John Hostler wrote:Given the myriad methods/possibilities, there's really no reason to risk (or bother with) a TT. At this point in history, it seems more of a tradition - and impediment - than a necessity. Additionally, any technique requiring the bill to leave sight (even for an instant) should either have a huge payback or be thrown under a train.
As Lovick would tell you, it depends on the situation.
I've been using the Klause method for over twenty years, in standup and closeup situations. After thousands of individual closeup performances, I can tell you that you want to end "clean".
When doing closeup, the TT methods are usually far more convincing, thus safer.
I learned this the hard way but John can save folks a lot of time since this was discussed extensively in his book: Close up, you have to convince the specs that there is no other bill in your hands.
Note, too, that the bill does not leave sight in the Klause method. (Well, it shouldn't!)
Also, re: Money Morph, there has been some discussion that one can actually perform the switch inappropriately too quickly, i.e., you may have a reason to delay the revelation. You may want it to look initially like nothing happened yet, and so on...
The great result of performing multiple/varied bill switch routines over time and/or reading Lovick's invaluable book, SWITCH, is that you'll figure out that different methods work better in different situations.
- Steve Hook