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Walking Bob
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I have been playing around with the XXL Thumb tio and bill switch. I have found that because of the larger TT you don't have to fold the bill quite so small. Just looking for ideas and or comments on using this XXl TT for the switch.

Thanks in advance and have a grerat day,

Walking Bob in Iowa
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Are you meaning the vernet xxl?
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Yes, the Vernet xxl
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I’ve never used it for the bill switch. It’s too big for me. The classic is just right. Does the classic or king size fit when your hand is hanging down with nothing in the TT?
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On Jan 26, 2019, Wx4usa wrote:
I’ve never used it for the bill switch. It’s too big for me. The classic is just right. Does the classic or king size fit when your hand is hanging down with nothing in the TT?


That's why I can't use the XXL. If I let my hand drop to my side it wants to fall off. A shame because I like Richard Sanders Visi-bill. I use Four Quarters from Magick Balay
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Unless your thumb is very large, use the classic hard and fold differently. I’ve found that speed isn’t necessarily necessary...pardon the redundancy... lol. There’s a balance between showing both hands completely free during the folds and speed.
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I agree that the XXl TT is to big and would easily fall off your thumb. The classic size fits me perfectly. But I am finding that if I fold the bill one less time than in the standard bill switch, the
bill takes up enough room to make the XXl fit my thumb perfectly with no danger of falling off. In fact the XXl doesn't seem to extend so long on your thumb. I always thought that folding the
bill as in the standard switch maybe looked a little awkward and unnatural.

Walking Magic Bob in Iowa
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Have you tried not using one?

For me, this provides me a cleaner and less fidgety look. Also, I find there are more options for presentation and handling.

(Your own mileage may vary!)
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I have tried not using a TT and very likely will convert to that method. I kind of like it can be done with one dollar bill. Also was maybe thinking
of hiding the extra bill in a Sanada gimmick. I have been just thinking out load to see what others are doing.

Thanks for the ideas and have a great day,

Walking Magic Bob in Iowa
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Walking Bob - I just sent you a private message.
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I have to say the xxl size is the only one I can use.Big Thumbs
But it does work really well for a bill switch.
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An amazingly generous contributor to the Café is, Hal McClamma. His website https://www.halsaxonmagic.com/store has what I can only imagine is an amazing bill change video (given his other eBooks and videos) Scroll down for the bill change video. And be sure to check out his limited time free offerings. They are worth there wight in GOLD.
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On Mar 21, 2019, Senor Fabuloso wrote:
An amazingly generous contributor to the Café is, Hal McClamma. His website https://www.halsaxonmagic.com/store has what I can only imagine is an amazing bill change video (given his other eBooks and videos) Scroll down for the bill change video. And be sure to check out his limited time free offerings. They are worth there wight in GOLD.


Thank you for the kind words Senor Fabuloso. As you can see I am fond of the TT. I placed my hand in a table saw in '85 making Christmas gifts and suffered a fully displaced fracture of the distal radius (wrist) in 2000 and my range of motion is horrible... so my cardistry and coins has suffered immensely. I turned to the ole TT. I thought I would be a one trick pony. Well there are hundreds of nice deceptive TT tricks Smile. The TT and a few other goodies is about all I do. There is a nice beginner bill change with a few ideas to show all fingers freely.
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I think we magicians sometimes make things way harder than they have to be. Why not use a Sa....a gimmick for a bill switch instead of a th. tip?
You don't have to fold as much it is much easier and faster if done correctly. But to each his own. I respect the skill required for a smooth th tip bill switch. But why make your life so hard when there is an easier, simpler and more impressive way to do it?

I respect you if you do it well and it works for you. I am just suggesting that you consider for a minute or so, what could make your effect and angles simpler???
John Long
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There is a wonderful effect called Bare Hand Bill Production by Juan Pablo(I think), that you should check out

John
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