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Topic: Cups and Balls update
Message: Posted by: kentfgunn (Jul 16, 2009 04:31PM)
To all who were kind enough to acquire my little routine, I have a performance DVD with two solid run-throughs of the routine with two seperate presentations. It also has a performance only of my two-in-the-hand, one in the pocket routine.

For those who've already bought it, send me an email. I'd like you to have the DVD for the cost of the disk and shipping . . . say 10 bucks. If you don't need it, nevermind. I do think having a solid, two-camera with higer resolution footage will help replicate the routine.

I've sent copies to Bill Palmer, Pete Biro and Lawrence-O. Hopefully they can report if the DVD is of any value.

http://www.funshopmagic.com
Message: Posted by: milesg (Jul 17, 2009 02:27AM)
Kent was nice enough to let me preview this DVD before he released it. For the enthusiasts of his routine, and especially those who are practicing to perform it themselves, I'd have to say that the $10 is well worth it.

While the disk itself contains no further instructions about the routine, the extra performances make for great study material on the subtleties of his presentation. Note that the two performances of the Fun Shop Cs&Bs on this disk are NOT the same as the two which we have seen on Youtube already. Across the four total performances you can see which times Kent has executed certain moves perfectly, and even when the timing may be a little off (I'm talkin' milliseconds here, Kent's performances are all really flippin' good). To see each detail in full DVD quality and compare the best components of each performance has been a great tool in helping me recognize the areas where I need to practice (all of them).

The bonus routine mentioned above is also quite nice. Simple, and much easier to understand once you know the secret of the Fun Shop routine. I suspect that anyone wanting to practice the use of 'the secret thingy' used in Kent's routine would benefit from working up a similar balls-only routine first.

That's my last 2.5 cents for the night. Zzzzzz....

-Miles
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jul 17, 2009 11:19PM)
Mine arrived this afternoon and will look at it tonight or tomorrow... :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 18, 2009 03:30AM)
Mine hasn't arrived yet, but as soon as it does, I'll drop everything and watch it.

I hope I have my shoes on and I'm not holding anything heavy!!!!

Seriously, if it's as good as his lecture notes, he has nothing to worry about.