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Topic: Billfold by Kyle Marlett
Message: Posted by: Mystification (Sep 9, 2016 02:25PM)
See it here: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/close-up-magic/billfold/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BillfoldTu&tcbl=72440&te=659&tmd=1bf4b874ae&utm_content=greenbar#
Message: Posted by: Sashac (Sep 9, 2016 03:37PM)
I've been using this for months and I must say, it truly does get great reactions. The only thing I would say is you shouldn't really perform it in the quietest of environments,but I don't see that as a negative. Overall, I highly highly recommend this!
Message: Posted by: alexlatorre (Sep 10, 2016 02:27AM)
I remember seeing this in Kyle's At The Table Lecture and I fell in love with it. I've been constantly using it ever since, and I can tell you it gets amazing reactions!
Message: Posted by: Callisto (Sep 10, 2016 04:48AM)
I think you can't examine the bill when it's changed.... ?
Message: Posted by: mike donoghue (Sep 10, 2016 04:52AM)
Obviously you can't examine it but they are diverted to look in their hand & are suprised to see the card folded up.

Kyle is lecturing in Newcatle on Monday & I am going to attend & will probably get this as it's easy to do & possibilities are endless.

Reminds me of the Torn & restored Newspaper that Mark Mason released(he had 2 versions out).

Very good.

Mike Donoghue
Message: Posted by: KyleMarlett (Sep 10, 2016 10:51AM)
[quote]On Sep 10, 2016, Callisto wrote:
I think you can't examine the bill when it's changed.... ? [/quote]

Hey guys!

Actually! The bill is 100% examinable! The simple gimmick actually detaches from the bill/note mid routine. So you can immediately hand out the bill!

I said it in the trailer but one thing I love about Billfold is that there is nothing that can break! No elastic, no dental dam, nothing! It's fool proof!

-Kyle
Message: Posted by: JustJoshinMagic (Sep 10, 2016 11:36AM)
So anyone who knows me knows I love bill magic, and I really like this one, so much so I helped Kyle name it haha. This is a great piece, the flash change shocks people. I also really enjoy the main routine from the trailer. Deff worth picking up
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Sep 10, 2016 10:45PM)
Is this anything like Justin Miller's Ka-Ching? (Obviously more to it though).

Thanks!

Jim
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Sep 10, 2016 10:54PM)
Should be available as a download for overseas buyers.
Message: Posted by: deanbarlow (Sep 11, 2016 08:33AM)
Anybody got any honest reviews on this yet please? I think I like the look of it.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (Sep 14, 2016 09:00PM)
Got mine I'm the mail, time to play
Message: Posted by: codydavismagic (Sep 14, 2016 09:07PM)
I also learned the at the table version of this, and it is brilliant! I can't wait to see what's been added in this version!
Message: Posted by: Dominic Reyes (Sep 16, 2016 08:07AM)
MoM takes a closer look at [url=https://www.magicshop.co.uk/billfold-dvd-and-gimmicks-by-kyle-marlett]BillFold[/url] and how to get the most out of it:

[youtube]cCkaD_7uTSM[/youtube]

Hope this helps you

Dominic Reyes
Message: Posted by: mike donoghue (Sep 18, 2016 04:15AM)
Tomorrow night I will be at Kyle's lecture.
Looking forward to watching this young man who has lot's of brilliant ideas.

Mike Donoghue
Message: Posted by: Jared (Sep 19, 2016 09:42PM)
I received this over the weekend and built the gimmick tonight (takes about 5-minutes). It's a pretty visual effect that could make a nice opener. While I doubt this will ever make it into my "A" strolling set, I can see myself using this in casual settings.

The one thing I would change in the routine compared to Kyle's original handling is that I wouldn't miscall the card. I feel that it would be stronger to say something like, "I'm sensing that your card is a black card...Maybe a club? (spectator answers "yes"). Would I be correct in saying that your card is the nine of clubs? Great, then I guess I get to keep my dollar (card instantly changes into the bill), and you can keep your card (spectator opens hand and is surprised to discover that they are holding onto their chosen selection.

And as you say the line "I guess I get to keep my dollar", you casually fold the bill and tuck it into your pocket. By doing it this way, I feel there's less heat on them wanting to examine the bill afterwards and it makes the reset super quick. Those who have this will understand this point.
Message: Posted by: mike donoghue (Sep 20, 2016 04:33AM)
Great idea Jared.

Pegasus- you can get this as a download on Kyle's At The Table Lecture. He describes this & lots of other effects on it.

However, if you want it made up & ready to go with the DVD there are a few magic dealers in the U.K stocking it.

Vanashinginc even send from the UK now.

Saw Kyle do this at his Newcastle Magic Circle lecture last night & it's as good & usuable as I thought it was.

I think he has a couple of more lectures to do 7 he is worth checking out if you ain't seen him live.

A great guy with a great lecture.

Mike Donoghue
Message: Posted by: drstevemagic (Sep 20, 2016 07:30AM)
Mine should be arriving today and I also like your modification, Jared. Thanks for sharing.
Message: Posted by: randyburtis (Sep 27, 2016 11:19PM)
Played with this today. Very visual and it is possible with a simple move to hand it out. There is a sound connected with it. I am curious if any spectators find it odd. I will be using this either way.
Message: Posted by: JasonL2112 (Sep 28, 2016 08:20AM)
Got this as well. Its not often that a gimmick arrives and you, at first glance, have genuinely no idea how it is going to work until watching the explanation. This was one of those for me... Definitely a case where you're paying for the secret as it doesn't take much effort to make the gimmick (or make replacements as this will certainly wear over time with enough use).

Very simple, very clever... I will absolutely use this and ending clean should not be a concern at all.

One of the things I actually really like about this is that it is very bold... Things are right out in the open, but plenty easy to cover. Some may actually dismiss this, but its a quick hitting worker for sure.

Seriously, I'd be hard pressed to think that anyone who puts the relatively little work into it that it deserves could be disappointed.
Message: Posted by: btwigg (Oct 2, 2016 09:13PM)
Does the At The Table Lecture give you insight on how to make the credit card as seen in the trailer or is it self explanatory after you understand the gimmick. Also, how common are the materials to make the gimmick if I go the route of the At The Table Lecture? Thanks bros
Message: Posted by: KyleMarlett (Oct 4, 2016 04:45PM)
[quote]On Oct 2, 2016, btwigg wrote:
Does the At The Table Lecture give you insight on how to make the credit card as seen in the trailer or is it self explanatory after you understand the gimmick. Also, how common are the materials to make the gimmick if I go the route of the At The Table Lecture? Thanks bros [/quote]


Hey man!

I only briefly go over it on my ATT lecture, just the routine.

The material is common but I would suggest the DVD as I teach 5 routines, how to make the gimmick for all five, and it comes with the pre made gimmick.

-Kyle
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Oct 4, 2016 09:27PM)
Kudos to Kyle for producing a full performance demo!
Message: Posted by: AndreaMooreMagic (Oct 5, 2016 04:21PM)
Simple, easy, practical.... ok still on the fence.. darn my order is in..
Message: Posted by: btwigg (Oct 6, 2016 12:04AM)
[quote]On Oct 4, 2016, KyleMarlett wrote:
[quote]On Oct 2, 2016, btwigg wrote:
Does the At The Table Lecture give you insight on how to make the credit card as seen in the trailer or is it self explanatory after you understand the gimmick. Also, how common are the materials to make the gimmick if I go the route of the At The Table Lecture? Thanks bros [/quote]


Hey man!

I only briefly go over it on my ATT lecture, just the routine.

The material is common but I would suggest the DVD as I teach 5 routines, how to make the gimmick for all five, and it comes with the pre made gimmick.

-Kyle [/quote]

Already got both, thanks man!
Message: Posted by: wulfie66 (Oct 10, 2016 10:39AM)
Question about this effect. I know in the trailer that you can go from a credit card to a bill, but how about the other way around? Say you walk up to a chashier to pay for your item and you pull out a bill, tell her "I guess this isn't enough" and change the bill to a credit card.
Message: Posted by: wormboy (Oct 18, 2016 02:41PM)
I'm really still on the fence about this. Any more reviews? Thanks
Message: Posted by: setsuna83 (Oct 30, 2016 05:43AM)
Hi all, I wonder did anyone here successfully create the gimmick using real credit cards? In the tutorial, what he used was fake paper credit cards which was much lighter.
I find that using real credit cards is difficult to obtain the change as it's heavier. thanks :-)
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Nov 9, 2016 07:30AM)
Title: Billfold
Creator: Kyle Marlett
Publisher: Vanishing Inc.
MSRP: $ 20
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 1 hour 13 minutes

​Type of effect: dollar bill transposition.

Manufacturer's Write Up:

Simple and stunning! In this highly visual effect, you can morph credit cards, playing cards, candy wrappers, tickets, and checks into real currency! The objects melt away and change into dollar bills without any perceptible finger movement.

Many effects are possible with "Bill Fold" but this one is a favorite: you wager a dollar that you will be able to find the spectator's card. You place the dollar in her fist. Then you reveal the WRONG card. "I guess you get the dollar," you say as you change the playing card INTO a dollar bill! When she opens her hand, she discovers that the dollar she was holding has changed into her folded selection. Use ANY currency-even plastic money.

The most attractive feature of "Bill Fold" is the idea that you will learn to customize this trick to any small paper object that you like. Use YOUR ticket stub, or a client's business card, or anything you want... and change it into real money!

How accurate is the ad copy? I don't know that 'many' effects are possible with "Bill Fold." There certainly are many 'applications.' But the 'effect' is the same.

What's in the box? Includes instructional DVD and pre-made gimmick

How are the production values: Aside from the two times Kyle walks you through the arts and crafts portion - The entire video is Kyle against a blue backdrop with a stationary mounted camera.

Is it well made: Its is "goodly" made. For the most part, it's a disposable gimmick and it's not made to pass inspection. You're really paying for the DVD and the knowledge to make this device.

Is it well taught: Kyle covers the initial workings of the effect within the first 8 minutes. The next 12 minutes is all gimmick construction, because your gimmick depends on a folded playing card, eventually the card will wear out. You get 4 minutes of a behind the shoulder shot and then Kyle goes into a full routine. Kyle also covers other applications of the gimmick.

My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I liked the creativity and the flash to this effect, although when I was a young magician, I had a "dollar bill to card" that had zero working parts was all performed with speed and a wave of the hand. And was pretty much this same effect (except in reverse).

Storage? Does it "pack flat?" it's all the size of a folded playing card

Does it "play big?" it does get great reactions as long as it is connected to a larger routine.

Difficulty / Skill level required: this is a pretty easy effect.

How much arts and crafts are involved? very little, but if you have to build it from scratch, it could take a couple of minutes.

How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Can't be done surrounded obviously and there is some clean up involved, I'd be a little concerned that the gimmick "talks" in some situations - so be wary of that as well.

Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.

_____Very Satisfied
X Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion

This trick is fun and flashy, but I don't know if it's my "style" nothing against Kyle's creation though. To me it feels more like a "how did he do that" effect than it does actual "magic." The movement is obvious "something" happened and it was too quick to see and I think the spectator subconsciously picks up on it.

+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMjrcCio1js