This is a dynamite billswitch. It looks every bit as good in person as it does in the trailer.
It's extremely visual and the handling looks perfectly fair and natural.
The angles are
pretty decent. Obviously you aren't going to be doing this surrounded, but once you get comfortable
with the mechanics, you'll find that angles won't be much of an issue for you.
difficulty...If you are very new to magic, you're going to have to put some effort into this to make
it look like Glenn does. If you are reasonably experienced you will pick this up fairly quickly. A
background in color changes with cards will be to your advantage. You won't master it in 5 minutes,
but within a day or two you'll have it pretty solid.
Above anything I want to stress with
this review is that this is extremely practical. There are a number of bill changes on the market
with now like Extreme Burn, Hundy, etc. Those are phenomenal effects but you have to carry around a
substantial wad of gimmicked cash. This is totally impromptu, and you have to carry nothing. The
eye candy factor between those effects and this one is basically identical.
recommend this. I will be keeping an eye out for more creations from Mr. West.
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Why 4 stars you ask? We'll get to that in a bit. First, the positives. The borrowed bill that is
changed is done VERY visually and with the change done while the bill is only folded once adds to
the clarity and deception. It honestly may be the best switch yet...with practice. I plan to use
this switch in my regular brunch performances at the castle and with regular practice it will be
possible. I stress practice because the switch takes some muscle and mind memory to get adapted to,
and you have to continually work on angles. If you purchase this awesome switch, my best advice is
to continually practice in front of a mirror (so you can focus on eliminating any flashing points
and getting the moves down). This is on my difficulty level 7, level 9 is multiple card
manipulation, level 10 being dan and dave's flourishes. If you are dedicated and practice like
above, you should have a good switch working in a week. To close up, the reason I gave this dvd a 4
was because of missing minor details. Glenn goes very will over the basic mechanics, but there is
some assumed knowledge of bill switches, and therefore skips over the minor details to prevent some
flashing at other points not covered, or some tips on making the set up to get the change a little
bit easier. Also, he went a little bit fast, so I'm stuck having to continually rewind the video. To
sum it up, if you have patience, buy the dvd, practice, and experience one of the greatest switches
of all time.
P.S. the bonus T & R at the end of the dvd makes the purchase you made a whooooole
lot sweeter. :)
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When I saw this I thought 'wow'it must be too good to be true, I received the DVD very quickly and
watched it through, thinking 'will I be able to do this?' But after getting two notes (Bills) and
having a go thought this is really good, no gimicks needed and can be done at anytime and anywhere,
iam still working on each slight and will take a bit of practice to make sure all angles are good,
but well worth the time. A good buy at a good price.
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So, you don't use gimmicks but you don't start clean and you don't end up clean.
that, it's a clever way to do the switch and he also teaches you an torn an restore bill.
The change is so good, but I give 3 stars only for the fact that you don't end up clean and he
didn't put any ideas about this ... despite that, it's an good trick.
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great stuff however, the statement "works with any currency" is not true australian money is made of
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Seen a lot of bill changes and this one blows all the other ones out of the way! I never liked the
ones that you fold them so tiny. love that there is no gimmick. it does take some practice but the
payoff is worth it.
It's pretty good. can't be done for all situations. is a nice effect though.