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James Owen
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All right fellow magicians... how are you all doing? Fine I hope.

Do any of you magicians out there use the TT in your routines. I bought one and Darwin's 101 TT Tricks and I am currently working my way through the booklet. So if any of you use a TT what tricks do you do.

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How is that booklet, James? I've been meaning to buy a book and a tt, but I don't know where I would start with one.
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Hey there

I got a TT and I always cary it with me every where I go, to preform a nice papermoney switch in front of their eyes

PM me fore more details
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I saw Cellini do an awesome silk color change with a TT. It was incredible because of his handling of the effect. So simple, yet in his hands it was like looking at a living, breathing, practical and functional piece of artwork.

It humbled me. A big ego is a problem in the magic community. I did not even understand my own fully, until this trick showed me what real magic is. Often, the simplest of ingredients are the only things needed to perform illusions of great wonder and spectacle.
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I can still remember the chills of excitement when I first got a TT, but it seems lots of layman know of its existence, with plenty of cheap packet tricks including a TT.
Are there any resources out there (preferably video) that would do justice to such an ingenious device? Would really love to learn how to handle a TT beautifully.
Thanks y'all Smile

Figured I went off track here, abt the tricks I do,
*cigarette thru tie
*silk production
* cut and restored
*salt shaker (can't remember the exact name of this one, but you show your hand being empty and pour out salt from your palm)

Cheers! BTW there's another TT thread in this section as well. Smile
thanks y'all
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TT in one hand together with a sugar cube (both concealed). Pour a sachet of sugar (the sort found in cafés) into your hand (actually) into the TT. Steal the tip and sugar in the usual way. The sugar has apparently become a cube. Gets a great reaction, out of all proportion to the simple method.
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What kind of TTs do you people use and are they convincing as a part of you Smile?
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The book you have bough is great -not in dimension I mean. But I also recommend you to buy the Milbourne Christopher's "50 tricks wit a TT." It is cheap and GREAT.. Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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I like the 41 cent miracle in Michael Ammar's Easy to Master Money Miracles.
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I use it for a bill switch, vanishing bill, various small item switches or vanishes, and to levitate my business card.
Jordan Piper
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Dissapearing hank. One of the best tricks out there.
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Just trust me on this, buy a Vernet hard tip. No question, the best.

Eric Grossman
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For those of you who are afraid that too many people know about the TT, try a FT instead. When people go looking for the TT and it's not there, they're extremely surprised (of course, they're looking in the wrong place, but don't know it).

I was burned bad by this and learned that way how effective it can be.
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Appearing, color changing then vanishing silk.
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On 2003-12-22 09:31, Eric Grossman wrote:

Just trust me on this, buy a Vernet hard tip. No question, the best.

Eric Grossman

I have to disagree. The Vernet is really good, but I think the best TT's come from Magic Masters. But the bottom line is, it's a matter of personal preference. Just my opinion, for what it's worth.
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Profile of Mistro
Of course I use TT, I don't leave the house without it! I use my TT mostly in Bill switches.
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Profile of rcad
I bought a TT and Darwin's book because I felt mastering a TT was a must. I was fairly disappointed with the booklet and videos I saw on the Net. The TT thus remained in my magic case, unused. I am presently taking a magic course and the teacher showed us how to handle the classic appearing/disappearing hanky. The moves he showed us are way beyond anything I had ever read in a book and because of his handling, I am willing to spend the time and effort to master this trick now.

All that to say that the way to handle a TT is greatly misunderstood by many authors and magicians. There must be some good literature or DVDs on the TT but Darwin's book is at best, a source of inspiration for effects, not handling.

Hope this helps...

Merry Christmas to all! Smile

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Profile of numeroprimo
So what will the most experiencied magicians say about what is the best book or resource on TT tricks?

Hope everyone had a nice xmas,

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I second the idea for the use of the finger tip, it reduces the number of effects you can do, I find, but it builds in a safety factor. Smile
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There's some great handling and lots of varied effects on the following video: Secret Seminars of Magic with Patrick Page: Thumb Tips by L&L Publishing. Takes you way beyond the pamphlets mentioned above.
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