Thumb Tip

Let’s get brain storming guys. I feel that the Thumb Tip is poorly used, if ever used. I think it’s the most versatile item for a magician. Let’s hear some crazy ideas with them.

Here is some off my head.

1.) Grab some snow and pack it into your hand, and when you open your hand, its a mini-snowman.

2.) At the bar, you grab a napkin. Put it into your hand and squeeze, you open to find out it is a origami object.

If you guys want to get your mind open to all the amazing things you can do with the Thumb Tip, check out a DVD called “Examining the thumb tip”. It will blow your mind.


Posted: January 31st, 2011
Comments: 9 Comments.
Comment from twistedogic - February 4, 2011

vanish sponge ball


Comment from Mano - February 6, 2011

Hi Tony,

Thanks,but no thanks. no TP for me my friend.

Have fun brain storming.:)

Happy new year to you, i hope all is well with you.

Mano Tejeda


Comment from Gustavo - February 8, 2011

Have you ever heard the joke of an old magician visiting the strip club?

Old magician visits the strip club. Hot young brunet sits on his lap and says “Oh my, is that Viagra?!” The old magician says no it’s “Vernet!” hhhaahhaaa…

Anyhow, the use of a thumbtip is f*cking amazing if you go outside the usual hiding the red silk in your palm. Kenton K. has some great usage on this…


Comment from Eric S - March 1, 2011

I saw a Japanese magician do the origami idea actually.

An idea that I had:
Table-show you can do while performing at a restaurant etc… Put flower, chocolate chips, etc.. into your hand, squeeze, and produce a miniature chocolate chip cookie!


Comment from Nash - March 8, 2011

T.T. is bomb, I got tired of caring one around but might pick it back up.

I remember I turned water into a cube of ice back in my restaurant days.

The best t.t. trick ever is def. vanishing lit cig into spectator’s shirt .. too bad WA state doesn’t allow smoking in any sort of venues no more.


Comment from Henry - March 22, 2011

I use it for a bill in fortune cookie routine. Emran gave me the idea, but I used it as a really quick bill swap.


Comment from Henry - March 22, 2011

Or how about that Sankey (i think) routine where you restore a sugar packet.. That trick is…. sweet? (whomp whomp)


Comment from gm - March 28, 2011

Also, check out the Gaetan Bloom Thumbtip DVD that was just re-released, there are some really off beat uses for a TT on there.


Comment from Rene Chevalier - July 4, 2011

Examining the thumb tip is worth watching as a lot of other things by alexander decova …