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Potty the Pirate
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WOW! I put the Groove Tube into both shows today...what a reaction!! The kids were aged 4 and 5, and they went CRAZY for this. I kept the routine pretty much as per the instructions, except I used the cups and balls load for the final reveal.
This played BETTER than Silver Sceptre, which surprised me. Of course, the ball does all sorts of clever things: it peeks over the tube, it peeks under the tube, it flies out the top, and it penetrates the rod. It can whack you on the head or in the eye, can change colour, and even multiply. Simply loads of bits of business, which keep coming thick and fast, as the routine is so short and simple.
Now I need an ungimmicked tube, and another prop to create a first-class opening routine. I want to finish with a production of several different coloured balls, and then be able to look straight through the tube at the kids (like a telescope).
Another winner from Wolf's Magic, simply brilliant!
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I am a long time viewer, but first time post.. I purchased the groove tube in december and used it for the first time last weekend for a birthday show for 6yr olds.. I received the strongest reaction from this trick.. The kids loved it!!!!!
I used the script supplies with some minor changes and it was a hit!!!! you can't go wrong with this trick!!!!!
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Any videos?
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On 2010-01-26 10:59, Cliff G wrote:
Hi Ace,

I have been playing with my Groove tube for a few days now.

Instead of switching the balls at the top of the tube as per the instructions I have been doing it the following way....

I remove and the dump the cork, palming the red ball as I do so. I then load the red ball ala cups and balls into the bottom of the groove tube keeping it in hidden via my pinky. I then remove the wand / green stick so the green ball can fall through the bottom but instead of the green ball appearing out falls the red one (my set has green balls with a red ball kicker)

It seems to flowing better for me this way

Potty's comment about the cups and balls are what got me thinking about the load.

All the best

Cliff


I do the same thing.......... great minds .....
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On 2010-01-26 10:59, Cliff G wrote:
Hi Ace,

I have been playing with my Groove tube for a few days now.

Instead of switching the balls at the top of the tube as per the instructions I have been doing it the following way....

I remove and the dump the cork, palming the red ball as I do so. I then load the red ball ala cups and balls into the bottom of the groove tube keeping it in hidden via my pinky. I then remove the wand / green stick so the green ball can fall through the bottom but instead of the green ball appearing out falls the red one (my set has green balls with a red ball kicker)

It seems to flowing better for me this way

Potty's comment about the cups and balls are what got me thinking about the load.

All the best

Cliff


Thanks for the tip!
This has been on the back burner for a while, as I had other projects in the work(including a SNEEKER TWEEKER),
but I am getting ready to work on it again.

Joe
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My tube arrived today..
my ending is as follows ..
remove cork from the top and place to one side.
palm ball and place this hand at the bottom of the tube secretly loading it .
remove the rod. allowing the ball to fall to the bottom of the tube..Smile
lift tube and produce different colour ball..

hope this helps some people just an idea./
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On 2010-03-17 06:50, djmagic4 wrote:
My tube arrived today..
my ending is as follows ..
remove cork from the top and place to one side.
palm ball and place this hand at the bottom of the tube secretly loading it .
remove the rod. allowing the ball to fall to the bottom of the tube..Smile
lift tube and produce different colour ball..

You may like to add the top ball flying out of the tube one more time, for absolute misdirection while you load the ball.
;)
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Just received one, and this thread is very helpful.
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Just tried mine....the only prob I have is that this is a bit tricky for magicians with large fingers. I had to do a little homemade 'expansion' work, but when I tried it in performance, GALES of laughter!! In one show a 3-year old made the catch, and scolded the ball before returning it. BTW, if any tube owners out there are not liking the little sound-effect when the ball leaps, I use the ol' horn-under-the-arm trick to cover it up, and its waaaay funnier!
Everybody wants to beleive.....we just help them along.
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Thanks for the idea on the horn under the arm! I had an issue with the noise too.

The kids LOVE it! I worked it over and over and over and over with the one peeking out the bottom. Like the measel-teasel wand, I don't know how long the kids would keep laughing but I have no doubt it would be a LONG time!

It's a GREAT prop!

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Anybody know where to order extra balls for the Groove Tube? I have an idea for a skit with my puppet, but I would need some duplicate balls to make it work.
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Try Chance Wolf, the GT I bought second hand needed a new red ball and they got it from him.
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Thanks. I sent him one email a few days ago but haven't heard back. I'll try again.
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Hi Curt,
Sorry, I am behind on my emails. I LOVED your idea and will email you the order info etc.
Thanks
Chance
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curtnelson
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Chance -- thanks for your help with that! I'm really excited about putting the Groove Tube and the Pea Shoot in this summer's library reading program!
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SO I am a little confused. In teh instructions it somewhat portrayed that the spectator acyually holds onto the groove tube, but in actuallity its the magician that is holding onto the tube. I received my groove tube yesterday and was surprised, because again it seems as though the spectator is holding onto the tube.

So I am assumming that the magician holds onto the tube because they need to release the ball.

Thoughts??
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The instructions don't even hint that the child can hold the tube. They can hold the ball and place it in the tube, but the magician holds the tube at all times.
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Interesting. Here is a little portion of the instructions.

"The magician asks the child to place Binky into the top of the tube while he looks his magic wand" it goes on to say " while the magician rummages around his prop case or his pockets the child places the ball in the tube, and unbeknowst to the magic, the ball shoots out".

So how can the magi allow the child to place the ball while he is rummaging???? impossible and misleading instructions. This was also printed on the advertising, which made me beleive this could happen. To me that sounds like the magician can hand over the tube while he looks for his wand. I understand that it cant happen that way as I own this and have the instructions and its physocally impossible. So in all, the magician removes the groove tube from site while looking for a magic wand?

I like the trick, but slightly disappointed in the fact that the child cannot hold onto the tube Smile
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Have the child place the ball in the tube (that you are holding) then tell the kids you need to find a special magic wand for the trick to work. As you're looking for the wand (and the tube is in plain sight for all to see throughout the whole routine) the ball jumps out of tube, but you don't notice because you're not looking at the tube. When you try this routine, you'll see that it's not necessary for the kid to hold the tube and the fact that it can't be held by the volunteer doesn't make a difference...it's a fun routine.
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I agree, seems like fun and I cant wait to work with it.
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