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Feb 14
2009

Thumb Tip Secrets

Posted by: rhmagic

Tagged in: Tutorial , Street Magic , Performance , Misc , CloseUp

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Armed with a thumb tip and the knowledge to use it, your opportunities for performing magic tricks are nearly limitless.

You can perform impromptu tricks such as:

  • The cigarette Vanish
  • The salt trick
  • Coin Vanishes
  • The disappearing silk
  • An Even Sweeter Seal (coin into sugar pack illusion) One of my own tricks I came up with for use of the thumb tip.
  • The bill switch
  • Smokin Another one of mine.

You can check out more thumb tip tricks at RHMAGIC.COM

And the list goes on and on. You can even incorporate the thumb tip into your normal routines to offer a surprise ending. For the people who have seen you perform that trick before.

The first thing you need to learn is how to fit the thumb tip. You need to find one that is the right size for you. You don't want the thumb tip to slip over the thumb knuckle and you don't want it to be so loose fitting that it falls off. It should be a nice snug fit.

Next you need to display the thumb tip without getting caught. When you display the tip you will want to point it directly at the spectators nose. This is an optical illusion and makes the tip seem to blend the tip in with your real thumb.

In order to use the thumb tip you need to learn the thumb palm. Having the thumb tip on, bring your thumb inward towards the palm of your hand. Once in this position bring your two middle fingers in and grip the thumb tip. Now pull your thumb out of the tip. That's it. you have just learned the thumb tip finger palm. This palm comes in handy when you you want to set it up for the trick. You can reach into your pocket, slip the tip on and put it into thumb palm ready and waiting for use.

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You can buy thumb tips here. Prices range from $2.00 - $50.00

Ok now you need to learn the How to slip the tip on without anyone noticing. This is not very hard. If you have the thumb tip in finger palm and then into a loose fist. You can push a small silk into the tip making it look as if you are just tucking a silk into your fist. Once the silk is all the way into the tip, simply slip your thumb into the tip and pull it out (on your thumb) acting normal. Casually show your hand empty (by pointing the fingers at the spectators nose) or just drop your hand to the side. Which is a natural move anyway. (you always want your hand moves to be as natural as possible). This technique is considered the tuck technique.

Another technique is called the push technique. This is performed in a one shot movement. Have the thumb tip in the fist in ready position . Show a coin (small coin) and grip it with your first finger and thumb. Push the coin into your fist. Once the coin is in the tip slip your real thumb into the tip and slip out the thumb tip. The spectators will think the coin is in your fist and will not suspect a thing. The move is so natural and easy to do. There is not a sweeter move for the thumb tip than the push.

These two techniques are the most commonly used and work well with just about and trick you want to incorporate the thumb tip in with.

Now I have just revealed to you 2 of the most popular thumb tip tricks that are out there. If you would like to know how to do some not so common tricks, tricks that even fool other magicians just go my web site RHMAGIC.COM and look at the free magic page and watch the videos. Those videos have an explanation link for you to click on. This link will take you to a page that explains just what to do to perform these tricks.

Check back for another part to this post. Where I will talk more about the thumb tip.

30 Tricks & Tips with a Magic Thumbtip DVD, Includes a Vanishing Kit with Thumb Tips and a Silk.

I got these in the mail yesterday and i opened it up and wow! the dvd explained tricks i had never thought of! the thumbtips are made of a stiff rubber i think. the dvd tells you how you can make a thumbtip bigger or smaller to fit better. it comes with 2 reality thumbtips wich are a bit tanner than in the picture but thats no big deal with the correct handling the thumbtip is invisible. if you listen to the dvd and practice i can tell that this can be the most powerfull prop youll use!
good luck i highly suggest this product

INCLUDES: Basic Handling Techniques, Basic Scarf Vanish, One Handed Scarf Production, Eddy Ray Scarf Color Change, Scarf Prod. From Dollar Bill Signed Bill To Pocket, Torn & Restored Tissue Effect, Salt Vanish, Broken & Restored Toothpick, Four Quarters In A Dollar, Eddy Ray Fortune Telling Message, Purse Frame Production, Floating Cup, Ultimate Bill Switch, Sugar To Sugar Cubes, Balancing A Playing Card, Coin Change, Money From Purseframe, Spongeball Production, American Flag Blendo, Tips For Ditching Thumbtips, and MORE.

I got these in the mail yesterday and i opened it up and wow! the dvd explained tricks i had never thought of! the thumbtips are made of a stiff rubber i think. the dvd tells you how you can make a thumbtip bigger or smaller to fit better. it comes with 2 reality thumbtips wich are a bit tanner than in the picture but thats no big deal with the correct handling the thumbtip is invisible. if you listen to the dvd and practice i can tell that this can be the most powerfull prop youll use!
good luck i highly suggest this product.

Check It Out Here!

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