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Stuart Hooper
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Any billard ball stuff with no gimmicks? It would be fun to do some stuff on the pool table. Vanishes apearences? whatever? Thnx. Smile
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This isn't really a trick but you can make some money off of it. What you do is you bet someone that you can knock two balls in with one shot. Now this how you set it up, have the person hold two balls (one in each hand)at the edge of the pockets, then you place a quarter on the dot on the table. Then shoot the cue ball at the quarter. If done right the cue ball should shoot up towards the person and they should drop the balls in the pockets. You just knocked two balls in with one shot.

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Worlds greatest magic 2. I think there was a magician who did his whole act based on pool. Check it out, its cool.
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Jeff McBride has a series of manipulation videos in which he uses billard balls. He does vanishes, color switches and production. Takes practice but the effect is killer.
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Maybe you could do a cue disappear or appear then you can't find the balls which you then produce one at a time then a comedy bit with a gaffed table where the ball wouldn't go in then finaly you pick in up and shove it in then it Jumps out on the table again so you in a fit of rage pick it up and throw it at the front row and it explodes in a ball of confetti......I don't know if it's just me but that sounds really good and funny...I don't think I could pull it off but if any of you can and do please send me a video.....man I should start writing a book or something...pm me if you like this post.
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Here is an idea using pool props..This I saw on a Jay Sankey Video...wish I could remember the name, but there is the ashes to palm trick, but istead of using ashes use pool chalk instead..hope that helps


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P.s I'm tired so I hope that made sense Smile
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If you can contact juggle you can work that into a production routine (with full billard balls, not shells) I've found that most pool tables in pubs (if you're after a street scenario) use 2 inch diameter balls, great for CJing. However with that size ball multiple ball stuff (palm spinning) is easiest unless you've got lots of time to practice.
I've been looking for similar stuff.
My only other suggestion is to use the pool table's surface for card/coin work. Smile
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I've been practicing contact juggling for at least 6 months and I'm still not fluid or consistent.. very difficult stuff.
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This is actually a pool trick shot, not really a magic trick, but it's kind of in the "escape" kind of vein.

What you do is you put the eight ball on the dot. You then surround it with six balls, and say that you can sink the eight ball in any of the four pockets closest to the dot. This requires very precise set up of the balls (I could explain, but it is very hard to describe it in writing. I can tell you that all of the balls should be touching and they should be evenly spaced around the eight ball), but once you get it you can sink it every time, in either of the four holes.
You do this by shooting at the cluster from approximately 90 degrees to the right. The important part is the setup, not the angle you shoot from.
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Actually, Chef Anton has a book on pool but I don't know if the hustles are magic or what exactly. It is available on his website.

Cheers,

Stephen
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You beat me to the Chef Anton reference http://www.schoolforscoundrels.com will find your way to him.
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The magician that was mentioned eariler was Raymond Crow. He did an act that was loosely based around the game of pool.

Are you looking for a routine that is themed around pool or magic that you can do while playing the game of pool at a pool hall or bar?

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In reply to Kyle's post I suggest that regardless of what you want to do learn a few (3 or 4) easy trickshots they are always very entertaining.
You can do a few vanishes with a pool ball using a French Drop, you can juggle them and you can force a card and select it with a shot on the cue ball. You can do manipulation by using a few sleights and your pockets or the tables pockets and some comedy by doing some really silly shot. Considering the pool hall or bar atmosphere doing the "filling up a beer can" trick that he made popular again ( it is for sale online) you can do a good 15 to 20 minute routine at a pool table using the things around you ie cigarettes, beer cans, pool chalk (thanx for the idea Mina) and then off course the balls.
Good luck.
Just remember that people want to have fun when they go out to play pool they don't want to be run over by a "Magic Show"
Good luck Smile
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ABC:
Exactly my point as well. It depends on what the person's intentions are. If you want to do 1 or 2 cool things while at the bar/pool hall, then learning a couple things could be fun to add spice to the night. But do not get carried away as to start your own show or performance as that is not why everyone came there.

If you want to do a pool act type of magic act, then use all the ideas for the act and really put some thought and creative thinking behind it.

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You could always contact juggle a few of the balls.
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