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Topic: Easy Money + Variations
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 6, 2008 11:56PM)
I decided to make this post to inform people of the best trick in the world. Patrick Page's Easy Money. Here, I will discuss all of the variations of Easy Money, and my thoughts on them. I love this trick, and I have purchased almost every variation. I will also give you links to where you can purchase the effects. I will edit this post every time a new variation comes out. This is an improved post; I posted the original over at the Penguin Magic forums. Unfortunately, I made some major mistakes. I corrected them all in this post. Let's start with the original...

[b]Easy Money:[/b] Invented by Patrick Page, Easy Money was the start for most multiple bill switches. With just a rub, four pieces of paper change into money. The gimmick is the same as many later variations, including Hundy 500. To my knowledge, the original can only be found in two places.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=6128]HERE[/url] is a DVD with Patrick Page teaching. It's Patrick Page's Rope Magic and Magic with Paper DVD.
-[url=http://www.llpub.com/]HERE[/url] is a new DVD put out by L & L Publishing on the original Easy Money. It's great because it's free with all orders over $25!
-FUN INC. will be producing a DVD on the original Easy Money, featuring John Lovick.

[b]Flash Cash:[/b] This goes by many different names, but was invented by Fred Kaps. It's his version of Easy Money, which Pat Page agreed was better than his. This uses a much simpler gimmick than Pat's, but is not as clean.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=404]HERE[/url], Michael Ammar teaches the effect. Even though it is called Easy Money, it is Flash Cash.
-[url=http://shop.magicinc.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1110]HERE[/url] is a booklet only available from Magic Inc. located in Illinois. Although it's named Easy Money, it really teaches Flash Cash. It not only explains how the effect is done, it tells some history on the effect as well. There are many illustrations, which are all drawn by Jay Marshall. It's a very good booklet. Also, I only paid about $6; they muse have not updated their website.
-[url=http://shop.magicinc.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=883]HERE[/url] are Fred Kaps' lecture notes. The trick "Newspaper to Dollars" is what I assume to be Flash Cash. I don't have the notes, so I cannot confirm this.
-[url=http://stevensmagic.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=9918]HERE[/url] is something that is basically the same as Flash Cash. Same gimmick, same trick. The only difference is the name.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k1IabuJ9EE]HERE[/url] is a performance by Fred Kaps himself.

[b]Hundy 500:[/b] Tim Trono urged Gregory Wilson to release this masterpiece. This uses the same gimmick as the original Easy Money, not Flash Cash. You basically spin the folded packet of bills, and they change into a different denomination. It's not too difficult to do, but does require practice. This is available in two formats.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=728]HERE[/url] is Gregory Wilson teaching his effect on DVD. It covers everything you need, with multiple angles.
-I am not sure if a booklet was released of Hundy 500. A few of my friends claim to have it. I couldn't find it, but I should mention it anyways.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://media3.penguinmagic.com/demos/7247a.wmv]HERE[/url] is the demo video for Hundy 500.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/movies/products/7247c.wmv]HERE[/url] is a video of Oz Pearlman performing this.

[b]Show Me the Money:[/b] I am ashamed to include this. Magic Makers did a bad thing. This is a total knock-off of Gregory Wilson's Hundy 500. You can find this on one DVD.
-[url=http://www.madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/product_info.php?products_id=4019]HERE[/url] is the DVD, The Reserve. It knocks-off many great tricks, and I don't recommend this DVD.

[b]Paper to Money Plus:[/b] This does not use the same gimmick as Hundy 500 or Easy Money. It uses a totally different gimmick, which I don't particularly like. It is visual, though. There is a demo of this effect on one of the Reel Magic Quarterly issues. This is a trick you have to buy singly.
[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=8563]HERE[/url] is Paper to Money Plus.

[b]Handy 500:[/b] Found as a bonus in a DVD, not a lot of people heard of this variation. Dan White, the man who taught Digital Dissolve on the DVD, invented this. It uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. This variation is worth considering because the bills change inside the spectator's hand. The spectator holds the five bills, you wave your hand over them, and they change. This can only be found as a bonus on a DVD.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1385]HERE[/url] is Juan's Hundred Dollar Bill Switch. As a bonus on this DVD, Dan White quickly teaches his Handy 500. The gimmick is not taught, and he goes over everything quickly.

[b]Slow Burn:[/b] Richard Sanders, an awesome guy, created one of the most visual variations to date. The gimmick is the same as Hundy 500. This can be found in two places.
-[url=http://www.sandersfx.com/slowburn.html]HERE[/url] is the original DVD of Slow Burn. Everything is explained in great detail, and there are multiple angles.
-[url=http://sandersfx.com/extremeburn.html]HERE[/url], Richard Sanders quickly teaches Slow Burn. I will talk more about this DVD in a little while.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wmaUIFQOoQ]HERE[/url] is a performance from the original Slow Burn DVD.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.sandersfx.com/slowburn.html]HERE[/url] is an updated video performance.

[b]Heiny 500:[/b] Karl Hein's variation is arguably the best on the market. John Lovick, otherwise known as Handsome Jack, still thinks this is the best variation to date. Five bills slowly and visibly change to a higher denomination. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. This effect can be found in two places.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=9664]HERE[/url] is the effect taught on a high quality DVD produced by Kozmo Magic. Everything is taught well, except for the gimmick.
-This can also be found in Karl's lecture DVD. The DVD is only available through Karl Hein's lecture. I have yet to see this DVD, so I don't know much about it.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtON3ova_5U]HERE[/url] is the demo video with Karl Hein.

[b]3D Cash:[/b] I do not have this DVD. In this, there are three bill changes. I have no idea what the gimmick is. I heard complaints about the packet being too large and noticeable. Also, I heard the DVD was not produced that well.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=4347]HERE[/url] is Mark Allen teaching this effect on DVD.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com/video/clips/DVDMA3DCA-VIDEO1.wmv]HERE[/url] is the demo of 3D Cash.

[b]Vicissitube:[/b] I do not have this. This is taught on a DVD as one of the tricks. I have heard good things about this variation.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=9926]HERE[/url] is Cory Burke's DVD Voracity. On this DVD, there are many tricks taught. One of the tricks is Vicissitube.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETT5UXeNSTA]HERE[/url] is the demo video for Voracity. There is a quick clip of Vicissitube in this.

[b]Extreme Burn:[/b] From the creator of Slow Burn, comes the most visual variation ever. Richard Sanders is awesome for thinking of this. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500, with a little something extra to make all of the changes work. There are nine hyper-visual changes on this DVD. I wrote a review for this [url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=146126]HERE[/url]. This is the best variation ever, in my opinion, to be concocted.
-[url=http://www.sandersfx.com/extremeburn.html]HERE[/url] is the Extreme Burn DVD. It teaches how to make the gimmick and all nine changes expertly. Slow Burn is one of the nine changes.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOUtrM3A4iY]HERE[/url] is the official demo video of Extreme Burn.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://sandersfx.com/movie21.html]HERE[/url] is a video of one of the nine changes taught on the DVD.

[b]Prophet:[/b] Theory 11 released this at a bad time. Tom Isaacson has created an interesting variation with permission from Patrick Page. There are two changes taught on this DVD. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. I wrote a review for this [url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=146241]HERE[/url].
-[url=http://www.theory11.com/tricks/prophet.php]HERE[/url] is the DVD in which you can learn Prophet. It is taught by Tom Isaacson in 32 minutes.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I73VBhMpbMs]HERE[/url] is the demo video of Prophet.

[b]Alpha Cash:[/b] This variation is by Jay Noblezada and makes me sad. This is exactly the same as Fred Kaps' Flash Cash. It's just recycled and repackaged. I emailed Jay and asked what separated his variation with no response. Sorry, Penguin, but this is just bad.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1755]HERE[/url] is Jay Noblezada's DVD Money in which this trick is taught.
-[url=http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1829]HERE[/url] is Jay Noblezada's DVD Download Money in which this trick is taught.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://media3.penguinmagic.com/demos/7583a.wmv]HERE[/url] is the demo of Money, which Alpha Cash is talked about.

Well, I'm done. I hope you enjoyed reading it, and I hope you learned a few things. This took me a long time to type, and I'm proud of it. If you know of any other variations, please tell me. Also, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please post them.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Aug 7, 2008 10:42AM)
Thank you, Jeff.
This is the most comprehensive review I have ever seen. It's obvious that you put a lot of work and thought into this post. I currently perform Heiny 500, which is a killer. I have ordered Extreme Burn and should have it in a day or two.
Can't wait!
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Aug 7, 2008 05:04PM)
GREAT review! I bought Slow Burn, Extreme Burn, Heiny 500, and the Pat Page DVD showing Easy Money. I also have Alpha Cash by Jay Noblezada (came on the MONEY DVD I purchased). After reading your review, I won't be using Alpha Cash. I'll purchase Fred Kaps' Flash Cash instead.

Like you, my current favorite is Extreme Burn. It just amazes everyone I show it to. It even amazes me, as well. Thank you for your detailed review. I can see you put a LOT of thought and effort into it.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 7, 2008 10:03PM)
EZ Money was my favorite for a long time. I still liked Easy Money more than Hundy 500, Heiny 500, 3D Cash, Slow Burn and Flash Cash. But after watching Extreme Burn, I changed my mind. I put Extreme Burn first.
Message: Posted by: ElCoral (Aug 19, 2008 05:57PM)
This post is great! It's obvious a lot of work went into this. I have a single bill change that I am very happy with, but I've been considering getting a multiple bill change, and this post gives me some great guidance. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Aug 19, 2008 08:57PM)
ElCoral,
I think you owe it to yourself to check out Extreme Burn. I have been known locally for my single bill switch for many years. I must now admit that it doesn't come close to Extreme Burn for impact or ease of use. This is about as close to real, visual magic as you can get.
Go for it. You will not be disappointed!
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 19, 2008 09:21PM)
Thanks for the comments! And, yes, Extreme Burn is the way to go!
Message: Posted by: korttihai_82 (Aug 20, 2008 05:43PM)
You're missing Peter Studebaker's version from [i]Classic Studebaker[/i]. It allows you to change lottery coupons for bills, and the two can be different sizes.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 20, 2008 06:09PM)
Then, it's not a variation on Easy Money.
Message: Posted by: Steveblackwell (Aug 23, 2008 12:41PM)
This is the way reviews should be by comparing tricks to others of the same effect. So when it comes to multi-bill changes, you can see others and compare prices, demos, and pros.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 23, 2008 01:21PM)
Thanks!
Message: Posted by: OTTOEMEZZO (Aug 24, 2008 04:30PM)
Thanks. This review helped me decide to get Extreme Burn, and I have to say I wouldn't be satisfied with anything less than what I got.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 24, 2008 09:41PM)
You're welcome.
Message: Posted by: h_A_Z (Aug 30, 2008 05:44AM)
Good job in compiling all the variations.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Jan 3, 2009 12:02AM)
It was brought to my attention that a variation, or rip-off, of Easy Money is featured on the new Magic Makers DVD, [url=http://magicmakersinc.com/dvds/unbillievablemoneymagic.html]unBILLievable Money Magic[/url]. I was wondering if anyone is able to confirm this.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: motown (Jan 4, 2009 11:57PM)
Great job. It's nice to have all this information in the same place.

Why not the same gimmick, Mark Leveridge has a blank paper to bill effect that he developed after seeing Pat Pages on his Money Magic DVD. It looks nice and the bill can be handed out after.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Jan 6, 2009 09:42PM)
Thank you very much!
Message: Posted by: Jimeh (Jan 7, 2009 07:22AM)
Great job Jeff! I appreciate you going to the effort on this one.
Like Motown mentioned, it's nice to have all these references in one place.
I didn't realize there were that many variations.

Thanks a bunch! :)
Message: Posted by: jprace (Jan 7, 2009 04:00PM)
You're welcome!
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Jan 17, 2009 06:01PM)
Just for your collection, for the 2003 FFFFF I presented (Pat Page being present) his version of Easy Money with a few variants.
The paper was made of cut outs of different sizes from magazines. One about the UNICEF, one about a nice looking model, one about a luxury real estate project, one about mergers and acquisitions. Each article was shown and folded back (to the size of the bills along pre-made creases).
The papers were switched for $ bills explaining however that
you can give 5$ (show the bill) to charity but it doesn't make you a charitable person.
you can probaly spend some good time with the model for 100$ (show the bill) but it doesn't buy you love
you can buy a house for a million $ (show the bill) but it doesn't makes it a home
you can buy a company for a billion $ (show the bill) but it doesn't make you a leader
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Jan 17, 2009 07:01PM)
I forgot that there were also
a folding article about magic corresponding to:
"you could pay 20$ for a magic trick but it doesn't make you a magician"
and a folding article about a good restaurant
"you can buy the ingredients for a great meal with 50$ but it doesn't make you a chef"

I knew there were six bills but I couldn't remember what the other two were about.
By the way there is on the net a photo of the performance of this PAPER TO CURRENCY trick at the FFFF in 2003 at http://www.gerardenterprises.com/03DAY3.html
Message: Posted by: James Fortune (Jan 20, 2009 07:59AM)
Hi Jeff,

An excellent overview. Well done.

Unfortunately, I'm old enough to have seen Fred Kapps lecture in London and have the lecture notes with his Newspaper To Money in it. I did it for years.

Then Bob King came up with Dollarama which allowed showing both sides before and after the change. Furthermore, it was made with million dollar bills so worked very well in the UK. Check out: http://bobkingmagic.com/GenMagic.htm

I got SLOW BURN but wasn't very impressed but EXTREME BURN looks a lot better. I'll have to look into that. :)
Message: Posted by: Aspinalls (Feb 5, 2009 08:36AM)
Hi Folks,

I am looking to create my own version of Hundy 500.

In the UK all Bills/Notes are different sizes and I am finding paper to money difficult to do. I am not too sure that the Gimmick isn't given away by the massive difference in colour .

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to tackle this problem. Has anyone tried it with UK notes and has a better idea?

Cheers
Message: Posted by: jprace (Feb 8, 2009 10:46AM)
Thanks for the comments!
Message: Posted by: JeffHall (Feb 11, 2009 03:27PM)
I have Patrick Pages easy money DVD. I've reading about Extreme Burn and I would like to know something. Is EB better than EM? Is EB really better than EM?
thanks, Jeff
Message: Posted by: jprace (Feb 14, 2009 12:23PM)
I personally think Extreme Burn is the way to go on the multiple bill switch plot.
Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Mar 1, 2009 06:23AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-05 09:36, Aspinalls wrote:
Hi Folks,

I am looking to create my own version of Hundy 500.

In the UK all Bills/Notes are different sizes and I am finding paper to money difficult to do. I am not too sure that the Gimmick isn't given away by the massive difference in colour .

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to tackle this problem. Has anyone tried it with UK notes and has a better idea?

Cheers
[/quote]
I would also like to know if anyone has had luck with UK notes...Obviously the notes/bills need to be trimmed a little but has anyone made a gimmick either for GREED/ EXTREME BURN/HEINY 500/HUNDY 500 etc using Uk notes?
Message: Posted by: jprace (Apr 6, 2009 09:29PM)
So...
I get to add to my original post.
If you could edit it I would, but I can't.

[b]Visceral:[/b] Derek Roberts, the man who brought us Departure, publishes his handling on Easy Money. Unlike many other variations, this one is done at chest level.
-[url=http://magicsmith.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=69&category_id=2&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1]HERE[/url] is Derek Roberts teaching this on DVD.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://magicsmith.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/visceral.wmv]HERE[/url] is the official demo for this effect.
Message: Posted by: Aspinalls (Apr 11, 2009 03:58PM)
Magicman4646 -

Thank you for the update, this version also looks good.

You really are creating the definitive guide. nice work, keep it up!

Cheers,
Aspinalls
Message: Posted by: clamon86 (Apr 12, 2009 02:31AM)
Amen!!
I applaud your efforts on researching all this history for one of the best close-up effects with bills every created.
Message: Posted by: ralphs007 (May 18, 2009 10:34PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-12 03:31, clamon86 wrote:
Amen!!
I applaud your efforts on researching all this history for one of the best close-up effects with bills every created.
[/quote]
I second that !
Ralph
Message: Posted by: jprace (May 18, 2009 11:19PM)
Thanks for all the kind words!
Message: Posted by: Aspinalls (May 29, 2009 07:13AM)
Fellow Magic Café Memebers,

Regarding UK Notes for EB.

I have been using magazine clippings (for £20) and this has, so far, turned out well.

I am unable to find notes to match UK £20. Does anyone have any other ideas?

Cheers,

A.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Jun 20, 2009 01:42AM)
[b]Foreign Exchange[/b]: A marketed item from Jim Pace, uses the same gimmick as Patrick Page’s “Easy Money”.
[b]-I was not able to find this marketed item anywhere.[/b]

[b]Money for Nothin' and Tricks for Free:[/b] This by Phil Cass of Australia and is also virtually identical to “Easy Money”.
-[url=http://www.philcass.com/merchandise.html]HERE[/url] is a place where Phil's lecture notes can be found, "OH NO! NOT A MAGICIAN!!", which contains this effect.

[b]Dollarama:[/b]: A marketed item from Bob King. It is based on Fred Kaps’s “Flash Cash”, but the gimmick has been changed a bit so the moment of transformation is altered slightly.
-[url=http://www.bobkingmagic.com/GenMagic.htm]HERE[/url] is one place you can get this marketed effect.

[b]Lotto Cash:[/b] This is by Peter Studebaker. It is similar to Kaps’s “Flash Cash”—a handful of lottery tickets turns into a handful of dollar bills. However, the bills are attached to the gimmick at an angle, giving the transformation a slightly different look. An added advantage is that the tickets and bills can be different sizes.
-[url=http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/classic-studebaker-by-peter-studebaker-p-2503.html]HERE[/url] is one place you can buy his DVD, "Classic Studebaker", which contains this effect.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYRojgA0s1Y]HERE[/url] is the demo clip to the DVD.

[b]Dubya’s Tax Rebate:[/b] This is a marketed version of Kaps’s “Flash Cash”. Blank pieces of paper change into novelty $200 bills with George W. Bush’s portrait.
[b]-I was not able to find this marketed item anywhere.[/b]
Message: Posted by: jprace (Aug 15, 2009 05:11PM)
[b]HandOut 500[/b]: This is a marketed bill switch by Steve Haynes. It utilizes a new gimmick, which takes away the extra thickness of the bills. Also, you can now handout all five bills after the change. You also show both sides of the bills as they change.
-[url=http://paulharrispresents.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/834152]HERE[/url] is the place you can purchase HandOut 500. It's a DVD containing HandOut 500 plus a bonus effect. It's a "Paul Harris Presents" release.
[b]VIDEO:[/b] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUQPDH7uAE]HERE[/url] is the demo video for HandOut 500.
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Aug 15, 2009 09:57PM)
I just preordered it. I love extreme burn, and hope this will take it to a new level. I'm not sure about the quarter fold of the bills before the change. I have no idea about the method, but the thought of handing out the $100.00 bills has me intrigued. Always looking for the best and most practical!
Sammy
Message: Posted by: Vogler (Feb 6, 2018 11:11AM)
Do you perform easy money as a close up a trick? Stage? or stand up? I like it and I want to add to my act but I have seen it only on stage. Its an awesome effect!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 11, 2018 01:18AM)
I believe Pat Page's Easy Money may have been derived from Bert Allerton's "Bamboozle" effect in Stars of Magic book.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Feb 11, 2018 01:21AM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2018, Juliano wrote:
Do you perform easy money as a close up a trick? Stage? or stand up? I like it and I want to add to my act but I have seen it only on stage. Its an awesome effect! [/quote]

I think you are confused. Easy Money is and always has been a close up effect. I suppose it could be presented on stage or standup, but it would not be as effective.

I like Fred Kaps better then any of the other versions.
Message: Posted by: Vogler (Feb 13, 2018 02:59AM)
When I was a kid I saw the trick from the TV and it stucked to my mind : https://youtu.be/3uYbCo1sURE
At 1:17 he performs the routine on stage in a very clean way.. I think it is a trick for all conditions. I'am working on it to polish it.
Message: Posted by: DaveGripenwaldt (Feb 13, 2018 06:33PM)
For the sake of updating:

Carl Hein and Gregory Wilson collaborated (with some added ideas from moi) on SwitchCraft...a collection of effects using the Hundy gimmick that do not simply have bills change denominations. They came up with some strong materiel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=821cCGiEkNM
Message: Posted by: ageo (Aug 29, 2018 12:23PM)
It may be useful to add that Bill Severn's book "Magic with Coins and Bills" contains some interesting variations on the change of bills trick. Severn describes several alternatives such as changing the color of the bills to red, changing newspaper fragments into dollar bills, etc. What is interesting to learn is the varying patter that he uses for the same effect.
As always, the trick is the least important; presentation and interaction with the audience are what really matters.
Message: Posted by: ageo (Aug 29, 2018 12:26PM)
On my previous message, I forgot to praise jprace, for his great amount of good work. Thanks for sharing with us your extensive research on this wonderful magic piece.
:applause: :applause: :applause:
That was an ovation! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Message: Posted by: DrVG (Feb 7, 2019 10:42AM)
Hi, so I was just rewatching Michael Ammar Money magic vol 3, it is mentioned as EZ money. Is it so different from Hundy 500?
thanks
Message: Posted by: Vogler (Jan 26, 2020 07:45AM)
The effect in 1:25 do you know which handling is?
Message: Posted by: Vogler (Jan 26, 2020 07:46AM)
Https://youtu.be/3uYbCo1sURE
the effect in 1:25 do you know which handling is?
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jan 26, 2020 08:48PM)
I may be misunderstanding you question, but

That looks like an easy money effect (which can be found in a number of sources)

John
Message: Posted by: El Mystico (Jan 30, 2020 10:49AM)
To add to the list, I'd include Bruce Cervon's handling. Highly regarded magicians familiar with the various versions were blown away by it. It will be in his forthcoming book, but that is some time from being published. But if you carefully search the internet you'll see a video of his handling.
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Jan 30, 2020 10:13PM)
Can you show a demo of Bruce Cervon's handling? hehe Just joking. I have heard and read a lot about his brilliance. I really hope his
magic can be shared with the right people.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 31, 2020 10:52AM)
[quote]On Jan 26, 2020, Vogler wrote:
The effect in 1:25 do you know which handling is? [/quote]


For me, that looks like the Fred Kaps version, but he did not do the flash/snap change, but simply did it in his hands.
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Feb 5, 2020 09:01AM)
Thanks so much to Jeff Prace. For many of us, the making of the gimmick and the confusion about the different versions kept us from
going forth and doing this type of effect. No more, thanks to you!
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Apr 8, 2020 12:01AM)
Do any of you use the cranes high fiber linen paper to make gaffs?
I really don't like struggling with tyvek and want to make props that will survive regular use.
thanks in advance
JonT
Message: Posted by: John Long (Apr 8, 2020 08:46PM)
Do you?

and where can that be obtained? and can it be printed upon?

John
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Apr 9, 2020 11:40AM)
Crane's sells paper -
yes paper can be printed with printers.
My objective is to start with blank paper and not have to remake and replace the props every few uses.

Ideas?