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Topic: Looking for spongeball set
Message: Posted by: WV (Oct 30, 2008 06:48AM)
Hi.

I'm looking for a good quality, but cheap spongeball set that contains more than just 4 balls at a time (and different colours and sizes). Any suggestions?
Message: Posted by: M for Magic (Oct 30, 2008 07:15AM)
How about Steve Darci's Spongeball Toolkit from Magic by Gosh?
Message: Posted by: WV (Oct 30, 2008 07:53AM)
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On 2008-10-30 08:15, jconstans wrote:
How about Steve Darci's Spongeball Toolkit from Magic by Gosh?
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I got that, but I need spongeballs, rabbits, etc only. The Toolkit is very good though!

Let me ask this as well, how long can a set of 4 spongeballs last?
Message: Posted by: Christo (Oct 30, 2008 08:45AM)
Mr Dacri has a Green set that he has been using for 30 years!!

Chris
Message: Posted by: M for Magic (Oct 30, 2008 09:08AM)
If you have the Dacri set, then I just suggest that you pick up packages of various colors and shape on their own. Magic by Gosh has a very big and varied selection and the beauty of sponge products is the low price.
That is the best I can recommend I'm afraid.
Best of luck. And post here if you find anything interesting.
Regards,
Jeff
Message: Posted by: harp (Oct 30, 2008 09:32AM)
Check this out: http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=209

Includes purse frame that is normally $4+, I ordered 2 of these and they are great.

Regards,

Harp
Message: Posted by: Eddie Torres (Oct 30, 2008 09:32AM)
If you already have a standard set then you should be thinking of what it is you want to do with your routine before you just pick up a kit. Don't just pick something up to have it in case, unless you're collecting. Think of what would be nice to do and then pick up the appropriate items seperately, there aren't a lot of choices out there as far as a kit with multiple items aside things with coin purse frames and dvd's in them and maybe a TT.

Eddie
Message: Posted by: Hearttau (Oct 30, 2008 09:43AM)
Some shops sell sponge balls in bulk and in different colors, it's possible someone might make up a custom bag or box of balls for you. Frank Starsini, who is a member here, has a shop called The Ambitious Card.

http://www.theambitiouscard.com

I noticed that he has a large selection of sponge balls available in the tricks section of his site. You could PM him and tell him what youre looking for. You might need to by a bulk bag but you can never have too many sponge balls.

As far as how long they last. It depends on quality; I recommend Goshman, and how often you handle them. On average, Id guess six months but your mileage may vary. Also, if you have sweaty hands or drop them often they tend get dirty or stained. So again, it depends.

All the best,

Dave
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Oct 30, 2008 09:48AM)
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How about Steve Darci's Spongeball Toolkit from Magic by Gosh?
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Mr Darci has a Green set that he has been using for 30 years!!
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If you have the Darcie set, then I just suggest that you pick up packages of various colors and shape on their own.
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Dacri.

[b]Dacri.[/b]

[b]Dacri, Dacri, DACRI.[/b]

[b]Steve DACRI[/b]

Sheesh...

:angry:
Message: Posted by: Eddie Torres (Oct 30, 2008 09:50AM)
As far as how long they last color and how often they are used are huge factors. Reds last longer than say yellows which fade out really fast. I use spongeballs in a restaurant at least 30 times a week so a regular set of four will last me about two weeks ( I use green ) before the colors start to get icky looking.

Eddie
Message: Posted by: Christo (Oct 30, 2008 10:31AM)
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On 2008-10-30 10:48, Donal Chayce wrote:
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How about Steve Darci's Spongeball Toolkit from Magic by Gosh?
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Mr Darci has a Green set that he has been using for 30 years!!
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If you have the Darcie set, then I just suggest that you pick up packages of various colors and shape on their own.
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Dacri.

[b]Dacri.[/b]

[b]Dacri, Dacri, DACRI.[/b]

[b]Steve DACRI[/b]

Sheesh...

:angry:
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Sorry Donald....oops! I mean Donal :)

Chris
Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Oct 30, 2008 11:22AM)
Spongeballs are cheap enough to worry about how long they last.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 30, 2008 11:23AM)
In the "olde days" we would buy a foam pillow and a pair of scissors. :kermit:
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 30, 2008 11:37AM)
If you are a pro, and you use sponge balls regularly, you should do two things:

1) buy them in bulk -- bags of 50 balls
2) learn how to dye them yourself.

You can resurrect old sponge balls by washing them and dyeing them. One bottle of Rit or Diamond dye will do a whole lot of sponge balls.
Message: Posted by: M for Magic (Oct 30, 2008 11:51AM)
"Dacri.

Dacri.

Dacri, Dacri, DACRI.

Steve DACRI

Sheesh... "

Okay Donal I get it - you're a little tense, try decaf maybe.
Sheesh...
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 30, 2008 12:00PM)
You should have seen the post I made, then deleted.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Oct 30, 2008 01:19PM)
How about a ...
sponge nose
growing ball
4 ball set (or bag of 50) of 2"
set of 4 3" balls
changing ball to jumbo square
al goshman routine (comes with a purse frame)
2 tt
sanada
dean dill's "spotlight"
d'lite
purse + duplicate purse
Patrick Page DVD on spongeballs
.. and maybe some sponge do-dahs (banana, carrot, teeth)

that's a good list of stuff that will last you a good long while
and allow you to creatively make your own routines.
Message: Posted by: Bill Thompson (Oct 30, 2008 01:55PM)
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On 2008-10-30 14:19, Frank Starsini wrote:
.. and maybe some sponge do-dahs (banana, carrot, teeth)
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Ding dong?
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Oct 30, 2008 02:57PM)
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On 2008-10-30 13:00, Bill Palmer wrote:
You should have seen the post I made, then deleted.
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I must confess that when I wrote my post I felt as if I was channeling "The Swatter."
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 30, 2008 05:22PM)
You did a very fine job.

I dub you "The Assistant Swatter."
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Oct 30, 2008 05:30PM)
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On 2008-10-30 18:22, Bill Palmer wrote:
You did a very fine job.

I dub you "The Assistant Swatter."
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LOL...I'm not worthy!
Message: Posted by: Hearttau (Oct 30, 2008 08:17PM)
The first time I watched Steve Dacri's "Spongeball Toolbox", I couldn't take my eyes off his fingernails. Dracula would be envious of those puppies! I was concerned for the safety of his spectators - I kept thinking their palms would be impaled! It's still a good DVD though.

Dave
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Oct 31, 2008 12:04AM)
Arg...you're trying to kill me, right?
:hmmm:
Message: Posted by: Hearttau (Oct 31, 2008 09:39AM)
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On 2008-10-31 01:04, Donal Chayce wrote:
Arg...you're trying to kill me, right?
:hmmm:
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Now if I were trying to do that I'd invite you to join my Steve Darci Fan Club. ;)