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J.G. the magnificent
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Intersted in reading material on the old three ball effects. Also three and three ball in a net.
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Jacques
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Frank Garcia, THE REAL SECRETS OF THE THREE- BALL ROUTINE, 1978.

It may be difficult to find but still the best work on the subject.
Chrishue
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David Roth has a Three Ball Routine on DVD and in print.
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The original Silent Mora " Balls and Net" manuscript is available from Jay Leslie at thehouseofenchantment.com .
God's grace rocks! It makes a good cups and balls routine look pretty boring in comparison.
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John luka has a nice routine in print in both of his books. sol stone also has a nice 3 ball routine in his video.
the luka routine has a startling beginning.
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According to something Dai Vernon mentioned on the WGM DVD about the 3 ball trick, he learned it from the description in Edwin Sachs' book Sleight of Hand. The chapter in question is very circumspect when describing the trick. It is the chapter on Chinese Magic. I do have the book, but I have to say you'd need to be a magical marvel like Vernon to get much from the description there.

Aldo Colombini has a version of it as well. See his website.

-Patrick
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Scarne's routine in the orirginal "Stars of Magic".
Stanyon

aka Steve Taylor

"Every move a move!"

"If you've enjoyed my performance half as much as I've enjoyed performing for you, then you've enjoyed it twice as much as me!"
J.G. the magnificent
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Thanks all big help I think I have more than enough to add to my list. Still more is appreciated though. Can never do to much reading.
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If you want to actually see a mash up of John Luka and the Vernon version on youtube. You can go here. This guy also lists several other good sources on the subject, via video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jq0sIIb3q4
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Love that handling Kent! Excellent.
The only method I know so far is from the Roth DVD.
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Johnny Thompson's handling is well worth giving a try (on vol. 1 of his dvd collection)
Bill Palmer
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Johnny's is the best I have seen. It has the best way of doing the necessary move.
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atinczor
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WGM Series has a DVD dedicated to the 3 ball trick.. It is quite good..
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Ed Marlo's Silver Spheres from Racherbaumer's Arcade Dreams, pp. 170-180.
"Lulling the minds of your company is more important than dazzling their eyes." Ed Marlo
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Anybody know where to the get the rubber balls used in the Roth routine. Just want the solid color red or blue or yellow. Don't want to buy wholesale/bulk. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

-Frank
cupsandballsmagic
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You can go "high end" and use Fakini's or go to a toy shop and pick up some power balls...
Dave V
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The last time I saw a magic shop packaging of Roth's routine, it came with three play balls such as what you would find in a vending machine. You can usually buy an assortment bag at toy shops for a few dollars.
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The Johnny Thompson routine (one of my favorites and also the best I have seen) if desired, is available by itself from http://www.yourmagic.com but if you get Volume 1 of Commercial Classics, you get more material. Either way, both are very much worth the money.

I also happen to like the Roth routine.
Kevin Gardner
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John Rogers has a stand up version called, "Walrus 3 Ball Routine."
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Danny Archer's three ball routine is worth a look as well
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