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Have any of you seen this gimmick? if so do you like the gimmicked routine or the one that uses slight of hand?
I've never seen that stupid gimmick 31%  31%  [ 17 ]
I love the gimmick its GREAT! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Slight of hand is the way to go but ive never seen the gimmick 51%  51%  [ 28 ]
Ive seen both types of sponge balls and just like the gimmick 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Ive seen both types of sponge balls and just like the slight of hand 16%  16%  [ 9 ]
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 Post subject: Sponge Balls
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:18 pm 
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Ok...hi, i recently bought sponge balls from a local retailer and when i got them i opend them up and they had this weird gimmick that you put on your fingers and are suppose to hid the balls behind...the stinking gimmick is crap the balls dont even fit behind it it makes no since and its not even the trick i saw the guy do in the store. ive owned sponge balls some years ago and i had a good routine to go with them but i lost my instructions and i just have these dumb gimmicked instructions and 4 spongeballs but i dont remember the entire routine. if anyone can email me or post the basic routine that you use slight of hand and no gimmick just the sponge balls please help me my email adress is zalorthethird@yahoo.com thank you very much.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:41 pm 
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Yeah, the gimmick is not that great, but can help you in some situations. Personally, I don't like it at all (don't need my hands tied up with it). Some people, even masters of sponge balls, really seem to like it though.



Most packs of spongeballs have a basic routine that comes with it, that is great. If you don't have that, hit me up (contact info in my profile) and explain your situation, and I may be able to help you out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:47 am 
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I love the sponge balls! I don't use a gimmick. See if penguin has the booklet "sponge ball magic" by Terry Nosek
TTFN
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:12 am 
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I have spongeballs but I didn't know it can come with a gimmcik.


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 Post subject: Spongeball gimmick
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:41 am 
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From the posts it is hard to know what gimmick is being talked, however if the gimmick is a Sanada Gimmick, I have to disgree about how magical it can be. It is anything but chealp and usless.

Dan Garrett has lectured on this gimmick and also demonates it in one of his video tapes.

I have seen him do it quite a few times before a live audience and it is very magical. Bascially your hand looks empty right in front of your spectator's and then suddenly a big-- a very big sponge ball appears.

The ditch of the gimmick is effortless becuase everyone is focused on the ball.

Could you please describe the gimmick a bit more?

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Rolando


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 Post subject: Sponge ball gimmick
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:39 am 
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i dont know if im aoud to post anything about the gimmick on here i dont know if they will edit this or not but its basicly this piece of plastic that goes on yur hand on your middle and ring finger and you have to hold it on and you put sponge balls behind it only its practicly impossible to do


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 9:50 pm 
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I don't know of a gimmick either


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Penguin has some great videos on the subject and they dont cost that much check'em out. They are well worth the price. Mick


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:39 pm 
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I've learned sponge balls without gimmicks unless you count the bagless purse which is my primary introduction to the routine.

Sponge Balls are cool. I've seen many a serious "magician" put the balls down but I guess that it's only because he/she didn't have the "....." to make the sponges work.

It's all sleght. The spectator KNOWS it's all sleght. It's when you do it so well that they FORGET that its sleght then you've mastered the sponges or coins.. or cards... or whatever.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:52 am 
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What kind of sponge-ball gimmick are you talking about? :? The multiplying sponge-balls?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:38 pm 
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sponge balls aren't gimmiks... It is peru sleight of hand.


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cowboy4ever wrote:
sponge balls aren't gimmiks... It is peru sleight of hand.


What does South America have to do with it? Just a question.

Peter


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:50 am 
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Does the color changing balls to jumbo square sponges come with the gimmick?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:06 pm 
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it should, if it doesnt then its not really worth it.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:02 pm 
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Why not just use Sleight of Hand? I can guarantee that it would be better than the few gimmicks they have out there for sponge balls.


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