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Topic: Topit
Message: Posted by: meroman2000 (Dec 3, 2004 06:27PM)
I have known of the Michael Ammar and Carl Cloutier topit but do you guys know anything about the Jay scott Berry Topit? If you do please let me know!
Jon K.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Dec 7, 2004 02:05AM)
If you have a problem overshooting your regular topit, this is the one to get.
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 25, 2004 10:38AM)
Have you seen the cellini topit
Message: Posted by: Irtaza (Dec 28, 2004 08:44AM)
Check out suspended dimension the sylvester the jester.its a topit in your shirt..
Message: Posted by: Spinnato (Jan 14, 2005 04:44PM)
If you want to get real ball-sey, try Karroll Fox's version. It uses the shirt tail ! !
Message: Posted by: weepinwil (Jan 15, 2005 08:28PM)
Where can I find the Karroll Fox's version information?
Message: Posted by: Scott Horn (Jan 18, 2005 09:00AM)
The Page, Ammar, Cloutier, and Berry are variations of the same basic idea. They each preogressively make the "gimmick" more and more goof proof (tough to miss)

There is another type of topit designed by Ramon Galindo that may be worth checking out. Here is a link to a review
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Jan 18, 2005 09:46AM)
On 2005-01-18 10:00, Scott Horn wrote:
There is another type of topit designed by Ramon Galindo that may be worth checking out. [/quote]
Very interesting !
Actually I did read a very good review in Genii some time back....wondered..and had forgotten in the meantime..

What's said here, sounds absolutely impossible..to do the Topit, with a buttoned up j****t.
Sure it could be done, but I doubt any Topituser ever would do it under fire, even with a flat coin.
Let me give a simple example..

Fred Kaps, when doing the Long Salt Pour wearing a tuxedo, got rid of the gimmick by using the Topit..but...actually he used his free hand to hold it open.. unbuttoned!

A buttoned up j****t ?
I doubt it is practical.

I really would appreciate to hear from practical users of that design, about their experience with it, because the possibilities are limited..
Message: Posted by: James Washer (Jan 18, 2005 12:17PM)
Does anyone know if Ramon Galindo will install the topit into your jacket for an extra fee? I took the Ammar Pattern to a taylor once and she did a horrible job.
Message: Posted by: Scott Horn (Jan 21, 2005 11:57AM)
I have seen a video clip of the Galindo Topit in action. It requires a very different motion to load, but it is very deceptive. I wont argue whether this is "better" or "worse," but it is different, and I'm sure very powerful in the right hands (or jacket as the case may be)

Go to the Topit section
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Jan 21, 2005 12:15PM)
I've just seen all the 10 videos on his side and IMHO, it was a very disapointing experience..

There is zero deception in any of his vanishes.. :(

To do this with a buttoned jacket and use the space between to buttons is simply to telltale and almost an exposure :(

I can't imagine it can be done before any audience in the world that way, unless performing for unlucky blind people..
Sorry, JMHO...
Message: Posted by: Magic Blinds (Feb 2, 2005 06:03PM)
Tim Ellis has an intresting Topit modification.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Mar 17, 2005 01:52AM)
In my opinion, these video clips show how focusing on the insignificant details that only a magician would be concerned with (ie: a buttoned coat), can adversely affect the entire effect and deceptiveness of an otherwise powerful tool. Werner makes a good observation - the clips certainly look like exposure, not demonstrations. Sorry to say that is my opinion.