For centuries, the Cups and Balls has fascinated audiences and magicians alike. The trick ahs been featured by nearly every great performer in the history of the art, in nearly every venue, from street corners to Broadway theaters. It is likely the most popular magic trick of all time.
Inside this booklet you will learn through clear, step-by-step instructions, the essentials of this fascinating effect. Methods and moves for beginners – easy for anyone to learn – are taught alongside intermediate and advanced sleight of hand techniques. Dai Vernon’s classic, “Impromptu Cups and Balls Routine,” recognized as a modern magical classic, is described in minute detail as well.
You will learn: False Transfers, Complete Routines, How to Select the Proper Equipment, Loading Techniques, How to Construct Patter, To Develop a Unique Performance, How to Misdirect an Audience, and more.
In short, the Cups and Balls is a complete lesson in sleight of hand. It’s time to get to work!
“The Cups and Balls carries a stunning impact. It makes an impression, a lasting impression…It has evolved into the magician’s ‘perfect’ trick…It is no small wonder that this uncomplicated illusion has been around for two millenia.”
– From the introduction by Bob Read,
noted lecturer, performer and authority on the Cups and Balls