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 Post subject: super sharpie defective?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:37 pm 
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My super sharpie gimmick writes very lightly. So lightly that it is is almost impossible to see whats written. Does this mean it is defective?


I took a snapshot with my webcam, and the first 7 is writing with the sharpie in a performance like situation. The second is scratching the sharpie hard on paper. I used normal printer paper for this.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q217 ... 0709_2.jpg


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:06 pm 
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It means the ink is drying up. You should have received instructions on how to refill it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:07 pm 
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It may be dried out. I know the gimmick, but not well enough to know how to change it or such. If you bought it here and it's new, Contact Customer Service for a replacement.

-JT


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 Post subject: the thing is its brand new
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:11 pm 
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you guys might be correct. The problem is that the sharpie is brand spanking new, and the normal tip writes well.


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 Post subject: Re: super sharpie defective?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:14 pm 
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fkace63 wrote:
My super sharpie gimmick writes very lightly. So lightly that it is is almost impossible to see whats written. Does this mean it is defective?


I took a snapshot with my webcam, and the first 7 is writing with the sharpie in a performance like situation. The second is scratching the sharpie hard on paper. I used normal printer paper for this.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q217 ... 0709_2.jpg


Do you have 13 steps to mentalism?? there is a great chapter on the idea thats used for this particular idea

I reccomend sending it back to penguin or wherever you bought it from and ask for a different one. but magic makers sells refills.


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 Post subject: yes i do
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:27 pm 
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Yeah, I have 13 steps. I actually am not crazy about the routines it mentions.

I prefer a nice and simple predict the number they thought of, getting it wrong once on purpose. Its so impossible, I think people will be dumbstruck. As for everyones advice, thank you I will send it back to whom I bought it from (magicsmith).


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:48 am 
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Since we're on the subject I wanted to ask about this gimmick. Does this basicly do everything a nail writer does? The description suggests it could but I've got no idea how it works so I need to be sure...

Can I do any nail writer based trick with one of these, and can I hand the sharpie to them after writing my prediciton or whatever before they reveal their thought.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:26 am 
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arkham666 wrote:
Since we're on the subject I wanted to ask about this gimmick. Does this basicly do everything a nail writer does? The description suggests it could but I've got no idea how it works so I need to be sure...

Can I do any nail writer based trick with one of these, and can I hand the sharpie to them after writing my prediciton or whatever before they reveal their thought.


It is pretty obvious how this works.... If you have ever performed a routine with a NW or such, then you should know the workings of this gimmick.

Nope, you cannot hand them the Sharpie before they reveal their thought. Why would you anyway? Why even suggest to them that you might be using something to write 'later on.' After you 'write' you prediction, you do not use the Sharpie again.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:04 am 
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ok great, thanks for clarifying I may invest in one after all.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:12 am 
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Personally, I don't like the Sharpie for the same reason others don't: the tip is way to thin. It is a very sharp, pointed tip and I find it harder to write with.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:11 pm 
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To re-ink the gimmick, leave it standing with the gimmick pointed down.

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This will allow the ink to flow down towards the gimmick.

If that doesn't work, rip out the ink tube and replace it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:09 pm 
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sounds like the ink tube is too short.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:34 pm 
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Sharpie ink tubes only come in one size per model - if everyone else's works then that can't be the problem.

Likely the ink in that end of the tube is dry - which means he either needs to refresh it (shown above) or replace it.


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