Ala John Riggs
This is the clip seen above in the Your Choice effect. How is it different from Ostin's original clip? First for those that know the original, a lot of effort was needed to get a rubber band into position. In doing so the band was sometimes weakened.
Mr. Riggs came up with a method of adding hooks on the inside that made adding or changing the band a matter of seconds not minutes. And the band is not hurt in anyway in loading it to the clip. Now what does it do? Well it holds, as can be seen in the picture at the right, a prediction or other billet which is a blank or dummy.
After retrieving a real billet from, say an index and palming it, you come to the place you have the clip hanging. As your hand grips the clip to open it, the blank is pulled up into the inside of the clip.
At the same time you show or drop the real palmed billet. With the cover of the 'taking' hand which has the palmed billet, the action is covered and seems to be what the audience thought they saw, but it isn't. It's clean switch.
The New Style Ostin Clip