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SuperMagicMozart
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I recently purchased the standard size Vernet TT. I quite like the color and am happy with the overall product. My only problem: it doesn't fit my thumb. I understand that it should fit on the knuckle. Without anything inside of the thumb tip, it slip over almost my entire thumb (almost up to the second joint). With a 9'' silk inside, it fits well enough to perform a vanish, but not snugly enough. Quite literally one good shake of the hand would send the TT flying. The Vanishing Salt trick is virtually impossible without either placing in 3 grains of salt or awkward bending my thumb (and even then it's risky).

I understand that there are ways to fit thumb tips. Recently I read vague instructions and broke one of my thumb tips (mind you, I was planning on buying a Vernet one anyway, the one I mutilated was of very poor quality). So now, I ask for detailed (please be very detailed, trust me, I'll mess up vague instructions)
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They make a smaller size, you might try that.
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I may have to. Thanks.
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Other things you might try, depending on how loose it is: If this is a hard TT, you can put it in very hot water and reshape it. Also, you can paint rubber cement on the inside.

Many beginners make the mistake of thinking the TT should fit tightly. It shouldn't. It shouldn't drop off in normal use, either. Fortunately, you haven't made the other beginner's mistake of thinking it doesn't fit, because it won't cover your thumb completely!

I've had problems with other makes of TT, but my standard Vernet fits well. You must have small thumbs! A smaller size might be the answer.
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Remember that the silk or billet or bill goes along the pad of the thumb when in the tip.

Also, putting it in hot water and then reshaping will help.

Check out some of the clubs in yur area - IBM, SAM, etc.
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On 2005-10-27 17:52, David Fletcher wrote:
Remember that the silk or billet or bill goes along the pad of the thumb when in the tip.


Yes, but also remember that you may be bringing out your TT before you put anything in it; you don't want it flying off your thumb either!
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I have problems getting a proper TT fit also. I've tried numerous types and never found one that fits exactly the way I like. I have tried the hot water and really never had any success with it. I even had a master magician explain the hot water method to me, but I haven't been able to get ir right. I have glued 'fluff' (for lack of a better description) to the inside and it helped some, but there are drawbacks to this method. For the most part, I have just learned to adjust my handling until I am comfortable with the loose fit.

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Don't make it too tight with the rubber cement as you will need the space when you perform say salt trick effect and or suger packet trick.
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The easiest way to make it fit is this: Use the silk to help hold it onto your thumb! As the last of the silk is going in ANGLE your thumb into the tip so that the silk is now alongside the TT. This is quite easy and affords you a great deal of control of the TT. Also, when you reload the TT and go to pull the silk out it is in fact in the perfect place to do so!

Trying to make the tip smaller, etc. is extremely difficult and most often causes you to end up with a TT that is no longer useful. If I have failed in my attempt to describe the above technique let me know. Best,
Brad Burt
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