Trading tips for gutting, transferring, and carving the real thing.
I have seen a video where they made the pattern wet to make before putting it on the pumpkin and put some houshold plastic around it, they cut right through the layers...
The pattern they used I would give a go...just not sure If I would try it with one of Ryans harder patterns. Anyone who has tried this before?

I still use the poke method, have bought some hand craft poke pens with a very thin needle. If the holes are not visible with this pen I use a thicker needle (test before you poke the whole pattern) or I place a lightsource inside the pumpkin when I start cutting.