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William Dee
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I am just curios as to how many phases everyone does in their cups and balls routine.
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I'm not sure as I haven't done it in a while. However when I did it was vernons routine so......
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3 then final load reveal.
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Tom Fenton
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Three followed by the final loads.
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Three and a final load.
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I basically do the Vernon routine without the false explanation.

Bosco sequence
202 sequence
Penetration sequence with the Charlie Miller move
Final loads
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See my version at www.pete-biro.com New segment to delay final loading. Basically Vernon's http://pete-biro.com/petes-videos/ . Smile
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William Dee
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So far most say three so I wonder if most people are disposed to the number three because it just feels right.
I know Vernon said that three is the magic number. It seems that "everything happens in threes" or at least we perceive it that way.
Is it just coincidence or is it because most people structure on what has already been done?
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Bethoven wrote a sonata with three notes. HOWEVER THERE ARE NO RULES.
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I have three phases because I want the routine to be short.
I could do more but I think that people may become bored.
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I am interested in something besides the baseballs that I am currently using for the initial sequence. I don't think my audiences care about the baseballs. The final loads are great but I wish I could think of something for the little balls that inspired a bit more emotion or empathy with the bit. Coin magic has the allure of money, cards gambling- cups and balls have very little emotional stuff to carry it along. The character we are playing can be dramatic ... but I would like some other idea for the small balls. Thoughts?
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When I perform the cups & balls, I tell my audience that this is the first thing I ever performed.
I go on to explain the meaning that the cups & balls have for me.
I ask them to share the feelings I had and have.

Seems to work for me.
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I do my routine as a demonstration of the oddness of this stuff I found. You don't necessarily need the audience to care about the balls, they need to care about what you do with the balls.
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In the documentary The Spirit of Magic, Vernon noted that things come in threes. I keep my routine to three phases, which for me is enough. I think it's more important to get the spectators to care about the performer than the actual props. People order their interests in this hierarchy:

1. Themselves
2. Other people
3. Objects
William Dee
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On Jun 23, 2016, scottmcfall wrote:
I am interested in something besides the baseballs that I am currently using for the initial sequence. I don't think my audiences care about the baseballs. The final loads are great but I wish I could think of something for the little balls that inspired a bit more emotion or empathy with the bit. Coin magic has the allure of money, cards gambling- cups and balls have very little emotional stuff to carry it along. The character we are playing can be dramatic ... but I would like some other idea for the small balls. Thoughts?


Okay but how many phases do you do in your cup routine?
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On Jun 21, 2016, William Dee wrote:
So far most say three so I wonder if most people are disposed to the number three because it just feels right.
I know Vernon said that three is the magic number. It seems that "everything happens in threes" or at least we perceive it that way.
Is it just coincidence or is it because most people structure on what has already been done?

This article should help kick off your understanding of the Rule of Three:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_three_(writing)
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I have 4 to 5 phases

1. Normal (no tricks)
2. 1 Ball to another cup
3. 2 Balls to Same cup
4. Make 3 Vanish
5. Make them reapper
"It's better to have 3 amazing tricks than 100 good ones"
William Dee
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Thanks to everyone for taking part in this poll so far.
It has always been something I was curios about.
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