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Cups & balls booklet (Book)
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For centuries, the Cups and Balls has fascinated audiences and magicians alike. The trick ahs been featured by nearly every great performer in the history of the art, in nearly every venue, from street corners to Broadway theaters. It is likely the most popular magic trick of all time.
Inside this booklet you will learn through clear, step-by-step instructions, the essentials of this fascinating effect. Methods and moves for beginners - easy for anyone to learn - are taught alongside intermediate and advanced sleight of hand techniques. Dai Vernon's classic, "Impromptu Cups and Balls Routine," recognized as a modern magical classic, is described in minute detail as well.
You will learn: False Transfers, Complete Routines, How to Select the Proper Equipment, Loading Techniques, How to Construct Patter, To Develop a Unique Performance, How to Misdirect an Audience, and more.
In short, the Cups and Balls is a complete lesson in sleight of hand. It's time to get to work!
"The Cups and Balls carries a stunning impact. It makes an impression, a lasting impression...It has evolved into the magician's 'perfect' trick...It is no small wonder that this uncomplicated illusion has been around for two millenia."
- From the introduction by Bob Read,noted lecturer, performer and authority on the Cups and Balls
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2011
Cups and balls is actually one of the first things to think of when you start with magic. But I advise to first get into magic, learn a few sleights and then come back here.
Oh, you're back? Great. If you want to learn cups and balls, buy this. Don't forget, you'll need cups and balls too, but this book describes what you should choose, so you would better read that first.
In this book you learn the basic sleights of the cups and balls. The pictures make it very easy to learn them.
After that, you go into the routines: The Basic Routine and Dai Vernon's Impromptu Cups and Balls Routine. After that, there are also some additional sequences.
At the end, it's time to try and... It works!
If you want to have this, buy this. That's all I can say.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 25th, 2014
I have blown off learning and practicing Cups and Balls for many many years. It has never appealed to me. It is just not fit into my style. This book changed my attitude. I was really surprised such a great instructional book came at such a low price.
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