GREAT product to review, sumobear!
I picked this up as a beginner and found it wasn't too difficult at all so from my point of view I recommend it even at the basic skill level. If one has some difficulty with a part just leave it out or change it up for the time being.
The video quality isn't as superb because it was originally issued on VHS tape but as one views the demo on Penguin they will see that it's all good.
I give it...
Here's a comment I found;
I find this tape to be excellent at what it purports to be...which is a routine for table hopping. It's not a tutorial on C&B, it's not a routine for stage, it's a routine for table-hopping, designed to fit very nicely in with certain realities of a table-hopper's life that other magicians may not share.
I don't do table hopping, but I find Carl Andrews' advice tremendously valuable. Carl is brilliant when it comes to considerations many magicians don't need to worry about, and that is how to be "loaded" for a performance (as opposed to a single trick) and not look out of place.
Consider Carl is working in an environment where wearing a sport jacket would not only be uncomfortable, but also odd. I live in the Deep South of the US, and it would be out of place here. Carl works in Maui! (Lucky stiff!) and in an environment where a gibeciere may look odd.
So, his marker does double duty...while it's his wand here, it can be used for signed card/coin effects, and (don't know if Carl does this) it could be a super-sharpie. The sponge balls are a separate routine, albeit blended masterfully with the cups and balls. His C&B loads take one front trouser pocket only, so he could still carry a deck, one of his "pocket pockets"s (wonderful product...I wouldn't be without it) loaded for coins, TT, or whatever, and still have one remaining trouser pocket for other things (possibly personal effects like wallet and car keys).
Now if I have access to an ideal setup...dedicated table with servante, audience seating, controlled angles, and so forth, I'd probably not use this routine...but used for what Carl has designed his routine around...table hopping, it's awesome.