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Topic: Bill to Impossible Location
Message: Posted by: Nate Green (May 3, 2011 10:34PM)
Café Members,

If you would be so kind, please share your picks regarding a good bill to impossible location routine. Preferably one that resets easily or instantly. Thank you for your time.

Regards,
Nate
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (May 3, 2011 11:42PM)
Check out the Wizard's Wallet in The Wizards' Journal #20 on my site.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (May 4, 2011 02:26AM)
Seabrooke's burnt note in envelope, in wallet. ARF ARF ARF.
Message: Posted by: Chris Piercy (May 4, 2011 02:44AM)
Craig Petty's Chop is the one for me, fantastic routine!
Message: Posted by: Nate Green (May 4, 2011 07:25AM)
Thanks for the recommendations. I will look into these.

I know it's not a bank note, but card to wallet is on my set list. Any recommendations for bill to pen type routines, etc? The only ones that I have heard of are Cramped by Richard Sanders and Sharp Money by Ben Williams. Has anyone used these table hopping and how did it go?

Regards,
Nate
Message: Posted by: puggo (May 4, 2011 03:48PM)
Ben Williams seems to be a real nice guy and a creator of very strong effects indeed, but for me, I would choose Cramped as being easier, less 'finicky' and more 'bullet proof'. I think (especially with a bit of 'mental programming' after) the spectator would remember a simillar impact as well..

This is just my opinion, others may disagree (I own both effects).

Charlie

PS Also check out John Carey's BTB (bill to box) on the excellent 'Hndle with Carey' DVD, or Chris Congrieve's 'Well Lit' (card or bill to lighter) as a simple, instant reset effect
Message: Posted by: warren (May 4, 2011 04:55PM)
If your looking for a bill to pen type routine it doesn't get any better than Richard Sanders effect Cramped :)
Message: Posted by: davidpaul$ (May 5, 2011 09:14AM)
Check out Bob Solari's Key-Ruption
http://bobsolarimagic.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35_41&product_id=87

great effect!
Message: Posted by: Chris Westfall (May 5, 2011 01:15PM)
I just read on the back of a dvd bill to sharpie cap, have not seen it but sounds interesting
Message: Posted by: Opine Traveler (May 6, 2011 04:06AM)
Every effect listed here is trumped by Bill in Lemon.
Message: Posted by: Chris Piercy (May 6, 2011 04:57AM)
Chop is a signed bill in lemon trick!
Message: Posted by: Opine Traveler (May 6, 2011 12:36PM)
My bad: Every trick here but one is trumped by Bill in Lemon.
Message: Posted by: solrak29 (May 6, 2011 01:26PM)
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On 2011-05-06 13:36, Opine Traveler wrote:
My bad: Every trick here but one is trumped by Bill in Lemon.
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How many guys here do a bill to lemon table hopping? I mean that could be a lot of lemons...ya know.
Message: Posted by: Opine Traveler (May 6, 2011 03:49PM)
The number of lemons depends on the venue and whether or not someone tries to do it at EVERY table, which would be an odd choice. However, I've frequently done Bill to Lemon table-hopping and averaged around nine lemons in an evening. They're tax-deductible, you know.
Message: Posted by: Ron Crumley (May 6, 2011 03:58PM)
While there are members who have far more experience with this effect category than I do, one version which has served me well for a number of perfomances is Anywhere Bill 2 by Ken Driscoll. You have one "move" at the very beginning, but even before your audience knows the effect has begun, the dirty work is done. After that it's pure performance. There are more involved and probably more impressive routines out there, but for less than $10, you can't go wrong. I recommend it. BTW: It plays exactly as described. Check it out:

http://www.penguinmagic.com/full_search.php?q=Anywhere+Bill+2+Ken+Driscoll
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (May 7, 2011 06:48AM)
One routine that I recall, from the early Magic Menu days, is a routine that I believe was Jim Sisti's. It involved a bill switch and the bill ends up changing places with another bill in a change purse. The bill that is supposed to appear in the purse could be signed. It used a T.T., although many magicians won't need one to achieve the effect. The reset would be quick.
Message: Posted by: Chris Piercy (May 8, 2011 03:24AM)
I do Chop at my restaurant residency, I don't do it at every table for obvious reasons but I probably do it 5-7 times in 2 hours.
Reset is very quick.
Message: Posted by: Hansel (May 8, 2011 04:46AM)
Bill To Sharpie Cap by Arthur Tivoli ( Restaurant Magic ) and in CarneyCopia by John Carney you can find an interesting version with a pen !
-H
Message: Posted by: Chris Piercy (May 8, 2011 05:22AM)
Dan Harlan has got a bill to pen on his Premium Blend DVD set which is also featured on the Minotaur - The Final issue, I think it might be called Bill-Ink but I might be wrong.
Message: Posted by: labound (May 9, 2011 01:26PM)
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On 2011-05-07 07:48, Alan Munro wrote:
One routine that I recall, from the early Magic Menu days, is a routine that I believe was Jim Sisti's. It involved a bill switch and the bill ends up changing places with another bill in a change purse. The bill that is supposed to appear in the purse could be signed. It used a T.T., although many magicians won't need one to achieve the effect. The reset would be quick.
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Transmutation. I wouldn't have remembered, but recently was browsing thru Year 1.
Message: Posted by: Chris Piercy (May 16, 2011 04:44PM)
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On 2011-05-08 06:22, cmpmagic wrote:
Dan Harlan has got a bill to pen on his Premium Blend DVD set which is also featured on the Minotaur - The Final issue, I think it might be called Bill-Ink but I might be wrong.
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Bil-Ink is Dave Forrest's trick it's on his Trickery DVD, and available as a download as well now. Just wanted to correct myself!
Message: Posted by: rockthemike (May 23, 2011 10:25PM)
Also, even though I don't use it, Ben Williams Bill to Sharpie
Message: Posted by: DanHarlan (May 25, 2011 12:31PM)
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On 2011-05-08 06:22, Chris Piercy wrote:
Dan Harlan has got a bill to pen on his Premium Blend DVD set which is also featured on the Minotaur - The Final issue, I think it might be called Bill-Ink but I might be wrong.
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My effect, co-created with Gene Anderson, is called "Penned-In" and is on one of the Premium Blend DVDs, and included in the Bonus material on The Minotaur: Final Issue. It can also be found (already prepared with pen and gimmicked I.O.U.) on my website. It's not like Dave Forrest's trick at all, which I just watched on YouTube and was pretty disappointed with, although I do like a few of his other things I've seen. "Penned-In" is practical, quick, fun, and themed.
--Dan Harlan
Message: Posted by: Chris Piercy (May 25, 2011 12:44PM)
My apologies for misnaming it
Message: Posted by: van (May 25, 2011 12:49PM)
O-pen Sez-a-me bill into pen that it was signed with Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol.7 No.10) page 977
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (May 29, 2011 09:28PM)
A few locations that aren't exactly standard:

** Your mouth (Load surreptitiously right before the reveal, naturally!)
** Spectator's pocket or purse (Much easier to load someone's pocket than to pick it!)
** In your shoe (Have a bill already in shoe then switch as you retrieve it)
** under a place mat on the table

One cautionary note: If your mother happens to see you "find" the bill in your mouth - no matter how old you are - she will still yell, "Never put money in your mouth! You don’t know where that bill has been!!"

Jim
Message: Posted by: mattmagic149 (May 31, 2011 03:44AM)
Cornered by Joshua Jay is quite good, despite I don't like to touch the purse of the spectator.
Message: Posted by: mattmagic149 (May 31, 2011 03:47AM)
But the principle can be adopted to any location and it instantly resets it self!
Message: Posted by: magicman491 (Dec 16, 2012 06:56AM)
Bill to concealed object... (not an actual trick but just in general) eg. lemon. fruit... ice cube, sugar packet
Message: Posted by: Daz Buckley (Dec 16, 2012 11:56PM)
In my strolling set I regularly perform my own bill to wallet. I start by having a spec sign a bill, billswitch for a flash bill,do a " counterfeit " test that destroys their bill, and then I produce it from my sippered wallet. Now to magicians that may seem a little lame, but I assure you it is something my audiences love and the fire gets attention from all over the room - And I don't need a bag of lemons !!!
Message: Posted by: General_Magician (Dec 17, 2012 02:34PM)
I have been practicing the "Bill To Nut" by Michael Ammar. I think this trick has potential to be good if done properly. You will have to spend time and money setting up the trick.
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Dec 17, 2012 03:43PM)
In my stage show I do burnt bill into a rope ball - in a bill tube. It is sort of like the old ring or coin into a ball of yarn.
Message: Posted by: Rainboguy (Dec 20, 2012 04:39PM)
The best Bill To Impossible Location effect that I have seen is Max Krause's B.T.I.L.......IF....you take the time to think through how you will handle presenting it at the specific venue in which you will be performing.

However, many consider, per Pete Biro's post in this thread, Seabrooke's Routine as being pretty darned hard to beat.

I mention these two different and diverse handlings because it's my opinion that Max Krause's B.T.I.L. is a pretty UNCONVENTIONAL, yet SPECTACULAR Presentation, while Seabrooke's is a Conventional, HILARIOUS Presentation...(STAGE WHISPER TO AUDIENCE ASSISTANT>>>>"Here.....stand under the cement bag up there...."

I think Max Krause is still here on the Café on The Guest of Honor Area and it would be interesting to see his take on this.

My bet is that Max would say he's NOT looking for a conventional revealment......but something really special.