Originally posted by Gary Brown:
I really like this item, in theory. Having purchased one, I built an interesting routine, practiced it countless times and then set out to perform it for a crowd of about 60. After a lengthy set up, the block just sat there and, as those of you who have this know, there's just no resetting it live. In my opinion, the gimmick (at least the one I wound up with) is just too tempermental. In a recent discussion with a magic dealer, he advised that it can fail based on humidity. Since I don't usually travel with a barometer, this represents a significant drawback.
Anyone else had problems with this effect?
A barometer does not measure humidity. It measures air pressure. If you don't have the real TT, you may have the source of the problem. I have two of them. Both work fine. However, you must really practice with it a lot to make sure you understand it. Also, watch out for raked stages.