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Topic: The Spritz Switch/The Paper Dollar by Lonnie Chevrie
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 8, 2008 11:55PM)
[b]The Spritz Switch/The Paper Dollar[/b]


[b]The Official Spam:[/b]

[quote]One dollar morphs into a one hundred dollar bill! & Change a blank piece of paper into money!


[i]Running Time Approximately 50min [/i][/quote]

[b]Kozmo Magic:[/b]

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[b]The Effect--The Spritz Switch:[/b]

The magician shows a one dollar bill, which he took from his coin purse. He shows it cleanly, and opens it fully. He blows on the bill, and it visually morphs into a 100 dollar bill! The 100 dollar bill is put away, with the magician smiling.

[b]The Effect--The Paper Dollar:[/b]

The magician cleanly shows a piece of paper the same size as a dollar bill on both sides. His hands are also shown empty. He starts to fold the paper, and when it is open it's a 100 dollar bill. This bill is shown cleanly on both sides and the hands are again shown empty!


This is one of those DVDs that when I look at it, I smile. Let's start off with the DVD cover. The DVD cover is clever, and something I've never seen done before. What Kozmo and crew did was make each side of the DVD case a separate trick, giving the appearance of two DVDs merged into one. It's very intiguing! Kozmo also made the DVD case half as thick as normal DVD cases, which is also the case for many of his other releases. When you put this into your DVD player, it's very well organized. I had no trouble locating anything. There is a live performance, then a studio performance, followed by the explanation for each trick. The credits also include bloopers. I enjoyed the bloopers very much.

[b]My Thoughts--The Spritz Switch[/b]

I've always liked the Juan Pablo switch. I've tried it a few times, but always stuck to different switches. In Lonnie's first DVD set, [url=http://www.kozmomagic.com/]Outlaw Magic[/url], he presented a handling for the switch which he called Grandpa's Dollar. What he has done here is cleaned it up, making it much more effective, and much more efficient. In the switch, he has motivation for every aspect. I'm not going to give it away, but the idea is genius. The switch is also very visual, and spectators will not see it coming. The full bill changes, not just a folded portion. A very good change, easy to do, and looks great!

[b]My Thoughts--The Paper Dollar:[/b]

This was originally published in John Lovick's [url=http://www.llpub.com/zenshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2286&zenid=552d89948f0ac069c5f8e8de93a5afe1]Switch[/url]. It's a very nice change, but my predilection leans toward The Spritz Switch. It looks great, but does not have the same motivation as the other. It is very practical, and is easy to do. It does require a standard magic item, which most of you will have. If you don't have one, any good magic shop will have them, and they aren't to expensive. Overall, it's good, but not the best.


I really enjoyed this DVD, from the production aspect and the magic aspect. For the rating, I am going to give this an [b]9/10[/b]. I really liked The Spritz Switch, but The Paper Dollar was just okay. If you are thinking about buying this DVD but can't decide, I would say buy it. The Spritz Switch made it money well spent, and The Paper Dollar was a nice added bonus. For $20, you can't go wrong. Remember, pick it up [url=http://www.kozmomagic.com/]HERE[/url]!

Also while you're at it, check out all the other products from Lonnie Chevrie and other various artists:

Message: Posted by: ferryascanio (Nov 11, 2008 09:43PM)
Dear jeff ...
I've juan hundred dollar bill switch dvd - by Mc Kenzie ...
For the spritz switch is it the same handling?
Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Nov 13, 2008 09:36AM)
I was wondering the same... because I can't see a difference
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 16, 2008 04:18PM)
Sorry for the late response. This is different in handling, much better in my opinion.
Message: Posted by: Majestic12 (Nov 16, 2008 04:26PM)
On 2008-11-16 17:18, magicman4646 wrote:
Sorry for the late response. This is different in handling, much better in my opinion.

Different handling, is that it? It looks good just as the Juan Hundred did. Is it worth it to get the DVD with this handling?
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 16, 2008 04:31PM)
I liked this, and I will start using it. Different handling, brilliant presentation, and very justified. You'll have to see it to really understand what I am saying. For $20, I think this is a steal.
Message: Posted by: Jay Elf (Nov 16, 2008 06:29PM)
I have a DVD "Juan hundred dollar bill switch - by McKenzie".

Does The Spritz Switch use a TT?
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 16, 2008 06:41PM)
No it does not.
Message: Posted by: Jay Elf (Nov 16, 2008 06:55PM)
Thanks, Jeff.
I always love Juan Pablo's switch variants.
Is The Spritz Switch end clean? ie. Can I hand a switched bill to a spec in the end?
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 16, 2008 07:21PM)
You can hand out the bill, I wouldn't though. This routine is well structured as it is.
Message: Posted by: Jay Elf (Nov 16, 2008 08:30PM)
Thanks again, Jeff. I'm interested.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 16, 2008 09:18PM)
You're welcome. If you pick this up, you won't be disappointed.
Message: Posted by: pepka (Nov 17, 2008 04:53AM)
I have to disagree with most of the reviews. I do not care for this. I do not like that you use your own bill for the change, and then put the bill away. Of course, you could let them handle a $100 bill, but you might not get it back. It also does not easily reset. Which in my world, means this will sit in a drawer. Also, when I watched the demo, I immediately guessed the method. It's clever, and would almost certainly fool laymen, but I need more out of a product than that. I'll stick with my TT handling.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 17, 2008 07:14AM)
These are my thoughts:

Why would you change the bill back? The presentation justifies this and who would really want to lose $99? Borrow a bill? Personally, I wouldn't. If I changed it into a 100 they would want it back, because technically it is theirs. You're a magician, no surprise you guessed the method...
Message: Posted by: pepka (Nov 18, 2008 03:18AM)
When I do the bill switch, sometimes I give it back, sometimes not. Depends on the situation and what it's changed into. One of the most logical handlings is Scotty York's Change for a twenty. Where you do the change once, and that's it. Many routines and scripts need you to change it back. Most often now, I use Marc Desouza's Picasso Bill routine or Doc Dixon's Card and Cash. But regardless, it's always done with a borrowed bill. To me, and most laymen, that would be the real selling point.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 18, 2008 07:02PM)
Personally, I think Lonnie's presentation makes the audience forget about the dollar bill being borrowed. Also, the magic you are performing also makes them forget. For example, when you do Extreme Burn, or any other variant of Easy Money, you do not borrow the bills. The audience still thinks that it is astonishing, though it is done with your own bills.
Message: Posted by: gman (Nov 19, 2008 12:15AM)
To be quite honest I didn't see the difference between this and the original Juan Hundred Dollar Bill Switch...they looked the same to me. Wasn't really all that impressed with it.
Message: Posted by: pepka (Nov 19, 2008 12:16AM)
Yeah, but in Extreme Burn, Heiny, the bills can be handed out right before and after.
Message: Posted by: Rich B. (Nov 19, 2008 08:13AM)
I'm with Pepka here. The effect is very visual...but not as practical as the standard bill switch. I borrow a high denomination bill and change it into a one...which leads to a lot of comedy by-play. Of course I have a reason to switch it back to the borrowed bill...which leaves me reset for the next group.

I also do some gaffed bill routines and always follow it up by borrowing a bill and doing the switch....which in my opinion, strengthens the first effects using the gaffed bills. Borrowing money and then altering it with "magic" is definitely stronger than using your own money.

Rich B.
Message: Posted by: AdrianKeller (Nov 19, 2008 08:21AM)
On 2008-11-19 01:16, pepka wrote:
Yeah, but in Extreme Burn, Heiny, the bills can be handed out right before and after.
[/quote]which actually can be done with the spritz switch. no gimmicks in any way.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 19, 2008 04:20PM)
Gman, just because you don't see it, that doesn't mean there isn't a difference. I listed the differences here and elsewhere. There are differences, and they make this effect better.

pepka, the bills can be handed out for examination in this one too. No gimmicks though...
Message: Posted by: pepka (Nov 19, 2008 04:47PM)
You have to lose the $1 first. Plus, why would you hand someone a $100? When I perform the switch changing a small bill to a large one, I never hand the large one out.
Message: Posted by: AdrianKeller (Nov 19, 2008 07:14PM)
Why would you have to lose the $1 first? you get it from your purse (or whatever), unfold it, hand it out, get it back and do the change. no problem.

but the routine isn't designed for much audience interaction. btw. very seldom do I let spectators examine my props. I just reduces the flow of the routines. it's a $1 bill. so what should be special about it?

btw ... $ ... just like the juan $100 bill switch this one isn't made for currency with different sizes. it's possible, but doesn't look that good. that's why I'll stick to the paper dollar anyway ... it's quite a standard handling for the bill switch, but I like it.
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 19, 2008 07:41PM)
On 2008-11-19 17:47, pepka wrote:
You have to lose the $1 first. Plus, why would you hand someone a $100? When I perform the switch changing a small bill to a large one, I never hand the large one out.

If you have any audience management you will not have to ditch the one dollar bill. When you finish changing it, you can say:

"Here, look at it. Haha...just kidding. You think I would trust [i]you[/i] with this? I'll keep this to myself..."

And then continue with Lonnie's presentation. Lonnie has been performing this for over 25 years I think he said, obviously it has been working for him.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 19, 2008 10:16PM)
On 2008-11-19 01:16, pepka wrote:
Yeah, but in Extreme Burn, Heiny, the bills can be handed out right before and after.

Why show the same? Use Spritz Switch on a different occasion. You might want to mark Extreme Burn #1 on your list. But at the next get together, show Spritz Switch.

Oh yea, I'm adored with your post. :lover:
Message: Posted by: jprace (Nov 21, 2008 05:30PM)
This just hit the sixth best selling DVD according to Murphy's Magic Supplies.
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Nov 7, 2020 01:39AM)
Simple answer for me is to change the $100 note in to something I can let the spec hold- A souvenir $100 note and they can keep it too. Then I ask them if they would to keep the souvenir or what is inside Box #1 :winker:
-Or other container, envelope, etc. I happen to have. If they decide to keep the souvenir I can then produce the $100 note as if that is what they would have won. If they choose to give back the souvenir I can produce a different giveaway such as a coupon for a local business whom I have traded marketing plugs with or a discount on a show from me or a chocolate coin :jesterhat:
You can keep going with this and make it larger routine instead of just a single phase trick.