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On Jun 6, 2017, Saturn UK wrote:
We have this as one of our daily Mega Deals, sign up to our newsletter to get a similar deal each day.

It's drastically reduced in price so worth a punt if you are curious!

Check it out here http://www.saturnmagic.co.uk/saturn-magi......ick.html


Ha, yeah that's why I was asking...

Remember you also get 5% loyalty bonus at Saturn.

I just watched the At the Table

I think if you buy the right card stock, it should work quite well.

Especially for comedy routines - where people are not so interested in how you did something

He is marketed as 'The Naked Mentalist' - but when he uses the ProBoard to switch an add a number 'prediction' - I felt like he's changing a mentalism effect into a magic trick [not my thing or the way I want to present an effect]

But for a comedy 'switch' - I think it is good [for me]

I just need to have a think of whether it will also have uses [for mentalism effects I want to do] - as [not to be rude to magicians] I don't want to 'cheapen' my serious sections with 'ta dah' switches

As this is not for switching billets etc

This is for writing something... the audience sees that... then doing a DL... so the next time it's revealed it's not what they thought it was

So in that way it's not good for amentalist to show them a prediction that then changes

Unless your schtick is you are a time traveling mentalist

The board helps the DL in a couple of ways [size, and firmness]

I think ut's durable

And easy to write on

This isn't a review but what I got from the At the Table

Anyone bought one and got more feedback [?]

p.s. only £12.99 at Saturn
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If any of you subscribe to Cody Fisher's new free video newsletter, he showed a little more in his first video about the working of the board when he was showing updated tips and ideas for his book test.
The Duster
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Thanks

Just signed up

Think I will probably get the proboard anyway
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I got my Proboard today and I got very disappointment.
If I have seen this post before buying it then I probably won't buy it.
It is like other say just a board with no gimmick on it, so you can buy any board for nickel and dimes and just cut it to the size of it.
If the board at least would have come with some writing cards with it then maybe it was worth the money, but to start using it I now have to start searching the right cards with no sample at my hands only the cards I can see in the video and the size Anton say, that don't fit in my country so I have to convert the size to metric system to know the right size.
I think for the price you pay for a simple board you have to get at least 10 cards and video that show live or studio routine and not only explanation of what is this board with one or two talking sample what you can do with it.
Anton made other good magic like Shuffled and MSP Deck that I also bought with this order of Proboard and as much that I liked those two other I did not like what I got with this order, plain board with instruction how to use it after I buy cards that fit if I mange to find those cards.
If only I could get a link to where I can find those cards that ship worldwide, but even this simple thing is not on the video or in the stuff you get.
As I said, this board cost no more then 5$ tops and you can do it yourself, so there is really no reason to pay so much for it.
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Yeah

I got mine as it was in a daily deal at Saturn £12.99

http://www.saturnmagic.co.uk/the-black-h......ick.html

I don't know if it's on the vidoes - but before I bought it I watched the At the Table with A James

In that he says what the 'paper'/card is - you need to get [I think 16 point, and the size - will check again when I order it]

If you are a mentalist [not a mgician] I think it's usefull [for easy DL for Sexchange or Comedy Book test] for any comedy routine idea you have

So I saw that value in it

At £12.99

I still think it would be bad to use it in a serious mentalist routine [other than some DR thing - but I hate DR]

Anyway if the size and thickness isn't on the videos - c heck out his at the table
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Hi,

I have seen it too, but searching for this paper brought to me no result other then business cards size. A$ or something close for it is hard to find.

If I know how much it wight (gr) then it might help me more them 16 point paper.

I guess I need a matte paper A4 260 Gr but all I can find in matte is Max 190 in my country or Ebay, so a link for a place ship worldwide would have been great.

I also bought it on sale on Saturnmagic, but still I think that at least one example **** with a place to refill was in place and that is my biggest disappointment.

Thank for the help The Duster

Eitay
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Right

if I remember it's '16 point matt finish' [?] - I will check before I order

but my plan is to order it [at the correct size] from a printer - I've used one for years for flyers/posters/etc

so it's easy as 'can I have this [one side my design] rest blank white, on 16 point matt finish'

I'm not sure if high street printers will do that [they probably will]

But the places people make orders from direct - will

If you are just after plain paper [no design] it should be cheaper to buy a ream/100 pack, though to get the lowest price - you may have to buy it slightly bigger and cut it to size [?]

Like you I have never heard of 16 point before - but 14 and 16 point seem to be fairly normal sizes [on google] for biz cards or wedding invites... seems to be a whopping 360gsm

http://www.ogprinting.com/tech_paper.php
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Hi

That table is very useful, now I know 360 gsm (16 pt.) so that is what I have to look for A4 look like good size Matt 360gr, hope I can find it now Smile

Thanks my fried!
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I purchased it as well to use with Cody's book test, and was surprised that was all that came with it. Watching Cody's newsletter, he gave some good information on using this board with his book test. For the price ($30.00), I thought there was more to it than what I got. I thought it was gimmicked. The instructions were pretty basic. I learned more about the board in Cody's newsletter than what's provided. For this price, it probably should have had some extras with it (routines / supplies), but it seems sturdy.

For a worker, this makes sense, but for amateurs like me, I could have passed on this and just used what Cody talked about on the DVD. However, I have it now, and will use it. I've made worse purchases than this, so I don't consider it a bad purchase, just wasn't what I expected... In no way does it make it a bad product in my opinion.
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Can this also be used as a dry erase board. Just curious if the material would allow for this.
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I probably wouldn't - but you could always modify it slightly by using dry erase laminate adhesive sheets to turn it into a board that could be used with dry erase markers. Just a thought...
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On Jul 30, 2017, danster08 wrote:
Can this also be used as a dry erase board. Just curious if the material would allow for this.


Just stick to using a whiteboard of the same size
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Hey People, we get ripped off enough. When a device is sold to the public (us) The people selling the product should at least advertise that to use it, you need items from the local art supply
or stationary store or specifically you need to purchase other items which are not supplied with the product.
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On Aug 6, 2017, kwhs wrote:
Hey People, we get ripped off enough. When a device is sold to the public (us) The people selling the product should at least advertise that to use it, you need items from the local art supply
or stationary store or specifically you need to purchase other items which are not supplied with the product.

what are you talking about? I own this and it comes ready to use.....
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What are the board's measurements?
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