Novo is Alan Rorrison's ungimmicked, incredibly visual and fully examinable in-the-hands bill switch. We're very excited to be able to offer you this from one of the UK's finest creators and are sure you'll be performing this in your set. Check out the video demo above, which has no cuts, no fancy edits and no messing about - shot in one take, live.
Imagine borrowing a £5 note from a spectator and showing both sides in your hands. You explain that you will run your hand down the bill in a moment and something magical will happen. You then proceed to hold the note in one hand and run your other hand down the note, at which time right before their eyes it visible changes to a £10 note in full view.
What's great about Novo is that the change isn't done while the note is folded in quarters like many other bill changes. The change happens to the fully visible, unfolded note and right before your spectators' eyes. Novo really is one of the most visual single note transformations available and requires no specially made gimmick! In fact, Novo only uses two ungimmicked bills. You then have the option of either giving your spectator the changed note, or returning the note to its original state and returning the £5 to the spectator - a method that Alan covers in the video.
Novo can also be performed with other denominations such as US dollars (US bills may required a little more practice to perfect the moves) and while there is a small amount of preparation required, no special craft supplies are required and you should be able to create the necessary prop with the contents of your wallet. Plastic bills will take a little more time to work correctly, however Alan took a day to work on one of the new plastic Scottish bills and it works just fine. Alan would like to make it clear that Novo truly does work with all currencies, however some will take a little less practice than others.
- Highly visual unfolded bill change
- Initial bill can be borrowed
- Changed bill can be fully examined, even given away
- Easy to set up and perform
- Resets in less than 5 seconds
- 180-degree viewing angle
The video download is approximately 22 minutes long and Alan covers everything you need to know to create and perform Novo.
Please note: While you do not need to fashion a specific gimmick, you will need to supply your own bill to change a borrowed one in to which will require a small amount of non-permanent prep work. You only ever use two ungimmicked bills during the routine and nothing else.