bill switch and more...without TT

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Postby Guest » 01/13/05 03:47 AM

Hi folks
Here is a new way to do the classic bill switch, using nothing except...the bill you borrow and ....
Of course evrything is motivated when I do it in action.
Of course I move on, I don't stop here proud of me having switching the bill.
Why I wanted you to see that? Because for me it's a new way, but it's more a concept because you can use this technic in a lot of ways. For example imagine asking someone to pick up a card and signed it, you lost it, you pick up from your walet a piece of paper and you ask the spectator to write the name of his card on. "you motivate" the folding and you switch this piecee of paper into his card in a flashing way....just like I switch the bills on the video.... Imagine also the spectator writing something on a piece of paper, let's say a quarter coin, "you motivate again" the folding and you switch this piece of paper into the coin the spectator ask for, again in the same flashing way.
So it's not only a way to do a bill switch without a TT but a way to do a lot of things only by using this technic with nothing except your hands.

Tell me what you think. here http://www.lsp-fr.com/videos/bill_switch-tivoli.wmv

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Postby Pete Biro » 01/13/05 10:40 AM

I like it here too, Tivoli...
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Postby Guest » 01/13/05 11:45 AM

thanks Peter I will send you all the explications just like I said on the cafe....
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Postby Guest » 01/13/05 04:50 PM

That is one beautiful bill switch.
I like that the bill doesn't dip out of sight at any point. The illusion of the bill staying in view the entire time is perfect.
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Postby Don » 01/13/05 07:24 PM

That was very nice indeed. Great job!
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Postby Guest » 01/13/05 10:43 PM

Oh so sweet. I'll get in touch.
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Postby Guest » 01/13/05 10:59 PM

Looks fantastic, about as clean as anyone could hope for. Great work.
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Postby cataquet » 01/14/05 07:57 AM

I think it's a very nice handling. However, the new bill appears much earlier than many will realize. That is, the new bill appears as a very visual color change of the small packet, rather than during the traditional rotation of the (smaller) packet. That moment is wonderful!

Well done!
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Postby Guest » 01/14/05 09:54 AM

thanks to all of you
I sent some explanations( but in french...) to some of you, be free to ask me.
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Postby Matthew Field » 01/14/05 10:10 AM

The switch looks great! There's a nice tip-less switch in Jon Lovick's lecture notes, and an exploration of several versions in Jon's as yet unpub;lished "Switch" devoted to the bill switch. (I had a hand editing it.)

I've got to say that the design of the euro makes the switch even more visual -- that big 20!

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Postby Tom Dobrowolski » 01/14/05 10:23 AM

Jay Marshall has a great tipless bill switch also. It was published in Apocalypse I believe. I don't have the reference of which issue it is in but I've seen him do it a number of times and it looks great.
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/14/05 11:30 AM

Jay does the Koslowski switch without the tip. It is in the original book but most ignored it.
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Postby Guest » 01/14/05 07:35 PM

Jay's tipless bill switch is a lesson in all magic. It's simple, straightforward, and magical! I have him demonstrating and explaining it on the Greater Magic Video Library "Our Best #3" (Volume 36). --Asrah
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Postby Glenn Farrington » 01/15/05 12:28 AM

Very cooool. Nice job!
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Postby Guest » 01/17/05 10:08 PM

Hi Folks
I wanted to thanks all the persons who found interest in my bill switch
I would also tell you that now you can find an english version for the explanations translated by Doug. For all the info you can check out this web site : http://arthur.tivoli.free.fr .
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 01/18/05 03:38 AM

Thank you Arthur, your switch puts the hidden bill in position to slide behind a small envelope, as what they think is the folded bill goes in. ;)
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Postby dvertucci » 01/18/05 03:56 AM

Check out David Regal's bill switch in his video More Tricks volume 2. The effect is called Origami Bill.Very visual and you don't fold the bill into 16ths.
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Postby Matthew Field » 01/18/05 05:21 AM

Thank you, Arthur, for your generous contribution.

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Postby Guest » 01/18/05 05:46 AM

Dear Daniel
I fold it only in 8ths, but you are right most of the time the bill is fold in 16ths
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Postby Guest » 01/19/05 07:06 PM

Did anyone ever see Irv Wiener do a bill switch? Way cool.
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Postby Bob Taxin » 01/22/05 04:21 PM

Another thank you for your generous gift.

Another fine tipless bill switch is in Jarle Leirpol's "Pocket Power".

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Postby Don » 01/22/05 05:28 PM

now that i know how its done i like it even more. thank you Tivoli.
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Postby Conus » 01/23/05 06:06 AM

Arthur's switch is great -- it is my favorite new toy!

I have been playing with this ever since he sent me the instructions to translate.

I now favor this over Chosse's switch (which is also great!).

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Postby Pete Biro » 01/23/05 06:33 AM

Not to take away from Tivoli's beautiful switch, as far as those I have seen in real world performing no one... N-O--B-O-D-EEEE... has come close to Johnny Paul's handling.
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Postby Guest » 01/23/05 08:24 AM

Bauer published a SUPREB tipless switch with some OUTSTANDING presenations.. check it out:

http://www.thinklikeaconjurer.com/all24 ... lcover.htm

PS: GREAT switch Arthur!

PSS: Does anyone know if/when "SWITCH!" is going to be puslished?!?
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Postby Terry Screen » 01/23/05 08:53 AM

Excellent Arthur ! Magnifique !
As Harold said, that change is so so visual.
Well ok . . I added an extra 'so', but 'so' what?

Loved it. :)

Thanks . . .

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Postby Conus » 01/23/05 02:48 PM

Hi D. Conn -

Yes! Ron Bauer selected Chosse's switch for "Bar Bill Stunt." A great switch and super tips on presentation and handling in that booklet!

I was enamored with that switch, but I really like Tivoli's switch better. Have been experimenting with it incessently. (Will continue to use Chosse's method, tho.)

Tivoli's switch has been published. You can get the free PDF and video clips directly from Arthur at the following URL ...
http://arthur.tivoli.free.fr/
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Postby Guest » 01/23/05 03:07 PM

Dear Peter
You are completly right concerning Johnny Paul, I came up with mine after seeing Johnny's work and I love him. I consider him as my mentor.
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Postby Chris Aguilar » 01/23/05 03:49 PM

Another thanks for sharing this. Very nice work that looks great.

I'll concur that the Regal "tipless switch" mentioned here is also very good.
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Postby Guest » 01/23/05 04:52 PM

Wow, that was very nice. visual and inovative method to achieve the visual change.
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Postby Robert Sixx » 01/23/05 05:41 PM

Looks great! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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Postby Ryan Swigert » 01/25/05 10:33 AM

Thank you Arthur! Your technique is what I've spent the past few years searching for!

Thank you again,
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Postby Guest » 01/26/05 02:39 AM

It's my pleasure guys...Happy you enjoyed it.
In few days I will come up with other ideas.
Hope also that you will enjoy them.
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Postby Guest » 01/26/05 04:32 AM

Loving the Love video on your site amigo!
Love the switch too...
Joel.
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Postby dvertucci » 02/17/05 07:01 PM

That is a great switch Arthur have been practicing and it looks like magic thankyou
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Postby George Olson » 02/17/05 07:19 PM

Merci!

It looks just great, I made "Change" at the bar using your method.

Thanks,

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Postby Dan LeFay » 02/18/05 03:29 AM

A beautiful visual switch and soooo generous of you to share it like this.

Thank you Arturo!
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Postby Guest » 02/27/05 09:09 AM

My pleasure guys
If you want you can check those videos out :
http://www.lsp-fr.com/videos/arthur/tr-arthur.wmv
this one is my version of the T&R paper from martin Lewis.
And this one is a chop cup routine, but mot the version I do now http://www.lsp-fr.com/videos/arthur/chopcup-arthur.wmv
Hope you enjoy it
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Postby Guest » 02/27/05 09:36 AM

Tivoli,

Thanks for sharing your beautiful bill switch in both video and PDF file. You generosity is appreciated.

My wife teaches French and Spanish here in the USA, and so we have visited Paris 6 times, for anywhere from 4 days to 9 days each time. It is my favorite European city, and we love it each time we come. Where is there magic to see when we come again?

Jon
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Postby John Lovick » 02/27/05 11:40 AM

Tivoli's bill switch is very visual and looks great.

Since Matt Field mentioned my book, and D.Conn asked about it, I thought I'd let you know that Andrew Pinard is doing the layout for "Switch" right now, and there is no reason the book can't be out by this summer (although in the world of publishing, you never know). It will be a very large book with over 50 bill switch routines and over a dozen methods/techniques, in addition to theory, history, interviews, ideas, etc.

Now that I'm done with my plug I would like to set the record straight on a few things. Mike Kozlowski did not invent the $100 bill switch (and he never claimed to--a guy named Vlado did), but Mike did invent the tipless bill switch that most of us are familiar with. Most tipless switches that get mentioned (mine, Jay Marshall's, Paul Chosse's, Jarle Leirpoll's, etc.) are just MINOR variations of Kozlowski's. A thorough history of all this is in the book.
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