Sponge Ball routine

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Postby Guest » 09/17/01 02:41 PM

Help. You guys have been great in the past...Anyway, I am trying to find a stronge sponge routine to do in a walk around situation. Any help would be appreciated. So what is the best sponge ball routine.

Postby Guest » 09/17/01 03:55 PM

Get CARNEYCOPIA, his routine is great for all the right reasons.


Postby Guest » 09/17/01 05:02 PM

I have an intersting sponge routine with amy colors and phases. If you're interedted, email me, AndiniL@hotmail.com

Postby Guest » 09/18/01 02:29 PM

I am not quite sure what "amy colors" are, but I bet it is a facinating routine


Postby Guest » 09/18/01 04:43 PM

Sorry about that typo but I meant to say "many" not "amy." Sorry again!

Postby Guest » 10/02/01 09:00 PM

I just purchased Patrick Page's video on sponge ball routine. It was $20.00 and I found it to be pretty enlightening.

Postby Guest » 10/04/01 06:26 PM

Eugene Burger has his handling, which is very strong, on his Stevens Emporium vidoe. It is in print in his latest book, Mastering the Art of Magic (plug for you, Richard). I took that basic routine and applied it to the sponge rabbits using the Nielson set, and it gets a very strong reaction.

Postby Pete McCabe » 10/04/01 11:13 PM

Best sponge ball routine I've seen lately is Greg Wilson's.

For one thing, it doesn't use sponge balls. You start with two cocktail napkins and roll them up into balls. There is nothing else in your hands.

The first sequence is the same as the final sequence in John Carney's excellent routine. But then Greg adds a third ball in an extremely natural and deceptive way.

The third ball is used to cancel the method from the first sequence, and vanishes to the same place it was stolen from.

I'm pretty sure it's on Greg's latest two-volume video set, but I learned it at a lecture so I don't even know the name. It's a hell of a routine, all the better because all you need to do is secretly ball up a cocktail napkin and hide it and you're ready to go anywhere -- even if you left your sponges at home.
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