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dgrand
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I was wondering if any of you who use Extreme Burn use it with magazine or newspaper clippings. I am trying, but I am having a difficult time keeping the magazine sheets from showing.

At least when I made my gimmick that changes bills to bills, anything that peeked just looked like additional bills.

Does anyone have any suggestions, hints, tips, etc., to make the gimmick with all the contents (magazine sheets and bills) look cleaner?

Thank you.
Dynamike
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Try making the magazine border color the same as your money.
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Hi,

I have the same issue. I deal with a currency with different colors. What could I do to prevent the contrast colors to flash (they especially flash when holding all of the bills together, showing them one after each other)?

Any offer will be appreciated!
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Anyone?
Dynamike
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Patience is a virtue,
And virtue is a grace;
And Grace is a little girl,
Who doesn't wash her face.

Simchamagic, the best thing for you to do is to move to USA.


Just kidding.


There are two things you can try.

One is to find magazine clippings that will match the color of each bill/banknote you have. Have the matching color bill/banknote immediately above/under your same color magazine clipping.

Another idea is to cut the trimmings of the magazine clippings slightly shorter than the bills/banknotes. At the end is when the spectators are paying more attention. The magazine clippings are slightly covered by the bills/banknotes.
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Dynamike, thanks for the reply, and for the inspiring song too.

I'm not sure I understood you. I'm interested in doing the effect with bills changing to other bills, not magazine clippings. How could I achieve this if the borders of the bills are in different colors?
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You may have already done this, but in the instructions for making the gimmick it is advised to leave a small 'flap' on both the original bills that you show and the ones that you plan to show later on. I left the flap off of magazines. Also, are you counting the bills with the gimmicked part towards you or away from you?
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Micromega123,

If you left the flap off, how do you know where to grasp the bills for the 'get-ready' move?

I'm counting the bills with the gimmick facing me (the other way - the whole stack will flash).
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I'm glad to know that this issue is being discussed. Just recently started looking into Extreme Burn, and this is a big concern for me.
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Simchamagic,

I leave the flap on the bills so I can do the get-ready, but I leave the flap off of the magazine clippings because I never turn the magazines clippings back into bills. Once I took off the flap from the clippings and tilted the packet down a little bit, you cannot see any the clippings once the change has been made.
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I found that trimming the clippings is a solution. US currency edges don't really flash with the clippings I use, and the dirty part is in the heel of the hand anyway.
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I have 2 gimmicks made up....one was with magazine clippings....one with regular money.... Here is the thing about the clippings....

I took 3 magazines and used pieces of the front and back cover of the magazine. This way, it is a little thicker and will last a bit longer. You can also pull headlines and cut out phrases used to get attention on the front cover anyways. This is so it would almost "make sense" you would have clippings. They are the HEADLINES! I also almost made one using movie posters/inserts that come in DVD cases...that way, my "movies" could make me money, or whatever patter you like.

However, my best reactions have always come from the money to money. It makes sense you would carry it because it is MONEY! Who has 5 random pieces of magazine or paper I could borrow? Not too many, but that is strictly preference!
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How do you rate EXTREME BURN? Is it everything I hear? (in a good way) Or, is it just another over-hyped effect?
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On 2008-09-17 17:46, The Wizards Machine wrote:
How do you rate EXTREME BURN? Is it everything I hear? (in a good way) Or, is it just another over-hyped effect?


Not over-hyped at all. It is the easiest to do version of "Easy Money", IMO. I used to do Heiney 500, which I loved. Extreme Burn is more bullet proof. I've yet to come across anyone who performs it that doesn't love it and, more importantly, the reaction it gets.
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Thanks. Will be getting it. I look forward to everyone's help!
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Just placed my order - Madhatter has a good price.

Jim
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There is nothing to hype. In your hands, in the mirror, it looks just like the demo. It is easy, and there are no hidden downsides (assuming you know the basic working of “Easy Money”, i.e. not all bills can be handed out for examination, etc.). Nobody asked, but I feel the same way about Fiber Optics. They both really do look like “special effects”, are easy to do for the amount of magic, and excellent bang for the buck. You won’t hear too many complaints.
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I've never had any trouble with paper to money... I still PREFER the original from Pat Page, with Fred Kaps' handling.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
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It is well worth it. The DVD offers so many handlings that you are sure to find something that suits you. There are also a lot of other threads discussing this topic which will give you some good advice on handling options.

-Mark
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Xcatch1 wrote: "It is easy, and there are no hidden downsides (assuming you know the basic working of “Easy Money”, i.e. not all bills can be handed out for examination, etc.)."

Question?

After the transfer is made (say $1s to $20s) can one of the bills be handed out or used. One scenario in mind, payment is needed for something, but you only have four $1 dollar bills, make the transfer and use one of the $20 dollars for payment.

Is it possible?

Thanks in advance

Charles
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