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Rupert Bair
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Heres a tip for your thumb....mini lol

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but animals don't weat TT's so I couldn't post it their, but anyway does anyone here use those vernet rubbery tt's they look great but they are really hard to get off, has anyone got any tips? The suction is so bad I once saw my thumb in it when I pulled it off.
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Some have suggested making a small hole in the end with a needle or similar to reduce the vacuum.
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Thanks I never thought of that.
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Yea that does work. I like the standard vernet though, I've never really cared for the rubber ones. Smile
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I agree, I think the standard Vernet are the better ones to use. I have both regular and king size, both serving their purposes
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Actually, even the standard Vernet's tend to stick a bit on me. I use the end of a safety pin just about where the cuticle would be and make 2 tiny holes. They aren't visible.
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Put a little powder inside. That helps too. Just don't put too much inside. You don't want it all over your thumb and raise suspicion.
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I am using them for 20 years and never had a problem. You should look for the softer one.
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Suction bad thing when it comes to thumb tips. You don't want to struggle with it at the wrong moment. I suggest The Vernet king size for a better load. Works well for me... Later Isaiah
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Matt,

Don't throw away cracked and split TTs. Some of us do that to them on purpose for producing silks and sponge balls. You just squeeze and they pop open.

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Bob,
Funny you should mention that. A while ago I bought a new TT as my old one was split along the same part of the way.

I must have been playing with a split tip Smile for some time. I found that I could not get the loads into the new TT as easily. I made a little nick w/ a razor blade and Voila! no more stuffing problems. Since many of us have lots of old tips around (I used to be a moyle Smile) it is something you may want to try. Just cut a little at a time till you get what seems right to you.

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Bruce,

You and I need to start a support group for magicians. "There is no trash, just new props and tricks!"

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On 2004-08-20 22:45, cosermann wrote:
Some have suggested making a small hole in the end with a needle or similar to reduce the vacuum.
Regards,


Good suggestion. But make two small holes instead of one. Helps a lot getting off the TT.

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I also find that the soft ones go turn a really brown colour in your pocket so I only use the hard versions. Most magicians I know have experimented with the soft but go back to the hard for whatever reasons.
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If suction is a problem I think you're putting it on too far. It sounds like you need a smaller one.

I use the rubber ones all the time. love 'em.
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On 2005-04-22 04:35, Frank Starsini wrote:
If suction is a problem I think you're putting it on too far. It sounds like you need a smaller one.

I use the rubber ones all the time. love 'em.


Frank,

I can understand their problem. A smaller TT just makes for a second problem.

With TTs one size does not fit all. Often the problem is more shape than size. Thumbs can be very flat or very rounded. The pads on thumbs can be larger or smaller than the joints above them.

In the 70s the advantage of the Vernet was that it was supposed to be "adjustable". By soaking it in hot water, it was reported to be temporarily softened so that it could be reshaped and even stretched to fit the individual. I'm not here to testify that that did or did not work. But it was recognition of a need in the market.

The consequence of the developed suction problem, to me, is an indication of a good fit. The vacuum can be dealt with very effectively with ventilation.

I think these posters are dealing with a very legitimate problem that some face.

I also agree with you that the soft rubber TTs are good to use in many circumstances. Overseas they are frequently all that is available. In some situations I like the extra "traction" available with them. For manipulation, they are poorly suited. They are simply too soft and usually too short. (About half the time, my uses for a TT require that they be manipulated like a cigarette.)

There are good reasons why there are so many varieties available in the market. There are a lot of different expectations from the users.

Enjoy!

Bob
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On 2005-03-31 19:17, fccfp wrote:
... many of us have lots of old tips around (I used to be a moyle Smile) ...Bruce


Bruce....

I just laughed so hard, I spilled my drink, and knocked my silver dollars on the floor!

(Wiping tears...-cough-...) Too funny...

Why do I have the feeling I'm the only one who got this (and I'm not even Jewish! LOL!)?

Doug
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