Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

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Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby Mr. Charming » January 21st, 2016, 2:32 pm

Does anyone knows the exact fabric Mr. Bertram used for his welcome mat?

thanks

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Re: Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby Bob Farmer » January 22nd, 2016, 7:52 am

Check with David Ben, but I believe he used a very expensive pool table felt.

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Re: Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby Tom Gilbert » January 22nd, 2016, 9:16 am

I think the instructions are in one of his books, can't remember if it's on the DVDs.

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Re: Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby CraigMac » January 22nd, 2016, 9:47 am

The Ross Bertram Welcome Mat was made of a very high quality wool called Merino wool according to the information supplied with the video "Ross Bertram's Legendary Magic".

I'm sure David will have more 'work' on it.

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Re: Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby David Ben » January 22nd, 2016, 12:15 pm

It took Ross a very long time to find the appropriate material for the Welcome Mat. (I was seeing him quite frequently at the time.) He eventually found a supplier in England. It was high end billiard cloth, the type used to cover snooker tables. Perhaps it was made of Merino wool - that would not surprise me as Merino wool is fantastic - but I can't recall precisely. Hope that helps.

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Re: Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby Bill Mullins » January 22nd, 2016, 12:36 pm

Something like this?

Mr. Charming

Re: Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby Mr. Charming » January 22nd, 2016, 4:09 pm

Thanks everyone for the information!

I'll see what I can find

Seems like an incredible tool for close up table magic

max

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Re: Ross Bertram Welcome Mat

Postby Joe Naud » January 22nd, 2016, 7:04 pm

Many of you will remember Tabman, he made some wonderful stuff including close up performing surfaces. His included Maii pool table felt. I created a few of these myself and can vouch that they are a fantastic surface to work on. They don't pill like many do. Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Mali-820-Pool-Tab ... m_sbs_sg_4

Peace,
Joe


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