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Gill Rogers
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I've been waiting since just after Christmas for my local shop to get additional copies of Extreme Burn in. I've seen the effect on television, youtube, and in person, and was waiting with much anticipation. In fact, the Saturday after Christmas I went to the shop and was told he had just sold the last one, and he should have more in a week or so.

So, I've gone by every week to check on his inventory (I know, I could've gotten it elsewhere, but I like to support my local brick and mortar store) and FINALLY picked it up. I rush home to watch the dvd, absorbing the information and both amazed and dumbfounded by the simplicity and genius of the effect.

Then it hits me...I can't afford to do the trick, at least not right now, not with hundreds or even 20's.

I'm thinking of doing a $1 to $2 change, just to get rolling. Hopefully I will soon be able to commit the money to the gimmick and effect.

Please don't misunderstand--I was not expecting the effect to come with the bills. It just never crossed my mind until I was ready to make the gaff.

Oh well, I'm still glad I have it. Smile
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Save your money I use twenties and it kills.
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I use twenties too, but every once in a while I "borrow" one when I'm low on funds, then I have to put the "packet" back together when I get enough money!

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I started with $1 to $5. There's no doubt ones to twenties is better, but it still gets amazing reactions. I tell people I'm still a beginner, when I get better I hope to be able to conjure up bigger bills.

Note: the new tens are a different color, so I recommend skipping tens.

-Dan
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I use $1 to $5 too and it gets great reactions. I'll work my way up to larger bills as my funds permit. I did try the tens and you are right, they are different enough to notice so I skipped them. $20 are my next goal.
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On 2009-01-27 14:34, DanielCoyne wrote:
Note: the new tens are a different color, so I recommend skipping tens.

-Dan


I recommend you use $10 bills if you can't afford $100's. Why? It is more visual.

A green $1 changing into an orange $10, a color change as well. It gets great reactions! This type of trick is best suited for changing $1's into $100's because that is what the laymen would do if they had powers.

Why change a $1 into a $2? A $1 into a $5, a $1 into a $10, a $1 into a $20, a $1 into a $50?

Change a $1 into a $100 bill for the best reaction. I only performed it a couple of times but the reactions were better than $1 to $10. (if you can't afford it..don't do it) So, therefore I dismantled my gimmick for the time being since I'm a poor college boy. LOL

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The cheapest version is one of the best --try turning blank sheets of paper or coupons into ones!
Denis Bastible
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I just used $80 out of my EB pack so I could go skiing- I have to go to the bank to get new bills.
Denis Bastible
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.. and my wife took $40 out about a month ago to go shoppiing.
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For the record, you don't HAVE to change five 1s into five x-amounts. I actually found that it looks nice when you use four bills instead. Because when you count the bills and then display them, you'll have two and two rather than three and two. It creates a better visual in my opinion.

Back on topic, I use 1s to 10s because it's cheaper and I like the color change with it as well. Plus if you have to break it up to spend, it's not terribly difficult to replace a 10. Not to mention I'm a poor college boy who will be graduating during a time where there are hardly any post-graduation job opportunities...>_<
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I think if I were doing 1s to 100s I'd want five bills because it sounds nicer, if you know what I mean. But I don't want to tie up or carry around that much cash, so I actually do 4 bills: 1s to 20s. Great reactions. And as an added bonus, the packet is smaller.
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Fred Kaps always turned magazine clippings into bills. Since he is still widely considered as THEe best all-around magician of all time, maybe that's worth considering.

I don't think laymen would change 1's to 100's--I think they'd change scrap paer into money!
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If I saw laymen change scrap paper to 100s, I'd say that's counterfeiting...
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I do this with $100s. I don't think I'd get a better reaction any other way. Think about the psychology (it's huge with this strong of an effect!!!)

What would you turn $1s into??? C'mon.........$20s??? Really??? Why EVER would you do that? Ask your audience! They will probably tell you after doing $20s without you even asking them!

I look at it as a savings account. Once I pay for the DVD in tips/gigs, the rest will go into savings as an EB Interest Account! Seriously, save your paper up for this one as far as performance is concerned and practice with the small stuff.....you'll be glad you did!

PS. Besides, the Market won't be able to get to that stack either! HA!
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This is much more of a problem in UK where the lowest denomination bill is £5 (about $10) These bills are hard to find in good condition too, and are a little too small. The minimum denomination bill from an ATM is £10 ($20) Most magicians in this country favour the £20 ($40), but this makes it an expensive prop to carry around!
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Are the bills that are issued in Disneyland the same dimensions and could that be used. that might be a possible use when performing with kids.
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I just use my leftover $500 Brazilian notes Sanders used in Slow Burn...and change them into $1's...I got away cheaply, and patter lines are easy to come up with...
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