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Re: Cups and Balls / Chop cup

I use the cups and balls in virtually every performance situation from close-up to small stage. I never thought to question why or to tell the audience about the number of cups or balls. they don't care! Hopefully, the magic with the vanishes, reappearances and climaxes will leave your audience both...
by magicgolfer
03/04/04 11:21 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups and Balls / Chop cup
Replies: 18
Views: 230

Re: Best set of Cups for cups and balls

Selecting a set of cups is like buying a car. We look at performace, style, and cost. However, of these three factors, only cost is associated to every purchaser as performance and style will change from person to person. In the mid 90's I produce a limited edition set of cups, the M.K. Professional...
by magicgolfer
02/07/04 07:47 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best set of Cups for cups and balls
Replies: 22
Views: 700

Re: opening trick for close up

Thanks for the kind words Jeff. If we've met at one of my lectures at Denny's shop I'm sorry that I can't put a face with the name. Hope we can meet up sometime in Charm City. Michael PS- to keep on the topic of the thread, another great way is table tents or lobby signs that announce your presence....
by magicgolfer
02/05/04 09:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: opening trick for close up
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Toy dog made from beads

The first time I saw a dog made out of a string of pearls was not in a magic context. It was at a church bazaar in PA in the 70's where my mom's friend was selling them at her booth. I'll have to check with her, but I'm sure it goes back even further than that. That said, I did see Bob Knigge do it ...
by magicgolfer
02/05/04 09:23 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Toy dog made from beads
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: opening trick for close up

I've always felt that the best opening was not to do anything until building up a little rapport with the group. Then tell them who you are and what you are doing at the function and then ask them if you could show them something special with a little bit of money. This is done as I produce a coin o...
by magicgolfer
02/05/04 02:29 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: opening trick for close up
Replies: 7
Views: 193

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