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While unpacking some of my old magic stuff, I came across Patrick Martin's sponge ball effect, "Clones." I have the Clones sponges (very cute) but I never actually performed the effect for an audience.

Currently I do Scott Guinn's dynamite sponge ball routine, "Peanut Butter and Jelly." I don't plan on giving up the Guinn routine because it is so good. I partcularly like the vanish of the sponge balls at the end of the routine, even though some people on the forum say to finish a routine with a vanish is not a good idea.

Anyway, have you used Martin's routine for the Clones? If so, do you have any opinion about it? Perhaps it might be especially good for kids. I like the look of the Clones and the idea of using an eyedropper, which gives a good excuse for going to the pocket.
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Richard,

Check out the "Clones from Brazil" by Ron Bauer. Published in Charllie Miller's "Magicana" column (July-1983).

The illustrations from that column are posted at http://www.thinklikeaconjurer.com/conjurers under FREE STUFF.

If you want more info PM me.

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Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile It's been a long time since I had the effect, and I don't know that it's even made anymore. But to answer your question, I used the routine alot, and it always got good reactions from both kids and grownups too. Since you still have the effect, would you consider cloning off a set for the Daff? (Just kiddin) Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Over eleven years since this thread, and I found some googley eyes in the dollar store. So I picked them up, hoping to clone some of my own clones if I can find some orange sponge balls. (And some mini sponges for the noses).

An eye dropper correctly gimmicked is a no brainer to make up.

Only problem is, when I searched through my files for the instructions, I discovered I only have page one! Arrrrgghj! I completely forget how the routine went!!
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Richard,

I still use this one.
Do you what to sell this?

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Anybody here who would be wiling to share the "Clones" instructions with me? All I have left is page one, and that tells me very little.
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I might have the full instructions ... Give me a day or so to find them and I will email a copy to you.

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That's very. very kind of you!
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Doug... I did not forget about you, I am still looking.

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Ok. Thank-you for the update, my friend.
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Doug... I have one more box to go through tonight.
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Ok.
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Doug... I found the instructions, shall I use the email in your profile?
I will send tomorrow after I convert to a pdf.
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Wow! Yes. Use my e-mail, and THANK-YOU!!!
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On Oct 14, 2014, daffydoug wrote:
Over eleven years since this thread, and I found some googley eyes in the dollar store. So I picked them up, hoping to clone some of my own clones if I can find some orange sponge balls. (And some mini sponges for the noses).

An eye dropper correctly gimmicked is a no brainer to make up.

Only problem is, when I searched through my files for the instructions, I discovered I only have page one! Arrrrgghj! I completely forget how the routine went!!



Doug, Why do the sponges have to be orange? Google eyes on red sponges seem just as workable. Plus, you could find mini pom-poms at that same Dollar Store to make noses.


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I think orange was the original color, and I feel it was a good choice because it just seems to "fit" the routine. Kind of hard to explain.

I see Penguin has orange sponges, so I think I may splurge.
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Doug... I just emailed the pdf to your yahoo email.

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Got it!
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I remember watching Patrick Martin doing this at an informal get together and "killed" with it. Not sure if this is still available.
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No. Not any longer available.

Only way to get them is you have to roll your own. Um, sorry. I meant clone your own.
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