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I'd like to hear some ideas on how to quickly be prepared to float a dollar bill at a moment's notice.
Or, it would be equally interesting to discuss how you set up to float a bill in a show-type atmosphere.

The IT is great, but how do you set it up???

I thought it might be an interesting topic to discuss.

Thanks, everyone!
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Most impromptu way has to be using Loops or to carry a ITR, on stage/show, oh,well! that's another story, then you have all the time in the world.
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I love my Kevlar Pen Reel.

This looks like an ordinary ballpoint pen and sits in my shirt pocket. The KPR lets me be set up to do any small object levitation at any time almost anywhere. Of course, you have to wear a polo or other shirt with a breast pocket.

Occasionally, I fload a buck, but I prefer to float other objects that are normally found in the venue I'm at. Straw wrapper, napkin, tissue, candy wrapper, etc.

I think that the impact of taking a piece of "trash" and floating it is stronger than a buck, but will do a buck too if the moment is right.

Anyway, for a great use ITR, the Kevlar Pen Reel is tops. Lots o shops have 'em. I got mine from Hank Lee's.

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Kennedy's Floating Bill is a great way of floating a bill with little preparation. Angles and lighting, as usual, are a bit dodgy, though.
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For me the best impromptu way of floating a bill is using the Jon LeClair method, which can be found in the book "The art of invisible thread" or the video "Who's afraid of invisible thread". I had been looking for a quick and clean way of floating a bill digesting "tons" of literature on the way. As soon as I discovered his way I knew it was absolutely right for me. I really can't praise his method too highly, as I do it all the time. You can use his method stark naked (heaven forbid) and it still would be completely undetectable. Hope this helps.
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I don’t bother much with the IT method of floating a buck especially for a caught off guard, impromptu moment. I prefer a couple of old techniques. No loops, no IT or any “T” for that matter!

A bill is borrowed opened flat and laid across the palm of your hand. It is not crumpled into a ball or even folded in half on the bias just laid flat!

Now a little magic Mumbo-Jumbo a snap of the fingers (of the free hand) and the bill slowly lifts away from the out stretched palm and floats several inches above the hand. A second bill or credit card is passed under the floating bill to show that there is no connection to the hand. The bill slowly floats back down and is handed back to the person who loaned it. No IT, nothing to be seen, no worry about lighting or shirt, quick, easy, and magical!

Or how about something totally different (another older than mud trick!)? Borrow a bill and lay it on top of yours. Hold both by your fingertips and parallel to the floor. Now slowly pull the top bill to one side, inch by inch until it is only touching the bottom bill by one small corner. It seems to be floating right out there in midair! And no IT!!! You carry this in your wallet ready to go at a moments notice!

Mike Bornstein has been performing both of these tricks for three or four decades now. They can be found in his books.
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Ammar's ETMTM-Vol3 covers a nice floating bill with a great hook up, might want to look into that
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Those Mike Bornstein books sound interesting - any idea who stocks them?
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If the buck (or other stiffish paper object) is relatively new (and crisp) you can levitate it between both hands - and have it float out momentarily towards your audience with no hook ups at all. The effect can't be sustained long, but is impressive - especially as you can take one hand completely away. This is angle dependent, though. I think Sankey uses this method on one of his videos/dvds. I suspect it uses the Bornstein method, although I am unfamiliar with Mr. Bornsteins work.
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I used to do this kind of thing a lot using the Finn Jon

The only trick is to crumple the bill, and find your loop.

I find they last well, as in their non-performing state they don't get snagged or broken.
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Useing loops is best way for doing that kind of tricks and illusions Smile
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Losander has a very good method and presentation of this "impromptu" miracle also.
Check out his website for details. I saw his routines at his lecture a few motnhs ago and was very impressed.

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A loop looks fantastic. I wanted to try it last weekend but before I got a chance one of the girls I was out with suddenly asked why I had a pube tied around my wrist. I read in the instructions that I could leave it there all day an no-one would ever know. Case of bad luck I guess, so be warned - or don't hang out with the type of girls I do.
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Loops is the most pratical and easyest way to do it! No question about it!
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The setup I use is the across the chest hook up so I can have it on all day and whenever I can float a bill
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Can you really use IT to float a buck? Those things must weigh over 300 pounds! LOL! Sorry. Couldn't resist. Smile

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I use Ammar's video method, from my ear to the button of my jacket , and just slip it to my middle finger nail when want to float a buck , I mean dollar hahahah
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I enjoy and carry Kennedy's z-webs. It's compact and ready to go.
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you can do a lot more than just float a buck
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