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HeyLockwood
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On 2005-02-03 23:56, MagicChris wrote:
There is a bill switch done by a guest magician and it has to be the most HORRIBLE switch ever done by anyone. It's comical to watch.


I have this set of DVDs, and was wondering if you think the guest magicians performance of the bill switch was bad, or the method that he used. It's a new effect for me (as I've been mostly a card guy for the four or five years that I've been into magic).

Do you have another source that you recommend learning the bill switch from?

Thanks...

~Mike
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Are they planning to re-release Rules of Thumb in DVD format? I've always wanted these set but the fact that it is still in video format kinda turn me down.
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The bill switch is pretty standard, ordinary bill switch. It's not great, but I've seen worse.

I like the one on the first Lonnie Chevrie dvd better though.

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I have Gary Darwin's TT dvd. It's a 3 set volumn dvd so you do get a lot of info and history of the great tt. For me, this dvd is very informative and I learn the proper technique(s) of using the tt. Gary is a great teacher and he has some very good stuff for using the tt in vanishing, coin production, and mentalism tricks. This dvd also comes with a free In Your Face Extreme tt that costs about 14 bucks on Penguin. So it is a great value and PenguinMagic did a great job filming and producing this dvd. I'd recommend this dvd to anyone who is serious about tt.
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I liked the Patrick Page VHS tape on thumb tip magic.
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I myself was disappointed by the dvds. For me the highlight was dai vernons kicker. the bill switch performed was shocking! I cannot believe that a layman would not be suspicious seeing that 1 performed.

I liked Darwins enthusiasm and the fact that he put a lot of material in it. I however feel the dvds should have been cheaper.

I wish I had known about the rules of thumb dvd first.

anyway, I'll check the Café before buying other products.

Thanks Guys
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I always see this DVD on the Penguin site. it's $60 and I really like Gary darwin, but I never ordered. Today it shows as a cool box deal for only $20

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/912

And they throw in something called the" In Your Face: The Extreme Close-up Worker's Thumb Tip (soft)". It shows it's $15. Has anyone ever ordered it that can comment ( Vernet being the gold standard )

It shows on the demo:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/814

Thanks!
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Hi. I ordered this from Penguin a while back when they had the same special. The thumbtip is not bad quality, and the DVD is exceptional! He is VERY thorough. I think one HAS to buy this DVD just for one single effect he teaches. It seems Mr Gary Darwin is quite serious about this effect, but I think he also saw the humor in it. He uses a thumbtip to make actual dead cockroach parts form into a live, yes, live cochroach! It is just hilarious! You have to take your hat off to Mr Darwin for, I think, more than anyone on the planet, he has sat down and imagined every possible thing you could do with a thumbtip and crammed it into a DVD. The one thing he missed is how you might take a dead elephant, piece by tiny piece, and restore it to a living elephant, right from your fist. Maybe that will be the next thumb tip DVD series.
Seriously, though painfully thorough at times, it is really good.
KJ

PS: Inspiration from the "back to life cockroach": There is a "drop of blood" to live lady bug effect on the market that uses a totally different set of props, but I think the production of a live lady bug from a thumbtip might actually be a very good effect.
Magic-Daniel
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Can you get Rules of Thumb on DVD?
Zombie Magic
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On 2013-03-16 18:44, Magic-Daniel wrote:
Can you get Rules of Thumb on DVD?


No longer available. Not sure why.
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I too was dissapointed in this DVD. While I did enjoy some of the novel effects, I found Darwin's TT handling mediocre at best. I remember the legendary Phil Thomas performing several TT effects with brilliance. Later, Mr. Thomas later revealed to me that his TT was bright red! I NEVER NOTICED! Nor did anyone else! Amazing.
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Magic-Daniel
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What are some of the most recommended dvd's, notes or books on thumb tip magic?
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On 2013-04-01 07:06, Magic-Daniel wrote:
What are some of the most recommended dvd's, notes or books on thumb tip magic?


Examining The Thumbtip by Alexander DeCova!
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Volume 2 explains the bill switch. It's the only effect worth it in the series. It was a gap in my magic education that was filled terrifically.
The rest is kinda lame.
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I was pleasantly surprised to see Darwin do the thumbtip silk vanish using the outer cover a matchbox! That is where I realised how good technique is as compared to the "realism" of the gimmick.
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