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Short review.
the object - as we know - does not go in your pocket. But is easy to wear (i can not fully explain the method without revealing the secret). if you are not satisfied with the method described, you can use paper-clips. it works.
It seems a bit heavy and cumbersome, but once worn it is not noticeable.
Once assembled, it hides with a jacket, a shirt out of trousers, a sweatshirt, a T-shirt. With a day of practice I can easily identify the group of cards that I need for the effect. Just bend forward - asking to the spectator a classic "are you sure?", for example - and hide a hand for 1-2 seconds. The rest of the dirty work takes place in your pocket.
Currently, within 5 seconds from the final choice of the spec, I can extract the folded card from my pocket.
The whole process is quick and safe, but you need to "get used to it" (I mean, you've got something "on". You have to remember it all the time and watch out for your initial movements. With practice, I imagine, this problem will disappear).
I have not yet tested it in a gig, but the premises seems good.
i will do it soon and write to the Cafť clients again.

thanks, Marc Lavelle!
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Marco
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On Apr 28, 2019, marcobasi wrote:
Short review.
the object - as we know - does not go in your pocket. But is easy to wear (i can not fully explain the method without revealing the secret). if you are not satisfied with the method described, you can use paper-clips. it works.
It seems a bit heavy and cumbersome, but once worn it is not noticeable.
Once assembled, it hides with a jacket, a shirt out of trousers, a sweatshirt, a T-shirt. With a day of practice I can easily identify the group of cards that I need for the effect. Just bend forward - asking to the spectator a classic "are you sure?", for example - and hide a hand for 1-2 seconds. The rest of the dirty work takes place in your pocket.
Currently, within 5 seconds from the final choice of the spec, I can extract the folded card from my pocket.
The whole process is quick and safe, but you need to "get used to it" (I mean, you've got something "on". You have to remember it all the time and watch out for your initial movements. With practice, I imagine, this problem will disappear).
I have not yet tested it in a gig, but the premises seems good.
i will do it soon and write to the Cafť clients again.

thanks, Marc Lavelle!
best
Marco


Thanks Marco....
If wearing a sport jacket, with a tucked in shirt, how wide can you open the sport coat/jacket?
I often open my jacket for a spectator to choose various color Sharpies, or pull a wallet out of an inner pocket. If I wouldn't be able to do that, it would be a game changer.
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Dear davidpaul$,
you can open your jacket normally and pull out your wallet.
The gimmick stays "behind" you. A sport jacket is enough to cover the secret.
With a jacket, the shirt can fit inside the pants.
Skynet does not interfere with the back pockets or even with a waistcoat.
hope this helps
best
Marco
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Thanks Marco...yes it does. Good to know it doesn't interfere with back pants pocket where my Mullica resides, but the cumbersome aspect is a little discerning. Your review is appreciated.
The jury is still out for me at least for now.
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An untucked shirt etc., is necessary or a jacket needs to be worn.
If you perform wearing a tucked in shirt, with no jacket for cover, this is unusable as far as I can tell.
Iím disappointed to say this. I really want to be clear that Iím not insulting the product.
If your wardrobe allows for this to be worn, you should be happy with it.
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An untucked shirt etc., is necessary or a jacket needs to be worn.
If you perform wearing a tucked in shirt, with no jacket for cover, this is unusable as far as I can tell.
Iím disappointed to say this. I really want to be clear that Iím not insulting the product.
If your wardrobe allows for this to be worn, you should be happy with it.


Conjurors Community did an on-line review including Aaron Fisher and it was stated that you could
actually perform this with no clothing. It got rave a review. They are selling it as well.
Obviuosly you need some sort of cover. It's an index. But don't misrepresent the product which has been done. The actual purchasers have confirmed this. But if your wardrobe is conducive, as was stated, then all is well except it being cumbersome which was also stated.
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Great use for Mint Box by Daniel Garcia!
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I didnít misrepresent anything.
And I am an ďactual purchaserĒ.
I also donít care who's listed as having a different opinion from mine in an attempt to minimize my input.
Have fun performing with no clothes by the way. Iím still puzzled by that, but I havenít had my coffee yet.
As a matter of fact my comments have been extremely kind to a fault.
For instance, I didnít leave a review on Penguin. I also didnít belabor my thoughts of a refund.
I didnít point out how easily dislodged the many removable pieces can be.
I mentioned it was bulky, but didnít make the bandolier comparison that even Marc makes.
I also focused only on the quality of the main part of the item, and didnít mention the quality of the attachment loops.
I tried to fairly share my impressions, so that others here might make a more informed decision.
Iíll say again, this is probably a fine product for some people, just not me apparently.
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It got rave a review. They are selling it as well.


Well there ya go.
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It got rave a review. They are selling it as well.


Well there ya go.


Lol yup
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252Life, is it easy to choose the card? The Advocate, another i**** is clever, and costs nothing to construct : 52 cards in a deck case. But it takes rather long to find the target card. I am looking for an i**** really practical. With Advocate, if you restrain the choice to a half of the deck, for example, juste red cards, it is relatively easy to find the card chosen by the spectator (26 cards in the case). By equivoque, you ask first the colour of the card, and if the answer is red, you continue "is it a heart ou a diamond?". If the answer is black, you say "ok. We eliminate black cards. Now there remain hearts and diamonds. Let's continue the elimination process. Do you want eliminate hearts or diamonds?". Mark Calabrase proceeds like this with his Osyn ( Only Switch You Need), which is a very visual effect. But I prefer keep the possibility of all cards without equivoque. So I probably will be not annoyed by bulkiness of the Skynet project, but I am concerned with the easiness of extraction. I also own Q: the Quantum Connection. I find it impracticable. Thank you for your help.
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Thanks, those are great leads for me to look into.
As for the ease of finding any card with Skynet, it is easy and fast considering youíre able to wear it as meant.
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Thanks a lot, 252Life.
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Pleasure, nice to meet you Smile
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I didnít misrepresent anything.
And I am an ďactual purchaserĒ.
I also donít care who's listed as having a different opinion from mine in an attempt to minimize my input.
Have fun performing with no clothes by the way. Iím still puzzled by that, but I havenít had my coffee yet.
As a matter of fact my comments have been extremely kind to a fault.
For instance, I didnít leave a review on Penguin. I also didnít belabor my thoughts of a refund.
I didnít point out how easily dislodged the many removable pieces can be.
I mentioned it was bulky, but didnít make the bandolier comparison that even Marc makes.
I also focused only on the quality of the main part of the item, and didnít mention the quality of the attachment loops.
I tried to fairly share my impressions, so that others here might make a more informed decision.
Iíll say again, this is probably a fine product for some people, just not me apparently.


Sorry for the confusion...I didn't mean to say that YOU misrepresented the product at all. It was the interview with the creator and the other reviewers I mentioned. It's the purchasers like yourself who give their honest opinion that really answer the questions that weren't offered and make a difference whether to purchase or not so thanks!!!
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Lol oh my am I truly sorry!
Thatís exactly why I should avoid the Cafť until Iím awake and caffeinated.
Apologies!
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Kinda funny though in retrospect..
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I think the confusion came in because David quoted 252 in his post. I thought he was referring to 252 as misrepresenting as well and I was caffeinated. 😴
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Marc Lavelle -- when you pop back into this thread, please check your PMs.

Thanks,
Jerry
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I got this. My thoughts are mixed.

The items received seem relatively sturdy and will last.

The concept is pretty good and different, but youíre ultimately at the mercy of the clothing you choose to perform in.

That said, while I donít think this will suit everyone, it will definitely be a viable option to consider if having one of these Ďsystemsí is important to your end goals. At the end of the day an item like this will ultimately have its opportunity costs, for obvious reasons. The ad copy about pocket space is true, but the sacrifice has to be made elsewhere. Youíll need to make the call as an individual performer, but you WILL need Ďcoverí. Definite no if you donít have adequate clothing cover that will mask the required actions. I will assume for most this wonít be a deal breaker, rather, require some Ďadjustmentí.

Will I use this in favour of other known systems? Honestly, Iím unsure.

This isnít as straightforward as making a decision to slip something into your pockets and do your thing. But then again, Iím not a Ďcard workerí. Iím using this for billets.

Youíll need to make the call as to whether pocket space is more important than the commitment of working this system.

I do, however, think this would suit some people very well.

Iíd be curious to see what other people think after using it, and comparing to other systems.

Elliot
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