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Topic: Pip Sponges
Message: Posted by: cardking (Jul 12, 2010 11:18AM)
Thought it would be fun so I just picked up 4 pip sponges (red heart and diamond, black spade and club). Does anyone have any ideas or routines that could be used?

My main idea is to use two of the same colour and do a classic routine with the ending having the other two also appear in the specs hand. Getting into the routine could be interesting. two ideas:
first a card is 'selected' (3 of hearts) and you change it to a 2 of hearts as you pick off the heart pip.
second, have them name a suit and as they do, pull the associated colour sponge from their ear. Ben Nemzer came up with some cool ideas as well. My favorite is for the change from the 3 to the two, have the 3 on the face of the deck and the 2 plus sponge palmed so all you do is load the palmed 'package' on the face of the deck and pull off the sponge. I just wanted to know who uses these and what the community thought.
thanks
Dan
Message: Posted by: funsway (Jul 13, 2010 01:38PM)
I could see shufflng a stack of cards and have all the pips fly off leaving blank cards. You figure out where the numbers went, but as a gag it won't matter.
Message: Posted by: panlives (Jul 26, 2010 05:57AM)
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On 2010-07-13 14:38, funsway wrote:
I could see shufflng a stack of cards and have all the pips fly off leaving blank cards. You figure out where the numbers went, but as a gag it won't matter.
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Love it!
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 26, 2010 12:01PM)
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On 2010-07-13 14:38, funsway wrote:
I could see shufflng a stack of cards and have all the pips fly off leaving blank cards. You figure out where the numbers went, but as a gag it won't matter.
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Interesting! Shawn Farquhar does something similar to this with punched out paper pips.
Message: Posted by: panlives (Jul 26, 2010 05:55PM)
Hi Bill,
What is the name of the Shawn Farquhar routine?
Is it online?
Message: Posted by: Shawn Farquhar (Jul 28, 2010 04:36PM)
Hi panlives,

The routine Bill is citing is named Blown Away from my lecture notes Bread and Butter. I do not have a video of it online and have no plans to do so in the future. It's inspired by the magic of Dean Dill's "Blizzard" and Josh Jay's "Losing Diamonds".

cheers,

Shawn
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 28, 2010 05:59PM)
If you haven't seen Shawn's lecture, you are missing out on some of the best, most practical, real world magic there is. I've seen him lecture three times.

In order to do this one, you need to know another thing he has in his lecture. I won't tip it, but let me just say that it's a utility move that once you learn it, you will use it constantly.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 28, 2010 07:47PM)
There's a commercial routine I've seen, I think it's called "pips a poppin".
Not sure who created it.
Message: Posted by: Shawn Farquhar (Jul 28, 2010 11:48PM)
Pips a Poppin by Gosh and Tony Lewis. Uses aces that have their pips pop off.