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magicpirate82
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Can anyone point me toward a strong mismade bill effect other than one using a TT (I've got the bill)? I've seen others performed but have been unable to locate a good resource. Thanks in advance!
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There's Visi-Bill by Richard Sanders. Still involves a TT, but looks very clean. It's another bill switch, but if you use 2 different bills it looks almost like some movie special effect. All you do is fold the bill in a square and give it a shake and it visually changes to a different bill.
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On David Regals new DVD series, The Magic of David Regal (Vol 2) he does an effect called the Origami Bill, which is a bill switch done without a TT. It's good routine (I prefer the TT method myself) and the series is excellent. I really like David's stuff.
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There is a nice No Gimmick Bill Switch in Jarle Leirpoll`s book Pocket Power. A friend of mine has used it with good success. I think John Lovick has also published his own method in some of his lecture notes. I prefer the TT method myself too.
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Quadriflex uses the Mismade Bill attached to the regular bill... Tom Ogden did it on one of the magic specials.
I still prefer using the TT.
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Why not do a Torn & Restored Bill routine? It's a natural for the mismade bill.
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Please elaborate a bit Geoff. I do a routine now based on the Torn & Restored in Mark Wilson's course on magic and have used the mismade bill as you suggest (I think). I'm just not completely comfortable with that and have seen other presentations that at least appear to be different in method (and for the life of me, I can't remember any specifics!) and more fluid. I may just need to revisit this method and perhaps alter the handling a bit to better fit me. Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.

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The best method, other than my own, is John Lovick's. You should be able to get his latest set of notes from Magicsmith.com.

My method uses the Roger Klause fold and an aquitment that I devised, to mimic how I turn a bill over.

The audience should be convinced that only one bill was used. I like eliminating the TT because it makes the handling easier! Smile
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The Quad Bill (rubber cement method mentioned above) is great if you don't want to borrow the bill first. You can use an exchange wallet or pocket switch at the end so you can at least hand the bill out for inspection.

If you decide on a no-gimmick method, let us know what you choose!

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On 2002-06-16 00:20, alleycat wrote:
The Quad Bill (rubber cement method mentioned above) is great if you don't want to borrow the bill first. You can use an exchange wallet or pocket switch at the end so you can at least hand the bill out for inspection.

If you decide on a no-gimmick method, let us know what you choose!

alan



You could also use the gimmicked bill and keep a dup with the same fold in finger palm...Do a fake transfer/switch and hand it out for examination.
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If you're not into sleights, you can do a very nice bill restoration using the old Buddah Papers. While this is a "magic store" trick, it doesn't look like it. Rip up your own $1, put it in the innermost papers, fold all up, reopen, and the bill is restored, but it's Mismade. I think the unusual bill will direct attention away from the papers.

Oh yes, tape the bill back together. You bank will happilly accept it that way.
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The 2 Dollar bill tear is a wonderful TTless Bill transposition..
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Geoff, has the best idea. Tear and Restore is the best way. I use a lighter to that I get from my pocket to heat the bill to put it back together. One problem since my name is Dolini and not Houdini the bill is put back incorrectly. I'm good but not as good as Houdini.

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