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Topic: 2 piece wand patter
Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 16, 2010 11:52AM)
Hi All,
Do you know of any patter that likens a two-piece wand to a pool cue?
"Cueing up my magic," so to speak, with the requisite pool cue hand motion?
Or perhaps mimicking the ritual of "chalking up the cue"?
With thanks,
Message: Posted by: RevJohn (Aug 16, 2010 02:00PM)
Paul Harris might have some ideas from the Screwed Deck. I remember seeing it demonstrated on one of the Stars of Magic videos years ago.

Are you using smaller pool balls for the cups and balls?

RevJohn
Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 16, 2010 02:19PM)
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On 2010-08-16 15:00, RevJohn wrote:
Paul Harris might have some ideas from the Screwed Deck. I remember seeing it demonstrated on one of the Stars of Magic videos years ago.

Are you using smaller pool balls for the cups and balls?

RevJohn
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Yes, exactly!
My use of Pool balls, small and regular (for final loads) prompted the question.
Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Aug 16, 2010 02:33PM)
Perhaps we could pool our ideas.
There will have to be an orderly queue though, we don't want to end up in each others pockets.
First we can table our ideas so that we don't get stuck behind the 8 ball.

So, lets rack up our thoughts.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 16, 2010 02:51PM)
GREAT RESPONSE
Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 16, 2010 02:53PM)
[quote]
On 2010-08-16 15:33, Tom Fenton wrote:
Perhaps we could pool our ideas.
There will have to be an orderly queue though, we don't want to end up in each others pockets.
First we can table our ideas so that we don't get stuck behind the 8 ball.

So, lets rack up our thoughts.
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Exceptional and genuinely funny word-play!
Thank you!
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 16, 2010 03:51PM)
What Tom Fenton said. ;)

Really good response, Tom.

I like two-piece wands. I'm not really enamoured of the "Pool Table Pocket Chop Cup" that one fellow has manufactured. I won't go into the reasons for it, but the cup just doesn't look like the pocket of a pool table, for starters.

However, that doesn't mean that you couldn't use some other chop cup, a leather one, for example, in place of the one that comes with the set.

Ambitious card has some good ones.

You can get small rubber pool balls from various on-line sources. They could be modified if need be. Or not.
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Aug 16, 2010 04:03PM)
Yeah, he's good with words that Mr Fenton... Thing is I can hear Tom delivering that in my head with that cool Scottish lilt too!

I use those balls for final loads for my Risers Bill, they are quite good!

[img]http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv158/cupsandballsmagic/f688cb69.jpg[/img]

Bri
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 16, 2010 04:07PM)
The ones I am referring to are about 1 inch in diameter.

I forgot to include the line I would use, though. I bring out the cue in a leather case. As I put the wand together, I would say, "Did you ever shoot pool with someone who brought their cue in a case like this? (pause) Did you win? I didn't think so. People who carry their cues in cases like this are either hustlers, professional pool players or marks."
Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 17, 2010 06:14AM)
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On 2010-08-16 17:07, Bill Palmer wrote:
The ones I am referring to are about 1 inch in diameter.

I forgot to include the line I would use, though. I bring out the cue in a leather case. As I put the wand together, I would say, "Did you ever shoot pool with someone who brought their cue in a case like this? (pause) Did you win? I didn't think so. People who carry their cues in cases like this are either hustlers, professional pool players or marks."
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Bill,

FANTASTIC line! How would you verbally segue into the Cups routine?

with thanks,
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 17, 2010 11:02AM)
I would probably use a line like Vernon's "This is the oldest swindle in the world." The use of the words "hustler" and "mark" have set the stage for this.

Or you could say something like -- "If you don't want the inconvenience of having to depend on someone else's equipment, you can bring a portable pool table."
Message: Posted by: panlives (Aug 17, 2010 01:46PM)
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On 2010-08-17 12:02, Bill Palmer wrote:
I would probably use a line like Vernon's "This is the oldest swindle in the world." The use of the words "hustler" and "mark" have set the stage for this.
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Spot-on.
Love it!