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markis
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I don’t know if this is the best place for this but does anyone have any advice, method or video on turning a ball into an appearing cane? I do a ball and silk routine and ditch the silk and steal the cane so I end up with 1 ball and the cane.

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mtpascoe
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With out sounding obvious, but how about tossing the ball in a topit then release the cane in one motion.
AbsoluteZero
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You can squeeze the ball into the cane, which can be done pretty slowly (not an instant appearance).
Sleeving the ball is optional.
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This idea is precisely the kind of thing that would have me standing in front of a mirror for hours, jamming with the props. There are only two props involved. Play with them and you are bound to come up with something cool.
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I did try this,,as a finish to my billiard ball routine, but found it to awkward visually - just doesn't 'look' right.

Maybe you will have better luck than me. Have fun, and let us know how you get on.

If I could remember the name of the move I used, I would tell you, but it escapes me for the moment. When it comes back to me, I will let you know - but I can say it is one normally used for a billiard ball vanish.

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I would go one further which will probably aid in the effect. Using a silk or silks in the mix. Cover the ball with the silk which has the cane ready to go, ditch the ball as you appear the cane.
I do something like this in my act when I go to candle to silk to cane.
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Magicians - that is how I ended up solving the problem. I changed the BB to a silk and then produced the cane from the silk (canes being a running gag throughout the act).

Much more visually pleasing (although not high on the originality stakes!)

Be blowed if I can remember the 'throw vanish' move I used for the production.

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