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On 2012-03-18 11:36, SKILL wrote:
EZ Magic Ball And Tube all the way and my good friend Doc Hilfort has a really strong routine

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Magic Ian's classic booklet is a terrific little tome for anyone using the Ball & Tube.
it was the first and only, I might add, booklet on the subject for years.
I was happy to own mine ages ago.
It truly got me thinking about the prop when I was performing my routine back in the 1980s.
His thinking is years ahead of it's time.
There are clever ideas that may be utilized by a clever performer.

However, the effects of our two routines and understanding of the prop are completely different.
And artwork was the public domain instructions from various sets.
I believe Ian's book was indeed the source of some of those illustrations for me back then.

Again, if you don't have magic Ian's booklet on the Ball & Tube, you should!
And Ian, if you'll post your mailing address I'd love to send you a copy of the DVD, The Vault
with my thanks for getting us all to remember the classic effects in magic.

Thanks,
Docc Hilford


I thank Docc for his kind words and his explanation of his inclusion of the illustrations. I did obtain permission from any existing companies who had claim to those. One of which came automatically, as Ed Mishell did my cover artwork and internal ad for Tannens clip art.
For the record I did copyright the entire booklet when I wrote it, including a fabrication of some facts in the preface. Walter Gibson had a few fibs as well.
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Doc Hilfort from Florida has a really nice handling of this effect I don't remember the name right now ..
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We lost Magic Ian (Magicians - above here on The Magic Café) July 4th. Ian is my idle when it comes to Ball and Tube.
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On 2013-11-10 17:57, Bob Sanders wrote:
We lost Magic Ian (Magicians - above here on The Magic Café) July 4th. Ian is my idle when it comes to Ball and Tube.



I second that. He may not have been as frequently published as other well-known magicians, but he was a prolific creator. In fact, many of his creations have become standards that are performed by many performers unaware they are using his creations/ideas!
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Is his family, or anyone else still selling his ball and tube material? And dies anyone know hiw to go about ordering it?
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While supply lasts.

Book
http://www.tricksupply.com/product-p/steelballbook.htm

Steel Ball and Tube, this is the one Ian sold and recommended.
http://www.tricksupply.com/product-p/10.014.htm
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Hello to all! I've been enjoying this thread and the late Magic Ian's posts here. For those interested, here is a link to photos of the Ball & Tube Wands that were made just before his passing.

http://moonlightmagic.us/#/ball-tube-wands/4578008615

I am honored and grateful to say that we are continuing the production of these wands with the permission and blessings of Ian's family.

Michael
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That is wonderful!
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These are beautiful..
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Great idea..Wonder when available...
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Thanks indeed Mr. Bowers & Bob! I've been working on these on the weekends aside from my RNT duties, so, takes a bit of a wait, but, just contact me if interested. I thought also it was a truly inspired idea from Ian, and just seemed like the perfect match of two classic items. Since the wand also converts to a "pocket-size" version, it's great for table-hopping/walk-around...the Ball & Tube being pretty much a close-up effect anyway.

Michael
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