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michiganmagicman
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Hi!

Is anyone having trouble making switch with bill folded (seems like everytime I fold inside bill off center, after a few times usuing bill goes back to folded in Center)? I am having trouble finding the center bill while doing the "get ready".

dan
SImplyJustHen
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You really have to crease it. It's been about 2 years with the same set up, and its never missed
John Martin
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Make sure you use new bills. If the bill has been previously folded, it tends to revert back to that fold. Also as above REALLY crease it.

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I had a hard time finding nice new crisp bills so I got the best I could find and used a steam iron on them. Works pretty well to "spruce up" bills.
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Yes mysto59 is right--I had the same problem since it was difficult to obtain new bills, and by ironing them it, it definitely forced the creases to stay put. I first ironed them flat both sides, then I folded the bills accordingly and ironed the creases as well.

A bit off topic but I had been thinking about EB2 handout methods and thought they were a little bit unnatural; so I had been playing around for the past few days. Not sure if it had been mentioned before but I actually use my everyday wallet instead and insert my EB2 halfway at an angle inside. That's when I pause and look at a spectator and remark how he/she looks like they want to inspect. Then I hand them the bills for examination.
Bondy
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Go to your bank and ask for new bills, banks constantly get fresh printed bills sent to them. Tell them it's for oragami so the bill must be crisp.
Will Tsai
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Casina always carry new bills!
k
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Hello,

One question for European Magicians : What bills do you use on EB2, and what transformation.

I've heard of Monopoly / blanks / checks .. to money.

What are you guys using ?
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I am more enamored with Slow Burn. Seems to work a little more effortlessly. Don;t know for sure...haven't looked at EB or Eb2...but I just don't seem to see the complaints about Slow Burn.
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Damian
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K,

I'm in Europe, in a country where each bill is a different size and color. I haven't bothered to make a separate set of bills--if I want to perform the trick (I use the Heiny 500 handling), I use my American currency, which is pretty recognizable. Since I'm American, it makes some sense that I would have these bills, but even if you're not you could simply work it into your patter about how you recently took a trip to NYC or whatever and got lessons on the construction of dollar bills, blah blah blah.

For a while, however, I've been thinking that I'd like to make up a set using newsprint and changing that into bills. Then, about a week ago, I thought it might be fun to cut out coupons from magazines and so forth, and make up a set from those. I haven't done either yet, but I'm glad you reminded me.
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I offset the bills that surround the center bill slightly as well. I make sure the center one is the one that sticks out (slightly) then leave all the loose bills folded under a book or heavy object overnight. I've never had any problems with it
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Had the same issues as mentioned here.

I have been learning EB2 now for about 2 weeks and that darn center bill just wasn't staying out-jogged enough. I got a fresh $20 and $1 and now everything seems to be much happier.

This is such a great concept...
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Sammy J.
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Hey Brett, glad to see you working on this. You will not be disappointed. We'll compare notes when I get back to Phoenix!

Sammy
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On 2011-06-24 23:04, Sammy J. wrote:
Hey Brett, glad to see you working on this. You will not be disappointed. We'll compare notes when I get back to Phoenix!

Sammy


Hi Sammy!

I am writing this message from Norway right now and REALLY enjoying the cooler weather compared with Phoenix.

Roland was kind enough to make me my gimmick using his usual precision and I have been watching the Dvd while here an I think I have the basic moves down well and have been having fun here in Bergen attempting to play dumb and counting out five ones... and complaining about how expensive things are here in Norway (true) and how I am always out of cash. I'm using 20's rather than hundreds and I like EB a lot obviously.

Look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon. Take care Sammy.
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CasualSoul
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One really good solution to keeping the off-center fold in place is to put a little Scotch Invisible tape on each side of the crease; works like a charm and nobody ever notices the tape even on physical examination. I read that solution on here a long time ago and have been using it ever since.
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That is a very clever solution. I will try it this evening when I return home from work. This is one of the many reasons I love the Café.
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