Eat your heart out Kozlowski. This is the new bill switch. Out with the old and in with the new.
This is one of those effects that makes you realize that all the good ideas haven't been created
yet, that there is still fresh and amazing stuff to be discovered. This is THE best bill switch I've
ever seen. When I saw it performed, I could not believe it.
It looked like real magic. The
switch is so clean and so visual, and so instant. It's too good! Also, the handling, in my opinion,
is much better and easier than the Kozlowski switch. Any effect you can do with the Kozlowski
switch, you can do with this swith.
This is what it looks like: You show a $1.00 bill,
holding it with two hands, fully unfolded. Don't blink... suddenly it's not a $1.00 bill any
more. It's a $100 bill. If you blink, you'll miss it. In fact, even if you don't blink, you'll
miss it. It just looks absolutely impossible. The best part about this, is that I think it's well
within the reach of most performers. If you've struggled to learn Kozlowski's switch, this is the
answer to your prayers.
In addition to the switch, there are a handfull of effects taught
that can be done with the switch. One of my favorites is a check for $100 dollars in the blink
of an eye changes to a $100 dollar bill. It's a thing of beauty. I did have a couple of
complaints about a few parts regarding the production quality, but the value of the effect is
soooooooo overpowering that it's not worth even mentioning what those annoyances were. Just get
this! DEFINITE GEM!
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This rocks! It can be used for so much, the dvd includes a mentalism trick as well as tips for
different sized bill, it even had it's own section about lighting! It takes alot of practice, but so
does anything worth doing.
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One of the harder bill switches . A little over priced. I rarely do this trick. I spent months
trying to figure this out without purchasing, I could have gone with out but..... I bought. Takes
alot of practice and you still have to buy something else just a few dollars , unless you have one.
If you truly enjoy learning and performing difficult sleight-of-hand, this trick is for you. I
literally put in 40 hours of work on this one before I was very comfortable with it. And it was well
worth it! One of the best visual effects out there with a common object.
It's a good bill switch to know and have available, but realistically I'm never going to use it. I
think it's a very visual effect and it's great to watch, but as a walkaround performer the
practicalities of a trick are important to me and there are too many aspects to this switch which
would make it difficult to do in a walkaround environment.
This particular bill switch is in my opinion one the best and cleanest ones out there. Use any
borrowed bill so don't worry about having to carry around a gaffed one all the time. This can be
done Canadian currency too so it's great for us Canadians who have colourful bills. There is a prop
involved that you'll need to supply but nothing expensive. Most magicians have it already anyways.
Jaun Hundred Dollar Bill Switch by Doug McKenzie
Effect: A 1 dollar bill turns into 100
Teaching: Doug taught every step exceedingly well. You also get to see Bob Smith and Dan White!
Bob Smith teaches a quick quick reading of a serial number and Dan White teaches his handling with
the Extreme Burn gimmick that happens in the spectators fingers. Cool!
The DVD itself was
well put together. You also get a few variations with the bill switch. Like a cool version of
Difficulty: 4/5 This is actually pretty difficult in terms of angles. You do
really need to watch out and this takes a bit of practice. There are many bill switches but this one
has a bill out in full view so watch out!
Applications: This is great for close up, maybe
even for stage. You are limited only by your imagination with what you can do with a bill switch.
Overall Rating: 9/10 This isn't perfect but close!! You get a nice bonus from Bob and Dan
in this DVD and all of it is useable! The only thing I have to complain about is angles.
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I like it very much. Sure, it needs a lot of practice but the explanation is very clear. No gimmick
needed and very easy to be cleaned at the end.
This is a great bill change effect... Let me put it this way... I was TOTALLY stupified when I saw
how it was done. Why didn't I think of this? It gets people all the time!
I just got this trick and it is great. You start and finish more or less clean. (Unfortunately,
thats the only hint I'm allowed to give.) This trick requires A LOT of practice to make it smooth,
but once you master it, you could give Criss Angel (whom I consider the best magician alive today) a
run for his money. Even though its a bit on the expensive side, it's well worth it. I also
recommend combining this with another bill switch (just so the audience will never be able to figure
out the exact method.) If you like close up magic, get this because Doug McKenzie knows what he's