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Topic: Whats a good first bill switch?
Message: Posted by: theamazingryan (Mar 21, 2012 06:05PM)
I don't know any, and I'm looking to learn one. Is there a classic switch that everyone should know? Any suggestions? thanks.
Message: Posted by: Mac_Stone (Mar 21, 2012 06:53PM)
$100 Bill Switch
Message: Posted by: tm613 (Mar 21, 2012 07:12PM)
Money morph
Message: Posted by: ralphs007 (Mar 21, 2012 09:15PM)
Hi
This is a good first bill switch to learn. It can also be the last one you need to learn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-T6Hfmg6ds&feature=related
hth
Ralph
Message: Posted by: motown (Mar 21, 2012 11:43PM)
Roger Klause's is a good one.
Message: Posted by: John Long (Apr 13, 2012 09:52PM)
Two Dollar Window (available from Penguin, or some books), is an easy transposition, you only fold the bill into 8'th's. It very visual, but you don't use borrowed bills.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Apr 14, 2012 06:18AM)
I second 2 Dollar Window...
Message: Posted by: chada13 (Apr 14, 2012 09:07PM)
$2 Window is a good 1st. Can't go wrong with the $100 bill switch either.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Apr 14, 2012 09:17PM)
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On 2012-03-21 19:05, theamazingryan wrote:
I don't know any, and I'm looking to learn one. Is there a classic switch that everyone should know? Any suggestions? thanks.
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The only "should", IMHO is finding a routine or premise that works for you. What is your intended effect? Just folding up a bill to the size of a coin, doing a coin sleight and then unfolding the bill gets raised eyebrows even from youngsters so you might want to get the context/routine in focus.

There's one bill item in print where slips of paper become bills. There's another where a check is torn from a checkbook and changes into cash.
Message: Posted by: The Burnaby Kid (Apr 15, 2012 02:53AM)
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On 2012-03-21 19:05, theamazingryan wrote:
I don't know any, and I'm looking to learn one. Is there a classic switch that everyone should know? Any suggestions? thanks.
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I'd recommend the standard Kozlowski bill switch for two reasons. First, it's a solid methodological baseline that works well enough on its own, but that's had a lot of work done on it to improve it further. Second, there's been a lot of thought put into coming up with effects other than the standard $1 to $100 change, even though the standard is still a good trick.

JT is right, though, folding it up or even rolling it up, and doing a coin-magic sort of switch with it, can be more than enough depending upon what your goals for the effect are.
Message: Posted by: Scott Fridinger (Apr 19, 2012 09:45AM)
There are many types of bill switches, what are you looking for. A Single Bill Switch, Multiple Bill Switch, Bill Transpostion.
Message: Posted by: bowers (May 2, 2012 08:50PM)
Ryan
learn to do a switch with a tt.
it is very visual.and nothing is palmed.
hands can be shown to be empty.
todd
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (May 2, 2012 09:07PM)
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On 2012-05-02 21:50, bowers wrote:
Ryan
learn to do a switch with a tt.
it is very visual.and nothing is palmed.
hands can be shown to be empty.
todd
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I also think the very first one to learn should be a TT. After that, you have a good grounding to explore others ( which can be great fun ).

Kevin King's Money Morph takes the Vlado ( published by Mike Kozlowski ) method to the next level.

Have fun on your journey!
Message: Posted by: Merc Man (May 3, 2012 03:41AM)
This may sound nuts to some people but in my opinion, NOTHING beats a pure sleight of hand method.

You need two things - a convincing Bobo switch......and the ability to sleeve effectively. You start, and end, totally clean.

I've used this method for something like 30 years and it still gets an excellent reaction. It evolved more from the case of not being able to afford gimmicked versions - and I was never happy about using a T.T. for something that could basically be achieved with pure sleight of hand (and practice).

Bear in mind that in the UK, our notes (or bills) are different sizes and colours so a lot of the options out there are just not fit for purpose.
Message: Posted by: daveboldt (May 13, 2012 06:23AM)
Jay Noblezada's $100.00 bill switch. Very easy and one of the best.
Message: Posted by: whiteoakcanyon (May 13, 2012 07:01AM)
Ryan,

From my perspective, if you learn to do a great bill switch with a thumb tip you will open a whole new world of magical opportunities. It is a great utility device which is too often over looked in this time of really flashy gizmos. Now that said, I have drawers and boxes full of flashy gizmos.

Mark
Message: Posted by: bowers (May 15, 2012 04:15PM)
I agree merc man the sleight of hand version is great.
but I rarely perform with long sleeve shirts.and living
down in the south I usally don't need to ever wear one either.
todd
Message: Posted by: Ray Bertrand (May 15, 2012 07:05PM)
The ultimate would be switching their $100.00 bill for a one dollar bill and handing them the one! LOL Might not get too many repeat performances. I use both, pute sleight of hand or... a TT depending on the situation. I am finding this more difficult to put into a routine with the new one hundred dollar bill and fifty dollar bills now in circulation in Canada. They are made of polymer as opposed to cotton.

Ray
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (May 17, 2012 08:48AM)
I learned a fabulous bill switch at our local meeting last Monday night. It is done without a TT. Instead of a TT it uses a paper clip. You do not finish clean, but it is extremely magical.
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (May 17, 2012 08:44PM)
My favorite routine with a bill switch is Picasso's Bill, from Marc DeSouza's book, DeSouza's Deceptions. Every move is motivated and the effect has a very entertaining premise. The whole bit is funny and magical. No TT.

You can find it here, with companion DVD: http://www.camirandmagic.com/ps_010k.html
Message: Posted by: MAGIC325 (Jun 10, 2012 02:55PM)
2dollar window. Just make sure you don't accidentally spend it.
Message: Posted by: Turk (Jun 12, 2012 11:51PM)
I like Arthur Tivoli's Bill Switch as taught on his "Tivoli in Tivoliland" DVD. It does not use a TT. To briefly view the switch, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WiE19W56zY (at 1:27-1:39) and take a look.

Best,

Mike
Message: Posted by: Magic-Scott (Jun 28, 2012 02:23PM)
Two Dollar Window or $100 Bill Switch
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jun 28, 2012 02:41PM)
The classic bill switch is the one published in the book "MY BEST" by J.G. Thompson Jr. Easy and a good switch.

A recent bill switch is the "Gypsy Bill Switch" used by Michael Ammar and others.

Now these are bill switches, not bill change to another bill.

My all time favorte is Dick Zimmerman's Bill switch. Really a master piece.

Again not used as a bill change to another bill.
Message: Posted by: Jay (Jul 10, 2012 10:29PM)
Magick Balay's Four Quarters is really decent. One of its strengths is that the bill is perceived to never being out of the line of sight by the participant. It is the only bill switch I use, and it is in my pocket, always.
Message: Posted by: Aelumag (Sep 22, 2017 12:21PM)
Hello all,

Not sure if this thread is still up but not sure where to post this, does anyone know where the method for this switch can be found, is it even out?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeIozoNyaAg

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Sep 22, 2017 05:23PM)
I second 'Money Morph' by Kevin King. It's the best and only one you'd ever need. Bill stays visible nearly 100% of the time during the switch.
Message: Posted by: Paul Rathbun (Sep 23, 2017 05:36PM)
The Mike Kozlowski $100 bill switch is awesome and tried and true. I learned it years ago and cannot tell you how many hundreds of times I have performed it. I suggest picking up Jay Sankey's Hundred Dollar Miracles for both teaching on the switch and ideas that are off beat.

As for Kevin King's Money Morph, I got the dvd and couldn't really see much difference between that and the Mike Kozlowski version as taught in the original manuscript. Just my opinion YMMV.
Message: Posted by: Bobby Forbes (Sep 25, 2017 05:34PM)
[quote]On Sep 22, 2017, Aelumag wrote:
Hello all,

Not sure if this thread is still up but not sure where to post this, does anyone know where the method for this switch can be found, is it even out?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeIozoNyaAg

Thanks! [/quote]

Not quite sure. Looks like a tipless version of Richard Sanders "money morph" He does it very well.

The version I use and won't go back to any other method is Magick Balay's "4 quarters". Absolutely the best and fastest IMO that is a TT.
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Sep 28, 2017 02:47PM)
There are so many switches out there. But the right one really does depend on the application and effect. All will not work in all situations.

Best

Steve
Message: Posted by: Signet (Oct 10, 2017 09:27PM)
I bought Richard Sanders Extreme Burn 2.0. I change five ones to five twenties. It can be done with any bills and it's not that hard to learn. It gets phenomenal reactions from people. The dvd teaches you how to make the gimmick. This is a good effect to help you build confidence.
Message: Posted by: Aelumag (Oct 20, 2017 03:00PM)
Thank you all for the replies. However, the problem I am facing is color. From what I see most users on the Café as well as most creators of bill switches out there are Americans. When performing with US dollars the bills blend in so well you can never tell. However, in Europe all the countries that don't have euros use different color bills. Euros are also different color. Both Kozlowsky and Magic Balay (I have played with both) have this flaw that when switching the bills you can just tell the switch because of the sudden color change that is upside down or downside up.

So the best for me so far is Visi-bill - at least from this point of view.

And then comes my next problem: plastic money, where not even Visi-bill can solve it. The problem with plastic money is that they don't really stay folded, they make a lot of noise, and for Visibill performance they just don't wanna bend or pre-bend, especially when folded, so I cannot make them enter easily. So while not impossible to do technically it's almost impossible to do elegantly and flawlessly and silently and smooth.

Thank you for your input!
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Oct 20, 2017 03:28PM)
[quote]On Oct 20, 2017, Aelumag wrote:

And then comes my next problem: plastic money, where not even Visi-bill can solve it. The problem with plastic money is that they don't really stay folded, they make a lot of noise, and for Visibill performance they just don't wanna bend or pre-bend, especially when folded, so I cannot make them enter easily. So while not impossible to do technically it's almost impossible to do elegantly and flawlessly and silently and smooth.

Thank you for your input! [/quote]

Hey Aelumag, on your plastic bills, iron them with low heat and I believe your problem will be resolved.

Best

Steve
Message: Posted by: Aelumag (Oct 21, 2017 01:36PM)
Thank you Steve, will try that!