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Postby Guest » 03/08/02 08:15 PM

can anyone suggest a method for switching a balled up piece of paper? I know it can be done with a simple sleight, but for what I have in mind, I'd rahter not even touch the paper. So if it were dropped into a bag or box, the more natural looking the prop, the better, for me. Ideas? Thanks!

Postby Guest » 03/08/02 09:18 PM

A brief look through my Tarbells yielded several ideas, including a simple box switch. I think I would use a mirror glass - you never tough the paper and (presumably) it never goes out of the sight of the audience. Just sneak a finger over the half-opening to keep the spectator's slip from falling out as you tip out the fake! --Asrah :D

Postby Guest » 03/09/02 12:16 AM

Wow Asrah...A mirror glass is a GREAT idea. Certainly the best one on the board so far! Thank you. Why didn't I think of that?

Postby Guest » 03/11/02 08:52 AM

If you want to avoid the gimmick-look of the glass...use a home-made double-sided paper bag. After the switch you can ball up the 'evidence' and throw it away.
This is what I use for switches on stage. I tend to avoid anything that looks like a prop. (It's cheaper, too!)

Ben S :)

Postby Guest » 03/15/02 10:11 PM

thank you very much, Ben!

Postby Pete Biro » 03/16/02 12:07 AM

How about a wastebasket gaffed?
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