I am in my 70,s and learning the ART and performing my few tricks keeps my brain alive,and my hands
dexterous and my wife wondering if I am in my second childhood.NO I just never grew up,she is lucky
to be with such a young STUD!!!
thank you for all the pleasure you have given us so far.
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I debated about purchasing this edition because I have so much reference material on the Thumb Tip
already. (i.e. Darwin's DVD Set, 101 Things to do with a Thumb Tip, and several other sources to
include Tarbell. Dan's presentation is refreshing to watch while he shows up-to-date methods, and
tips on employing this gimmick. The suggestion he has for hiding it from view and becoming
comfortable using it is worth the price of the download alone. The effects he presents in this
volume are things you can do seemingly impromptu when someone asks, "Will you show me a trick?"
I totally agree you may start carrying this device again if you aren't already.
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Thumb tips are bad-ass! And there's nothing better than a set of effects that teach you how to use
them in a modern setting!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Also, Thumb Tips are really cheap and really good,
buy a cheap durable one and follow Dan's instructions on concealing a thumb tip and you are good!
12 of 13 magicians found this helpful.
I've always thought thumb tips are old school. Now after watching Tarbell 6 on thumb tips I've a new
found respect for this most neglected prop. If you want to have a deeper understanding of using the
thumb tip which I always thought only to vanish a silk or do a bill change, do get this video
download, no regrets. Now the thumb tip will always be in my pocket!
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Once again, Dan Harlan nailed it.
It's a big mistake for any Magician to not use a TT
because miracles can be accomplished with it.
Let Dan teach you how to blow people away
with your magic using this grand daddy of all magic props.
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One of my first gimmicks that I owned was a thumb tip. I got it about 30 years ago. It was the only
one they had in the store and it fit way down on my thumb and was very loose--it was obviously made
for someone bigger than me. I used it to open my act as a junior magician producing and vanishing a
silk: a wow moment. I didn't know it could do anything else.
I recently watched Smoothini
on American Got Talent (2014) pour salt into his had, make it disappear, then reappear in the other
hand. He did the same with water. He is using a thumb tip, I thought. I didn't know it could do
that! This was a reawakening. Now, my thumb tip is way too loose for water, so I turned to the thumb
tip guide on Penguin Magic's website and learned that there are different types, materials, and
sizes of thumb tips and that some work better with liquids and other better with fire, silks, and so
In addition to the website guide, the video also has a discussion about fit and
types. From both of these, I learned that my old thumb tip is way too big -- I never did grow into
I am so glad that I found your guide and found this video. What is old is new again.
6 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
I have barely used my thumb tip and this lesson has really opened my eyes to the possibilities. I
only ever did a sugar trick and even then it was bland. This has made my thumb tip my new best
friend. Love the cigarette effect. If u own one and have never used it, this video will have u
hunting your drawer for it! Well presented, a good choice of effects to suit anyone, with superb
inspirational ideas and changes u can do with the right imagination.
6 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
This is a really nice episode. Dan as usual teaches the wonderful tricks very elegantly.
just think he went too fast over the part with the burning stick into palm. I burned and destroyed
my thumb tip (and it also hurted like....), because I just followed him on the video. There was no
description on what happens to the fire, when it gets into the tip, so it let me now with a
destroyed thumb tip. .. my last one :(
But really nice tricks!
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I have slowly become a fan of Dan's over the years, but this solidifies the deal. First class
teaching of classic routines using a prop that many young magicians probably don't even know exists.
Kudos to Penguin for reviving a classic and not trying to make it over-the-top cool like
other magic sites that focus more on the Affliction t-shirt the magician is wearing than the trick.
3 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Dan Harlan does a workman like job performing and explaining the effects.
spoiled, but later lessons in the Tarbell video course are longer and contain much more information.
As far as I can tell, this is not just a side effect of the chapters in the books, but that Dan
started to get in his grove to provide outstanding information later. However, not for this lesson.
Additionally, the effects were standard fare that most would know. Again, maybe I'm asking
for too much, but it would have been great to get more. Thumb tips seem like such a versatile
gimmick, that there must be more that could have been conveyed.
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