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Kraminator
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Reading some of the articles here, I wonder how many of you have erased the own credit cards....I would like to use a PK gimmick, I think its fascinating, but it seems to me that you can harm yourself or others very easily.
Is there somebody that never had any accidents with a PK gimmick and uses it?
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John Clarkson
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On 2002-09-19 18:29, Merlin! wrote:
Another idea is to mount a small, powerfull one on a ring, haven't done this yet, but I have a feeling it would work good.


I am familiar with the Omega Ring. Anyone know of others? Have any experience with them that you will share? I'd prefer gold. Would appreciate reviews and references to sources.

Thanks.

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I put a small neo in the end of a TT using soft magician's wax. It comes in very handy.
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Strap it to your leg or in a thumb tip for watch PK effects.

Tim
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Another idea is to place the PK in your sock next to your ankle. It's out of the way, won't do any harm to other items in your pockets, and by crossing your leg in the manner favored by gentlemen, that is to say, placing your ankle on your knee, you can get the magnet to touch the underside of the table and successfully do your routine. When finished, put your foot back on the floor and you're clean.
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I put it in my watch band for watch tricks
*POOF*
WilliamWHolcomb
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Has anyone every got one accidentally stuck to something during a routine?
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Don't walk up to a laptop or TV screen
nitram
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Wear a knee bandage with a washer sewn on it under your trousers (pants). Put M5 in pocket. Put it on my knee when necessary. Easier than ankle.
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Once upon a time there was an IBIDEM convention in Canada and David Roth was the guest of honor.

Someone lent him a HUGE 20lb supermagnet.

Among other effects 'The linking Coins' were done with real Canadian quarters.

It is amazing what a REALLY POWERFUL magnet can do.

Let's see what the guy does with a modern supermagnet in the cardcase. Way to go!
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Does anyone know about the potential dangers of such strong magnet that close to your skin?

This is a serious question and I don't know the exact answer but I do know that there is at least some sort of effect on your body.

thanks

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I've heard that if a PK gimmick is left on your skin for a long duration, the iron fillings in your blood can be drawn toward it. I'm not sure if that's even an issue to be worried about. I just never keep mine on for more than an hour or so.

One other thing. When you're doing anything under the table (attached to your knee or ankle), be sure to check first for and metal braces on the underside of the table. Also, certain chairs can be a problem. The last thing you need is a loud *clank* while you've got a match standing on end! Believe me, I've been there.

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I do not leave the pk close to my heart.
Payne
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On 2003-01-15 12:06, ChristianGrisier wrote:
I've heard that if a PK gimmick is left on your skin for a long duration, the iron fillings in your blood can be drawn toward it. I'm not sure if that's even an issue to be worried about. I just never keep mine on for more than an hour or so.


Blood is not magnetic, nor effected by magnetic fields. The iron content of hemoglobin is too minute to allow it to be attracted to a magnet so there should be no problem in keeping a PK device next to your skin
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I beg to differ on the blood flow issue. Blood flow is attracted to magnets and they are often used to treat pain because they increase flow in those areas. Have a look for a product called Magna-block. However the magnetic field is only harmful if it affects things like pace makers. The strength of an M5 would only affect a pace maker if extremely close. The drop off in the magnetic field is quite sharp. Most harmful magnetic fields are alternating fields such as transformers and in high voltage installations. Rare earth magnets are constant fields so only work in one direction. The greatest risk to you is the attraction of sharp objects or pinching when it gets stuck to something!
I am an electrician who has worked in alternating magnetic fields for 22 years and there is nothing wrong with me.............I think!!!!!!!!!! Smile
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Hello,

In search of the perfect "omega ring" I found that having a "removable" magnet is the way to go. So. . .all you need is a steel circle as a ring. I use a key ring or make a little ring out of the little hollow steel balls that attach together to hold dog tags, etc. . around your neck. In this day and age, anything can be jewelry. So, I have a small ring made out of the necklace beads and have a small, powerful magnet that I can attach to the ring (or not). With this set up, I don't find my hand to be attracted to anything steel and I can wear the little ornamental rings all the time.

I hope this makes sense. I'd love to see someone make a steel Magicians "M" ring. Then a small magnet could be hooked onto the ring for "miracles" and then not hooked on for normal wear.

Thank you,
Daniel
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Hi Gang,

I have a ring which I bought at a convention but I am not sure of the make.

It is a silver ring which has a pk inside. The design allows it to be turned or swivled around on the finger and still look the same.

As for attaching my pk to my body, I prefer the wrist. I found an elasticated wrist support with velcro in a pound shop, it is perfect.
Bill Palmer
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Christian wrote:
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I've heard that if a PK gimmick is left on your skin for a long duration, the iron fillings in your blood can be drawn toward it.


If you have iron fillings (sic) in your blood, you have much bigger problems than anything that a magnet will cause.

nitram wrote:
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I beg to differ on the blood flow issue. Blood flow is attracted to magnets and they are often used to treat pain because they increase flow in those areas.


I would like to see scientific data on this that attributed the painkilling effect to anything other than the placebo effect.
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If you were a geek, or Harry Potter, you could hide the PK under your tape holding your glasses together at the nose bridge.

Just lean over the metal object you want to move mentally. Maybe a nail inside a cigarette and you wouldn't have to blow it to get it moving!

How about a magnet in my dark coka drink or coffe cup sitting on the table.

In a Salt Shaker! Then you could vanish an "attractive" coin along with the Shaker under the cover of the napkin.
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I wear mine strapped to my knee. I usually wear short sleeves when performing, so on the wrist is out of the question.

Once I it on, and I was talking to a manager while leaning up against one of the large old fashioned coolers they have in the dining room (It sets the mood, if you really want to know, e-mail me and I'll try to explain). Well, this this cooler was made of metal, I could feel my knee being drawn towards the side of it, and then KLANK. Stuck. Since it was strapped to me, I could really escape that easily, but managed after 5 minutes of trying to look casual.

I stay away from metal things at knee level now.

David.
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