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Face
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Now one day ... I started thinking ... how many different tricks in a row I am (in this case, you are) able to pull up useing just a TT? But there is a catch also...you are able to use only one TT. Useing just a one TT will make it hard to add Bill switch in youre act (bassically it is hard to use this exact same TT again for another trick after you have vanished something).

So guys, just show me youre creativity and put up a list of tricks that you are able to perform useing just a one TT? PS! Tricks must be performed in a row Smile

Good Luck Smile
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I don't know about a list, but there are pros who do whole shows with only a TT. I've done as many as 6 effects in a row using a tt and tying them all together back in my table hopping between stand-up set days. I'm sure somebody out there could probably do the entire encyclopedia of tt magic in sequence without getting caught.
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I agree wholeheartedly with Photius. One of the easiest things to do as a closeup performer is find repeated uses for one of the greatest utility devices in our arsenal. When I was doing restaurants I performed at least 12 different effects using a TT. I didn't perform all of them every night, but probably hit them all by every 2nd night of performing. I actually carry 3 on me at all times. One is standard, one is trimmed for Mismade Bill, and the 3rd is the Bavli model for b*****g k**s. One of my most memorable times with a TT was when I had a smart alec at a table brag to everyone how he could do magic because he had one of those "f**e t****s". I went right into my Mismade Bill and he pulled me aside afterward and complimented me on my slight of hand and had no idea how that was possible. I think I've only ever performed maybe 3 TT effects in a row at any given time, but I think Gary Darwin might just be the guy that could pull off the entire encyclopedia of TT magic! Smile
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I am in complete agreement.

This is why the TT is certianly one of the greatest "utility devices" I can think of.
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I've really been ignoring the TT for a while, but after reading these boards, I got to get back to using it!
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41 cent miracle anybody?

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Well, Darwin teaches a good version of Misers Dream in his DVD set, and that's about the only trick I do with a TT. But after pulling that out of my drawer, I might have to get back into TT work...
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I love using a TT. I actually used one in a speech in front of my World Lit. class. I had to explain the meaning of the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. I vanished a gold silk to show how nothing gold can stay as a finale to my presentation. Everybodies jaws dropped and I got a standing ovation.
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Not to mention it comes in handy when you are being frisked by cops (IT'S A JOKE PEOPLE!)
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You could do all the tricks out of Darwin's 101 Thumbtip tricks and amaze people. There are some AMAZING gems in there. Check out the one where you vanish a lit match and produce smoke from nowhere. Try it, you will surprise yourself with how amazing it is.
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I do at least 3or 4 in the row with the tt
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You can do as many as you like as long as you put them in some order. you have to think in advance of what tricks will you be performing and try to sort them so you get a kind of a flow. try Darwin's Encyclopedia of Thumb Tip Magic. I was allways affraid to use TT`s but when I purchased this 3dvd set it opened a whole new world for me. I realised that you can do entire show using only aone or two TT`s. and mr.Darwin is a real pro. he clears all the questions you might have regarding this fine gimmick. or shoud I say magic prop?:)
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I've been reluctant to do much with mine because it feels awkward to me and isn't the same color as my skin. On the other hand, I've heard that a good TT expert can paint his red and not give it away. Do you think that's true? Could you pass this test?
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Airship one of the first tt I had were black and I had never bein cut is probably the way you are show in itlet me know if you need my help.
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Airship one of the first tt I had were black and I had never bein cut is probably the way you are show in itlet me know if you need my help.
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Could you pass this test?


Yes, on certain tricks.
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The first utility device I ever purchased was a TT. That was 40 years ago and I have never stopped using it. It is something I always have in my pocket. Always. It packs small and can be used in so many ways. I even use it for gag (non magic) effects like "hole in your shirt" just to get a laugh.

Until we appear again,
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My only advice: Ken Brooke used to preach, "Don't get greedy with a principle".
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Pete,

Does Ken Brooke's wisdom hold true for the principle of misdirection? Smile

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TT is a great tool. With proper thinking and practice it resist exposures. But why doing 6 or more TT tricks in a row when we have so many effects with so many props?
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