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Topic: Billiard ball vanish
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ram (May 31, 2004 02:14PM)
What is your favourite ball vanish by pure sleight of hand?
Message: Posted by: Brian Roberts (May 31, 2004 03:59PM)
The Toss vanish. Done correctly it is a thing of beauty.

Message: Posted by: Kevin Ram (May 31, 2004 04:29PM)
I like the back of the hand production straight into a retention vanish from the McBride tapes.
Also I like the bottom of the hand vanish.
Like the bottom of fist but with hand open, it's just a natural vanish.
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jun 2, 2004 08:15AM)
I also really like the toss vanish also. I also enjoy performing the roll vanish. This can work great as not only a vanish but as a color change move later in the act or sequence.

Message: Posted by: Farrell (Jun 13, 2004 05:01AM)
I like the de biere toss vanish. also the roll vanish I learned at chavez and the drop vanish but there is a ton of way to vanish a billiard ball.
Message: Posted by: Hill (Jun 13, 2004 08:38AM)
Where may I find documantation of the toss vanish? I am not familiar with this sleight
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Jun 13, 2004 09:48AM)
Both versions of the toss vanish can be found on Jeff McBride's 'World Class Manipulation' vids/dvd's. Best of luck with it!
Message: Posted by: MagicbyCarlo (Jun 17, 2004 11:44PM)
I use a false transfer and hold out the ball in a classic palm. Simple, direct and it works in my routine. The best vanish is the one that fits into your routine and style. I prefer direct natural moves to contorted looking transfers or overly animated movements.
Message: Posted by: Dutch (Jul 31, 2004 09:20AM)
Great advice Carlo, anything that fits the routine and looks natural. As for one with real impact the Vernon/Mora wand spin vanish is awesome if it is done right. You can find it in Ammar's Complete Cups and Balls I think. Silent Mora used a fan for BB but the wand works well.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Jul 31, 2004 12:51PM)
My favorite method is drop vanish (over the top). It's hard to explain without letting the world in on our method's.
Visually, the back of both hands face the audience (ball is clipped between thumb & index), the right hand drops the ball "over the top" of the left hand. Hat full of secrets and it's gone!
Lay and magic audience respond strongly to the vanish.
The toss vanish runs a close first.

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Aug 1, 2004 11:51AM)
Shimada shows a really nice vanish with the ball and a silk. He also shows a nice ball thru silk penetration effect. These are both on his lecture video.

Message: Posted by: stephenbanning (Aug 1, 2004 08:56PM)
I like some of the moves on Mark DeSousa's stage act tape, but don't use them. I use the bottom of the hand vanish and some that are not that showy. I really like some of the showy ones though. It's just not in the logic of my routine.