The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Paper money madness! » » $100 Bill switch (1 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
Greg Arce
View Profile
Inner circle
6322 Posts

Profile of Greg Arce
Quote:
On 2002-04-18 14:21, sbasscase wrote:
Does anybody know what version, Tom Ogden used on the WGM special?

I believe he used the marketed effect called Quardriflex... it comes with the mismade bill attached so you can't give it out, but you can display it how he did on the show. If you have a copy of the tape watch what he does with the bill and how he handles displaying it. You can get the trick from Hollywood Magic, Hank Lee, etc.
Greg
One of my favorite quotes: "A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
cardguy
View Profile
Inner circle
Queens, New York
1171 Posts

Profile of cardguy
I have recently discovered the $1,000,000 bill at my local magic shop. The quality is high, it almost looks like a real bill. I'm going to start using this for my bill switch routine and see what kind of reactions I get. I was told that a local magician uses it by asking to borrow a $10 or $20 bill and changing it to 1 million dollars. When the spectators see the new bill they sometimes want to keep it, which leaves the magician with the money he borrowed! Think about it: the fake 1 million dollar bills cost $1 each, compared to about $10 for a mismade bill. Plus, seeing how novel the 1 million dollar bill is, sometimes spectators don't want you to change it back, which leaves you with some tip money. Pretty cool! Smile
Frank G. a.k.a. Cardguy
davisjr
View Profile
New user
Colorado
64 Posts

Profile of davisjr
Here's an idea that just occurred to me over the weekend while attending party assembly (political). One candidate for county treasurer had a $1,000,000 bill made with her image in place of the president. Also had some printing somewhere that said, "XXX for Treasurer" and some other stuff. Why not find a printer that makes such an animal and have your image and business data and give it out as a business card? People are sure to keep it (hey, it's a million bucks, isn't it?) and will always remember the magic that went with it...

Jon
Smile
tla
View Profile
New user
Texas
65 Posts

Profile of tla
[quote]On 2001-10-09 11:26, Scott F. Guinn wrote:


Murphy’s will be publishing a bill switch book in the very near future. It is written by my friend John Lovick, who I just spent the weekend with, and he tells me it will be around 400 pages, profusely illustrated, and contain contributions by all the top bill switchers, as well as a few you’ve never seen. I, for one, will be snatching up a copy!

_________________

Scott,
Is there any way or place in the Café where users could be notified when this book and other highly anticipated works become available for purchase?
vernon
View Profile
Special user
Scotland
554 Posts

Profile of vernon
Thanks to Randy for the history on the bill switch... Got my instructions from a routine John Cornelius put out at the Blackpool convention soooo many years ago.
I Did it on Greek TV when I was living in Athens and had phone calls from folks asking me to do it to their money. Its one of the best illusions around, close up.
Vernon.
Bilwonder
View Profile
Veteran user
Oroville CA
327 Posts

Profile of Bilwonder
I first learned the bill switch from Mike Koslowski's $100 dollar bill manuscript a couple decades ago. It seems a lot of people forget that two versions were taught in the book, the gimmicked and non-gimmicked. It seems to me several "new" versions (i'e.the one in Pocket Power") are just rediscovering what was originally published. I have wondered if "Money Morph" or other "new" ones on the market are significantly different? One that is quite different that I like came before that published by Mike Koslowski is taught on one of Paul Diamonds tapes. You don't need to fold the bill into such a tiny package. The bill only folded into thirds, then into sixths and can be held by the spectator.
billswondershow.com
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
vinsmagic
View Profile
Eternal Order
sleeping with the fishes...
10720 Posts

Profile of vinsmagic
I belive the best bill switch today is Richard Sanders Visi-Bill. It's very clean and the bill is only folded in quaters, then the miracle happens......

and it is much easier than other methods mentioned,,
vinny
Come check out my magic.

http://www.vinnymarini.com
magic hands
View Profile
Regular user
Long Island, NY
176 Posts

Profile of magic hands
Visi-Bill is very good except you need the newer US bills with the large numbers or the effect is not as pronunced..
Don
MAGICTOM
View Profile
Veteran user
Dallas, Tx
354 Posts

Profile of MAGICTOM
So far, the best bill switch I have used is
Money Morph (Kevin Kings)I love it, the bill stays in full view of the spectator the entire time, (so they think) and it has never failed me.. excellent trick! I have not seen too many other versions of the bill switch, but find it almost impossible to improve on the version mentioned above..
Take it easy
Tom
No Man is his craft's master the first day!
J.B. Bobo
Sneakers
View Profile
Regular user
Melbourne, Australia
106 Posts

Profile of Sneakers
I must admit that I've only scanned through this rather long thread, however I don't believe that I saw anyone actually mention the David Regal $100 bill switch from his 2nd video ("More Tricks! The Magic of David Regal"). His routine is called "The Origami Bill."

An extremely clean routine and mostly easy handling where you can make the first switch during the off-beat but are still able to switch back while everyone is burning you. He makes use of the "out to lunch" principle to show that you only have one bill and completely empty hands. On the switch back, he invites the audience to closely watch the bill while he uses a Baker billet switch-like move.

All very clean and (as David would be...) extremely entertaining. If you haven't seen David Regal's 3 videos -- get 'em. They're GREAT!
BillParky
View Profile
Regular user
Atherton,Manchester,U.K.
123 Posts

Profile of BillParky
All of these posts seem to refer to the $100 bill switch. U.S bills are all the same size and colour so when folded are difficult or impossible to tell apart. Can the bill switch routines work on British currency notes which are different sizes and colour for each denomination?

Bill Smile
Sneakers
View Profile
Regular user
Melbourne, Australia
106 Posts

Profile of Sneakers
Hi Bill,

I had the same thought for Australian currency -- in fact I was just discussing the topic with a friend the other day. I bet it could be done, however specifically the handling I just noted from David Regal would not allow it.

The switch back to the original bill using the Baker billet switch move could do it but it'd be tough to get away with that twice in the same routine.

Ahh... the price we pay (pun intended!) for living outside of the USA...
Reed McClintock
View Profile
V.I.P.
772 Posts

Profile of Reed McClintock
Steve dushek (spelling)also has a really nice piece of magic called dollar punch put out years ago. it is worth taking a peek at. I like this routine personally and think it is one of the finer bits of magic as far as bill swithes go. it has all of the most appropriate motivations and some very cool stuff happens.
cheers Smile
"Stuff is anything, but magic is everything"



Reed McClintock 2003







Image
houdini
View Profile
Loyal user
N.E. Kansas
201 Posts

Profile of houdini
After changing $1 to $100, has anyone ever asked you why you would want to change it back?
Jim. Thats me on the left,Everyone should know the other guy!
MAGICTOM
View Profile
Veteran user
Dallas, Tx
354 Posts

Profile of MAGICTOM
Hey Bill,
to answer your question, YES you can use money morph by Kevin King with any color currency.. In fact, for clarity kevin teaches the effect with 2 peices of flurescent colored paper.. I thought that was pretty cool in itself, so I cut out some dollar size peices of paper at work, one bright yellow, and one bright pink.. LOTS OF CONTRAST! and practiced with it.. I got kind of risky and thought I would try it out on a co-worker with the colored paper instead of bills.. and you know what? they didnt have a clue! it had the same amount of impact and mystery, it worked great, AND WORKS UNBELIEVABLY GREAT WITH THE SAME COLOR BILLS!
Good luck
hope this helps
Tom Smile
No Man is his craft's master the first day!
J.B. Bobo
miracle
View Profile
New user
Hong Kong
95 Posts

Profile of miracle
Did anyone comment on Hypno-Bill?
http://members.chello.at/brainshifter/hypnobill/billg.wmv

The effect is very visual, but may not suitable for quite some countries, as most do not have same sized bank note in different value/color.
magician81
View Profile
Loyal user
singapore
293 Posts

Profile of magician81
Well, you can do some trimming.
never try, never know
miracle
View Profile
New user
Hong Kong
95 Posts

Profile of miracle
Yeah, that's what I'm going to do Smile
Pete Biro
View Profile
1933 - 2018
18558 Posts

Profile of Pete Biro
After seeing Johnny Paul do the bill switch... and NOT KNOWING WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED... I figure the sleight of hand is the best.

Never liked the TT method.

I then developed what I call the BILLION DOLLAR BILL SWITCH.

Setup: Gigantic magnet in rear trouser pocket. Bill folded to about 1x1 inch with large steel paper clip on it in right sleeve (or finger palm).

Borrow a bill, fold and attach paper clip (clip needed for weight and...)

With borrowed, clipped bill on left palm, do switch, sleeving in right sleeve. Put hands palm-to-palm and rotate so when opened RH is palm up.

Let spectator take bill and open. Meanwhile, unsleeve bill and get into left finger palm.

Have bill switched to refolded and clipped. (Make sure clip on same as on other bill).

With LH (orig. bill palmed) grip the visible bill by the clip, holding it vertically.

Now, do Channing Pollock dove vanish in tails, actually tossing bill back and let magnet grab it, and you TOSS UP the original bill into air spinning it. Toss to loaner and say, "Catch."

That was very brief description... it will fry some brains... timing and choreagraphy are important. Smile
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
bigchuck
View Profile
Veteran user
Nothing clever has ever been said in my
400 Posts

Profile of bigchuck
I am only familiar with a couple variations of the switch, but I like the kevin king money morph method for the simple reason that there is a constant rhythm and that makes 'the move' even more difficult to detect and that is what makes it seem impossible.
"The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact
mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. - Frank Zappa"
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Paper money madness! » » $100 Bill switch (1 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.24 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL