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Jaz
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I learned this from a fellow and like the effect but....
does anyone have a way to penetrate the last strand or
simulate doing so.
Maybe just a follow up?

PM me if this is too open a forum.
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I am not sure to understand: do you mean " a way for the bill to "escape" the last strand and free itself completely off the band"?
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On 2005-01-09 11:12, Jonathan P. wrote:
I am not sure to understand: do you mean " a way for the bill to "escape" the last strand and free itself completely off the band"?
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Yes.
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Just an idea (don't have a band with me to try it out): At the end of the trick, let the bill dangle a bit on the band while you get rid of the other band (you can give it to examination, or just pocket it). Then, perform (I always mix those names) "twist as crazy" or "the crazy twist" as Dan Harlan does in his "rubberband volume 1". You know, it is this "unlinking move" (which he does with two rubberbands) in which the rubberbands unlink with a "snap". (He does it after the classic CMH.) Maybe it could be performed with a bill.
It may not be what you're looking for since it does not happen in the "ladder" display, in a perfect continuity with the preceding effect... But you might insist on the fact that "you can really make it escape from the bill... look closer" which could justify the emphasis on the band and the modification of the display.

If you try this, let me know how it works Smile

Jonathan.
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Thanks Jonathan. I appreciate your help.
I'm not sure I know the "crazy twist" by name. Haven't seen it but may know what it is.
Is this where the doubled strands of one band penetrate the doubled strands of the other. Sort of looking like an X?
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Jonathan, you gave me an idea.

As suggested, I'll have to free up my hands by having one band examined.
Remove the bill and re-fold it similar to the one used in 'Ghost Bills'.
Reset. Stretch the band between thumb and finger and apparently re-hang the bill on the bottom strand.
Again, similar to G. Bills.
Rub the bill at the fold and it comes off.
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Yes, it's possible to have the bill escape from the ladder by penetrating the last rung. Basically, you have to set the bottom band up for Snap (broken and restored), then work with the doubled nature of it. This requires a very stretchy band, like the 100% latex ones I carry. Once the bill has traveled to the bottom, you need to "break" and "restore" the bottom band in one smooth action. No easy feat. You'll have to work out the fingering, because I don't have a source to site for you. Sorry.
Now, I should mention (so I will) that I prefer not to have the bill penetrate all the way off. I find that leaving it on the last strand makes it seem more impossible that it penetrated the other three. If it comes all the way off, then the rational mind may assume that it was never on at all. Also, the penetration sequence happens as a natural series of three. But, you will have to decide for yourself.
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That is precisely why I never do magic for rational minds.
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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Dan. I know the set up for broken and restored and tried it with #19 band. A bit tight for sure. It would probably be easier to actually break the band and make a switch.
And I'll think again about having the bill come off the last strand.
You've given me a patter idea for why the band don't penetrate all the strands.
Thanks much.
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What about having them hold the bill and doing the crazy man's with the rubber band. So the rubberband would penetrate through the bill, but in their hands. Make sense? It might work.
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And who wants to lose the comedy of having the band jump back to the top all in one move?

Gets great laughs which allow for setup into Broken and restored.......
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Spydur: Considered that too, and have done this with other objects.

Willie: That's a idea.
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..........Willie: that's an Idea

oh no, It's not my idea.
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