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warren
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On Sep 20, 2018, SugarRayRick wrote:
I started with the shells at the start of this year.

I purchased the Street Shells from penguin magic (school of scoundrels).

I think these are considered the mid-range price wise set of shells. I've been very happy with them.

Done a lot of practice with them, and have built up a routine, based off Terry Wards routine. If you Youtube him, Terry Ward (Jack Diamond) there are a number of videos of him performing at Disneyland.

His shell routine is fantastic. Its more how he engages his audience which is great to learn off.

I've performed it about 5 times now in public. Going down a treat. OVer the next few months, I'd expect to do this a LOT more, and really refine the routine.


Thanks for your input. I have Terry's penguin lecture and he does his shell routine on there unfortunately whilst Terry is OK as a performer he isn't a very good teacher and seems to just skim over stuff and leave things out when explaining his effects which is very frustrating.

I have looked at the street shells but they have mixed reviews at penguin magic with some saying that they had to sand the bottoms down etc as I thought they would be a good place to start.

Another term I've since heard of is the channin dip which is supposed to aid in the operation of things....there seems to be quite a bit of information to take in before I make my decision.
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Terry Ward and Giovanni Livera have a 3 DVD set entitled the "Art of Play". In this series Terry has a great teaching segment on his 3 shell game routine.

Small "burrs" are not unusual to find on the bottoms of resin shells. When I purchase a set of shells I will move them across my close-up pad. If I discover a snag, I take a fine grit sandpaper and LIGHTLY run the shell over the sandpaper until the snags disappear. Just one or two light strokes usually takes care of the issue.
warren
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On Sep 20, 2018, LeoH wrote:
Terry Ward and Giovanni Livera have a 3 DVD set entitled the "Art of Play". In this series Terry has a great teaching segment on his 3 shell game routine.

Small "burrs" are not unusual to find on the bottoms of resin shells. When I purchase a set of shells I will move them across my close-up pad. If I discover a snag, I take a fine grit sandpaper and LIGHTLY run the shell over the sandpaper until the snags disappear. Just one or two light strokes usually takes care of the issue.


I have nothing against Terry and he's obviously a respected performer but having seen terry's penguin lecture I couldn't bring myself to spend money on another product with his name on it as I mentioned earlier he doesn't teach clearly and leaves out segments which is really frustrating.
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I have the vintage shells from 3shell Al and iam very happy with it.
SugarRayRick
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On Sep 20, 2018, LeoH wrote:
Terry Ward and Giovanni Livera have a 3 DVD set entitled the "Art of Play". In this series Terry has a great teaching segment on his 3 shell game routine.

Small "burrs" are not unusual to find on the bottoms of resin shells. When I purchase a set of shells I will move them across my close-up pad. If I discover a snag, I take a fine grit sandpaper and LIGHTLY run the shell over the sandpaper until the snags disappear. Just one or two light strokes usually takes care of the issue.


I have nothing against Terry and he's obviously a respected performer but having seen terry's penguin lecture I couldn't bring myself to spend money on another product with his name on it as I mentioned earlier he doesn't teach clearly and leaves out segments which is really frustrating.


Personally I learnt the routine from watching his different performances on Youtube - as you get to see all the different directions that the game can head in.
I paid for the Penguin lecture to give my dues - which I picked up a few subtle tips.

Here are some performances on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRQEr3QJcVo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7OAajlo89w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJ8BHkjdnQ

I tried to purchase his 'Art of Play' originally, but it was all sold out - so hence I just learnt from his Youtube performances, which took quite some time.

With the Street Shells, mine came without burrs. Has never snagged. I don't have a bad thing to say about them, however I have nothing to compare them against.
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