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 Post subject: Color of TT?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:04 pm 
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I am looking to buy a TT and dont know what size to buy (if there are sizes) or the color. I kinda have a whiter hand, so what would i do to make the TT blend in?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:12 pm 
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Color doesnt matter, the audience should never see it anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:13 pm 
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magikrn is right. And this question has been answer a million times on this site. Just buy a vernet TT and you should be fine.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:26 pm 
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Thanks for the help guys, im new to TT so i really didnt know. I will be ordering a vernet TT soon. Are there any book(lets) that teach really good ways and techniques to TT?


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http://www.penguinmagic.com/browse.php? ... b+tip+book

Color shouldn't matter, but if you are a complete beginner in thumbtip magic, then it would matter because you'd probably flash a couple times. No offense or anything, but it takes lots of skill to be able to use a TT without ever flashing an oddly colored limb.

I'd suggest buy the vernet soft TT to start out. That thing is excellent. It's pale flesh color, and it doesn't develop a shine because it's not hard plastic. You might want to pick up some silks, too. In fact, you should pick up some silks if you're buying a TT.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:21 am 
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Color matters ----> YES.

Having a correct TT color acts as a safety feature in case you accidentally flash. It also gives you more leeway by allowing you to deliberately and momentarily flash the tip and escape detection, due to its "invisibility".

Color DOESN'T matter ----> YES

Because as a rule, a TT should NEVER be seen by your audience. Its always behind some cover naturally. That's why people say you can use a neon TT with a Mickey Mouse sticker. And it does not even need to look like a thumb!


Yes get a Vernet TT (hard/soft, your preference). Bang Bang Bang for buck. I like the hard.


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Alright, thanks everyone for being so helpful! Are there any booklets that i can buy on how to use the TT? If so, post a link. Are there any cheap silks? If so, post a link.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:35 pm 
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If you constantly keep your thumb hidden from the audience it looks more suspicious than palming something, so you might as well dispense with the TT and just palm whatever it is that you're vanishing.

Momentary flashes, especially "head on" so they can only see the tip of the thumb in motion, is the way to go. It especiall works since wigglng your fingers seems to be a kind of "proof" that your hands are really empty (if you were palming something, you wouldn't be able to wiggle your fingers, every spectator can appreciate that).

But in the final appraisal, your thumb tip can be bright silver with yellow spots on it, because nobody in their right mind is going to be looking for an artificial appendage. It's sort of like that psychology study they did where the guy in a gorilla suit walks out into the middle of the scene and nobody notices. It's just so outlandish, people don't acknolwedge it.


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coolsnail wrote:
If you constantly keep your thumb hidden from the audience it looks more suspicious than palming something, so you might as well dispense with the TT and just palm whatever it is that you're vanishing.
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I somewhat agree with that. However, I like to actually palm the TT from hand to hand on occasion. When done properly this fools many magicians.


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There are several good ways to hide a TT other than on the end of your thumb.


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coolsnail wrote:
If you constantly keep your thumb hidden from the audience it looks more suspicious than palming something, so you might as well dispense with the TT and just palm whatever it is that you're vanishing.


Hmmm... interesting... palming silks eh? :) But I know what you mean. Whenever I imagine hiding your thumb behind the rest of your fingers, it seems so unnatural to me. However, with misdirection, laymen shouldn't even notice it.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:50 pm 
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I'm sorry but I think the color of the tt does matter
You dont want some black thumbtip if your white
Or some white thumbtip if your African American
So in some cases yes the color does matter
And no matter what the color is you will flash if you new to the tt
So pratice alot before showing your so called skill off

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:13 pm 
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Color doesn't matter if you don't wish to flash your TT in your handling. There are ways to convincingly and naturally do this. Color does matter quite a bit if you intend to flash the TT, however you don't need a TT that perfectly matches your skin color. One that's generally skin-color in nature should be suitable for most people out there. The audience don't have all day to observe your hands to notice that 1 out of 10 fingers is slightly darker than the rest. That said, I believe Vernet classic/soft should work fine for you.


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DaveV wrote:
There are several good ways to hide a TT other than on the end of your thumb.


Is it against the rules for u to tell me?


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yes


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