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I hate to be the one to tell you but...
This is the worst of the worst. The only thing that makes this worse than it was already was that Jay was willing to state on the DVD that it was the end-all-be-all on sponge balls.

The routine stinks. There's no motivation for any of his going to his pockets.
How is this being responsible in any way to a younger generation of magicians?
There's no comedy, lines, bits. I don't see how he's been doing the routine for 10 years with it being that bland. His retention vanish stinks. Spends a lot of time going over moves you'll never use: Back palming a spongeball? Please.

No work on the benson bowl vanish using the wand. Not a split second on a sanada.


The only good part of the DVD was where he had Gary Darwin step in and give some nice vanishes at the end of the DVD.

If you want a DVD on spongeballs, for goodness sake, get the Patrick Page DVD.
Probably 1/3 the price with 10 times as much useful info on it.

genpuin keeps putting out **** and everyone keeps buying it.
That's the best magic trick of all.
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Now tell us how you really feel Smile
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I got it to see Gary Darwin. The Steve Dacri toolkit ( which again has Gary Darwin ) is a great DVD.
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The darwin part is pretty good though!
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Yep. And basically the same thing is taught on the Page DVD.
Except the Page DVD has some great insights on a lot of different things including some great benson bowl ideas. You can tell patrick page has the knowledge.

This DVD is junk. "This is the Last Word on SpongeBalls!". I should have taken jay's advice and stopped the DVD right there and called it a night.

Unbelievable.
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Frank, what about The Encyclopedia of sponge ball magic of Ben Salinas?

How is your view on that product?
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But... The part when he pulls the spongeball out of his mouth is so freaking cool!!! Its like he puked it up or something!! Smile

In fact I think he puked up just about everything on the DVD. I agree with you 100%. As soon as I saw it I knew that it wasn't for me. If I did a retention as bad as he does I wouldn't ever show it to anyone, Let alone put it on a DVD. I wonder what Darwin thought of Jay's skill.

Patrick Page Huh. I've been looking for a good DVD on spongeballs. Most of what I know comes from books and its nice to have something to go by visualy. Thanks Frank.
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This DVD is not the best but is definitely not junk. His shuttle pass with sponge balls is decent and this move is not covered in most sponge balls DVDs with the exception of Earplugs by Jay Sankey (I don't use his earplugs but this is a very good DVD for sponge balls moves). He also covers some take vanishes which are not covered in other DVD's. The Gary Darwin section was also very good. You could do worse than this DVD.
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On 2009-02-05 03:30, patrick66 wrote:
Frank, what about The Encyclopedia of sponge ball magic of Ben Salinas?

How is your view on that product?


I love it, best overall spongeball DVD on the market. Same goes for his Modern Coin Magic DVD.
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I'm not into sponge balls myself, but if you want to see a truly great routine, check out the John Carney Master Sessions DVD.

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I agree with Robert. Carney's work on his Master Sessions is short, sweet and direct, with motivation for every step.
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On 2009-02-05 06:33, iceblade wrote:
You could do worse than this DVD.


I hope that if I ever put out a DVD this is not what people would say about it. Smile
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It's too bad Penguin is putting out so much crap these days. At least they still have a pretty good forum.
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On 2009-02-05 08:19, sirbrad wrote:

I love it, best overall spongeball DVD on the market. Same goes for his Modern Coin Magic DVD.


(Is this in jest? I saw Salinas' false shuffles DVD, and... *groan* it was bad.)
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That has nothing to do with the other two products. MCM is the most comprehensive guide based on the book available, and the best deal in my opinion. I tend to look at "material," not performer skill level or whether I like them or not. I also enjoyed HotShot Color Changes, and this along with MCM received a lot of rave reviews here by many others as well.
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On 2009-02-05 03:30, patrick66 wrote:
Frank, what about The Encyclopedia of sponge ball magic of Ben Salinas?

How is your view on that product?


I was given a copy but have not checked it out yet.
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Eric Jones has an awesome spongeball routine in his "fingertips pt. 1" lecture notes. Lots of magic happening. Very fun and fresh. It was shown to me live, in my face at one of his lectures. Have to admit, it got me pretty badly. The routine is called eye candy. Check it out here http://e-mmaculatedeceptions.com/products.html
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I have to second Eric's routine. Everything is motivated.
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I do believe that penguin is lately aiming beginners,probably trying to get some newbies who recently got interested in magic as a result of tv shows,this sponge dvd is good,for beginners of course.
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NO, it's not. It stinks. Too many mistakes in the construction of the shoddy routine. A beginner needs things that are well thought out and motivated.
That's much of what a beginner needs to learn.

Also, this is not aimed at a beginner. It's tooting it's horn as ..
"The last word on sponge balls"

*snort*
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