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Re: Plastic Bank Notes

Postby Mandrake » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:51 pm



Any extra problems/benefits with the new plastic ten pound note?

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Re: Plastic Bank Notes

Postby russpie » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Benefits, they'll hold the crease if it's put in long enough on a nice crisp fresh one. I've been using a fiver for a bill switch since they came in & it's fine. Again I folded it up & left it under an iron for a few days & keep it in a TT folded. It seems to hold the crease perfectly well. They'll last longer too.

Problems, with Extreme Burn I've found they don't spread as easily as paper ones so you just have to keep the concentration a little more. I'm sure this will improve with performance time. I also keep my EB in a black packet trick wallet folded & ready to go to keep them from crumpling too much. For EB the folded hidden plastic ones seem to want to open up & are slippery against the paper notes that I start the effect with. I've found also that if you're not holding tight they can spring out of the back. Not happened in performance yet but again you need to stay on it until the end of the effect (true with any effect but having done EB with paper tenners for years I could do it without thinking.

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Re: Plastic Bank Notes

Postby tiw » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:56 pm

Thanks. When you say "under an iron" do you mean you heated them? Did that melt/spoil them at all? I've requested access to the Alakazam product facebook page, I've bought from them before a few times so I guess I'll be accepted.

I'm actually looking todo 400lux, which requires the notes to be folded tightly together, and then flopped open to count at the end. I'm thinking that these new plastic ones just won't behave.

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Re: Plastic Bank Notes

Postby russpie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:35 pm

Don’t heat the iron. I left it under the iron turned off because it was flat & heavy. I wouldn’t recommend leaving it turned on at all. I’ve no idea what heat these notes can handle, it was just the first thing I found that was flat & heavy.

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