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Topic: Gary Ouellet's Supershells
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Feb 10, 2014 06:10PM)
Many years ago the Camirand Academy of Magic published Gary Ouellet's Supershells routine. I remember learning it using real walnut shells and a foam pea.
Recently I dusted off the booklet and relearned it using La Maggiore shells and KD peas from 3shells.com. Apart from Supershells I have never really done a three shell game routine but even after all these years I still love it.

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Message: Posted by: jakeg (Feb 11, 2014 08:03AM)
Nice Mike. Thanks for sharing. The shells are a favorite of mine also. The shells, along with 3 CM and the endless chain make up one of my close up sets.
Message: Posted by: shellgame-al (Feb 11, 2014 11:56AM)
Looked good! The video was clear and good distance to see everything well. Yes,the shell game can really grow with you. Thanks for the show.
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Feb 15, 2014 08:14AM)
Thanks guys. I am really getting into the 3 shell game. :) I will be experimenting with different shells, peas and accessories. Hopefully I can have something for the park shows next summer.
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Feb 15, 2014 10:38PM)
Mike you did a great job with this.
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Feb 18, 2014 09:45AM)
Thanks Bluesman!

I just placed an order at 3shells.com so that I can play with different types of shells, peas and accessories. I never realized there was so much diversity in the 3 shell game.
Anyways I'm having fun with it. Much different from what I usually perform. I am more of a stand-up family/children's entertainer so It will be a challenge to find the right presentation style for me. You can see a glimpse of what I ususally do here http://www.facebook.com/magicandlaughter

Any suggestions are welcome.
Message: Posted by: shellgame-al (Feb 18, 2014 09:55PM)
Mike,

Your order is on its way to you. So let the game begin!

What I suggest for the ones that are looking to build a shell game routine with the Bottom Ridge shells; look at as many different shell routines as you can with a note pad.
Make notes on the style, patter or story, the effects, handling and the audience reaction. Take notes on the areas that bought interest to you.
Do this with an open mind to bring new ideas with the new tools you will be using.

With the new 21st century Bottom Ridge shells and accessories you will have many new advantages to do a shell game routine that has never been shown before.

Take advantage in using the tools you have to make an improved routine of your own.

When watching the routines you need to break down the mechanics on how it was done.

Most the routines out there are done with the classic type shells.
Looking at your video you know the mechanics of the classic shell game.

The BRS can do everything the classic shells can do and much more.

Your routine will be new to the public eye with much more amazement and your goal should be; too be looked on as an entertaining magician displaying good sleight of hand skills.

Good luck, I believe the best routine comes within us,

Al
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Feb 19, 2014 10:33AM)
Thanks Al. Very insightful. :)