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TrickyRicky
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Clip Switch is an old bull dog switching gimmick. I own 2 which I bought 20 years ago for about $10 each.
Hocus Pocus is selling Clipper Switch for $125. I wonder what would be the difference in the improvement and set up of the gimmick.
Input would be appreciated.
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I’m curious myself. $125 for a modified Ostin Clip seems kind of high. Especially with no demo video that I can find. I use Nelson’s and Chris Funk’s renditions at present.
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I just got it this week - let me try and help, if I can. (it's $75 at Hocus Pocus)

1. The clip is bigger - so it does billets, and playing cards and dollar bills (folded into fourths)

2. The item "vanishes" clean with no visible flashing

3. NO rubber bands or plastic parts that can wear out - this is a steel spring (entirely made from metal)

Comes with clip and preloaded billet plus 3 blanks billet for your prediction routine

A prefolded red and prefolded blue card if you want to switch out the gimmick

& it comes with paper typed out instructions

BONUS : Here is a test video I shot for you that shows the gimmick working and how large it is compared to a folded card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f57LTT2g9hI

Let me know what you think.
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Video removed by user -- that's you David. Smile

I still don't see why this is worth three times the price of the Ostin clip: http://www.carlyletouch.com/Ostin_Clip.html.html

1. The Ostin clip (too) does billets and folded playing cards

2. The Ostin clip (too) vanishes clean with no visible flashing.

But it appears that the far more expensive Clipper Switch requires that the billet be clipped way off to the side of the unit rather than in the center, like an Ostin clip, which is arguably less natural. That's not a huge disadvantage, but for triple the price, I'd expect some major advantages rather than minor disadvantages.
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