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CardSnark
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Hey all,
I was just wondering where y'all get your bills for Extreme Burn/Prophet. I feel like kind of a dork going to the bank and asking to take out money- and then adding, "The crispest bills you can find, please!" Is that the only way to do it? Kind of a trivial topic, but since having crisp bills is so important to the "Easy Money" type effects, I figure I'd better know how to get them!
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Just go to the bank and ask for new bills... If you'd rather not ask the bank clerk, then take the nicest bills you have, spray them with a little water, and then iron the bills on the cotton setting... You get some fairly crisp bills that way.
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Alright, thanks man.
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If you want "extra crispy" ones, try some starch spray, then iron it you will get the nice and stiff texture.
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Try other banks and credit unions.
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I found that very crisp/new ones are actually more difficult to use-- they don't separate as well, so they're harder to count (at least with my dry fingers).
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With Extreme Burn the main bill to be crisp is the one with the lip.
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On 2008-07-17 11:20, Frank L. wrote:
I found that very crisp/new ones are actually more difficult to use-- they don't separate as well, so they're harder to count (at least with my dry fingers).


I agree. It's hard enough to get them to come apart when I take them out of my wallet to buy something. I have almost overpaid on more than one occasion because of stuck together bills, but I'm always very careful to double-check.

Of course, this could work to your advantage (think R/S).

And apparently a crisp bill is preferable for the specific effect cited, but I guess some of us don't perform that one or we would know that.
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Try fanning powder.
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On 2008-07-11 19:22, k13pt0maniac wrote:
...take the nicest bills you have, spray them with a little water, and then iron the bills on the cotton setting... You get some fairly crisp bills that way.

Thanks, I'm going to try that.
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I hope they do not become too stiff. Let us know how it turns out.
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On 2008-07-11 19:22, k13pt0maniac wrote:
...take the nicest bills you have, spray them with a little water, and then iron the bills on the cotton setting... You get some fairly crisp bills that way.


Sounds a little bit like "money laundering" to me! Smile
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I agree on crisp bills being bad for Extreme burn. If they are a little worn (though still pretty stiff), they flutter nicely during some of the changes. Otherwise, they sort of stick together and don't look quite as nice. Of course, if you practice with it enough, you'll wear it down a bit.
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On 2008-07-11 19:22, k13pt0maniac wrote:
...take the nicest bills you have, spray them with a little water, and then iron the bills on the cotton setting... You get some fairly crisp bills that way.


Sounds a little bit like "money laundering" to me! Smile

Haha, nice...but you can't say that line with out including this link at the end: http://www.instantrimshot.com/
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Good ideas, thanks. I will try to iron the bills.
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We have branch banks in our grocery stores. I wait until they aren't busy, take my old bills and trade them for newer bills. That way, I end up with crispy bills but not new bills. I just did this today to freshen up my Extreme Burn, and the new bills work great without sticking together.
Sammy J. Teague
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On 2008-07-23 09:57, magicbob116 wrote:
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On 2008-07-11 19:22, k13pt0maniac wrote:
...take the nicest bills you have, spray them with a little water, and then iron the bills on the cotton setting... You get some fairly crisp bills that way.


Sounds a little bit like "money laundering" to me! Smile

Haha, nice...but you can't say that line with out including this link at the end: http://www.instantrimshot.com/

Awesome link! I just bookmarked it! Smile
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On 2008-07-11 18:35, CardSnark wrote:
Hey all,
I was just wondering where y'all get your bills for Extreme Burn/Prophet. I feel like kind of a dork going to the bank and asking to take out money- and then adding, "The crispest bills you can find, please!"

Tell them you're into Origami. Chicks dig guys who can fold money into tiny paper ducks.
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I've found that the best place to get crisp One Dollar bills is the strip club.
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Herdman, he said crisp, not crusty.
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