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cardone
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Anyone ever see an appearing tennis raquet? or how about the Fin Jon tennis ball routine? Thanks for your time.....
Eric Leclerc
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Hi... that's why I love stage magic.. Because an appearing Tennis Racket wouldnt be in demand for a lot of people so we are not likely to see one marketed. You have to make it up on your own. I agree, with the multiplying tennis balls, it would make for a nice act..

Just prop it on your back...With the handle sticking out of your coat a little.. It would have to be your first or second effect, just steal it with the cover of a silk.. Or maybe a Tennis net!!!!!!! With black backing behind it so the racket wouldnt be seen..That could be cool..
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The late Bill Strickland from England did an Appearing tennis Racket as I remember. It was very unusal. He had a cover he use for the racket. Or it could have been the neting or whatever the strings are called also appeared. The racket folded a couple of times.

The late Neil Foster invented a tennis racket and ball routine. Abbott's sold it but not many purchased it. So it is no longer available. It used a black art principal and the stricks appeared. The ball changed color, it used a tube like the balls come in.

That is all that I know was ever invented.
cardone
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Thanks Bill and Eric for the info........
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I remember seeing someone do something a few years back where he took a tennis racket out of its case and showed the case empty. He zipped it back up and a handle popped out of the bottom, he opened the case, and there was a 2nd racket. He produced 5 white rackets in this way.

He then put the white tennis rackets into a white case, he then visually changed the outer case red. The case was opened and the racket was now red. He did this for all 5 rackets changing them all different colors.

That was the best and most visual trick I have ever seen done with the paddle move...

Just some ideas to get you started.

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Another idea is to build an egg on fan with a tennis ball instead of the egg. I think that would be really cool.
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For multiplying tennis balls: Tennis shops have ball droppers that clip to your waistband. Women players use them since they don't have pockets. They make a metal one too that holds even a slippery billard ball snug. It can be bent to hold smaller balls too. I think they're called Ball Caddy or My Caddy.
At the same place I found a golf product called "Grrrip". It goes on liquid but instantly dries to powder. Great for sweaty hands. Hope it's useful.
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They also market a set of multiplying tennis balls now. I think they are by Finn Jon.

Derek Merdinyan
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Does anyone know if the tennis balls by Finn Jon are smaller than regulatory tennis balls? I cant imagine being able to hold 4 full size tennis balls between my fingers..
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Anyone????
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I think they are a sponge material. I hear they are pricy though.
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On 2005-09-26 12:18, Eric Leclerc wrote:
Does anyone know if the tennis balls by Finn Jon are smaller than regulatory tennis balls? I cant imagine being able to hold 4 full size tennis balls between my fingers..


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If the tennis racket is small enough to be concealed under your coat, you can use the Michael Ammar's appearing bottle effect using the racket intead of the bottle

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I think maybe a racket ball racket might be perfect ....nice idea dave.....
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