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Real Change by Juan Pablo (Instant Download)

A reputation-maker that looks like real magic. Four one-dollar bills change into 4 one-HUNDRED-dollar bills.. and they're examinable! START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"I love Real Change because it is slow and the magic really sinks into their hearts. Great job!" - Joao Miranda

"Another great idea from the brilliant mind of Juan Pablo." - Charlie Frye

"It's the first time that I have seen four completely examinable $1 dollar bills slowly and visually transform into four $100 dollar bills that can be re-examined. And best of all, all without a gimmick!!!!" - Henry Evans

This is the final answer to the question, “Can you change a $1 into a $100?” Many magicians have tackled the iconic effect of changing four one dollar bills into four one hundred dollar bills. Argentina’s Juan Pablo was the only one to do it without gimmicks, and to be able to do it with borrowed bills. The absolute best part? ALL of the bills are fully examinable.

The Real Change is a gimmick-free, pure sleight of hand method for performing an effect that looks like the classic Pat Page Fast Cash trick where four one dollar bills visually transform into four one hundred dollar bills, but this is so much better. There truly are no gimmicks, and with just pure sleight of hand you can end completely clean.

Taught in detail by Nick Locapo, you’ll not only learn the setup but also how to do this with borrowed money. Imagine being able to borrow money from your spectator’s wallets and cleanly transform it into 20’s, 50’s, or even 100’s that are completely examinable. In addition, you learn seated and standing variations so you can perform this miracle in any situation. The Real Change is the real deal. Download it and start really transforming money and your magic.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 11th, 2020
You can't change the bills back. So there's that. Kinda a problem plotwise, and the only suggestion they give in the tutorial is that you literally reach into your pocket to "find" the $1 bills there. Am I the only one who sees that as a problem? You were supposed to CHANGE the bills into other bills. Not make the first ones disappear, then a new stack appear, then the old stack reappear elsewhere. It's confusing (logically/plotwise) for anyone to suddenly pull out the four $1 bills, leaving you ending with eight bills out in view all at once.

There's also no plot / cause and effect suggestions offered anywhere. It's just straight up "watch me do a random thing." I ultimately like this trick -- but only because I came up with a really workable plot for use in a silent video on Instagram. Which, in my view, is really what this trick is best for: Insta.

A few comments on the supposed benefits of this method, which are that there are no gimmicks, and the bills can be examined at the end. I personally do not see those as benefits at all. Whenever I do bill changes using gimmicks, I directly state "these look like real bills, but they're trick bills, they have special shifting ink." The audience thinks I'm lying (because I sort of am) and concludes the bills are real, all without ever being allowed to examine them (because I've admitted they're trick bills). They still leave baffled and amazed. So, to me personally, there's zero benefit to having examinable bills.

As for the fact that there's no gimmick, fine. I'll give you that one. But that doesn't mean no preparation. You cannot do this trick on the spot/command without at least some preparation, so there's little benefit to not having a gimmick here. In my personal view.

I'm slightly disappointed in the claim that you can do this with borrowed bills. In every demonstration video showing bills being borrowed, the spectator has four pre-creased, very crisp $1 bills all ready to go. Coincidence? Maybe. But do note that you pretty much need that. Makes way more sense to me to just have my own bills/paper than to have to worry about whether their bills will be good enough to use, or to have to worry about setting up their bills in the right positions vis-a-vis the "non-gimmick preparation" work.

Nick is a very good teacher. He also seems like a really awesome, genuine guy! I think there's room to make the tutorial even better by scripting it out first (or just doing multiple takes) so you don't publish a final product where you forget to mention something until later, or try something for the first time ever on camera, etc. I don't mean this to be overfly critical, though. It really wasn't a major problem or anything -- again, this was a really, really good tutorial! -- just pointing out a small way to improve for next time.

Overall, I would recommend buying this (despite the low-ish rating I gave it), but only if it's because you like the way that moment when the TRANSFORMATION happens, and then only if you have your own creative idea for how to use that "move" in a way that gives the trick a plot whereby you won't have to change the bills back to the original stack, and then only if you have a creative cause-and-effect element idea in mind (esp one that will give you justification for turning over the stack).

I actually am very excited to try out an idea I had for all of that for use on Insta, so in one sense I'm very satisfied with my purchase! But I don't think everyone will be able to make that same use of it, hence the 3-star rating (really more of a 2.5).
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Very clean, visual bill change Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 6th, 2020
I am very impressed by this effect. I own Extreme Burn and performed the hell out of that for years, and I suspected similar handling when I watched the teaser. But I was intrigued by a bill change with no gimmick. I'm glad I bought this.

Nick Locapo's instructions was honest, detailed and thorough as always. The angles are very solid on this, there are multiple handling variations that allow you to borrow bills (and have it still look natural) and to also clean up in different ways, standing or seated. I may even suggest going into your inside right jacket pocket to pull out the singles at the end, I think it may look even more impossible. But haven't field tested that yet, so take that with a grain of magic dust.

No difficult sleights, just a detailed order that must be followed. I do think the get ready looks a little more sure-fire than Extreme Burn's get ready, which I always found a tad finicky.
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Lives up to the hype Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 3rd, 2020
Very practical, easy transition to and from, a real WOW !!!!
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REAL CHANGE BY YUAN PABLO Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 21st, 2020
I HAVE PURCHASED MANY MONEY CHANGE TRICKS OVER THE YEARS AND UP TO NOW I HAVE NEVER BEEN TOTALY HAPPY.THE MAIN PROBLEM IN MY MIND HAS ALWAYS BEEN HAVING TO MAKE A GIMMIC. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT REAL CHANGE IS THEIR REALY IS NO GIMMIC WHICH HELPS TO SIMPLIFY EVERY THING. I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING FOR AN HOUR OR SO AND I AM ALREADY GETTING CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO PERFORM WITH AN ORDIENCE .JUAN PABLO IS TRULY GIFTED.I WILL BE SEEKING OUT MORE OF HIS WORK. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO MENTION WHAT A FINE MAGICIAN IT WAS THAT DEMONSTRA
TED REAL CHANGE. HE MADE IT VERY EAST TO UNDERSTAND.WHITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST PIECES OF MAGIC I HAVE PURCHASED GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY.
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Well taught and very visual bill change Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 13th, 2020
First, the method is very clever and is well taught here. One of the pluses is that no gimmicks are involved. . With practice, this can be very deceptive. It does take practise though. There are a lot of opportunities where something could flash.
The negatives are that you can’t change them back to 1’s. But then again, why would anyone want 100s to go back to 1s. So that’s a minor negative. And the idea of producing the 1s again in the end, i would just avoid doing that. Especially when the effect should be about transforming 1’s to 100’s.
And the reset is not that bad, but it’s a little cumbersome compared to the ‘reset’ for something like extreme burn.
And with ending clean, it’s a little better than extreme burn. You can hand out all of the hundreds to be examined, but you’d have to reach into your pocket for your wallet for your hands to be completely clean as well.
Overall, great visual effect.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 6th, 2020
What can I say...
I love it imagine ask your spectator for 4 $1bills and change it to 4 $100 bills which they can examine and the change is super slow great job Juan keep the good work.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 7th, 2020
muy bueno pablo excelente
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