La Maggiore: Testimonials
Bill Fischer: I've been using these shells
a lot over the last 6 - 8 months and would never use another
set - they are perfect! The Chanin Dip is not necessary with
these shells. I don't want to go so far to say they are self-working,
but doing the work with these shells make it very easy. It's
obvious Andrew Pinard spent a lot of time developing these.
Charles Neff: A quick note that I received
the shells and other items yesterday. The shells are beautiful
and work wonderfully! . . . They're a great size for the average
hand and I've found the handling to be very smooth.
John Karosas: I sincerely want to express
my pleasure with the La Maggiore shells. Excellent craftsmanship
and a distinct pleasure to work with. . . . Received solid shell
set today. One word--wow! They are a definite quality product.
Your workmanship and products are top notch. . . . Thanks again
for the quick response and excellent service. Looking forward
to the DVD. Keep 'em guessing . . .
Frank Starsinic: I just got a set . . . and
I must say they are absolutely perfect. I've heard of the other
ones via advertising but there is really no comparison. They
look absolutely real and the size is great.
Vic Sussman: I recently purchased your La
Maggiore shells and
they are indeed wonderful. I learned the basic techniques of
the shell game decades ago, but am now seriously studying and
practicing . . . the three shells offer enormous entertainment
value. . . . Your shells are simply the best, very classy and
great to handle.
Bradley Morgan: The shells are great and very
smooth working. . . . all my friends I have shown the shells
to just love them. My friend will be getting some really soon
and I just ordered more stuff from you. I really like your site
and the info you put on it helped me decide what kind of shells
to get. I think I went with the right one. LOL. . . . [follow-up
email] Just to let you know, I have been doing the shell game
for a few weeks now, and I really love your shells. It has been
a blast doing the game. Thanks for all your hard work.
Tom Gilbert, Turner Falls, MA: . . . Got the
shells today and couldnt be more impressed. My idea of
fake shells consisted of the cheap magic set product with the
piece of sponge or the lame [------] shells. These are a real
work of art. Its infrequent that I buy much magic
stuff anymore, but I decided to give the La Maggiore shells
a try. I couldnt have been more impressed. They really
do look like real shells and they really are easy to handle.
My hands are small and pretty dry this time of year, but I have
no issue handling these. . . . This set . . . , well, to quote
Frank Garcia its the nuts. Good job!
Gary Animal Knight, magicpitch.com:
The best Walnut shells in the world! Most fake shells really
do not look the part. The only really good fake shells I've seen
are the La Maggiore shells, these are damn near perfect. A work
of art in fact. So good, I've given up the idea of making shells
as I do not think I can get them any better. These are made from
a mould taken from a real big walnut. Simply the best available!
Steve Brooks, The Magic Cafe: . . . these
are by far the finest shells on the market, bar none! They handle
like a dream, and feel just perfect in your hands. To read
the complete review, click
R. Shane Causer, Online Visions webzine:
La Maggiore . . . are shells for use in a three-shell-game
routine. This is equivalent to calling the Mona Lisa a picture,
because these shells truly are masterpieces of work. No hype
here; these shells are simply perfect in every way. . . . All
of this means one thing: these are shells you'll use for a lifetime.
In fact, youll feel like youve already used them
for ages. To read the complete review, click
Matt Herbert, Seattle, WA: . . . in one wordAWESOME.
I used the shells Saturday night at a gig in Seattle and they
are a joy to work with. Thanks for putting out such a great product!
Simon Lovell: Absolutely wonderful! The best
shells Ive ever seen . . .
Andy Leviss: They are absolutely beautiful!
They look just like the real thing, and work like butter . .
. If the shells are your game, these should be your shells!
Tim Trono: . . . actually look BETTER
than the real thing which was excellent in itself. These shells
are stunning and by far the best shells I've seen. Wow. . . .
If you have ever thought of doing the shells, BUY these and if
you do the shells, BUY these.
Gazzo: I went absolutely nuts playing with
them. Crackin! I can't believe theyre not real! Should
be for professional entertainers only . . .
Richard Kaufman: . . . truth be told, they
are magnificent. I even dropped one down a flight of wooden steps
and it arrived at the bottom with a thunk, but with nary a chip
nor crack. The damn pea pops out from under these shells with
ease. I may be forced to learn a routine!
Paul Green: . . . very good. For a worker,
these shells have the size to be seen. Most important in the
world of performance. . . . Do your homework and check these
out. I know that I will be using them.
Jon Racherbaumer: . . . state-of-the-art set
of shells . . . Over the years, Ive bought at least ten
sets, having been inspired to learn the routine after reading
the series Eddie Joseph ran in the old MAGIC WAND. Frank Garcias
seminal book spurred me to deeply play with the shells. I also
bought the set Mel Brown put out. Absolutely Magics set
is the right color, design, texture, shape, and durability for
pro workers. Highly recommended. Even if you dont do a
routine, buy a set. They are nice to feel and look at . . . Onward
. . .
Gregory Wilson: Wow! . . . these ARE the finest
set of shells ever commercially available. I have fairly dry
hands and the shells usually slip and slide all over the place.
Finally I can do my routine without using lotion or lathering
myself in saliva. These replica shells will clearly outlast and
outperform the real thing. God should be proud. . . . P. S. Keep
your remaining stock away from squirrels.
Doug Brewer, San Diego, CA: Love them. . .
. They are a much nicer color and shape than [others currently
available]. Im having fun with them. Thanks again for a
D.H., Boston, MA: I had to knock them together
to see that they were not real. The Chanin style
dip in the back is much more subtle than in some of the other
(very nice) shells that are currently available, this makes examination
by the spectator less likely to give an out to them.
The resin-molded putty work is flawless and seamless
as it is one piece, and these shells handle like a dream come
true. If you do the Bob Sheets aquitment it is enhanced
tremendously due to the size and shape of these shells. I could
sit here and rave about them for the next half hour, they are
that dare I say, sexy. Just gorgeous.
S.P., St. Louis, MO: At this point, all I
can say is Wow!
The pictures on the web site do not show how realistic these
shells look and the design makes the handling virtually self-working.
J.C., Santa Barbara, CA: If you are interested
in a three-shell routine, this is the definitive set to buy!
It is superb. The weight and size make them very easy to work
with. They look and feel real.
Everything about this transaction was great: the
product couldn't be better, the documentation is clear and ample,
and the packaging is classy. Customer service was also top-notch.
They shipped immediately and stayed in communication by both
e-mail and phone.
Usually, I am either neutral, or slightly disappointed,
with magic props I
order. Not in this case! It merits a rave review.
. . . get this set!
D.H., Milwaukee, WI: I am a total fan of the
School for Scoundrels Street Shells, and when I ordered
these I figured they would be excellent to use for yet another
hook (okay, lets use bigger shells so theres no possible
way that I could do anything shady . . .). Ill tell you,
though, that after seeing them, Im going to need to rethink
thatthese things are freakin beautiful! Thank you
very much; this looks like its going to be fun. Me go play
D.T., Gansevoort, NY: The shells are absolutely
beautiful and I intend to use them regularly in my work. All
the positve reviews I have heard thus far in reference to this
product are 100% correct!
D.H., United Kingdom: Fantastic product, fantastic
service. I will definitely recommend.
D.J., Columbia Falls, MT: I have been performing
for 20 years and have always wanted to perform the shell game
but never felt comfortable with the props I had. That has all
changed! The shells look like real walnut shells and because
of their larger size are easy to handle. I am very happy with
my purchase and would highly recommend anyone thinking about
working on a shell routine to consider the LA MAGGIORE shells.
The shells are great! . . . Thanks again.
D.J., Loveland, CO: I just received the SHELLS!
I have never been so happy with a new product!! They are great,
super, wonderful, the Best, Outstanding!! I have a dozen different
shells in all sizes and styles and have never had any work so
well or be so well received by my audience. Great work!
Michael Close, MAGIC magazine: . .
. a superb set of shells . . . They handle beautifully.
David Oliver, Genii magazine: . . .
a beautiful set of shells that look and handle like the real
thing. . . . If you are already doing a shell routine, you will
definitely appreciate this set of shells. They are some of the
best I have ever seen.
David Roth, New York, NY: Absolutely Gorgeous!
Your shells handle well and look totally realistic. Not only
are they virtually indestructible, but beautiful as well!
John Young, United Kingdom: The book, bowl
and shells arrived safely and are wonderful. The finish is superb
and somehow (presumably effort on your part!) the size, shape
and smooth interior all combine to make the work easier. Even
after only a little experimenting I know that with practice I
will be able to work up a good routine. I have never regretted
buying anything that is good for me!
David Ben: . . . superb quality and wonderful
value. . . . the finest example of this . . . prop that I have
come across in my travels.
Dave Vegas, United Kingdom: Superb.