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On Jul 17, 2019, pattrick wrote:
Rachmaninov, I am always concerned about our mats, and when people have issues with them. Any item with repeated use in the same area will wear out with extended use.However with that being said Please e mail or call me and perhaps rectify your mat issue with an agreeable ending. I am sure I can fix your issue. My contact is
pattrick@pattricksmagic.com. 419-297-3037 Thank you. Pattrick


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I would like to add that issues surrounding Pattrick's mats must be pretty rare.. My uncle/teacher, M.R. has bought hundreds (slight exaggeration) of them from Pattrick and hasn't had an issue over the years that he's owned them...
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Thanks, Pattrick, for your post. I hadn't seen it when you suggested the Pro2, but the Pro2 sounds just right for spreading. As you know, I'll be ordering one soon.


And Camron, thanks for the additional info.


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I missed the Pattrick’s post. We exchanged via email a few months ago, and his professional care is awesome. He wanted to see and know what exactly happened to my mat, and he offers several solutions to try to restore it. And he came back several times to know what were the results. I’m still using this monster mat for practice and it’s perfect.

But I maintain that the plush surface is fragile. I had another mat, made of a fabric very similar to the classic Pattrick’s mat, it has lasted thousands of hard use hours without any sign of oldness. I finally put it to the garbage because two différents layers suddenly fell apart.
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I'm always on the hunt for plain non-patterned fabric placemats. I don't mind if they have a bit of a texture, but I look for plain colors. That's about the perfect size. They provide a realistic impromptu type surface. They look less magic-gimmicky for video demonstration and performance. And they last a lot longer than the foam mats. A while back, I bought two (1 black and 1 burgundy, both with a woven pattern) and I sewed them together, back to back to make a reversible mat. I place a smaller section of waffled rubber mat shelf liner underneath to keep it in place. It looks nice in performance because it doesn't look like magic apparatus. It looks like a table place setting... because it is.
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Nice idea, cfirwin3. Does your "placemat" have enough give to do Matrix? I often work on my real placemat, which is woven fabric, just because it's there. For me it feels a bit cramped, e.g., for doing a ribbon spread.
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Just a quick note to say something about the mats which were advertised by someone above in this thread, from Amazon. I purchased two to have some mats in my parent’s home so I don’t need to bring one. Ok, they are awful, very bad quality : the surface is ok, but the other layers are very poor. They are too thin. Forget them, low prices are always too expensive for bad materials…
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Hmm, well I can see that. I just compared the Amazon one to another that I have (a more expensive one) and you are right that the less expensive one is thinner. But I honestly never noticed at all until you pointed it out. I've only noticed that the surface works just fine. Caveat, I bought it a few years ago so it's possible the quality has changed.

I'm certain you are far more advanced at cards that I am, so I'm sure you're doing sleights that require more of a mat, but personally I've never really considered thickness to be too important as long as there's enough give to pick up cards.
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