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Topic: Coconut shells
Message: Posted by: jperdix (Jan 10, 2008 10:36AM)
Does anybody use coconut shells, and could they tell me how well it works as a routine? I like the idea of using coconut shells for a tropical theme.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jan 10, 2008 10:45AM)
Benson bowl
final load in cups and balls
find the lime (pea)
Message: Posted by: MadUncleAndy (Jan 10, 2008 12:03PM)
A tropical dove pan? Use them to produce an unladen swallow.


...and you can have your squire clop them together while riding through Mercia toward Camelot!
Message: Posted by: rannie (Jan 10, 2008 02:24PM)
I'm from Manila Philippines and coconuts are bountiful. I do have a chop cup routine using a coconut shell. In the end I produce my final loads and produce coconut juice as my kicker ending. I use a bamboo stick as a wand.

Rannie

PS. you can also do a shell game using 3 half coconut shells and a sponge ball.
Message: Posted by: phill w (Jan 11, 2008 10:55AM)
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On 2008-01-10 15:24, rannie wrote:
I'm from Manila Philippines and coconuts are bountiful. I do have a chop cup routine using a coconut shell. In the end I produce my final loads and produce coconut juice as my kicker ending. I use a bamboo stick as a wand.

Rannie

PS. you can also do a shell game using 3 half coconut shells and a sponge ball.
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I like the bamboo wand idea
Message: Posted by: scottjenkins (Jan 11, 2008 04:55PM)
I like the coconut juice ending. That's great! Do you have it in a clear glass, or do you go all the way and use a bamboo cup?
Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Jan 11, 2008 07:13PM)
Rannie,

If you get a chance, you should post a picture of the wand (or the whole set for that matter)

-Vinny
Message: Posted by: rannie (Jan 11, 2008 08:28PM)
I will. Post a picture as well as a video of the routine soon!

Rannie
Message: Posted by: jperdix (Jan 14, 2008 10:52AM)
Thank you for the information. I hope to be able to incorporate it into an act one day.
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Jan 14, 2008 11:15AM)
I heard that Danny Hustle is working on a C&B routine using turtle shells.

Heard him say that he was going to use Simpsons figure heads for the balls and a minature zombie for the final load.

Can't wait to see it!!!
Message: Posted by: scottjenkins (Jan 14, 2008 11:46AM)
A zombie final load? That would be awesome and a nice segue into the next bit.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jan 14, 2008 11:48AM)
I played around with a coconut for the final load in a hat, but never used it in a performance.
Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Jan 14, 2008 01:15PM)
Pete,

Do you frequently do a hat final load in your performance?

-Vinny
Message: Posted by: FunTimeAl (Jan 14, 2008 02:48PM)
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On 2008-01-14 12:46, scottjenkins wrote:
A zombie final load? That would be awesome and a nice segue into the next bit.
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Ha! Not that kind of zombie (actually, I've been using a zombie ball as a hat load since June).

I meant a figurine of an undead person.
Message: Posted by: scottjenkins (Jan 14, 2008 03:26PM)
Oh well heck! That's cool too. "Zombify a Simpson" could be a fun routine. I had ordered some "shrunken heads" on line but they were way too big for my cups. I'd have to get some Gazzos to make that work. I put the quotes in because they were fake. Can't seem to find the real ones for the life of me, and making my own is waayyy too much trouble and the cops frown on it.
Does anyone remember the shrunken head kits from the seventies where you took an apple and hung it over a lamp and it turned into a pretty scary item? Does anyone remember the details on how you got it to look like a head?
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Jan 15, 2008 12:24AM)
Scott I remember making zombie heads out of apples, man that was ages ago...nope, can't really recall how it was done though other than the fact we used apples and dried 'em, sorry.

Remember Shrinky Dinks!?
Message: Posted by: Don Sautter (Jan 15, 2008 12:41PM)
I know my kids have made zombie heads by drying potatoes as well - pretty nasty looking things, but probably a good size for a load.
Message: Posted by: ursusminor (Jan 24, 2008 08:26AM)
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On 2008-01-10 11:36, jperdix wrote:
Does anybody use coconut shells, and could they tell me how well it works as a routine? I like the idea of using coconut shells for a tropical theme.
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There was a Danish gentleman some years ago who did the "Three Shell Game" with coconut shells.

If I'm not mistaken his name was Bjørn Heimann.

I've never seen him "live", myself, but I've been told he was a specialist on the "Three Shell Game".

I think he was on one of the videos from MacMillans Close Up Contest sometime in the 80's.

Bjørn
Message: Posted by: MinnesotaChef (Jan 24, 2008 02:24PM)
The original Shankar Jr. cups were coconut shells modified to work with his routine.

Maybe as final loads you could get a lime and a coconut and drink them both together?
Message: Posted by: RiedMichl (May 30, 2017 12:51PM)
I made some coconutshells for my 3shellgame Routine :-)
Message: Posted by: shellgame-al (May 30, 2017 07:36PM)
Here is a high-grade coconut shell set you might look at.
http://4photos.weebly.com/tiki-coconut-shells.html
Message: Posted by: Stperformer (May 31, 2017 05:58AM)
These look AMAZING!!!!!!!

My mind is going thru all sorts of ideas to use these.

I think with some imagination, these would be awesome.

Funny, the most viewed forum on the Café is the 'Latest & Greatest' where there is all sorts of stuff, mostly one trick wonders that you can try and fool your magic friends and then throw into closet. These Coconut Shells, I think could develop into a professional routine that would make you unique.

Accolades to Al for making some unique and quality products. I will be giving these some serious thought. :-)
Message: Posted by: ekins (May 31, 2017 08:05PM)
Here's a coconut shell set of cups.

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/cups-and-balls/cheppum-panthum-coconut-shell-cups-and-wand-set/

-Brian