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Topic: Bill Switch That Does not Require Any Folding?
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Jul 27, 2010 05:26PM)
Does a switch that does not require folding exist? I'm interested in using a switch for a Bill in Lemon effect, and the folding just seems out of place...
(Yes, I've searched the Café for bill switch, etc., already!)
Message: Posted by: brody (Jul 27, 2010 06:16PM)
Dooblehorn:

Not criticizing, just curious.

A bill is longer than a lemon. How will a bill fit in the lemon if you don't fold it?

Oh, and other than Himber wallets and the like, I don't know of any switch like that.
Message: Posted by: MrBadGuy (Jul 27, 2010 06:20PM)
What about that Bill Switch by Doug McKenzie? It doesn't involve folding. I think it's called the Juan Hundred Dollar Bill Switch and is available on DVD. I'm sure you can find demos of it on youtube or penguin.

Hope that helps.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 28, 2010 02:48AM)
Dick Zimmerman Bill Switch switches a fully open bill for the one offered. It is fast and takes some guts. It was published in Genii Magazine in the late 1970's I believe and in his lecture notes in the 1980's.
Message: Posted by: Conus (Jul 28, 2010 06:19AM)
Although not a bill switch, check out [b]"Hot Chocolate"[/b] by [b]Paul Harris[/b] for a method that could be adapted to suit.
Message: Posted by: Michael J (Jul 28, 2010 07:24AM)
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"What about that Bill Switch by Doug McKenzie? It doesn't involve folding. I think it's called the Juan Hundred Dollar Bill Switch and is available on DVD. I'm sure you can find demos of it on youtube or penguin."
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Hi Dooblehorn,
The dvd mentioned by Mr BadGuy is good and it is called Juan Hundred Dollar Bill Switch.
I use it regularly but have changed the handling from informatio in John Lovick's Book SWITCH unfolding the $100 Bill Switch.

Have a look at the book and you will find something very similar called the fastest bill switch by Juan Pablo Ibanez P174.

All the best

Michael J
Message: Posted by: dduane (Jul 28, 2010 10:13AM)
Just my 2 cents... I love the Juan Hundred switch. I use it a lot as an opener at my restaurants. It takes practice. I've been using it for over a year, and still trying to get it smoother. It has many applications, and I recommend it.

DDuane
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Jul 28, 2010 02:28PM)
Hi, all, thanks so very much for the suggestions!

The Juan Hundred seems more like an effect in and of itself, and it is a GREAT effect, but I'm after more of a utility bill switch to use for Bill in Lemon routine. Having to fold and fold and monkey with the bill before disappearance and reappearance inside lemon just feels "fishy" to me

Conus, thanks I'll check out Hot Chocolate.
wmhegbli, Zimmerman's sounds more like what I am after, I'll see if I can find it.

MichaelJ, that John Lovick Book apparently seems to be the Bill Switch Bible, I may have to break down and get it! I've seen it mentioned over and over on the Café

Thanks again everyone!
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Jul 28, 2010 03:26PM)
Perhaps there's something of interest on "The Reserve," Bill Switch DVD. It's pretty darn good. You might check our own Ben Salinas here on the Café about it as he does all the demonstrations of more than 15 different switches on the DVD package (Oh and what a nice package). ;) He may know of other possibilities on what you're looking for here dooblehorn. :)
Message: Posted by: John Long (Jul 29, 2010 01:44PM)
Himber wallet

Using another object (eg a wallet or card), the switch is done w/o it appearing like you are doing anything:
Mexican Turnover
R Jaxsons "bold switch" where bill is switched when placed on a wallet (he posted this on the Café)
Hot Chocolate in Art of astonishment V3, License to Thrill V1; Counterfeit Spectator V2
Tamariz Switch in Pocket Power's TP to egg
Message: Posted by: mumford (Jul 29, 2010 02:25PM)
Is the effect you're going for that the borrowed bill changes to another and the borrowed one is in the lemon, or is the effect that no one knows the bill has been switched giving you time to put the borrowed one in the lemon? If it's the former, Bob Sheets has a no fold switch on dvd, I think it's called Skullcracker.
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Jul 29, 2010 03:11PM)
Hi, mumford
It's the second one you describe, the "noone knows..." switch :)
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Jul 29, 2010 03:13PM)
Wmhegbli
Cannot find Zimmerman switch, cannot even find Zimmerman's lecture notes for sale, any suggestions?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 29, 2010 04:12PM)
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On 2010-07-29 16:13, dooblehorn wrote:
Wmhegbli
Cannot find Zimmerman switch, cannot even find Zimmerman's lecture notes for sale, any suggestions?
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$10.00 can get you a copy.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 29, 2010 06:11PM)
Lonnie Chevrie has an open flash bill switch that would be perfect. Since the bill remains in full view, it would just look like you were adjusting the ends of the bill, that is holding it between your hands.

BTW, I have done the Bill in Lemon for 35+ years. I very casually fold the bill when I first get it from the audience. It's done on the off beat, so it's really of no significance to them. I've never had anyone call me on it, and I have used it quite often for some very critical audiences.
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Jul 30, 2010 04:26PM)
Thanks, Bill!
Is the Chevrie switch called the Spritz or is it Grandpa's?
How much do you fold the bill when you do Bill in Lemon?, just curious...
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Aug 13, 2010 04:55PM)
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On 2010-07-28 07:19, Conus wrote:
Although not a bill switch, check out [b]"Hot Chocolate"[/b] by [b]Paul Harris[/b] for a method that could be adapted to suit.
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Great thinkin'! I've performed Hot Chocolate lots of times, but it never occurred to me the possibility for a bill switch!
Message: Posted by: iluzjonista (Sep 3, 2010 04:46AM)
Are you finish clean at the end of Chevrie bill switch or you still holding extra bill palmed in your hand? Juan Hundred Dollar Bill is the best for me as it looks like you don't do anythink with the money. One bad think about it is that it's very difficult to do it with different size bills.