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Topic: Paul Harris presents Steve Haynes' Handout 500
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Aug 7, 2009 05:18PM)
Here's something new about to be released by PH in a couple of weeks, trailer should
be soon.

PAUL Harris Presents
Handout Five Hundred
Steve Haynes

Steve Haynes’ Handout Five Hundred starts off like all the other wonderful versions of Pat Page’s Easy Money: you display four or five single dollar bills, then in a flash the one’s visibly change into hundreds.

The big handout happiness is that you can now immediately hand out all of the hundreds for examination!

If you’ve performed other versions you’ve probably heard that little voice in your head saying, “Boy…, it sure would be sweet to hand out all the hundreds at the end…, and not have to deal with hanging onto that thick gaffed bill.”

With Hayne’s Hand-Out 500, that little voice is joyously silent as you naturally and cleanly hand out all the hundreds to your spectator!

No palming, no pulls, no complicated moves. The audience simply sees you change the ones into hundreds and place them onto the spectator’s hand. All of the hundreds are completely normal ..., so there’s nothing to find but pure astonishment!

Even without the glorious hand-out ending…, Steve’s radically new gimmick would still make this the bill change of choice. Handout 500 is actually easier and safer to handle than previous versions. There are no bad angles. You never have to worry about your audience seeing any extra thickness!

And for the final big hunk of Haynes hand-out happiness: because of the unique construction of the gimmick you save hundreds of dollars in gaffed bills. It’s a whole now approach to easy money. The first real game changer for bill changers!
Message: Posted by: Nico Zottos (Aug 7, 2009 07:24PM)
NO WAY!!!


Anyways. There have been a lot of versions of this effect. Im curious to see what this looks like because it does sound very good. I have had that problem once or twice where the spectators ask to see the bills.

We shall see in due time.

Nico
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 7, 2009 07:29PM)
After performing Extreme Burn and other handlings of Easy Money hundreds of times I've came to my own conclusion that there really is no need to hand out the bills. I don't think it would help the effect.

And this handling says nothing about changing the bills back, which I prefer to do.

Also, didn't Cory Burke's Voracity contain a handling where you can hand out the bills?
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 7, 2009 08:17PM)
I'm interested to see his method of ending clean. Has Janet specified when it will be released?
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Aug 7, 2009 08:34PM)
I'm interested - especially because it's Paul Harris.

I agree that there is no need to hand out the bills, but it would be nice if you could. I don't see how.

Robert

PS - I would never change the bills back to ones. If you could really change ones to hundreds, would you change them back?
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 7, 2009 08:52PM)
Changing them fits my patter, and adds another “magic moment” to the routine.
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Aug 7, 2009 09:37PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-07 20:29, magicman4646 wrote:

Also, didn't Cory Burke's Voracity contain a handling where you can hand out the bills?
[/quote]

Yes, it did. That DVD had a lot of nice tips and ideas like that. It had a great take on the Ninja Rings, too.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Aug 7, 2009 09:58PM)
"fits my patter" doesn't change the fact that it is anticlimactic and makes no sense. Now, if you started with hundreds, then changing them back makes sense.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 7, 2009 10:15PM)
I talk about how this is how I hide my money; they look like ones, but they're really hundreds. But to hide my money in my wallet, I keep them as ones. Makes perfect sense and is not anti-climatic at all.

Even Fred Kaps, the creator of Flash Cash, changed the bills back.
Message: Posted by: Stucky (Aug 8, 2009 03:00AM)
Yes BUT Patrick Page is credited with the initial effect, Easy Money (As far as I know) I think the idea of changing blank paper to money and back again with your patter would make more sense yes? People will still steal dollar bills. Humans are silly that way.
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Aug 8, 2009 07:25AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-07 21:34, Robert M wrote:
I'm interested - especially because it's Paul Harris.

[/quote]

I'm interested because it's Steve Haynes. Steve's a great thinker and if it's his effect, it's gonna be good!

** Bill **
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Aug 8, 2009 09:09AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-08 08:25, Bill Lhotta wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-08-07 21:34, Robert M wrote:
I'm interested - especially because it's Paul Harris.

[/quote]

I'm interested because it's Steve Haynes. Steve's a great thinker and if it's his effect, it's gonna be good!

** Bill **
[/quote]

Absolutely.

Robert
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Aug 8, 2009 09:28AM)
Handing out HUNDREDS to people will definitely get great reactions... :)

The question is do you take it back?
Message: Posted by: papercrane (Aug 8, 2009 09:38AM)
It has been a distinct pleasure to be working with Paul Harris and Steve Haynes on this project over here at Paper Crane Productions. This is absolutely a beautiful effect and keep in mind that is utilizes a radically new gimmick.
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 8, 2009 10:54AM)
Is there a release date set?
Message: Posted by: No Show the Magician (Aug 8, 2009 10:56AM)
Why would you want to change them back? Reversing the magic is a huge let down. Let them see the 100's and examine them. Then let it sink in. Big magic bomb just dropped on their head. Booya!

I have done a version of Easy Money for years, but watching people get to handle the bills would be very satisfactory indeed. It just melts their minds. It isn't like watching the stage illusionist where you just sit back and enjoy the illusion. They get to touch the magic. SO MUCH STRONGER!!!

My opinion... for what its worth. And yes... I've seen the Handout 500, LIVE. It is beautiful!

Selling points for me:
-Handing out the bills
-Gimmick virtually invisible at all angles and unlike anything out there
-Show both front and back during the change
-The appearance of the bills is a true stack of 5 bills
-Did I mention handing out the bills?
-Steve is a sexy beast
-The bonus effect on the DVD is killer. Pros will get a lot of mileage out of it and realize that it is more than just what he shares.

All I can say is... get this DVD when it comes out. You will enjoy a wonderful lesson in creativity and magic.

Aaron DeLong
Message: Posted by: Markymark (Aug 8, 2009 11:41AM)
Sounds good. Eugene Burger does in fact have a great reason for changing the bills back to paper or clippings in one of his booklets which is also in his book
'Mastering the Art of Magic'
Message: Posted by: echomagic (Aug 8, 2009 12:28PM)
How's the reset for walk-around?
Message: Posted by: No Show the Magician (Aug 8, 2009 12:43PM)
Super easy. Once the setup has been learned and dare I say practiced, you'll have no issues with resetting in seconds.
Message: Posted by: Fábio DeRose (Aug 8, 2009 02:22PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-07 21:34, Robert M wrote:
I'm interested - especially because it's Paul Harris.

I agree that there is no need to hand out the bills, but it would be nice if you could. I don't see how.

Robert

PS - I would never change the bills back to ones. If you could really change ones to hundreds, would you change them back?
[/quote]

I have a little routine where I produce 3 coins, one by one, while saying "You know what as a Magician I'd just love to do? (1st coin) Cause actual money to appear (2nd coin). That would be really fun, and whenever I needed some change... (3rd coin already appeared), I'd have it, just like real magic (dropping the coins into my right hand). But, you know, you can't have it all (one cin vanishes). I wish I could have the ability of creating but one little coin (2nd one already vanished) but that's just not possible(final vanish). It would be too unfair for the hard working people.

Full circle.
Message: Posted by: Nick-V. (Aug 8, 2009 02:26PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-08 12:41, Markymark wrote:
Sounds good. Eugene Burger does in fact have a great reason for changing the bills back to paper or clippings in one of his booklets which is also in his book
'Mastering the Art of Magic'
[/quote]

Reasoning is important. Being authentic is key.
If you tell someone you can change small bills into One Hundred Dollar bills, then actually demonstrate it by doing so, they may gather that you can do it "all the time," and want to keep your bills. Why wouldn't they?

David Blaine actually let the spectators keep the bills. That ending made sense. In their mind he could do that all day/all night long. Granted, many may not be in the position to give away five hundred bucks so yes, reasoning is going to be key in however you decide to end.

I would love to hear more on other's reasoning for taking back the five hundred dollars after you demonstrated such a feat. You're the magician, the magic man, the magical one, you change $1 to $100's they then are given to the spectaors to check out/examine. Then........
Message: Posted by: Will Tsai (Aug 8, 2009 02:28PM)
Anything from Paul is worth to take a look. He's the man..
Message: Posted by: sokarnl (Aug 8, 2009 03:26PM)
Anything from steve is worth to take a look. :)
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 8, 2009 07:01PM)
Anything from both is worth a look at ;).
Message: Posted by: *Bro* (Aug 8, 2009 10:14PM)
Steve Haynes is the man, the mystery, and the legend all at the same time!
Message: Posted by: synth_infusion (Aug 8, 2009 11:54PM)
Can't wait to see the demo. This sounds amazing!
Message: Posted by: MagicOfT (Aug 8, 2009 11:58PM)
I love pretty much anything Paul Harris has to do with. But will this compare to Extreme Burn? I can only hope.
Message: Posted by: liampower (Aug 9, 2009 01:34AM)
Do the bills have have to be the same size as in other versions?
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Aug 9, 2009 03:31AM)
Can this be performed with US bills only?
Message: Posted by: Exitmat (Aug 9, 2009 06:53AM)
Steve Haynes + Paul Harries + Money Magic = Awesome

Can't wait to see a demo! This sounds awesome.
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 9, 2009 06:58PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-08 12:41, Markymark wrote:
David Blaine actually let the spectators keep the bills.
[/quote]

I would too if I had a few, cool, million sitting in the bank. ;) Then again, I might just hand out the ones and be anti-climatic. *sigh*
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 10, 2009 09:49PM)
Hi everyone,
Just got off the phone with Paul and everything that will be supplied with HandOut should be in our hands in about two weeks, so everything is moving along very smoothly and the trailer should be up well before that.

I showed Paul something of mine close to two years ago and he loved the idea,so He started asking many questions about what I could do and could not do with this thing and then we moved along to the task at hand(Astonishments).

I could not help but think about all the questions Paul had asked about my idea and what evolved was HandOut500.

So I sit on HandOut until I felt Paul had enough of a break from the time he put in from Astonishments and then I gave him a call.

S: Hi Paul
P: Hey Steve hows it goin?
S: Fine..I got something I want you to see.
P: Great, what is it?
S: It's a multi Bill Change.
P: What makes yours so special?????
S: You hand ALL the bills out at the end putting that oh so special element of in the spectators hands aspect to it.
p: I like that, but that has been played around with before.
S: Well it is also a totally new gimmick, designed with the handout in mind, the bills change front and back at the same time, giving more contrast to the change and it can be done surrounded with the bills showing no extra thickness, even under extremely close up conditions and the cost to build the gimmick besides the special things needed is a built in bonus as well, as it is a fraction of the cost, compared to the Easy Money Gimmick.
P: Now I'm interested again,send me a video.
Call ends.

So after the demo, I make Paul the new gimmick and send it his way with instructions, so he can put his hands on it.

And now here we are with HandOut500.

Since this is a totally new gimmick and not variations in handling of Pat Pages ingenious Easy Money gimmick (I think that has been covered quite well by Greg Wilson, Mark Allen, Carl Hein, Richard Sanders, and Tom Isaacson, just to name a few, and were all better off for their wonderful contributions) you can do things that are unique with the HandOut500 Gimmick and a hand out that is the cleanest and easiest (with many handling variations included), due to the construction of the new gimmick.

There are other features that are a big plus also,but I will hold off on those for now.

HandOut500 uses same size bills, just like other multi bill changes, but would love to see that cookie cracked without taking away from the effect and being universal (always believe it is possible).

Since HandOut500 was designed to be handed out first and foremost, you do not change them back... You hand them out, so the spectator can now feel and smell the moment as well.

If for some reason, you did not want to hand the bills out, that's ok you don't have to and you still have many unique features at work for you.

The Bonus effect is something that could have been released on it's own, so I hope you like that as well.

Hope I have helped,

Steve
Message: Posted by: MagicOfT (Aug 10, 2009 11:57PM)
How does the change look? Because as most of us know, Extreme Burn looks the nicest. Does this version maintain the visual aspect of the routine while allowing the bills to be handed out?
Message: Posted by: psychicJeff (Aug 11, 2009 12:06AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-11 00:57, MagicOfT wrote:
How does the change look? Because as most of us know, Extreme Burn looks the nicest. Does this version maintain the visual aspect of the routine while allowing the bills to be handed out?
[/quote]

Yea I would like to know this too. I am really interested in this tho.
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Aug 11, 2009 08:39AM)
Steve's stuff is always great. REALLY looking forward to seeing this effect!
Message: Posted by: DJMagik MyK (Aug 11, 2009 08:58AM)
I am a little torn about this. On ONE hand, Paul Harris putting his name on anything makes me giggle like a little boy. BUT, and I don't know about the rest of you, I don't exactly feel I NEED to hand out the $100 bills after the transpo. I have done all the "500" variations and while I am excited and curious to see what this gimmick is, I am still a little hesitant to hand out big bucks. Though with MY routine I talk about how being a magician has its ups and downs...and I start off with $100s and do the routine opposite...going to $1 bills.
Message: Posted by: ryanochs (Aug 11, 2009 09:12AM)
This is defiantly something to look at
Message: Posted by: Hay Harrey (Aug 11, 2009 06:03PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-11 09:58, DJMagik MyK wrote:
I am a little torn about this. On ONE hand, Paul Harris putting his name on anything makes me giggle like a little boy. BUT, and I don't know about the rest of you, I don't exactly feel I NEED to hand out the $100 bills after the transpo. I have done all the "500" variations and while I am excited and curious to see what this gimmick is, I am still a little hesitant to hand out big bucks. Though with MY routine I talk about how being a magician has its ups and downs...and I start off with $100s and do the routine opposite...going to $1 bills.
[/quote]

I'll never understand this kind of thinking. We've never been able to hand out the bills before and yet you already have an opinion about it without trying it out first.

That's like having never tried strawberries. And not doing so because you are currently satisfied with Blueberries. And then telling everyone that strawberries aren't for you. That's just silly. How do you know? You've never tried them before. Dost thou opine for the sake of opining? (not really looking for an answer to that)

I for one can't wait to hand them the bills. I'll bet it blows their friggin' minds. I think any worker will see the value of putting the bills in their hands.

Mr. Haynes - what kind of reactions/responses do you get when you hand them the bills?

I'm Harrey Hay and I'm outta here!!!
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 11, 2009 06:07PM)
The thing is, we have been able to hand out the bills. When I perform, I always hand out at least 3 of the 5 bills. It's possible to hand out 4 of the 5. I don't know if it would matter if I handed out all 5, handing out 3 is a clear indication the bills are ordinary.
Message: Posted by: Michael Dustman (Aug 11, 2009 06:36PM)
I will say this much...I know and admire Aaron Delong and his vast knowledge of magic and history. I consider it a great treat to be able to bounce stuff off of him and get his thoughts. Aaron has seen a lot of good AND bad magic and is sincere in what he says and doesn't sugar coat things.

With that being said, he was texting me and leaving me voice mails moments after seeing this done live by Steve. As he said above, he is very familiar with the plot and thought he knew what was coming. The way he described it to me was very visual and knocked him on his ***. Aaron doesn't embellish and exaggerate and I could tell by the tone on my voice mails, he was just kicked in the head. I personally can't wait to see it.

Now I will go back to pouting and fuming that I had gone to work out and had my phone in my pocket of my shorts and somehow in moving it got turned off....otherwise, I could have been with him to see it. First time in who knows how long my phone was actually powered off, was the night Steve Haynes was on my alma mater's turf frying minds. Dammit!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Aug 11, 2009 09:06PM)
No worries Michael. Delong wasn't going to call you anyway. Seriously though, I talked to Aaron shortly after he witnessed this and he said it was awesome and looked great. (He also said, "Don't tell Dustman because he'll stalk me until I reveal the secret.")
Message: Posted by: Michael Dustman (Aug 11, 2009 10:37PM)
I swear roomie....you better sleep with one eye open at MAGIC Live........
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Aug 12, 2009 01:42PM)
I don't plan on sleeping....because you'll probably be standing in front of the mirror all night practicing Kenner's Super Fly and saying "did you see me flash" over and over and over again. So if you need me, I'll be at the poker machines with a nice cigar.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Aug 12, 2009 02:27PM)
Hmm, I'm definitely curious, can't wait to see it. Can it be done with different coloured bills? Canadian bills for example?
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 12, 2009 05:49PM)
Quote
Mr. Haynes - what kind of reactions/responses do you get when you hand them the bills?

Mr Hay,thanks for asking.
Handing out all the bills after the change is a wonderful moment and in fact there is a performance where you see the spectator gasp when the change happens and the same spectator gives a bigger gasp when the hand out happens.

Any time you can put things that have changed in the spectators hands,it is powerful and Handout gets this done in it's own unique way.

There is no doubt,that putting ALL the bills in the spectators hands has a powerful and emotional impact.


If you love the multi bill change, I feel you will enjoy performing HandOut500,especially when you hand all the bills out at the end and it also has the toy facter,so you will be playing with this for hours and hours and think you will find possibilities,only limited to your imagination.

Once you build the gimmick,you will find that you will be fooling yourself at moments,even after you have played with it for a good while.

It's as much fun to pratice,as it is to perform.

Steve

PS:Man,Ohio seems to be loaded with Magicians and hope to visit sometime just for fun.
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 12, 2009 10:24PM)
This sounds like a winner. Can't wait to see a demo.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Aug 13, 2009 01:51PM)
Like gdw asked, can this be performed with different coloured bills such as Canadian bills? And does the change happen at chest height or down at the waist?
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 13, 2009 07:18PM)
To GDW
I have done it with magazine strips and it works fine,so as long as the bills are the same size,colored bills should not be a problem.

Patrick
I perform this at waist level and also holding the bills streched way out to my side, with my hand tilted,so the spectators can get a clean view,which is shoulder level, so yes,it can be done at chest level,even though I don't teach it that way,any one will have no problen doing it that way,if they choose to do so.

Any one playing with this will see it is very user friendly(and forgiving)and I'm sure will come up with their own ideas.

Demo coming very very soon,so I'm hoping you folks will like it.

All the best,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 13, 2009 10:39PM)
This sounds great for table-hopping. I hope it is a fast re-set to perform again. Also seems like it a good way to get tips. One could make a script among the lines of "the other night a guy came by I was doing this trick(you are showing them a card trick" after it was over ( finish trick) he gave me the biggest tip I have ever gotten ( display bills to be 20's) then I put them in my wallet. When I got home I kept on looking at them in disbelief it was such s large tip. I suddenly realized that the ink on these bills were no regular ink (make the change to 1') those were bills made to look like 20's. That guy only gave me 5 bucks in tips. Hopefully that won't happen tonight. End of script. I just came up with it off the top off my head. Suits my presentation style.
Message: Posted by: Shodan (Aug 14, 2009 05:01AM)
Predictably, the demo looks awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUQPDH7uAE

Steve, in the clip with the first spectator, are you taking his wallet as insurance?
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Aug 14, 2009 07:27AM)
I'm ready!!!

Don
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 14, 2009 07:53AM)
Aw. So the bills (1 and 100) needs to be the same size? ***. So I can't perform it with Euro's! 10 euro bill to 20 euro bill would be a cool color change (red to blue) but the 20 is a little bigger :(
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Aug 14, 2009 08:17AM)
Cool idea to use the wallet to clean up

Steve, what's the re-set for walkround??

Chris
Message: Posted by: Bosco J. (Aug 14, 2009 08:22AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-14 06:01, Shodan wrote:
Predictably, the demo looks awesome:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUQPDH7uAE

Steve, in the clip with the first spectator, are you taking his wallet as insurance?
[/quote]

Looks great Steve! I'm guessing that spectator handed you his wallet wanting you to do the "same" to [i]his[/i] singles ;).

Bosco
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Aug 14, 2009 09:12AM)
This looks great. I mean, REALLY great. Steve, you've done it again!
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Aug 14, 2009 09:12AM)
It's definitely different from the other bill changes and looks twice as good! I like how the folds are also different, so that way, you can switch from this to extreme burn if someone requested to see it again (not like you'd want to anyway). :)
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (Aug 14, 2009 11:18AM)
It's no fun if someone doesn't complain. I thought it looks a little "movey" and not as natural as the standard Page gimmick. It is an odd way to fold the bills. It's great to hand out all the bills but not sure if anything can drag me away from EB. First impression
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Aug 14, 2009 11:36AM)
Love it, love it, love it. How much again? AND where can I get it.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 14, 2009 11:39AM)
Thanks everyone for your time.

Reset time is seconds.
The DVD has many handlings included that are very easy and direct,along with several changes.

The DVD cover says a bit also and you can find the demo,dvd inlay,demo and dare I say, pre order here, if you want to get this before anyone else

http://paulharrispresents.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/834152

oh thanks Mike! lol.

All the best,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 14, 2009 12:24PM)
Wil it work with these bills or not?

€ 10 - 127mm x 67mm
€ 20 - 133mm x 72mm
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Aug 14, 2009 01:01PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-14 13:24, Steven70s wrote:
Wil it work with these bills or not?

€ 10 - 127mm x 67mm
€ 20 - 133mm x 72mm
[/quote]

"HandOut500 uses same size bills,just like other multi bill changes,but would love to see that cookie cracked without taking away from the effect and being universal(always believe it is possible). "

There's your answer..
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 14, 2009 01:33PM)
***
Message: Posted by: Irishghost (Aug 14, 2009 09:41PM)
Get use the the name boys and girls! Steve Haynes!!!!!
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Aug 15, 2009 08:02AM)
Can you use this to turn paper into money? Since I live in Europe, this is pretty much useless to me.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Aug 15, 2009 10:58AM)
Sure you can turn paper into money. Steve already said that he did it with magazine strips.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 15, 2009 03:52PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-08 11:56, No Show the Magician wrote:
Why would you want to change them back? Reversing the magic is a huge let down. Let them see the 100's and examine them. Then let it sink in. Big magic bomb just dropped on their head. Booya!

I have done a version of Easy Money for years, but watching people get to handle the bills would be very satisfactory indeed. It just melts their minds. It isn't like watching the stage illusionist where you just sit back and enjoy the illusion. They get to touch the magic. SO MUCH STRONGER!!!

My opinion... for what its worth. And yes... I've seen the Handout 500, LIVE. It is beautiful!

Selling points for me:
-Handing out the bills
-Gimmick virtually invisible at all angles and unlike anything out there
-Show both front and back during the change
-The appearance of the bills is a true stack of 5 bills
-Did I mention handing out the bills?
-Steve is a sexy beast
-The bonus effect on the DVD is killer. Pros will get a lot of mileage out of it and realize that it is more than just what he shares.

All I can say is... get this DVD when it comes out. You will enjoy a wonderful lesson in creativity and magic.

Aaron DeLong
[/quote]


I cannot agree more with your assessment!

I have always had that voice in my head saying "Man, I really wish I could hand all these bills out".

I actually just started performing Prophet with 100's (I prefer it over EB,my taste), I have been performing it with 20's for the past year and a half, and believe me, I don't think there was one time that I performed the effect to where I did not say to myself "Man, I really wish I was able to hand all these bills out in the cleanest manner possible". I DO hand the bills out from time to time (depends who I'm performing for), in a very clever way, but I do not hand them out every time. With this effect, If it is as clean as the description says it is, I would be throwing the bills in there face!lol

I just like the fact that it takes some of the work-load off of me, the performer :) It also takes the "What Ifs" out of your mental (what if the grab, what if they ask, what if they heckle".

It's kinda like saying "what would you rather perform, the ONE levitation, or a levi to where you really float 3 inches of the ground without anything under you?"... The audience may not notice any difference between the 2, but you as the performer will.

I'm loving the sound of this already! :D
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 15, 2009 06:40PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-15 17:04, magicman4646 wrote:
Handing out 4/5 bills is good enough for me. And if my audience doesn't know the difference, there is no need to spend more money on another DVD, when I can stick with what I have. And it's not one of my top priorities to have someone steal my money by shoving it into their face.

All of these great comments are coming from friends of Steve. Aaron DeLong was even in the demo video.
[/quote]

That's funny, I don't know any of these guys and I'm diggin it!

I simply would prefer handing out 5 bills instead of 4, whats wrong with that? You don't have to be any-one's friend to agree with that.

Just remember, there where like 30 other easy-money effects thrown out there before Extreme Burn came out, and look how EB evolved Easy-money (and also made it easier to work with in certain aspects)?

There's nothing wrong with upping the anti, if someone feels they have more to contribute to an already existing method, then so be it, that's what were all here for, to evolve the art.

There's no reason to get an attitude here, we are here to help each-other, not whine and bring each-other down. If you don't like what you read then don't buy the effect, move on, no reason to go throwing out accusations that only friends of the creator are the only one's interested in this new method. It would much more respectful to simply say "I don't agree with you", how hard is that?

BTW, shoving money in some-one's face was a humorous exaggeration on my part, it was not meant to be taken literal.
Message: Posted by: Michael Dustman (Aug 15, 2009 08:07PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-15 17:04, magicman4646 wrote:
Handing out 4/5 bills is good enough for me. And if my audience doesn't know the difference, there is no need to spend more money on another DVD, when I can stick with what I have. And it's not one of my top priorities to have someone steal my money by shoving it into their face.

All of these great comments are coming from friends of Steve. Aaron DeLong was even in the demo video.
[/quote]

Ummmmm...don't know Steve, never met Steve, but of course, I guess that is the only reason I could compliment something......I must be friends with him.

Love that mentality.......well, back to the bright lights and streets of Vegas.
Message: Posted by: Irishghost (Aug 15, 2009 09:01PM)
I heard this effect fooled Chuck Norris!!!
Message: Posted by: Nico Zottos (Aug 15, 2009 11:55PM)
Looks like a demo is out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7XdIaXHD0#

It also looks like I am getting this!

Looks soooo amazing
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Aug 15, 2009 11:58PM)
...

[quote]
On 2009-08-14 06:01, Shodan wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUQPDH7uAE

[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Nico Zottos (Aug 16, 2009 12:08AM)
Sorry about that, I missed that post

:D
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 16, 2009 11:39AM)
At papercrane productions here is some of the details they put on their page:


http://www.papercranemagic.com/handout500.htm

• Gaff can be constructed out of any denominations and most foreign currencies.
• No palming or pulls
• Perform surrounded.
• Very easy to do.
• The flash change can happen in full view with no cover.
• Resets in seconds
• Carry the one’s in your wallet, pull them out, and you’re ready to change and hand out.

Bonus Effect: an ingenious signed card to wallet using a Hand Out 500 gimmick
Includes DVD and special materials for making the gimmick with your own bills.
Message: Posted by: No Show the Magician (Aug 16, 2009 01:02PM)
Hey Guys,

Yup. Magicman4646 is right. I am Steve Haynes' friend. I was in the demo video. They filmed me seeing the Handout 500 for the first time. It was a great moment for me and I'm glad they captured it.

I still say - even if I wasn't his friend and wasn't in the trailer - get this DVD. It rocks to be able to hand out the money.

Aaron
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 16, 2009 01:51PM)
Sounds great. Now I know I CAN use it to change papers to bills
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Aug 16, 2009 04:57PM)
Let's go
You know I don't like anticpation

I want it NOW!!!

LOL

Don
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 16, 2009 05:00PM)
So when does it comes out?
Message: Posted by: APC (Aug 16, 2009 05:05PM)
Wow this looks like a winner! Being able to hand out money really is a huge plus.
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Aug 16, 2009 06:03PM)
If you can turn paper into money with this one I will definately get this.Changing dollars into dollars never looked impressive to me,since the bills are somwhat similar.
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 16, 2009 06:38PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-16 17:57, magicman1 wrote:
Let's go
You know I don't like anticpation

I want it NOW!!!

LOL

Don
[/quote]

I'm almost sure I read it said late september although don't quote me on that one.
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Aug 16, 2009 07:34PM)
Was thinking about this effect today and here's a handling where it wouldn't matter if the guy you did ths for ran off "down the alley" with the hundreds or not!!

I'm thinking this would work as far as the gimmick/change...and not cost anyone $500!!!

get a hundred and make 5 copies...cut some blank paper the same size.

Show the blank papers and say how you wish you had some "real paper they make real money from!!"...then change the blank papers to copies of hundreds...and hand 'em out!!!

There'd be no worry about some geek running away with 'em and they'd think "Wow!!...if this was real "money paper"...these would be real hundreds!!!" And they could keep the "hundered copies"!!!

Just a thought that I guess would work with this??????

I get "magic ideas" waiting for the wife and kids in the car outside of Wal-Mart or Target!!
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 16, 2009 09:51PM)
I would not do any version in some locations, as someone who would be desperate enough to steal from you, could simply snatch them and run,no matter what version you do,as they know you got a lot of cash on you in either case and you could get rolled later on.

arrow23
Plain paper changing to cash is very visual and see some doing it this way.
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 16, 2009 11:12PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-16 20:34, TomBaker wrote:
Was thinking about this effect today and here's a handling where it wouldn't matter if the guy you did ths for ran off "down the alley" with the hundreds or not!!

I'm thinking this would work as far as the gimmick/change...and not cost anyone $500!!!

get a hundred and make 5 copies...cut some blank paper the same size.

Show the blank papers and say how you wish you had some "real paper they make real money from!!"...then change the blank papers to copies of hundreds...and hand 'em out!!!

There'd be no worry about some geek running away with 'em and they'd think "Wow!!...if this was real "money paper"...these would be real hundreds!!!" And they could keep the "hundered copies"!!!

Just a thought that I guess would work with this??????

I get "magic ideas" waiting for the wife and kids in the car outside of Wal-Mart or Target!!
[/quote]

Isn't copying money iilegal like placing a dollar bill in a scanner and making 5 copies for example? I remember reading a long time ago that if you want to make a "legal" copy of a dollar bill it has to be smaller or larger than the original bill or something like that.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 17, 2009 02:04AM)
WOW! Mr Demo got me dancing, literally!

My top 3 main effects that I hear most people talk about when they come up to me or mention to others are Prohibition, Prophet, and the self-levi.

I am so thrilled to see you can hand these out, I also love the spin on being able to see front and back while the change happens. I can't get over how clean this looks!

I have not been this pumped since I don't know when! I have my $100's in my Prophet gimmick ready to be torn apart, can't wait! :)

Just wish we where given a date or even month of release, the pain of anticipation KILLS!

Paul Harris sure knows how to pick em, I'll tell ya that!


Paul
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 17, 2009 02:21AM)
Sweet, the demo video has been posted. :)

Ahh $!*#(*, this is like the least visual of all the current multi-bill changes with the hand completely covering up all the action. Handing out the bills is pretty cool though.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 17, 2009 02:49AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-17 03:21, Doug Lippert wrote:
Sweet, the demo video has been posted. :)

Ahh $!*#(*, this is like the least visual of all the current multi-bill changes with the hand completely covering up all the action. Handing out the bills is pretty cool though.
[/quote]

Watch again, he does it without cover in one of the clips.

Simply jaw-dropping!
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 17, 2009 02:53AM)
Don't know how I missed that. Thanks for the correction Piz! :)
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Aug 17, 2009 06:40PM)
As far as my "copies" idea there...would it be legal to make a front and back copy of a hundred...then use a sharpie and put something like "this is NOT real money...FAKE!" or whatever on both sides of the copy...then make copies of that and rubber cement 'em together (so you'd have a front and back bill both "..FAKE...") and make up 5 of these.

Now the blank bill size papers could have the same "...NOT real..." lettering (and maybe your magic info also?) on them also.

So the lettering would "transpose" from the blank papers to the "FAKE" bills??

They sure could keep these!

Just a thought
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 17, 2009 07:23PM)
While working on this,i destroyed a lot of bills!
But what I used were million dollar bills,which you can find many types by googling and like Tom said,you could have your info on them and some places you can put your face on the bills also,so it boils down to what fits your personality,so blanks to millions,ones to millions,what ever!
I prefer to bust out the Benjamins,but that's just me :) .
Message: Posted by: Kakuna (Aug 18, 2009 07:00AM)
Finnally being able to hand out the money! Can it be done in other currency?
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 18, 2009 07:13AM)
Bills need to be the same size
Message: Posted by: gdw (Aug 18, 2009 03:20PM)
One of the benefits of having different coloured money, besides the obvious, like distinguishing between bills more easily, very helpful when drunk ;), is that it makes bill changes far more visual. No need to go from paper to money with Canadian bills.

The occasional gimmick can be made more difficult, like Greed, but with work you can eliminate any flashing of colours with the making of the gimmick.

But for an effect like this, bam, the change is so much more startling.
Message: Posted by: Dizzidiz (Aug 18, 2009 03:54PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-18 16:20, gdw wrote:
One of the benefits of having different coloured money, besides the obvious, like distinguishing between bills more easily, very helpful when drunk ;), is that it makes bill changes far more visual. No need to go from paper to money with Canadian bills.

The occasional gimmick can be made more difficult, like Greed, but with work you can eliminate any flashing of colours with the making of the gimmick.

But for an effect like this, bam, the change is so much more startling.
[/quote]
One of many reasons Canada is awesome! :P
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 19, 2009 04:42PM)
Any idea on a final price on this Steve?
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Aug 19, 2009 05:10PM)
Since there is a new kind of gimmick involved, the price could also be quite "new".
Message: Posted by: Newb2 (Aug 19, 2009 05:13PM)
Considering the pre-order price on Paul Harris Presents is $35, I would guess $35.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 19, 2009 05:15PM)
Piz
You can find all the info at paulharrispresents.com
You will be getting quite a bit in the pkg and feel we went the extra mile on the overall pkg.

A few very nice features that has not been mentioned here but is clearly outlined on the DVD is something I feel people will be very pleased to discover.

thanks to all for your interest and kind words,
sincerely,
Steve.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 19, 2009 06:14PM)
Thanks Steve, my Pre-Order in ASAP!!! :)

Can't wait for this one! :D
Message: Posted by: JamieD (Aug 19, 2009 06:50PM)
This looks absolutly top notch. I've never performed any bill changes only because, I didn't like the gimmickness of them and I've always thought that anything you cant hand out is a risk in a gig. This looks, sounds and is going to be wicked. My order is gonna be in shortly. Looks slick Steve.

Jamie Daws
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 19, 2009 07:10PM)
Same as Jamie.

Though I have to turn paper into money (euros), but that's fine
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 19, 2009 07:44PM)
The question is not so much "can I hand those bills out?" but "can I give them out as souverneers or use them in my next trick?".

Hint to the workers - have you seen the billion and trillion dollar bills? :D
Message: Posted by: Charlie Justice (Aug 19, 2009 07:48PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-19 20:44, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
The question is not so much "can I hand those bills out?" but "can I give them out as souverneers or use them in my next trick?".
Hint to the workers - have you seen the billion and trillion dollar bills? :D
[/quote]

I disagree. This routine answers the only question I've ever had for this type of an effect..."can they be handed out?".

As to playing with toy money... I don't think so. Real money is an important ingredient here.

peace, charlie
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 19, 2009 08:09PM)
Okay charlie,

after you hand out the real bills and at least one person has said out loud "they're real" what do you do to get the bills back?

-J
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 19, 2009 08:12PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-19 20:48, Charlie Justice wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-08-19 20:44, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
The question is not so much "can I hand those bills out?" but "can I give them out as souverneers or use them in my next trick?".
Hint to the workers - have you seen the billion and trillion dollar bills? :D
[/quote]

I disagree. This routine answers the only question I've ever had for this type of an effect..."can they be handed out?".

As to playing with toy money... I don't think so. Real money is an important ingredient here.

peace, charlie
[/quote]

Hi,

It can also depend on what you are going for depends on the presentation you will use for it. But I get your point of view as I agree also with that question "can they be handed out."
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 19, 2009 08:14PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-19 21:09, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Okay charlie,

after you hand out the real bills and at least one person has said out loud "they're real" what do you do to get the bills back?

-J
[/quote]

My answer:

For this next trick(after changing the bills and handing them out) I will need 5 100 dollar bills. (Make them vanish via your favorite method) :P.
Message: Posted by: JamieD (Aug 19, 2009 08:38PM)
Could help you get tips. Wait for them to check them. Snatched them of the spectator and make a funny line like... "Your very kind, that's the best tip I've had alnight" - "That's the paper, now get out the leather, I'm presuming that's what your wallet's made out of" - "If you give me five 100 dollar bill's, I can afford your wife tonight" or something of the sort. Hopefully, theyll get their bills out and ask you to do it with them. Then snatch those and run for your life!

Jamie Daws
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 19, 2009 10:33PM)
[quote]I disagree. This routine answers the only question I've ever had for this type of an effect..."can they be handed out?".

As to playing with toy money... I don't think so. Real money is an important ingredient here.

peace, charlie
[/quote]


EXACTLY my thoughts, well said Charlie!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 20, 2009 02:36AM)
Quick question I have not seen asked yet...

Any clothing requirements? Or a color code to abide by?
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 20, 2009 09:45AM)
No clothing restrictions.
Not sure I understand the second question.
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Aug 20, 2009 11:24AM)
I like the thought of putting $25 or $50 worth of gas in the car/truck...then show the ones or fakes/blanks to the cashier and say how "I used to try and pay for gas with these...but it works better if I change 'em!!"

They change to 5s or 10s (maybe 100s if you have a motorhome!?) and you give them the bills to "keep"...well...to pay for the gas!!

You could do this anytime you pay for something anywhere where the total is 5 bills with you getting some change back.

5 blanks to ones...ones to 5s...ones to 10s and on!!!

Would make buying stuff a fun magic performance every time you paid for something!!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 20, 2009 11:34AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 10:45, Steve Haynes wrote:
No clothing restrictions.
Not sure I understand the second question.
[/quote]

Yea, kinda obvious when you watch the demo, figured I throw it out there. Second question was related to cloths also, you answered.

Thanks Steve
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Aug 20, 2009 11:34AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 03:36, Piz wrote:
Quick question I have not seen asked yet...

Any clothing requirements? Or a color code to abide by?
[/quote]

hopefully it's not a modified sanada or anything of that nature, that would be a deal breaker for me
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 20, 2009 02:17PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 12:24, TomBaker wrote:
I like the thought of putting $25 or $50 worth of gas in the car/truck...then show the ones or fakes/blanks to the cashier and say how "I used to try and pay for gas with these...but it works better if I change 'em!!"

They change to 5s or 10s (maybe 100s if you have a motorhome!?) and you give them the bills to "keep"...well...to pay for the gas!!

You could do this anytime you pay for something anywhere where the total is 5 bills with you getting some change back.

5 blanks to ones...ones to 5s...ones to 10s and on!!!

Would make buying stuff a fun magic performance every time you paid for something!!
[/quote]

Haha, that's very nice indeed.

I did use to use my Raven to pick up my change from the cashiers hand.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 20, 2009 03:42PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 12:24, TomBaker wrote:...
You could do this anytime you pay for something anywhere where the total is 5 bills with you getting some change back....
Would make buying stuff a fun magic performance every time you paid for something!!
[/quote]

Bingo. Take out five strips of paper - tell them to see five (whatevers) and hand them the bills.
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Aug 20, 2009 04:32PM)
Can you borrow five $1 bills and then use the gimmick to convert it?

I've got 3D cash, EB, Pimpin, million dollar deck, and Ca$h box. Great addition to my multi-bill change collection.

I'm pre-ordering this NOW.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Aug 20, 2009 04:52PM)
Just ordered..
Here yet??

Don
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Aug 20, 2009 06:15PM)
Anyone seen the movie Push? You could talk about Shifters, and shift the ones into hundreds with the method that Steve showed in the demo where he just "twitched" the bills and they changed or the method where he flicks the bills.
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 20, 2009 06:27PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 19:15, PatrickGregoire wrote:
Anyone seen the movie Push? You could talk about Shifters, and shift the ones into hundreds with the method that Steve showed in the demo where he just "twitched" the bills and they changed or the method where he flicks the bills.
[/quote]

That movie was really bad. But nice idea. :D.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 20, 2009 06:36PM)
^^^THANKS!!!

My fiance rented that movie last week, we forgot to watch it so we figured we'll watch it this coming weekend. Taking it BACK! We have a Diamond account, FREE rentals, no worries!


BTW, just Pre-Ordered this along with Titans Finger :D
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 20, 2009 06:40PM)
Congratulations Piz :D (When you say 'Piz' in my country you mean urine :P)

So, is there a release date set for this? I can't find it?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 20, 2009 06:43PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 19:40, Steven70s wrote:
Congratulations Piz :D (When you say 'Piz' in my country you mean urine :P)

So, is there a release date set for this? I can't find it?
[/quote]

O'thanks! Nice to know Im nothing but a urine stain in your Country :hmm:
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 20, 2009 07:00PM)
Haha, well, if you ever got a show at The Netherlands, use another name! :D
("Hello, I'm Piz and tonigh..." *Laughter*)

But no release date I understand?
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Aug 20, 2009 07:07PM)
I got my DVD/gimmick. It's awesome!
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 20, 2009 07:12PM)
What the hell? How did you get it?
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Aug 20, 2009 07:14PM)
I'm kidding.
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 20, 2009 07:23PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 19:36, Piz wrote:
^^^THANKS!!!

My fiance rented that movie last week, we forgot to watch it so we figured we'll watch it this coming weekend. Taking it BACK! We have a Diamond account, FREE rentals, no worries!


BTW, just Pre-Ordered this along with Titans Finger :D
[/quote]

Unless your into weird movies this won't be your cup fo tea. Who knows maybe you'll like it. hehe

Ricky
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Aug 20, 2009 09:55PM)
I liked it. It's just a really different approach to what people are used to. They probably go in thinking it'll be an action movie, but it's not really that. It's an interesting movie. Very well thought out.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 22, 2009 08:54AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-20 12:24, TomBaker wrote:
I like the thought of putting $25 or $50 worth of gas in the car/truck...then show the ones or fakes/blanks to the cashier and say how "I used to try and pay for gas with these...but it works better if I change 'em!!"

They change to 5s or 10s (maybe 100s if you have a motorhome!?) and you give them the bills to "keep"...well...to pay for the gas!!

You could do this anytime you pay for something anywhere where the total is 5 bills with you getting some change back.

5 blanks to ones...ones to 5s...ones to 10s and on!!!

Would make buying stuff a fun magic performance every time you paid for something!!
[/quote]


Very nice idea tom!
Iwas gonna hold off on sharing this feature,but I think folks will also like the cost of making the gimmick,as it frees up quite a bit of cash,without having to destroy the gimmick!

Also 500 has a unique converting process so you can change the denomination of the change super fast.
I feel people will not be taking it apart for extra cash,just to have to go through the whole rebuilding process again when they can afford it and would make Toms idea very practical because of the unique converting teqnique.
Piz sent me a pm asking about the cost and at the time I asked him not to mention that feature,but changed my mind so all would know.

All the best,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 22, 2009 10:06AM)
HUGE PLUS Steve! Being able to make this with 5 hundreds instead of the 6 that every-other easy money effects requires (in-order to show 5 bills of each during the effect) , def has its rewards, and already rewarded me!

I took my Prophet Gimmick apart which had 6 hundred within, and was able to spend one of the hundreds as I only need 5 for this effect! :D

And guess what I purchased with that $100??? You guessed it :bg: I pre-ordered this effect and Titans Finger, with $30 to spare! So, I pretty much am getting this effect and Titans effect for FREE as far as I'm concerned , as I would have NEVER took apart or spent any off them hundreds if not for HandOut 500 :)

As long as this effect plays as described and as shown in the demo I will be one happy Pizster! :)


BTW Steve, any updates on the progress of estimated release?
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 22, 2009 10:21AM)
It does Piz and many extra handlings included and feel everyone will have their favorite handling.
The change,display and hand out flows smoothly and naturally.

I feel mid september is a good estimate Piz,but please don't hold me to it,but I do know everyrthing is moving very smoothly and I see september as being the month.
Just wanna be careful and make sure everything is top notch.
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Aug 22, 2009 12:21PM)
Wow!! THANKS Steve for liking my idea!!!

Just the thought of doing this whenever you buy something that takes 5 bills is a FUN thought!!

I was thinking there's no way the gimmick can be "hidden" somehow in the bills you hand out (or pay with, since you wouldn't be gettting them back))...but your post answered that!!

This is a MUST have for me!
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Aug 23, 2009 02:56PM)
I wonder if we can have the bills in our back pocket. (So if we sit on the wallet the gimmick won't get ruined?)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 23, 2009 04:03PM)
I carry it in my hip wallet and my front pant pocket(casual).
It would be pretty hard to damage the gimmick and if you want to carry it in your hip wallet all the time,it will be safe and sound!
S
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 26, 2009 01:24PM)
How durable is the gimmick Steve?

Is it something to where we will have to buy another if it wears, or is it something like Easy-Money that once you know the method your set for life?

Also, will we have to construct "something" with the gimmick upon receiving this (how long to construct if so), or do we just set the gimmick and it does the rest?


Thanks My Friend :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: AlluTallu (Aug 26, 2009 02:52PM)
I just ran completely out of money. Pre-ordered this, Strip and Titan's finger. I don't even have enough money for the gimmick any more :S I hope these are worth it!

-Aleksi
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 26, 2009 05:18PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-26 15:52, AlluTallu wrote:
I just ran completely out of money. Pre-ordered this, Strip and Titan's finger. I don't even have enough money for the gimmick any more :S I hope these are worth it!

-Aleksi
[/quote]

That's kind of funny.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Aug 26, 2009 06:00PM)
I want it NOW!!


Don
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Aug 27, 2009 12:58PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-26 14:24, Piz wrote:
How durable is the gimmick Steve?

Is it something to where we will have to buy another if it wears, or is it something like Easy-Money that once you know the method your set for life?

Also, will we have to construct "something" with the gimmick upon receiving this (how long to construct if so), or do we just set the gimmick and it does the rest?


Thanks My Friend :)


Paul
[/quote]
Hi Paul
The gimmick is very user friendly and will last as long as other versions.
You will receive the special things needed to construct your gimmick and see no problem with this lasting for a looooong time.

Since special items are supplied,i guess if you misplaced the items then under those conditions,the special items would need to be replaced,but I just don't see that being a problem(i would hate for you to misplace your Prophet set up)lol

Buy the way, anyone that likes changing blank paper to bills,the good news is you can build the gimmick for ones,fives,tens,tweenties,fifties or hundreds and the cost to build that gimmick is...ZERO !!!

So buy a cup of java,pull out the blanks,CHANGE to five ones and give the bills to your server and say keep the change and when they come to their senses,you have vanished!

Best,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 27, 2009 02:20PM)
Haha, sounds great! especially the zero costs for blanks part! :D

Too bad we don't have 1 Euro bills here in Europe, minimum is 5 Euro
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Aug 27, 2009 03:15PM)
Want it NOW!!!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 27, 2009 03:29PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-22 11:21, Steve Haynes wrote:
It does Piz and many extra handlings included and feel everyone will have their favorite handling.
The change,display and hand out flows smoothly and naturally.

I feel mid september is a good estimate Piz,but please don't hold me to it,but I do know everyrthing is moving very smoothly and I see september as being the month.
Just wanna be careful and make sure everything is top notch.
[/quote]



For some odd reason my smaller then average brain (lol) never registered this post!


Are you saying there are other ways to count the bills? If so I'm a little mind boggled that these variations where not presented in the demo?


BTW thanks for the quick response Steve, I'm liking it man :)


Steven70s: Have you reserved your copy yet? Just asking as you sound as excited as I am about this ;) I just love the bill change, something about money gets that little extra WOW out of people then the average effect, especially when the money goes from being just enough to buy a burger, to being enough to buy a decent sized diamond ring within the blink of an eye! :)

P.S. I wish we can reach "magicman1's" excitement, but I believe that's humanly impossible at this point!lol I don't even have to ask if he Pre-ordered!!haha


Thanks
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Aug 27, 2009 04:01PM)
@ Urin.. Ahum, Piz:

No, haven't reserved one (out of spend-to-magic-money, need Handout 500 :( ) but I will absolutely pick this one up! This will be my first bill change effect :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 27, 2009 04:08PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-27 17:01, Steven70s wrote:
@ Urin.. Ahum, Piz:[/quote]

Are you bringing up that I'm a urine stain in your country again?!

Your starting to Piz me off! :angry: lol!
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Sep 1, 2009 05:59PM)
Any up date on this release yet?

Thanks

Don
Message: Posted by: Irishghost (Sep 1, 2009 07:19PM)
Anything from Haynes is gold!!! Not to mention he has a genuine love for the art!!!
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 1, 2009 11:18PM)
Been pretty busy folks,but wanted to let everyone know I have received the kit that will be supplied with HandOut500 and tested everything,to make sure there were no mistakes and I'm happy to report,it's perfect!

Now all that is needed is replication/packaging.

Will update asap.

Steve
Message: Posted by: AlluTallu (Sep 2, 2009 08:17AM)
Thanks for updating :)! I hope it's released soon!

-Aleksi
Message: Posted by: hunty (Sep 2, 2009 11:40AM)
Hi Steve,

I've read the whole topic - but apologies if I've missed this BUT...

Would this effect be possible with UK notes (i.e. Notes of different sizes?)

IGNORE ME:
To GDW
I have done it with magazine strips and it works fine,so as long as the bills are the same size,colored bills should not be a problem.

I've just seen this :/

It's almost worth me getting to I can figure out if it would be possible... Hmmm... I need to think a little more before purchasing. Still loving the effect though :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 2, 2009 11:56AM)
^^^Keep on keepin on my friend! :)

I thought about how this can be done for weeks now and still can't come up with a rational explanation! I'm giving up until I receive this, my brain hurts! :fruity:


Steve: I say screw the packaging, just send me yours and we'll call it a day! :bg:
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Sep 2, 2009 02:25PM)
Good one Piz..I'm going into withdrawals myself

Don
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 5, 2009 11:04PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-02 12:56, Piz wrote:


Steve: I say screw the packaging, just send me yours and we'll call it a day! :bg:
[/quote]

Stll thinkin that one over Piz. ;)

I hope the bonus effect makes you folks smile,as it is a very direct,deceptive and powerful effect and you also get everything you need for it also.

No expense was spared on HandOut500, in an effort to deliver the very best possible,in effect(s) and value.

See you soon,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Irishghost (Sep 9, 2009 08:01PM)
Can't wait for this release! This is big! Some think it is not a big deal to hand out all the bills but I for one think it is! If you hand out only three bills specs suspect the other two you don't hand out, it's human nature! What a break through!
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Sep 9, 2009 10:59PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-09 21:01, Irishghost wrote:
If you hand out only three bills specs suspect the other two you don't hand out, it's human nature! What a break through!
[/quote]

Why would you hand out 3 bills? Let the spectator(s) just examine one of the bills- if at all. Here it comes..





Almost there..








Okay, here it is..









"Don't run if you're not being chased." -Al Baker
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 9, 2009 11:11PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-09 21:01, Irishghost wrote:
Can't wait for this release! This is big! Some think it is not a big deal to hand out all the bills but I for one think it is! If you hand out only three bills specs suspect the other two you don't hand out, it's human nature! What a break through!
[/quote]


I'm with ya Irish!!!


I still don't get it when some say it's not that big of a deal? The point is you end clean (atleast it truly appears that way), who does not want to end clean??? This is the evolutionary step in the bill change that I've been desperately waiting for! Whether you hand the bills out or not, you end CLEAN!!!

Whether handing them out or not, I'm just excited about being able to handle the bills in a much cleaner fashion then I've previously been able to.

Me personally, I will be handing out the bills to those I feel comfortable doing so with, always use your commonsense and character judgement when doing anything like handing out cash, mine has yet to let me down.

If you feel your a bad judge of character and/or lack commonsense, then just hand the bills out to folks you know. If you don't know them, then just hand the bills out to fat people, that way you know you will be able to catch-up to them if they try to run!lol

(no offense to ya bigger folks, it was a joke :) )
Message: Posted by: HusssKarson (Sep 10, 2009 05:17AM)
This looks like a great effect. I bought Cash Out by Will Tsai and totally love it to my bone. Had so much fun with it. I see a lot of potential to add Handout 500 to routine a killer mini act! Will pick this up VERY soon...
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 10, 2009 03:28PM)
Handing a couple of bills out,using the Easy Money gimmick is what some like to do and Greg Wilson covered the idea on Hundy 500,but to me,there is no need to use it and as Al Baker said...
The idea was used before any effect happened and think if you take and count out several bills,the spectator has no reason to doubt anything,but after they change and you get that great reaction and the spec enters the how did he do that stage,the only solution that comes to their mind is trick bills.
still a wonderful effect,buti think it's just as important to know when you are being chased as knowing when your not.
The multi bill change is pure eye candy and putting the bills in the specs hands just after the change enhances that moment even further and kills that nasty thought their about to have,before it is even born.
As Piz said,you don't have to hand them out and you still have the same effect with no bulk and a huge savings on what you have invested in your gimmick,but I hand the bills out for the reasons mentioned.
I try to eliminate any solutions a spectator may come up with in all the effects I perform
And as pretty as Easy Money is,I never used it on a regular basis,because of the spectators thought processes that may follow.
Handout500 stands on it's own merits.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Sep 10, 2009 04:30PM)
I'm going into withdrawals waiting for this!!!


Is there a 12 step program I can join?

Don
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 12, 2009 02:43AM)
Well, there's only 18 days left in September, is this still on track for a release within the next 18 days?


Thanks Steve
Message: Posted by: Shodan (Sep 12, 2009 04:14AM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-10 16:28, Steve Haynes wrote:
it's just as important to know when you are being chased as knowing when your not.
[/quote]

Quoted for truth.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 14, 2009 03:56AM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-12 03:43, Piz wrote:
Well, there's only 18 days left in September, is this still on track for a release within the next 18 days?


Thanks Steve
[/quote]


Great question Piz!!! :D
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 14, 2009 08:16PM)
Should have an update in the next 24 hours, just waiting on a little info myself.
Steve
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 14, 2009 08:36PM)
Lol Thanks Steve! In no rush here my brethren, just withdrawals :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 17, 2009 07:45PM)
Ok folks,a few disc are being shipped out to us as a safety measure to insure no glitches in the DVD and are the same quality as we sent.
Once checked,everything will be packaged and ready.

Looks like late september is pretty dang solid and unless the DVD has a glitch(rare),i see no reason why this would be more than two weeks away.

Either way,this is just around the corner and were at the home stretch.

:cheers: to everyone involved in this project.
Steve
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 17, 2009 08:19PM)
Sounds great Steve! Let us know when you receive the Disc's :)


Thanks


Paul
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Sep 17, 2009 09:41PM)
YEA!!!!

Don
Message: Posted by: Potty the Pirate (Sep 18, 2009 01:34AM)
This looks awesome! I can't wait to read some reviews, the change does look super-clean. Almost certain to add this one to my walkabout repertoire. I'd like to point out though, that it's always been possible to hand out ALL the bills, if you construct your gimmick a certain way. I prefer to use 4 bills, as it keeps the thickness down. I simply p**m the lottery tickets/original bills out, as I hand the real notes to the spectator. However, this method does mean a trickier re-set, and you need to regularly re-apply two spots of glue to enable the gimmick to adhere at the start of the effect.
Doug :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 18, 2009 03:48AM)
^^^ I hope Steve's clean up isn't that difficult :dizzy:
Message: Posted by: Potty the Pirate (Sep 18, 2009 08:36AM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-18 04:48, Piz wrote:
^^^ I hope Steve's clean up isn't that difficult :dizzy:
[/quote]
Me too, this was a move that I could do if the specs demanded to see the money. Handout 500 appears to be a rather different method, although I think there may be a bit of easy "sleight of hand" involved.
:)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 18, 2009 02:47PM)
Features built in the gimmick that will be a surprise to everyone will do so much in many ways,from the changes,displays,no bulk and the hand out.
The gimmick is designed with all the important points in mind.
S
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Sep 18, 2009 02:53PM)
Stop teasing and send

LOL


Don
Message: Posted by: Tim Trono (Sep 18, 2009 04:28PM)
Steve and I discussed this great item at length months ago. I just had a chance to watch a draft disk and man oh man is this good. The DVD goes into incredible detail. The handlings are superb. When you change the bills and immediately hand them out it just knocks them down. Steve also includes a really wonderful signed card to normal wallet that is superb both in effect and method. Once this hits the market people will LOVE this DVD. Great job by Steve, Paper Crane (production), Paul Harris, etc.

Tim Trono
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Sep 18, 2009 05:25PM)
Still with the teasing are we....

Don
Message: Posted by: ofrmagic (Sep 19, 2009 02:51AM)
This look great every time I think this effect can't get any better somebody like steve top it off good job steve
Message: Posted by: Piz (Sep 19, 2009 03:03AM)
^^^ I feel ya!!! I can't stop watching the Demo!lol Very anticipated indeed (sounds bad, like constipated, but that's kinda how I'm feeling waiting for this!lol)! :)



BTW, as with other effects I have purchased, I will be posting a "Video" of me performing this live for spectators, and that's a PROMISE!!! I really love doing these vids, and really look forward getting started for this one! :)


I just purchased a new Camera ( $350, with HD Video that should be showing up sometime this week) which will allow me to pause record, and also edit & trim within camera, so expect more then just one performance from me! :) I purchased this Cam spicifically to throw magi vids on the web, and only the BEST (as they will also be going on my Promo page for Job purposes )! I can't wait to start, just waiting on Steve and Paul~! ;)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 19, 2009 10:43AM)
Thanks Piz,I can't wait to see your video,as I know it will be stellar taking your experience into account.
A real worker in the trenches means a lot.
Thanks again.
Steve
Message: Posted by: Bungee (Sep 19, 2009 12:55PM)
Just pre-ordered. Looks nice!! Any update on when it is shipping?
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Sep 21, 2009 11:30AM)
There's four gas stations in town here...was thinking the other day (while getting gas) that if I wanted to put $20 worth in the car...I could set this up and perform it four times (change 5 fake paper "bills" to real ones!!), once at each station!!

Then there's the Drug store...the super market...the Wal-Mart...

Definity GOT to get this as soon as it's ready!!!
Message: Posted by: rnaviaux (Sep 22, 2009 07:39PM)
Great looking effect. How do you get the bills back?

If I was doing "street magic" which I don't I wouldn't hand out bills to strangers.

If I was doing a show I wouldn't hand them out as getting them back could introduce an uncontrolled element into the show that could disrupt the flow of the performance.

I saw this happen once at the castle. Fairly awkward until the person was forced by the boyfriend/husband to return said item.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 22, 2009 08:19PM)
R* that's the question I started asking about this trick long ago. My solutions involve taking bill size slips of paper to make coupons or tickets or just blanks rather than being left as most are - giggling as they flash a lot of money before folks who really could do with that money and it just gets worse when you hand out the bills as you noted. The nice thing about this latest handling is you are left with bills that are clean so you could change a five into four ones and four quarters to go into your coin assembly.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Sep 23, 2009 06:09PM)
Paul Harris website update

Thanks to all for your patience in waiting for the new releases. Here's the best information available on when these new effects will be ready to ship. Keep in mind that just about anything can cause a delay ... but we're doing everything possible to keep things on track.


HAND OUT 500 (Steve Haynes)

All the props and the finished DVD are at the replicators. We are waiting to receive a final "check disk" (to make sure the new DVD's have been properly made.) And then we'll be ready to ship. Should be in the mail to you ten to fifteen days from today. Almost very soon.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Sep 23, 2009 06:46PM)
Thanks Jean,I was just going to make the same post.
That info is based on ordering from paulharris presents and other dealers will have it at a little later date.
Steve
Message: Posted by: actorscotty (Sep 24, 2009 10:51AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-07 22:58, gdw wrote:
"fits my patter" doesn't change the fact that it is anticlimactic and makes no sense. Now, if you started with hundreds, then changing them back makes sense.
[/quote]
-------------------
that is of course an opinion, heres another, My patter is about how they have changed the look of most bills except the ones, I go to talk about how the new bills look like play money and if that's the case why don't they just make million dollar bills, then the change is to million dollar bills, and finally I say , of course there is no suck thing as a million dollar bill and change them back,,, etc
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 24, 2009 03:17PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-24 11:51, actorscotty wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-08-07 22:58, gdw wrote:
"fits my patter" doesn't change the fact that it is anticlimactic and makes no sense. Now, if you started with hundreds, then changing them back makes sense.
[/quote]
-------------------
that is of course an opinion, heres another, My patter is about how they have changed the look of most bills except the ones, I go to talk about how the new bills look like play money and if that's the case why don't they just make million dollar bills, then the change is to million dollar bills, and finally I say , of course there is no suck thing as a million dollar bill and change them back,,, etc
[/quote]

Borrow the ones - or all but a few from the group as you play "who wants to be a millionaire"
this way it's a win/win whether they give back the million dollar bill or no.
think about your routines from audience perspective.

:)
Message: Posted by: APC (Sep 24, 2009 08:14PM)
I like that idea Jonathon! You can give away a souvenir if you want (and get a little tip) or switch it back.
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Sep 29, 2009 07:15AM)
I just preordered, hope this is shipping soon.
Message: Posted by: Tennispro (Sep 29, 2009 11:20AM)
Does anyone here actually have this yet? I do Extreme Burn all the time, but handing out the bills sounds nice but not necessarily needed. Its the impact of seeing the bills change in the blinking of an eye that makes any bill change special. I be curious how this compares with Extreme Burn in its handling and would like to see a review from someone who has both.
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Sep 29, 2009 11:40AM)
It still has pre-order status,so no one should have it yet.I am getting pretty excited.Any updates would be highly appreciated, Steve?
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Sep 29, 2009 01:02PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-29 12:40, arrow23 wrote:
It still has pre-order status,so no one should have it yet.I am getting pretty excited.Any updates would be highly appreciated, Steve?
[/quote]

Paul Harris website update

Thanks to all for your patience in waiting for the new releases. Here's the best information available on when these new effects will be ready to ship. Keep in mind that just about anything can cause a delay ... but we're doing everything possible to keep things on track.


HAND OUT 500 (Steve Haynes)

All the props and the finished DVD are at the replicators. We are waiting to receive a final "check disk" (to make sure the new DVD's have been properly made.) And then we'll be ready to ship. Should be in the mail to you ten to fifteen days from today. Almost very soon.
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Sep 29, 2009 01:53PM)
Ok, I get it.Thanks anyways.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 1, 2009 12:46AM)
Check disc is approved folks so this is only days away if you pre ordered at paulharrispresents.com !


Any one getting this that has any questions after you get it,feel free to pm me and I will help as much as humanly possible.
All the best,
S
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 1, 2009 01:38AM)
What a coincidence Steve, I was just coming here to the Café to post about your effect! :)

Just watched the YouTube vid (again) probably another 20 times or so and I have never been so stumped other then a few! "One Levi", "Prohibition", and "Captured" have done this to me, but never a CASH effect (Titans Finger, but that is just ridiculous, in a good way)!

Really REALLY looking forward to this one! Can't wait my man!

BTW Steve; you said the Disc are approved, so now it's going to the replicator then packaging? and that should be another 2 weeks before shipping? correct? This wait is killin me brother!lol


Thanks Steve, you made my night (and week) my friend! :D


Take Care

Paul
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Oct 1, 2009 02:39AM)
Another 2 weeks? He just said its only days away.Man I hope you`re wrong Piz.I am with you man.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 1, 2009 01:01PM)
The master disc is already at the replicater,we just had them cut a couple of disc from the master and had them shipped to us to insure no problem arose from duplication.
Now that the disc has been approved,the replication process is next and then all the supplies will be packaged by hand. The company does a lot of work for many people,so
Depending on how soon they get to handout500 dictates whether this is out in
Six business days or two weeks(just spoke to the replicator) .
So the good news is everything from the disc to all the things supplied have been gone over with a fine tooth comb to insure it's everthing it suppose to be.

Sometimes people ask that you not look at the supplies until you view the DVD,but I want you to look at the supplies first,as it will make you even more curious of what is to come.
A little late,but I can sleap better knowing you have everything in perfect working order and that's very important to everyone involved,especially all of you.

Will update asap.
S
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Oct 1, 2009 02:13PM)
I did my pre-order yesterday. I only wish that there was a faster shipping available. This one has me scratching my head? I have prophet but handing out all the bills at the end? Now that is bugging me;)
Send it to me as fast as the bill change.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Irishghost (Oct 3, 2009 11:24AM)
Finally!!!
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Oct 4, 2009 07:38AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-03 12:24, Irishghost wrote:
Finally!!!
[/quote]

What do you mean?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 5, 2009 10:03AM)
[quote]On 2009-10-01 14:01, Steve Haynes wrote:
Now that the disc has been approved,the replication process is next and then all the supplies will be packaged by hand.[/quote]

Screw the packaging by hand, taking up to much time! Ship my s**t in a Walmart bag, I can care less at this point! :bg:


IT'S DONE, SHIP IT AlREADY!!!ARRRR lol



Paul
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 5, 2009 10:36AM)
LOL Paul..
I agree!!!

Don
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 5, 2009 08:17PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-05 11:03, Piz wrote:
Ship my s**t in a Walmart bag
[/quote]

LMFAO
Message: Posted by: Badger (Oct 6, 2009 12:24PM)
This is going to be so cool...i cant wait to get it!!!
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Oct 7, 2009 05:45AM)
Ok, I need to stop checking the Café like every two hours, this is getting sad. Godspeed Steve! I cannot wait any longer!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 9, 2009 10:46PM)
N-E-one have a good comeback to when the spec ask "Make my one's into $100"??? I really never had a good comeback for that, I always just use my humor and move on to the next effect.

Brainstorm :)
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Oct 9, 2009 10:58PM)
I tell them I charge $99 and leave it at that lol, usually works!
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Oct 10, 2009 12:04AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-09 23:46, Piz wrote:
N-E-one have a good comeback to when the spec ask "Make my one's into $100"??? I really never had a good comeback for that, I always just use my humor and move on to the next effect.

Brainstorm :)
[/quote]

You can just do the classic bill switch using a TT with a $100 inside. If you can afford it, just give them the $100 to keep.
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Oct 10, 2009 01:09AM)
Ummmm, he asked for a comeback, not how to give $100 away lol
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 10, 2009 08:06AM)
^^^ lol true that my brother! Thanks anyway Doug appreciate the response :) and if you really are throwing money out there like that I have a TON of singles you can impress me with! :bg:


I like what lunatik said about charging $99, I see that one getting some laughs :D Thanks man!


Anymore Comebacks, one-liners, would appreciate to here em :)
Message: Posted by: Munseys_Magic (Oct 10, 2009 12:25PM)
You could always say that you never repeat a trick.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 10, 2009 01:15PM)
^^^ Some magicians like to use the word "Trick", others don't. I'm one of the others.

At my gigs I have people calling me Satan and Lucifer on a constant basis, meaning I have them believing that what they are seeing is really whats happening. I personally would never mention the word "trick" after an illusion, that would blow my cover! :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 10, 2009 04:04PM)
Who wants to win a handout blanks to millions gimmick?
I will build this myself ready to go with the millions included!
Everyone that pre orders this from PH presents has a chance to win and if I was selling these it would cost quite a bit considering everything needed and the time involved.
So to be as fair as possible I want everyone who wants to play to pm me proof of their pre order.
Then by tuesday you will get a pm from me but your not allowed to open it( titled contest).
As soon as you get that pm come back here for instructions to post your guess but still DO NOT OPEN the contest pm that I have sent.
That way I have time to make sure you have posted your guess before you viewed the pm,which has the answer.
This is something for all the Café members that pre-order from PH presents and is easy to verify on my end.
Hope this is clear,
S
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 10, 2009 11:07PM)
I sent mine Steve, let me know if that's enough info. I ordered HandOut and Titans finger on same confirmation #.

Im lovin the contest, THANKS STEVE! :)
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Oct 10, 2009 11:09PM)
Tonite I just re-built my Hundy500. I'll wait for the reviews to see whether or not I disassemble my Hundy and build a Handout
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 10, 2009 11:15PM)
Piz
Your good to go!
Contest ends tuesday at midnight.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 10, 2009 11:31PM)
Thanks Steve! I just sent ya the actual reciept before seeing this :)
Message: Posted by: gamma105 (Oct 11, 2009 01:38AM)
Sent my info! I love contests! except that I never win lol
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 11, 2009 02:45AM)
If I was to build a large batch of these and sell them it would cost more than the DVD with supplies!
Considering the specialblank paper that is designed to last,the million dollar bills,the handout 500 gimmicks,the build time and shipping expense would be the reason.
This will be sent to the winner ready to go,so all you have to do is watch the DVD and play along.
Remember the rules,as I want to make this as bullet proof fair and random as possible.
Talk soon,
Steve
Message: Posted by: soccerb983 (Oct 11, 2009 09:53AM)
Steve, just pm'd you my proof of pre order! I'm looking forward to this.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 11, 2009 02:13PM)
Something that you may like about the change,is let's say you show five ones and you change them to a 5-10-20-50-100.
What's nice about that is the contrast of all the bills and also,since you put a small fold in the bills so they can see the fronts AND backs when the change happens,they are viewing the top bill and the bottom bill,so if you do it with the bills mentioned,they will see the face bill change to say a five and the bottom bill to a hundred at the same instant,then spread showing the other denominations.
Also,if you like,you can have your unit set up for a four bill change if you desire.
Just a few tidbits,
Steve
Message: Posted by: bugjack (Oct 11, 2009 02:23PM)
What's the latest on date of release?
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 11, 2009 02:33PM)
I spoke to Paul thursday and he said they should be shipping no later than next weekend and the replication and packaging starts early next week.
took a little time for the company to get to our order as it is a busy time of the year for them.
Hope that helps,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Exitmat (Oct 11, 2009 03:23PM)
Hey, Steve.

The effect looks beautiful, man. I'm really on the fence. The only thing I'm wondering about is the practicality and the pocket space. Is this something where you have a pully running around your waist, a magnet in your shoe, a whole in your pocket, 15 different bills on you, three gimmicked wallets, etc. I'm exaggerating of course, but you get the idea. In other words, how much is this going to affect the management of what I already carry and perform?

Thanks, man.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 11, 2009 03:56PM)
Exitmat
No special hookups at all and takes up less space than Easy Money and is one of the features of HandOut.
Based on your question,I feel you will find this very practical and managable.
Good question!
Steve
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 11, 2009 07:15PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-11 00:31, Piz wrote:
Thanks Steve! I just sent ya the actual reciept before seeing this :)
[/quote]

Piz
If you win I'm going to package this in a very special way,just for you! ;)
Steve
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Oct 11, 2009 07:21PM)
Steve I guess I'm not eligible for the contest?:p
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 11, 2009 07:45PM)
Got my confirmation ok steve?

Don
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 11, 2009 07:48PM)
The contest is for members of the Café that order from PH presents before wednesday.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 11, 2009 07:51PM)
Thanks Don and good luck!
S
Message: Posted by: Exitmat (Oct 11, 2009 09:25PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-11 16:56, Steve Haynes wrote:
Exitmat
No special hookups at all and takes up less space than Easy Money and is one of the features of HandOut.
Based on your question,I feel you will find this very practical and managable.
Good question!
Steve
[/quote]

Thanks for the reply, Steve. I took the plunge and ordered. Looking forward to it, man!
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 13, 2009 10:38AM)
Good morning Mr. Hayes
Couldn't resist this one. It looks great. I sent you a PM yesterday with the order
info.
John Kardel
Message: Posted by: gamma105 (Oct 13, 2009 12:20PM)
Hey Steve, did my confirmation go through? thanks

steve
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 13, 2009 12:57PM)
JPK and gamma105
got your info
Good luck to everyone!
S
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 13, 2009 01:17PM)
Where's my PM Steve so I can peek at the answser and WIN?!!! :bg:


You said PM goes out Tuesday :D
Message: Posted by: gamma105 (Oct 13, 2009 01:30PM)
Thanks for the reply!
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 13, 2009 02:00PM)
This is worse then waiting for Christmas!!!


Don
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 13, 2009 06:49PM)
Ok folks
midnight central time,which is about 6:50pm now the entries will be noted.
I will then pm everyone and as mentioned,it has to go unread until I post you can open it.
When you see the pm,come back here to see what you suppose to be guessing and post your answer if your in the contest.
I will give a 24 hour time frame for all to respond,as I know some can only get on the Café once a day at most.
S
Message: Posted by: MBrook3902 (Oct 13, 2009 07:47PM)
I got the PM!!!
Waiting on the question?

MB
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Oct 13, 2009 08:09PM)
What's the frequency Steve?

Mike
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 13, 2009 08:31PM)
I decided to send the pm early,but I'm giving til midnight central time for all entries.
I will go ahead and tell everyone that I'm thinking of a number between 100 and 500 and all three digits are different and that number will be in the pm.
Who ever gives the best guess wins!

Remember that all three digits are different.

You can start posting your guess now,but you still have to wait to open the pm until I give the ok.
:)

If a tie happens we will figure that out then,but I doubt that will happen.
S
Message: Posted by: soccerb983 (Oct 13, 2009 08:36PM)
My guess is 254
Message: Posted by: sdmagic (Oct 13, 2009 08:37PM)
297
Message: Posted by: MBrook3902 (Oct 13, 2009 08:51PM)
Do we send you a PM with our guess or post it here for all to see?

Millard
Message: Posted by: MBrook3902 (Oct 13, 2009 08:58PM)
357

Millard
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 13, 2009 09:01PM)
451

Don
Message: Posted by: shpf100 (Oct 13, 2009 09:03PM)
268 rod
Message: Posted by: gamma105 (Oct 13, 2009 09:58PM)
234
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 13, 2009 10:13PM)
123
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Oct 13, 2009 10:17PM)
250
Mike
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Oct 13, 2009 11:22PM)
268
Message: Posted by: Exitmat (Oct 13, 2009 11:37PM)
458
Message: Posted by: Zachary (Oct 14, 2009 12:17AM)
379
Message: Posted by: deputy (Oct 14, 2009 01:04AM)
152
Message: Posted by: jsjdesign (Oct 14, 2009 09:08AM)
369
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Oct 14, 2009 09:20AM)
327
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 14, 2009 09:50AM)
I didn't know if you wanted this posted on the forum or in a PM
Here we go...
I'm getting a number. It's an odd number. Wait a second, I'm getting two odd numbers. Two odd numbers an one even number.
The even number is between the odd numbers. There is a 3. Also a 1. I'm seeing 321. The number is 321!
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Oct 14, 2009 12:35PM)
I do like some of the guesses.

357 - Handout 500 is the Magnum version of all the Easy Money effects out there.

451 - (the temperature at which paper burns) This is the hottest version of the Easy Money effects.

Cheers!

** Bill **
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Oct 14, 2009 01:04PM)
Hi Steve,

Just sent you an email and PM.
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Oct 14, 2009 01:04PM)
143 if I can read your thought!

:)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 14, 2009 01:51PM)
Got a couple more people I'm waiting on to post their answer.
Remember,no peeking at the answer as I have stated several times,as that puts you out of the game,as I would have no way of knowing if you had simply looked at the answer before posting,so when I check,it still needs to show as unread until the end and I will check by midnight tonight.
also some have sent me a pm with their guess,but I want it posted here.
S
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Oct 14, 2009 02:39PM)
My guess is 753 :)
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Oct 14, 2009 02:50PM)
Sorry must've flew over my head. I'll just reverse my answer 357 :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 14, 2009 02:52PM)
Much better.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 14, 2009 07:59PM)
Here we go...

302 :)
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Oct 14, 2009 08:49PM)
459
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 14, 2009 09:31PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-14 13:35, Bill Lhotta wrote:
I do like some of the guesses.

357 - Handout 500 is the Magnum version of all the Easy Money effects out there.

451 - (the temperature at which paper burns) This is the hottest version of the Easy Money effects.

Cheers!

** Bill **
[/quote]

Good post. I wouldn't doubt if is 500 on the dot, considering the name of the effect. My original thought was 250 but MagicMike30 stole it!lol So I went with 237, then switched it to 461 trying to get all the "Number" leeway possible, giving me within 40 #'s to win.

My gut didn't feel good about that # so I went with 302, which I'm happy with for reasons I don't know.

Well there's my thought process though-out this # guessing.lol :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Oct 14, 2009 10:16PM)
It can't be 500 or even 100 for that matter. "a number between 100 and 500" means any number greater than 100 but less than 500.

And of course it would violate one of Steve's stipulations that all the digits were different.

And the winner is .................
Message: Posted by: BrillionsMagic (Oct 14, 2009 11:14PM)
Steve,
This is a fantastic way to have fun with awesome creative people from around the world, and I tip my “Magic Hat” to you.
My guess for this contest is 350
Whoever wins, please tell us about your experiences with Steve’s custom made gimmick.

Genesis 41:8
And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 15, 2009 12:52AM)
Ok midnight has passed and any guesses after this post is void!
Some opened there pm knocking them out of the running(sorry).
Some changed their number which was fine because it was not in the rules.

Also after you see the number,check this guess out and tell me your not impressed!

[quote]
On 2009-10-14 10:50, JPK wrote:
I didn't know if you wanted this posted on the forum or in a PM
Here we go...
I'm getting a number. It's an odd number. Wait a second, I'm getting two odd numbers. Two odd numbers an one even number.
The even number is between the odd numbers. There is a 3. Also a 1. I'm seeing 321. The number is 321!
[/quote]

The number was 309 and the winner is Piz!
Two people were tied before but one showed his pm as being read and I thought the other was the winner,but I was wrong.

JPK would have won if Piz had not changed his mind,so under those conditions I feel I have two winners,so JPK gets one also.

This simple numbers thing became more interesting than I ever imagined and thanks to everyone for your time.
It was fun,
S
Message: Posted by: gamma105 (Oct 15, 2009 01:17AM)
Congrats to JPK and Piz!
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 15, 2009 06:16AM)
Soo what am I missing?
Was there some reason for that number?
Thanks, was fun

Don
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 15, 2009 06:37AM)
Yeah they both win a custom made, ready to go, Hand Out 500 blanks to millions gimmick from Steve for free.
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Oct 15, 2009 07:28AM)
Nice! Congrats to Piz and JPK!
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 15, 2009 07:52AM)
Good morning.
First off I want to congratulate PIZ for winning with and excellant guess. Of course mine was not a guess but a simple demostration of
remote viewing/mindreading/precoginition( or something along those lines :) )
Thank you so much Mr Haynes for making this stunning effect available to us and for offering a fun contest to hold us over until they arrive.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 15, 2009 08:15AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-15 01:52, Steve Haynes wrote:
Ok midnight has passed and any guesses after this post is void!
Some opened there pm knocking them out of the running(sorry).
Some changed their number which was fine because it was not in the rules.

Also after you see the number,check this guess out and tell me your not impressed!

[quote]
On 2009-10-14 10:50, JPK wrote:
I didn't know if you wanted this posted on the forum or in a PM
Here we go...
I'm getting a number. It's an odd number. Wait a second, I'm getting two odd numbers. Two odd numbers an one even number.
The even number is between the odd numbers. There is a 3. Also a 1. I'm seeing 321. The number is 321!
[/quote]

The number was 309 and the winner is Piz!
Two people were tied before but one showed his pm as being read and I thought the other was the winner,but I was wrong.

JPK would have won if Piz had not changed his mind,so under those conditions I feel I have two winners,so JPK gets one also.

This simple numbers thing became more interesting than I ever imagined and thanks to everyone for your time.
It was fun,
S
[/quote]


OMG!!!! I got the biggest CHILL through my body when I read my name!!! I never win anything! I cannot tell you how so happy and thankful I am right now Steve! :gift: :bigdance: :dancing: :bigdance: :smoke:


OMG! I know I sound like a little school girl right now, but I don't care! I just get home from the worst night of work I've probably ever had (I had to jump into a huge dumpster full of garbage to find a guest keys as she accidentally through them in there! And it was raining + I had a suit on!), couldn't wait to get home and see who won, and I'm Shocked! My name was the last I'd expect to see! :D

THANKS for the contest Steve, this is awesome! Time to start calling people and tell them I finally won something! :D I won't tell them what though, they will have to experience it :bg:


BTW Congratulations JPK as-well, very happy to read I wasn't the only one (or you weren't the only one :) ) :bg:

Thanks gamma105 and VcosNJ for the congrats :)



Thanks again Steve :)



Paul
Message: Posted by: BrillionsMagic (Oct 15, 2009 09:07AM)
Wow, major congrats to JPK and Piz! This has been a blast, and thanks Piz for sharing your story of a rough night at work being topped off with this cherry of a win. Please tell us how the reactions go with all your fans, as I can’t wait to hear. Great work Steve for getting all of us so stoked on such an exciting project, as this has been fun regardless of who won.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 15, 2009 09:17AM)
Still waiting to find out if there was a logic behind that number..got me going nuts now..LOL..

Don
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 15, 2009 10:08AM)
No logic to the number,just random,from a receipt that happen to be on my desk.
At first I thought about 500,but thenthat would have been to easy and is why I made the number between 100 and 500 so people would know that was not the answer and then after trying to some logic to the number I decided to simply make it random so everyone had just as good a chance as anyone.

Piz,
Wow man what a night!
Congradulations on the win and glad it helped get you out of the funk you were in.
It's funny,someone made a guess that was out of the range and changed his number and you just ran with it having fun and nailed it!
Man that was funny.
By the way,i will pkg it real good for ya with a final wrapping of wal-mart bag. :)

My Hats off to JPK also,just look at how many accurate hits he had in is post!
So I applaud the performance JPK as the number of hits in your playing around had me smiling ear to ear.

Thanks to everyone for playing and being such good sports and I had a blast myself.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 15, 2009 10:37AM)
^^^ Thanks Steve, your a class act my friend :) Looking forward to the WalMart bag delivery!lol I got a "HUGE" laugh out of it, I actually forgot about my WalMart bag comment until you just brought it up!lol Surely I will get laughs once "again" once received :) I am so thrilled I cannot explain how I feel right now, very grateful Steve!


BrillionsMagic: Thank you very much! After an hour I still can't get this smile off my face! Call me a big kid, but I never win anything, NOTHING, EVER!!! This is a first for me, and combined with the night I had at work really added to this smile :)


Take Care "Everyone"! :)



Paul
Message: Posted by: gamma105 (Oct 16, 2009 12:48PM)
Now I just can't wait for the DVD! lol
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 16, 2009 01:10PM)
^^^ Same here :) I'm finally over my initial school girl OMG happiness lol!

I am just so very grateful! I'm a grateful person who appreciates all that comes my way.

Just to think, next week at this time this may finally be sitting in our laps (or our DVD players) :bg:
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 16, 2009 01:39PM)
I can only hope!!!

Don
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 18, 2009 07:24AM)
Waiting..waiting....
Message: Posted by: Badger (Oct 18, 2009 12:07PM)
Anyone know when this will ship???
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 18, 2009 12:37PM)
Should be shipping in a couple of days.
S
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 18, 2009 12:58PM)
Good afternoon Mr. Haynes.
That's great news. I am very much looking forward to this effect.
Thanks again.
John Kardel
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 19, 2009 06:21AM)
A couple of days? Nice! It'll probably be in my mailbox in a month though, considering I've been waiting a long time for Strip and still haven't received it... Man the waiting sucks.
Message: Posted by: PepeRuizSJ (Oct 19, 2009 03:58PM)
You had to jump into a dumpster full of garbage to find some keys?! -in a suit?!!! I'm glad you got it PIZ. You probably deserved it most that day. Enjoy!
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 19, 2009 10:02PM)
Please tell me they are shipping??
Pleaseeeeeeeeeee

Don
P.S.
and don't fib..lol
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 20, 2009 10:30AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-19 16:58, PepeRuizSJ wrote:
You had to jump into a dumpster full of garbage to find some keys?! -in a suit?!!! I'm glad you got it PIZ. You probably deserved it most that day. Enjoy!
[/quote]

Don't forget it was raining as-well.Arrrr

Thanks, I will surely post a vid of me performing with the millions I have won :)


Well, at work tonight (overnight) I was actually practicing this effect, without even knowing how to do it!haha I was simply doing what a toddler does when there trying to mock the motions of an adult. Placing 5 singles in hand and going through the motions I seen on the demo.haha

Man, I'm stoked, hopefully soon :)
Message: Posted by: swiss_magician (Oct 20, 2009 03:05PM)
Wooooohooo...ten pages. I am so sorry but I just discovered the effect on papercrane website and looked for a thread on the Café.

I do not have the time to read carefully everything. So, sorry if my question is a duplicate of some other one...Have some foreign currencies been taken in consideration in the DVD? I am a little bit cautious when I read 'works with almost every foreign currency'. Is it possible to have some information about it beforehand, like on the limitations of the method without giving it away (just to avoid realizing you have to trim your banknotes in such a way they do not look natural anymore): is it ok if they are of different colors, do they have to have the same dimensions, or only the same width / lenght?

such things are so overlooked in many similar effects, and I have been very disappointed a couple of times.

Thanks for your help, and some feedback if it is possible without giving away the method

Cheers,

M.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 20, 2009 03:56PM)
As no one that I know of has the method yet, we cant give the method away..Sad but true!!

Don
Message: Posted by: swiss_magician (Oct 20, 2009 04:19PM)
Thxs for your answer magicman...as the creators are around on this thread, I thought maybe they could precise what is possible or not with foreign currencies ;)

again, just for the record..I don't ask giving the method away. If answering my question should give away the method, then too bad for me, I won't have an answer.

Cheers

M.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 20, 2009 04:31PM)
^^^ Steve already stated that the bills do not have to be the same color. The dimensions do have to be same size.

No trimming involved as bills are same size. Can be done with any currency as long as bills same size.

Steve stated anyone who can crack this code of different dimensions/size of bill, hats off! :)

I think I read through this thread way to many times I memorized all of Steve's post already!Hahahaha

Take care


Paul
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 20, 2009 05:08PM)
Good one Paul..lol

Don
Message: Posted by: swiss_magician (Oct 20, 2009 07:40PM)
Thanks for your patience and for taking the time to answer, Paul.
I guess I must not be the only one having asked about the foreign currency, but I got discouraged having 10 pages to read to find out.

So it makes clear that it won't be Euro friendly or swiss currency friendly...unfortunately!

Enjoy the effect!

Cheers,

M.
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Oct 21, 2009 09:39AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-20 20:40, swiss_magician wrote:
Thanks for your patience and for taking the time to answer, Paul.
I guess I must not be the only one having asked about the foreign currency, but I got discouraged having 10 pages to read to find out.

So it makes clear that it won't be Euro friendly or swiss currency friendly...unfortunately!

Enjoy the effect!

Cheers,

M.
[/quote]

You can do Paper bill to real bill
Message: Posted by: PHSIS (Oct 21, 2009 10:25AM)
Hi everyone. Steve Haynes Handout 500 will start shipping in the next few days.

Janet Harris (AG)
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 21, 2009 10:34AM)
Good morning Ms. Harris.
Thanks for the update.
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 21, 2009 12:15PM)
Steve,
Can this be applied to 3D Cash where you change the denomination 3 times?
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Oct 21, 2009 05:30PM)
3D Cash is one of the best versions of Easy Money there is out there. I'm glad it never really caught on as I'm one of the few who performs it (except for defconskylude!).

** Bill **
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 21, 2009 10:15PM)
I'm doing 5 to 10's to 20's. Hopefully I can incorporate by handing out 20's as the finale

I've tried using extreme burn transitions with 3D cash and found it difficult to handle
Message: Posted by: Russell Scoggin (Oct 22, 2009 01:13AM)
I have all kinds of bill change DVD's, pamphlets & instructions & gimmicks including Hundy 500, Heiny 500, Slow Burn, Extreme Burn, Greed, Easy Money, The Juan Hundred Dollar Bill Switch, The Spritz Switch & Paper Dollar, Hypno Bill, Infinity Switch, Kozlowski Bill Switch, Michael Ammar's version of the Kozlowski Switch on VHS, and many others. Too many to think of all of them right now. Anyway, I am really looking forward to this one. So far, it seems that it is going to be the best. As visual as Extreme Burn and yet the change is cleaner and can be viewed from all angles and also you can hand the bills out if you want. I'm exited! And now come to find out, it will be finally shipped just within a few more days. Woohoo!!!
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 22, 2009 01:18PM)
Preordered. ill let you guys know if this gimmick works with 3D cash.

also there's a bill production called six bill repeat. I was thinking of putting handout gimmick in the six bill repeat gimmick as an ending
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Oct 22, 2009 01:30PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-22 02:13, Russell Scoggin wrote:
I have all kinds of bill change DVD's, pamphlets & instructions & gimmicks including Hundy 500, Heiny 500, Slow Burn, Extreme Burn, Greed, Easy Money, The Juan Hundred Dollar Bill Switch, The Spritz Switch & Paper Dollar, Hypno Bill, Infinity Switch, Kozlowski Bill Switch, Michael Ammar's version of the Kozlowski Switch on VHS, and many others.
[/quote]

Would help a lot of members out of if you could post a quick comparison once you have had time to work with the new gimmick(s). Look forward to your opinion Russell!
Message: Posted by: Russell Scoggin (Oct 22, 2009 05:04PM)
OK, I will do that Doug. I will definitely put in the necessary practice after learning it and then no problem with performing for people. I do that at least 4 days a week. I work close-up regularly at a restaurant and 2 bars here in Lubbock. Always looking for something new or a better method of what I'm already doing. Been hired to do close-up at the restaurant for over 18 yrs now - since May of '91. Longer than a few of the employees there are old. Anyway, I'll let you know.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 22, 2009 08:08PM)
Just got notice, shipped out today..
Yea, Don
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 22, 2009 08:37PM)
Im glad to see the words "NOW AVAILABLE"
http://paulharrispresents.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/834152

defconskylude
Please let us know if you work this out with 3D CASH.
500 Is such a thin design you may be able to work it out for a fourth change.
People who work with any handlings of Easy Money could have a lot of fun doing the same thing and say Heiny 500 or Extreme Burn may be able to get a third change thinking along those lines.

Russell Scoggin
I was a Magic Bartender for ten years and worked corperate parties and resturants.
I like to have several methods to a lot of my stuff under those conditions,as you can please a repeats request without breaking the golden rule of never repeating the same effect and at the same time amaze the repeat even more and killing all new onlookers.
When everyone gets this,you will soon find out you can play with it and come up with your own changes and I would love to hear from anyone that does so.
Thanks to everyone for your patience and hope you take 500 and make it your own.
Best,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Exitmat (Oct 22, 2009 10:07PM)
Shipping confirmation! Yay!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 23, 2009 05:58AM)
Im very happy to see them words Steve!


Very interested in the inner workings behind your brain-child, my mind has been fried beyond torture for the past 2 1/2 months!


And the Countdown begins :D (I never noticed it until now, but that Smiley smile I just posted looks identical to my AV smile Pic! My woman always roast me for having a big round head!lol She always says she don't know how my neck muscles support such a big head!lol she's so mean to me!lol)


Thanks


PAUL
Message: Posted by: Russell Scoggin (Oct 23, 2009 02:39PM)
Steve,
Yes, I do the same. Find different methods and presentations for my effects. Actually believe it or not, after all these years, one of the all time favorites that I do is the multiplying sponge rabbits. I get more requests for that one than any other effect I do. I don't use the more expensive 3D rabbits or anything because I perform them so much that I'm always losing a baby or two. Sometimes even give away one of the babies. Just can't tell the great looking women "No" sometimes when they ask to keep one. :) Anyway, I use the Goshman Pro Rabbits. It usually has about 18 of the baby ones in the boxes. I order 10 boxes at a time. Anyway, this thread isn't supposed to be about this, LOL! It's all about your effect and I'm really glad it was shipped to me yesterday. Can't wait
Message: Posted by: soccerb983 (Oct 24, 2009 02:52PM)
Just received my Handout 500! I'm excited, I will watch the dvd tonight!
Message: Posted by: Zachary (Oct 24, 2009 03:38PM)
Recieved, unbelievable. Can't talk now... Updates later
Message: Posted by: soccerb983 (Oct 24, 2009 04:16PM)
Just watched the dvd! Kudos to Steve for coming up with this! Money very well spent in my opinion.....absolutely ingenious! The bonus effect is worth the price of the dvd!
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 24, 2009 04:45PM)
Watched it all the way to the ending of making the gimmick..at this time I was
Thinking..

Not sure I have the patience to even get this far..
Sorry, just my personal opinion..

Curious to see other comments from people that have it

Don
Message: Posted by: NexusMagicShop (Oct 24, 2009 05:04PM)
I am personally excited about this trick. Drinks on the house! :o)
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 24, 2009 05:31PM)
Have you made up the Gimmick Nexus?

I have watched the whole DVD and must say it looks awesome..Just might give it a try, I just don't have much patience in constructing these kind of things..


Took me forever to finally make up extreme burn..LOL...

Don
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 24, 2009 06:02PM)
I'm tempted - like to play with the basic method and see how that works for some other applications.
Message: Posted by: BrillionsMagic (Oct 24, 2009 11:43PM)
Ok, my friends. I just couldn't sleep tonight, as I'm sick with the flu. So I checked on the status of my delivery. It's been in my mail box since 11:00 AM this morning, and I had no idea! On top of it all; seeing how I have the flu. I had to turn down a great party with some of my coolest friends. Well this should make me feel a little better real soon. It's still in the package. I will update you, as time and my nasty flu allows. Now I'm off.... A chew.... Where’s that Thera Flu, and Aspirin...?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 25, 2009 02:13AM)
More updates please, I have not received mine yet! :(

Does the gimmick take longer to make then EasyMoney, say EB or Prophet?

that's my only wonder at the moment :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 25, 2009 03:02AM)
About the same amount of time Piz.
Watch the construction a few times and after you understand it,you can start from several points constructing the gimmick.
Hope you get it soon.

soccerb983 and
magicman1
thanks for the kind words,
S
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 25, 2009 03:32AM)
Thanks Steve!

Should be nothing for me, I whip the other gimmicks together pretty quick.

magicman1 has it sounding like construction requires a 30 man team lol

BTW anyone near Chicago receive there's yet?


Thanks
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Oct 25, 2009 05:13AM)
I have not constructed any easy money gimmick until now,although I know how it works. However, Steve was kind enough to offer help with any questions once I receive the dvd. I hope your offer still stands, Steve ;). How long does it usually take to construct such a gimmick (prophet/eb)?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 25, 2009 06:10AM)
^^^ EB/Prophet took anywhere between 45min to an hour when I first started with putting these together. Most of that time came from following along with the DVD, and making sure everything was in the right places, as it can get confusing when first starting.

Now, as long as I have everything in-front of me, since memorizing the process, I can make one in as little as 10-15min, add another 5min for precision trimming.

If you take the time to understand the process it's very simple and takes little time at-all once memorized, after-all, all it is is a puzzle involving 4 bills.
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Oct 25, 2009 06:28AM)
Thank you, piz. oh and congrats on winning the contest.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 25, 2009 06:53AM)
Thanks arrow23! :)

BTW Steve, what State are these shipping from? I'm usually pretty good at figuring out when I'll receive my orders based on this.


Thanks
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 25, 2009 08:54AM)
Good morning Piz.
Looking at the e-mail that I recieved from PHP and following the traking info, the first place I see listed is West Sacramento CA. I also see that my 500 has arrived in my state of NJ and will probably be in my mailbox tomorrow.
Message: Posted by: soccerb983 (Oct 25, 2009 01:13PM)
Well, after watching the dvd a second time this morning, I went out and got the necessary supplies, which most people will already have and I sat down with the dvd and constructed the gimmick. This is the first easy money type effect I have purchased and I have no experience building anything similar to this as I am mainly a card guy. That being said, it took me about 45 minutes to construct the gimmick and I think it will be much less than that if I ever build another one. Overall, it was not difficult at all if you follow the directions. My gimmick turned out perfectly and I have been playing with it for a few hours and all I can say is wow. It works just as it should in the demo video. It is easy to do as long as the gimmick was made correctly. The various changes are a thing of beauty. I have been doing it over and over just because it is amazing to watch. Now that I have spent the time to construct this I can still say this is highly recommended. I tried it out on a close friend that I usually show new things to, and he said it is the best thing he has ever seen!
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 25, 2009 01:29PM)
Good afternoon soccerb983.

That sounds great. I should be getting mine tomorrow. Lucky for me and PIZ, we will be getting a gimmick with our orders so we can play right away.
When I built the EB gimmick the first time it took about 40 minutes. Each time after that the time got cut in half. I now can build one in about 10 minutes.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 25, 2009 02:51PM)
Soccerb983
Thanks for putting 500 together so quickly and I'm thrilled your having a good time and great reactions.

PIZ and JPK
I will be sending your pre-built blanks to millions from my home tomorrow.
So you will get your gift no later than wednesday I would think,as it will be sent in an envelope regular mail.

All the best,
Steve
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 25, 2009 03:48PM)
Good afternoon Mr. Haynes.
That's great. Thanks again. I might have to leave work a little early tomorrow to check this DVD out.
Message: Posted by: bugjack (Oct 25, 2009 04:20PM)
Does it come with gimmick materials? How much arts-and-craft purchasing is required?
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 25, 2009 05:00PM)
I would be surprised if you had to spend more than a dollar or two and 99 percent will have what they need at home already.
You get a good bit of stuff with the DVD,which most are precision made to work perfectly with 500.
S
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 08:20AM)
Steve: Just wondering here, and you may not have the answer either (as Janet Harris sent out the emails), but I'll shoot for it...

I received my message on Thursday that my Handout had shipped, but failed to receive tracking info as others have on here. I already PMed someone who received tracking info, this person showed me the identical message I received but his had tracking info, mine did not.

Like I said, it's just a wonder as tracking would have been sweet, but I'm sure it'll be here soon :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 26, 2009 08:53AM)
I'm not sure Piz.
If you don't get it today you can email janet@paulharrispresents.com with the proper info and she would be able to check and supply all answers about your order.
Hope you get it today,
Steve
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 11:17AM)
I GOT IT I GOT IT I GOT IT!!!

About to watch! :D

Be back shortly :D
Message: Posted by: synth_infusion (Oct 26, 2009 01:12PM)
Tell us how it is Piz. This definitely looks like a winner! I will most likely order it this week.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 01:34PM)
Just got done watching this, and I will tell you all right now, IMHO this blows away every-other version of the 5 bill change that is currently on the market! NO, I have not made the gimmick yet, but I know Gold when I see it, and this is without question one of the purest forms of it out there!

I say this mainly because of the gimmick itself, it is ingenious in every sense of the word. You have to really appreciate what you are seeing/watching, brainstorm the many idea's in your head of what you will be able to achieve with this, and once you do you will see what I'm talking about.

Up until the 3rd section of the DVD I was thinking "This is pretty cool", until I seen the idea's Steve had with this, they just blew my mind! It's like a light-bulb went off over my head thinking to myself "I finally get it, I get what this thing can do now"!!! JUST WOW!

I do wish the "Making of the gimmick" section was verbally taught instead of captioned, as I found myself reading and trying to stare at what was going on on screen at the same time. I found myself constantly rewinding to get the big picture of what Steve was trying to teach. I started getting annoyed about half way through and found myself saying "Would you just please talk already!"!lol I know this sounds like I'm being a tad bit spoiled in a way (we all are with all these DVD's, remember when there were just books to read?lol), but I just don't understand why the making of the gimmick would be taught in this way?

Over-all the DVD is very comprehensive, very well taught and thought-out, much thought went into the making of it!

Steve on the other hand is a great teacher and explained the changes and gitty-up's to perfection, I give him a tremendous amount of credit for filling in all the nicks-an-crannies, as many DVD's fail in this department (I can think of a few right now)! It seemed as though every-time I had a question to ask, Steve responded to me with the answer through the screen, as if there was some ESP going on there.

I have NOT watched the Bonus footage yet, as I am trying to get out the house to get done with what needs to be in-order to get this gimmick finished. I will give my thoughts on this latter.

I am very sick at the moment, I told myself I was going to stay in bed today, but feel I have no choice but to run out "At my own risk" (the people who own this will understand what I mean by that) to get something done.

I already thought of an Idea, I am going to PM Steve right now with it before leaving the house, it's pretty sweet too, I'm a tad bit shocked this idea was not on the DVD.

Well, that's pretty much my first impressions so far, I plan on making a performance video sometime today if I don't fall asleep before getting to it (I worked graveyard last night, still have not slept after getting home from work this morning).

GREAT JOB STEVE, KOODOS, YOU STRUCK GOLD MY FRIEND!!!





Paul
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 26, 2009 03:32PM)
I agree on the non speaking of making the gimmick, I suck at doing these kind of things anyway..lol..

would have made it a little easier for slow guys like me..

Don
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Oct 26, 2009 03:53PM)
Here's an idea for the clean-up of the gaff. Try using that old PK ring you have collecting dust in your magic drawer. The wedding ring finger is in the perfect location to help execute the gaff clean-up.

Of course Steve has a plethora of other ideas included in the DVD for cleaning things up so there's guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Great job on Handout 500 Steve! The thinking that went into this must have taken quite a bit of time. I can imagine you must have a drawer overflowing of prototypes!

All the *BEST*!

** Bill **
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 05:11PM)
I'm back from doing my business, and MAN, what I just did came out beautifully, simply brilliant looking!!!

Well, I'm here watching the construction of the special Bonus effect, and this is just amazing! Steve is either head mathematician working for the federal government, or the worlds greatest Chess player, because this guy has a brain to where I have no idea how he even comprehended the concept of these gimmicks! YES, the gimmick for HandOut is different from the card to wallet gimmick, I can't believe the asking price for all I received! I can easily think of at-least 3 effects right now that this (DVD) is worth more then....

Kennedy's CTW= $250 (I own it)
Windowmation= $375 (I own it)
$3,000 worth of crap magic I have in my drawer right now (I own it all! Sadly :( )

To be very honest, I maybe more interested in Steves Classic Pass then anything!lol Just Kidding of-course, but man Steve, you have got a KILLER classic pass, that may be the best I have ever seen! I probably rewinded it 10 times or so already, that's killer man!

Time to get started on the gimmick, I'm about 10min away from passing out, pray for me guys?! :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Oct 26, 2009 05:42PM)
When this thing of beauty will be available at Murphy's Magic Supplies ???
Message: Posted by: Rpascual (Oct 26, 2009 05:44PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-26 18:42, Jean-Luc.R. wrote:
When this thing of beauty will be available at Murphy's Magic Supplies ???
[/quote]

Maybe this will help.
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Some of the effects listed will require a short period where the item will only be available from

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Message: Posted by: NexusMagicShop (Oct 26, 2009 05:48PM)
I am actually very excited about this release... Pre-sales have been good.

I myself want one, and I am looking forward to getting this in my hands. I foresee many stunned bartenders and Cocktail waitresses in my future. Excuse me Sir, "How do you expect to pay for your bottle service with five ones?" (With one eyebrow raised at magician height) Bam! You perform a monetary miracle. Stunned - Paid - Girls - L**d Ahem...
Message: Posted by: Russell Scoggin (Oct 26, 2009 05:50PM)
Well, I do have to say that making the gimmick is more detailed than any other bill change that I have. Takes more work than the others. But I will say this, sometimes, if you want the best, then you have to put in a little more work. And believe me, it's worth it! Steve, I have one pretty good idea about the clean up at the end. Simply do the last clean up that you talk about on your DVD without any wallet or card or anything. And then say after handing them out, "Those are real bills, you can even do the black marker test that bankers and cashiers do on them to see if they're real. I have a marker here in my pocket". Then after you ditch the gimmick in your pocket and grab the sharpie and bring it out, don't actually let them mark on the bills with it. 99% of people don't even know what to look for when that is done anyway and won't even try to. The few that might want to mark on them, I would tell: "I'm just kidding. I don't want black marks all over my bills, but in any case, they are real." Then again, hardly anyone will even want to mark on the bills, so 99% of the time, you wouldn't have to worry about it. Been trying it out on my brothers and sisters and also my mom. They are some of my biggest critics anyway since I've been doing tricks on them since I was 8 yrs old. So I actually get some good advice and trouble shooting from them. But they are floored right now. :) Think I'm gonna be ready pretty quickly to go out and start doing it in the real world.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 06:21PM)
Very well said Russell!

For some odd reason I forgot to mention that!? Yes, this gimmick IS much more worthy of a "Chess Championship ribbon" then your average easymoney effect, as It is simply a masterful puzzle put together from nothing short of a brilliant mind.

The craftsmanship and time that have went into making this a reality must have ran into the thousands, and I'm sure Steve can agree with that statement!


I can't wait to back-up this mouth of mine with a video for you guys/gals, and sad to say it will have to wait until tomorrow. I'm on 24 right now simply surviving, I refuse to make the gimmick in this state of mind, as much precision work has to be put into it.

The woman called after getting out-of work and nagged me for a good 30min, that can take a-lot out of a man!


Out for the night


Once again, thanks for the effect Steve, you the man Brother! :D



Paul
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 26, 2009 06:25PM)
"The Big Handout Happiness is that you can now immediately hand out all of the hundreds for examination!"

"No palming, no pulls, no complicated moves."

"There are no bad angles."

All these things now sound like they were misleading... I'm still excited to receive mine though.
Message: Posted by: Natural Mystic (Oct 26, 2009 06:30PM)
Russell,

Instead using a counterfeit marker, try using a real or toy magnifying glass to aid the clean-up process. I'm waiting on the DVD any day now.


Peace.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 06:36PM)
^^^ Maybe I'm not out just yet (only been a min)...


Them statements are totally correct, although I do see where your coming from based on what your hearing hear, you will simply have to watch the DVD to understand why.

The brilliance of this effect comes into play in the 3rd chapter, this is the reason I stated above "A light-bulb went off in my head", the clean-up is why I stated this.

Once you receive this Patrick you will understand my friend, the waits almost over for ya man :)



Paul
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Oct 26, 2009 06:37PM)
You can immediately hand out all of the change bills (i.e. hundreds) for examination, that is true.

And there really are no bad angles as far as watching the thickness of your packet. The way Steve has constructed the gaff will always give you the correct thickness at both the front and the back of the packet so you will always appear to have the exact number of bills that you should.

You do have to get rid of the gaff unless you decide to simply hold onto it. Steve describes lots of creative ways to ditch the gaff so you don't have to palm out the gimmick but you could if you want to.

Hope that clarifies things.

** Bill **

[quote]
On 2009-10-26 19:25, PatrickGregoire wrote:
"The Big Handout Happiness is that you can now immediately hand out all of the hundreds for examination!"

"No palming, no pulls, no complicated moves."

"There are no bad angles."

All these things now sound like they were misleading... I'm still excited to receive mine though.
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 06:53PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-26 19:25, PatrickGregoire wrote:
"The Big Handout Happiness is that you can now immediately hand out all of the hundreds for examination!"

"No palming, no pulls, no complicated moves."

"There are no bad angles."

All these things now sound like they were misleading... I'm still excited to receive mine though.
[/quote]

I feel I need to respond a tad-bit more intuitively to your question Patrick..

-There is no Palming unless you decide to, when you receive the DVD you will see what I mean.

-There are no Pulls.

-There are DEFINATLY no complicated moves! I do more complicated moves doing Sponge Bunny's then you will do during this entier effect.

-Bad Angles? Depending on the change you decide on, yes there can be angles to watch, but this all depended on the performer. Me, personally, my 2 favorite changes have no angle problems what-so-ever! Can be done totally surrounded :)


Hope this helps a tad better Pat :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 26, 2009 07:00PM)
It does. My biggest concern is the bad angles bit. I understand that there are no bad angles as far as the thickness and the change go, but if then you have to ditch the gimmick then the angles take a 90 degree turn. All of a sudden there are angle issues that arise. No?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 07:09PM)
^^^lol, No my friend, it has all been taken care of, you shall see why shortly :)

BTW, where are you located? Are you in a dif Country Pat?



Paul
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 26, 2009 07:23PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-26 20:00, PatrickGregoire wrote:
It does. My biggest concern is the bad angles bit. I understand that there are no bad angles as far as the thickness and the change go, but if then you have to ditch the gimmick then the angles take a 90 degree turn. All of a sudden there are angle issues that arise. No?
[/quote]


Let me tell ya something Pat...

If there is anyone that should be disappointed in this effect it is me! I kept thinking to myself "Where in the world are these one's going"? There has got to be some-kind of pulley system involved?

Do you know where I got this idea from? THE DEMO!!! What you see on the Demo is what you get! The change on the Demo where the Wallet is involved... Now, do you see anything? Exactly! That's the whole routine, the gimmick is gone my friend!

I swear to you I had it in my head that these "ONE'S" actually vanish somehow!

I will tell you now, I probably have never been so happy with an effect without performing it at this point, I feel it is that good Pat, I not kidding man.

I cannot wait to get started, I see massive potential in this, and I'm going to drain every bit of fuel from it as I can, that's my honest feelings after viewing the DVD.


Do me a favor? Don't get your hopes up, but please keep your mind opened, and if you do, you will be as impressed and as excited as I am, I can guarantee it! :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Oct 26, 2009 08:54PM)
Piz,
thanks very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on this DVD. All the details you give really helps and is appreciated.

Hope you feel better soon!

Joe
Message: Posted by: Russell Scoggin (Oct 26, 2009 09:20PM)
Patrick the clean up is super easy and when you get the DVD, you'll see. I mean after you do the effect, you really won't even need a reason to go to your pocket. I was just giving an additional bit of possibly useful info up there. Not NECESSARY info, just something you could use if you really wanted to. I mean, unless you're actually expecting real magic, this is probably as close as you're gonna get. And super easy. So nothing to really worry about.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 26, 2009 10:17PM)
Thanks guys. I know what you mean about the wallet clip Piz, I still don't understand it! I'm in Canada. It took 2 weeks to receive Strip so I'm not expecting it anytime soon.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 27, 2009 10:26AM)
Thanks everyone and feel free to shoot me a pm and I will help anyway I can.
Also Thanks to all who have sent me their ideas.
Since this is now shipping,please be careful about exposure as it is a very easy thing to do.
The gimmick is unique and just wanna try to keep the secrets of the gimmicks construction safe to the degree of fairness.

Im not sure if I posted this here,but something really cool you can do is change the ones to a 5-10-20-50-100.
Since the spectator can see the front and back of the bills at the same time,they will now see a double change into say a five and a hundred at the same time and then you spread showing the other denominations.
In other words,two of the ones are displayed and both change to a five and a hundred(or what ever)in an instant and at the same time.

Thanks again everyone,
S
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 27, 2009 11:13AM)
Just got mine last night.

I'm sticking to $1 to $20's this way I can actually pay for things.

And I'll also consider the change from $1 to ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100) to pay for things.

I have my $1 to $100's set for extreme burn and definitely don't want to carry over $1000 in cash on me for two effects.

The best change that I like so far is where you grip it on the edges with your thumb and first finger and do the flicker.

Clean up will be the last one shown on the DVD. I'm not comfortable handing out my wallet. hehe

Also after watching the DVD, I think this may work for 3D cash.

Also if I make two handout gimmicks and stick them together, maybe it can change 3 times. We'll see.
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 27, 2009 11:21AM)
There's another effect I use with extreme burn where you can change from five $1 to five mismade $1 bills. I'll use the same thing with the handout gimmick and change them to mismade $1 bills.

It's getting expensive. $55 for five mismade $1 bills at penguin

Thanks steve, my wife is gonna kill me
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 27, 2009 11:25AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-27 12:13, defconskylude wrote:
Just got mine last night.

I'm sticking to $1 to $20's this way I can actually pay for things.

And I'll also consider the change from $1 to ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100) to pay for things.

I have my $1 to $100's set for extreme burn and definitely don't want to carry over $1000 in cash on me for two effects.

Also after watching the DVD, I think this may work for 3D cash.

Also if I make two handout gimmicks and stick them together, maybe it can change 3 times. We'll see.
[/quote]

That is a very nice idea and you would be sliming it down in the process.
Lovin the creative spirits,
S
Message: Posted by: Merlin (Oct 27, 2009 03:26PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-27 12:21, defconskylude wrote:
There's another effect I use with extreme burn where you can change from five $1 to five mismade $1 bills. I'll use the same thing with the handout gimmick and change them to mismade $1 bills.

It's getting expensive. $55 for five mismade $1 bills at penguin

Thanks steve, my wife is gonna kill me
[/quote]

Order a full sheet of 32 one dollar bills from the mint, and cut them yourself. It ends up a around $2.40 per mismade bill.

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/store/section.cfm/69

Phil
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 27, 2009 04:03PM)
If I make the gimmick for let's say paper to bills, can I then change my mind later on and modify the gimmick to do bills to bills? In other words is the construction permanent or can I change what it is and what it changes into if ever I want to change it?
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 27, 2009 04:40PM)
Yes you can change it easily. Steve goes over this in the DVD if you wanted to change it up from paper to bill to bill to bill
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 27, 2009 04:56PM)
That's great news, thanks for the quick response!
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 28, 2009 11:34AM)
Finished building the gimmick last night and my wife thinks its better than extreme burn because I was able to hand it out to her. I was using $1 to $20. My gimmick was too bulky and the bills were worn out so I have to find better crisped $1 bills. Also my hands were too dry which made it harder to count the $1 bills and it also flashed the $20's during the count.

I performed it at home where it's pretty quiet so I need to figure out how to mask the noise whenever I do a change. The wave change is best for quiet environments but the jolt change and flutter change makes too much noise for me.

Overall it's a nice addition to my bill switch collection
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 28, 2009 01:18PM)
^^^ Actually just got done building mine about an hour ago :D

I took yesterday off as I was sick as heck, I literally slept for 22 hours straight (well, woke up for an hour in-between to eat and water, so 21, take or leave :bg: ).

I sweated this god-forbidden-sickness out of me! I feel great now!


I fully agree with defconskylude, noise can be an issue, although I have plans. I have my gimmick along with some 5 real hundred dollar bills clamped together at the moment with a very strong paperclip. I plan on keeping it this way until I get home from work tomorrow morning 7am. Braking-in is a must with this one, just as any-other easy-money effect, but this one is far different and needs a tad-bit extra.


From what I have toyed with so far, this kicks some serious butt! Def the wave change is the one to do if you are in a quit environment (noise free), but as I stated, I feel there is a solution. Once my gimmick is done with itself by morning I will test this.

Till then, happy reading, and Vid performance coming within days! :)



Paul
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 28, 2009 01:34PM)
Defconskylude and piz
left you a pm.
the placement of the ba##$g# is what needs to be adjusted.
With that in the proper place,you have no noise issues,
S
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 28, 2009 01:36PM)
Got ya! Will check it now :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Oct 28, 2009 01:40PM)
Most likely your noise issue is due to having the bandage on the wrong side of the m****t. As I identified on the previous page of this thread, the DVD has you installing the bandage backwards of what it should be. If you follow the DVD (like I did the first time) you will definitely have a noise problem. The fix is simple, since you are using Rubber cement you can simply undo things and reverse the bandage and that will fix your noise problem.

Of course there is a side effect of getting the bandage in the proper orientation. My Jolt change isn't very effective due to the decreased sensitivity induced by the bandage. But that is OK with me because I like the Flutter better anyway.

Also, try some Golden Touch lotion and that should give you a perfect amount of tackiness to thumb off the bills. In addition, try using your left ring finger to get a break between the bottom of the gaff and the upper ones. This is easy to do since there is a natural break formed by the upper bills anyway due to the folds you put in them. Your left ring finger will secure the lower part of the gaff and keep it from moving and exposing those 20s you are having a problem with.

Hope that helps!


** Bill **



[quote]
On 2009-10-28 12:34, defconskylude wrote:
Finished building the gimmick last night and my wife thinks its better than extreme burn because I was able to hand it out to her. I was using $1 to $20. My gimmick was too bulky and the bills were worn out so I have to find better crisped $1 bills. Also my hands were too dry which made it harder to count the $1 bills and it also flashed the $20's during the count.

I performed it at home where it's pretty quiet so I need to figure out how to mask the noise whenever I do a change. The wave change is best for quiet environments but the jolt change and flutter change makes too much noise for me.

Overall it's a nice addition to my bill switch collection
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 28, 2009 02:07PM)
Bill, you and Steve have prevailed!!!

You guys are absolutely right! I switched sided and there is absolutely "NOTHING" to hear!

Whats funny is I remember your post, and was thinking about it the whole way through putting my 500 together. I checked it at-least 3 times to make sure it was hitting the correct side, and I was sure it was!

I honestly don't know why I didn't catch this?! Messed up thing is that I was focused on catching this!

Well, I got it now, and I thank you and Steve for helping me figure this out :D

Hey, I did say I had a solution, right? Well the solution just happen to be you and Steve!lol So I was right! :bg:


Thanks so much guys! Now my Gimmick can heal in the peace it was intended to heal in :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 28, 2009 02:22PM)
Thanks Bill!
Most anyone would figure it out after a little while but glad we got this elementary blooper nailed.
The more you work the gimmick in,it conforms to your hands and does everything it supose to.

As far as counting the bills,they just need to be broke in a bit and if I ever need anything,i just naturally lick my thumb as people have been doing their whole lives,
S
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 28, 2009 02:50PM)
Showed it to two of my coworkers during lunch today and they liked it a lot. They said it's the best bill trick they've seen out of all of my money magic collection. I did wave change and the sit down for the clean up. They said that it's better that I used $20's instead of $100's because I can pay for daily things.
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 28, 2009 02:55PM)
Switched the @a$d#ge the other way on the gimmick and noise is 100% gone. Flutter and jolt change looks way better now and can perform with more confidence.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 28, 2009 03:21PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-28 15:50, defconskylude wrote:
Showed it to two of my coworkers during lunch today and they liked it a lot. They said it's the best bill trick they've seen out of all of my money magic collection. I did wave change and the sit down for the clean up. They said that it's better that I used $20's instead of $100's because I can pay for daily things.
[/quote]

That is awesome defconskylude!!! Next step, make them believe that you can really change them $1's into $20'S, then they will have no say in wether you have enough money for daily things or not! They will be eating out your hands :)
Message: Posted by: JPK (Oct 28, 2009 03:26PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-28 16:21, Piz wrote:
That is awesome defconskylude!!! Next step, make them believe that you can really change them $1's into $20'S, then they will have no say in wether you have enough money for daily things or not! They will be eating out your hands :)
[/quote]
That's true Piz, but they might expect him to pay for it all the time. :)
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 28, 2009 03:28PM)
I've had free drinks and free sides dishes when I performed extreme burn to the cashiers at fast food restaurants and coffee shops. I wonder what I can get when performing handout 500. One time they wouldn't even accept my cash since they thought it was counterfeit. I simply handed out one of the $20's in the middle for extreme burn and they told me to pay with a card instead for a $4 drink. The manager looked at the $20 bill closely at the inking and even marked it with the counterfeit marker. That reaction was priceless.
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Oct 28, 2009 03:56PM)
I just figured this can also be applied as a $2 dollar window trick. Change it from two $1 bills to a $2 bill. Or two $50 bills to a $100 bill. Easier to handle since it's not bulky.

Hand out the $2 bill and just give it away as a souvenir. They will remember you for sure.
Message: Posted by: bugjack (Oct 28, 2009 04:15PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-28 15:22, Steve Haynes wrote:

Most anyone would figure it out after a little while but glad we got this elementary blooper nailed.

[/quote]

I don't have this yet, but will there be any kind of official correction? The correct info on the website, or a repressing with the correct instruction?
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 28, 2009 04:37PM)
Yes Bugjack it is.
This is a very very simple thing to figure out,but we will do it just to be sure.
Some people don't get on forums,so that makes it even more important.

Thanks bugjack and everyone else,
S
Message: Posted by: BrillionsMagic (Oct 28, 2009 09:19PM)
This is a topic that I feel is relevant to this same thread, so please don’t anyone think I am getting off base about the subject of Hand Out 500.

I had a bit of a technical hiccup with my order, and by this I mean a physical issue with the DVD. Don’t ask me to be specific because, this is likely an isolated incident and I don’t want to start any pandemonium.

The complete and total professionalism of both the creator Steve Haynes, and Janet of Paul Harris Presents (I don’t know Janet’s last name) has been outstanding. My issue was addressed in less than two hours by both Steve, and Janet. I asked several questions of both parties involved and everything was handled promptly, and with great care. I will order from Paul Harris Presents again, and always ask for Janet. Steve’s Hand Out 500 is a great technical advancement for magicians that love bill switching effects. This is not a review of the Hand Out 500 Effect, but rather the customer service behind the effect. If you buy this effect, please buy with confidence of knowing you will be treated well; should you have any problems, questions, etc…

Bottom line: Fantastic, and fun effect with lots of possibilities backed by outstanding customer service.

Thank you Steve and Janet
Message: Posted by: Zachary (Oct 28, 2009 10:40PM)
Janet, being the smokey eyed sister of Paul himself, is the seldom seen female icon of the exquisite customer service being offered here. I'll second the thanks for both Steve and Janet
Message: Posted by: Kevinr (Oct 29, 2009 12:18AM)
This question is for Extreme Burn owners (and users of the effect) Only..

Are you no longer using Extreme burn and feel this is a better, simple, clean effect instead of Extreme Burn??
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Oct 29, 2009 08:25AM)
Got to join the club of VERY happy owners of this!!

Got mine yesterday and love it!!! One of the BEST magic buys I've got...and I've got a room full that I don't use!! I'll use this forever!! Getting some good and fun ideas for this.

The DVD is just great and explains everything so well that even I "got it" the first time watching it.

Like the idea of using bill size papers (with "$" signs drawn on 'em) and maybe a wallet made out of duct tape (lots of these how-to on YouTube) for the clean up "tap move". I have a couple Mullica wallets but having a duct tape wallet and fake money looks so "cheap"...then they change to real money!!

THANKS Steve for coming up with this and sharing it with us!!!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 29, 2009 11:05AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-29 01:18, Kevinr wrote:
This question is for Extreme Burn owners (and users of the effect) Only..

Are you no longer using Extreme burn and feel this is a better, simple, clean effect instead of Extreme Burn??
[/quote]

I was an "ONLY" user of Extreme Burn until I met Mr Prophet, which I feel has superior construction, which leads to a much more natural looking handling of the bills. I also prefer the Prophet change over any of the 9 (I believe) on Extreme Burn. This is obviously just my opinion, but one I conjured up after spending an enormous amount of time with both gimmicks.


With this said, I feel both have there ups and downs. I would personally choose HandOut 500 over both (Prophet and Extreme Burn) due to the nature of the gimmick and the very natural way of disposing of it. Not only this, you also have free bills, which are now inspectable and care free of any thickness.

With Prophet and Extreme Burn there is a Set-Change "Flip" of the bills in order to get the bills in the correct position for the change. With HandOut there is none of this acquired looking motion, no flipping, or set-up, it's as fluid and to the point as can be.

I do see circumstances to where I would prefer using my Prophet over Handout, but after weighing out the pluses and minuses of both gimmicks (and also only having $500 at the moment ;) ), I choose HandOut as my preferred bill change gimmick without question.


Hope this helped


Paul
Message: Posted by: Kevinr (Oct 29, 2009 11:21AM)
You can go on the Monopoly website and print out there fake money the exact size as regular money and change those... Really cool change even for kids.. However I don't own this one yet.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 29, 2009 11:29AM)
BTW guys, after Playing around with the HandOut Gimmick this morning, I found that you can do the same "EXACT, IDENTICAL" change as in Prophet (my favorite change!)! This simply speaks volumes for me!

Check out the Prophet Demo to see what I'm talking about my friends :)

I found it for ya guys! Now, imagine holding HandOut 500 bills the same way, with the same look, same result :) ............... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeArkBmUp7A&feature=related

The cool thing about this is that you now see the fronts and backs change, Prophet style!lol This is so freakin cool!

It's just getting better by the day!



Paul
Message: Posted by: Jim Gravina (Oct 29, 2009 03:31PM)
Hello,

I am new to posting on this forum as my main focuses are outside of magic, but I do consider myself a serious hobyist. I just never really needed to post anything, but I have visited here in the past. Anyways...

I just received Handout 500 and upon watching it was blown away at the creativeness behind this effect. I had been using extreme burn up until now. I haven't yet made the gimmick but based on the explanation of its creation, its amazing and I cant wait to make it! I am an arts and crafts kinda guy so this looks like a good one!

Just wanted to chime in.
Jim Gravina
Message: Posted by: gamma105 (Oct 29, 2009 04:23PM)
I also got my Handout 500, and I love how the gimmick is constructed (although I haven't made one yet). One additional feature that I love about the gimmick is the thickness of the bills before and after the change. There is no get ready move as in some other bill changes, which makes it cleaner IMO. Well, time for me to sit down and make it, so I can try it out on Halloween night :D
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 30, 2009 01:28AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-29 12:29, Piz wrote:
BTW guys, after Playing around with the HandOut Gimmick this morning, I found that you can do the same "EXACT, IDENTICAL" change as in Prophet (my favorite change!)! This simply speaks volumes for me!

Check out the Prophet Demo to see what I'm talking about my friends :)

I found it for ya guys! Now, imagine holding HandOut 500 bills the same way, with the same look, same result :) ............... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeArkBmUp7A&feature=related

The cool thing about this is that you now see the fronts and backs change, Prophet style!lol This is so freakin cool!

It's just getting better by the day!



Paul
[/quote]

Thanks Piz
Just about any change people now use can be used with handout 500 and some new ones only possible with Handout.

The more you play the more ideas you will come up with.
Like I said,
Loving all the creative spirits,
S
Message: Posted by: cardlover (Oct 30, 2009 03:59AM)
After reading the post Piz made,I gave it a try and the change(prophet)works perfect with this new gimmick.
I made mine ones to fives and practiced a few hours and in the past two days I have shown it about a dozen times and nothing but total WOW! reactions.
Handout500 ROCKS!
John
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 30, 2009 05:04AM)
Just a quick shout out to everyone who has messaged me with all their own ideas and and questions.
Thanks for taking the time to do so.
Steve
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 30, 2009 10:58AM)
Here's a quick video of me performing HandOut 500 with the Prophet change. Mind you I only have about an hour of practice with this so far, so be nice! :bg: I showed my sis this vid, who stands as my test-dummy with any magic I do, and her jaw dropped!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQCdWpDrdU


I have the next 3 days off of work, the second I can get out the house and infront of some strangers/crowd I will have camera's rolling. Can't wait to see the reactions this gets! :D
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 30, 2009 11:23AM)
Thanks Piz!
Love it your doing other changes with five hundred.
Tell your sis I said hello!
S :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 30, 2009 11:56AM)
Thanks Steve! I will tell her :)

lol My boss (owner) at work just seen the video (as we where talking and asked me what I was doing), and just offered me $50 to teach him this! I told him I don't care if you payed me $1,000, I don't sell my material :bg:


This effect ROCKS Steve!


Paul
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 30, 2009 01:07PM)
Very nice Piz!

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Oct 30, 2009 06:32PM)
A detailed review was done here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=336874&forum=111&2&start=0#1

I don't think the change on Handout 500 looks as magical as Prophet or Extreme Burn. The big selling point of Handout 500 is that you can hand out the bills, but
I've never had anyone ask to see the bills when I do Prophet.

Just my opinion. It's good we all like different tricks.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 30, 2009 06:46PM)
^^^I did a Vid to where I do the Prophet change with the Handout Gimmick, have you seen it?

Just a wonder, and Thanks! :)

EDIT: Vid got moved to page 13, very bottom :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: Piz (Oct 30, 2009 07:16PM)
BTW my fellow Magi's, I seem to be getting Pm's (just a couple) on how to critique my performance?

I made this vid strictly to show that another change is possible other then the one's Steve has presented on the DVD, as I have been getting Pm's on how to perform the Prophet change with this gimmick. I did not perform this for presentation purposes, or for those to critique my presentation/routine. I already know it needs critiquing (as I stated I only had an hour with it, tops), no need to try to school me on it, I see this myself.

Please don't take this post as though I am being big headed or arrogant, I am simply stating the reason why I posted the Vid. I love helping people, and this Prophet change was intended to show just that, a new way to execute the change that has not previously been shown.


Thanks fellas



Paul
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 31, 2009 02:08PM)
A friend of mind asked me to help him make up the gimmick and in exchange I could make one up for me to keep. What a deal!

I watched the DVD from beginning to end before doing anything and my first reaction was there's no way I'm going to make this. I'll just stick with Extreme Burn. But I promised a friend I would make it. I'm so glad I did. In all honesty it is not difficult to make. After making the first one I breezed through the second one.

It's crazy how Steve thought of this. It's amazing how it all works and it works so easily. I have made room in my wallet to carry both EB and HO 500. I am creating a routine where I start with EB to show mutliple changes of going from 1's to 20's then 20's to 1's. Then I'll switch out EB with HO 500 for the finally then hand out the bills.

I'm so happy I made this gimmick up. My first reaction was it's not for me. Boy was I wrong. It will not replace EB but will be right next to it in my wallet. This is a good one!

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 31, 2009 04:40PM)
Thanks for posting Mike

defconskylude said it took him fifteen minutes to build.
I went into extreme detail on the DVD just to make sure I covered everything,but as you have seen,once you build it,there are several ways to start.
Once you understand it,it's very easy to make and you can convert it to another change in about a minute.

Thanks Mike,
S
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Oct 31, 2009 04:56PM)
Defconskylude did put up a review!
Thanks Man
So I'm sure that now that it is out,that is where people will be posting,so feel free to add your comments there if you feel like it.
Thanks a Million for all the kind words and ideas.
Wishing you all a bright and magical future,
Steve Haynes
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 31, 2009 07:56PM)
Hey Steve!

I just hit the streets with this one during TRICK or treating with my kids. I blew people away. I was concerned about some of the "heat" of the gimmick but NO ONE caught it. They DID exactly what you said. They held the bills in the air and some even examined them against a light!

This takes this effect to a whole new level. I lov EB but always danced around the "Let me see those Dollars" questions. It really was never a difficult problem but switching in HO 500 was just the ending I needed to make it perfect.

It's so funny how I went from skeptic to believer as soon as I made this up. Great job with this and you're correct it's not difficult make. The second one took me well under 15 minutes.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (Oct 31, 2009 08:01PM)
Ok Mike, I have to ask

Did you go as a Magician?

Don
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 31, 2009 08:40PM)
LOL... How did you guess????
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Oct 31, 2009 10:22PM)
Sounds like you HAVE to hand the bills out to end clean regardless of which method you use. Is this true?
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Oct 31, 2009 10:37PM)
Not at all. If you don"t hand the bills out you're as clean as you would be with EB. In fact, HO 500 gives you complete freedom with the last bill whereas EB you're stuck.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Nov 1, 2009 12:21AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-30 11:58, Piz wrote:
Here's a quick video of me performing HandOut 500 with the Prophet change. Mind you I only have about an hour of practice with this so far, so be nice! :bg: I showed my sis this vid, who stands as my test-dummy with any magic I do, and her jaw dropped!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQCdWpDrdU



I have the next 3 days off of work, the second I can get out the house and infront of some strangers/crowd I will have camera's rolling. Can't wait to see the reactions this gets! :D
[/quote]
Hey Piz, did you take the video down? I couldn't get it to come up.

Thanks,
Sammy
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Nov 1, 2009 01:09PM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-31 20:56, mike storz wrote:


This takes this effect to a whole new level. I lov EB but always danced around the "Let me see those Dollars" questions. It really was never a difficult problem but switching in HO 500 was just the ending I needed to make it perfect.

Mike :)
[/quote]

Mike,that made me smile(thanks).
Handing out the bills does make it stronger,whether people ask to see them or not, they want to!
As your playing with more of the spectators senses.
All the multi bill changes look great as they have the fantasy factor involved.
You don't even have to do a trick at all and just flash five hundred bucks and it gets anyones blood pumping!
handing out all the bills Seconds after the bills change and their brain is still buzzing enhances the effect even further becaues of the extra senses that are being used on the spectator,so just hand them out and observe the spectators facial expressions.
Even if you don't hand the bills out,people are still gonna love this type of effect because of the fantasy factor.
My Opinion
As far as not trusting people handling your money,if I'm that concerned about the people I'm performing for,i would never even show them I had five hundred bucks on me to begin with.
Any social gathering,work place,resturant,gig ect..is safe,,as no one want's their friends to think their a theif,even if they are one.
The logic that you would not hand out that kind of money and the spectators naturally understand that makes sense,but from my experience and asking spectators for their bills for other effects with no problems puts me in a position of "i can take your money,make it vanish,tear and restore it ect..but you can't touch mine and you should understand why!
No matter what version of the multi bill change is done,will get great reactions but putting them in their hands gives it another mental punch and kills the "trick bills theory" before it is even born.
I truly wanted to take the multi bill change and make it stronger for the spectators by using more of their senses (touch) and getting rid of the only guess most any spectator will come up with,which would be correct,as I want to wow them,but I wanted the mystery to be deeper psychologically.
Whether they ask or not,they really do want to see all those bills and when you let them,the rabit hole just got deeper.

Even though the gimmick is very fooling even to magicians,i truly had the spectators in mind when creating HandOut 500.

Thanks again Mike for your post,
Steve
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Nov 1, 2009 03:24PM)
You're welcome Steve! I'm happy to return the favor of "you made me smile"!

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Nov 2, 2009 10:34PM)
Is it true that at least one of the bills won't be redeemable if you have to deconstruct the gimmick?
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Nov 2, 2009 10:59PM)
Why would you ask such a question? :)
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Nov 2, 2009 11:43PM)
Lol if I performed this, I would only do $1 to $100 and I wouldn't want waste a $100 bill! I have money, but not THAT much money haha
Message: Posted by: Bill Lhotta (Nov 2, 2009 11:51PM)
No, that is not true. You can tape any of the bills back together and use them assuming you save their counterparts. Steve goes over this in the DVD.

Cheers!

** Bill **

[quote]
On 2009-11-02 23:34, lunatik wrote:
Is it true that at least one of the bills won't be redeemable if you have to deconstruct the gimmick?
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Nov 3, 2009 05:36AM)
^^^. Bill is correct. I placed the unused bills in an envelope and put it in a safe place just incase I need them! Tape will do the trick! Another important point is Steve describes away that you do not have to lose a 100 bill for the trick. Very simple and looks great.

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Nov 3, 2009 06:36AM)
Cost me a total of six bucks to build mine and I can spend the six bucks if I got that desperate.
S
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Nov 3, 2009 07:01AM)
Cool, thanks for the replies!
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Nov 3, 2009 07:51AM)
Still waiting for mine to arrive even with the pre-order.
Where is my Handout?
Message: Posted by: funnyclown (Nov 4, 2009 01:05AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-30 11:58, Piz wrote:
Here's a quick video of me performing HandOut 500 with the Prophet change. Mind you I only have about an hour of practice with this so far, so be nice! :bg: I showed my sis this vid, who stands as my test-dummy with any magic I do, and her jaw dropped!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQCdWpDrdU


I have the next 3 days off of work, the second I can get out the house and infront of some strangers/crowd I will have camera's rolling. Can't wait to see the reactions this gets! :D
[/quote]




Hi Piz Please re-upload your video. I'd love to see your video. youtube says your video was removed by user. I just want to say I love Handout 500. I used to do Hundy 500 and this is by far so much better. Thank you Steve for creating a wonderful piece of magic.

funnyclown
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Nov 4, 2009 10:18AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-03 08:51, magicmike30 wrote:
Still waiting for mine to arrive even with the pre-order.
Where is my Handout?
[/quote]

Me, too. Still waiting...

Robert
Message: Posted by: Piz (Nov 4, 2009 10:54AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-04 02:05, funnyclown wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-10-30 11:58, Piz wrote:
Here's a quick video of me performing HandOut 500 with the Prophet change. Mind you I only have about an hour of practice with this so far, so be nice! :bg: I showed my sis this vid, who stands as my test-dummy with any magic I do, and her jaw dropped!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQCdWpDrdU


I have the next 3 days off of work, the second I can get out the house and infront of some strangers/crowd I will have camera's rolling. Can't wait to see the reactions this gets! :D
[/quote]




Hi Piz Please re-upload your video. I'd love to see your video. youtube says your video was removed by user. I just want to say I love Handout 500. I used to do Hundy 500 and this is by far so much better. Thank you Steve for creating a wonderful piece of magic.

funnyclown
[/quote]


I'm doing a new one this coming weekend, there were a few things in that presentation I was not satisfied with. Anyone who knows me will tell you how much of a perfectionist I am, from personal to work.

I will re-upload the vid for you folks who have not seen it, will be taking it back down within the the next 24. Will present the link shortly.


Paul
Message: Posted by: Damian Surr (Nov 4, 2009 01:41PM)
Can you do Extreme Burn style changes with this gimmick? I much prefer the look of Extreme Burn to the 'folding over a section of the notes' thing. Love the clean ending though.

Damian
Message: Posted by: Piz (Nov 5, 2009 12:00PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-04 14:41, Damian Surr wrote:
Can you do Extreme Burn style changes with this gimmick? I much prefer the look of Extreme Burn to the 'folding over a section of the notes' thing. Love the clean ending though.

Damian
[/quote]

YES, I will be demonstrating a few new changes I have been working on never seen this coming weekend.



Paul
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Nov 5, 2009 07:08PM)
Made my first gimmick last night and worked well...but like the idea of having something on the "blank papers" (to ones...cheap version I know!!) so copied some ones and made 'em so they look really light and washed out...and made another gimmick today...works much better!

I'm practicing this lots as me and my son will be selling popcorn for the Boy Scouts (he's one) at the local Credit Union.

Hmmm...kind of like a "bank"...people and money...GOTTA show it to anyone interested and I am getter better with practice...so hope to have some fun there!!!

This is great!!!!

Piz...what part of Chicago are you in??? I'm just up and around the Lake in West Michigan but have friends in the Chicago area...Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Mt. Prospect...actually just one family but they moved alot!!

Gotta get back to practice!!!
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Nov 8, 2009 05:35AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-04 02:05, funnyclown wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-10-30 11:58, Piz wrote:
Here's a quick video of me performing HandOut 500 with the Prophet change. Mind you I only have about an hour of practice with this so far, so be nice! :bg: I showed my sis this vid, who stands as my test-dummy with any magic I do, and her jaw dropped!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQCdWpDrdU


I have the next 3 days off of work, the second I can get out the house and infront of some strangers/crowd I will have camera's rolling. Can't wait to see the reactions this gets! :D
[/quote]




Hi Piz Please re-upload your video. I'd love to see your video. youtube says your video was removed by user. I just want to say I love Handout 500. I used to do Hundy 500 and this is by far so much better. Thank you Steve for creating a wonderful piece of magic.

funnyclown
[/quote]

Thanks funnyclown for the kind words.


Tom
Glad you like it and thanks for the pm,
S
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Nov 8, 2009 12:32PM)
An idea...in doing this with blank papers (or "poorly copied bills") it is a little tricky to do with the blank papers being white (copy paper) but I do remember a post on here somewhere a few years ago where the subjuct of money colored paper was discussed.

Somebody said that there's, if I'm remembering right, a "celery" (??) colored paper at one of the office supply stores (Staples or Office Max..or..??) that's very close to real money color!!

This would "blend" with the real money and work well for "blank" bills (I'm thinking making these so that they're something like coupons "good for $1" or whatever amount you'd want to change 'em to would be fun!)

Does anybody remember this or know of the type and color paper that does have that "money color"????

Gonna ask in on the "money forum" too...just in case!
Message: Posted by: dduane (Nov 8, 2009 06:07PM)
I use a paper from Staples: Southworth Connoisseur Collection Exceptional Resume Paper (long name ...eh?) Anyway, I use Ivory - it's pretty close to money. The good thing about this paper is that is 100% cotton and somewhat heavy - 24lb. Good for making fake bills or just blanks.

Duane
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Nov 8, 2009 06:15PM)
Thanks for the tip Duane. I've been broke this week :P But I hope to make my Handout 500 soon...
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Nov 8, 2009 08:19PM)
Where did you guys order from? I ordered it over a month ago and still haven't received it from Papercrane...
Message: Posted by: PHSIS (Nov 10, 2009 11:14AM)
Hello
This is Tuesday morning, November 10th, and I wanted everyone to know there are
temporary server problems with our website host and the Paul Harris Presents
site is down. It will be up shortly.
Thank you,
Janet Harris
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Nov 10, 2009 03:26PM)
Finally got mine yesterday from my pre-order with Paul Harris Presents. Asides from what seemed like a long wait.......


This thing rocks! It will be living in my wallet besides my Power Ball to be unleashed at will. Nice thinking Steve. Even knowing the method now it still looks like magic when I see it.
Just get this.

Mike
Message: Posted by: DN777 (Nov 12, 2009 12:25AM)
Nothing but good reviews all around, that's enough for me to buy it :)
Message: Posted by: Damian Surr (Nov 12, 2009 10:46AM)
Just ordered mine,

There was a post somewhere about a mistake in the description of the gimmick. Can anyone point me to that post to print off ready for when my Handout 500 arrives?

Cheers
Damian
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 12, 2009 01:30PM)
You can simply visit http://www.paulharrispresents.com and go to CORRECTIONS in the left hand navigation menu and find the correction there.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Nov 12, 2009 03:46PM)
Corrections are included with all new orders.
S
Message: Posted by: Damian Surr (Nov 16, 2009 09:46AM)
Thanks,
I've ordered mine from the UK, so the correction's may not be included if it's an earlier batch.

Cheers
Damian
Message: Posted by: arrow23 (Nov 17, 2009 03:38PM)
Hi Damian,
I pm-ed Steve with a similar question and he said that if you ordered from somewhere else corrections are included, since Murphy´s gets it first and then they ship to all the others, if I understood correctly, so it should be no problem.Btw, still waiting for mine :).
arrow
Message: Posted by: WizzBang (Nov 18, 2009 05:19AM)
To me handing out money to anyone is complete madness.
This may be cool for other magicians but why would you ever give your money to anyone? Especially a fist full of 100s!
Who is actually using this in the real world? What difference is the reaction?
Does the audience handle the money and say "wow that's fantastic and no hidden gimmicks!" To me the whole concept is not natural, think about reasons you get money out - to pay for something or to make a bet for example. So you pull out your wad of paper, change it to hundreds, hand over one of them, change the rest back to paper and you're all clean, this works with all the old methods too.
To me this smells the same as magicians pulling out their wallets and doing the paddle move before revealing the signed card - it's just not natural and in my experience certainly doesn't make the magical moment any greater either.
Message: Posted by: WizzBang (Nov 18, 2009 05:52AM)
One last comment, the gimmick may be the best produced and the instructions the best ever provided. I just think we need to consider what the overall effect is, just because you can hand out the money doesn't mean you should.
THINK about it :)
Message: Posted by: Nico Zottos (Nov 18, 2009 08:27AM)
Actually you would be surprised how many spectators want to examine things. It's more than you think. Many of them just don't ask because at that point, they probably think you cant because you have trick bills. Most spectators are polite and don't want to catch you out in front of a group of people so they wont ask for the bills. Those that do obviously don't have a problem wanting you to be exposed in front of everyone. Handing out the bills to a spectator without them even asking by just saying, "Here check them out." Will shatter any method they have in their mind. It DOES make a difference to the spectator. If a spectator goes home at night and says," Wow that bill trick was great...I think there must of been [insert spec. explanation here]" the impact will be much less of that if they go home at night having examined the bills, KNOWING there is nothing there. Handout 500 is a great variation to the bill change. You will never find a spectator who doesn't want to examine something...everyone always wants to find out the secret.

my 2 cents.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 18, 2009 12:28PM)
After performing this for real people, it's a fact that people want to examine the bills and it's a fact that it blows their mind even more. Plus, I use Canadian Tire money so I don't mind handing out the bills; nobody wants them. I don't use Canadian Tire money for that reason, but it's an added bonus.
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Nov 18, 2009 12:57PM)
Ask the spectator for a $10 bill. Then do the effect using $1 bills to $2 bills and exchange the money while you keep the $10 bill.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 18, 2009 02:42PM)
Yeah but then you have to replenish your Hand Out 500 constantly.
Message: Posted by: defconskylude (Nov 18, 2009 02:53PM)
Or just get the $2 bills back
Message: Posted by: actorscotty (Nov 18, 2009 03:09PM)
Did this for a few magicians and they were totally floored, must admit, the ending was with the use of my invisible hand,,,,, ended totally clean, not one of the guys had a clue
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Nov 18, 2009 04:11PM)
Yes,handing them out makes it more deceptive/effective.
Wizbang left me a PM(thanks) that he left some challenging questions in this thread,so here I am and see several post that pretty much covers what I would say.
Im not the type to "challenge" or argue with anyone period!
Simply put,HandOut 500 stands on it's own unique merits.

defconskylude has posted a great idea that gives you the best of both worlds and if you wanted,you could have it set to go from millions to ones and ask for a five,then as they hold their five change it to ones and trade money.
Someone else had mentioned having it set for ones to tweenties and someone happened to need change for a hundred and he took advantage of the moment!

If I showed four aces then changed them to four kings and handed them one of the kings it would only creat more suspicion of the other cards and if I was doing Easy Money,i would simply do it and go to the pocket and not hand out anything(imo).
Nico Zottos
You said that better than I could have, so thank you!

PatrickGregoire is a regular worker and and it thrills me he has added this the his performances,as I have found him to be very picky(so am I).

From my experience,people are not going to run with your money in a social setting and they give you your bills back with no problem and if you decide not to hand them out,it's just as strong as any other to a spectator.

Some like to use This and Easy Money(hundy 500,prophet,extreme burn) and that can be a great way to keep the mystery.
If you work resturants and did Easy Money and later the customer requested you do the effect for a friend,you would kill the theory that has grown in the requester and blow them both away!
There are many talented folks here at the Café and from the pm's that I have received I have discovered there are many more than I was aware of.

Thanks again for the pm Wiz and thank you all for your support.
Steve Haynes
Message: Posted by: WizzBang (Nov 19, 2009 12:56AM)
Thanks for your response Steve, I enjoy the discussion/argument as I think it helps us all understand a little more about our craft.
And I do agree that handout stands on it's own merits.
But I am interested that others have found that spectators want to fully examine things. Timing and flow are critical in a good performance so if you ended with handing out the money OK but half way through your performance? I would find an interlude to examine the money would throw the timing out, it also gives permission for all props to be examined after that do you always finish with Handout 500? or what strategies would you use otherwise?
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 07:39AM)
YOU are the one GIVING THEM PERMISSION to examine the bills. That does not give them the right to examine all your other props. It's a courtesy.

I agree that it could kill the flow and timing of your set if you let them examine the bills, but that's only if you don't perform an effect with one of the bills afterwards, such as pen through bill or anything else using one or some of the bills they are examining. While they examine, you get ready for your next effect with one/some of the bills and go straight into it. To them, there is no break in the flow; they are IN the flow. They are busy, this isn't a break in the routine to them. If someone wasn't interested in examining the bills while another guy was busy doing so, then I could see it being a problem but just keep that guy entertained for the little amount of time it takes for them to look at the bills and realize there's nothing there.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 11:06AM)
As an afterthought, if you're afraid that they'll want to examine all your props for the effects after Hand Out 500, make sure they can. Simple as that.
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Nov 19, 2009 12:50PM)
Or never start handing out props in the first place! You think Copperfield's audience walks away less impressed because he doesn't allow them on stage after each effect/routine?

I don't now nor have I ever allowed my props (clean or gaffed) to be handled by spectators!

Just my preference!

MMc
Message: Posted by: MLDupree (Nov 19, 2009 01:26PM)
Got my copy yesterday can't wait to get started!!!
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 02:30PM)
And you DON'T think, Mickey? Everyone knows Copperfield accomplishes his illusions with gimmicked apparatuses. If people were allowed to examine everything, I think they would be more impressed. Regardless, it really isn't the same thing as letting someone examine bills after an Easy Money effect. The only logical reasoning behind changing bills into other bills is that there are other bills hidden somewhere and you switch them out. When you change the bills and just hand them out, there is nowhere for those bills to be. It's difficult for me to understand that people wouldn't realize that this is a stronger scenario than just changing the bills and putting them away. What I do understand is some not caring about the added impact of handing out the bills and that it might not be for them. Doesn't bother me. I'm just surprised that some are arguing that it isn't stronger to hand out the bills.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 03:38PM)
Here's something to think about if you're on the fence about handing out the bills for examination (goes with something I already said before):

Present Hand Out 500 and then hand them the bills but don't hand them with the intention of them examining them, hand them and ask them to just pick one out of the 5 and hand the rest back to you. You then take the rest, put it away in your pocket and proceed to ask them to make sure the bill they are holding has no holes. Perform Pen Through Bill or anything that uses one bill. This way, if they want to examine the 5 bills when you hand them to them, they can, but you aren't asking them to examine them so it's not like you gave them permission so they won't think they can examine all of your other props. You're simply asking them to hold onto one of the bills to use in the next effect and at the same time, giving them the opportunity to realize that there are only 5 bills in play and they are normal.
Message: Posted by: WizzBang (Nov 19, 2009 03:58PM)
And I'm suprised that you think that handing out the bills makes it a stronger scenario. To me handing out the bills makes it more like an impossible puzzle, yes it makes it more deceptive/effective but what are you trying to say to your audience, what is the story you are telling? The point I was trying to make was not about the method but about the overall effect. If your aim is to entertain rather than completely fool then why bother handing your money over to someone else, surely some nice flourishes in your own hands is more entertaining than someone riffling through your cash saying "oh my god how did you do that?".

So I guess what I'm saying is "it isn't stronger to hand out the bills" especially because you then take them back again anyway.

I think leaving something such as a signed restored card is a much stronger memory of what occurred.
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Nov 19, 2009 04:24PM)
Mock scenario.....

Spectator(s): "Ohhhhhhh awwwwwww COOL!

Magi: Here, take a look for yourself.... (hands out 100(s))

Spec(s): OMG, AWESOME, CAN'T BELIEVE IT! (slips bill in pocket)

Magi: Uhhhh sir, may I have that back please?

Spec.: (pick 1 or more) Have what back? I thought you gave it to me! I passed it to him! You big enough to take it back?

Hopefully this was your closer so that it won't matter if A)You whip his butt and take it back. B)Make a big scene in HOPES of getting it back. C)End up going to the hospital because you TRIED to take it back an failed (miserably)!

Sure this is an extreme scenario but I've certainly played to crowds that are NOT above this type of behavior!

Is it worth the risk of breaking the continuity of your gig just to over prove an already great effect? Not to me it isn't but to each his own! Have fun!

MMc
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 04:34PM)
Wizzbang: I think magic is entertainment and deception. If I entertain them properly during the effect, that takes care of the entertainment. If I have also fooled them, that takes care of the deception. Handing out the bills at the end furthers the deception; it takes nothing away from the entertainment... In my opinion the overall effect is enhanced when you hand them the bills. I've already said this but I'll say it again: the only rational explanation for changing 5 bills into 5 different bills is that you had extra bills and switched them out. That means that when you hand those bills out, the only explanation is either that you are a *** good magician or that you have real powers. Either one is good for me. You don't think that simply displaying the bills after the change and putting them away will have them not thinking "how did you do that?".

Mickey: You use your discretion with this effect... I agree though, you can never know what someone will do.
Message: Posted by: cardlover (Nov 19, 2009 05:09PM)
I love the multi bill change and love the fact that I can do the change like the others,or hand them out.
I also like that the gimmick cost next to nothing to build.
Just my opinion,but with this I get the best of both worlds so no matter what side of the fence I'm on at the time, I'm ready to roll.
I studied most all the multi bill changes out there and this in my opinion,is a wonderful contribution to the multi bill change effect.
As much as I love the Easy Money Gimmick and all the money I have spent on all the variations,it was truly a breath of fresh air to get something that looks great,cost way less money to build the gimmick and be inspired from the creativity that went into it and be able to hand them out anytime I choose.
Message: Posted by: animation (Nov 19, 2009 05:19PM)
So I guess what I'm saying is "it isn't stronger to hand out the bills" especially because you then take them back again anyway.

I think leaving something such as a signed restored card is a much stronger memory of what occurred.
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The Easy Money type effects are always gonna be stronger than a signed restored card, because its one of those effects that has that emotional hook which spectators can relate to. This effect is right up there with the $100 bill switch, the floating bill, the coin bend and mind reading. All these effects are some of the most powerful effects in the whole of magic. You can't even compare handout 500 to a card flourish or torn and restored card.

There are loads of times in magic when we handout out our props for examination. Audience management is the key with your magic, you just have to be a little careful with this trick. The main reason why we never handed out all the money before was because we couldn't . But anyway handout 500 gives the performer the option.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 05:28PM)
I just want to make something clear: You can decide not to hand the bills out at the end of Hand Out 500, but then there is a reset. If you don't plan on handing out the bills at the end, might as well be using Extreme Burn. That is if you need an instant reset. If you don't need an instant reset than maybe you'll prefer Hand Out 500 for it's cheaper price to build or its thickness or lack there of.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 09:31PM)
Just want to let everyone know that Steve explained a method to me that allows you to reset the trick while putting the bills away for those who do not want to hand out the bills. This means that Hand Out 500 is great even for those who do not want to hand the bills out.
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Nov 19, 2009 09:43PM)
Oh thank God, I can sleep tonight! ;)
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 19, 2009 11:05PM)
I don't understand why you would post that sarcastic comment. I just wanted everyone to know that I was wrong in the post above my post before this one. Maybe some who did want to buy Hand Out 500 but didn't want to hand the bills out wouldn't have purchased because of what I said. At least now they know what's possible. If you're not interested in this effect, you're free to leave this topic anytime...
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Nov 19, 2009 11:46PM)
It would have been "sarcastic" had I not included the ;) otherwise it's simply meant in jest! Easy on the caffeine big guy!

MMc
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 20, 2009 12:06AM)
I took the ;) as the mark of sarcasm. Sorry
Message: Posted by: WizzBang (Nov 20, 2009 01:30AM)
Animation, you miss my point or maybe you disagree. I have in my possession a signed card that a magican gave me when I was a young lad. It is one of my prize possessions because it reminds me of a strong emotional time I had as a layperson I don't think I would have kept a $100 bill even if the magician gave it to me I probably would have spent it. So although the effect at the time may have been stronger does it last? And do you think that money has a stronger emotional hook than your signature? I actually prefer the bent coin type effects because you can leave them with something but once again it's the story your weave around the effect and the significance you attach to what you leave that is the real magic.

I am not criticising the Handout 500, it is a great innovation and will suit many magicians perfectly, expecially, and I say this with a hint of sarcasm, when performing for your magic buddies who know the other methods, this would really fool them. However a layperson seeing magic for the first time has no idea about all this stuff. I am just saying be cautious, don't fall in love with the clean finish, think about the overall effect you will have on these good people and maybe, and sometimes it does happen, they throw money in your direction.
Message: Posted by: WizzBang (Nov 20, 2009 01:37AM)
"The main reason why we never handed out all the money before was because we couldn't "

I disagree, here are some other alternative reasons you may want to consider:

1. because you will have to ask for it back
2. because it is not natural to hand your money over to complete strangers
3. because of the risk of never getting it back
4. because there is no point in handing over your money other than for examination
5. because it wastes time and can disrupt the flow
Message: Posted by: cardlover (Nov 20, 2009 03:12AM)
"The main reason why we never handed out all the money before was because we couldn't "

I agree, hear are some other alternative reasons you may want to condider:

Or you can simply Do it to pay for things or ask for a tweenty and change four ones to four fives and exchange money.
From someone who has done most versions of this effect I can tell you,
1 no problem getting your money back(swap cash for cash)
2very natural that a spectator suspects trick bills no matter how pretty it is and handing them out at the end does make it a deeper mystery.
3 same as 1
4because handing them out enhances the effect even more!
5 Anytime your working for a crowd,you never know what someone may say when their having a good time,thus disrupting your "flow", so if your a pro,im sure you have worked on those things.
This to me is the strongest version of the multi bill change to a spectator and I have done them all.
For what it's worth.
John
Message: Posted by: Damian Surr (Nov 22, 2009 05:41AM)
I got my package a couple of days ago. It's very very clever. Such a different approach. Great thinking.

That said, I prefer Extreme burn.

I think they are pretty much on a par with each other for a one off performance, but Extreme Burn resets its self. I can cleanly take it out of my wallet and cleanly put it back, then just go to the next table and do the effect again. There's no reset what so ever. I don't mind a quick reset if there's a huge pay off for the effect that needs it, but I don't see one here.

I think the illusion with Extreme burn is just as good and if people want to feel the money (which they often do) then I offer them the fan and let them take a note to feel. They can take any of the notes except the one on the bottom. It's not much of a force.

Not knocking Handout 500 at all. It's an incredible idea, but I think Extreme Burn is still the best available for a close-up worker.

Cheers
Damian
Message: Posted by: cardlover (Nov 22, 2009 07:08AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-22 06:41, Damian Surr wrote:
I got my package a couple of days ago. It's very very clever. Such a different approach. Great thinking.

That said, I prefer Extreme burn.

I think they are pretty much on a par with each other for a one off performance, but Extreme Burn resets its self. I can cleanly take it out of my wallet and cleanly put it back, then just go to the next table and do the effect again. There's no reset what so ever. I don't mind a quick reset if there's a huge pay off for the effect that needs it, but I don't see one here.

I think the illusion with Extreme burn is just as good and if people want to feel the money (which they often do) then I offer them the fan and let them take a note to feel. They can take any of the notes except the one on the bottom. It's not much of a force.

Not knocking Handout 500 at all. It's an incredible idea, but I think Extreme Burn is still the best available for a close-up worker.

Cheers
Damian
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To each his own and like you said,their both great.
To me the pay off is canceling out the solution that a spectator will come up with after I'm gone.
Both get wonderful reactions and spectators will enjoy both,but HandOut500 gets my vote as far as being more mystifying.
Everyones different and as for me,i tend to go with John Carneys view on what the priorities of a magician is and is why I prefer this.
Message: Posted by: judgehiker (Nov 22, 2009 11:06AM)
I love the creativity in the Handout effect. I find it is not as smooth as EB where you can spread the ones and play with them quite naturally and then do the magical change. The Handout effect is a wonderful option though. I simply as the spectator to hold her hand out while I count the bills into her hand. The misdirection of counting bills into her hand and all eyes on her allows easier cover for what has to be done next. Once she confirms that their are five bills and they are all "real" I simply take them back and either use the money or put it away.

I can't wait for EB #2. All new magic is a hopeful improvement on what presently exists. If it is a thinner package, or the use of a magnet, or the ability to handout bills, these are all creative improvements that the creator should be compensated for. I can read a book and then it sits on my shelf for years or is given away. The magical effects I choose to carry in my wallet are part of my social personality and each improvement is an investment in my craft. I enjoy performing for myself as much as other people. Thank you to all creators. Nice work!
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Nov 22, 2009 12:13PM)
"End clean and everything is examinable" is ad copy to get hobbyists that are worried about being caught a reason to buy a new version of an old trick. I know, because it works on me. lol.

After reading the Café posts the last three years, I get the impression that people that earn a living performing magic don't hand out props to prove anything. Post after post says the same thing and that is if they are asking to see the props, etc. then you are doing something wrong.

I think if you hand something out, you are saying it isn't a trick, that it's real magic. Why can't they keep the bills? You can always make more, right?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 22, 2009 01:25PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-22 13:13, Joe Mauro wrote:...
I think if you hand something out, you are saying it isn't a trick, that it's real magic. Why can't they keep the bills? You can always make more, right?
[/quote]

Thanks. Delighted to read something that's so close to lucid thinking.

Not gonna push my luck by posting "please folks, can we have some more?".

:D
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Nov 22, 2009 02:02PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-22 12:06, judgehiker wrote:
I love the creativity in the Handout effect. I find it is not as smooth as EB where you can spread the ones and play with them quite naturally and then do the magical change. The Handout effect is a wonderful option though. I simply as the spectator to hold her hand out while I count the bills into her hand. The misdirection of counting bills into her hand and all eyes on her allows easier cover for what has to be done next. Once she confirms that their are five bills and they are all "real" I simply take them back and either use the money or put it away.

I can't wait for EB #2. All new magic is a hopeful improvement on what presently exists. If it is a thinner package, or the use of a magnet, or the ability to handout bills, these are all creative improvements that the creator should be compensated for. I can read a book and then it sits on my shelf for years or is given away. The magical effects I choose to carry in my wallet are part of my social personality and each improvement is an investment in my craft. I enjoy performing for myself as much as other people. Thank you to all creators. Nice work!
[/quote]

Well put judgehiker and thank you for being such a gentlman.
Steve
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Nov 23, 2009 06:54AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-22 13:13, Joe Mauro wrote:
I think if you hand something out, you are saying it isn't a trick, that it's real magic. Why can't they keep the bills? You can always make more, right?
[/quote]

Let me get this straight: if someone asked you after you performed EB if you could do it with their money, you'd say it was just a trick? Well same thing for HO500; even if at the end of the trick they think it's real and they ask you to do it to their money, you tell them it was just a trick. At that very moment, both tricks are at the same point and HO500 wins, in my opinion, because it leaves no explanation as to how you pulled off the trick. It's just a deeper mystery and I highly doubt anyone on the face of the planet believes or will ever believe that you can actually transform currency with real magical powers. It' just not believable, regardless how it looks and how clean it is.
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Nov 23, 2009 10:39AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-23 07:54, PatrickGregoire wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-11-22 13:13, Joe Mauro wrote:
I think if you hand something out, you are saying it isn't a trick, that it's real magic. Why can't they keep the bills? You can always make more, right?
[/quote]

Let me get this straight: if someone asked you after you performed EB if you could do it with their money, you'd say it was just a trick?
[/quote]

I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. What I am alluding to is the possible problem of handing out 5, $100 bills that were magically created from 5, $1.00 bills. What if they put it in their pockets and say thanks and they aren't kidding. They believe in real magic ( there are many that do ) and think you can do this all day. Maybe, even worse, they are merely challenging you. They refise to return it until you do admit it's a trick.Many professional performers have told about people pocketing the coin they handed out.

I didn't think, from the demo, that the change in Hand Out 500 was as magical looking as Extreme Burn or Prophet( which I use ). The trade off, as I understand it, is that you can hand out the bills for examination in Hand Out 500. But I see that as a problem in the wings, not a strength. This just got released. It may take some time before someone reports a problem. A $500 problem

Maybe if you are bartending, then they know it's a trick( why would you be working if you could make $100's). If you are on the street, etc. they may think something else.

Anyway, it's just my opinion and I'm not a professional performer.
Message: Posted by: cardlover (Nov 24, 2009 03:04AM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-23 11:39, Joe Mauro wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-11-23 07:54, PatrickGregoire wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-11-22 13:13, Joe Mauro wrote:
I think if you hand something out, you are saying it isn't a trick, that it's real magic. Why can't they keep the bills? You can always make more, right?
[/quote]

Let me get this straight: if someone asked you after you performed EB if you could do it with their money, you'd say it was just a trick?
[/quote]

I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. What I am alluding to is the possible problem of handing out 5, $100 bills that were magically created from 5, $1.00 bills. What if they put it in their pockets and say thanks and they aren't kidding. They believe in real magic ( there are many that do ) and think you can do this all day. Maybe, even worse, they are merely challenging you. They refise to return it until you do admit it's a trick.Many professional performers have told about people pocketing the coin they handed out.

I didn't think, from the demo, that the change in Hand Out 500 was as magical looking as Extreme Burn or Prophet( which I use ). The trade off, as I understand it, is that you can hand out the bills for examination in Hand Out 500. But I see that as a problem in the wings, not a strength. This just got released. It may take some time before someone reports a problem. A $500 problem

Maybe if you are bartending, then they know it's a trick( why would you be working if you could make $100's). If you are on the street, etc. they may think something else.

Anyway, it's just my opinion and I'm not a professional performer.
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I have two sets which one is set up for four ones to four fives and one set for five ones to five tweenties.
I ask for a tweenty/hundred and as they hold it I change my four ones into four fives/five tweenties and exchange money with them at the same moment.
Now I have no worries and still get the handout ending.
After a bit I exchange bills again after I have did something amazing with THEIR money!
Total cost tied up in both gimmicks is twelve bucks!
No Reason to worrie about handing out the bills,as you have theirs,so your even!
This is the only really new approach to this effect and a great one at that!
John
Message: Posted by: Review King (Nov 24, 2009 12:29PM)
I don't have Handout 500, but I think handing out the changed bills is very strong if it's handled as a real transpo and not a transformation ( meaning you didn't change bills into a higher denomination, but teleported them like Brundle Fly ).

You can use a switch wallet. Open the wallet and show the 5, 1's and 5, $5's ( since it's a transpo I don't think you have to turn it into $100's ).

Take out the stack of $1's and hand them the wallet to hold. Turn the 1's into $5's, hand them the stack to examine and take the wallet back and open it and show the $5's.
Message: Posted by: sabitu (Nov 24, 2009 01:13PM)
A transposition would be a nice alternative instead of doing the standard transformation. Combining Handout 500 and Tony Miller's Hip Pocket Bombshell wallet would work perfectly for a transpo effect.

Or instead of a transpo you could show the empty wallet, change the $1's to $100's, and then show that the $1's have appeared back inside the wallet. You would have to think of some patter that would justify doing this so it would make sense of course.
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Nov 24, 2009 05:33PM)
I have to say that Hand Out 500 is absolutely brilliant. It will be the only multiple bill switch I perform. I always thought about handing out the bills even while doing Extreme Burn. IMHO it is great detail and certainly adds to the effect.

Furthermore the bills thickness before and after the change looks like only 5 bills when held and the gimmick is very deceptive and very easy to disguise.

Steve covers every detail of the handout and as bonus presents an impossible card to wallet that is worth the price of the DVD alone.

Highly recommended.

Very well done Steve.
Message: Posted by: WizzBang (Nov 25, 2009 12:28PM)
Well I'm in the "if you hand it out - they can keep it" camp. Has this been discussed already on the forum? I think it's a fascinating debate. Have a look at the post - "Handing things out" isn't always necessary. I think you should try to leave your contact details wherever you can i.e. a business card or your own playing cards. BUT it appears that to many, being able to hand things out is important BUT is it important to the audience?
Now I don't think we are off topic here, the name of this effect is HANDOUT 500 the inventor strongly believes that this is the strength of the effect and Paul Harris endorses it so who am I to question it BUT we should THINK as an entertainer and not fall in love with the method.
I am just more comfortable not handing stuff out whereas others would prefer to hand stuff out I am happy to agree to disagree :)
Message: Posted by: Kaliix (Nov 25, 2009 02:20PM)
Would there be any issue with doing the change in reverse? I don't know that changing 1's to 100's has to cause any issue with handing the bills out but just in case, why can't you play it as a, let me show you how I hide my money routine. I can see getting peoples attention by flashing around some 100's and then saying something like, if I am ever in trouble I just BOOM!!! change the 100's into 1's. I mean, how low do you have be to take a guys last 5 bucks... and if they do, they get $5, big deal.

Would this scenario mean making the gimmick much more expensive?
Message: Posted by: bugjack (Nov 25, 2009 02:55PM)
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On 2009-11-25 15:20, Kaliix wrote:

Would this scenario mean making the gimmick much more expensive?
[/quote]

Yes.
Message: Posted by: Steve Haynes (Nov 25, 2009 03:14PM)
Hi all.

Silvio Solaris
Glad you like it and wish you continued success in your Magic Career.

I think you lose the Fantasy Factor of the effect when you go down in denomination,but I like the Patter that Kaliix mentions.
A way to do that and still have the Fantasy factor is to get some nice fake million dollar bills and change them to real cash of your choosing and the "let me show you how I hide my money" line would go well with that,even if you change them to ones!
Also,some people don't even like flashing larg bills at all,so you could change,say fives to blanks and hand out blanks.
But like I said,you don't have to hand out the bills,but many presentations have been offered,so you have their money as they have yours and so on,so it's a non issue. I think out of 16 pages,there is more than enough info about HandOut500 and it's unique features.

As far as handing things out,i only do it when the effect is enhanced by doing so.
Performing a coins across with a shell and the last coin travels to the spectators hands and the coins are left in their hands,Sponge balls with three changing to 20 in their hands.
Anything that enhances the spectators senses,such as visual,feel/touch,sound and so on,or that cancels out an obvious solution in the spectators minds is important tools that any serious Magician considers.

Someone mentioned Asking for a tweenty and changing four ones to four fives and handing out the fives as they take the spectators tweenty and then doing something magical with their bill,Which is a great idea and after you made it float,stuck a pen through it or what ever,give it back to them as you take your fives back.
Well structured and you have their money while they have yours and you get another effect out of it at the same time.
Bravo!
S