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polstein
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Everytime I get a receipt at a store I wonder if there was a way...

Is there a way I'm missing to take a small paper in one hand, crumple it up, and open your hand to show it empty? I've tried using a TT, but I need 2 hands to do something like that smoothly.

Anything obvious I'm missing?
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Paper balls over head?
It's in paul zenon's new book
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On 2005-12-20 08:15, Elliott Hodges wrote:
Paper balls over head?
It's in paul zenon's new book


Can't say I've heard of it, but will do some searches now. Thanks!
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Ahh - did a quick search, sounds like the old toilet paper magic trick someone did to my mother on a cruise.

Funny stuff, but not for what I would like to be able to do.
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How about a p**l?
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How about... folding receipt up one handed till it is approximately the size of a coin.
Then put the folded paper into Goshman pinch (either across nails or pushing between fingers) open the hand to show empty. (Misdirection - talk to and get eye contact from your audience/cashier or perhaps cast-a-shadow with other hand)
Take other hand over to pull at and seperate finger and show hand empty in doing so clearing the paper from the back of the guilty hand.
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I believe John Cornelius's "Fickle Nickle" can be done with a dice or small coin.
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Sleeving?
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Can we say..... Thumb Tip?.....

If not, as the poster above mentioned, you could just make a coin sized and do a vanish/ditch/pitch or whatever you want to do with it.

But if it is that you want to CRUMBLE the piece, and just have to do it, then Id recommend the thumb tip probably
if not you could do false transfer ditches and vanish them
Or do something loike Hypno-Vanish (sorry that's the only name I know by)
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If it were me, I would just use a simple false transfer like you would a coin, no real need to keep it all in one hand. If you can pull off a simple finger palm with a quarter, why not just crumple up the reciept then false transfer it like you owuld a quarter and "throw" the paper (empty hand) at the cashier... it'll scare 'em for a second then they will realize there was nothing there. It will get a good reaction. Promise.
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An almost impromtu holdout can be improvised in many ways using loads of things in everyday environments by secretly adding something as you screw up your paper ball. If you are also one ahead, miracles can happen.
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Look no further than the under used Sinada Gimmick for a one handed paper vanish.
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I would use a one handed vanish that involves sleeving.
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I can only see 3 options: lapping if you're seat, toppiting if you carry one on your jaket, or, as snm told, sleeving.
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On 2005-12-22 12:04, scheda wrote:
If it were me, I would just use a simple false transfer like you would a coin, no real need to keep it all in one hand. If you can pull off a simple finger palm with a quarter, why not just crumple up the reciept then false transfer it like you owuld a quarter and "throw" the paper (empty hand) at the cashier... it'll scare 'em for a second then they will realize there was nothing there. It will get a good reaction. Promise.

Then, simply, pocketing the receipt so you actually have no paper left in your hands. Clean!
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Roll it tight, work it between the base of two fingers into back clip.
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You could try JW Grip. Looks good with coins.
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On 2006-11-18 11:21, Rkull wrote:
I can only see 3 options: lapping if you're seat, toppiting if you carry one on your jaket, or, as snm told, sleeving.


Topiting a piece of paper in the way you would do with a coin (one hand) is not possible. It's too light. To get a piece of paper into the Topit, you have to PUT it there. See the Bob Fitch Topit tapes for solutions.
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On 2005-12-22 12:04, scheda wrote:
If it were me, I would just use a simple false transfer like you would a coin, no real need to keep it all in one hand. If you can pull off a simple finger palm with a quarter, why not just crumple up the reciept then false transfer it like you owuld a quarter and "throw" the paper (empty hand) at the cashier... it'll scare 'em for a second then they will realize there was nothing there. It will get a good reaction. Promise.



This I think points out one of the 'flaws' in magic. Why transfer to the other hand?
That is my basic issue with a lot of coin workers is they are always passing things from hand to hand - makes not sense, and I think specs don't know what you did but that is when the magic happens - yuk
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This I think points out one of the 'flaws' in magic. Why transfer to the other hand?
That is my basic issue with a lot of coin workers is they are always passing things from hand to hand - makes not sense, and I think specs don't know what you did but that is when the magic happens - yuk
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You are right! We should find a reason to transfer something. In the older days and books, this was more common. E.g.: a wand is on the right side of the table. You transfer the coin to the left hand to pick up the wand and make the magic happen. Logical. And, btw, palming a coin while holding another object in the same hand is better.
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