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tm613
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On 2011-09-21 16:49, Frankm6 wrote:
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


Its hard to find 4 same solid color superballs in a package together...You could get lucky it a vending machien if you ha da lot of quarters to try with...I lucked out this summer on the Wildwood NJ boardwalk in an arcade...I was able to pick 4 solid balls from a bin...
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Romaine has the Perplexing Pearls on his manipulation DVD from MagicMakers.
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On 2011-09-22 08:18, tm613 wrote:
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On 2011-09-21 16:49, Frankm6 wrote:
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


Its hard to find 4 same solid color superballs in a package together...You could get lucky it a vending machien if you ha da lot of quarters to try with...I lucked out this summer on the Wildwood NJ boardwalk in an arcade...I was able to pick 4 solid balls from a bin...


You can try here:

http://www.orientaltrading.com/neon-boun......&tabId=4

You're bound to find four of the same color out of 144 balls, and have enough left over to sell to your magic friends!
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On the WGM video, there are several different kinds of balls used by different performers. Johnny Thompson appears to use the same crochet balls that come with most cup and ball sets. Nice routine. Fernando Keops appears to use red lacquered wood balls. I found that these work fine with the Vernon move (mine are clear-coated), but not with the version of the move that Thompson credits to Oscar Pladduck (the spelling may be wrong, I'm going by what I heard). Roth uses rubber balls. I love his patter. His move isn't much different from the one Thompson uses and looks really darned good.

I've been working on this trick for a while and use rubber balls. I got them in a set of 5 at a toy store. They came in a clampack and were hanging on a rack. The deceptively simple move is rather harder than it looks! At least, the move isn't hard, but making it look clean and smooth is challenging. I'm finding this a really worthwhile trick. So far, I am doing it impromptu and just dropping the balls into my hat while it sits on a table.

-Patrick
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All these are very good thanks will definetly add recomendations to my list.
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I have been using the Fakini Balls for the three ball routines by David Roth and Frank Garcia.

I cannot recommend the Frank Garcia Book enough...it is really a good book.

I have used the Crochet balls , the Sherwood balls and regular Super balls as well.

The Draun routine is also a good one with a cool story about pearls if you can find white balls.
For the Draun routine I have used Marbles as well. The Draun Routine is in his book Secrets Draun from the Underground by Richard Kaufman.

Once you learn the moves it is easy enough to adapt.
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If anyone needs white balls you could prabably use styrofoam ones sold in craft stores. They have some balls that have denser styrofoam that is very solid. They don't have much weight but could probably still be used. I could imagine cutting them in half and hollowing to insert fishing wight before gluing half's back together.
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John Rogers used to sell a set of 1.25" silicon Fakini balls. This a rare size, you can't find them anywhere else. They are highly visible, any larger and you could not manipulate them for the effect. I use them with the Roth routine, when you perform Roth's climax for this trick it is extremely startling because of the size of the balls.

The average, "super ball" from a toy store is 1", the extra 0.25" per ball makes a big difference.
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Donnie Buckley from Rings N Things - http://www.rnt2.com - has super balls available that are little billiard balls. I think they are just over 1 inch in size, and he has cue balls available. They are sold in sets of 4, all matching, for use in cups and balls routines.
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I found a local magician did a wonderful job just using foil balls. He just crunched up foil wrap into a tightly shaped ball.

I was lucky enough to get a 1" set made by Pressley Guitar of Texas. They are made out of billiard ball material.
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I remember seeing a set of stainless steel multiplying balls, which looked very nice. I have no idea if they are solid or hollow, but they were selling around $65-$70/USD and I think I saw them advertised through Steven's Magic Emporium. I cannot remember how big they were, but it was more than 1" - that part I am sure of.
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On 2011-09-22 23:06, wmhegbli wrote:

I found a local magician did a wonderful job just using foil balls. He just crunched up foil wrap into a tightly shaped ball.





See my post citing Marlo's Silver Spheres.


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Wonder if ball bearing's could be used?
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They can....I got pin balls ...they are an inch in size and work great.
They are much heavier than regular balls and will take getting used to. I would advise learning the routines with both Rubber balls and pin balls if you go that route. It can cause some interesting surprises for the performer if you don't prep.
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On 2011-06-04 11:25, kentfgunn wrote:
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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I would think that ball bearings could be used except for the double rollup move that is common to many routines. As far as routines go, I'm partial to the Johnny Thompson routine.
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An L.A. Pro, Lou Serrano has a truly magical experience for those who like the three ball trick. It uses ball bearings.


http://www.steelballmagic.com/


Highly recommended.

KG
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Dollar stores and 'FiveBelow' are a magician's BEST and WORST friend.

I say 'best' because you can find all kinds of interesting props in great abundance and dirt cheap.

I say 'worst' because, unfortunately, you can also find pretty good tricks, dirt cheap, in their novelty section.
My local FiveBelow actually sells 'Card Warp' for 5 bux. Ugh.
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There is a chain of stores in the US called "Party City." They sell the 1 inch "bouncy balls" in various colors as singles. During certain times of the year, you can find colors that are particularly appropriate for certain holidays. For example, during the Christmas season, you can find red balls and green balls, which can be purchased individually. During the Hallowe'en season, you can get black balls and orange balls.
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Has anyone used ping pong balls for this effect? or are they to big to use.

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