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theamazingryan
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I don't know any, and I'm looking to learn one. Is there a classic switch that everyone should know? Any suggestions? thanks.
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$100 Bill Switch
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Hi
This is a good first bill switch to learn. It can also be the last one you need to learn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-T6Hfmg6ds&feature=related
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Roger Klause's is a good one.
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Two Dollar Window (available from Penguin, or some books), is an easy transposition, you only fold the bill into 8'th's. It very visual, but you don't use borrowed bills.
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I second 2 Dollar Window...
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$2 Window is a good 1st. Can't go wrong with the $100 bill switch either.
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On 2012-03-21 19:05, theamazingryan wrote:
I don't know any, and I'm looking to learn one. Is there a classic switch that everyone should know? Any suggestions? thanks.


The only "should", IMHO is finding a routine or premise that works for you. What is your intended effect? Just folding up a bill to the size of a coin, doing a coin sleight and then unfolding the bill gets raised eyebrows even from youngsters so you might want to get the context/routine in focus.

There's one bill item in print where slips of paper become bills. There's another where a check is torn from a checkbook and changes into cash.
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On 2012-03-21 19:05, theamazingryan wrote:
I don't know any, and I'm looking to learn one. Is there a classic switch that everyone should know? Any suggestions? thanks.


I'd recommend the standard Kozlowski bill switch for two reasons. First, it's a solid methodological baseline that works well enough on its own, but that's had a lot of work done on it to improve it further. Second, there's been a lot of thought put into coming up with effects other than the standard $1 to $100 change, even though the standard is still a good trick.

JT is right, though, folding it up or even rolling it up, and doing a coin-magic sort of switch with it, can be more than enough depending upon what your goals for the effect are.
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There are many types of bill switches, what are you looking for. A Single Bill Switch, Multiple Bill Switch, Bill Transpostion.
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learn to do a switch with a tt.
it is very visual.and nothing is palmed.
hands can be shown to be empty.
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Ryan
learn to do a switch with a tt.
it is very visual.and nothing is palmed.
hands can be shown to be empty.
todd


I also think the very first one to learn should be a TT. After that, you have a good grounding to explore others ( which can be great fun ).

Kevin King's Money Morph takes the Vlado ( published by Mike Kozlowski ) method to the next level.

Have fun on your journey!
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This may sound nuts to some people but in my opinion, NOTHING beats a pure sleight of hand method.

You need two things - a convincing Bobo switch......and the ability to sleeve effectively. You start, and end, totally clean.

I've used this method for something like 30 years and it still gets an excellent reaction. It evolved more from the case of not being able to afford gimmicked versions - and I was never happy about using a T.T. for something that could basically be achieved with pure sleight of hand (and practice).

Bear in mind that in the UK, our notes (or bills) are different sizes and colours so a lot of the options out there are just not fit for purpose.
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Jay Noblezada's $100.00 bill switch. Very easy and one of the best.
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Ryan,

From my perspective, if you learn to do a great bill switch with a thumb tip you will open a whole new world of magical opportunities. It is a great utility device which is too often over looked in this time of really flashy gizmos. Now that said, I have drawers and boxes full of flashy gizmos.

Mark
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I agree merc man the sleight of hand version is great.
but I rarely perform with long sleeve shirts.and living
down in the south I usally don't need to ever wear one either.
todd
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The ultimate would be switching their $100.00 bill for a one dollar bill and handing them the one! LOL Might not get too many repeat performances. I use both, pute sleight of hand or... a TT depending on the situation. I am finding this more difficult to put into a routine with the new one hundred dollar bill and fifty dollar bills now in circulation in Canada. They are made of polymer as opposed to cotton.

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I learned a fabulous bill switch at our local meeting last Monday night. It is done without a TT. Instead of a TT it uses a paper clip. You do not finish clean, but it is extremely magical.
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My favorite routine with a bill switch is Picasso's Bill, from Marc DeSouza's book, DeSouza's Deceptions. Every move is motivated and the effect has a very entertaining premise. The whole bit is funny and magical. No TT.

You can find it here, with companion DVD: http://www.camirandmagic.com/ps_010k.html
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