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Missing_Link
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Is the book on Easy Thumb Ties (not sure of exact title) by David de Val any good? Are the routines convincing. I'm particularly interested in the taped-together thumbs routine.

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I have this book (Easy Thumb-Tie Book) and was a bit disappointed as neither of the routines are impromptu.Smile
They take a bit of preparation (including the taped together thumbs) so are really only suitable for stage or parlour presentation, which is fine if that's your department.
It's based (as most things are!) on the most simple of principles but the end result is well worth it. It looks totally mad & convincing.
If you really want to do it, give it a go, it's worth a fiver! Smile
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Cheers - it is for stage presentation so that suits me fine.

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Magic Inc. in Chicago sells Jay Marshell’s “The Jasperneese Thumb Tie” Jay was the "Great Jasper" in his youth (if you can imagine Jay ever being young!). The tie is great! It is technically easy and lends itself to impromptu, close-up or parlor/stage venues. It is done with Pipe Cleaners (bought at craft stores now that smoking pipes is not as in the 40’s). However, wire “Twist Ties” work just as well, ask Mack King who does a twist tie thumb tie routine! The little booklet is still in print and is very cheap.

I also like and perform Jim Ryan’s thumb tie. It was published over ten years ago in an edition of the Society of American Magicians, magazine “MUM”. A short length of shoelace or rope, a handkerchief and viola’ you have a nice and funny (if you play it that way) routine.

Both of these methods and routines are super and will find a place in a working magician’s repertory. Both are technically easy to execute.

I probably could give you several other routines that are in my notes, but I don’t perform them regularly and believe the two I mentioned are really all you will ever need.
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Hi,
I found Roy Roths booklet
Leroy's comedy thumb tie to be good

I bought it from roy with 2 brass rings and some rope for £5.00 its great and no gimmicks just a bit of rope!

Phillip
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Years ago I purchased Irv Weiner's RED TAPE thumb tie from Hank Lee.
Great effect and you can make up the gimmick almost impromptu if you need to . Just that and a roll of red electrical tape (it could be any color tape, but the the title RED TAPE has more pizazz ).

I love RED TAPE . Does anyone still market it ? Last I checked Hank Lee doesn't have it anymore. Irv died a few years ago and the rights to his effects may have gone to someone who has no particular interest in marketing them. His stuff seems to have just disappeared from the magical marketplace.

Eugene Burger has this to say about Irv Weiner's RED TAPE:

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And then there was his Thumb Tie -- called the "Red Tape Thumb Tie" -- which is probably one of the two best and most practical
methods ever devised for this effect (the other, in my opinion, is Jay Marshall's "Jaspernese Thumb Tie" ) .


Here's a link to the short tribute article that Eugene wrote about Irv Weiner :

http://www.yourmagic.com/MagicBeard/arti......b00.html

Maybe the RED TAPE routine is published in a book somewhere ? Anyone know ?
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Hey Mumblepeas. Thanks for the tip on the Jaspernese Thumb Tie. I've just got it and it's perfect for my impromptu needs. I think it's the best I've seen. Very cunning! Smile
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Abbott's also sells a thumb tie routine, utilizing the round gimmick mentioned in 16 Thumb Tie Gems booklet. I believe the price is about $15.00.

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On 2002-05-17 06:18, Harry Murphy wrote:
Magic Inc. in Chicago sells Jay Marshell’s “The Jasperneese Thumb Tie” Jay was the "Great Jasper" in his youth (if you can imagine Jay ever being young!). The tie is great! It is technically easy and lends itself to impromptu, close-up or parlor/stage venues. It is done with Pipe Cleaners (bought at craft stores now that smoking pipes is not as in the 40’s). However, wire “Twist Ties” work just as well, ask Mack King who does a twist tie thumb tie routine! The little booklet is still in print and is very cheap.


Is this the one in Tarbell?
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I've already got the Jaspernese booklet and I really like it, but I'm having trouble actually coming up with a routine or a pratical way to use it. I want a comedy routine like Mac King as apposed to a 'Watch me pass my teid-up hands throught this solid hoop' kind of routine, are there any books out there that could do me any good?
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