BAKER-DUNNINGER SLATE

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$59 (List Price: $65)

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The Blurb

Effect: The Magician shows a slate (with lines) and a sealed envelope (inside, it has a prediction). Such prediction will be the result of the sum between random numbers written by three completely randomized viewers. In order to begin the game, the artist asks a spectator to write in the first line a four-digit number; asks another one, who will write on the second line a different four-digit number; and finally, ask a third spectator to write, on the third line, another four-digit number. At the end of this phase, the magician will take the slate and ask a person from the audience, to finally make the sum of the numbers written on the slate. At that time, the magician opens the envelope, and amazingly, the prediction matches the numbers selected by the spectators!

Comes with custom slate, instruction sheet and linen bag.

Important: You must use a slate marker to write information down (not included). The traces of these markers are easy to clean off.

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 14″

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Jheff's Guide

WHAT IT IS:
Gimmick with routine(s) included

HOW ACCURATE OR COMPLETE THE BLURB IS:
Mostly, but still contains everything you need to know.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED THAT YOU NEED OR NEED TO KNOW:
The slate is not a blackboard, but a whiteboard, which can be problematic when performing in areas with bright lights.

SUITABLE VENUES:
Parlour, Stage

JHEFF’S JUDGMENT:
This is a very well-made version of the classic slate used and performer by Al Baker and Joseph Dunninger, though the issue is primarily with the use of prop like this and the use of a whiteboard (glaring stage lights are not good for these).  If you’re interested in this and these limitations are not a problem for you, then this is certainly something that will serve you well.