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Glenn Godsey
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On 2005-01-18 18:54, Bill Palmer wrote:


Turns out that Steve Shain had done the ten count for a Japanese child. And since he knew how to count to ten in Japanese....



I always do the ten count in Chinese. It is very sing-songy in the Hong Kong dialect. I took some lessons in Chinese almost 50 years ago and counting to ten is one of the few things I remember. The ten count is also on a Steve Dacri lecture video.

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I'm fascinated with this "ten count" idea. Could someone describe what it is (the premise) for me? Is it an expose, a sleight or an effect? I just started developing a sponge ball routine, and might like to add this but I hate buying a video or book for one effect.
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English is not my mother tongue, and I hope you guys can help me: I am looking for the exact wording. What do/did you say when telling the audience what will happen. In german there's a certain sentence everyone uses and I am looking for the english equivalent.

Was it: "It happens at ten."?

"Look, on the count of ten...".

Thanks for your help.

Harry
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There is no exact wording. Most people just say, "Watch! one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!" It's done slowly, and that's it.

You can say anything you want to say before you start the count. You can say, "Keep your eyes on both hands and both balls," or you can say absolutely nothing.
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Thanks, Bill, for the prompt answer, it helps a lot!

Harry
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"i am going to show you a trick in 10 seconds; 123456789 & 10
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Patrick Page does the ten count with uniform timing between each count, whereas others, such as Johnny Thompson, break up--slow down or speed up--the pace at certain points.
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If you want to have fun, count, "Eins, zwei, three, four, cinque, eksi, efta, sem', vocem', niu, tiu." That's it -- the sleight in five different languages.
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I like that! I'll be in Denmark in a couple of weeks, and never could grasp their number system. This might help a lot!
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On 2005-10-22 23:58, adrianbent wrote:
I'm fascinated with this "ten count" idea. Could someone describe what it is (the premise) for me? Is it an expose, a sleight or an effect? I just started developing a sponge ball routine, and might like to add this but I hate buying a video or book for one effect.



Adrian,

The ten count starts with two sponge balls on a table (or other surface)...one beneath the left hand and one beneath the right. Ten hand movements are made (and you can count out loud to ten as you make them if you wish), the balls are seemingly placed one in each hand while these movements take place...but on the count of TEN, they are revealed to be both in the same hand.

A balls across effect.

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Just to add to the list the Ten Count can also be found in the new Roy Benson By Starlight book on page 398. In the book it is called the Chinese Count.
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Harvey Rosenthal has a Two Count variation using coins that's great. He fooled me with it the first couple of times that he performed it for me even though I already knew and performed the Ten Count using sponge balls.
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When the Tonight Show came from New York, (when dinasaurs roamed the earth) The Amazing Randi was on a few times a year. I was a size double for Carson back then, so I was cast to doule for him in an comedy illusion where he was strapped into a vertical box, the door was closed and when it was open Carson was on his head. I'm not sure how he did it but I had a headache for a week
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Steve Dacri uses it to good effect on volume 1 of his three DVD series "The Magic of Steve Dacri -- No Filler!"
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