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On Apr 3, 2021, johndamen wrote:
Quite interested in this, but can anyone explain why one would need refills of index cards, which are the most common item to find anywhere on Earth. Are the cards supplied made of special paper? And if so, why? Or if not then why wouldn't standard index cards be fine to make refills?

The index cards are of a specific size. Commonly found index cards would have to be cut down individually and the lines would be different than the lines on the cards that come with insider.
STARE, AN4QVU, Mr. Chumley Takes a Peek, The Elvis Peek, Micro Billet Q&A, Instant Psychic Readings or Just for the Hull of It (Q&A 1-2-3 + Hull of a Peek) are sold separately and are available for $20 each. To order send Paypal for $20 to: mindreaderfxfx@gmail.com and specify which title you are ordering.

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On Apr 3, 2021, westo wrote:
Well at least you lasted longer than me Neil!!


Iím on the brink. Perhaps I will regard this as my Easter Egg. Will be less fattening too Smile


Neil, I certainly didnít need another peek method or device either, but Iím really glad I bought INSIDER. Itís one of the cleverest, cleanest peek devices Iíve ever seen. Nothing looks out of the ordinary, and the re-peeking capability is so useful.

Of course I could be wrong, but I suspect youíll love it!

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STARE, AN4QVU, Mr. Chumley Takes a Peek, The Elvis Peek, Micro Billet Q&A, Instant Psychic Readings or Just for the Hull of It (Q&A 1-2-3 + Hull of a Peek) are sold separately and are available for $20 each. To order send Paypal for $20 to: mindreaderfxfx@gmail.com and specify which title you are ordering.

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I received mine yesterday and I absolutely love it! In fact, I already ordered a second. It works as good as advertised and as I said in my previous post, it's ideal for routines when you need to obtain multiple pieces of information. To date, almost all marketed peek utility devices focused on obtaining a single piece of information done with a quick peek. Here you can go back as needed (naturally) while taking your time until you get all of the written information. Looch's Blink is probably the closest to this, but it was predominantly limited to a single piece of info (name, word, number etc.). I'm going go out on a limb by saying this will win 'Trick of the Year' for 2021...It's a true breakthrough utility item!
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Do you really have to use the index cards as itís a chore keep buying refills whatever their price ? Do you think the stripes are deliberately made unconventional to get further sales on refills ? Or is simply due to the design that it couldnít possibly be made using a more standard line gap size . Best wishes Gaz 😊
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I think any half decent printer could scan and print these easily....so I don't see that problem.
Creator of 'The Famous Westo Peek'..'The Westo Dump' and the 'Westolope'
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Gaz,

The index card design is an integral part of the method and also allows for a wider space, which subtlety encourages the spectator to print larger which will give us an easier peek. If traditional index cards were used then this wouldn't work nearly as well. Marc made the correct choice with his design even if it means having to spend little extra money to buy replacement consumables as needed. BTW- you could also make your own using blank cards and a ruler, but personally I'm just going to buy them provided they are priced fairly.
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Thanks guys I thought it was probably more because of the design which does makes sense . Itís nice that you can buy refills and also if ever refills arenít available you can print on blanks . I presume the index cards are a standard size ? Gaz 😊
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90mm x 60mm I believe....
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Thank you Westo , Gaz 😊
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On Apr 2, 2021, JoelDickinson wrote:
Hi,

Two things to try.
First loosen the tightness of each hinge by gently pulling apart the panels a couple of millimetres at a time.
Do this with both hinges in 5 or 6 equidistant points along the line.

Secondly email Marc marcoberon1@googlemail.com

Best wishes,

Joel


Thanks, Joel. I'll give the 'pulling thing' a try.
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After an hour or two 'stretching' the hinges, it now works well. Thanks again, Joel!
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Looks great. Without knowing exactly how it works it reminds me of Retina by Looch.
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How solid are the hinges? Can they tear or break over time?
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With 2 hours of stretching done and still ok they look like they will last a very long time Gaz 😊
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Forgive my ignorance as I do not have this yet - I will do soon! - but how do you carry the cards around? Do they come in, say, a clear plastic box, would a suitable sized card holder be ok or just carried banded up in a pocket? If the latter there is the risk they could get marked and dirty?

Just wondered and this could well be addressed in the instructions.

Thanks

Neil
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Hi Neil....if you have something that can hold 90mm x 60mm cards you could use that if nothing comes with it.
I see they're using a loose elastic band to make it seem more impossible to peek..so I'd imagine they'll be no carrying box.
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On Apr 5, 2021, NeilS wrote:
Forgive my ignorance as I do not have this yet - I will do soon! - but how do you carry the cards around? Do they come in, say, a clear plastic box, would a suitable sized card holder be ok or just carried banded up in a pocket? If the latter there is the risk they could get marked and dirty?

Just wondered and this could well be addressed in the instructions.

Thanks

Neil


Hi Neil,
Personally, I don't feel that the Insider as an 'everyday carry' device. To me, it will be best utilized for parlor/stage shows and/or informal performing situations at home or a friend's house etc. Remember that what makes this device unique is that you can gain access to multiple pieces of information. If I am out and about, it would seem more natural to be using a peek wallet such as Blink. Others may disagree, but this is how I plan on using mine.
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On Apr 5, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
With 2 hours of stretching done and still ok they look like they will last a very long time Gaz 😊


Thank you Gaz!
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Well itís basically poker card size approximately and I would want to use it for close up in the knowledge that the non restriction of where they write is a huge plus in itself.
I donít necessarily want loads of information just a completely unrestricted viewing area.
This seems to tick those boxes, but whenever someone mentions itís better for stage/ parlour it always has me worried of how convincing the gimmick looks close up and say left on the table right in front of spectators etc.
Hopefully that will look great too and Iím interested to see where you take the index card from in the first place ie is it on the bottom or top card of the gimmick or do you bring it in to play separately?
Is the shortened card that makes things work obvious if seen close up?
Hopefully someone will chime in as Marc is without doubt one of the best performers I have ever seen live at a convention but his peek with Luke didnít look the smoothest
(I know he was poorly).
The thing is him performing poorly is like me performing at my very very best so that was a slight concern when watching that.
I love the idea of it though, seems a genius method and not one I have seen the likes of before. Good magic to all Gaz 😊 ps I am trying to better punctuate my posts etc after recent criticism which was highly deserved
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My gimmick looks imperceptible close up. No one would ever suspect it is anything more than simply a stack of cards.

You could take the card they use from the top, bottom or middle.
Iím kind of fond of of very nonchalantly offering them a selection from the middle while spreading the cards a bit held out in the classic pick a card formation, and then having them replace it ďback into the middleĒ.
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