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Tenyo Elite

Post by Simon Layland » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:42 am

Tenyo Elite release a 2nd run of Zig Zag ( cigarette ) any day now but have announced they will also release a totally new elite item.
Does any of you have any clues about what might be the new Elite product.
I want the Zig Zag but with postage they ask you for your skin ,what I don't want to do is buy it then they release a better trick.
Someone here always knows something ?
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Post by David DeTenyo » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:49 am

No idea Simon ... they're always very, very mysterious about their new release.

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Post by AlexBrazil » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:44 pm

What about the second run of UltraTube? Banners are still being shown in the Magic Cafe.

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Post by Brett H » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:55 pm

AlexBrazil wrote:What about the second run of UltraTube? Banners are still being shown in the Magic Cafe.
Oh man, I wish I didn't read your post. I just got an idea for the Ultra Tube Elite for a strolling routine. Dammit. That is so out of my price range, it's ridiculous.

You have a metallic die and go into it about how the properties of metal and rust and how the decomposition returns it to nature. And then you produce a wooden die.

But as for the new Elite item. I want to say 'Clean Cut' but that's WAY too close to ZZC, but would be a logical follow up, I think.


To be honest, Ii haven't heard much about the next one. For Ultra Tube, they made a HUGE deal about 'getting the mechanics to work in wood. So I'm guessing they are doing something that's already on the market (like a wooden Cubio or Super Cubio), or something that's easier to make like 'Black Hole' or 'Parabox'. I figure that they are making a sort of 'breather'/'stall for time' from the last one and a way to transition into the next mechanically ingenious one.

And I'm calling it now, the Elite after the next one will be Alpha Tube
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Post by Simon Layland » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:17 pm

What is so hard to understand is Elite take so long to make something they already made before, if they have permission they should be able to produce it inside a few months.
The good thing about Ultra tube Elite is it actually costs less than the original Ultra tube in todays market.
I want them both but the Ultra Tube Elite is the better value for money.
I'm hoping the new Elite item will be something like Sidetrack, Prison box or Geometrick but I think Brett will right in saying Elite will produce something more easy to build.
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Post by Brett H » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:21 pm

Simon Layland wrote:What is so hard to understand is Elite take so long to make something they already made before, if they have permission they should be able to produce it inside a few months.
In the case of Ultra Tube, it's a bit bigger than the original.

I figure that when you're working with wood vs plastic, you aren't able to take as many liberties with making small hidden gimmicks and end up making a product whose dimensions are going to be much different from the original.

That's just my take on it
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Post by Richard W » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:17 am

I am still waiting to hear from someone that bought the Elite Ultra Tube when it first came out and tell me now it still works smoothly like the plastic one without some failure due to warped wood or swelling from humidity or has started to separate on joints or have small crack. Anyone have one that can confirm it is still flawlessly working as when they got it? Or did it ever work flawlessly?

I have only seen on presentation video that has done ultra tube without it looking awkward and suspicious the way the hand is holding the tube in a cramped way and that video is done by Oral Roberts. He made it look so natural it was perfect. :)
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Post by SimonC » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:47 pm

I reckon it's going to be blue crystal in wood. And if it's not then I'll make it ;)
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Post by AlexBrazil » Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:24 pm

As you can see in the picture below, the banner in the Magic Cafe has been inviting people to write about the possible new run of UltraTube. I have written them several times, but they do not answer.

John Mazza has published a post comparing the original UltraTube with the Tenyo Elite's one. Sorry, I am writing this in my iPhone and I can't find the post right now.

Oh, I read in the Magic Cafe that a participant had met THE person that produces Tenyo Elite's wooden versions. It seems that they are made by ONE person. Maybe that is the reason why they take so long to sell the products.

Brett, what a great idea you had!
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by John B. » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:59 pm

SimonC wrote:I reckon it's going to be blue crystal in wood. And if it's not then I'll make it ;)
Great idea Si!!

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Post by Simon Layland » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:12 am

Well I think this picture suggests it might be the Blue Crystal that Tenyo Elite will release next.
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Post by VictorS » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:31 am

Simon Layland wrote:Well I think this picture suggests it might be the Blue Crystal that Tenyo Elite will release next.
Yeah..I saw they post it on facebook Simon. But if I am not mistaken, tenyo elite has already released blue crystal. Was it only a prototype ? http://www.tenyoelite.com/products-bluecrystal.php

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Rob Rand » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:40 am

That is strange Victor, and it is made from anodized aluminum, not from wood!
No price tag also. Must be a prototype because the picture says Prototype.

They must have changed their mind and decided to make it from wood.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Simon Layland » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:01 am

Wow I never knew there had already been a Blue crystal made by Tenyo Elite.
Thanks Victor.
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Post by VictorS » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:31 am

Simon Layland wrote:Wow I never knew there had already been a Blue crystal made by Tenyo Elite.
Thanks Victor.
You're welcome Simon. But as Rob said it is strange, if I click the product button it didn't display BC in the list. Well maybe they didn't display discontinued item anymore.

Rob, you can find the price when you click the paypal button.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by SimonC » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:36 am

I think the Ali one was a prototype that never made it to production. I wonder if there will be any interesting routines for it? If it's the same size as the original it would go very nicely with the Vile Vortices Add-on for Blue crystal ;)
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by David DeTenyo » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:41 am

Elite never released Blue Crystal, neither did they ever release Soft Coins - they were planning to but never did.
So yes, this could be the Elite Blue Crystal, in wood :)

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by BobD » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:37 pm

Simon Layland wrote:Well I think this picture suggests it might be the Blue Crystal that Tenyo Elite will release next.
This picture looks like Tenyo Matchsticks to me. May I ask where the picture was taken?

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Post by VictorS » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:56 am

BobD wrote:
Simon Layland wrote:Well I think this picture suggests it might be the Blue Crystal that Tenyo Elite will release next.
This picture looks like Tenyo Matchsticks to me. May I ask where the picture was taken?
Peter Loughran posted it on Facebook Bob.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Elliot W. » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:27 pm

Looks like Bob was right. It is Matchsticks:


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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Rob Rand » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:00 pm

Ha, I already have a beautiful wooden version of Matchsticks, thanks to Jenzo Harmonics! :)

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by David DeTenyo » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:16 am

Thanks Elliot.
I'm not a big fan of the effect ... but this could be great for the professional magician who hasn't already bought Simon's version.

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by BluBob » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:54 am

This happens to be one of my favorite effects.
For me it's Tenyo "Top Ten" material.
Presented correctly it is mind boggling ...
So clever!

Simon's version is absolutely brilliant!
and now, on with the show ...

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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Simon Layland » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:41 am

Shows me just how new I am to magic and Tenyo, I never knew of this trick.
Now I have to have one.
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Re: Tenyo Elite

Post by Brett H » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:22 am

I'm kind of mixed on it.

It looks nice, I'll give it that. I'm glad that they are keeping up with the Elite line. But considering the complexities with the last few, this one feels like a 'breather' so they can get back on the horse for next year.

Honestly, I'd like to see more metal tricks in the Elite line. I believe that the metal Moonspinner and Fortune Sticks were absolute improvements of the originals instead of being strictly wooden collectors pieces. That's what I'd like to see more of in the Elite line
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