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Tarbell 29: Billiard Ball Manipulation (Instant Download)

Delight your audiences when you master the classic of Billiard Ball Manipulation! START LEARNING INSTANTLY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Billiard Ball Manipulation has been featured prominently in the acts of nearly every stage manipulator in the last hundred years.

Its popularity and versatility comes from a combination of a simple (yet clever) gimmick, and pure sleight-of-hand techniques.

Learning the moves and routines will not only help you improve your dexterity but you'll also learn valuable lessons about angles, timing, and misdirection.

Here you will find fundamental moves, covering a wide range of possibilities, which require dedication and practice to make them smooth and surprising.

The lesson begins with a full routine incorporating various sleights. You'll learn many ways to produce and vanish a ball, and show both hands empty.

You'll learn the core concept which allows you turn one ball into two with a wave and immediately show both of them solid.

We'll continue with the fancy roll-out production of the third ball, and Dan shows you how to apparently swallow it and bring it back from your stomach which sets you up perfectly to produce a total of four balls. Plus, Dan teaches you an elegant move that allows you to show all four on both sides.

Although some of the moves in this routine are challenging, Dan gives you his simpler, more direct routine to use while you're mastering more advanced moves.

Then Dan takes a color-changing routine to the next level to show you the possibilities you can create.

And finally, a simple transposition of two different colored balls gets the Harlan treatment as he offers you two very different approaches to it.

One becomes a surprising exchange of two borrowed objects, and the other is a comedy piece that's a sure cure for your Saturday night fever.

So, prepare to delight your audience with your digital dexterity as you master the quintessential classic of Billiard Ball Manipulation.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 21st, 2015
Dan Harlan dose it again. He took a lesson that can be a little tricky to navigate and presented it in a fun, entertaining, and dynamic way. The lesson is split into two parts the first covering the multiplying billiard balls and the second covering “A Mysterious Ball Transposition”. Dan presents the multiplying billiard balls in two way, the first in a jazz influenced routine with patter and the second is a music influenced routine in which all four balls change colors (as seen in the video above). Yes magic with billiard balls takes work and time, as dose any sleight of hand act. As for money, one can get a set for around the neighborhood of $12-$14.

The second part of the video covers the transposition effect in which not only two balls but two borrowed objects change places. Harlan takes this idea on big step forward with his Saturday night fever routine. During this final routine, a Magic 8 ball lives up to its name and switches places with a disco ball. This would be great for the right character.

All and all it was a great lesson, in an amazing video series. So, if you like what you see above why not check out this video. I hope you enjoy it and have a ball.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 1st, 2015
I like the routine, my only problem is my balls have not come from Fakini yet, for now I can only imagine.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 7th, 2015
I am up to Tarbell 31 now, and will just say that this and every other volume is superb. Dan Harlan has done an incredible job of updating and breathing life and fun into the original Tarbell effects. He is only in volume 2, I just hope he lasts for the next 6 volumes. If you aren't getting these now, you are missing out on digital reference that may never be again be matched.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 28th, 2015
First of, I have to say that this course is amazing and Dan Harlan makes a very top job by teaching all the stuff. Ball manipulation is really hard but the explanations are superb. I would like to suggest one thing: what if someone takes the work of puting toghether the gimmicks needed for the changin color routine? I would easily pay 100 bucks, maybe more, for them, because you need to be Mc Guiver to construct all the stuff.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 11th, 2015
I have been working with Billiard balls for almost a year now developing a routine. If you are interested in working with billiard balls expect to spend a lot of time, and money to make something worth while. Any manipulation takes an enormous amount of time, practice, and dedication but has a huge pay off. This I feel is becoming a lost art
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