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Chanku
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I just got my vernet thumb tip. Quite happy with it.
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I have a plastic one and a soft rubbery type one. The rubbery one is good for producing a small silk - you can get your fingers down into into it. I use the plastic one for everything else. The most important thing is FIT, I looked forever to get ones that fit perfect.

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Airave
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Quote:
On 2008-05-14 03:22, Dustin Baker wrote:
Classic Vernet or King Sized Vernet - depending on what you're doing.


And the true size of your appendage, hehe!

I Always keep a couple on hand ! ;D
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Airave
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Have tried other cheaper brands, but no liked
and haven't tried really expensive ones, but why
when the above always work so well? Smile

Sorry about double post...
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I prefer the Vernet, very comfortable.
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The soft vernet thumb tips are really really nice.
not as hard as the plastic but not as squishy as the vinyl ones.
I really like those.
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I have one I've used forever. I cant remember the maker but its translucent plastic and picks up my skin tone.
It is always darkest just before you are eaten by a grue.
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An additional tip (pardon the pun) that I picked up from Jeff Marcus out here in San Diego: I now use a tack (push pin) to poke a small hole in the tip of my TT's. This allows for easier removal as it eliminates/reduces vacuum suction effect while removing my thumb.
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The Fredi Up Hyper-realistic looked as close to reality to my eye. The finger nail had the detail in it to really sell the prop. I also looked on the site and saw that you can get them in a large number of skitones which would insure a better match. Now I know what I'm saving my money for Smile
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Before you plunk down your hard-earned money, you might want to check out any one of the various threads on that particular TT that are already on the forum.

I purchased one about a year ago and immediately sold it. It was just too soft for my tastes and, truth be told, the large edge made it more visible than any one of the cheaper tips.
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It really depends on the effect desired. Stiffer ones work better for me for the bill change, the flexible ones seem better for some vanishes/reproductions. Most are so cheap you cna experiment a bit. Dealer rooms are usually pretty good places to compare them to each other
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It's too bad that tips aren't sized in millimeters according to the interior circumference. If that were the case, we could measure with a cloth measuring tape and come up with a number. It would make online shopping for a tip much easier.
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I agree Alan. Finding the right tip is trial and error, usually left to the dealer room at conventions. For me, many more don't fit than do.
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I was digging through some of my old "stuff" and I came across a metal thumb tip. It has to be thirty or so years old. I think it is still in the box. I think I will resurect the use of a metal tip. I think since I don't do any lit cigarette vanishes anymore (quit smoking) I put the TTaway and went to plastic and vinyl TTs.
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Yeah Ive got an old old old p and l goblin tip. I wish they still made metal ones but ive have many vinyl ones that I use all the time
Rectify
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For Bill switches I stick to the Vernet Classic thumb tip. Its perfect because the bills slide in and out easily. For Impromptu or coin effects ill go with a vinyl thumb tip, I found some on amazon not too long ago for about a dollar each. It depends on the effects you're going to be performing in my opinion.
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On 2008-10-19 01:12, Sammy J. wrote:
I agree Alan. Finding the right tip is trial and error, usually left to the dealer room at conventions. For me, many more don't fit than do.


I have found this to be a problem for me as well. Some time ago, I had a dealer friend give me a Thumbs Up thumb tip and it looks great - it just needs to be a fair bit stiffer. I have used the Vernet vinyl tips for a long time because that was all I could find that fits me best.
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Vernet Classic thumb tip for me is the best.
bowers
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Vernet is the best ive tried them all
goblin has new metal tt there are at hocus pocus
I havent tried it yet its painted flesh color.
mpicard
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I use TT's a lot and have used vernet, no name cheap and high priced soft realistic. I always end up using the vernet, ususally king size as I can use 2 12" silks in it for a great routine. but my boggest issueis with the vinyal ones is they get dis coloured in my pocket and don't come clean.
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