We Remember The Magic Café We Remember
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ever so sleightly » » Best ending for cups and balls? (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

crdshark86
View Profile
Loyal user
Los Angeles
238 Posts

Profile of crdshark86
Hi everyone- what is the best ending for the cups and balls trick? I like Jennings but are there other good ones out there?
Ask me about Dan Harlan's Jam Sessions!
TheAmbitiousCard
View Profile
Eternal Order
Northern California
13415 Posts

Profile of TheAmbitiousCard
What jennings ending are you referring to?

have you seen bad endings? other good endings?

give us some more info.....
www.theambitiouscard.com Hand Crafted Magic
Trophy Husband, Father of the Year Candidate,
Chippendale's Dancer applicant, Unofficial World Record Holder.
ChristianR
View Profile
Veteran user
356 Posts

Profile of ChristianR
There is no overall best, it is what best fits you. You could ask the opinon of which ending each performer likes best but like all tricks, there is no best. I do remember seeing water in glasses for final loads. It was very nice.
Tarbell!
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24280 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Water glasses are interesting. They are a mainstay of the National Water Cups. Unfortunately, these cups are both messy and expensive. They are also quite cumbersome, due to the nature of their construction.

There are other methods, though.

I don't like the bag the cups came in as a final load. I also do not like vanishing a dollar bill and then producing a lemon under a cup as a final load to a cup routine and finding the dollar bill inside it. That's fine for magicians, but for the lay public it obfuscates the endings of both routines.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Roland Henning
View Profile
Special user
Kiel, Germany
511 Posts

Profile of Roland Henning
How about 3 big lemons... No kidding

Fruit is a timeless classic. Suprising and definitly effective. I used billard balls and now I use big yellow rubber balls.

The simple rule. As long a the final load is bigger than the original balls you will do fine.
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24280 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Hamsters make bad loads. They bite.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Mobius303
View Profile
Inner circle
Lakewood, Ohio
1303 Posts

Profile of Mobius303
I think that if you do things like a solid cup are very strong.
Vanishing the cups as jennings did is also very strong.

The regular final loads be it fruit or balls is also strong.
I hate working with animals so Thnaks for the info on the hamsters ...they are now off my list of final loads forever.
Later,
Mobius
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24280 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Good thinking, Mike.

Now a coral snake, on the other hand, that's impressive.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
ursusminor
View Profile
Elite user
Norway
443 Posts

Profile of ursusminor
Quote:
On 2006-03-26 22:32, Bill Palmer wrote:
Now a coral snake, on the other hand, that's impressive.


It could certainly become an ending to end all endings...

Bjørn
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them
pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."
- Winston Churchill"
flimnar
View Profile
Special user
Salt Lake
577 Posts

Profile of flimnar
I've got to give my vote to the Gazzo melon final load....now that's a load! Okay, I realize it isn't exactly the same kind of "final load", but nonetheless......

Flimnar
"This one goes to eleven..." Nigel Tufnel
MagiUlysses
View Profile
Special user
Kansas City
504 Posts

Profile of MagiUlysses
Greetings and Salutations,

I'm thinking, with just a few moments of thought, that the best ending to the cups and balls is the one where the audience is jumping up and down, screaming, applauding and throwing paper money by the handful at you!

Just my $.02 (USD) worth. YMMV

Joe in KC

"Those who think that magic consists of doing tricks are strangers to magic. Tricks are only the crude residue from which the lifeblood of magic has been drained." - S.H. Sharpe
Chris Becker
View Profile
Veteran user
New York, NY
371 Posts

Profile of Chris Becker
I like the general idea of a solid cup. I'm thinking of including some kind of cup switch in the widest sense in my routine. Any ideas on how to accomplish this best? We briefly talked about this when Tim Ellis was here. I don't think his switch at the end of Runaround Sue is ideal ... but I haven't come up with anything better...

-Christof
- - -
<BR>Cards don't cheat people. People cheat people.
Tim Ellis
View Profile
V.I.P.
Melbourne, Australia
1231 Posts

Profile of Tim Ellis
I experimented with solid cups, three cups fused together etc... but I found that the audience tended to dismiss them at "gimmicked cups". They needed to examine the cups themselves before they were convinced of what had happened, and even then they weren't nearly as impressed as a large item appearing.

I found though, that the item needs to be surprising... but logical. So that when it appears the audience says "WHAT??!!!" followed quickly by "OF COURSE!"

Hope this makes sense.
TheAmbitiousCard
View Profile
Eternal Order
Northern California
13415 Posts

Profile of TheAmbitiousCard
All I can say now is that I need a milkshake.
www.theambitiouscard.com Hand Crafted Magic
Trophy Husband, Father of the Year Candidate,
Chippendale's Dancer applicant, Unofficial World Record Holder.
Mobius303
View Profile
Inner circle
Lakewood, Ohio
1303 Posts

Profile of Mobius303
I used to make an 8 ball drop out of a solid object and they always grabbed for both.
Why not make the last load drop out of a solid cup and then tip the solid cup back much like latimer does in his routine?
Plays very strong when done that way.
Later,
Mobius
stove167
View Profile
New user
55 Posts

Profile of stove167
I like lemons the most I have tried other things but lemons or other types of melons get the best reaction for my performance
Michael Sullivan
View Profile
New user
Australia
86 Posts

Profile of Michael Sullivan
I like the idea of the first final load being an oversized ball that matches the original mini balls - I feel that you get that mild surprise and the audiance should feel 1 of the ball has grown, producing a miracle that now if the audiance think that there is something under any of the other cups it is going to be the same as the first.

Then for the next 2-3 final loads to be object that are not expected and as fare different as the first load, because now you have created a double headed impact in the way of you have covered both bases in the next stage.

If after the first final load they do not expect another well you will have an extra surprise and for the people that do image there may be more of the same then you still knock there socks off as the next loads are possible imagined but not to be what is revealed.

Michael
Eric Falconer
View Profile
Veteran user
Houston
378 Posts

Profile of Eric Falconer
Bill,
I'm surprised I beat you to this....

You won Pete's "funniest post" award for that post.


With some routines out there... The best ending for their cups and balls routine is to just put the cups back in the bag and walk away.
Eric Falconer

Houston TX
Pete Biro
View Profile
1933 - 2018
18558 Posts

Profile of Pete Biro
Y'mean like David Williamson? Heheheh Smile
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
pepka
View Profile
Inner circle
Uh, I'm the one on the right.
5041 Posts

Profile of pepka
In my experience, people get floored when you produce one more load than you have cups. My first 3 come rather quickly and the last one is delayed. I very often get applause and I have to bring it back so the 4th load isn't totally missed.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ever so sleightly » » Best ending for cups and balls? (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.13 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL