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Looks like they’ve taken down the Vimeo performance video at the link above.
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On May 16, 2019, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
Looks like they’ve taken down the Vimeo performance video at the link above.


They've re-edited it so that the move now takes place off-camera. Not a great solution either. ***ed if you do...

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On May 16, 2019, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
Looks like they've taken down the Vimeo performance video at the link above.


They've re-edited it so that the move now takes place off-camera. Not a great solution either. ***ed if you do...

Evan

Wow. When I wrote to WD via his website, the answer I got for why there was no demo was because it was so secret, as though some new breakthrough in deck switches was on the horizon. Then they release a demo that's a total letdown (years of development to come up with a much less appealing version of the Cooler?). And now they cut out the really clumsy and obvious switch? Youch.
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Wayne Dobson always guaranteed clever thinking and quality. This looks a little....err...different. Smile
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On May 16, 2019, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
Looks like they've taken down the Vimeo performance video at the link above.


They've re-edited it so that the move now takes place off-camera. Not a great solution either. ***ed if you do...

Evan

Wow. When I wrote to WD via his website, the answer I got for why there was no demo was because it was so secret, as though some new breakthrough in deck switches was on the horizon. Then they release a demo that's a total letdown (years of development to come up with a much less appealing version of the Cooler?). And now they cut out the really clumsy and obvious switch? Youch.


In fairness, creating a video demo of a utility like this is an impossible task. The switch relies on misdirection, which is fine, but you can't misdirect the camera. So they have a difficult choice between complete exposure and deceptive editing. I'm sure that, in performance, the switch works fine. But still, there are certainly better, cleaner, more organic methods.

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On May 13, 2019, colin underwood wrote:
I normally love Wayne's releases. This is aweful. The routine and demo shown on Vimeo is lacking any thought. "Cards isolated in box"...then taken out again to be shuffled. Bad! The switch itself is dreadful. And there is no reason for a plastic black box. I suggest Shawn Fahquar pocket switch or Cold case or even better the deck shell.


Colin, you are so in tune with the *simpicity* of Dobson's Black Box that it's certainly "aweful" as you say - by the by, aweful is the obsolete spelling of "awful". Pointing the finger & you ended up misspelling "awful". Categories: English non-lemma forms. English misspellings. Anyone can make a mistake, but are you going to take their *word* for it? Chears!
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