|Biow, Dick: The Sponge Ball King's Cups
©1994. Robinson Wizard, Inc., NY
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 12 pages
Image courtesy eBay seller MyMagic
Comments: Cups & Balls using sponges, a wand, and almost any cups available, even paper.Requires a table, but may be performed sitting or standing.
Introduction (Jim Sisti): Discussion of Al Cohen's sponge ball
Cups & Balls
1 Equipment: 4 1" sponge balls, larger sponges for load, cups,
2 Sleights: The Pass, the False Load, the Secret Load, Production of Ball from Wand
4 Preparation: setup.
4 Performance: Performance is in 6 parts. Parts 1 and 2 may be omitted if your cups don't allow 3 balls to fit between two nested cups.
4 Part One: Cups are shown empty and eventually 3 balls are produced
6 Part Two: The cups are now stacked, ball vanishes, etc.
7 Part Three: A ball is placed under each cup. Ball transfers from cup #1 to cup #2, then from cup #3 to cup #2.
8. Part Four: Ball passing continues
9. Part Five: Ends with balls placed on top of each cup.
10. Part Six: As an anti-climax, each cup is now shown to have a large ball underneath.
11 Selected Bibliography: list of 28 books with cups &
balls/sponge ball routines compiled by Richard Robinson and Jim