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On 2014-01-25 20:09, Dick Oslund wrote:
On 2014-01-25 08:21, Kanawati wrote:
Dick, Thanks for letting us know about Clayton Rawson's routine. That does sound very entertaining! Jeff, Thanks for taking the time to write it up. As a kid I used to do the multiplying balls but it was strictly the basic 1-4 production and back then I didn't think (or know) about presentation or patter! As I got older my thinking on this trick never really progressed beyond the 1-4 production and for adults, at least, I didn't think it was magical enough. I was worried that adult audiences would be familiar with the trick - it's in so many magic kits. But that's another topic! Anyway, you've got me dusting off theses props again and seeing a new entertaining angle for kids:) John

THANKS! I would very much like to hear, after you've had an opportunity to try it out in front of an audience, HOW IT PLAYS!


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I, for one, would love to hear more about your technique for handling the balls "surrounded," if that's something you feel like divulging here. Thanks,
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Noland! PM me, tell me a little about yourself. Age, experience, where you're from, etc. I'm a bit 'selective' about tipping what I call, the 'good stuff'! I've been at this for a long time, and I like to share with people who will appreciate!

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My routine works with surprise...and what no shell.

Sometimes it's another ball..sometimes it's an oreo...
(which these days are a bit tricky, since I gave up eating cookies 8 + years ago)
I have two cookies, one I just produce. The 2nd I take a bite of and then is back on the cookie.
Wish making those 40 pounds vanish was as easy.

I actually use the repition as patter in a ball or juggling or coin rolling...
such as...
If you can juggle 3 they always want 4
If you can roll one coin ...can you roll 2

After I roll 2, I then say..they ask for 3 coins rolled on the same hand..and yes...what next

They ask for 4...

and I do..but with a difference...3 on the right hand and 1 on the left...
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I meant on the same hand.

Harris with only 37 years of on the entertainment job training...
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Phil: Each person has to decide what is right for them. however, if you perform for as many young children as I do, you learn to realize that it is not so much the "WOW" as it is the journey you take them on. they want to laugh and giggle and smile and have fun. Young children enjoy the journey just as much as the magic if not more so. to a young child a billiard ball means nothing to them. vanishing it means even less. You have to make it fun and engaging. =)

To a child, a martian is funny just as much as taking a ball and calling or given it a human name. It is pyschology of a child. Watch children at play and you will see what I am talking about.

The martian idea also was just a rough sample to prove a point. It was to show how a manipulative object could be changedinto something fun for a younf child and how you can engage them.

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