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RayJ

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Finally had the opportunity to sit and watch an issue of Reel Magic Magazine. I figured why not go back to the very first one. It featured Paul Harris, so how can you go wrong?

Well I am so glad I did! Not only does Paul share some thought-provoking ideas but there is a whole segment on Harry Lorayne too. Harry shares how he started in magic and how he began to pioneer his memory system. Fascinating stuff. You need to hear what he says about being entertaining.

Interestingly, Harris shares similar thoughts but in a different way.

There is also a nice no Gimmick bill switch taught by Handsome Jack and Danny Tong teaches a chop cup routine that is quick and effective. Perfect for table-to-table.

Reel Magic is totally worth it. Best value in magic.
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I'm a big fan of John Lovick's non-gaffed bill switch from Switch. I don't know if that's the one he teaches on the Reel Magic vid, but I suspect that it is. Excellent method. It also avoids the last fold into sixteenths for the TT.

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Yes Mike, that's the one.  It plays bigger because of avoiding the last fold as you said.  You can do it anytime, anywhere so long as you have two bills of different denominations.

BTW, the only thing I would add to his routine and I bet he does it in real life if to make sure to move the folded bill off to the side when doing the "shows".  By sliding the bill back-and-forth you achieve a clean single-thickness look of the edge.  He DID point that out at one point, but it is a good habit to get into during all of the routine.
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Good point Ray. It's definitely a worker. The Kaps Subtlety works fine and eliminates the TT.

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I loved his point about handing out the bill with the "dirty" hand.  They totally don't expect that so all of the heat is on the other hand which is truly empty.  
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