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Topic: Multiplying Billiard Balls + Cups and Balls?
Message: Posted by: sdmagic (Nov 27, 2005 12:07PM)
Has anyone ever seen or performed a routine that combines multiplying billiard ball gimmick(s) with a cups and balls routine? It would not be angle proof, and would require a few feet of distance from spectators, but it seems like you could do an amazing routine, once the details were worked out. One possible effect: Hold a ball to the side of a cup, and appear to extract the ball through the sidewall of the cup using the sh***. You could also attempt to push a ball through the top of a cup, and have it appear that it only made it 1/2 way (using the sh***) through the cup.
I'm guessing you would need 1 or 2 sh***s and maybe 1" diameter balls (sponge balls?). The gimmicks would have to fit well since audience is only a few feet away.

Anyone ever tried this? Is it even possible to pull this off?
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Nov 27, 2005 12:33PM)
It sounds possible. If you have all the necessary props, try it and let us know!
Message: Posted by: MattWayne (Nov 27, 2005 01:12PM)
My routine uses Fakini balls. I don't do a shell routine with the cup and ball routine, but merely have a set of 2inch for final loads; and use the small half inch ones as the regular balls. Works out nicely with the Johnson Cups and all.

best regards,
Matt Tomasko
Message: Posted by: davidmagic (Nov 27, 2005 03:58PM)
Check out the Finn Jon chop cup routine in Minch's book, Spectacle.
Message: Posted by: sdmagic (Nov 27, 2005 06:49PM)
Thanks Dave, Matt and David... Good suggestions. Much appreciated. I'll get busy creating a routine!

Message: Posted by: FCpreacher (Jan 6, 2006 06:14PM)
Also, Morrissey Magic manufactures crocheted multiplying balls that are just a hair under 1 3/4". They have an excellent matching shell and look nice. They will work for final loads also for a cups & balls routine.