Padgali from Nothing Up My Sleeve - REVIEW

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Padgali from Nothing Up My Sleeve - REVIEW

Postby Tom Lauten » May 21st, '06, 18:33


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Price: £5.00


Difficulty: 1 out of 5

They say:
Padgali—the DIY mentalists' forcing pad!

Imagine—handing a spectator an innocent looking pad which you've just shown them to contain dozens of different pictures... ask them to open the pad at any page, and duplicate the drawing they've seen. You can even be in another room, but as soon as you enter, you KNOW exactly what they've drawn!

This is just one application that the Padgali can be used for. There's so much more you can do with it. In fact, that's why you get 3 A6 blank Padgali pads, a free routine ("Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry") and some ideas on how to use the Padgali.

Each Padgali is made by hand to an exacting standard to ensure it works every time. All pages are blank (There's 50 pages in each Padgali) and you are free to add whatever you want to them... symbols, numbers, colours, and pictures. Cover colour may vary

I say:
Nothing Up My Sleeve (NUMS) is a new and impressive online magic shop run by magic inventor, performer, graphic artist, web designer and all round far to talented Renaissance man Chris Jones.

In keeping with its "no-nonsense" approach to magic retail, NUMS offer "Padgali". Where to start…I WISH I THOUGHT OF PRODUCING THIS!!! What a brilliant idea.

As the name suggests Padgali is a pad of plain white paper with a buff (lightweight) card cover and stiffer grey card back. A stapled spine and blue fabric binding on one of the short edges holds it together. This A-6 pad looks like an unmarked receipt book from a stationary store. The clever bit, the really "full of exciting potential" bit is that the pages are cut like a svengali deck. Flick through the pad front to back or vice versa and you will PERFECTLY display every other page!

Force a name, location, book, film, drawing…anything is possible with Padgali. It looks so unremarkable and that does nothing... but help.

This is a brilliant product idea and for such a fair price…£5.00 for three!!!!. It will be of great help to mentalism and magic performers who want to create their own effects and their own forces.

You simply cannot go wrong with this!



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Postby Stephen Ward » Aug 7th, '07, 12:30

I agree, it is so good i wanted to cry :lol: I have already invented a great routine for it called 'The FAQ test' and have a another idea for corporate use. I also got the cardgalli and the other pad. All top stuff and i will be buying more of these little babies. If you have not got one yet then why? are you mad?.. Go on get some now :lol:

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Postby Lord Freddie » Aug 7th, '07, 12:33

Sounds great, if a tad similar to the BIP book. For a fiver...well, that's the bargain of the year!

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Postby lindz » Aug 7th, '07, 12:41

That's a genius idea, def be getting some of these babies my imagination is already running wild with routines.Well done Siege.

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Postby I.D » Aug 7th, '07, 12:41

They are great. I purchased Padgali, along with Cardgali and Ipocrita a month or so back and they are all top quality products. !! Youtube Project started.. early days

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Postby Stephen Ward » Aug 7th, '07, 12:44

lindz wrote:That's a genius idea, def be getting some of these babies my imagination is already running wild with routines.Well done Siege.

I will happily share my routine in the mentalist area (if Seige will give his permission). I think you will all like it :wink:

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Postby Schwen » Aug 7th, '07, 13:00

you guys have gotta stop tempting me to buy stuff! Already had some ideas using a pad like this after reading the secrets of Alkazar. I didn't realise a pad like this actually existed though..... and at such a reasonable price....

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