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I just learned how to do paper balls over the head using napkins and figured I'd use crumpled dollar bills to do sponge ball routines and paper balls over the head. I feel this is more impromptu rather than carrying 4 red sponge balls in my pocket.

I can just go into my wallet or borrow the money from the spectator and just crumple the money in front of their face and make them disappear. This would be funny and provide a shock factor. Then just wow them with the routines and a killer ending.

One ending would be to do a transposition with their crumpled money by turning two $1 bills into a $2 bill and let them keep it.

Another ending would be to produce ten or twenty $1 bills when the spectator opens their hands.

I also have a $100 silk bill, a mismade $1 bill and a mismade $5 bill. I can incorporate these into the middle of the routines or make them as a finale.

Thoughts?
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I'd respond to your post but I can't spell defconskylude.

Ok, maybe I can. I've used bar napkins wadded up for this effect for years. I have one in a pocket already rolled up. Roll up three in front of the spectators and go into a pretty generic sponge ball routine. I wad up all three of them, have a spectator who is my stooge stand behind the main spectator. He catches the wad-o-balls as I loft it over their heads.

Seems to get a good reaction for me.
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On 2009-08-21 18:59, defconskylude wrote:
I just learned how to do paper balls over the head using napkins and figured I'd use crumpled dollar bills to do sponge ball routines and paper balls over the head. I feel this is more impromptu rather than carrying 4 red sponge balls in my pocket.

I can just go into my wallet or borrow the money from the spectator and just crumple the money in front of their face and make them disappear. This would be funny and provide a shock factor. Then just wow them with the routines and a killer ending.

One ending would be to do a transposition with their crumpled money by turning two $1 bills into a $2 bill and let them keep it.

Another ending would be to produce ten or twenty $1 bills when the spectator opens their hands.

I also have a $100 silk bill, a mismade $1 bill and a mismade $5 bill. I can incorporate these into the middle of the routines or make them as a finale.

Thoughts?


The only problem I see with this is the size of the bills for a 'sponge ball' routine. 10-20 sponge balls compact really well because they are, well, sponge. I don't see how you can get 10-20 crumpled up bills in someones hand and play it off as a few. Also, and this is only my opinion, try not to get to wrapped up in one theme. I've seen some magicians stick to one theme, dollar bills for example, for their entire set and it gets repetative. Mix it up. Again, just this one guy's opinion.
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I understand what you're saying and I agree that it will be difficult to get 10-20 crumpled bills into the their hand. I'll try to see how small I can crumple a single bill. Otherwise I'd have to try it with just five to six crumpled bills and see how it feels. I'd probably have to hold the spectators wrist or their hand so they're distracted.

Majority of the tricks I do involve bills, rubber bands, and finger rings.
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Chalie Miller's impromptu C&B routine uses rolled up dollar bills and can follow a small sponge ball routine nicely. I think Johnn Ace Palmer does a small sponge ball type routine preceding his C&B routine as a lead-in. I think the routine is viewable on the net.
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Greg Wilson has a routine in his "off the Cuff" lecture DVD. I think it's a classic "2 in the hand, 1 in the pocket" type spongeball routine, and at the and he uncrumbles the 3 bills and they have all become 20s. Something like that.

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You could also use cotton balls however I guess you are voting for the bills. I know the Mark Wilson Book Of Magic has material on paper ball magic.
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Mark Wilsons sucker torn and restored napkin routine with fake bills.
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Mark Wilsons sucker torn and restored napkin routine with fake bills.



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I second the cotton balls because you can light them and eat them at the end... saw Brian Brushwood do this (they have to be cotton, no man made fibers)
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I do a imprompt chop cup with rolled up notes. And after seeing somthing on a sanky DVD I do it with a sigend bill.
its prety much part of my maatyin things I do.
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Opss it was late and I was tired. I meant that the trick done that way is now somthing I use regular in walk round. It nice when you collect ideas from souces and see them come together. Aslo it came from messing around a bit to become a strong routine.

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Bills can talk when either doing the sleight or landing on the floor when doing over the head routine. I use toilet paper, it help adds comedy.
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