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 Post subject: Metal Blindfold
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:57 pm 
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I've noticed that there are two metal blindfolds for sale here on penguin. I know the osterlinds one is great, but has anyone ever tried the second one. It's much cheaper, and so I'm wondering if it works the same way, and what's the quality of it? Thanks for any help guys.

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http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=S2749
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=S5152


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Blindfold
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:15 pm 
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The squareness of the nose and the position of the strap tells me that the method is entirely different to the Osterlind one - However, I do not own both and cannot confirm for sure. I don't think the audience will respond as well to the cheaper one as the square nose will look fishy (regardless of whether that is the method).
My advice is - you get what you pay for.

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 Post subject: Re: Metal Blindfold
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:56 pm 
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Your best bet is to use a normal blindfold, duct tape, and two coins on your eyes. The idea of the blindfold is so you can't see and if you can convince your audience that you truly can't see then you have succeeded. The metal blindfolds look like gimmicks.


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Blindfold
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:04 pm 
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I would personally stick to the classic cloth blindfold. It's universally recognized as a way to block out sight temporarily. Of course a lot of spectator's do know about trick cloth blindfolds, so I would make sure to have several spectators try the blindfold on to make sure that nothing can be seen through it. The stainless steel blindfold just creates suspicion, and besides, most people will say, "Well you can see all around that thing!"


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Blindfold
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:15 pm 
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I've seen very experienced mentalists use the metal blindfold. As you guys have said it's all in the presentation. I fi allow them to see that they can't see through the metal. It'll be ok.

I do like the idea of a duct tape blindfold, but is there a method that will work for a blindfold drive? If so what's the resource.

And my original question is what are the differences between these two blindfolds. I'm looking towards the metal blindfold route, have decided it fits with my style, and so I need to know if the cheaper one works just as well. Thanks guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Blindfold
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:31 pm 
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Check out John Archer's Blindfold Dvd. It is EVERYTHING you need...

http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1490


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Blindfold
PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Benji, thanks for the great suggestion. While we're at it, all the rest of y'all what do y'all think when it comes to blindfold DVDs? What would you recommend.


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