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mstick85
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Can you guys give me some suggestions as to who has some great cups and balls routines and who the best teachers are? I bought the Royal Magic dvd as a beginning introduction, but would like to hear about what else is out there that is good. Any ideas/suggestions/opinions on which dvd/performers are worth getting, I would appreciate it. Thanks for all of your suggestions.

Mark
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Greetings and Salutations mstick,

Can of worms there ... you're going to find plenty of definitions of "great" so I'll define my terms. I give this advise from someone who performs at renfests and is looking to take the routine to the streets.

Michael Ammar's two-video set is a great learning/review tool; Gazzo's videos are must-haves; Cellini's lecture notes and Art of II show his routine; Stephens Learning Series shows a half-dozen odd different performances; Johnny Thompson's Commercial Magic has a good routine; for some quick and easy work there's Hampton Road's 25 Tricks.

I don't have the titles off the top of my head, even throught they're at the tip of my tongue but a quick web search should turn them up. I'm sure you'll get more, broader advise as the day goes along.

Good luck.

Joe in KC

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Check out Table Hopping Cups and Balls great routine and easy to learn!
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There are three very good items you need to get. The Michael Ammar Complete Cups and Balls book. As well as the two dvd's that go along with it.

It doesn't really matter who teaches you the cups and balls tho. What matters is what you put into the routine. There are hundreds of routines for this one effect alone out there. Study all you can about it. Study the older books as well.
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If you haven't got Michael Ammar's DVDs, I would suggest those first. If you can stretch your finances and get the Stevens Magic (Greater Magic Library) DVD, then get that too. You'll have several perspectives and lots of ideas.

Richard
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Ammar and Stevens as listed above and you can't go wrong.

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Thank you for the ideas. I guess I could have given just a little bit more information. I don't do this as a career or second job. I only do it for fun, at my kids' elementary school, at work at small parties, that sort of thing. I don't have time to practice nearly enough (4 children, sports, 4 children, after school activities, work, 4 children, you get the idea...), so I am looking for something that is a nice routine that the audience says, "wow", and their eyes light up, but is still manageable for a not-enough-time-for-practice-new-to-magic amateur beginner. Whew!.......
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Carl Andrew's Table Hopping Cups And Balls DVD would be a GREAT choice!
Terrific Routine!
All the best,

Michael
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Greetings and Salutations,

OK. That's a little different. Get the Hampton Ridge 25 tricks with the Cups and Balls. It has a good basic, no-brainer routine. When you want to expand some, get the Mark Wilson Complete Course in Magic book. For $25-odd (USD) you can't get more magic. I used to do that routine too. The HR25 will show you some basic moves, and the MWCCM will show you a little more, and it also has card, rope, ring, silk, and sponge magic, plus a few of illusions and more. It's a very good magic investment.

Good luck and have fun,

Joe in KC

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I am in your same situation (Children, work, etc). I can whole heartedly recommend the Mark Wilson routine from his Complete Course in Magic Book (I agree with Joe that you ned this book anyway). Smooth execution of this routine will get you the reactions that you seek. You will be up and running with this routine in a couple of weeks.

You might later decide to add a wand, seek out the "Perfect" final loads, add some flourishes, some nonsensical jokes, audience participation, and more (I have done all of the above), but you can do it all with a working routine and that is the beauty of it.

You might then join the ranks of us who are forever tweaking our Cups & Balls routines. It is a real presentation piece and a crowd pleaser.

Best of luck,

Mike
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All of the above mentioned recommendations are excellent. I would also throw in there Aldo Colombino's cups and balls routine. He goes in depth in his tape/DVD about Ascani's philosophy of transfers and motion. It is also a very entertaining and nicely paced routine.

Best regards,

Michael
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Guys,

Thanks for the input. Where can I find that Carl Andrews dvd? I have looked everywhere without success. And what is the Colombini dvd called? Many thanks.

Mark
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The Colombini video with the cups and balls routine is called Classics of Magic.

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I use the Carl Andrews routine but with solid loads all the time in my close-up act at the restaurants I work.

It's a great routine, but theres quite a lot of slights to get down if your a novice which you need to keep doing to make it realy smooth,

Johnny Thompson's three cup routine in Commericial Classics volume 4 is a very traditional straight forward routine which may work better for you needs.

Hope this helps

Royston
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On 2005-04-14 12:08, mstick85 wrote:
Where can I find that Carl Andrews dvd? I have looked everywhere without success.


You can get it directly from A-1:
http://www.a1magicalmedia.com/

Richard
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Michael Ammar doing his cups and balls live was an awesome experience. I reccommecnd getting his dvds on cups and balls.
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Richard- A1magicalmedia gave me this message when I clicked on the link in your message. I still haven't found any place it is available. Every site says that is no longer available. Anyone have a used one they would like to sell?

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I simply cannot find that Carl Andrews Table Hopping dvd anywhere! If anyone knows where there is a copy just laying around somewhere collecting dust, let me know. Thanks!
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mstick85
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By the way, has anyone used the Scott Guinn booklet on Table Hopping Cups and Balls? I'm looking at that as an alternative.

Thanks,
Mark
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Mstick85
hope this helps http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=462

good luck

Royston
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