Deluxe Close-Up Pad
Murphy's Deluxe Line of Close-Up Pads contain the thickest, high-quality inner cushion on the market today. This extra thick cushion makes it super-easy to pick up coins, cards, or any other object you're using in your performance. Each Deluxe Pad includes a high quality non-skid rubber bottom, extra thick inner-cushion, and our signature high quality fabric top. Available in two sizes and multiple colors.
- Acid-dyed fabric top
- Thick non-slip back
- Extra thick, dense inner cushion
- Brilliant colors will not run or fade
- Easy to clean
- Won't crease or tear
Customer reviews for Deluxe Close-Up Pad
This is an excellent close up pad. Pretty much the best I have. The construction is top notch and it has a nice heavy feel to it. That said I actually prefer the standard pad as it have slightly more give. But that is just a personal preference. Well looked after this will last a very long time. I can highly recommend this product.
Many years (like many, many years) ago, I bought a large close-up pad. It wasn't very expensive and when I got it home, I left it sealed in its original package (the pad was supported in the cellophane wrapping with sturdy cardboard). I recently needed to use it and when I opened it, it was still intact. However, when I started using it, the components of the pad separated and became unusable. The gluing agents simply deteriorated over time.
When I saw this pad, I decided to give it a try. When I received it I was pleasantly surprised. The construction of the pad reminded me of a quality scuba suit which comprises the majority of this pad's construction. The working surface is soft and feels like the type you would find on a card table and because of the scuba suit construction, it is non-skid.
While this pad is not the most expensive you can buy, it is made well and I have no doubt it will last longer than my last close-up pad. I store and carry this in a briefcase. Which here I want to point out, the pad keeps it shape. In order for it to fit in my briefcase I need to fold it in half (keep in mind, I do not crease the pad).
This is my go to close-up pad when I am on the job . Built to last and take abuse on the road. It rolls up conveniently in my effects bag , ready in a flash . Outstanding color and texture . Featuring a soft , yet firm top surface , making it comfortable to conjure on . A generous thickness overall and a non-slip backing . All things considered , a quality, reliable , piece of equipment . I don’t leave home without it !
Perfect, Perfect size,Perfect softness, it was my first pad/mat and I feel why wait so long.
Well I haven't been in the magic so long so I concider my self as noob still..
Well it was a great buy 5 of 5
Absolutely massive and such great quality given the price. This close-up pad feels luxurious to work on without breaking the bank; it's got a nice spring to it without being too plush, and it covers a playing surface that feels comfortable to work on without being too imposingly large. Highly recommended!
When you first get off you think “wow it’s a huge mousepad.”
No way! After a few weeks practicing on it this becomes an amazing piece of kit for your card and coin work. I ended up buying both sizes and they’ve held up nicely. The pad can be stored rolled up and won’t wrinkle.
I purchased the large and small versions. These are fantastic!
This is absolutely perfect for the quality and price! Highly recommend!
This is a very nice quality close up pad. Will be buying one in a different color soon. Can't go wrong with this close up pad.
I purchased the extra large deluxe close-up magic pad. It’s definitely soft and thick and looks very professional. The surface area also allows me to have enough room to perform certain tricks. It also invites the viewer to really get a good look at what you’re doing. I highly recommend it. I chose black. I liked it so much I’m going to purchase a second in green.
Everything is said in the earlier comments, and they're right, it's a well thought pad, with the right thickness and durability - but to summarize: great quality, nice fabric, it's veeery nice to the touch, great softness and exactly the right give to perform card or coin-magic! I like especially that the pad is rollable and there are no creases after storing it rolled up for a while, so i can easily take it with me. I bought the black one, which is the best contrast for cards - maybe I'll purchase a blue one additionally. A big plus is the sticky bottom, so the pad stays where it should on slippy surfaces.
Unbelievable quality and feel for the price. I bought a large pad for practice at my desk with a three way mirror and it’s perfect. Ordering a few more sizes for different uses. Best deal on pads.
OK, I was worried about this one. Would it be thick enough? Would it have a good surface material? I am very pleased with it. I would highly recommend this. This is a great mat at a fair price. I am asking myself why I waited so long to replace my old mat. I am glad I did.
Extremely high quality. I use them every single day. The price is right too. You can't go wrong with these.
I have owned close up pads dating from the 70's and this by far is the best I have ever used ! First of all, the quality of the pad is top notch. Some of the early ones I owned, had to be replaced quite frequently. Not this one. Now on usability compared to my early ones, there is no comparison. Card manipulation is effortless. The pad never "gets in the way". Whatever I want to do with the cards, the pad accommodates. I got the red one as that is a traditional pad for me, all of mine have been red. It just looks great and works well. I highly recommend it !
If you are looking for a pad. This is the one. Thick and heavy duty.
These are really good quality pads. Of course that they can't be compared with fancy and expensive pads.
The depth of the deluxe version is very nice and should be fine for any routine. If you just need a nice pad, you will probably be happy with it.
This is an excellent close up magic pad. I got the bigger version and am glad that I did. Works great on my table when I'm doing parlor/stage magic or close up table magic. A definite must have for any magician.
WOW! This Close Up Pad is a worker's dream. I was really looking for a new, good pad because the only one that works for the specific magic effects I do finally died. I was crushed because I needed this specific shade of black for some of my work and POW, a perfect match. The depth this pad has for cushion is excellent. Really nice give to the pad and not too much bounce back. I am so happy to have found such a quality pad at such an inexpensive price. Quality and price, what more can you ask for?
This is simply put a fantastic product. I bought the deluxe largest possible matt in red and it only came to £18.00 which is far cheaper than any other products on the market for its size. The finish is immaculate, the deluxe cushioning works great for cups and balls, card magic and coin matrixes. It's incredibly soft and spongey and I even use it when working on my laptop.
Anyone without a matt should definitely buy this product.
Great pad, delivers as advertised. Inexpensive in price but not in quality.
Beautiful pad. Top-Notch quality. I got the green one for a change. They are so smooth and take my performances to the next level. These are great for Zoom shows too. Highly recommend these pads for anyone performing close-up magic.
Just reviewed the "Economy" version of this pad ... ordered 1 of each for comparison. This thickness and weight of this Deluxe pad is unheard of ... between my engineering calipers and a ruler, this comes in at about 3/8" or 9mm. When you womp this beast down on the table for your show the audience knows you mean business! This will never wrinkle, warp, bend or slide around, plus at this thickness it optically "elevates" your show from the table, distinguishes it from the surroundings. I agree with other reviews ... this is certainly firm, but not too hard and not too soft ... Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear ... it's just right :) But pick & choose for your show ... if some coin/card routines call for softer for better pickup, have multiple pads on the table. For this price, however, this is the easiest gamble/experiment you will ever make. I estimated the Economy was about a $50 pad up here in Canada, and no idea what this monster would sell for, never seen anything like it.
These pads are excellent. I bought a 2nd one in case, for some reason, they are no longer produced. Green is the best color to choose. Why? Google "why are casino tables green?" I find the colors blue or red to be unnatural and distracting, and black is not very inviting. People love running the palms of their hands over these pads, and quite often compliment them. Unless you need a hard base, these are the ones to get!
This is a fantastic pad, especially for the price! I bought the green pad. It is much thicker than my past pads. Most of my older pads started peeling on the corners. This one does not look like it will do that, but I haven't had it long. It rolls up easily to take with me which is the main reason I bought it. I wanted a pad to carry around with me.
Hello all. I just received my new "Deluxe Close-Up Pad". WOW! I have had many pads in my days. I have been associated with magic for about 56 years. Much like Vernon I wasted the first 5 years of my life. ; ) This is by far the best pad that I have ever seen and/or touched. This is so well made, so well padded and topped. Wonderful. This is also extremely well priced. The pad cost less than other pads I have gotten from my local magic store, which were much thinner, and lower quality. I am so pleased, I can hardly contain myself. Now I really look forward to the suede pads. Well done Andi, Jay, and Vanishing Inc personnel.
I have to agree with Michael. This is by far the sweetest close-up pad I have ever purchased. I was in the casino business for 29 years so the beautiful green color of the mat really lends itself to gambling routines. Don't spend 50 bucks or more on a pad...Murphy's Magic close up mats are the best. These mats have superior feel and texture.
By far the best closeup pad I have ever owned. I can't wrinkle it. I stuff it in my bag and it comes out perfect. Think enough to cushion anything I put on it yet firm enough to hold anything I put on it from a glass of wine to a prop.
These are good close-up pads at a reasonable price.
I bought the large black variation, and it had served me well for a long time. My main performing mats are the TCC side pads, which are a similar price but look and feel a much higher quality, but I keep this pad as a back up, and as it’s not hard backed like the TCC pads it can be rolled up and popped into your bag.
The pads are nice and thick, with just the right amount of give for card and coin work.
The Murphy's Magic Deluxe Close-up pad is a good option for card work. This is a heavy duty pad with three layers offered at a very reasonable price. The bottom neoprene layer is extremely thick. The center foam layer is moderately thick and certainly adequate to provide enough cushion for table sleights. The surface layer is a looped fabric which most will likely love. My only complaint with looped fabrics on close-up pads is that my dry hands can sometimes get snagged on the loops. ( I play guitar and my finger tips are always a bit rough and calloused. ) Otherwise, the pad feels great and seems like it should hold up well. I'm happy with the purchase.
I purchased a green 17 X 24 pad. The quality, size, and thickness are really good. However, I find the pad surface to be too hard and slick for card work that uses tabled riffle shuffles. I find the surface of the pad great for coins though. My search for the perfect affordable pad continues...
Took a chance with this and not happy. The material isn't like the classic Gibson close-up pad, but it's more like a mousepad/scuba material. It feels like a giant mousepad. It's too smooth for some card work and snags on your fingers/rough skin. The underlying padding is thick and feels nice.
Green is usually a great color for close-up pads, but this shade of green is a bit too bright -- perhaps the material reflects more light than the classic material. I like a plusher, darker looking green and this didn't cut it. I will delegate this for rough practice. but it won't be good for performances.
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Rasmus asks: Are the measures in inch or centimetres?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: They are in inches.
Joel asks: Are these thicker and / or more cushioned than a mouse pad ?
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- 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: They are thicker than a regular mouse pad
John asks: What are the measurements length and width?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Click the green *Select option & add to cart* button, and you will see the length and width options in the dropdown menu.
Alexander asks: Is the surface like that of a mouse pad, or is rather a plush fabric? Thanks.
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- 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: The surface is more like a mouse pad
Kieran asks: I have three questions
1) Can i roll this mat up without creasing/ damaging it?
2) is it well made and durable?
3) is it suitable to perform coin matrix routines, as they normally work better on a more "spongy" pad?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: 1) Yes, but don't roll it super tight—a loose roll is great. 2) Yes. 3) The top surface us very spongy, with the rubber base being more resilient. I have no troubles doing coin work on it.
William asks: Which one is better? This or the V&B close-up pads?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There is no comparison. The Deluxe Close-Up Pad is a budget based pad that is mass produced. The V&B pad is a handmade work of art lovingly crafted by artisans.
Jeffrey asks: I have a table that requires a half-circle closeup pad. I have measurements of the exact shape. Is this something that can be custom made? - Thanks!
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Check these out: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/close-up-pads/custom/
A asks: how well does this work with black art
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- 1. Tod answers: I purchased this pad with black art in mind. My black art coin is completely invisible on this pad. Of course, you do not want a light source directed at the pad. With that said, this is an excellent pad. Best one I have ever purchased. Hope this helps.
- 2. Dottore answers: That would depend on your black art material and the lighting.
Ashwin asks: Whether, The top surface is rough or smooth?. Will it scratch cards?. Is the top surface is velvet?.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The top is very soft and will not damage and props. It is not velvet but more of a soft felt.
Avery asks: How thick is the deluxe pad in inches?
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- 1. Jim answers: 8mm thick. I'm sure that the internet will help you interpret that in inches.
Edgardo asks: Are these pads machine washable?
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes but you probably want to put these on delicates and wash with cold water.