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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:54 am 
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i have a question about the soft tt is it the same color as the hard tt


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:59 am 
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Yes the only difference is the texture and how hard it is


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:02 pm 
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and it doesnt develop a shine like hard plastic does.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:44 pm 
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kraynik wrote:
and it doesnt develop a shine like hard plastic does.


Yeah...unless you're as careless as me. While dipping the opening of my soft TT in hot water, I accidentally dropped the whole TT inside the cup. As a result it became shiny. The whole TT became shiny. That happened within 30mins of receiving the TT.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:17 pm 
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To remove the shine, a little bit of sandpaper will take that edge off. But please remember, using a TT properly and the right misdirection, it WILL NOT BE SEEN. I have had to make an impromptu TT out of masking tape, nobody caught it. How do I know? I was doing my routine for a couple of magician friends.
One of the problems I think that happens is that if you are uncomfortable with a TT, you worry that the spectator will see it. Just because you know its there does not mean your audience will know it is. If you do a DL? does your audience know? A TT is treated in the same way.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:28 am 
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I want to buy a new TT soon but am not sure if hard or soft is better.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:38 am 
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If you are doing a vanishing cig or bill switches, I would suggest the hard style.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:30 pm 
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What about for salt?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:35 pm 
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If I'm not wrong...the soft one is slightly longer so it contains a bit more storage space.
And Bill switches are easily done with the soft TT too.


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Thanks for the replies but what about vanishing salt, soft or hard?


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Both works.
If the soft TT is really longer than the hard TT then you can have 2 more grains of salt in the soft TT than the hard one.


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Soft ones, in my opinion, are better for the majority of effects. Darwin (probably the king of thumbtips) uses a soft one. However, for a smooth bill switch, the hard tt is much better.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:57 pm 
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Thanks, I think I'll get a soft one then. :D


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Why would you dip your TT in hot water? :?


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juggleguy wrote:
Why would you dip your TT in hot water? :?


Once you buy one, you'll be able to talk in the PO forum about TT's. A lot of posts are about the fitting of the tips. If you dip a tt in hot water, it will become softer and shrink a little, so you can mold it around your thumb.


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