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I have to admit. I just got an education. I purchased Rich Ferguson's "Serial Biller", and brothas, I have seen the light.

No seriously, I had no idea there were so many excellent, clean methods of switching a bill sans TT. And they look good! (At least in Rich's hands.)

I mean, he really uses the DVD to do a treatise on that TT-less switch. This is excellent. It was quite intriguing. I got more than my money's worth.

Along with what I learned on Michael Ammar's bill to anything lecture, I can only say, men, I think I'm all set.

Now the only thing is, I am beginning to think I wasted my time learning the thumb tip switch.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but why use the T.T. when you can do it just as cleanly dispensing with it?

Maybe my head is messed up, but this has really hit me hard.

Straighten me out here, guys.
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Jon Lovick, for one, would agree with you.

The most killer bill switch I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of 'em) I witnessed earlier tonight at The Mystique in Boise, by a feller named Joe Skilton. Pure magic.
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Can you describe the switch?
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Jarle Leirpoll's billswitch is awesome as well. Been using his for many years.
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Ouch! Pain! I spent all that money on the effect download, and went to my bank today to find several one dollar bills in s***es. like he specifies, and they looked at me like I was from mars.

They said they don't hardly ever get ones in like that.

So I jumped in my car and wasted gas chasing around town checking other banks, and the same thing . I struck out.

I don't know what to think, except that maybe Rich was very lucky. He made it seem so easy. Like you just walk in the bank and ask for them and they whip them out no problem.

I'm really disappointed.

There are a couple other banks in town that I will hit up later, but so far, this has been very discouraging
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Right, they used to be easy obtain years ago.
You could try the U.S. Treasury direct if all else fails.
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I think that may be the website I visited. Was it the one where the price of the ones is several times the value?
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On 2010-04-16 17:18, daffydoug wrote:
Ouch! Pain! I spent all that money on the effect download, and went to my bank today to find several one dollar bills in s***es. like he specifies, and they looked at me like I was from mars.

They said they don't hardly ever get ones in like that.

So I jumped in my car and wasted gas chasing around town checking other banks, and the same thing . I struck out.

I don't know what to think, except that maybe Rich was very lucky. He made it seem so easy. Like you just walk in the bank and ask for them and they whip them out no problem.

I'm really disappointed.

There are a couple other banks in town that I will hit up later, but so far, this has been very discouraging


They are more easily attained at Christmas time.
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I was kind of thinking that in the back of my head. But that's a looooong way off for me to start practicing this effect! Smile
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Well, I'm just a 'friends and family' performer, so I don't think my opinions are as valid as M. Ammar or John Lovick, but...

I don't understand why you wouldn't use a thumbtip. I do two switches(and I do them very well- not because I'm super talented, but because I practiced both obsessively for over a year so far).

No matter how clean the performance I would think that most people's first thought would be the correct one- that you simply switched one bill for another. But if you can briefly, casually(I'm NOT talking about an in-your-face, all ten fingers wiggling at once type move)show that the hands are undeniably empty immediately after the change, then there's no where for them to go.

For that reason I think the TT switch is always the best choice. What's the downside? Why does everyone seem to think that the TT switch is somehow a lesser method?
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On 2010-04-17 12:36, gradeachuck wrote:
Well, I'm just a 'friends and family' performer, so I don't think my opinions are as valid as M. Ammar or John Lovick, but...

I don't understand why you wouldn't use a thumbtip. I do two switches(and I do them very well- not because I'm super talented, but because I practiced both obsessively for over a year so far).

No matter how clean the performance I would think that most people's first thought would be the correct one- that you simply switched one bill for another. But if you can briefly, casually(I'm NOT talking about an in-your-face, all ten fingers wiggling at once type move)show that the hands are undeniably empty immediately after the change, then there's no where for them to go.

For that reason I think the TT switch is always the best choice. What's the downside? Why does everyone seem to think that the TT switch is somehow a lesser method?


There's always a personal preference. The downside, I don't always carry a TT with me, but always have the other props. Tipless is less movey and appears a little cleaner imo. Been doing this about 25 years both ways and glad I got away from the TT.

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Here's a video of the TT-less switch I have been doing for over twenty years...

Archer Switch
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On 2010-04-22 09:35, Danny Archer wrote:
Here's a video of the TT-less switch I have been doing for over twenty years...

Archer Switch

Hi Danny
Did you work at Philadelphia Magic years ago. I bought this effect there over 20 years ago and I think you showed it to me . After I saw you do this, I never saw a need to use a TT.
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Danny, that video sold me. When my tax return comes in, I'm purchasing that switch!
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Koslowski, in his book on the switch using a TT also describes doing it without a TT. Jay Marshall was a master of it.

Archer... looks great. Thanks for posting your video.

If you ever saw Johnny Paul do his bill routine you would never ever do what I call the "challenge" TT Switch. It, IMHO sucks. You are daring someone to catch you.
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What is the challenge switch? Self explanatory, or is there more to it?
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On 2010-04-22 16:13, Danny Archer wrote:
It's me Ralph... howyadoin?

Hi
I'm doing fine. I also use your line, "is this the bill you gave me?" I can't count the times that the spectator insist that I keep the bill, after I try to return it. I've had great success with your handling and see no reason to use a TT.
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Where can I get Danny's archer switch?
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On 2010-04-25 23:38, Flyswatter wrote:
Where can I get Danny's archer switch?

Hi Flyswatter
I'm pretty sure Danny has a site were you can purchase his handling. Best money I ever spent on an effect.
Here it is I just found his site, http://www.dannyarcher.com/Pages/Tricks.htm.
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