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scaress
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Hello,
I've never done these before.
would they be too 'angley' for a street show?
has anyone ever done these on the street?
thanks.
Michael Baker
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You have angle problems both for gimmicks and for certain sleights. Both can be worked around if you really study what you are putting together. There are methods to do this trick that reduce the bad angles a lot. I think one routine was in Al Leech's Legacy, but I cannot verify because I no longer have the book. Can someone check?

I have developed routines that use no gimmicks, in the sense usually thought about for multiplying billiard balls. Then it is basically clean steals and good misdirection.

I've never tried them on the street, but just think about what you will have in your hands at any given moment and imagine that someone could walk up from ANY direction, and you'll get a better understanding of what you have to work around.

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Danny Hustle
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Sunny Holiday did the balls on the street. I always liked watching him do it but you do need to be very careful of the angles.

Pat Page has a great routine that doesn't use a fake and the Frank Garcia book on the balls has a lot of non shell stuff as well.

Charlie Frye on his Eccentricks tape has a magnificent routine that is quick enough and uses the body well enough that I think you could almost do it surrounded.

Millions, and millions, of good ball routines out there. I think if you dig up enough of the old stuff it should be pretty simple to put something very clever together. Of course, simple is not the same thing as easy. Smile I think it will take a lot of work.

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scaress
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Cool.
what I had in mind was the multiplying eggs from fakini to go along with my egg bag. the idea just struck my today, but I've never seen the gimmick up close and I wondered what someone with more experience than me thought.
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I believe Whit Haydn did this on the street. Talk to him, he has some clever little tips for working the angles.
Harry Murphy
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There are several gimmick-less routines that are fairly angle proof that will (and have) played on the streets.

Harry Riser developed a couple of close-up and surrounded versions (one using the shell!) that would be perfect for a street venue. His are published in his “The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser”. It's clearly worth a look at just to get you thinking. I've played with Harry's routine using the Fakini eggs.
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One thing to consider-if using the fakini eggs-they will "cling" to the egg bag-(and be too heavy) so you will need to switch from the fakini to the hollow or vice versa. Harry no-s^^^ routine has very few angle problems-his original is with golf balls,. but eggs would be great as well.
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Just a thought maybe a diffrent egg trick could be the egg and silk...that could play well...

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