Poor Man's Cups & Balls

Discuss your favorite close-up tricks and methods.

Postby sokwanho » 07/03/12 09:11 AM

Hi All, I just published a packet tricks called ' Poor Man's Cups & Balls'. You can watch a demo here:


This is my very first trick, hope you like it! and please let me know what you think! thx!

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Postby mrgoat » 07/03/12 09:30 AM

I like the music.
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Postby Tom Gilbert » 07/03/12 11:05 AM

It's a cool idea and concept. But, would an understanding of the C&B be needed to follow it. I did watch it very late at night after work and thought there was a lot of handling. Wonder if a spectator would follow it.
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Postby sokwanho » 07/03/12 12:05 PM

Hi Tom, thank you for your comments. I also questioned the same thing as you did. After showing it to some people, it is definitely more appealing to people who has an understanding of C&B like you said. For others, it is harder to follow but they do enjoy the illustrations and the surprise ending.

I did create a handling similar to an oil & water routine which is easier to follow but requires too many extra cards to make the packet trick reasonable in price.

Overall, i agree that this is definitely a nostalgic trick that is mostly for magic enthusiasts.

Will work on other handlings and share them here.
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Postby Curtis Kam » 07/03/12 03:20 PM

Definitely better for people familiar with the C&B, but I hope you'll keep at it. And I hope you'll get permission to use the Brett Sherwood cups as models for the illustrations, since that way, I can finally afford to perform with a set of Sherwoods.
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Postby sokwanho » 07/04/12 03:11 AM

Thx Curtis! that's a good idea:) will keep that in mind when i get the deck printed again...
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