3 shell game tips

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kkaiser343
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3 shell game tips

Postby kkaiser343 » January 19th, 2023, 10:15 am

I have been fooling around with the 3 Shell game. I am looking for some tips or technique advice form someone who actually knows what the heck they are doing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. for instance when I do the pinch steal I tend to tighten my remaining fingers. there are other issues so any tips are welcome..Thank you

Tarotist
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Re: 3 shell game tips

Postby Tarotist » January 19th, 2023, 12:30 pm

I do the three shell game all the time but alas find it difficult to give tips on the matter. It is not an easy thing to describe technical matters. All I can do is recommend the works of Jack Chanin and Frank Garcia.

Edward Pungot
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Re: 3 shell game tips

Postby Edward Pungot » January 19th, 2023, 12:44 pm

This looks promising…
Scoundrels Touch (2 DVD Set) by Sheets, Hadyn & Anton
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S10973

The “school for scoundrels” series of notes are pretty detailed and comprehensive, so you would expect the same level of detail here as well.

Edward Pungot
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Re: 3 shell game tips

Postby Edward Pungot » January 19th, 2023, 1:03 pm

Downloadable Versions on Pop’s Site
https://www.popsmagic.com/apps/search?q=Shell++game

MagicbyAlfred
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Re: 3 shell game tips

Postby MagicbyAlfred » January 19th, 2023, 4:53 pm

My recommendation: Study Chef Anton's beautifully constructed routine. Here he is performing it at the Magic Castle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jobXssSq4y0
The handling and the presentation are on par with one another -- both world class.

TerryTerrell
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Re: 3 shell game tips

Postby TerryTerrell » January 27th, 2023, 7:42 am

Bob Sheets introduced me to the 3 shell game at a lecture. He and Glenn Morphew have a 1 minute bootcamp DVD which teaches the basics in the form of a routine drill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czCwt6fAalA

Bob also is featured in the Scoundrels Touch DVD/Download mentioned above.


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