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joe faro
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I didn't mean to ruffle your feathers. I just thought there would be other buyers of the trick that felt it doesn't work as advertised. If you are happy with the method then great, I'm not trying to change your mind. I'll continue to look for a method that works for me. Thanks for everyone's input.
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Apology accepted. Just for future reference, I think where you "ruffled feathers" is when you stated (incorrectly, I might add) that those who claim to like the routine must be influenced by Scott, either as friends or some other way.

I know I personally resent, as I'm sure others do, when people make blind accusations about our motives without any evidence only because it does not jive with their own opinion or circumstance. For the record, my statements are made as someone who has no connection to Scott other than I've bought a few of his products and have used them. My comments come from my experience performing Nailed It in live shows after having spent my hard-earned cash on the effect.

Anyone who wants to disagree with my opinion is welcome to it, and I hold no hard feelings for difference of opinion. After all, we all have different requirements, tradeoffs we are willing to make, etc. As the idiom goes "one man's trash is another man's treasure." Good luck on your search for a version that fits you!
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On Jan 7, 2017, Jon Allen wrote:
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On Jan 7, 2017, Mysterious Mike wrote:
This is considered the best spike effect out there


Not by everyone... Smile


Touché.
The performance is what really makes it all worth while.
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I'm a buyer and I love it. It works exactly as advertised and the convincers of them touching the spike and the apple at the end are all that is needed. I will admit that I am influenced by Scott but only to buy some of the great magic he puts out.

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On Jan 7, 2017, Jon Allen wrote:
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On Jan 7, 2017, Mysterious Mike wrote:
This is considered the best spike effect out there


Not by everyone... Smile


I am sure Jon's contribution to this classic is great too. Sorry Jon, I saw about yours after I had purchased Nailed it. I am satisfied with Scott's version so I won't spend again on this routine.

To answer Joe's comment. I don't know Scott personally but I find this routine to tick all the boxes. I don't comment negatively because I don't have anything bad to say. I guess that's fair enough.

Patrick
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Feels weird to make a first comment, maybe better to say "hello" first. I have been reading so many posts on the Café and it was always very helpful, so thank you to you all first! Probably time to get involved and make contributions, hope not to stir up anything at anytime... I had "Nailed it!" and think that it is a VERY clever solution to this kind of effect, congrats to Scott. However, I think it is also correct to add that you CAN get hurt (probably not impaled) by doing his version. Those who own (or have owned) this will understand what I mean. I think that needs to be mentioned in this discussion. Personally, I prefer Jon`s Pain game, which is more realistic and more impressive/nicer (i.e. the props you get) in my opinion and is "completely safe", if you did not have too much to drink or taken any drugs, and if you do not forget to do one thing... ergo 99% safe. Hope this was a bit helpful. Thanks to both Scott and Jon for two great somewhat similar and yet very different products.
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I don't think you can describe something as safe by saying, as long as you do this or as long as you do that it will be, a normal nail in a block of wood is safe as long as you remember where it is and don't hit it!

Nailed It is safe and you will not end up impaled.

If you did have a complete brain fade you may get a bruise or at worst a very small cut from Nailed It, in the bonus instructions we offer there is no risk of doing what people on here are saying is possible.

For those that have not bought from us a simple fix to avoid any possible injury using what you have is to have a 90 degree bend put in the thing at one end so it won't go in the block, those who have this will understand, but we have a better solution which is really great.
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Ok...I own maaany spike versions. I owned Nailed it.
For me it did not work because:
Angle issue
you have to have a certain distance to the specs
and I got impaled once and my palm was bleeding...
So I stick to my other versions and work on them.

My two honest cents ; )
The Duster
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On Jan 17, 2017, brainman wrote:

and I got impaled once and my palm was bleeding...

My two honest cents ; )


THat was nailed it [?]

I don't have this but it's on my radar

I thought it was 100% safe
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Seems like some have it in for this effect for some reason, it is safe.

You stand more chance getting paper cut off the bag or splinter off the block of wood.

If you class those as injuries as both would make you bleed then I would agree this is not safe, but come on you are not going to end up with a nail through your hand!
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I have this and I cannot see how one can get injured let alone bleed. I find it more painful to slam a styrofoam cup with nothing underneath it.

But again, maybe I need to perform it more to reconsider the safety of this version. But so far, this is the safest Russian Roulette in my opinion.

I am even shocked to see some owners say they can get a bruise. I read that and feel I missed something in the DVD.

I just love this version. An absolute worker of a routine with great layers.
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Ash2arani, there is a way to get slightly hurt, but it's minuscule. I'll pm you a link to the science behind it.
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Ash2arani, there is a way to get slightly hurt, but it's minuscule. I'll pm you a link to the science behind it.


what you can hurt your pride?

the science being - if a member of the puplic shouts out the method while you are performing it?
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I think all this talk of being injured by this is more misleading than anything else to someone considering buying this.

The fact is you are not going to end up with a nail through or embedded in your hand as you could be with most of the other effects on the market.

Could you be injured by this in some way, yes in loads of ways, you could get a splinter in your hand, a paper cut and you may even get a bruise if you hit your hand down too hard on the wood block or any other of the items supplied.

All these types of possible injury are nothing compared to slamming a nail through your hand, you could get most of those injuries from a deck of cards!!

When we say it's safe that obviously excludes any minor injury you might get if you were to abuse any effect you may perform.
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brainman
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Mine simply was stuck in my palm and it did bleed. Since I need a well functioning palm I switched to
another method. NO problem. Murphy's Law?
I do magic since 35 years..things happen ; )
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Mine simply was stuck in my palm and it did bleed. Since I need a well functioning palm I switched to
another method. NO problem. Murphy's Law?
I do magic since 35 years..things happen ; )


the spike stuck into your palm [?]

during performance [?]

was it something you did wrong - or a faulty 'gimmick'?
brainman
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Nope..during training. I like to "smash" the bags really hard ...not just "squeeze-press-boomboom".
That was it for me...and the angle and distance problem...so
In most of my sttings people are close to me....and not always only in front of me.
JUST my opinion on this.
I knew about this principal already (Jonathan Pendragon...)..but gave it a try.
; )
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There's no way the spike can stick in your palm with Nailed It. Unless you are modifying the method, you must be talking about another product.

Mike
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A few people have said you can't do this surrounded, well you can.

I'll give you all one of our bonus tips for this.

Put the block of wood and nail in a pouch, take out the nail and bang it on the table, then hold the pouch with the same hand as the nail and reach in for the block.

You do what you need to as you get out the block using the pouch which means you can now do this 360 surrounded.
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Anybody knows what's the sizes of the paper bags used ? Thanks Smile
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