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Chris Berry
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You might be sick of these by now but hold on!

I was working on a bill switch tonight and I realized how silly of an idea it is to use a TT for the process. Honestly, how many of you do that?

It makes things more cumbersome and more complicated. I've heard magicians say that you need it to show your hand empty. Well, if you vanish a coin or do a spellbound you don't need anything else besides some sleights to show your hands empty.

You have to ditch a TT so why go to the trouble of fumbling around with it when you can just ditch a small bill?

Am I making sense here or am I way off base?

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Perhaps, but think about how much cleaner a spellbound would be with a TT(if it would fit)

Hmmm that brings up a good idea... Sanada.


I personally don't think its very clumsily, I think its a great handling that is extremely clean.

Using the bill for cover, you can show your hand unmistakably empty except for one bill.


I think there is a big difference between doing a ROV vanish and then using Ramsey and hand-washing to "show" both your hands empty, and doing something like the raven or another complete coin vanish.

It makes it a lot cleaner and more impossible IMHO.
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There are a number of good bill switches that do not use a tip. Off the top of my head I can think of at least three by Regal, Harkey and Lovick.

BTW: In the next year you will have more than your fill of switches, all in one humongazoid package.

More than that I cannot say!

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Tim Trono and John Lovick (I think) are writing the bill switch book. It's a worthy project but I haven't heard what the release date is.. anyone know??

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John is writing the book, Tim is producing, Tony Dunn is illustrating, I am designing/composing.

No release date yet but it *is* in production...

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The bill switch with the TT started I believe with mike Kozlowski method(good memory uhh) and then Klause method and others. But I do think the versions with the TT are better than anything you will invent at the momment without.

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Andrew, thanks for the information about the book. Sounds interesting enough to pick it up!!


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Check out Paul Chosse's method without the TT...it is part of the Ron Bauer series. And for what it is worth, it is the very best method for a bill switch out there!

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I'm glad to hear that the book is on the move. Roger Klause told me it was in the works a year ago this past January. He said anyone who has work on the switch will be in there.
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There is a bill switch in the book "My Best". It comes as standard instructions with many of the flash bills sold that does not use a TT.

Jim Ryan uses a no TT bill switch for his Torn & Restored Bill. It is in his books by Magic Inc.

The original bill switch sold for the Hundred Dollar bill switch described a method without the TT.
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I'm reserving 'best' for something practical that avoids folding the bill.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2004-03-06 13:39, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
I'm reserving 'best' for something practical that avoids folding the bill.



That is something I have been trying to figure out how to do for the past couple of days. Folding the bill just doesn't seem completly natural to me.

I have thought of having a crumpled bill, then using a piece of flash paper with a routine of drawing parts of the designs on the bill, then crumple the flash paper and burn it, causing it to change into the bill.

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In Juan Pablo's version, the bill visibly changes while fully open. It looks truly magical. It's not angle-proof, though, so it's not "practical" in all situations.

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Jay Scott Berry's Lightning Bill Switch is really impressive.
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Bill Hegbli
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Dick Zimmerman has the most deceptive bill switch that was published in Genii Magazine back in the 60's. He presented it in his lecture at Abbott's Get Together in the 80's.

It is all done when the person offers the bill to you. No folding and very fast and casual.
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Jarle Leirpoll actually have one of the cleanest un gimmicked bill switches out there,
I use all the time..

http://www.leirpoll.com/pocket_video.htm

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On 2004-03-08 07:39, Eirik wrote:

Jarle Leirpoll actually have one of the cleanest ungimmicked bill switches out there, I use it all the time..

http://www.leirpoll.com/pocket_video.htm

Looks interesting but how many US dollars?
Chris Berry
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It is $30 US dollars.
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Yes, and it's really clean.
I guess it's based on the same bill switch as Ammar teaches in this Classic Renditions Vol.3..

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I love the TT bill switch.

I also wanted to learn to do it without one.
So, like many others before me, I came up with my own non TT version. Since then I've realized great minds think alike. How naive I was!

I too never liked the idea of folding the bill up so small.
So I do it with a story about the fourth dimension and that's my motivation. It's in the 4th dimension that the magic happens.

Then to show my hands empty at the end (to hide the obvious extra bill), I show one hand empty and then snap the bill transferring the hidden bundle to the other finger tips. Then I can show that hand empty too. It's an old way of hiding a coin behind a bill.

If you want to see some great new work on the bill switch, you have to see Rod Chow from Canada competing at the up and coming conventions.

He's got multiple bill changes. Instant productions of bills. New folds and displays.

An all around entertaining Money act. He's spent the last couple of years working on the principle of improving and presenting something unique.
It's Pure Magic to watch.
Glen Alan - "The HOW in your Magic should be Secondary to the WOW in your Magic."
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