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flimnar
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I am endeavoring to learn a basic sponge
ball routine. All routines I have seen involve a ruse involving a coin purse frame--you put your fingers into the coin purse to show your hands empty. I bought the standard Gosh coin purse frame, but it is too small for me to insert 3 fingers.
Does anyone know where I can purchase a bigger one?

Thanks--

Flimnar
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KirkG
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Just go to a store where they sell purses and rip the fabric off the frame. After you buy it, course. Smile

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Bill Hegbli
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Why do you have to put 3 fingers in the opening? Normally, anyway I, reach in and remove the sponge with 2 fingers.

The Goshman purse frame can produce a 3" coin, how big are your fingers?

I suggest you open the frame wider.
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And learn the Slydini handling!!!!
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flimnar
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You put three fingers into the purse frame and do a move that conceals the ball and shows your hand(s) are empty. I probably do need to just buy a purse and rip off the fabric. I'll have to check out Slydini handling--I've not heard of that.

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Bill Hegbli
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Goshman's handling is in the Sponge Book as well as his routine published with the sponge ball for his famous routine. Roy Johnson of England also has a handling and routine.

I do not understand your explanation as the item to be produced is in the same hand the purse is in. The sponge is held by the lower fingers.

The removal should be as clean as possible. That is why I reach in with the 1st and 2nd fingers to remove the item. Be it coin or ball.
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I am not sure how much the rules of the Café allow me to say about the actual process of a routine, even though it appears to be a common move in most sponge ball routines. Suffice it to say, you would put your first 3 fingers through the purse, not to extract a ball, but to show the hands empty while secretly hiding a ball. In surfing the internet, everyone seems to be selling the same Gosh frame. When I watched Daryl's routine on Fooler Doolers, he had a larger one. I found a site that sells purse frames for people making purses. That is probably my best bet.

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Pete Biro
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Get the Slydini book of magic and see his handling. It is excellent (doing seated).
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Bill Hegbli
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Looks like you are set on your method of showing. I believe Goshman showed the purse frame in the method you mention. I personally do not find it necessary for this as I display by the clips and show the frame quit empty, or missing the bag.

To each their own, as it should be. I did find a larger frame before Goshman marketed his models. It is workable. Unfortunately, I got them at a 5 & dime store which are no longer in existence today.

Good luck in your handling, I wish you great success!
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The move you are referring to is called the "Cellini Acquitment".
As in any aquitment it is meant to show both hands empty while actually concealing a ball.
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