Well if you did know craig you would know he's gone on quite a bit about crediting, and John Carney's fruit cup had also been discussed by him over at the magic cafe.
On 2011-02-18 23:13, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
How does this compare and differ with Carney's classic Fruit Cup routine?
Just got back from Blackpool, what a crazy weekend! I think I brought every lemon from every shop in Blackpool.
I'll come on later and address a lot of the questions but just wanted to address this one now. John Carneys routine was a new one to me, I've just dig out my copy of Carneycopia and had a read - great routine! Chop differs in many ways -
1 - The bill is signed whilst in fruit cup it is not
2 - You can prep a lemon in 10 seconds for this routine meaning if you are in a bar you can borrow a lemon and do it on the fly. I have a feeling John's routine would take a longer prep time
3 - There is a gimmick with the Chop routine which means you are not relying on just sleight of hand. The gimmick allows some very clean moments including being able to do the whole routine in s spectators hand and not use a table.
Just so you know, the bill can go anywhere not just a lemon. So you can use the chop gimmick to do your existing chop cup routine with a regular cup and after the final load produce the bill from anywhere.
Having said all that Mr Carney's routine is fantastic and well worth looking at. If you haven't read Carneycopia you will love it - I've just revisited it while researching Fruit Cup and I forgot how much good magic there is in there.