La Maggiore: Specifications
The three shells are cast from one shell and are therefore
identical. This ensures consistency of grip and eliminates any
tell-tale anomaly that gives away where the pea is "actually"
supposed to be. You get credit for fooling their eye, not for
switching the location of the pea.
Dimensions: Each shell measures 2" long by
1-5/8" wide by 7/8" high. The height adds to the maneuverability
of the shells.
Weight: Each shell weighs half an ounce. The heavier
shell provides more fluid response.
Texture: The natural ridges on the sides of the
shell form finger positions, and the deeper grain (compared with
smaller conventional walnuts) makes for a sure grip.
Special Work: A gentle inverted V sculpted
in at the rear of the shell minimizes motion during the steal.
Construction: Cast out of high-impact resin, the
final product is virtually indestructible, washable, and, as
described next, modifiable.
Additional Features: Because the resin is colored
completely through, you can modify the shells
to suit your purpose. If you prefer a deeper dip, simply
sand the shell to your required depth. If you like Chanin's preparation
of the shells in his You Hold It move from Hello
Sucker!, you can put the work in yourself! Additionally,
these shells may be stained to darken, enhance the texture, or
create an aged look. This added versatility makes La Maggiore
the finest set of shells ever available.