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Topic: Pen thru Bill- Rip Gaff
Message: Posted by: Platt (Jul 20, 2004 08:56AM)
I think I remember Cornelius' version having a nice little touch- a gaff that apparently showed bits of the ripped bill sticking out. What a beautiful subtlety that I'm sure specs would reflect on. To owners of the pen, does it look as good as I think it would?

Also, do any other pens have this feature? I just don't like the look of the fancy Cornelius pen.
Message: Posted by: gkfreed (Jul 20, 2004 12:04PM)
The rip gaff is tremendous and works with most of the pen thru anythings. I use it with the "Sharpie We Use" version and it looks terrific. It takes the effect from strange looking to "real" looking.

I first learned it from Jim Krenz (does anybody know whatever happened to Jim?)as he did much of the work on the Cornelius projects and am forever grateful. Should take you almost 1 minute to make up and try it out!
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Jul 20, 2004 12:25PM)
For me, the rip gaff made [b]ALL THE DIFFERENCE[/b]. Before I learned of the rip gaff, the pen sat in a drawer because I didn’t feel that the penetration looked realistic. After I learned of the gaff (like gkfreed, I learned of it directly from the inventor, Jim Krenz), the pen became part of my working repertoire because the penetration looked realistic. So I don't characterize it as a subtlety, I characterize it as a necessity!
Message: Posted by: Appleguy (Jul 20, 2004 12:30PM)
After the pass thru - bill , I pull the pen out with the rip gaff still stick with the pen. Is is very easy detect by the spectators.
Message: Posted by: Platt (Jul 20, 2004 01:20PM)
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On 2004-07-20 13:30, Appleguy wrote:
After the pass thru - bill , I pull the pen out with the rip gaff still stick with the pen. Is is very easy detect by the spectators.
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Huh?
Message: Posted by: S.Segal (Jul 20, 2004 01:56PM)
Has anyone seen Eric Anderson's "East Meets North Meets West"? It is a nice impromptu version of the pen through bill with the added touch of a torn piece "flying" off when you rip the pen from the bill. You then restore the final piece on the bill in the specs hand. You can find it in his collaborative book with David Harkey called "AH-HA!".

S.Segal
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Jul 20, 2004 07:12PM)
THE BEST PEN THU BILL WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE CALLED "AS GOOD AS OIT GETS"
Th reas I say this it is almost the same effect as misled excep there is no gimmick
this effect was created by Café member Ben Morris Raines ,
Ben uis a very talented young magician and is also very creative
vinny