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 Post subject: Swami Gimmick Advice
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:17 am 
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I recently got some Sam Dalal Swami Gimmicks. They're my first swami, and I need some advice on how to get them to stay on, because... well they don't. I've even grown my thumb nail a bit especially!

Should I bend the C "wings" in any particular way?

I there a special knack to writing? (I find that any sideways movement makes the gimmick come loose)

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Adam


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 Post subject: Re: Swami Gimmick Advice
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:24 am 
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I also bought the Sam Dalal gimmicks and found that I had the same problem. I didn't manage to solve it so, for now, I use a boon or the SS. I'll be interested as to whether anyone has a solution.


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A mentalist friend of mine just switched fron a nail writer to a TT writer. He says it's great not having to fear the nail writer coming off anymore.

I think I may try one myself.


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I also have a TT writer that I have used to great effect. My only qualm with this is the lack of maneuverability and agility (I'm faster with a boon). I would highly recommend it though!


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This is very off-topic, but pocket writing is a very effective writing method as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:33 am 
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I have a boon, swami, and TT writer. I must say I prefer the Boon and TT writers for reliablity and ease.
Just my 2 cents...

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-Chase


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I bought a box of 20 moon writers because at a crucial moment in my show I need to ditch out the gimmick without having it noticed and this is just the perfect size for it. and most of the time I loose them / break them, so it's just the unexpensive solution.

I actually buy a bit of small sized construction double sided tape, this holds like edited, put a small dib on it and you are good to go, keeping your thumbnail a bit longer does help as well.

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I just scraped the paint off the wings of the gimmick. As these go under your thumbnail (and you're not going to be flashing the gimmick around anyway) I didn't think it was useful at all. Now the gimmick is MUCH more stable. It can still come off but only if I'm writing a short essay.

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I actually buy a bit of small sized construction double sided tape, this holds like edited, put a small dib on it and you are good to go, keeping your thumbnail a bit longer does help as well.


Max, do you mean the kind of tape that is supplied for sticking hooks to walls etc.?


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Yes, any double sided tape will do, unless it's the cheap ones that looks like schotch tape, buy those that comes in yellow-dark orange-ish colors.

Max.


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I found crushing the lead holder of the swami against the "c" allows it to clip tightly to the nail. I know this may sound bizarre but I would recommend Nail Thickener if your nail is too thin to keep the swami on it when you've crushed it down.


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