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jbmagic12250
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I finally found a thumbtip big enough for my thumb. (XXL Vernet)I have an old booklet on the $100 bill switch by Mike Kozlowski dated 1977. Does anyone have anything that might be better or different that they can recommend?
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Have a look at the Ron Bauer offering on bill switching. Comes with three presentations and teaches the switch in context. thinklikeaconjuror.com
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Richard Sander's goes pretty indepth with bill switches in his Visibill video from what I understand and I've seen some of his routines in person which were very good. Ammar offers a very nice handling and a few touches on the Kozlowski switch in his book, The Magic of Michael Ammar, and I believe Ammar has a Classic Renditions video on this effect alone. John Cornelius teaches it in his book, "The Award Winning Magic of John Cornelius" but does not offer anything new to the subject...just a review to do some routines in his book.
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I like, and have used to great success, Kevin King's Money Morph version. His handling is quicker and more logical.

Check this one out for a tt version!

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Of all of the ones on video, I like the one by Jarle Leirpoll in his video, "Pocket Power". To me, the ones that don't use a tip are so much smoother and easier to do. I do my own version and I just won't go back to using a tip.
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Hi all,

The tipless version is also taught in the Kozlowski manuscript.

John Lovick has a book, published by Murphy's, that is due out soon. Supposed to be a "huge" volume with everything you would ever want to know.

Regards,

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Apart from the Jarle Leirpoll version without a gimmick, which is excellent, here some of the many published non-gimmick versions:
"Doug Edwards Packs A Wallop" by Harry Lorayne. Check "It´s all an Illusion"
DVD "REGAL ENQUIRER, Volume 2, More Tricks" by David Regal. Check "20$ bill to 100$ and Return"
"Mastering the Art of Magic - Collected Writings" by Eugene Burger. Check "Slow-Motion Bill Change" page 193, 201.
"ANNEMANN - The Life and Times of a Legend" by Max Abrams, page 390
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There's a really good slow motion bill switch on magicproshop. I think by eugene someone Smile
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Richard Sander's Visi-Bill is the way to go.
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Visi-bill is visually startling, but the quality of the reaction is different. The standard bill change with the TT is more mysterious and affects the audience more deeply. Although it's not a visible change, well done, it's much more magical.
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I may be prejudiced, but I would have to reccommend Ron Bauer's Private Studies Series, # 12. It's called "Paul Chosse's Bar Bill Stunt"...

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PS There is a LENGTHY thread in the Secret Sessions on an alternate presentation for the bill switch. It is about a year old, so you may have to search some to find it...
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I learned the classical bill switch (with TT, which is the best version, IMO) in the "classic renditions" from Michael Ammar which is devoted to that move. He goes really into the details of the move.
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On 2004-07-29 15:59, Open Traveller wrote:
Visi-bill is visually startling, but the quality of the reaction is different. The standard bill change with the TT is more mysterious and affects the audience more deeply. Although it's not a visible change, well done, it's much more magical.


That's an interesting point. I have never thought of that. Why is that so, you think? I would have guessed the reactions would be better when the bill changes visibly in front of the spectators, instead of changing while folding and unfolding.
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I believe it's specifically BECAUSE the bill changes visibly.

Sanders' effect seems conceptually based on "Checque" from Roger Klause: In Concert, but even there, the move is described as being done with one very quick up and down motion rather than several up and down shakes of the hand.

Even so, what this allows is for the spectator to pinpoint the moment the magic happened. Sometimes this is okay (as in when we point it up to them), and sometimes it hurts things. I believe that in this case we sacrifice part of the mystery for the shock of visualness.

With the standard bill transformations, the bill is folded and unfolded and it changes, but there is no moment that the spectator can identify as to "when" the change took place. The mystery is heightened. The intellect is challenged to a greater degree. The quality of the reactions are different. If it's done well, it looks ONLY like the bill is slowly folded and then unfolded, and there's no point that the spectator can say, "Ah, ha! THAT'S when it happened!" One less piece of information -- one greater degree of mystery.

In addition, it's generally true that the "quiet" is more mysterious. Shaking the hand up and down is a "noisy" action (not noisy as in it produces actual sound, but as in it produces visual static). Merely folding the bill and unfolding it is a quiet procedure -- it's slow and deliberate, and it's less able to be challenged by the spectator as being unfair.

It's going to come down to a matter of preference. All I can say is that in my experience, the reactions from something like Visi-Bill or "Checque" are good but definitely not in the same arena as the Bill Change.

As a side note, between the two, I think "Checque" is better than Visi-Bill. Even though you fold the item smaller in "Checque," if you're going to do some kind of transformation like this, I've found it better to use two contrasting objects, like changing a check into money rather than one bill to another. I used to do it with tissue paper to pretty good effect. Regardless, I feel it's important to give the object (as described in the Klause book) only one quick shake up and down rather than shaking the item for several moments. The less visual noise, the better.
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My vote goes to Kevin King's 'Money Morph'.
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Thanks for your thoughts "open traveller". I think you're right. I'll go back to the old bill-switch.
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I'd have to agree with taliesin. I learned and perform a $100 bill switch using what I learned from Kevin King's Money Morph. It is inexpensive and looks amazing.
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On 2004-08-01 04:58, el toro wrote:
Thanks for your thoughts "open traveller". I think you're right. I'll go back to the old bill-switch.


Well, don't commit yourself. See what results you get and base your decision on that. It's always the case that your mileage may vary.
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