Thumb Tip Magic

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Postby Riversky » 10/11/12 12:14 AM

I'm looking for any suggestions or references for story patter script for a simple Thumb Tip silk vanish and reappearance presentation.
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Postby terren » 06/06/14 01:22 PM

i cant tell you that its up to you to make up your patter and suite it to your style there are so many different ways but my advice for one thing is you must not show your hands enpty with the thumb tip on for very long but your not really risking the audience seeing it too much at all
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Postby kamen0619 » 10/09/14 12:01 PM

i agree with terren, seeing your hands empty is enough. but be carefull to your angles.
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Postby mrgoat » 10/09/14 12:26 PM

Riversky wrote:I'm looking for any suggestions or references for story patter script for a simple Thumb Tip silk vanish and reappearance presentation.
Thanks


"Look, here's a silk. Now it's vanished. Ta da. Look, here it is again. Ta da."

That will be $10 please.

Thanks.
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Postby Bob Cunningham » 10/09/14 02:58 PM

This might help ....

REAL or NOT REAL

I am a magician. We help people to see things that are not real and not see things that are real.

This small piece of cloth looks real. When I put it in my hand it is still just as real.

(Snap your fingers)

But when I open my hand that small piece of cloth, that just a moment ago seemed so real, is now gone.

But when I close my hand again around something that is not real ...

(Snap your fingers)

now something that was not real looks real.

Really!
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Postby kamen0619 » 10/09/14 08:22 PM

simple but it looks magical. it depends to your presentation. :)
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Postby MJLauck » 10/10/14 10:53 AM

Not trying to be funny or anything, but it is such a straight forward effect why do you need any patter at all?

Go silent.
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Postby Zak Boufont » 10/17/14 06:41 AM

Hi

If you can, check out an old video/dvd with Pat Page on the TT, some great ideas and sound advice on handling.
I think L&L have it? Possibly a Trik-a-Tape production?

Years ago, when the TT was exposed on TV, I used to do an effect where I vanished a Red silk with the aid of a pull.
All the time I wore the TT and at the end someone would invariably comment on my 'unusual' thumb. So I would pull it off and show that I had a white silk in there, "No, that's my hanky".
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Postby Riversky » 10/18/14 02:14 AM

Much obliged for your suggestions and ideas.
The Patrick Page video has high reviews.
Is Patrick Page's Book of Thumb Tips recommended?
L & L's World Greatest Magic Thumb Tips has some outstanding teachers on it.
I've come across other resources like:
Darwin's Encyclopedia of Thumb Tips 3 DVD
Darwin's Thumb Tip Thinking, Thumb Tip Miracles and Thumb Tip Secrets
Stuart Robson's Tips on Thumbs
John Kenyon's Thumbs Up
Take A Tip From Me by Phil Sherman
Plenty of good stuff in Tarbells.
50 Tricks with a Thumb Tip by Melbourne Christopher.
According The Magic Lineage Project, William Humpage, also known as "Professor Herwin (1861-1946) invented the gimmick in 1885.
In Hoffman's Later Magic a fellow named Joseph Hartz fashioned a thin copper thimble
for the production of handkerchiefs referred to as the Hartz Thumb.
In T.A. Waters Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians, Hartz as the possible inventor is only speculation.
Does the use of the Thumb Tip appear in any magic literature prior to Later Magic?
Please keep the insights, advice and TIPS coming.
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Postby Tom McDonagh » 11/03/14 11:35 PM

TT
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