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I have been selling this effect since 1978.
I do the basic routine or the alternate with a finale, but I suggest to people that they do their favorite sponge effect along with this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IDB2JRFyE&feature=related
I would like some suggestions to include in my updated instructional DVD.
Here's the premise:
Large ball- 3" sponge changes visibly to two 2" balls, then one of the 2" changes to a 1" ball. The one inch ball changes to two 1/2" balls and the 1/2" either changes back to 3", or all of the produced diminished balls change to a ball to a square or a bunny.

If someone were to do a more elaborate routine, ie: once you have 2" ball, go into a 2" routine.
Looking for suggestions to incorporate this into cups and balls with diminished balls appearing or larger sizes returning.
-Ian
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If all the shrinking adds up to one BIG “0” (Zero) sponge…could you wrap some patter around that?
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
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There are many possiblities for Chop type effects and C&B is one thinks of a cup as an extra hand rather than a container, e.g. using a mouth-up cup instead of your pocket. Tehn a One cup/one ball effect could be done. When another cup is added you would need more balls ...

However, (opinion) the advantage of using sponge balls in a C&B rouitne is that the audience does not know they are not solid. Any effect that would "trip method" might detract from the C&B. What you enhance in fun you deminish in magic.
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Apparently no one wants to play.
Illusionist, Illusionist consulting, product development, stage consultant, seasoned performer for over 35 years. Specializing in original effects. Highly opinionated, usually correct, and not afraid of jealous critics. I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pawn and a King. Free lance gynecologist.
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