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Zuke
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Hi folks, I'm hoping you can help me out. In my mountain of magic DVD's there is a nice sponge ball transfer that starts off with 2 sponge balls on the table and each hand palm up on top of them. Then there is a counting sequence to accomplish the transfer. I cannot for the life of me remember which DVD this was on. Can anyone tell me who teaches this?

In the meantime I'll keep searching through my DVD's but any help would be much appreciated. Smile

Thanks
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Pretty sure it's on WGM Sponge Balls.

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I first saw this, and learned it, from the Frank Garcia - Stars of Magic video.
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It is also on Patrick Page's spongeball DVD.
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I have seen this on The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic with Ben Salinas. It's a DVD by Magic Makers
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The 10 Count! I think it's in the instructions that come with a set of Goshman sponges.
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On Apr 27, 2014, 55Hudson wrote:
Pretty sure it's on WGM Sponge Balls.

Hudson


Ahhh that was it! Frank Garcia! No wonder I couldn't find it on my DVD's, it was on my computer. Smile

Thanks very much for the help everyone.
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Methinks the "10 count" was created back in the 40's - and not for sponge balls. Didn't Vernon use it?
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You can do it with coins. I have to admit I'm not a fan of this. I don't think there is any real misdirection or deception with this tedious procedure.
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It's a fun little bafflement in the middle of a routine. I do think that it's possible to lap the balls on count #9, but it needs a strong misdirecting gesture with the left hand to pull it off.
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Who in real life does this? Nobody.

I personally think that 10-count is yucky.

Seems like something you'd do at a children's party.
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Many years ago when I used to do sponge balls I would do the 10 Count.

One funny thing that I had noticed is people would ask if they could try. So they'd do it (without the false transfer) and they'd seem surprised when nothing happened.

What's I think is yucky about the sponge balls is how many germs must be in them by the end of a 2 hour roving gig at a summer company picnic.
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On May 1, 2014, isaaclouie wrote:
Many years ago when I used to do sponge balls I would do the 10 Count.

One funny thing that I had noticed is people would ask if they could try. So they'd do it (without the false transfer) and they'd seem surprised when nothing happened.

What's I think is yucky about the sponge balls is how many germs must be in them by the end of a 2 hour roving gig at a summer company picnic.


I've had the same experience with spectators.
Also, when no table is available, use their palm up hands. It feels like it happened right in their hands.
I also agree that sponge balls are germ bombs. When I see magi put them in their mouths... Ugh.
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On Apr 28, 2014, funsway wrote:
Methinks the "10 count" was created back in the 40's - and not for sponge balls. Didn't Vernon use it?

I thought that he had come up with it for some reason...
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If memory serves it is/was a Martin Gardner bit called in the Magic Inc. catalog:L PASSE PASSE.
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