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Ashkenazi the Pretty Good
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I understand that the Ammar and Ganzo aren't even available, and know of at least one DVD with several different performances & tutorials.

Nonetheless, I humbly ask for you guidance.

Sincerely Yours,
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Greetings and Salutations Pretty Good,

Wow, Ammar and Gazzo gone, bummer! If you can get your hands on them using any devious method, i.e., second-hand, dealer finds a missing stash, etc., get both, they're great.

The Stephen's Teach-In has some interesting cups-and-balls performers. It's a little long on performance and short on teaching but it will get you to thinking.

Johnny Thompson's video set, Vol. 4, I think, has his cups-and-balls routine. It has some excellent audience participation bits which I plan on incorporating into my Cellini-inspired routine.

One of Aldo Colombini's tapes has his routine on it, and while it is an award winning routine, I think a bit of it might be lost on a lay audience.

Off the top of my head, that's my $.02 (USD) worth, and remember YMMV.

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Aldo's is long and dull. Confussion magic. Ammar's teaching DVD's are wonderful, but int he end I like David Williamson's 2 cup routine. Simple, yet clever. It's incredible to watch.
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Michael Ammar's Complete Cups and Balls is great and covers the topic extremely thoroughly - bought it in UK fairly recently.
Carl Andrews Table Hopping Cups and Balls gives an entertaining routine with just two cups.
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I don't remember the exact tittle of the tape, but pat page has a fantastic rather impromptu routine using rolled up bills with mugs or coffee cups.very direct. loading sequence makes more use of time misdirection,than most cups & balls routines.
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I'm going to go with Carl Andrews Cups and Balls dvd. That's really good dvd!
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I got Ammars DVDs on the cups & balls for christmas. Excellent!!! He starts at the every begining and covers enough teritory to allow you to create your own routine. He also teaches the Vernon routines (impromptu and regular) as well as other more simple routines.
I also purchased the Stevens Cups & Balls Teach in last year. It is nice because you can see 4 presentations. They also teach the routines quickly.
If you are just starting in the cups & Balls, learn Mark Wilsons (from his book and I believe he has a video of it as well) routine as you will be performing it in no time.

Enjoy,

Mike
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On 2004-01-02 13:21, Mistro wrote:
I'm going to go with Carl Andrews Cups and Balls dvd. That's really good dvd!


Oh yes! Certainly one of the best with only two cups. Recomended.
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I like Cral's DVD, but I think it's realy williamson's 2 Cup routine with some Ammar stuff.
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Chris,

Have you seen the Stevens DVD?

Thanks,
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I have seen several Cups and Balls routines. The one DVD that strikes me as the best is David Regal's routine called Cups and Balls and Cups and Balls. He has a great story he tells that has a beginning, middle, and an ending. It's entertaining and keeps you "hooked" from beginning to end.
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Please a-z, it gives us context to know what else you've seen. What others are you familiar with besides David's?

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I'll post as a reply to all that David Regal has another Cup and Ball routine on his latest dvds. Have not seen it. Has anyone seen it?
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Has anyone seen Tommy Wonders cups and ball 's routine?

One of the best that I have seen.

iTS on one of his, "Visions of Wonder" (vol 1-3)
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I am confused. Someone said that Micheal Ammars cups and balls are no longer available but when I went to L&L site I saw Michael Ammar's Complete Cups and Balls Vol. 1&2 for sale. Am I missing something here?
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Sburke:

At the time I wrote this, I couldn't find it anywhere in DVD form. At least, not at the sites I frequent.

Everybody: Please, if you opine on this answer, list the OTHER ONES YOU HAVE SEEN.

Please!

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I love the cups and balls routines.

I perform the Mark Wilson Rountine (with generous portions of Michael Ammars advice and enhancements thrown in)

I also perform a cups & balls combo routine from John Mendoza ($5.00 booklet, very good routine for the combo chop cup set)
I have seen:

David Regal (More Tricks series) He teaches the Vernon routine with a excellent Regal Twist - Excellent idea. Routine explained. More for those who do the cups & balls and want to look at performances and ideas.

Tommy Wonder Visions of Wonder Vol 1. He teaches his own routine. This is a fantastic 2 cups routine. It requires alot of misdirection skill to perform. This entire DVD is for learning misdirection (The cups & balls provide one excellent example)

Stevens Magic Emporium Teach In Cups & Balls. This video shows and teaches 4 routines by 4 excellent magicians. It again is excellent to give ideas and let you look at difernet cups & props, and performance settings.

IMS DVD with Patric Page teaching the cups & balls. He teaches a simple routine on this DVD. He gets you up and running with performable material in a very short amount of time. He teaches a simgle, simple routine.

Michael Ammars Complete Cups & Balls (1 & 2). This is a teaching video. He teaches many sleights, moves, and sequences. He teaches 4 entire routines (2 basic, 1 impromptu, and the Vernon routine) with suplimental moves to work on to build your own routine. It is an excellent teacing resourse.

If I were to learn the Cups & balls from a single video source, or improve my technique, I would buy the Ammar Complete cups & balls 2 DVD set.

If I were to start work on the cups & balls, I would go the the Mark Wilsons complete course in Magic book and learn his routine. Then maybee try the Ammar material.

If you are trying to improve your misdirection (and therefore your cups & balls, I would consult consult the Ammar and Tommy Wonder videos.

I I were trying to improve my performances, I would look to David Regals and Tommy Wonders DVDs.

If you want to take a look at some very practical magic, The Patrick Page IMS video is excellent. You will learn many practical tricks, including the Cups & Balls


Choose well and enjoy the journey,

Mike
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Thanks Mike! What a fine, considered response, and much appreciated!

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Let me add to the list John Mendoza's Routined Close Up video of several years back. IMO, great, fun to perform 3 -cup routine using a chop cup as one of three cups
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God, grant me patience.

David Carlo, what other videos have you seen so we know where you're coming from?

As I've written above at least twice, it gives us context.

Thanks for the suggestion, but I want to know your knowledge base.

Regards,
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