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I haven't received this yet, but in addition to ordering this, I also ordered 100 fake $20 bills from Amazon. I'm thinking that I could make two gimmicks from each fake bill and actually tear out the corner in performance, even have a participant complete the tear.

I'm thinking that a very specific choreaography, then the same choreography done in reverse would look cool. Maybe a participant can hold a sand timer and turn it over for the reverse choreography.

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I have read the thread but can anyone confirm for certain it will work with plastic UK currency ? Thank you Gaz 😊
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On Dec 7, 2020, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
I have read the thread but can anyone confirm for certain it will work with plastic UK currency ? Thank you Gaz 😊


Yes, youíll need to construct your gimmick. I have a friend in Canada who has made a Revamp with their plastic bills.. it works fine, there is a slight discrepancy but it goes unnoticed. Depends on which note you choose ect.. the artwork plays a part in the method, so you may need to get a little creative with how you customize the gimmick.
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Thank you Nicholas for your quick response , best wishes Gaz 😊
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Frankly, I think many of us are missing something here. We all should be very thankful for Nicholas offering real magic to the magic fraternity. Let me explain. Yes there can be some technical issues to work out. But do you really want to go back to or start doing the TT dollar bill switch compared to this one? Which one looks more magical? How would it be done if you could do real magic? fold it up into a tiny packet? Why? Magicians of old would have paid almost anything to have this effect. They wouldn't have cared about having to do some arts and crafts. Bill magic is real magic. You can do it anywhere. Especially a hyper visual torn and restored bill that you can pass out. In all of magic history, an effect like this, that most magicians can perform, and having it look like real magic, has evaded the t n r bill scene.

Another question. People are complaining about 40 bucks. How many thousands of dollars have you spent over the years for things you will never use, for card books that are only weights on a bookshelf? Or for magic that spectators don't want to see? Sometimes magicians fool themselves more than their spectators. I am included in this too, ok?

So Nicholas, I hope others can take a minute to breathe, and realize, with a little work, this effect and other effects of yours are major contributions to what people now want in magic. So thanks so much for all your contributions. And REVAMP is one of the greats. I could care less if I have to reconstruct it. I don't care if I have to have a special flat container to carry it in. I have been waiting my whole life for something that takes the breath away from people in the t n r bill genre. Thanks to you, we have it. Yes there are alternatives. But they are rightly cheaper and do not look nearly as good, or MAGICAL, as this.

If you want to do a tricky puzzle, fine, those type of tricks abound. But if you want to do a miracle, like this one, I think we need to be a little more flexible, and willing to do a little work. And we also should appreciate Nicholas Lawrence. Thanks bro!!! Great creation. Keep it up.
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I bought Patrick Kunís Paper Heart some time ago and it was literally months before I realized the gimmick he sent me was not a real dollar Bill. Looked and worked (still works) perfectly.
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I disagree with Country Maven the TT bill switch or I prefer Jay Scott Berryís cloaking device are literally one of the greatest close up effects of all time . This effect from Nicholas maybe too I donít know , but you obviously donít do the bill switch very well if you donít consider it an absolute classic imho Gaz 😊
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I don't see why we are even talking about the cost. It is not unreasonable. If you think it is, then simply don't buy. The idea and handling are really awesome!

On a separate note:

I just donated to Steve Brook's wife's go fund me page. Wishing her the best in her time of medical need. I hope many on the Cafť donate as well.

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On Dec 7, 2020, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
I have read the thread but can anyone confirm for certain it will work with plastic UK currency ? Thank you Gaz 😊


Yes, youíll need to construct your gimmick. I have a friend in Canada who has made a Revamp with their plastic bills.. it works fine, there is a slight discrepancy but it goes unnoticed. Depends on which note you choose ect.. the artwork plays a part in the method, so you may need to get a little creative with how you customize the gimmick.


How do you get into starting position of torn bill? These polymer bills don't tear
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Thanks Gaz, you are very smart to recommend the bill switch ala Jay Scott Berry. Yes that is superior. Of course these are classics.
Berry's as you know, has less folding so it looks more magical. My point was this: if you really did magic, you would have an instant restoration in many cases. I would not say all cases.

But what is easy to forget is that this instant, visible magical restoration has the look of how a real miracle would look. Therefore, the stunned reactions. Try it.
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I bought Patrick Kunís Paper Heart some time ago and it was literally months before I realized the gimmick he sent me was not a real dollar Bill. Looked and worked (still works) perfectly.


Same here, although the Paper Heart bill is folded so you see much less than a full bill. Had it been a full size bill Iím sure we would have noticed immediately.
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I would be interested in seeing this done with polymer bills. If anyone has made one, would you please post a video?
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I would be interested in seeing this done with polymer bills. If anyone has made one, would you please post a video?



Agreed me too Gaz 😊
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Iíve had mine since Monday and only today re-made the gimmick with a genuine bill. It took 40 minutes. Hardest part was separating the magnets from the tape and making sure they were properly oriented. The illusion works so much better with a real bill. I havenít shown it to many people yet as Iím still practicing. But the few who have seen it were shocked at the flash restoration.

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Richard
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Hey, I messaged through your website a few days ago and havenít heard anything from you. Can you try to connect, Iíd like to have you do a custom order.


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Thatís why Iím afraid to order direct from creators anymore.

He may be just busy but I prefer getting magic items whenever possible from a shop with tracking and reliability.

Penguin, Hocus -Pocus, Magicwarehouse and Vanishing inc get most of my money. MagicShop SanDiego has earned a place on my trusted shops. I actually get my orders quicker from them than from Penguin. I mostly purchase from Penguin for on line video content and their exclusives.

Still I wish Penguin would carry Nicholas Lawrenceís receipts as Iíve decided to do without them rather than order directly from him.
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I try to purchase from creators of magic as much as possible! They can make a bit more money that way and I like to give them that whenever possible.

Thanks!

Jim
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I used to do the same but I ordered over 300 dollars from Jay Sankey one Christmas and over a year later I had really received just over half of what I paid for.

Then Justin Miller had a special all his downloads for 100 and we sent messages back and forth for three months to get a digital package.

Then it was David Forrest at least it was only 75 but I never got the item.

Finally our dear friend Cosmo with the Q system. I bought one received it and loved it. I loved it so much that I bought two more and he appreciated me so much as a customer he took 5 months to send me the other two.

The only two living creators of magic that I will praise on here is the great David Regal and Peter Loughran.

They never made excuses. Always sent items on time. Great communication and packaged well. They are the exception to the rule in my case.

Iím sure they are plenty of other great magicians to buy from directly. Iíve heard good things about John T. Sheets and some others but Iíve had too many bad experiences and Nicholas hasnít been great at communication.
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Vanishing Inc & Penguin Magic that's it for me the confirmation order is sent to me directly after the order ! Penguin magic even shows you a video of your
order being packed !
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I have to agree unfortunately. You buy direct from the creator in order for them to receive a little extra money. Then you donít hear a thing for 2 months and when they finally respond they tell you they are leaving on a lecture tour for 3 months and will be gone. Then when you finally hear from them again after they return they are sold out but they hope to have more in stock soon. Finally, you are notified it has been shipped but you are given no tracking info and the item never shows up. If youíre lucky you finally receive the item you ordered about a year later, but without any of the extra goodies you had been promised throughout the ordeal. Is just stands to reason because most all of them are a one man shop with no shipping department or customer service rep. Is this creator going to make a trip to the post office 2 or 3 times a week? Probably not. Some of them will allow orders to pile up until they have enough to make it worth their while so your order may not be packed and shipped for a few weeks.

Now there are times you have no choice but to buy direct from the creator. The few experiences I have had purchasing direct from Nicholas have been quick and problem free, but I know others have had issues in the past. A few creators are professional and reliable but many are not. I would not hesitate to take a chance with Nicholas but overall, I will use a reputable dealer whenever possible.

If you havenít been burned ordering direct from a creator then you are lucky, but it will almost certainly happen sooner or later.
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