I was a little shocked at some of the negative reviews I saw for this. This is not a tutorial or
encyclopedia of C&B moves. This is a workers routine, and a pretty strong one. This is for someone
who knows basic moves already. In fact the moves in this routine are about as basic as in any dime
store magic kit. This is for someone who is looking to save a little space in their bag by carrying
a smaller number of cups, and doesn't want to put together their own routine, which can take weeks
to put together a good routine, script it, and rehearse it. This is a good, solid 3-6 minute routine
with all of that leg work done for you. As an added bonus his sponge ball routine, Ain't No Moe, is
also taught on this DVD. If you're looking for move tutorial stick to Ammars DVD set. But if your
looking to push past just being a move monkey and looking for a good routine to base off of, having
the novelty of using two cups instead of three with a good transition into a sponge ball routine,
this is a good DVD to reference.
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It should be called table hopping sponge magic with a 15 second cups and balls routine. The cups
routine was VERY short, too short, and it just seemed like he was using the sponge balls as a
filler. I feel like the trick is on me this time. I'll stick with JC Wagner and Brian Tudor DVD's,
they give you tons of material to practice. Sorry Carl
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I was expecting to see something new and mind boggling when I watched this DVD, but all I saw was
the same stuff I see in most people's cups and balls routines. If you know how to do cups and balls
with 3 cups, you know how to do everything on this DVD, just take one of your cups out of your
normal routine. In short, it's an 8 minute routine that most magicians would know how to do if they
thought about it for 5 minutes.
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This DVD has allowed me to perform a great 2 cup and ball routine and it is very entertaining and
fun. I really enjoyed the several camera angles and the way it was taught step by step allowing me
to learn it quickly.
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I thought when I bought it, this dvd might teach me some slights, but all it does is show you a
short little routine.
Worth maybe 2 bucks not twenty.
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Carl makes this trip very clean and very clear with his instructions. The DVD itself is very
professionally made and unlike many DVD's it's easy to follow without a lot of interruption or
problems in filming. I was very impressed by the methodology and it looks like a very easy routine
to master. Very well worth the money and time spent. Great buy
great table hopping routine. Would recommend it highly!!
Its a good routine but be aware this is a professional table hoping magicians routine. It is not an
introduction to Cup and Ball magic, its not an intro to table hoping. If you go into this familiar
with the cups and balls your going to get a great routine for working tables.
This dvd has good modern production qualities: clear, clean,camera and sound work of both the
performer's view and the audience view. The teaching - demonstrating and explaining - is very good
by Carl...I am at ease with his looks and his voice: he looks and sounds 'solid', trustworthy...and
what he says is comprehensive and, when needed, specific. Be alert, this dvd is about 'Table
Hopping' cups and balls (c&b)...it's all about how and why Carl has adapted the basic c&b to a
mobile work space. It is NOT particularly about the basics of c&b: it is more about what equipment
to carry, where to carry it and the best conditions/arrangements for performing c&b while on the
move in a confined space. For me, it is an excellent addition to to Ammar's comprehensive and
detailed ordinary (c&b) dvd.
Nothing new here, but Carl does a very nice job routining a variety of moves into a commercial two
cup routine that uses sponge balls as the final loads. Nice idea, although I'm not a fan of sponge
balls. If you are, this is a nice lead-in to a sponge ball routine and Carl offers several nice
subtleties in loading two balls that look extremely fair. I have used portions of Carl's thinking
into my two cup routine and it has added two strong applause points. Worth checking out if you table
hop and are looking for another approach to the two cups. That said, you DO need a bit of table
space to have effective blocking and misdirection, so if you're cramped on performing space, this
isn't the routine for you.