Originally posted by S_Ocean:
Mr. Palmer, I beg to differ. There are many below pro magicians on the market. Most have a dual income and as such have bought shattered already! I know of 3 magicians who have it. I think only one is actually using it, but I don't even think thats regularly.
The Super Sharpie would be great if it didn't fall off my thumb all the time, the tip kept popping off, or the ink dried up!
If they are earning money with their props, they are using them (somewhat) professionally. However, I stand behind what I said before. I presume that you know more than seven magicians. If so, then MOST of them, BY DEFINITION, do not own Shattered.
And no matter whether it sticks to your thumb or not, Super Sharpie is a utility device, not a trick. If you use it correctly, nobody knows it exists -- even if you drop it on the floor. I suggest that you figure out how to keep it on your thumb before you take it out in front of the public.
In the same vein, when TFA came out, I didn't even look at it. Why? I have a bill in lemon routine I have been doing as a working pro for more than 30 years. To the lay audience, it appears to do the same thing. So I wait for the kiddies to get tired of their new toy. I keep doing my routine.