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Topic: Which form of magic is better to get into?
Message: Posted by: ChrisMagic52 (Apr 12, 2003 06:40PM)
Which form of magic is better to get into doing, Sponge Balls or Ropes?
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Apr 12, 2003 07:10PM)
Considering that you are in a "Mentalism" forum, I might suggest that you go back and re-read your basics first. Since sponge balls are popular and rope tricks can be more novel, (if you do something other than the trick of the week) I would suggest that you learn both.
PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: chrismatt (Apr 12, 2003 10:12PM)
On the other hand, it might be quite a challenge to devise a mentalism or psychic effect, using both rope and sponge balls. How about tying the hands of a medium and having a "clown's nose" appear on the tip of the medium's nose? I guess not. How about a spectator holding onto one end of a rope, and receiving impressions (via an embedded plate lifter) of how many sponge balls you've grabbed from a pocket? Still not quite there.
Message: Posted by: E-Leoni (Apr 12, 2003 10:46PM)
Go with the sponge balls. Have specki put a
sponge ball in one of their hands behind their back, and you guess which hand it's in.

E-Leoni.
Message: Posted by: kuffs (Apr 13, 2003 01:55AM)
I have come up with a lottery prediction routine using sponge balls, maybe it will be included in my new book for those curious about it.

I even did it for a publicity stunt, so I think when the routine covers the props; it can be perceived very differently from a magic prop.

But, I think you have not chosen the right place for the answer you demand.

Like someone has already written, why not learn both? This way you can't go wrong.

Humbly,

Kuffs
Message: Posted by: brainman (Apr 13, 2003 02:08AM)
Start with the sponges. If your performance is not good enough, your spectators will tie you up. ;)


Good luck,
P.
Message: Posted by: Lior (Apr 13, 2003 03:21AM)
Ropes are better for stage, but sponge balls are better for close up. But, you can do them on stage as well.

And I think that there are much better things for mentalism, like coins and cards.

Lior.
Message: Posted by: jlibby (Apr 13, 2003 11:38AM)
Wasn't there a Karrell Fox effect where someone chose a picture of a clown with a colored nose? The mentalist incorrectly names the color, then turns around wearing a clown nose of the correct color.

See ya!
Joe L.
Message: Posted by: shrink (Apr 20, 2003 04:24PM)
How about having three or four pieces of cord in your hand hanging out of your closed fist. Two or three spectators choose a cord but the mentalist is always left with the longest cord?

I don't know where that came from. Is this a marketed effect? Im sure I've read about it somewhere. If not how could it be done sounds like a good idea ....
Message: Posted by: Symmatrix (Apr 23, 2003 09:06AM)
For my suggestion stick to sponge balls.
Sponge is great...you can do close up and manipulation and gals just love those spongy thing.

Symmatrix :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: Victor Brisbin (Apr 24, 2003 12:12AM)
I say do both! Both props are very magical, economical, and compact. :bigdance: (spongeball)
Message: Posted by: HiraseMagic (Apr 24, 2003 01:25AM)
Sponge Balls always give you excellent response. First, try the multipying sponge balls...followed by the multipying rabbits and so...There are so many good sponge tricks. I cannot recommend enough.

Hirase