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Magic46
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I'm thinking about buying the "Invisible Thumb Tip" by vernet which I just saw on the internet. Has anyone bought one and if so, is it any better than the standard thumb tips now available?
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I have a Vernet's and am very pleased with it.

I would suggest going to a brick and mortar shop and try a few on for size if one if available.
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Erdnase27
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Id just stick to vernet TT. Nobody sees a thumb tip anyway:)
JamesTong
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Is there such a thing as an invisible TT?
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I agree with Dobber. Try to find a shop where you can try one on, they don't all fit the same way. I also agree with Michiel, when done correctly no one will see it.
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There is no invisible TT . . . there are only methods to conceal them. Forget about spending your money on buying the latest real thing.
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I agree, any TT should be invisible if you use it correctly. The size of the tip makes a lot of difference so go to your local shop and get one that is comfortable for you
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For me I like a regular TT better.

Yes I have the "invisible" TT.
Maybe I'm missing something but for me
it's not worth the extra effort to use the "additional" feature.
(But maybe this is just me).
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Andy the cardician
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The additional feature is more for self confidence, I would say
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Jay Austin
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I was talking to some other magicians the other week when someone asked about a TT. They were woried about getting one that matched their skin tone and making it look "natural". Someone used a tt to make a small silk disappear and return. He then showed the person asking what he was using for a tt. It was a small chrome tube that was so small that it only stuck to the end of the thumb.
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I was at a Michael Ammar lecture and he used a TT painted black to demonstrate that, when used properly, a thumbtip could and should be invisible.

However, getting the right size for your thumb also adds to your confidence level.
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I bought an invisible thumb tip but I can't find it.

Jim
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My invisible TT is lost to?
Is invisible...

Paulo
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Of the few items I rescued from my old magic days are all my thumb tips. However, I never used them properly or had mine fitted properly. The one that fits best? The metal thumb that came attached to a painted black spring and red silk from the old "Dancing Handkerchief" trick. I removed the spring/wire and now have a nice metal thumb tip (although it has a metal grommet which I need to putty over) and red silk!

It fits like a dream, which I have learned really is key.
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craig filicetti
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I would learn with the traditional TT. Fit is more important.
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Have any of you purchased or seen the realistic thumb tips manufactured by this French firm called Fredie-up? I think the price of these is around $50.

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There is no way that I would spend $50 on a TT. That is completely nuts to me. Actually a quick google turned up the Deluxe Silicone Thumb Tip made by Fredi Up at Hank Lee's for $37.50. There is no need to have something that elaborate.
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craig filicetti
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I totally agree. That is like spending $50 on a pull or top-it material. You are not suppose to see it.
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Many good folk have given the excellent advice to go to a dealer and try some TT's on for size. I would also add a couple of points. Think about what you are going to fit into your TT and ensure there is enough room inside it! Also make sure you can get it off without an audible plunk!
Happy tipping,
George
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Quote:
On 2007-09-15 14:48, JamesTong wrote:
Is there such a thing as an invisible TT?

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=109
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