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The Dr's Billet Tear by Dr. Bill (PDF Instant Download) Imagine discretely learning what's written on a TWICE FOLDED piece of paper with NO props, NO funny moves and NO COVER. DOWNLOAD INSTANTLY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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“I use my own Perfected Center Tear all the time. But I have to tell you this; I use a piece of paper from my pad. When I saw how clean Bill’s version looked with a business card, I had to learn it too. It is smart to have a variety of methods at your disposal. Dr. Bill’s Billet Tear is top notch and as good as it gets. If it means anything from a guy who has been ripping paper up for most of his life, take my advice and get this!” -Richard Osterlind
What should you look for in a Center Tear? As little as possible!
On that note:
"Here's a word I think describes the pinnacle of billet work of all kinds, MUNDANE. Do not be afraid or disappointed. By mundane, I mean that it is an everyday looking occurrence. Harmless, normal, unremarkable...so simple and honest looking it IS only WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. And that's what you see with the good Dr.'s tear. Seeing someone use it looks mundane. Like they are doing exactly and precisely nothing but ripping up small folded pieces of paper or card. The technique involved is as simple as can be, honest looking and gives you plenty to look at! I have thoroughly enjoyed learning and using this - it's taken the place of the other Card Tear's in my repertoire." -Iain Dunford
Use business cards, index cards or paper. Whichever you choose, it is simply folded in quarters; no steps, no flaps, now worries.
The Dr's Billet Tear is versatile. While in essence an "instant access" Card Tear, there is a small variation allowing for a delay that you will find very useful in many performing situations.
The sequence itself is taught in 10 pages, including 18 "ParaLab style" illustrations by Thomas Heine making everything crystal clear and classy. This is the easiest tear you will ever learn and perform. In its simplicity lie its strengths.
Dr. Bill has also included a section on his ideas about what to peek. Among other things, you will learn how to limit the range of choices while appearing to increase them! There is also a section on practice tips that includes concepts many of us know but don't use to our full advantage.
Dr. Bill's effect "7 Deadly Sins" is taught in its entirety, newly choreographed for use with TDBT. Besides being Dr. Bill's favorite thing to do with a Card Tear, 7 Deadly Sins is a lesson in the art. You will no longer have to worry about why you are having something written down, why it is being torn up soon after or making sure the writing is large, legible and just where you want it. All this is accomplished without having to be directive and can be applied to a variety of different kinds of routines. Many of these principles apply to any kind of peek you may need to take.
Finally, as a bonus, Dr. Bill has included his essay, "Justifying Your Gaze," originally printed in his ebook "Suggestabilities", offering even more peak peek techniques.
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A Lesson In Mentalism Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2013
When you get this, you're not getting a "trick". What you are getting is a powerful tool that in the right hands will allow you to perform all manner of strong routines on stage, close up and perhaps even more importantly in impromptu situations.5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
I've never hid the fact that I adore Dr. Bill's thinking. With this latest release I find myself smiling again with those frequent "AHA!" moments that I've found lacking in so many other releases.
Aside from the actual tear, you get his 7 Deadly Sins routine and his Justifying Your Gaze essay. Studied carefully these comprise a lesson in mentalism. His thoughts on what he refers to as the Cognitive Shift - which can be applied to so much more than a center tear - allow you to give the impression of real mind reading when you start to reveal details that are never written down.
As for the other person who posted asking if it's supposed to be a challenge tear, the answer is no. Although this tear is clean enough to fool even the most astute observer, if you're performing it as a challenge "try and catch me peek your info" type of tear, then I you're doing it wrong. Again the routine and essay that accompany the tear will help in understanding all of the nuances that go into making something like this successful.
The only downfall with the 7 Deadly Sins routine would be that it's not something you'd want to include in a magic set since it's something special that when performed correctly will probably come across as "real". For me, that's a good problem to have :)
Iron Man vs Superman Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 12th, 2013
I could fill a page praising this Tremendous, POWERFUL, elegant yet simple concept. In fact, I kinda did just that at The Magic Cafe :).3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Bill Cushman's PDF presentation really surprised me in how much fun it was to read and learn from. He has a warm thoughtful spirit that shines through as he teaches, and you sense that: even though it is only a written format you are learning from.
Normally I HATE READING INSTRUCTIONS!!!...!!! ( I typed the exclamation points so loudly I had to pause and take a breath before I could finish them :) ).
I SO prefer DVD presentations, but the written instruction sequence and simple beauty of Mr. Cushman's presentation is masterful. If I can learn from this quickly, most anyone can, so rest assured that the learning curve for learning this ground-breaking method is IMMIDIATE: the method will be fully understood within a few minutes.
The best magic, the most "magical" magic is the kind that allows even a novice like me to be able to perform a powerful and convincing illusion anywhere, anytime, at a moment's notice with no preparation necessary.
The Dr's Billet Tear delivers that in Spades.
I love great gimmicks and rely on them since I have so little real skill. But, Mr Cushman's tear can lift, even a beginner, up to the level of legends for at least a few moments by teaching them a tool, a treasure that will become a part of them.
I had noted at the Cafe: Great gimmicks like the Invisible Deck or the Flipper quarter or Mr. Nardi's Extractor clothe you with the powers of IRON MAN allowing you to do incredible things. But, absent the suit, you are toast.
And then there is Dr. Bill's tear...this incredible teaching of art allows you to become SUPERMAN able to perform anywhere, anytime, and on any planet. Dr. Bill's magic isn't "in the suit", instead, it is "in you".
Thankyou Mr. Cushman
Another great method to add to your arsenal Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2013
I use Richard Osterland's center tear a lot,to great effect,1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Dr. Bill gives us an absolutely wonderful new way with simple moves and built in misdirection, to blow minds anew!
It's great to know both methods.
Thank you Doctor.
Strong Tool, Simple to Learn Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 26th, 2013
A strong and simple solution to the center tear, makes you wonder why do it any other way. Of just as much value as the technique is the routine and thoughts that are taught with it, some important lessons in when and how to use a center tear, and when it's not appropriate. Anyone with an interest in mentalism will find value in this.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Great Information! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 13th, 2013
This is a terrific piece to add to any mentalist's "bag of tricks". It's always good to know at least a few different billet tears for different situations, but THIS ONE takes the cake! Don't be put off by the price tag either, because the information you get, truly, would still be a bargain at twice the price! I was skeptical at first, before ordering, due to the price "for just a billet tear" but believe me, it's so clever, so simple and yet so deceptive, it is worth every penny and more! I hope this review helps...1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Exclusively the method I use Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 25th, 2013
In the past I used a variety of other methods to secretly obtain information that has been written down. TDBT is not only the easiest, it is also the cleanest.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
I highly recommend this.
The center tear Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 24th, 2013
Very good, although I think that the price is too high. However, Chester Sass in his book "Chestosterone", published a "center tear" very similar and equally beautiful.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
A GOOD ITEM Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 10th, 2013
Hi, I'am French, So sorry for my English.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
The peak of this Billet Tear and the tear are very efficient.
I had mine and I will use both now, depending of the situation.
This is very well described, with included videos.
Price is justified (I remimber how long time it took me to be happy with my own procedure...).
The last word? Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 8th, 2013
Is this the last word on a real time tear and peek? Who knows, just when you think it can't get any better, something else comes along and it does!1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
I wasn't expecting to learn another tear in my lifetime but this thing is just so clean. Watch the demo video and you'll see how clean it really is.
Difficulty? It's not hard, in fact the basic steps are easy, but like most things it requires practice to make it look natural so you'll need a couple of stacks of old business cards or index cards and a bin.
I like this a lot and WILL use it, and that is the highest recommendation i can give something. For it to replace my prefered tear, that i spent many hours learning and using, it has to be good.
Oh, and the peek area is big!
Highly recommended :)
ADD TO CART ;) Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2013
I have torn my way through numerous variations of the center tear. And found myself that near perfect tear I was incredible happy with .... until this one :)1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
This has become my new tear :)
It can be performed at any speed ... which is a real bonus as it's the speed of the tear can affect how you perform routines, both have benefits.
The work as you can see in the video is over before you even think it's started.
The ebook is beautiful illustrated and supplemented with videos that making the learning of the steps a few minutes work ... of course you still need to rip through several stacks of paper and put in the performance time, but this is one the quickest and easiest to pick up that I've studied.
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