Henning Nelms' routine for the cups and balls

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Postby Suresh » 11/06/08 11:46 PM

Hello,

Henning Nelms has written the following about a routine for cups and balls: "I devised an original, highly entertaining, impromptu, cup-and-ball routine. As manipulative conjuring is far from my field, I asked Bill [William Adamson] to work out the required moves. After spending hours in research and experiment, he reported that the routine had built-in flaws which only the most expert manipulator could overcome. This verdict forced me to abandon the routine." (Quote from page x of Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms.)

Any idea what this routine was?

Thanks.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/07/08 10:21 AM

Suresh wrote:Hello,

Henning Nelms has written the following about a routine for cups and balls: "I devised an original, highly entertaining, impromptu, cup-and-ball routine. As manipulative conjuring is far from my field, I asked Bill [William Adamson] to work out the required moves. After spending hours in research and experiment, he reported that the routine had built-in flaws which only the most expert manipulator could overcome. This verdict forced me to abandon the routine." (Quote from page x of Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms.)

Any idea what this routine was?

Thanks.



I second that request - is there a copy of the script and basic structure of the "effect" around? We may have advanced enough since then to realize his intended routine into practical performance. :)
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