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Postby condemagnum » 01/28/08 05:10 PM

I'm looking for multyplying bottles routines.

Can someone steer me in the right direction?
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Postby Grey Lerner » 01/28/08 07:55 PM

This thread lists a couple of options. :)
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Postby SteveP » 01/28/08 08:14 PM

Denny Haney uses the no longer manufactured Ken Brooke set, however he highly recommends this set:

http://www.dennymagic.com/cgi-bin/hazel ... tem=006194

When I saw him in Vegas over the summer, he said there is very little difference between the two. A bargain at just over $400.
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/28/08 08:57 PM

I have used the Ken Brooke routine for years, as as personally taught to me by Ken Brooke.
FYI there is a set of Ken Brooke bottles on ebay right now.

However, I am sure what Denny offers here are fine. A little puzzled by the photo showing 12 bottles and the text says 9. He's right about the tubes to get.

The routine "multiplying martinis" is available from www.stevensmagic.com
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Postby SteveP » 01/28/08 09:17 PM

Denny told me he has several backup sets of Ken Brooke's set. Regarding the photo of 12, he also sells a 12 bottle set and is probably just using the same photo for both graphics.

Pete, I checked Joe's site and didn't the martini routine. Is it a separate manuscript or part of a larger publication? Could be they don't have it listed on the site.
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Postby SteveP » 01/28/08 09:24 PM

You can see a clip of Nick Lewin doing his routine here (the routine is in the middle of the clip)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HU0CUVyqn0
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Postby condemagnum » 01/29/08 07:28 AM

Thank you very much. I already have a set. I was looking just for the routines.

The Ken Brooke book seems to be very elusive.
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Postby Asser Andersen » 01/29/08 08:25 AM

You can see Denny Haneys excellent and very funny performance here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9KinKTSsaA

I think it is very close to the original Ken Brooke routine.
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Postby condemagnum » 01/29/08 09:24 AM

Michael Kents routine is also very funny

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HJ4-nkeRLpg
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Postby SteveP » 01/29/08 10:55 AM

Here's Lance Burton's routine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADPELYkYsNk
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Postby SteveP » 01/29/08 11:01 AM

And here is the funniest one - Tommy Cooper:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhzBVBZKte4
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/29/08 12:51 PM

Haney and Lance's are the closest to Ken's... obviously the style is different and Lance added Marconick's bit with the silks.

I couldn't get Lewin's to play, but I know he learned it, like I did, from Ken Brooke.

The comedy legs table was integral with Ken's (I have one of those tables).

The thing is NOBODY (that I know of) finished it like Ken (and it's not in his instuctions).

He taught it to me but I am too chicken to do it.

He would pick up the table and start offstage and would do a STUMBLE and almost drop everything but would 'save it' ... I can do a great stumble, as he taught me, but never with the table full of bottles.

One safe way off is to have a large box with thick foam in the top (bottom is open) and you pick it up and put it over the bottles, the foam presses down on the bottles keeping them in place (you need 2 holes at either end to grip th box with your thumbs).

Karrell Fox had a table made with cutouts in the top surface that each bottle went into and held them in place.
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Postby condemagnum » 01/29/08 05:02 PM

At Hocus-Pocus.com they selling the Reg Donnelly set with a DVD with two routines: the chaplinesque Donnelly's and Paul Romhany's.

http://hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/inc/pr ... ?item=8707

Unfortunatelly there aren't clips from either presentation.

It's a bit pricey for me, though.
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Postby condemagnum » 01/30/08 11:54 AM

I found a routine at ebay

http://search.ebay.ca/_W0QQsassZgorkyo

It is for a 8 bottle set, though
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/30/08 01:32 PM

I believe the 8 bottle sets are two sets of 4, and made in India. Might be OK. But not for the Ken Brooke routine.
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Postby Asser Andersen » 01/30/08 01:51 PM

I was lucky to get an original Jack Hughes "legs table" from a retired danish magician as well as a 9 martini bottle set.

I'm trying to put a routine together and am really fascinated by the Brooke routine. I have "Ken Brooke's magic" from Supreme where a routine is described, but I understand that the "true Brooke Martini routine" is described in vol 3 of "The Ken Brooke Series" put out by Paul Stone.

I have tried to locate this for quite some time without success. But maybe somebody on this forum can point me in the right direction ?
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 01/30/08 04:52 PM

Bev Bergeron also does this effect, and I believe he sells his routine on a DVD, or in one of his lecture notes. This effect is one of Bev's signature routines, and I believe he also produces a small fountain of water from his hands as well. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida. You can't go wrong with Bev.
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Postby condemagnum » 02/05/08 11:05 AM

Here's the link to Bev Bergeron's manuscript

http://bevbergeron.com/manuscripts.html
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Postby Pete Biro » 02/05/08 11:12 AM

Asser: email mark@stevensmagic.com and see if he still has the Ken Brooke series book on Multiplying Martinis.

If you can see the link to Denny Haney's routine that is ALMOST THE SAME.

I too have a Jack Hughes legs table for Ken's routine.
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