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Brian Proctor
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What sponge ball size do you all prefer the most? 1 inch? 1 & 1/2 inch? 2 inch... Or other? I'm just curious.
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1 & 1/2 is perfect for me, but I'm sure everyone has different preferences.
But I also think that if you are very skilled with sponge balls you should use bigger ones because the magic looks even more impossible. Smile
Frank G. a.k.a. Cardguy
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I used to work with 2 inch balls, but I now do some routines (stand up or strolling) with 2 1/2 inch balls, because it´s more visual and audience reaction is much higher.
(agree with you cardguy). Smile
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Dr. JK
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I could be wrong, but I think 1.5" balls are fairly standard. At least, that is the size I use. Smile I use a terrific routine called Technicolor Spongeballs by Michael Sibbernsen. Very fun and magical....I'll be interested to see what sizes everyone else uses.
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Geoff Williams
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In my restaurant work, I use 1.5" Goshman Super Soft spongeballs.

I feel that's the perfect size if you have to pack more than one into a small child's hand.
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Andy Charlton
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Hi there.

I use 1.5 inch. I find yellow sponge balls best. For some reason I find them to be more visual than red ones. Also I find the firmer ones to be easier to handle than Supersofts, but perhaps that's just me.

The version I use is based on Pat Page's. It's modular, ie.. can either stop, or jump to the climax at any point, and, everything starts and finishes in one pocket, NO RESET.


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For kids work 1,5" balls are the right ones - I agree with you.
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Mark Alan
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Hi... I have been using 1.5 super soft Goshman sponge balls, up until about 3 months ago now, I'm doing 3d rabbits everyone loves those cute little bunnies, it plays great with kids and adults. I have been using "balls" for over 20 yrs, It was hard to change, but, I'm really happy with the results.

thanks, Mark Smile
Scott F. Guinn
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My routine, "Peanut, Butter and Jelly" also uses 1.5 ers. Seems to be the general consensus!
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