Tenyo Elite

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by BluBob » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:17 am

I wonder if there is a higher quality level of molded plastic which could be used to create Tenyo tricks?
In many instances plastic seems to be the perfect solution for certain tricks. What do you think about paying higher prices for a higher quality product? Personally speaking I think that it's realistic (within reason) to expect the cost of quality magic effects to be higher today than it was 20-30 years ago.

I am a BIG fan of wood, (taking a sidebar to congratulate Simon on his brilliant work) but not every trick needs to be a "wood" product.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Steve S. » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:10 pm

Tenyo Elite released their second run of Ultra Tube and they didn't sell out! I find that to be quite surprising.

They said that they notified more than 50 people on their request to be contacted list but still have some remaining after more than a week. They are now offering the remaining pieces on their website.

Anyone else surprised by this? Could it be a result of their timing?

For me, Moonspinner was their most improved release. Zig Zag Cig was their most amazing release in that I can't believe they pulled it off in wood. Ultra Tube was important in that it was an opportunity to own a Tenyo Holy Grail. Fortune Sticks wasn't a bad idea I guess although not one of my most desired choices by any means. I love Matchsticks but didn't like the result.

So there are my humble opinions. Your feedback would be appreciated.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by BluBob » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:31 pm

I was on the list, but did not move on this.

I have Tenyo "Ultra Tube," and like it very much just the way it is.

Anyone have a convincing argument for this release?
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Brett H » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:11 am

BluBob wrote:
Anyone have a convincing argument for this release?

I have one:


It's wood!



*Disclaimer: I own neither an Ultra Tube or a Tenyo Elite
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by David DeTenyo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:09 am

BluBob wrote: I have Tenyo "Ultra Tube," and like it very much just the way it is.
Agreed. I never bought the Elite version because I don't need it.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Steve S. » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:51 am

I have yet to see anyone review it. Does it work well? Does it hold up over time? If it had any problems, I guess someone would have posted them somewhere.

The one pro I can think of is that it's a more professional looking prop made of wood rather than plastic.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by VictorS » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:09 am

Yes Steve....it is more like driving a Mercedes or a Toyota :) :)

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Richard Kaufman » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:18 pm

I have the Tenyo Elite "Ultra Tube." It's slightly larger than the original (not surprising). It works exactly like the original and just as well. Very happy with it.

I happen to have dupes of both Tenyo Elite items: Zig Zag Cig and Ultra Tube. If anyone is interested give me a shout at moobooks@verizon.net

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by David DeTenyo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:27 am

Steve S. wrote:The one pro I can think of is that it's a more professional looking prop made of wood rather than plastic.
That's basically it I think :)

When the original Ultra Tubes sold for +500 USD the Elite version was a bargain. Now that prices have dropped all matters what you want in your collection.

The fact the wooden version is a bit larger is something I don't like since I have rather small hands - this was a major factor in deciding I'm not interested in it. On top of that Ultra Tube is a trick I actually almost never, ever perform ... . Don't ask me why ... the secret is ingenious, it just doesn't appeal to me for some reason :?

Also, I would have bought the Elite version in a second when they would have incorporated a locking mechanism which could stand casual handling by specs. You can absolutely NOT give Ultra Tube out of your hands at all, perhaps that's the reason why I don't like it that much as some others do. Nonetheless I'm very happy I have one in my collection of course.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Brett H » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:45 am

Honestly, if I were to use it in a routine, I'd treat it as a 'cigar'. Insert tobacco (big die), and tap out the ash (tiny dice).


The wooden one looks sort of like a cigar...a rather giant one. It's just more like it than it's blue, older brother.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by SimonC » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:37 am

Nice idea :)
Hey if the plastic one was water tight how cool would it be to pour in water and tip out a tiny ice cube!
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Brett H » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:50 am

SimonC wrote:Nice idea :)
Hey if the plastic one was water tight how cool would it be to pour in water and tip out a tiny ice cube!

Got you covered!

http://clearplastictube.co.uk/acrylic-c ... Cubes-16mm


Couple it with a trick like 'Smoke' or 'Vapr' to give it a sort of nitro-glycerin effect
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Richard Kaufman » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:52 am

The wooden version of Ultra Tube is only slightly larger than the plastic version.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by EvanS » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:15 pm

I got in on the 2nd run of the TE Ultra Tube. Looking forward to receiving it.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Richard Kaufman » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:04 am

Didn't realize they'd done a second run of those. Better, I think, to have put out a new product.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by SimonC » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:24 am

If anyone remembers my wooden version of mirror mate, that might be a good idea for them.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Brett H » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:04 pm

Elite Security Lock.


REALLY. Thin. Wood.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by gazpratley » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:35 pm

There was an ultra tube on ebay.com must be the first version as the wording is straight and not slanted as the later version

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Richard Kaufman » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:21 pm

Good eye, gaz. I missed that detail.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Richard Kaufman » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:20 pm

Sold to Mr. Ed! (I've always wanted to write that.)

I also have a dupe Tenyo Elite Zig Zag Cig if anyone is interested.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Rob Rand » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:36 pm

I'm surprised that no one mentions the newest Tenyo elite item, a wooden version of Magical Door.

OK I must admit that I don't plan to order it. I actually like the original more.

Is this a must have for the Tenyo aficionados ?

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Steve S. » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:17 pm

I wanted to wait and see what others said before I mentioned it. Call it an act of kindness. :D

I too like the original better and don't feel that this one is at all necessary. Just maybe, if they came up with a truly deluxe design to the props, then it would have been worthwhile but I am not seeing that. Just my humble opinion...

With all of the great old Tenyos, why do this one? Why I ask...why?

I won't be ordering it either.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by JohnM » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:47 pm

I am going to pass on this one as well.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Richard W » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:39 pm

Steve S. wrote:I wanted to wait and see what others said before I mentioned it. Call it an act of kindness. :D

I too like the original better and don't feel that this one is at all necessary. Just maybe, if they came up with a truly deluxe design to the props, then it would have been worthwhile but I am not seeing that. Just my humble opinion...

With all of the great old Tenyos, why do this one? Why I ask...why?

I won't be ordering it either.
They chose to make it because it is easy and they are lazy.
I have not or will never buy anything they make no matter what they choose.
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