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MasterGrip
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I'm interested to know how those who use this but not as an opener manage with the TT in a pocket and loading it perfectly so the bill is in the correct place etc?
davidpaul$
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I use the TT Bill Switch at least 100 times a week in my restaurant gigs. I use the technique and fold from Ammar's book. He has a tip on the folding process that makes the reveal easier.......that said you have to have a good fit of the TT. If it is too deep you will struggle and will require trimming. The TT should be the hard plastic for ease of execution. I have the bill pre-loaded in the proper orientation just sitting in my sport jacket pocket open end facing upward if possible.

Sometimes, if I'm not sure if the bill is in the right way, I casually check it and make adjustments. I rarely have a problem and if you execute the switch long enough over time it will become second nature. TT fit is important. Experiment with different sizes
and don't be afraid to trim if necessary. Also make sure your hands (thumb) are not dry. I use O 'Keef's hand cream
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Pete Biro
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Jay Marshall used the method WITHOUT a TT. Is just as good.
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Dannydoyle
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I still use that method.

He did it with a 1 and 5 dollar bill. He would count and when he hit the 5th fold the 5 would appear on the bill.
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davidpaul$
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On Dec 15, 2017, Pete Biro wrote:
Jay Marshall used the method WITHOUT a TT. Is just as good.


Yes, it is just as good but I like to end clean , so to speak. It' s just what I am comfortable with.
The OP should experiment with different methods, do some research and find a good fit.
It IS well worth the time and effort. I believe John Lovick has a book out entitled Switch that goes in depth on the subject.
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Dannydoyle
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It is just as "clean " as using a TT.
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I think davidpaul$ hit the nail on the head. I use a standard Vernet TT and the bill just sits in there ready to go. I can feel that the bill is oriented correctly because it develops a slight curve that fits my thumb when it enters the tip.
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carbone1853
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This is a photo of my thumb in a holder I made for the trick you are talking about. It is as wide as the jacket pocket and would sit with the thumb part facing my body. I can reach into my pocket and get the gimmick. It also serves to divide the pocket.
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This is a photo of my thumb in a holder I made for the trick you are talking about. It is as wide as the jacket pocket and would sit with the thumb part facing my body. I can reach into my pocket and get the gimmick. It also serves to divide the pocket. I got the idea from a Eugene Burge book (Secrets and Mysteries).

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Brent McLeod
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I also use this many times weekly in my corporate walkaround, Vernet plastic tips for ease of use & bill folded ready to go. I put 1 item away & load TT all in 1 movement..will solve your problem..good luck
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The bill switch, with a TT, is & has been my opener at tables for 5 years. I even do it at drinks walk-around to guests who are standing & chatting. You just have to hold it slightly closer to your chest to keep it out of sight.
To answer the OP, I keep the TT in my trouser pocket where it has much less space to move around when I put my hand in my pocket for it.
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I really enjoy this routine. I especially like it on broadcast media. Things there have to be fast and effective.

The returned bill is stapled to a computer printed "Thank You" note for picking bill with the printed serial #xyz matching the serial number of the bill they gave me and wrote that serial number on the sealed envelope before giving me the bill to switch.

Try it!
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On Dec 15, 2017, Pete Biro wrote:
Jay Marshall used the method WITHOUT a TT. Is just as good.



Yes! It must be well over 45 years since Jay and I (and a "bunch" of Chicago magicians) got the Bill $witch from Mike Koslowski (sp?). We learned it WITHOUT a TT. I've used a TT for many "things" since 1947. (My first one was metal, and, it cost me, $.25! Percy Abbott was having a sale!) But, I tried the TT for the $witch, and, didn't like it.

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