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Has anyone performed and/or reviewed this routine?

http://www.wildcolombini.com/cart/produc......e2a9eb17

"An unbelievable routine using tissue paper rolled into balls! The routine is basically Leo Leslie’s “Technicolor Cups and Balls” published many years ago by Supreme Magic Co. It is a very colorful routine, easy to do, easy to follow and with a logical finale. We added a finish that is both funny and baffling. You show three cups and three pieces of tissue paper, say one red, one yellow and one green. You roll the paper into small balls and these balls penetrate through the cups, first one, then two and then all three. Finally the balls disappear and reappear under the cups! One ball is placed under the stack of cups. The other two are vanished. The cups are lifted and only one ball is there…. but wait! This ball is unwrapped and the second ball appears, and inside this second ball there is the third one! Virtually no moves! Use any set of cups (even plastic ones) and ordinary tissue paper (a small amount is supplied so you can start to study the routine right away). In manuscript form with colored tissue paper."
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This is a routine by Rachel Colombini. It is pretty cool and has a very unique, "final load." The only issue is that you can't use conventional balls you, must use rolled up tissue paper, this limits traditional ball manipulation because tissue paper can be noisy when being held out and these ball lack weight ect...

Aldo has an effect on his video, "Lasting Impressions vol. 4" where he uses 3 different color balls. Aldo uses pom-poms, but you can use normal balls for this effect. Unfortunately this VHS tapes is out of print and has not been released on DVD. Here is a video of the effect:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bYXt-u3MAA
This effect is titled, "Mamma Mia Cups and Balls" not to be confused with Aldo's original cups and balls routine published by Ganson and found on the DVD, "MAMMA MIA MAGIC."
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Kevin, it seems to me that Aldo published this routine before he met with Rachel. If such is the case, it's a nice intent on your part but Rachel has obviously enough talent on her own and to need side credit.

The routine you are referring to can be performed with Pompoms and Aldo has very slightly improved on Leo Leslie's final moves. I've done a lot of work around Leo Leslie's routine as well to develop a tri-color routine with metallic balls of black led, chrome and red copper owing to both Conus, and Paul Gertner.

Kent Gunn has probably developed the best ever tri-color routine placing himself way ahead but very little work had been done in that direction which naturally denies the classic one ahead solution

I'm still working at developing tri color effects after discovering two which are really new ones, not just classic effects normally impossible with three color balls.

I also hope not to have to get to the pockets for the large loads but this is not the most difficult part.
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The routine is quite simple to do but in my opinion, a nice variation. No new moves but a fun ending. Does the spectator know what's coming? Possibly.
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Lawrence ,
Kevin is actually commenting on two different routines in his last post . Rachel indeed does have a routine that uses tissue paper.
Both routines use a tri color theme but are very different.
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I saw Rachel do this at their Farewell Tour Lecture at the Ann Arbor Michigan Magic Club. Very nice twist on a classic way to do cups & balls (the way I learned as a kid). All the info is in their lecture notes.

Would love to see a video of her doing this effect if anyone knows of one.
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On 2012-05-31 10:37, jnrussell wrote:
I saw Rachel do this at their Farewell Tour Lecture at the Ann Arbor Michigan Magic Club. Very nice twist on a classic way to do cups & balls (the way I learned as a kid). All the info is in their lecture notes.

Would love to see a video of her doing this effect if anyone knows of one.


It is available as a single-trick DVD (thoughtfully, with some tissue paper included) directly from Colombini's web site. The video has Rachel performing and explaining it. Nice effect with a clever magical ending that I use with my mini Jester cups.
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I just met Rachel and Aldo in Italy last week during a workshop. Rachel performed the cups routine (with the original Aldo's cups!)...in spite being really simple and almost self working, it's really effective!
I also bought the dvd but NOT tissues included!
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The effect is also in the Penguin Live Lecture where Rachael explains the gimmick and initial load but doesn’t go over the entire trick in detail. You have to rewatch the performance and figure out on your own. It looks pretty nice I think and will try it out.
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Here is Rachel Columbini's Tri-Color Cups and Balls if anyone really hasn't seen it yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4Fjm4aGnU
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On Aug 5, 2018, BeThePlunk wrote:
Here is Rachel Columbini's Tri-Color Cups and Balls if anyone really hasn't seen it yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4Fjm4aGnU


What do you think of the part where she throws the 3 'balls' behind her at 1:19. In another lecture, I saw her put them in back jean pocket.
I'm thinking of replacing that with burning them because as is your back pocket is left dirty.

Any thoughts?
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Didn't Milt Kort have a cup routine with three different colored balls? And John Luka as well?
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I don't see a problem with them being in the back pocket. I mean, do you really expect your audience to come up and frisk your pockets to see if you still have the tissue paper balls in there? Really? If so, perform for a different audience!

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Irv Weiner performed and sold a "Manu- secret" in 1952 called "The Original Patriotic Cups and Colored Balls Routine". Pretty much a straightforward use of three different colored balls but with lemons (or large balls) for final loads. It also could use any cup since it did not use the nesting feature of cups. It was a no-stack, no-nesting cups and balls routine. Colored tissue paper balls could be used according to Irv, It predates the Ken DeCourcy version, the Colombini versions and leo Leslie's version.

I can't access my Milt Kort book or notes and don't remember if Milt did a version or not (probably did knowing Mr. Kort) nor can I address Mr. Luka having a version.
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Sophocles -- I don't really like the routine as a whole, and your observation is one reason. I agree that burning the balls is a step in the right direction. Is there such a thing as colored flash paper? That would be a nice touch.
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@BeThePlunk - I did the routine last night for the first time at a kids birthday party. I used a change bag with zipper for both vanishes (vs behind the back/pocket & cloth/bag Rachel used). Not sure about the reaction as several kids were young and this was after 30-40 min of magic (past 9pm). Some really liked it but it's not a wow routine for sure. I don't have a cups & balls routine so I thought I'd try this out. I'm working on a chop cup (got the Ickle Pickle one). Will test it a bit more, work a bit with the presentation (not sure I like the silent/music routine Rachel does) and see the reactions.
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Seems like a quiet piece for a longer evening of adult parlor magic. But the real fun is finding the three colors wrapped together. There must be other ways to come to that end without copying RWC's exact routine.
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@BeThePlunk : any idea for a panter or just jester/point ? Some panter could make this better I’m guessing...
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Sorry. I don't understand the words in your question.
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"Colorful Cups & Balls" in The Wizards' Journal #29

and

"The Red, White & Blue Three Ball Trick" in The Wizards' Journal #34.

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