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I find the 'most visual' single bill switch to be Juan Pablo's, along with McKenzie's clean-up.

Alan, I have the McKenzie video that you linked to, and if I'm not mistaken(i watched it a million times in slo-mo), there's a little bit of digital blur applied at the point of the change. I've never seen L. Chevrie's version in person, but read somewhere that he recommends a much larger movement to disguise the dirty stuff. Check out his demo of Grandpa's Dollar to see the difference.

On another note, I've read posts from many here at the Café concerned about the fact that this method requires a pre-folded bill...
It does, but the way I present it, it makes sense that the bill is my own- and I allow the spec to examine it before and after anyway, so what difference does it make?
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On 2011-06-29 15:50, Calvin826 wrote:
On another note, I've read posts from many here at the Café concerned about the fact that this method requires a pre-folded bill...
It does, but the way I present it, it makes sense that the bill is my own- and I allow the spec to examine it before and after anyway, so what difference does it make?


Three little words (but definitely not the only ones) that every magician should live by - "it makes sense..."
When something, regardless of what you are performing/doing, makes sense, then you can get away with just about anything. It also goes to show that you have put a good amount of thought into routining,

Calvin, thanks for making that point!
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I am trying to learn Slow Burn at the moment. Seems like it might be very effective. Can anyone tell me what the difference between Slow Burn, Extreme Burn and Extreme Burn 2.0 are?
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On 2011-07-03 22:35, Mike Maturen wrote:
I am trying to learn Slow Burn at the moment. Seems like it might be very effective. Can anyone tell me what the difference between Slow Burn, Extreme Burn and Extreme Burn 2.0 are?


I always preferred slow burn- done properly I think it looks more magical- but to each his own. The difference between is SB and EB is something that allows the change to appear more 'visual' (practically instant). EB2 uses basically the same thing (slight design modification), and the DVD has several additional handlings.
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Extreme burn is very visual
and reset is easy
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Extreme Burn is outstanding.
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The most useful bill transformation I have seen is Sam Sandler's "Fusion Illusion" in which he transforms two one-dollar bills from a spectator into a two-dollar bill, which he then hands over to the spectator to keep (it only costs a trip to the bank to stock up on two-dollar bills). We make use of his effect in our Wizard Wallet routine from The Wizards' Journal #20 to enable a borrowed bill to be used in an effect where a predetermined serial number is needed. By transforming the two borrowed singles to a two-dollar bill, the spectator is never aware that the reason for the switch was to confuse the serial number trail! He is delighted with his two-dollar bill "change" for two singles and naturally, the serial number on the two-dollar bill wouldn't be expected to match the serial number on a single.
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I still like doing the quad bill switch
with a th--b ti- from a regular one dollar
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On 2011-01-03 10:35, nonvpro wrote:
The one done by Joe Skilton. However, it's not available.


Is this what you're talking about? It's a Gregory Wilson product.

http://vimeo.com/5128683
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusUcKW_CB8
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On 2011-06-29 15:50, Calvin826 wrote:
I find the 'most visual' single bill switch to be Juan Pablo's, along with McKenzie's clean-up.

Alan, I have the McKenzie video that you linked to, and if I'm not mistaken(i watched it a million times in slo-mo), there's a little bit of digital blur applied at the point of the change. I've never seen L. Chevrie's version in person, but read somewhere that he recommends a much larger movement to disguise the dirty stuff. Check out his demo of Grandpa's Dollar to see the difference.

On another note, I've read posts from many here at the Café concerned about the fact that this method requires a pre-folded bill...
It does, but the way I present it, it makes sense that the bill is my own- and I allow the spec to examine it before and after anyway, so what difference does it make?

Chevrie used an economy of motion with his version of the handling. He went on to explain the handling, but at first, it seemed that there was no way the handling could account for what I witnessed, until I tried it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jshzcRF5T1Y Take a look at his video of the switch. At first, it looks like he's going to do a different switch, but then he goes into the Juan Pablo switch.
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The first few times I did Extreme Burn 2.0, I thought I was doing something wrong, because I didn't get that loud reaction I was expecting. Then the people said they couldn't react because they were so shocked. The effect is quick but the reaction is slow. Then wait a bit, and everyone breaks into laughter. It really is effective. And with the latest variations in 2.0 you can hand the bills out for examination and immediately reset it. Love it.
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Alan,

I really enjoyed the you tube video you just posted of Lonnie Chevrie's bill switch. You are absolutely correct about economy of motion. I saw him perform this at Magic Live at his booth and it is equally impressive in person. I am going to have to go back and revisit this technique. Thanks for posting the video.
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Chevrie used an economy of motion with his version of the handling. He went on to explain the handling, but at first, it seemed that there was no way the handling could account for what I witnessed, until I tried it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jshzcRF5T1Y Take a look at his video of the switch. At first, it looks like he's going to do a different switch, but then he goes into the Juan Pablo switch.


Great video. What I meant is that he starts out at a lower point than McKenzie. I've done it both ways, and the Chevrie version definitely hides the work better.
At any rate, it'll take a lot of practice- but definitely worth it. As I mentioned earlier, the presentation I use calls for the use of my own bill, and I can hand it out afterwards, so it works out well.
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Is it just me or is the bill switch worked to death? I know we are all seeking for the "best" but to me the continual bringing out of new ways to do the effect is more an exercise in making money.
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On 2011-09-06 11:46, boydy wrote:
Is it just me or is the bill switch worked to death? I know we are all seeking for the "best" but to me the continual bringing out of new ways to do the effect is more an exercise in making money.


Well, as far as I'm concerned, it's not. It could be argued that $1 to $100 is a bit old- but to me, a 'bill switch' can, and should be, a whole lot more. For instance, Sankey has a version that uses a spectator's signature on a 'dollar sized' piece of paper that changes with one (with his sig) that he has in his pocket.

I've adapted this particular presentation using a small change purse and patter about 'a close-up version' of Houdini's Metamorphasis illusion.

So, I guess I'd say that the switch isn't stale, maybe just the way we're thinking about it.

What I would like to know is, what's better? With a TT or without?... KIDDING!!!! Now that's a topic that truly has been WORKED TO DEATH :0)
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Its true that topit has been worked to death.
but all in all a tt will let you hand the bill out.
and that's the first thing the spectator wants
to look at.
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On 2011-09-06 12:30, bowers wrote:
Its true that topit has been worked to death.
but all in all a tt will let you hand the bill out.
and that's the first thing the spectator wants
to look at.


Well, I've actually worked out a way to use an Extra Large TT as a TOPIT. With tons of practice, my aim has become so good that I can vanish many tiny items, including smaller TT's and coin in bottle gimmicks. Not sure if it works with european currency, tho.
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Nice one Calvin
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Sorry, but after this weekend the effect ones to fifties FLOORED EVERYONE! It is towards the end of the clip.

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