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Poindexter
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This DVD is outstanding - no surprise there, really Smile

I have a Chinese Egg Bag and several home-made loop balls that haven't seen the light of day in years...they've been residing in my collection of unused props. This gave me reason to pull 'em out again, Cellini's handling is just so elegant. And anything that inspires me to work out things with props I already own is worth its weight in gold to me.

shanester: I don't personally know of any commercially available loop balls, (Koz?), but it doesn't take a great deal of time to put one together; mine were made with 2-inch wooden craft store balls.

1)Take a file and create a flat spot at one point, the outer radius which coincides with that of the thumbtack that you now need to locate.

2) Push said thumbtack into center of the flat you just created, leaving a space under the head.

3) Tie the loop with the material of your choice (looks like I used 2 pound fishing monofilament, YMMV, and knot it underneath the tack head.

4) Drive the tack home, cut a short length of a drinking straw into which you'll push the loop while you paint the ball, so as not to paint the loop.

5) Add a couple coats of paint, let it dry, pop that DVD in the player and get to work ;-)

(wow, maybe I should have sent this to the workshop, instead....)
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Great info Poindexter! I was wondering how to construct one, myself.
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Poindexter, that is sweet. Looks like I'm off to the craft store tomorrow.
Cheers

Shanester
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Just ordered my copy, thanks!
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Just got my DVD today. An exellent purchase! Practical, usable material! Presented with Skilled ,Elegant Simplicity by an obvious master. If you want USABLE, stand-up, magical looking effects, you shouldn't be dissappointed.

I am having trouble locating the type of thread/yard that Cellini uses in his Gypsy Thread routine. WalMart here doesn't have it. Anyone know what this type is called?
Shane Wiker
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Gypsy Thread can be found on Penguin Magic at

http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=275

under the name of Dragon Thread.
mdspark
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Nope, not the same type of yarn/thread that is needed for Cellini's version...
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Md,

Any idea on the type of correct thread/yarn then?

Thanks,
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Am I the only one who noticed Cellini's performance was lackluster at best?

I got the overwhelming impression that he was bored and basically didn't care.

This comment applies especially to the normal ball manipulation scene.

Maybe it's just me?

Disclaimer: On his worst day, he's still better than me on my best day, but he's also way better than he showed to be on this DVD.
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On 2005-05-20 16:37, Hayze wrote:
Am I the only one who noticed Cellini's performance was lackluster at best?

I got the overwhelming impression that he was bored and basically didn't care.

This comment applies especially to the normal ball manipulation scene.

Maybe it's just me?

Disclaimer: On his worst day, he's still better than me on my best day, but he's also way better than he showed to be on this DVD.


I think that Cellini has had health issues for the past few years.
James
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Kozmo
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He was sick
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By the way
the art of street performing part 2 qand 3 are out now and have been since last november,,

if you don't have them buy them cause I need cash
:)
koz
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Hey Koz,
You take Paypal yet? I need a loopball Smile
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Two of my favorite DVDs of all times are Cellini's "Magic that can be performed Anywhere" and Vol 2 of the Cellini "Art of Street Performing" series. On these two DVDs is a lot of PRACTICAL visual relatively easy to do magic that is highly entertaining and able to be seen by crowds. Learn to perform the magic on these two DVDs and you are well on your way to having a practical street performing (or stage) set that packs small and plays big.

Just IMHO.

Mike
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Kozmo
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Thanks,
I agree....cellini is a fantastic magician...one of the very best...i hope hes doing ok

koz
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I immediately placed an order for this dvd at MJM Magic after I read this thread! Thanks everyone as Cellini's dvd has some of the best trick that I've been looking for !
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Kozmo
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Thanks for buying it!
glad you liked it
koz
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Thanks BroDavid for the review and to Poindexter for the "how to" on the loop ball construction. I, too, am a Cellini fan. He lectured our club a couple of years ago and found his approach to magic enjoyable.

He said that he does not do the "knuckle busting" stuff anymore (age/arthritis) and went on to say, "Why should you if you can get the same reaction without the trouble." Personally, I found that refreshing.

I have the 1st volume of The Art of Street Performing and really enjoy it. There is so much information shared on magic, style, performing, crowds, etc...that one should gain something, no matter what their performance level and skills are. I have waited on getting this DVD but will go on and order it.

Thanks again for the recommendation.
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The whole series of cellini dvd's I think are very good...not because I produced them but the practiality of the magic and the commiment to teach the performance skills important to success on teh streets and also in any environment

koz
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What is the status of the Slydini DVD Cellini was working on?

Thanks
Gene
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