get at least two or even more sets of the cheaper ones for the price of a 'Porsche-set'.

When I'm asked the next time, Ted, which ones should I recommend?
Just asking, ... Smile

My Granny used to say (forgive me the clumsy translation) "Buying cheaply - buying doubly!" - and while this obviously may be an illegitimate broad statement, I found a truth in her words more often than not ... as my Granny was a wise woman.
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Cheers
Th.


Ha! Smile

I think Mark's point above is very valid - that of reliability. And working conditions. For example, p**-sh** work may not need a first class device because, if you get a problem, you could possibly have another go (with someone else). But live work would be a different kettle of fish.

As for my recommendation, Thomas? Follow your Granny's advice, of course! Smile
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