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On Oct 8, 2015, paisa23 wrote:
Was on the fence about this becuase of a similar effect that came out and flopped a few years back by Rocco but I think I'm gonna push the button.


I have this and it is very good.
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Where can we get refills for the pen?
Saturn UK
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On Oct 8, 2015, movemonkey wrote:
Where can we get refills for the pen?


Yes you can we have an order arriving soon, they are not listed on our website yet.
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On Aug 25, 2015, Gregory Wilson wrote:
Just got off the phone with Chad Long who told me all the contention that is being bandied about with Double Cross. Well, are you ready for even more scuttlebutt? Chris Smith and I were partners twenty years ago and this idea, called "The X'r," was from our project board way back then! No, I didn't make the "X" translocate from my hand to their hand. But I did have the idea of an "X" that gets transferred to the spectator's palm via a stamp. There were two methods: A) An ink pad on my finger. B) A self-contained ink pad in the Sharpie -- just like the Super Sharpie that Chris "borrowed" from me many years ago.

I've never mentioned it publicly before since I shy away from controversy until it hits me square in the face, but the primary reason I split my partnership with Chris about ten years ago was that his hands were much too sticky where they didn't belong for far too long.

Granted, Gary Jones very well might have thought of this trick independently. He's a very clever chap. And now, unfortunately, he has to experience the same stinging pain of betrayal that I have from Chris NUMEROUS times.

Even worse, is that I can no longer put out MY OWN trick without looking like a thief from Chris!!! The only defense he had at Magic Live was that other people thought of the same trick. Perhaps, but they were not Chris' partner -- firmly and fully aware of the EXACT IDEA for TWO DECADES. In short, Chris should have treated this effect like Kryptonite!

His pattern is truly shameful.


I guess there was more than one reason to call this product Double Cross!
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Does anyone have problems with the sticky stuff, too?
Somehow it doesn't really stick to my skin. Don't want to go into too much detail here...

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No I haven't had that problem. What I do have is an evidence issue.. that stuff is leaving a bit of a mark....
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The best putty you can use is called "Dexter's putty" It can stick a coin to your skin no problem.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4073

Try it, you'll love it.
James


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On Nov 25, 2015, Nikki78 wrote:
Does anyone have problems with the sticky stuff, too?
Somehow it doesn't really stick to my skin. Don't want to go into too much detail here...

Cheers
Nikki
Still with the Chinese circus Smile
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Hi James, thanks for the advice... I'll give it a try

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Thanks to everyone who actually reviewed the product I'm probably going to take the plunge in the near future. It just looks so *** good
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This product costs too much Smile
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On Nov 25, 2015, paisa23 wrote:
No I haven't had that problem. What I do have is an evidence issue.. that stuff is leaving a bit of a mark....


Exactly the same problem here.
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The patter I use is "if I take most of the cross off my hand" etc etc this covers the residue of any ink left on your hand
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It looks like the only place it doesn't leave residue is in the wallet. Smile
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I just leave the cross and explain that I can duplicate any image / drawing onto your hand, from mine. For instance let me show you, let's try a cross.
Just as good.
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Ok. Finished reading entire thread. Some additional ideas come to mind. Two things specifically.
1) rather then a "sponge pad", save pocket space and use a T.T. with a small wet sponge in it.
2) going to play around with the idea of putting a 1 inch in diameter magnet as oppose to the sticky stuff. Now, ideas could be presented on how to use it. Maybe a metal half skin color toned ring may work. Using a magnet to remove the gimmick would solve the "getting ink on my hand" issue.

Just a couple thoughts of creativity. 😉
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P.K. ring.
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Just got this and realized it's exactly the same effect taught on a sansmind sharpie DVD. From the routining to the way the ink is used. Not to be a magic police or something. Just out of curiosity because I may have an up and coming release myself, what's considered a rip off? I've seen on the Café some members purposely give certain people or company a hard time, yet the very same case from specific artist or company, no one says anything. Would love to know your thoughts.
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We have just had a new delivery along with a batch of replacement / refill items to go with this.
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Put this in my Christmas show
Absolutely Brilliant
The reaction on the ladies face was amazing
voted trick of the year which is a massive statement but certainly worthy
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On Sep 24, 2015, Xiqual wrote:
Haha, good one.
Just playin man. We all like boobs.
James

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On Sep 23, 2015, Xiqual wrote:
What about those guys that buy magic because they see girls boobs? They REALLY lose my respect. I would even go so far to say they have no credibility. I mean maybe, they saw boobs and just want to stick up for
the ad that had the boobs.
James

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On Sep 23, 2015, Slackerking wrote:
Well, stand by your convictions and don't buy it. But No one knows the actual truth here except those involved so you're just assuming you know the whole story. I think it's a shame for people to come and slander someone and it lessens my respect. This isn't the forum for that, there are legal ways of pursuing. I've met both Greg and Chris before and they both seem like great people so it's disheartening to see this. However, I will say that out of all the magicians and creators I've met, Chris Smith was the kindest and most helpful of all. I'm glad I purchased this from him and would so again a hundred times. Just remember there are three sides to every story. One side, the other side and the truth.


Lol, you got me there, though I was being facetious about buying the effect because of that. If my appreciation of the ladies loses your respect, that's okay but sorry there's a big difference between slandering a persons reputation and appreciating a beautiful woman. But hey, stand by your convictions too.

Oh and secondly, I'm a nobody writing opinions anonymously on a thread not s highly respected magician/creator so I shouldn't have any credibility anyways.


I do.
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