Peeks/Impression devices

Struggling with an effect? Any tips (without giving too much away!) you'd like to share?

Moderators: bananafish, support, Rob, Lady of Mystery, nickj, Mandrake

Best prices around! ink cartridges MagicWorld Magic Shop for Magic Tricks Manufacturer of modern & unique magic apparatus! Aeternum Servare Secreta Visit Magicbox for all the latest and best effects!

Peeks/Impression devices

Postby NeilS » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:38 am



What do members consider the best? I've tried quite a few but feel I am still looking for the ultimate - natural and straightforward.

NeilS
New User
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:11 pm
Location: UK

Postby VoodooMick » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:26 am

I used a "thought transmitter" for the first time last night.. and couldn't read the word written to save my life! It's put me right off it! Which is a shame.
I find that the problem with peeks is that you can't really practice or rehearse it all that much.. you just have to go for it!
Sorry if this post didn't bring much positivity to your question!

User avatar
VoodooMick
Senior Member
 
Posts: 332
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:14 am
Location: London, UK (38, CP)

Postby Part-Timer » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:35 pm

The most obvious answer is that it depends upon what you are doing!

There's a difference between, say, PS work and a real-time, one-on-one bit of mind reading.

Then there's the question of whether you want to introduce a gimmick at all. At a recent mentalism meet I attended, billet work was used (mainly Acidus Novus). No wallets, no boards.

Are you dead set on a gimmick of some kind?

Part-Timer
Elite Member
 
Posts: 3066
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 12:51 pm
Location: London (42:SH)

Re: Peeks/Impression devices

Postby Carl Buck » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:29 pm

NeilS wrote:What do members consider the best? I've tried quite a few but feel I am still looking for the ultimate - natural and straightforward.


I've used the Thought Transmitter in the past but found it sometimes difficult to read, as Voodoomick has stated ( a tip for that mick is draw a circle and have them write in that! ) But also found it wasn't always suited for venues where the lighting was a little subdued :wink:

I now use the Stealth Assassin all the time. It's a lot of money, but if you're serious in doing mentalism this is THE finest wallet on the market, in my opinion!

User avatar
Carl Buck
Senior Member
 
Posts: 514
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:47 pm
Location: UK (34:WP)

Postby storm01 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:47 pm

I dont have stealth yet so I cant comment on that, but have used transmitter numerous times. If you stick to symbols or numbers with the transmitter, I honestly think it will be hard pressed to beat. The reactions I have received are amazing and its pretty much totally examinable, which I dont think the stealh is(correct me if I'm wrong).

Kev

User avatar
storm01
Senior Member
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:51 am

Postby Carl Buck » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:48 pm

The stealth isn't as examinable as the Thought Transmitter, but looks more like an every day item. However, used properly, it shouldn't even occur to the spec to examine it.

In fact, with the stealth assassin, on more than one occasion they actually forget there was a wallet in play at all :wink:

User avatar
Carl Buck
Senior Member
 
Posts: 514
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:47 pm
Location: UK (34:WP)

Postby IAIN » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:31 pm

john riggs boards are the best imo...

outlaw wallet is simple and beautiful...

or, just mess around with some c****n-paper and some envelopes and small notepads...

i've got my own billet impression device, that i managed to fluke in the making of them, that doesnt wrinkle up...

anyway, john riggs or the outlaw...i use mr riggs stuff alot, if you need the peek real-time, you'll have to come up with some natural movement to cover though...

IAIN
 

Postby DrTodd » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:39 pm

I have my own version of an impression device called Pass and Peek...and I also love the Riggs Baby Hornet!

User avatar
DrTodd
Elite Member
 
Posts: 2195
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:44 am

peek device

Postby spudgun » Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:10 pm

im no expert but i use dave forrests grass box on the trickery for stuff like this.......the heat is never on the "box" and its fiendishly simple

User avatar
spudgun
Senior Member
 
Posts: 369
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:35 pm
Location: Glasgow 29 SH

Postby Markdini » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:43 pm

I Suggest the Master billet course that teaches peeks a pleanty. If you want to learn non gimmicked peeks. Rather then fancy wallets and the likes.

I am master of misdirection, look over there.

We are not falling out young Welshy, we are debating, I think farlsy is an idiot he thinks I am one. We are just talking about who is the bigger idiot.

Vincere Aut Mort
Markdini
Elite Member
 
Posts: 2705
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:25 am
Location: London 24 (SH)

Postby Lord Freddie » Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:01 pm

I have thought long and hard about getting a Thought Transmitter, but the expensive b*******s you have to order from the States puts me right off.
I'm tempted now to go for the Outlaw wallet as I have heard nothing but good about it.

www.themysticmenagerie.com

"You're like Yoda ..... you'd sell out to a Vodaphone advert if the money was right."
User avatar
Lord Freddie
Elite Member
 
Posts: 3657
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:23 pm
Location: Berkshire

Postby storm01 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:52 am

Freddie

Transmitter is around £30ish and available from Alakazam here in the UK.
Its well worth the money.

User avatar
storm01
Senior Member
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:51 am

Postby Lord Freddie » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:34 pm

Thanks, I know you can get it in the UK, but I understand the "refills" are special ones only available from the US.

www.themysticmenagerie.com

"You're like Yoda ..... you'd sell out to a Vodaphone advert if the money was right."
User avatar
Lord Freddie
Elite Member
 
Posts: 3657
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:23 pm
Location: Berkshire

Postby Part-Timer » Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:15 pm

I warned Lord Freddie off a Thought Transmitter. I was very disappointed with certain aspects of the product (which I don't think should be discussed on an open forum). I was quite a fan of some aspects of the Transmitter, and it's pretty good...when it works (and I'm not talking about the need to draw circles, or the like).

I prefer something that is:

Less tricky about venue.
Is always going to work (not quite the same issue...)
Versatile.
As normal looking as possible.

Something like the Stealth Assassin Wallet, or the Outlaw Wallet fits my needs. In fact, I rarely use my SAW for peeks these days; I find its other functions much more useful.

Part-Timer
Elite Member
 
Posts: 3066
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 12:51 pm
Location: London (42:SH)

Postby VoodooMick » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:42 pm

Lord Freddie wrote:Thanks, I know you can get it in the UK, but I understand the "refills" are special ones only available from the US.


Davenports Magic in Charing Cross in London used to do the refills a few years back. I've just done a quick search on their website and although the Transmitter itself is there, the refills aren't mentioned but it might still be worth giving them a call to see if they do them.
020 7836 0408

User avatar
VoodooMick
Senior Member
 
Posts: 332
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:14 am
Location: London, UK (38, CP)

Next

Return to Support & Tips

A web site set up to sell my book, THE STRIPPER DECK, and future magical/mentalism titles. Sorcery Shop - Home of the ITR Best prices around! Dude That's Cool Magic World-Of-Magic, Suppliers of quality Magic Worldwide

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest