U.F. Grant's Slow Motion Bill Change from Tarbell is a classic and Magicians from Roger Klause to
Eugene Burger have developed handlings.
The search is now over! Patrick Kun has created a
miracle that happens in their hands and in front of their eyes.
Patrick Kun's Extortion
will be the piece of magic to do when you need to close a deal for a show!
Extortion will be the piece of magic to do when your asked to do a trick at a party.
Patrick Kun's Extortion will be the piece of magic you'll carry with you everyday, for
the rest of your life!
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So I received my copy of Extortion the same week Money arrived and I'm sure many of you, like I was,
are wondering what's the difference, or which one is better? Well after playing with both, and
seeing the reactions, I have to say, they are almost on par.
I say almost because you can do
some things with Extortion that you can't do with Money and vice versa. For example, Extortion can
be folded into quarters and have both sides shown before the change. However Money can be placed
under a spectators hand and the change can happen as they lift their hand or smack the table.
What it comes down to for me is the quality of the gimmick. Money has a pretty subtle gimmick,
it can also work with minimal movement. Extortion's gimmick is extremely solid and even more subtle,
its thinner too. I also must say that the Money gimmick has too many components while extortion is
very simple and bare bones. Both are fairly easy to build, but Extortion is more so.
Extortion over money in terms of quality of the gimmick. The only advantage Money has is the change
under the spectators hand.
Bottom line, Extortion is way better in terms of a functional
gimmick and you can easily recreate the gimmick several times because of its sturdiness. Hope this
helped make up some minds!
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This is visual eye candy at it's best. You can show the bill clean on both sides and then it
changes. If you think you know the workings, still get this, his tips and presentations on it are
great, and it brings the change to a whole new level. Great job patrick! 5/5
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This is a great trick all around, but I must give some advice before construction. Don't use a 10
dollor bill, because the color alteration of the borders makes it look akward. However, this is very
clever and still fooled people with the 10 dollar bill. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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I really like this, it's straight in my wallet, and I NEVER say that.
It looks great but
the only problem I can see with it is that the change seems to be very noisy now, wasn't this bad
initially. Anyways, I digress, I love it and you will too!
One of my favourite bill changes
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To start off with this trick is an amazing bill change from a 1 to almost any other bill! Itʻs
similar to Greed by Daniel Garcia but it much faster and cleaner. Iʻm just gonna keep this review
short and simple.
-Visual as it gets.
-Reset in literally seconds
-Easy to make
-Easy to learn
-The video is almost exactly what youʻll see in person.
-The bill itself is not examinable, however, Patrick shows a way to get around this.
-Gimmick can be loud in a quiet environment
-You will need to use bills that you may not get
back meaning you may lose the bill to the gimmick.
Tips: I suggest using and older twenty,
five dollar bill or a 100 dollar bill because itʻs less noticeable because of the color differences.
Also youʻll probable want new bills because I used old bills and itʻs definitely not as clean as it
However, flaws aside. This trick is extremely visual and so easy to do. I believe
it deserves a 5 for creativity and simply because it leaves your audience stunned.
detailed video by Patrick
All in all, I would recommend this trick.
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1 It looks visual and looks clean at the end
2 Good production quality
1 Spectator can't examine the bill unless you switch it , but the bill looks normal on
both sides , you really have to convince the spectator to believe that the bill is normal at the end
, otherwise they will ask to examine the bill
2 This trick is designed specifically for US
dollars .. not for international currency .. I stay in India ... there will be two problems if you
are using international currency ....
a) If your currency is having different sizes, you will
have to shape your money to make it same size and it may looks weird though to that particular money
b) If your currency doesnt have borders ( kind of box at the edge just like US dollar ) , you
will have to use another extra prop which will stay out-jogged on the edge of the money ( you have
to hide it by folding it or covering it from the spectator
c)Because of your currency don't have
borders,to execute the change is going to be quite difficult
3 It may have some snapping
sound while executing the change
4 I dont think you can do a very slow gesture just like in
the trailer ( I'm not sure because I use international currency but I dont think you can do it that
perfect on live audience , maybe only on camera )
5 For international buyers that have
different size of currency , you really can't retrieve your money back from the gimmick made as you
have to cut and shape it to make it same sized . For US buyers , perhaps you can tape back together
the piece as you will not have to really cut many parts of the bill .
6 No extra prop is
provided , you can only make 1 gimmick with the props supplied
7 Patrick didn't explain the
performance for international currency even actually to execute the change is different from the US
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first i buy this for thirty dollars, than i get the gimmick and thought it was so cool than i watch
the dvd and patrick kun says that we have to cut money. technically forty-one dollars is wasted in
making the gimmick and then the special gimmick that comes with the effect brakes after 3 weeks. I
do not recommend this effect. I would recommend prophet by tom isaacson.
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First off you have to have a lot of patience to make this gimmick and I felt that he was very
unclear. It took me an hour to make my gimmick and it turns out that at the end of the video that
you needed to use a 1$ and a 20$. which really annoyed me because at the start he said you could use
any bill, so I suggest that you look through the entire video before making your gimmick. as a
result my gimmick flashes a lot and i need to preform it a different way. because of this extortion
will probable just sit in the box.
Haven't been excited for a card DVD in years and finally this one came about and is one of the best
produced DVD's and the materials are amazingly awesome! This is a must buy DVD. The visual effects
are like none other. I thought Patrick used a flipper card but NOPE! All slight of hand!!! Pick a
copy up! You wont regret it.