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Wes Holly
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Hello
Tried internet search but didn't find anything. How does one learn to spin a filled shot glass on a hoop or billiard rack?
Happily Yours,
Wes Holly
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Mike Cavney performs this and that "Best hats juggle" youtube video had a guy doing it. I presume it is a "get it and try it" kind of thing ...
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Watch this video on 1:57. I guess you can make your own and PRACTICE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6m1oAwXJ-A
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On 2013-05-07 21:16, Lou Hilario wrote:
Watch this video on 1:57. I guess you can make your own and PRACTICE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6m1oAwXJ-A


Very cool Lou, Thanks for sharing that performance.

Captain Mike

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"If ever a wiz there was" book by Keith Fields gives the best info on how
To make it. Charlie Fry show his prop... and does a good job with it. With Charlie Fry's prop the way it is made if you over spin it there is a high chance of
Spilling.

I believe that the person that did this type of an effect first and what I have found in print and pictures...
Is Paul Cinquevalli.
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Does "If Ever a Wiz" have the hoop trick? I know it has the triangles, which I use all the time, but missed the hoop. If its there I'll have to dig it out. Never got the hoop and glass to work.
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The Chinese performer in the video from Delaware is my good friend Yang Xiao Di. An extremely uber-talented Chinese acrobat and a mentor of mine for many years. His performance of the traditional Chinese Happy Chef act was a beautiful thing to witness. Mouth stick bottle balancing, egg balancing and a closer that could not be topped.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xoPCWW5Tms (does not include closer)

Mike H - what's up captain? Love your clip. Ray Grins found one of this guy when he was younger and thinner. Mad skills. I especially like the fact that when his act is over...the stage is empty. (Same is true of Xiao Di's happy chef act). Sign of a real working pro.
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The hoop trick is not in "If Ever a Wiz There Was" just the triangle. I don't see why you can't take the same info of the triangle
And apply it to a hoop. I may be wrong but it is the same sciences for the hoop or triangle, you may have to try out different cups/glasses
To find the right one.

Best of luck
Chuck
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My problem is that hoops, unlike triangles, are curved. This makes balancing the glass pretty much impossible.

I guess you could flatten part of the hoop or build it up so there is a flat area. But in the videos I've seen this doesn't seem to be the case... Unless they do it so the flattened part becomes invisible.

I'd love to hear from someone who does the hoop as to their method of keeping the glass on.

I do the triangles (I swing 2 of them like poi). I also have done a tray of glasses. But the hoop has eluded me so far.
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I believe this trick with the hoop is in "The Magician's Handbook" by P. T. Selbit I want to say page 19 called The Whirling Hoop & Glass of Water.
And there is an earlier version of the triangle on a pool stick as well in this book.

Best of luck
Chuck
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Chuck, I think I love you!!

Cheers dude Smile
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On 2013-06-06 14:13, CDS wrote:
I believe this trick with the hoop is in "The Magician's Handbook" by P. T. Selbit I want to say page 19 called The Whirling Hoop & Glass of Water.
And there is an earlier version of the triangle on a pool stick as well in this book.

Best of luck
Chuck

The Kindle version is only $2.99 so I DL'ed it. All he says is that the c-force keeps it in place. No mention of types and sizes of the hoops and glass. No tips on practicing or learning how. But if you want a history lesson of some old fashioned magic, this book is a good read.
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Go to http://www.pete-biro.com and go to favorite videos and see the best juggler doing the hoop and glass. He was Caveney's inspiration.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
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I agree Pete, definitely one of the best juggling performances I've ever seen.
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On May 7, 2013, Lou Hilario wrote:
Watch this video on 1:57. I guess you can make your own and PRACTICE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6m1oAwXJ-A


What a great act for all the children Smile
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