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Andy Tauber
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Any recommendations on a couple of Sponge Ball routines.

I am looking for one specifically for young children 5-10 years and one for adults?
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Sponge Rabbits for kids.
Martian Spongeballs by Steve Dacri. It's on his DVD.
You might also consider getting the DVD Encylopedia of Spongeball Magic.
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Had forgotten that one, Ian -- quit hiding stuff ...

on the commercial side I have had good response for "Then there were 4" -- get two sets for penetrations and additional effects like C&B
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Andy Tauber
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On 2013-02-11 22:36, magicians wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWjwoAB9DA8
The amoeba routine


That was a fun one. Thanks for the advice.
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Sean Taylor's Sponge for All Seasons is my favourite sponge ball routine.
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Don't forget the COIN PURSE FRAME. It's a useful accessory to get the first ball--or a second ball surreptitiously.
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Eugene Burgers Routine with happy faces on the sponge balls for walk around and Patrick Page's routine in stand up situations. The hand shake at the end in Page's routine is a good way to end for thanking the volunteer as they go back to their seats and eliciting some applause from the audience for the volunteer.
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I recommend Steve Dacri's Martian routine for close-up work. My routine is based on his. For stand-up work, I use Dick Stoner's Spongeball Surprise. Both routines work well for adults or kids, although the last line in Stoner's routine will have to be changed for kids.
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I didn't see the OP wanted one for adults too. Steve Dacri's routine is great for both stand up and close up for adults. I learned it and most the routines from the L&L WGM sponge balls dvd. Daryls routine is good as well for both kids and adults for close-up. The OP should consider purchasing the dvd from L&L if he doesn't already have one. Its a good dvd for learning basic sleight of hand techniques and I would say it goes over routining and theory as well by some great teachers and performers.

Dacri mentioned he use to use his routine for stage performances as well
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I'd suggest the Fechter’s Sponge Ball Routine on the Paul Lelekis ebook Close Up Journey...It's really commercial and suitable to children and adult people....you can buy the ebook at Lybrary.com
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On 2013-02-11 22:36, magicians wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWjwoAB9DA8
The amoeba routine


Wow! It could be a great routine opener!
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On 2013-02-22 12:08, Moonstone76 wrote:
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On 2013-02-11 22:36, magicians wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWjwoAB9DA8
The amoeba routine


Wow! It could be a great routine opener!


For a full routine, I start with the large ball. Now you have 2" sponges. Stop the main routine and do 2" sponge effects (fourball routine). Then at that end, take a 2" ball and reduce it the rest of the way.
The alternate routine turns everything at the end into your choice of ball to bunny, square, or growing ball.
This clip shows the alternate routine.
http://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=44916
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My compliments! It's genius!
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If you are looking for a really good sponge routine to get started with, Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic has a really good and fairly long routine in it. You can probably find it at most book stores for around $15.
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