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dleiber
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I think your little pile of infield dirt idea would be killer. Good luck with it!
Jason Hutton
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Thanks! As long as the story is good it should get great reactions.
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Al Schneider teaches the production of diamonds in one of his DVDs. Since he was Suzanne's mentor, I imagine that's her method. Dirt would be harder but, I imagine, do-able. Notice that the cups are set out of sight before being brought back for the final reveal.
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Eliminationsequence81 for the dirt final load look into Alex Elmsleys cups and balls routine where he produces salt out of one of his cups at the end, with some modification I'm sure you could make it work for your purposes.

It can be found on the Cups and Balls Vol. 1 (World's Greatest Magic) DVD or purchased as a download version of the dvd on L&Ls download site.

Also Tim Ellis has a liquid final load in his Runaround Sue Cups & Balls routine as another possible option. Hope that give you a hopping off point for a solution.

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On Mar 18, 2015, Eliminationsequence81 wrote:
I use a baseball theme with mini baseballs and 2.5" final load baseballs. I would like to figure out how, with the fourth final, to have a small pile of infield dirt appear! I seen Suzanne's c&b routine where she produced a pile of little diamonds. I'm sure it is the same principle I just have to figure it out. That would definitely bring my c&b to a whole other level.



Check out David Regal's chop cup routine (the one with the mice) in the World's Greatest Magic DVD. He has a solution that would work for this idea.
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Mouseballs are available on-line from a variety of sources. Here's one: http://www.amazon.com/Ziotek-Replacement......00BSLPY6

You can "turn them into baseballs" with a red Sharpie pen.
Jason Hutton
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Wow thanks a lot everyone for the suggestions. I will definitely check all of them out. I like David Regal's c&b routine where he produces three plastic cups as his finals and three balls! His chop cup is also amazing with a story on his mouse friend then 20 mice appear out of nowhere!

I do not believe that I have seen Alex Elmsley's routine. It sounds really good though, I will definitely look it up. Thanks.

A book or dvd is really what will teach me the right way. Worlds Greatest Magic dvd will be my next purchase. I didn't know he was Suzanne's mentor that is really cool. What better way to learn than from the source. The liquid load sounds like it is out of my league for the moment. After I perfect the dirt load I will try and learn that next that sounds amazing. I could imagine what my house would look like after practicing a liquid final. I would have to wait until it gets a little warmer here in NJ so I could practice outside.

Thanks.
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On Mar 19, 2015, jimgerrish wrote:
Mouseballs are available on-line from a variety of sources. Here's one: http://www.amazon.com/Ziotek-Replacement......00BSLPY6

You can "turn them into baseballs" with a red Sharpie pen.


Cool beans. I had never heard of mouse balls either. Will have to check them out.
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I use the baseball's Michael Ammar sells
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If you use mouseballs (or anything else with a metal core), be sure to have a foam rubber layer under the surface of your performance table to deaden the sound, or the spectators will hear them land. If you get rubber-core balls such as those made by Brett Sherwood, be aware that because of the rubber core they may bounce at an undesirable moment, such as when dropping them to do a Charlie Miller penetration move.
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