Loomis, Dennis: The Dennis Loomis Cups and Balls Routine
1985 2nd Revised Edition Loomis Magic-Capades, CA
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 32 pages
Dennis Loomis Cups & Balls Routine 1985
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Comment (DA): Illustrations by John Copley. This cups and balls routine actually provides instruction, not just a good routine. A lot of the booklet is devoted to the moves and the misdirection that will be found useful in any cups and balls routine or Chop Cup routine. Clear line drawings are used throughout. The routine is designed to be performed seated, and can be designed to reset for repeated performances. It is clear and direct, and is not confusing for the audience as some cups and balls routines tend to be. Highly recommended, even if you don't perform this specific routine.
Note: When Dennis released his 2005 edition, he offered a substantial discount if you sent in a copy of his 1985 edition.


1 The DRL Cups and Balls: outline of the routine
1 The Equipment: prefers Paul Fox style cups, but will work with any cup set. Describes the balls and final loads used. Also describes a set of "saddlebags" as used by Don Alan to hold the equipment on the seat while performing
4 The Tipout: The initial move to place a cup with the ball hidden
5 The Loaded Lift: showing an inverted cup empty
7 The Cup Through Cup Penetration: an optical illusion
8 Herb Morissey's Penetration: a nice ball penetration
9 The Load: for a small ball
11 The Steal: ball is stolen while visibly loading it under a cup
13 The Classic Palm: with a ball
15 The Classic Palm Load: loading the cup from classic palm
15 The Three Ball Assembly: a nice move secretly loading two balls
16 The Smash Color Change: a nice ball color change under a cup
17 The Final Loads: covers misdirection and two final load styles in the Don Alan tradition
20 The Setup: described
20 The Dennis Loomis Cups and Balls Routine: the cups are introduced to the audience, secretly loading a ball under each
21 The Three Penetrations: a ball penetrates each of cups
23 Flight to the Left: ball moves from center cup to left
24 Flight to the Right: ball moves from center cup to right
25 The Three Ball Assembly:  the three balls end up under the center cup
26 The Three Ball Dispersal: the cups move back to one under each cup
27 The Balls Return to the Cups: the three balls are removed "to make it easier", and appear again under the cups, where they are removed again.
29 The Smash Color Change: a ball changes color under the center cup