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simon hughes
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I have a question about oddball marc oberon.
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The white balls that come with this don't look too great imho
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Methinks Juan's English is better than he pretends. Too many of these double entendre.



...And you'd be spot on, Xiqual. I know for a fact that 'Juan' has a UK ISP - it's all wearing a bit thin now, how long can he keep this nonsense up?

Please 'Juan', leave the faux-Spanish to the real pro's like Mr. Durham... there’s a good chap.


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[quote]On 2007-03-20 15:57, GhostSurfer wrote:
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I know for a fact that 'Juan' has a UK ISP


You are stalking me. I am going back to Spain. I will be in hiding from now on. You have scared me off.
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[quote]On 2007-03-20 16:58, juan king wrote:
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On 2007-03-20 15:57, GhostSurfer wrote:
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I know for a fact that 'Juan' has a UK ISP


You are stalking me. I am going back to Spain. I will be in hiding from now on. You have scared me off.


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Daren

Please stop commenting on the balls, the emails you have sent me show that you havent thought about this and are adament you whant balls from when Mark Oberon first starting selling Odd Balls only becouse you heard they look different.

No spectator holds more than one ball so no spectator will know the balls are different in the making or coating.

So far the past three weeks I have performed oddballs at least 5 times a day, so that's about 105 performaces minimum. Not even one spectator has commented on the balls. Take into consideration also that many pf these spectators are magicians as well.

We need to get out of the box and think from the spectators vision understanding and not from the performers Magical Knowledge and beliefs.
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I think the bag is actually more of a problem than the balls.
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I painted my balls with white gloss paint.

Did I just say that!!!
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Just got this...my first thought is "put it up for sale". Perhaps it is the bag that's the issue, I dunno. Personally, I have a hard time being able to "sense" the method used if ya know what I mean (wink wink to those in the know). Whoever said you couldn't possibly make a mistake with this one must have real psychic abilities.

Anybody want to buy mine? Cheap?
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Another version of (Odd Balls)is in Wayne Dobson"s book (WD40).
Wayne's method is quite different from Marc, and the routine has a different ending.
Marc set up can be converted to Wayne's routine.
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On 2007-03-21 19:20, Best of British wrote:
I painted my balls with white gloss paint.

Did I just say that!!!


Ok, now that was good.
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Hmmm

Saw this demoed by Marc and wasn't very impressed Even after the explanation. I personally much prefer Chaules Gauci bodylanguage. With bobylanguage, the balls can be examined by the spectators without arousing suspicioun. To be honest this is just another version on this effect and not particularly good one. I also have 'equinox' and although clever has failed on me in performance so I now use
only body language and using a G2 Ring I never fail with it.
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I got this today and was not impressed. The props look cheap and tacky, the bag is way to small to put an average size mans hand in, the material hinders the method, its not foolproof, you could mess up. The balls to me give away the method, the "sensing" for me was difficult as I could not get it every time. Its going £10!
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I wish they can make the balls more better quality .
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I have just purchased oddballs and will try it out on family first, then others. I am currently in the 'each spec only has one ball so they can't join it all together' camp. Surely this is all about presentation as you take the heat off the balls by hamming up the 'I can see when your lying' routine. Also keeping the black ball person till last by mixing up the order of spectator selection will be my approach. I saw Derren Brown do this in his 'something wicked' show last year and I certainly did not twig that it was the secret is in the balls. I am sure going on about eyes blinking, etc, is the way to go with this one.

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I find Odd Ball to be a very clever and practical method of performing the KUROTSUKE effect (of which I have five different methods, each with its advantages and disadvantages). For those who find it difficult to discern when the "odd" ball has been removed, I have found that by not losing my concentration on what I/we know to be the method, that it works every time. If I allowed myself to be distracted during removal of the balls, I quite possibly would not succeed.
I, too, have "painted my balls", which, IMHO, greatly enhances the appearance and does not affect the working. An easy way to paint the "white" balls is to spray- paint them with white enamel. You can purchase cans of spray paint in any auto supply or hardware store. Use four pins or needles and insert them about 1/16" to 1/8" (1 to 2 mm), into each of the "white" balls. It is a good idea to wear a rubber glove, or any old glove, on hand holding the end of the pin in order to avoid painting your magical hand). I sprayed them one after the other and immediately pinched the exposed end of the pin in four separate clamps (or vices - I used two of each) which I had on my workbench, until they dried. If you do not have clamps or vices, you could extend the balls out over the edge of a table, placing a heavy book along the edge of the table to hold the ends from falling off the table. Or, you could hang each pin from a piece of string until it dried.
Odd Ball is good; enjoy.
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On 2007-03-12 13:52, Christopher Williams wrote:
There is no climax. p.

Check out Wayne Dobson's (Detecta Balls)it the same effect.Different method with a climax.
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Is this something that could be performed at family gathering or bbq or the like,i.e.where the specs all know each other? or would that lead to them discussing and giving it away? thanks--sounds like a good effect for the hobbyist/family magi but not if specs need to be strangers
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I love KUROTSUKE by Max Maven , but I din 't like the idea of having a variable climax where the efect can END , just by locating the black ball ( only) . Those who know the method know what I mean .

How does odd ball differ?KuROTSUKE in my opinion will work everytime ( allthough it will have a different ending sometimes) and I really like the method to it as it can be adapted to any small objects lying around.

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Thanks--where does one find Kurotsuke?
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