Reference Guide to The Multiplying Balls and Ball / Billiard Ball Manipulation
Compiled by Doug Atkinson
Last update: Oct 2017
The following is a list of books,
videos/DVDs, and products that contain references to
magic related to ball manipulation. This includes the Multiplying
Billiard Balls, Billiard Ball Manipulation, Ball and Cone, and
manipulation of other balls such as the Bounce/No Bounce balls,
the 3 ball trick, and so forth. It doesn't include works such as
the Ball in Glass, and sponge ball magic is covered in a separate
Click on a book title to view a full contents listing (where available). Click on a magic dealer to go to the magic links page.
Abbott's Magic: Perpetual Balls. Softcover, One Page Manuscript came with three balls. A Three Ball routine in the hands.
Alan, Don: Pretty Sneaky.
Softcover, 1956, 48 pages, Magic, Inc. Includes The Four Jacks and
the Bouncing Ball.
Alborough, John: Mainly Manipulative Magic.
Softcover, 1979, 92 pages. Includes new sleights with Billiard
Balls, Billiard Ball to Four Thimbles
Archer, Danny: Three Ball Routine.
Softcover, 6 page manuscript by Danny Archer Magic; came with
"superball" type balls.
Archer, Danny: Working Alone Lecture Notes.
Softcover, 1994 (circa), 19 pages, by Danny Archer Magic. Includes
Balls, a fast paced stand up sleight of hand with small
Baker, Roy: Yell Up For Kids. 6
page manuscript of a Billiard Ball routine intended for Children's
Bannon, John: Smoke & Mirrors.
1991 164 pages. Great magic to include Trick Shot Production
(billiard ball produced from a card box) and Single Bullet Theory
(production of an 8-ball sized ball bearing).
Bertram, Charles: The Court Conjuror. Biography
With Bertram's Greatest Tricks Explained- Edwin A Dawes. 360 page
oversize. Includes Cups & Balls, Multiplying Billiard Balls,
Brown, Ed: Feints and Temps of Harry Riser.
Hardcover, 270 pages. Includes Golf Ball, Billiard Ball, Ball
& Cone, Unique Cups & Balls, etc.
Buffaloe, Jim: Buffaloe'd The Magic of Jim
Buffaloe. 1998 223 pages, hardcover. Includes
Sudden Impact, a full routine for the multiplying Gold Balls.
Buckingham, Geoffery: Easier Than You Think Vol 1-3.
Fine coverage of Billiard ball work. Vol 1: balls & coins, 17
items in 74 pages; Vol 2: more coin & ball work, loading and
stealing, and a chapter on thimbles in 74 pages. Vol 3: 12 cards
to pocket, card stab, gypsy thread, rising cig, blondin ball, plus
more billiard ball in 104pg
Buckley, Arthur: Principles and Deceptions.
1948, 222 pages. Chapters on Principles of Magic, Magic with
Coins, Magic with Cards, Magic With Billiard Balls
Busby, Jeff: Michael Skinner's Intimate Magic. 1982, 37 pages. Coins, Cards, and more. Includes Bewildering Ball Vase.
Caveney, Mike: Ideas. Impromptu Linking Coathangers; Silk and Ball Transposition; Triple Penetration: Bag-it (Topit); Flying Deuces; The Toilet Tissue Issue (torn and restored); Corinda's Powers of Darkness done with Coathangers. 30 pages
Colombini, Aldo: The Close-Up Magic Of Aldo Colombini.
180pg. 60 effects with cards, coins, cups and balls, ring &
rope, Okito coin box, and billiard ball production and including:
Never Say Dice, Four Card Display, Ace-embly, Hiccup Coins, Super
Link (rubber bands), Hopping Cups and Balls (short routine
suitable for table hopping), Back and Forth Sandwich (cards) plus
Colombini, Aldo: Cone-Tact. Book. Aldo
Colombini's treatment of the Ball & Cone, complete with
cardboard cone and three balls, manuscript with 35 illustrations
by Tony Dunn. (also listed in Products section, and a DVD exists
Colombini, Aldo: Get the Ball Rolling. Get The
Ball Rolling. Stand up no table required version of 3 ball
routine. Comes with booklet and balls.
Darbyshire, Lydia: The Magic Book. A beginner's book covering many classic areas: Egg Bag, Unequal Ropes (Professor's Nightmare), Ring Off Ropes, Cards: Shuffles, the pass, palming, producing, throwing, Thimbles: producing, vanishing (3 pages), Balls: palming, vanishing (4 pages), Cigarettes: producing (4 pages), Coins: (2 pages), Forcing Cards (11 pages), Multiplying Balls (2 pages), Cups & Balls, Chinese Linking Rings, etc.
Daryl: New Millennium World Tour Lecture.
$20. 24 pages, large format. Enchanted Cube, Fusion Illusion,
Eight Card Brainwave 2000, Dicey Dots, Ultimate Ambition Improved,
Dish A Licious, Bounce Across, Presto Attracto Card II, Daryl
Color Changing Knives
DeSouza, Marc: The Art of Artiface.
1995, 22 pages. Lecture notes include Ballero (one ball
manipulation routine); Ring Rhapsody (Linking Ring Routine); Twin
Transpo Times Two (Card to Wallet With Kicker); and more.
Dornfield, Werner: Dorny on Tricks. Music,
restored paper, growth of real flowers, billiard ball to hank,
enchanted fruit, wand and card stand, total of 15 tricks with no
sleight of hand.
Downs, Thomas Nelson: The Art of Magic. 1906,
352 pages. Classic magic. In addition to lots of card and coin
magic, includes chapters on Tricks with Eggs, Tricks with Balls,
and Miscellaneous Tricks.
Elliot, Bruce: Classic Secrets of Magic. Revealing selected cards, Multiplying pipes, Water tricks, paddle tricks, four ace tricks, Miser's Dream, Egg Bag, Billiard ball routines (2), cups & balls (including Benson Bowl) and more.
Elliot, Dr. James W: Card Tricks & Conjuring.
Card magic, but magic with balls, flowers, livestock, and
Friedhoffer, Bob: The Magic Show A Guide for Young
Magicians. 1994, 80 pages. This nice children's
book includes Bounceless: making your own Bounce-No-Bounce balls
from "Pinky" balls.
Funtime Magic (Calcutta,
India): Multiplying Balls Tutor
Booklet. Covers the basic moves for the multiplying
balls, including palming, vanishes, transfers, use of ball
holders, etc. Includes an easy and an advanced routine, as well as
a list of references. 24 pages.
Ganson, Lewis: The Art of Close Up Magic Volume 2.
1996, 286 pages. Great close-up magic including Rink's One Cup Two
Balls Chop cup routine, Bennett on Coins, and much more. Master
Move for the Homing Ball is a move (not a routine) for use with
the Ball & Cone.
Ganson, Lewis: The Dai Vernon Book of Magic.
1994. 239 pages. Includes A Chinese Classic (coins thru table);
Three Ball Transposition (3 ball routine with net); The Linking
Rings (several moves described); Seven Card Monte; The Cups &
Balls (a must study); and much more.
Garcia, Frank: Garcia on Billiard Balls. Routining, handling, Master Routine, One to Five Slow Motion Production, Bilious Balls, Strictly One Hand, One to Four with Solid Balls, Golf Ball routine, and more. 23pg.
Garcia, Frank: Real Secrets of the 3 Ball Routines. Garcia's version of the Balls in Net, Romaines Persian Pearls, Daly's Chromo Spheres, Sam Horowitz moves, more.
Gautlier, Camille: Magic Without Apparatus 544 pages, hardbound. Classic book covers manipulation with cards, coins, cigarettes, balls, and thimbles
Giobbi, Roberto: 3 - Ball Routine. Described
and arranged by Roberto Giobbi. Three balls move from hand to
hand, then, from the bag back into the hand and finally they
disappear. In their place appears a lemon. Comes with small yellow
baseballs, a silk net, and full routine (in German?).
Gloviczki, Peter: Lecture Notes 1971.
Includes: Silk to Rose, Peter's Walky Ball, Balls from Silk, Three
Inch Size Ball Manipulation, Gloviczki Real Linking Ropes, Ring
and Rope, and more.
Gloviczki, Peter: Lecture Notes 1985: The
magic of Peter Gloviczki. 23 pages. Includes: Production of
Billiard Balls from the Silk; The Magic Monocle; The Magic Die;
Die and Rope; Card Between Fans; Rodolfo's Favorite Three Card
Trick (Color Monte); Anverdi's Ring and Rope Routine Variation;
Ring Off The Rope; Multiplying Wand; Two Magic Wands from One.
Goldston, Will: Tricks and Illusions.
1908, 259 pages. Includes item titled, "Billiard Balls and Cue",
though I don't know what it is!
Gross, Henry: Pure Magic! 1978, 225
pages. Great beginner's book includes Coins & Cards and lots
more. Chapter 6 Sleights with Solid Balls; Chapter 7 Spongeball
Magic; Chapter 12 The Cups and Balls; Chapter 13 Thimble Magic.
Harkey, David: Simply Harkey. Clay,
coins, watches, silverware, balloons, bills, rubber bands, party
poppers, salt shakers, soda cans, keys, matches, sugar packets,
billiard balls and more. 60 routines
Hatton, Henry & Adrian Plate:
1910, 344 pages. Chapter 1 With Cards, Chapter 2 With Coins,
Chapter 3 With Balls and Eggs; Chapter 4 With Handkerchiefs;
Chapter 5 Some After Dinner Tricks; Chapter 6 Miscellaneous Tricks
Hay, Henry: Amateur Magician's Handbook
Covers multiplying billiard balls.
Hay, Henry: Learn Magic. Includes
in Lesson 18 The Multiplying Billiard Balls routine.
Hilliard, William John: Greater Magic 1400
page classic. $75.00. Decent section on multiplying billiard balls
Hilliard, William John: Modern Magician's Handbook.
1902. Card Tricks, Coin Tricks, Tricks With Watches and Rings,
Tricks with Handkerchiefs, etc. Includes Chapter XI The Cups and
Balls (21 pages); Chapter XII Ball Tricks Requiring Special
Apparatus; The Chinese Rings, The Famous Egg and Bag Trick, and
Hoffmann, Professor: Later Magic. 1904 and
later editions. Third volume of the Hoffmann Trilogy. Includes
Handkerchief to Billiard Ball, The Ball Clip, and the Multiplying
Hoffmann, Professor: Modern Magic. 1882. The
first volume in the Trilogy. This volume contains a chapter on
Ball Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus, and includes how to palm
a large ball, Morison's Pill Box, and more.
Hoffmann, Professor: More Magic. From 1889.
Second in the Trilogy. Includes a chapter on Ball Tricks: Billiard
Ball Trick, Another Method, Chameleon Ball, and The Obedient Ball
Hofzinser, Johann Nepomuk:
The Magic of J.N. Hofzinser.
1985, 309 pages. Translation of German. Includes a chapter on
Balls, with Dr. Hofzinser's Original Billiard Ball Sleights and
The Cups and Balls, and a chapter on the Chinese Rings, amongst
much other magic.
Hugard, Jean: Modern Magic Manual. SB 372pp, 1957. Good all around introduction. Covers the wand, coins, watches rings, billiard balls, sponge balls, cups & balls, eggs, linking rings, silks cigarettes, cigars, thimbles, flowers, ropes, money, the hat, mental magic and cards.
Hull, Burling: Billiard Ball Manipulation; Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation,
Part 1 & Part 2; Master
Sleights With Billiard Balls. 1910. Burling Hull wrote
these and several other manuscripts on Billiard Ball Manipulation
that may be worth searching for.
Hull, Burling: Sleights. 1914, 32
pages. Hull's Latest Card (promotional item); The Card Levitation;
Card Locator; Interlocked Finger Acquitment (billiard ball move);
Mystic Divination; HKF and Ball Production (extract from Expert
Billiard Ball Manipulation); Hull Cone Flight (Ball and Paper
Cone); A Unique Thimble Move, and more.
Ireland, L.L.: Ireland Writes a Book.
25 Tricks: Four Thimble Vanish & Production, Multiplying golf
balls, combination Move with Balls, sucker card, card location, 4
ace control, a Linking Ring Move, Cups & Balls, ring the
ribbon, and more
Jordan, Charles Thorton: Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks.
1920, 23 pages. Includes The Cord Released, A New Ring Release,
Coin Divination, Date Reading Trick, Ubiquitous Poker Chips, Color
Changing Thimble, Letter-Mailing Mystery, Clean Ball Production,
Manipulative Opening, and The Book Mystery.
Karelis, Charles: Clean Through. 25pg Spiral. Billiard ball and handkerchief routines.
Kaufman, Richard: Balls! Lessons in Sidearm Snookery.
Includes a rainbow ball routine.
Kaufman, Richard: The Collected Almanac.
1992, 398 pages. Bound edition of Richard's Almanac magazine. Tons
of great magic. Includes Mike Gallos' Ball and Vase routine using
two S.S. Adam's Ball & Vase sets.
Kelly, Kevin: A Pasteboard Odyssey, The Close Up Magic of Kevin Kelly. 130pg, spiral bound. 31 routines, many contributors. Super Ripcard, bounce no bounce ball switch, punch meets his match, fisting fix, coma, inverted submersion, and more.
Lane, Frank: Funny Talk for Magicians #1.
Unique presentations for classic magical effects including Ball
& Tube; Banana Bag; Billiard Balls; Blendo; Rice Bowls;
Chinese Sticks; Clippo; Coin in Bottle; Cups & Balls; Die Box;
Egg on Fan; Ellis Ring; Foo Can; Four Aces; Fresh Fish; Chinese
Laundry Ticket; Card to Pocket; Bullet Trick; and more.
LaRue, Robert D. Jr. & Steve
Back. 1997. Book of ideas and routines for the
Leech, Al: Leech's Legacy. Platform Wild Card, Bicycle Built for Profit, Snap Change, Coin & Cards, The Coin Star, Ball Manipulation, Chicago Balls, Color Changing Balls, Thimble Theme, Thimbles Unanimous, Rainbow Thimbles, and more. 125 pages.
Leech, Al: All of Leech. Includes 6 of
Leech's books: Al Leech's Legacy, Handbook of Card Sleights, Don't
Look Now (The Smart Slant on Misdirection), For Card Men Only,
Manipulating With Leech, and Card Man Stuff. Hardcover spiral
Lees, Walt: Best of Close Up. British
close up Magicians with routines using cards, coins, balls, and
even an umbrella and cheese. 188pg
Levent and Todd Kar: Roy Benson by Starlight.
Published by The Miracle Factory. This 800 page book contains over
fifty incredible effects and sleights, including chapters on
Cards, Coins, Balls, Close-Up, and Stage Magic. Routines include
the Benson Bowl Routine, Ring on Stick, Long Salt Pour, Billiard
Balls, Benson Linking Ring Routine, Benson Rice Bowls, The Hugard
Newspaper Tear, and much. more. Also includes the complete
text of two Benson books The
Second Oldest Profession and Benson on Magic, a complete biography of Roy
Benson, and a section on Benson's teacher, Nate Leipzig.
Long, Chad: Some Other Stuff...
2000, 12 pages. 8 routines in these short notes by Chad Long.
Includes Bounce/No-Bounce Opener, a clever idea for opening or
closing with this ball set.
Lorayne, Harry: Apocalypse Volumes 6-10.
2000, 700 pages. Bound volume of Harry's Apocalypse Magazine with
tons of great magic. Includes Kuronuma's The Subliminal Switch,
which is good for the Bounce-No-Bounce balls; Jon Townsend's Best
Ball Retention Pass for use with smaller balls; and Sol Stone's
The Chaperone two in the hand and one in the pocket.
Harry: Apocalypse Volumes 16-20. 2002, over 700 pages. Bound
volume of Harry's Apocalypse Magazine with tons of great magic.
Includes Joe Rindfleisch's Three Ball's Through, a balls thru the
table using 1" multiplying balls set; Roy Benson's Black Balled
(also using the gimmick from a multiplying ball set); Harold
Cataquet's Roll-A-Ball Squeegee Move for superball sized balls.
Luka, John: L.I.N.T. (Luka In The New Tops) Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians. Chromo Balls (sleight of hand approach to Daley's Chromo Spheres), cards, Magic Coin, Bauer's Lie Detector, and much more from TOPS magazine columns. 143 pg
Luka, John: Uncovered.
Lots of photographs! Includes: The Ambitious Card (automatic
double turnovers); Licked At Last (easy in-the-hands Triumph);
Card To Wallet (no-palm); The Magic Cards (fun); Wow Revisited
(version of “The Biddle Trick”); Chromo Balls (version of 3 Ball
Transposition); Airplane Card (impossible Card to Pocket);
Michigan Monte (no gaff “Sidewalk Shuffle”); Coins Through The
Table; Invisible Palm; Back To The 19th Century (assembly); and
more. 100 pages, hard cover
Lyons, P. Howard: Ibidem Volume 3 & AZIZ &
Beyond. 2002. Includes Dan Tong's Net Ball (3 Ball
MacMillan, Ron: Symphony of the Spheres.
Manipulative Routines with Billiard Balls. 1960's, 23 pages. No
gimmicks, just pure manipulation with balls and holders.
Magic Inc: Magic Yearbook Reader Vol 3. Thimbles Unanimous by Leech (1962), Tricks with balls (1963/4), Herman Weber Linking Rings (1965/6), Karrell Fox (1967/8) 144pg Spiral
Mardo, Senor: The Cups & Balls. 1955
Magic Ltd. 34pg. Passes, palming, loads, baby chicks, three full
routines, the Homing Ball (ball and cone), three shell game,
sponge ball routine, and Mardo's Chinese Cups and Balls routine.
Mardo, Senor: Routined Magic. 1945
Max Holden. 29pg. Includes: Marlo's Egg Bag Routine using a
Sterling Bag, Glass Mystery almost impromptu 1 cup & ball
routine, Homing Ball (Ball & Cone), Shaker Penetration: coin
thru handkerchief, Mardo's Cups & Balls (uses standard cups
& 4 balls), some Cups & Balls sleights, a 1 to 4 thimble
routine with streamer climax, a thimble acquitment, hints on rice
bowl gimmick, coin rattle box, crystal casket, and more.
Marshall, Frances: Kidstuff Volume 5.
Magic Inc. Includes Patter for the Billiard Balls.
McCarron, B.W (Mercurio): The Propshop. 1975. Tricks with Magical Accessories. Includes McCarron's Growing Hair on a Billiard Ball (1"); The Robert Hundertmark Silk Routine (silk to multiplying balls)
McComb, Billy: McComb Comes Home.
1990, 20 pages. Includes McComb-ical Billiard Ball Extravaganza;
About Face Card Stunt; Egg-less Bag-less Egg Bag and Whiskey
Egg-Bag Finish, McComb-ical Rice Bowls, and more.
McFalls, E.M.: Cellini, The Royal Touch. Hardcover, 188 pages. Includes Where to Work the Streets, Street Performer's Workshop and Tools (including the famous Cellini Topit), and more. Routines include Billiard Ball Work.
Mentzer, Jerry: Master Ball & Silk Manipulation.
Productions, vanishes, and penetrations with a ball and silk.
Miller, Gordon (editor): Tops Treasury of Ball Manipulation (Abbott's) $15 104 pages drawn from TOPS and NEW TOPS magic magazines. Productions, vanishes, changes, and complete routines.
Minch, Stephen: Collected Works of Alex Elmsley,
vol 2. 110 Elmsley tricks & sleights, including
cards, cards to pocket, tricks with coins, flourishes with cards
coins and balls, and the Dazzle Act. 512 pages.
Minch, Stephen: The New York Magic Symposium
Collection Five. 1986, 140 pages. Includes Michael
Ammar's Haley's Comet in which a ball of fire turns into a real
ball, which then vanishes (Topit).
Mishel, Ed: Hold Out Miracles. 64pg.
(Note, not all effects require use of holdout) Attaching
the holdout, devices, Jack Miller Rope Cut, Vanishing Knife, Ball
Silk and Wand Routine, Jack Miller's Egg Bag Routine, Cash
Transport, Poosha Da Poosh, Blooming Flowers, Squash, Ben Kleinman
Routines, Sliding Knots and Mysterious Ball, Ball Through Silk and
Trumpet, Three versions of Cups and Balls, Three Card
Transposition, Coin Holdout, Salt-O-Matic and Vanishing Birdcage.
Nathanson, Leon: Slydini Encores. 1966,
157 pages. Includes: Imp-Pass, Revolve Vanish, One Coin Routine,
Capricious Cornucopia, Ball Vanish in the Hands, Sweet Salt,
Cigarette Re-Incarnation, Two Cigarettes from One, and more.
Neil, Charles Lang: The Modern Conjurer. 1937, 386 pages. Includes Sleights and Tricks with Cards; Sleights and Tricks with Coins, Tricks with Balls (including the Cups and Balls and The Billiard Ball Trick); Handkerchief Tricks; and more.
Raucherbaumer, Jon: Arcade Dreams, Marlo Without Cards.
1997, 202 pages. Marlo on coins, bar magic, and others. Includes
Duplex Ball and Vase using a small ball and vase prop; Diminishing
Golf Ball; Brief History of Dice Stacking along with the basics
and a routine outline; Windy City Sponges; State-Street Cups and
Balls (with sponges); Chop Cup moves; Silver Spheres small ball
routine; Three Ring Classic for the Linking rings (single, key,
oversized ring); Egg Bagatelle full egg bag routine for the
Miller/Tarbell/Sterling style bag.
Racherbaumer, Jon: In a Class By Himself, the Legacy
of Don Alan. 2000, 296pg. Many of Don's classics
detailed. Includes Lean Mean Chop Cup, Benson Bowl, Scotch and
Soda Coda, Flying Eagles, Cap and Pence, How to Stack Dice,
Invisible Card to Wallet, Floating and Rising Billiard Ball, and
Steinmeyer, Jim: Magic of Alan Wakeling.
Mostly stage magic including "Magical Puppet Theatre," "The
Elusive Clown," "The Wakeling Crushing," "Wakeling Sawing". Also:
Billiard Balls, Color Changing Gloves, Liquid Sands, Aerial
Fishing, The Complete Wakeling Fan Act, Mentalism, the Egg Bag,
Egg on Fan, The Bar Act, Handcuff Escape, and more. $75
Stone, Tom: Deserting the Legion.
2004, 20 pages. Includes: Siamese Booktest; Double Christ (force);
Occhamman Now! (card); Deja Vu Pen; and Conic Relief, a treatise
on the Ball & Cone.
Stone, Tom: The Eye of the Last Dragon.
2007. Thoughts on the Multiplying Balls.
Swoger: Enchanted Ball Manipulation. 11 sleights & routines. Bell routine w/plastic hat, simplified multiplying balls, Golf ball routine, and more. 28 pg $5.00
Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 1.
Includes Ball Tricks and much more. 19 Lessons, 410 pages, 918
illustrations. Hardbound. $25
Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 2:
Includes billiard balls and much more. How To Please Your
Audience, Magic with Wands, Coins, Cigarettes, Cards, Rising Cards
(17 methods), Tarbell Egg Bag, Billiard Balls, Illusions,
Ghostlike Mysteries, 14 Lessons, 410 pages, 1087 illustrations,
Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 7:
Includes Diminishing Golf Ball (Carl Ballantine).
Tarbell, Harlan: Tarbell's Course in Magic Vol 8.
Includes Tarbell Ball and Vase Routine.
Tarr, Bill: Now You See It, Now You Don't Vol
1. Fundamentals of sleight of hand using cards,
balls, thimbles, cigarettes, and other common items. Tricks
include Three Card Monte, Cups and Balls, and more. 224 pages. $20
Tarr, Bill: The Second Now You See It, Now You
Don't!. 1994, 224 pages.Includes card sleights and
flourishes, coin sleights and a section on Balls, Silks,
Thompson, J.G. Jr.: Magic to Delight.
Cards, coins, rings, balls, ropes, mental. Pop Up Lift Lift,
Enforcer, Show Off, Ultimate, Smoker Joker, Here and There, What
Coins, Have a Ball, Venetian Mysteries, Double Ring, So Long,
Crosses Across, Topper Load, and more. $5.00
Thompson, J.G.: The Miracle Makers.
1975, 306 pages. Includes The Golden Fleece using 1/2" balls of
two colors along with a small bottle and Genii patter.
Vernon, Dai: Expanded Lecture Notes.
Contents include: Dai Vernon Cup and Ball Routine, The Changing
Cards, Name a Number, Thought Card From Pocket, Hints on Side
Steal, Migratory Cards, Bluff Card to Pocket, G.W. Hunter False
Shuffle, Snap Crimp, Mental Discover, Two Cards to Pocket, Follow
the Leader, Two Cards Through Magazine, Minde Reading Expansion of
Texture, Ball Cone & Handkerchief, Chinese Classic, Gemini
Cards, Paul Rosini's Thumb Tie, Coins & Cylinder, Telekinetic
Cards, The Forgotten Trick, plus comments and odd notes.
Victor, Edward: Magic of the Hands. Sleight of Hand tricks: Coins, silks, billiard balls, thimbles, cigars, slates, cards, etc. 120pg, paper $6.00
Victor, Edward: More Magic of the Hands. More as above. $6
Victor, Edward: Magic of the Hands Trilogy (Kaufman). Magic, More Magic, Further Magic of the Hands in one volume. 300pg, Coins, cards, ropes, cigarettes, billiard balls, bills and more. $35.00
Webb, Gregg: The Book That Doesn't Exist and More! CD-ROM/e-book. How to twist ideas into tricks and routines apart from the mainstream. Nearly 500 pages from Gregg's magic newsletter articles. Includes: tricks with cards and coins, mentalism effects, magic with bills, tricks with improvised pendulums, mind-reading stunts with soda-pop cans, ESP demonstrations, tricks with children’s jacks, blindfolded poker deals, voodoo, sleight of hand, invisible thread, magnets, pulls, and more. Includes billiard ball manipulation with complete routines. $30
Wilson, Mark: Complete Course in Magic. Excellent book for beginning to intermediate magic. Each trick is thoroughly illustrated in a step by step manner. Covers card sleights, self working card tricks, ropes, billiard balls (basics), cups and balls, impromptu magic and much more.
Alexander, Scott: 10
O'Clock Show DVD. Includes The Hat, Sense of Color, Matches Melt,
Jumping Jacks (children's Jacks and Bounce/NoBounce Balls),
Nailed, Diving Fork, and A Short Story.
Bertram, Ross: Legendary Magic Volume 1: Welcome Mat for Sponge Balls, coin magic, card magic, the Egyptian Ball, and more.
Buckingham, Geoffrey: The Magic and Manipulation of
Geoffrey Buckingham DVD. The Doubling Silk; Billiard Ball
Silk Penetration; Single Thimble Silk Penetration; Multiple
Thimble Silk Penetration; Thimble Thumb Palm; Multiple Thimble
Palms; Preparing for the Act; The Waistband Billiard Ball Holder;
The Drop Steal Billiard Ball Holder; Setting Up a Group of Coins
for a Steal; The Direct Steal Coin Holder; The Simple Thimble
Holder; The Burling Hull Billiard Ball Holder; Loading the Coat;
Rolling a Silk; Manipulator’s Lotion; Dressing the Stage;
Completing the Costume; The Award-Winning Act; Cards To Pocket;
Torn and Restored Card; Gypsy Thread; You Do As I Do; Comedy Rope
Buckingham, Geoffrey: Videonics PROGRAM #01 Vol. 1. Coins, handkerchiefs and thimbles all appear, along with balls, in a truly magical manner. They vanish with the same ease with which they appeared
Burt, Brad: Basics of Expert Billiard Ball and
Thimble Manipulation. Useful sleights, including a full
Billiard Ball routine.
Cervine, Scott: Teaches his Award Winning Stage
Magic video. Cane Split, Silent Cane Vanish and
production, Billiard Ball routine, Ring routine w/handling of
locking key ring, and more.
Cloutier, Carl: Lapping It Up. Balls appear and vanish, signed cards pulled from pockets and socks. Includes Ballissimo, Carl's Coin Routine, Traveler's Advisory (cards), Liquid Asset, Tete a Tete, Sleeving the Matrix.
Cloutier, Carl: Carl Cloutier's World Class Magic
Video, 90 mins. Includes Sports Illustrated routine using
miniature sports balls, Smoker's Delight, Pencil Through Coin, Lit
Cigarette In Coat, Single Cups & Balls a miniature cup and
balls routine; Candy Cards; To Bounce or Not to Bounce (Bounce, No
Bounce Balls effect); Simple Battery battery from deck of cards;
Colombini, Aldo: Cone-Tact. DVD. Aldo
Colombini's treatment of the Ball & Cone. Also available in
manuscript form with paper cone and balls.
Colombini, Aldo: The Essential Aldo Colombini Volume 3 DVD. Includes cards, Get the Ball Rolling in the hands ball routine, Throw in the Sponge sponge balls with comedy, Another's Bet coin routine, jumbo cards, and more.
Daryl: Live from London V1: Double
Dazzling Triumph, Broken Translation, Psychological Assembly,
Crazy Colors, Magician Fooler, Half & Half, Mysterious Cross
of India, Effectless method, Jumping Knot of Pakistan, Bounce/No
Daryl: Magic Castle Lecture video
$55. Rope, Twice Torn Bill, Borrowed Bill Book Test, Untouched,
Breakthrough, Professor's Nightmare, Bounce/No bounce, and more.
DeSouza, Mark: Master Works of Conjuring, Volume 1 Music and Magic. Includes: Multiplying Balls opener (based on Alan Wakeling routine); The Full Circle Rope Routine (begins and ends with single length of rope); Card and Ball Routine (manipulation); Linking Hearts (a Linking Rings act using Heart Shaped Rings, but adaptable to normal rings); Bills and Coins (variation of Kaps Diminishing Bills to Coins); Tequila (requires Andrus' Zone Zero); and a Bonus of the Color Changing Knives.
DeSouza, Marc. Prize Winning Stage Magic
video. 70 minute silent act: Contents include Billiard Ball and
Rose Routine, Linking Ring Routine, Diminishing Cash and Coins,
and Zombie Floating Rose Routine. Also covers gimmicks
such as ball clips, silk rolls, palms and vanishes, Linking
Ring moves, and standard billiard ball vanishes and color
changes as well as tips on Zombie.
Fedko, John: School of Magic Volume 1: Classics
of Magic $15. Chinese Linking Rings, Chinese Sticks,
Chinese Egg Bag, Multiplying Balls, Cut & Restored Hanky,
Flip: Flip-pical Parlour Magic Part Two DVD: includes air billiards; Hat, Mat, and Egg; Banknote, Wallet & Signed Card Trick, and Linking Rings (and more).
Flip: Videonics PROGRAM #72 "ON STAGE" Vol. 2. Billiard balls, thimbles and a Ping Pong paper mystery.
Frye, Charlie: Eccentricks DVD. Offbeat
stunts, gags, and routines. Includes comedy Multiplying Billiard
Balls featuring the ball from balloon, Spoon Bending with sight
gags, Midair Card Grab, Dice Stacking Dice Matrix, Cups and Balls,
Assorted Juggling Gags, Coin Sleights and Flourishes, etc.
Harlan, Dan: Pack Small, Play Big - The All Purpose Show (DVD). L&L Publishing. Includes Starcle (circle torn from napkin changes into a star); Hold It, Buster! (jumbo card Monte routine); C&R rope (cut and restored); Tee Bag (egg bag - production routine); Herman (the multiplying balls); Ring Master (linking rings up close); Lester (miser's dream); Mine & Yours (money!); It's Not the Size (growing and shrinking wand).
Jon, Finn: Pierre Mayer Finn Jon vol 2 Close Up. The Great Thread Story, Symphony of the Balls, unusual soap bubble production, Impromptu thumb tie
Jon, Finn: Pierre Mayer Finn Jon vol 5 Stage
Magic. Includes Three billiard ball routine, Chop Cup
routine, among others.
Lancaster, Lou: Teaches Classic Routines (IMS) International Magician's Society (IMS) Volume 10. Teaches the Miser's Dream, Billiard Ball Manipulation, Larry Jennings Chop Cup Routine, Coins Through A Table and more.
Leslie: Jay: Billiard Ball Manipulation
Video. Suitable for beginners and professionals. Contents include
Bare Hand Retention Vanish, Mid-Air Color Change, Behind the Back
Toss Vanish, Behind the Back Color Change, Back Hand Color Change,
Pocket Techniques, Retention Vanish with Silk, Grab Vanish, Drop
Vanish with Silk, Pull Over Silk Vanish, Silk Pull Over Color
Change, Complete Ball and Silk Routine, Toss Across Vanish,
Vertical Vanish, Elevator Color Change, and finally a full routine
featuring these great sleights and effects.
Levent: Levent's Ultimate Guide to the
Billiard Balls. 3 DVD Set. Over 5 hours long. Includes
the Machinery, The Moves, Ball Productions, Single Ball Vanishes,
Color Changes, Flourishes, Shell Technique, Advanced Concepts, and
Routines made famous by Roy Benson, Ade Duval, Richard Ross,
Levent, and Cardini.
Losander, Dirk: A Day with Salvano DVD. Part
of the Recollection Series. Includes (performance only?) a
manipulation routine with cigarette and billiard ball, a salt
routine, and a silk routine, but the real value is in the stories
that Salvano relates from his 54 years of performing.
McBride, Jeff: Magic of Jeff McBride. 2
volume set: V1: Jeff's Commando Card Manipulation Act, Super
Candle, Living Flower Production, Silas and the Slickers
(Gambling), Balloon & Ball Manipulation, Kundalini Rising, The
Greatest Illusion Ever Created...Money", and more. V2: Bob Read's
Bottle Production, Traveling Flame, Living Flower Production, One
handed Match Lighting, Balls from the Mouth, Egg from Balloon,
Billiard Ball from Balloon, Water Fountain, Torn & Restored
Bill, and more.
McBride, Jeff: World Class Manipulation Volumes 1 to 3. These videos cover the complete range of coin, thimble, and ball manipulation. Volume one includes Coin rolls, palms, jumbo coin productions, mister's dream, thimble vanishes and reproductions, palms, ball techniques, rolls, vanishes and tons more. Volume 2 includes more coin rolls, holders, and droppers, color changing thimbles, changes, and silks with thimbles, ball flourishes, changeovers, diminishing ball, and much more. Volume 3 includes ball rolls, vanishes, color changes, multiplying balls, thimble rigging, 8 thimble routine, coin backpalming, fans, and more.
McComb, Billy: Greater Magic Video #26, Our Best #2.
Includes: Daryl: EZ Coins Across; Larry Becker Intuition; Charlie
Miller Coke Cups; Bobo Chinese Chopstick, Witch Doctor's Coin,
Trick with a Stick, Copper & Silver; Billy McComb Golf Ball
Thru Handkerchief; Roger Klause Gypsy Switch.
Miller, Charlie: Greater Magic V18. Paper
Mystery (Perf), Malini Egg Bag (Perf), Four Deuce Trick, Hanky
Knots, Hat Trick, Mutilated Parasol (perf), Floating Pencil, Balls
Millward, George: Instructional Ball and Cone Video
(DVD). Detailed explanation of the effect, full treatment of the
Vernon Wand Spin, and Johnny Thompson's comments on the effect.
Miracle Factory: Mystic Craig's Camera. 3 DVD
set. Over six hours of historical footage, including lectures and
performances by Dai Vernon, Brother John
Hamman, U. F. Grant, Jack Miller, Kalanag, Edward Victor, and
Peter Warlock. Performance of Dai Vernon Ball & Cone, Balls
& Net; U.F Grant Chain Linking and Shot Glass Egg Bag; Jack
Miller Linking Rings; Peter Warlock Thimble Thru Silk, Ring and
Rope Routine; Edward Victor Sleight With Four Thimbles,
Billiard Balls; and much more.
Ouellet, Gary: The Very Best of, Volume Two
DVD. Includes: Photography Trick (4 Queens cut to), Two Goblets
two-cup and ball routine (w/Chop cup), Threshold torn and restored
card effect, Three Ball Routine, Coin Moves (Gallo Slide, Visual
Slide, Table Slide, Ultimate French Drop, Himber Switch, Master
Switch, Wiffledust II routine), Three Triumphant Cuts, and Sloppy
Page, Patrick: London Stage Lecture video.
Thimbles, Billiard Ball moves, bare handed production of flowers,
Topit Vanisher, Miser Dream, art of misdirection.
Palmer, Johnny Ace: Johnny Ace Palmer Trilogy Videos: Video 1: Part 1 on developing an award winning act. Performance of FISM Act, Attitude, timing, trimming the excess, standing ovation technique, practice techniques. Part 2 on principles and concepts. Includes misdirection (8-ball production, Coke Bottle production), X-Effect Coin in the Eye routine, Series of Three, Salad Bar Magic (mood and situation), Respect, multiple methods, audience participation, camouflage, one ahead, and substitution. Part 3 on effects. The Egg Bag for table hoppers; No Problem 5 of diamonds changes to 4 when a pip is dropped off; A Little Light on the Subject card revelation using a table lamp; Too Fast! card prediction and transposition; Three Magic Scarves routine. $30
Peki: Card & Ball Manipulation (Trik A Tape). Bare handed production of cards, Card to dollar bills, billiard balls, and more.
Posgate, Bruce: Videonics PROGRAM #08 Vol. 1.Entertaining Children. How to handle kids plus Jelly Bean Soup, Crystal Silk Cylinder, Billiard Balls for Kids, Die Box and much more.
Romaine: Expert Manipulation DVD (2 DVD set). This is an in-depth course in card and ball manipulation. Start with Romaine's stage show and then step by step through card and billiard ball manipulation.
Ross, Richard: Greater Magic V27. Cane
transformations, Billiard Balls, Invisible Thumbtips, Coins in
Glass, Das Ringspeil (linking rings), Giant card fans performance.
Salvano: Multiplying Billiard Balls DVD.
With Bonus Two Complete Routines. Available from Salvano Jr;
Sheets, Bob: Bob Does Hospitality Volume 3
DVD. Includes the Three Ball Trick with motivation, gags, and
more. Flash Deck mind reading; 6 Tricks in Two Minutes with a
Shimada: Video Training Series V1.
First of a series of Shimada video training series. Techniques for
manipulating cigarettes, billiard balls, and cards. Includes
Tenkai Cigarette Routine, Billiard Ball and Silk Manipulation
(including Shimada's "double shell" work), Colored Billiard Ball
work, and Tenkai Card Fan Productions with a Drink from Card Fan
Finale. Almost two hours of instruction from his 1998
Shimada: Greater Magic V3. Thimbles, Card Fans, Card Productions, and Billiard Balls (close up)
Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient: Funny Magic to Make You a Kid-Show Celebrity. 1995 VHS Video; 60 minutes. SPS Publications. Includes: Crayons to Scarf; The Crystal Tube; Multiplying Billiard Balls; The Imagination Cap; The Shrinking Glove; Headband Blendo; The Egg, the Bag, and the Magic Hat; Nest of Boxes; Puff the Magic Rabbit
Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient and Kidology DVD. DVD contains the content of The Magic Ingredient (above) and Kidology. Provides info on successful kid shows, including performance and teaching of Crayons to scarf, The Crystal Tube, Multiplying Billiard Balls, The imagination Cap, The shrinking Glove, Headband blendo, The egg, the bag, and the magic hat, Nest of boxes, and Puff the magic rabbit. Kidology provides more kid magic including The invisible flying silk scarf, Soft Soap, Portable Beach Balls, Cut and restored rope, Monster hat, Commercials and Jokes.
Thayer, Floyd: The Magic of Thayer videos 1 to 4. Narrated by collector Dr. Robert Albo. Thayer's magic is displayed, demonstrated, and explained. Includes John Carney's rendition of Thayer's Ball Vase. Also includes Die box, Where do the ducks go, livestock effects, mentalism, expanding egg, vanishing and reappearing eclipse lamp, billiard ball effects, brema ball effects, rice effects, chest of Chu Chin Chou, checker cabinet, and more.
Thompson, Johnny: Commercial Classics of Magic V1. Balls & Net, Coins through Table, Han Ping Chien Coin Trick, Winged Silver, Copper & Silver Transposition, Vanishing Glass, Benson's Bowl Routine, Matching the Cards, Automatic Aces
Thompson, Johnny: Commercial Classics of Magic V3.
The Biddle Trick, Malini Card Stab, Koran Medallion, Heads Up, Out
of Sight Out of Mind, Phantom Cigarette, Hanky Panky, Spellbound,
Presto Chango, Coin in Bottle, 3 Ball Routine, No Body Load
Torkova, Bob: Cone & Ball for Platform.
Tremaine, Jon: Volume Three - Encores.
Acrobatic Matchbox/Stack of Coins: combined; Gymnastic Aces: Aces
are flipped out of deck; Three Silver Balls: tinfoil ball effect;
Vanishing Rings: Ring Flight; 4 X 4: Two packets of cards change
places; Vanishing Pen; Tear and Repair: Torn and restored money;
Rota-Note: Borrowed bill spins on the palm; Polo-Link: Two Life
Savers® are linked ; Ring on Rope: Finger ring and rope;
Spook-Key: Card trick; Solo Twist: Card deck vanishes, leaving
selection; Prize Winner: Spectator loses in 51:1 odds; Advice on
Close-Up Act, Close-Up Set Up and Tremaine Prop Box.
Various: Magic of Canada Greater Magic V50.
James Cielen: Stage Magic, Multiplying Balls; Carl Cloutier: Ring
in Kiwi; Jay Sankey: Dough, Stirring Silver; Gary Kurtz: Tug, Good
Eats; David Acer: Lickety Flip, Card Coin Holder & Money
Flies; Gary Ouellet: Optical Aces; Dean Gunnarson: Rope Escape,
Houdini Milk Can (perf);
Vernon, Dai: Videonics PROGRAM #54 Revelations Vol. 10. The Vernon Cone and Ball routine; The Ball and Silk; Vernon on the Dye Tube; The Chopstick principle applied to cutting at the jog; The Chopstick Double Lift; The Overhand Shuffle Technique; The Pinky Count; The Greek Break; Stabbing the Deck; Bottom to Top Transfer; Double, Triple and Multiple Peek Handling; Vernon's simple Double Peek Control; The Fan Force
Vernon, Dai: Revelations V3&4; Note: This is a remaster of the Videonics series and contains two volumes on one tape Volume 3: The Travelers, Kangaroo Coins, Balls in the Net, Jumping Jacks, Tenkai Palm Volume 4: Symphony of the Rings, Tenkai Switch, Coins and Champagne Glass, Super Coin Vanish
Vernon, Dai: Revelations V9&10. Note: This is a remaster of the Videonics series and contains two volumes on one tape Volume 9: Beerg Move exposed, Trick that fooled Houdini, Three Card Monte Volume 10: Vernon Cone and Ball Routine from Harlequin Act, Ball and Silk, Vernon on the Dye Tube, Chopstick Principle & the Jog, Chopstick Double Lift, Overhand Shuffle, Pinky Count, Greek Break, Stabbing the Deck, bottom to Top transfer, peek handling, fan force.
Williams, Dick: Take Two! Magic in Focus
video. Ball in Vase, St. Patrick's Day Banner, Vanishing Leg and
Boy to Rabbit, Vanishing Orange, Pencil Twist, Through the Neck,
Mime Floating Lady, blindfolded Juggling, Ring on Rope. With Guest
appearance by John Calvert and more.
Wilson, Gregory: In Action! Volume 3 DVD.
Includes Time Card, The Slot Machine Scam, Chip on Shoulder casino
chip, Cut Throat Aces, Foreign Affair Pound to Euro to Ruble to
Yen to Hundred Dollar Bill, Garret Thomas' The Ring Thing, Bounce
No Bounce balls, and more.
Wilson, Mark: Magic Circus Shows 3 & 4
DVD. Performance Only. Includes: Flying Crystal Box, Color Silk
Transpo, Topsy Turvey Cabinet, Close Up Card, Professor's
Nightmare, World's Largest Card Trick, Egg Bag, Doll to Life,
Paper to Real Bills, Billiard Ball Manipulation (with son Greg at
6 years old), and more.
Ambitious Card (Frank Starsinic,
for the Ball & Cone. Supple leather cone.
Arbor Scientific: Happy Sad Balls. Arbor's
version of the Bounce No-Bounce balls. 1" diameter.
Arlen Studio (Keith Lack)
Multiplying Balls with "Gorilla-Grip". Red and White color and
nice bounce. Shell "locks" to ball for tossing. Comes with three
red Gorilla-Grip balls, one red Simi-locking Gorilla-Grip shell
and as a bonus, one white Gorilla-Grip ball as a final kicker. No
shell separation over time.
Collector's Workshop: Billiard Ball Stand. Viking
Magic. German - Conradi Style Nickel Stand (Brass, Nickel plated).
Can make all the balls vanish or reappear.
Colombini, Aldo: Cone-Tact. Book. Aldo
Colombini's treatment of the Ball & Cone, complete with
cardboard cone and three balls, manuscript with 35 illustrations
by Tony Dunn.(also listed in Books section) Note: the original VHS
video of this effect used to come with a leather cone, which you
might find on the used market.
Colombini, Aldo: Get the Ball Rolling.
Easy-to-learn Three Ball Routine with no table required.
Daryl: Bounce Across. Happens in the
spectator's hands. A bounce no-bounce ball routine in which the
bounce is removed from a rubber ball and placed into a piece of
modeling clay. Finishes clean.
DuneCraft: Vice Versa Balls. DuneCraft's
version of the Bounce No-Bounce Balls.
Choositz Decision Balls.
Larger 1.5" diameter bounce, no-bounce balls.
(Lynetta Welch): Ideal Ball
Holder. Strong enough for a ball, gentle enough for an
egg. Attaches inside coat. $30
Fakini: Frank Radtke's Fakini
products are considered the best by many. They have a rubbery
surface that makes control and handling easier in most cases.
Their products come in several sizes and colors, and they also
make eggs and golf ball sets. Fakini balls are not cheap. There
are some who don't care for the feel of these sets, so if
possible, try them out before you buy.
Fakini Multiplying Balls: Available in 1.75, 2, and special 1 5/8" sizes. In white, orange, magenta, and yellow. $90-100
Multiplying Golf Balls: $70
Diminishing Billiard Ball: Billiard ball shrinks twice then vanishes $35
Flash Four: Instant production of 4 white 2" billiard balls. $155
Multiplying Eye Balls: 1.75" multiplying balls for the bizarre. $199.99, made exclusively for Fantasma Magic
Funtastic Magic: Dream Multiplying Silicon Balls (DMSB). 1.58" Diameter white silicon balls, made in Italy. Includes four balls, two gimmicks, and an instructional DVD by Diego Jazzhand Finottie. Video includes: Basic shell technique, Basic routine, Advanced routine, Two shell routine, Classic palm, Finger palm, Toss vanish, Palm to plum, Continue production, Cardini's ball roll, Ball roll, V vanish, Shell subtlety, and more.
Funtime Magic (Calcutta,
India) Funtime makes inexpensive magic items.
Ball Holders: Metal wire accessory clips to your clothing
Ball & Vase (plastic): Cheap plastic Ball & Vase
Ball & Silk Vase: Wooden Ball & Vase, with addition of Silk element.
Diminishing Billiard Ball: Wood ball, reduces in size three times.
Golf Ball & Silk Vase: A ball & vase with a white silk and golf ball
Multiplying Glitter Balls. From the website: "This set of Multiplying Balls has a large number of mirrored prisms over their entire surface. These "Mirrors" produce a sparkling glitter effect when a light beam (or spotlight) hits them. The protrusions also make for a much firmer grip on the balls and shell. We supply you the complete set of four Balls and shell for the classic Multiplying Ball Effect, along with a printed, illustrated instruction tutor, - a printed booklet (4" x 5.5", 24 pages, and 36 illustrations) that covers all the basic moves for the classic Multiplying Balls effect, like the Basic Multiplying move, various palming methods, different vanishes and transfers, and use of ball holders, in addition to complete easy and advanced routines."
Multiplying Billiard Balls: In plastic, available in Red, Yellow, or White. (website does not state diameter)
Multiplying Billiard Balls: Wood, 1.5". Includes 4 balls and the gimmick, carry bag and instructions.
Multiplying Golf Balls: Doesn't state diameter, though photo looks similar to 1.5" balls. Plastic.
Silver Sphere Combo: Three Balls, One Silk Ball, and One Shell. Made of Brass and Chrome Plated.
Goodway Magic: Ball Dropper. Use with either
1.75" or 2" Fakini Balls. Drop multiple balls.
Hank Lee Multiplying balls. Hank Lee's
extensive site lists several versions of multiplying balls, though
they don't list the manufacturer. Included are: Multiplying Balls
in red: 1-1/2" Multiplying Balls - $12.50, Multiplying Balls
Beginner's Set - $2.00, Tournament Multiplying Golf Balls.
Compound rubber white. Set of 4 $40.00, Flash Four Golf Ball
Production $30.00, Diminishing Golf Ball Made in Tournament style.
Magicland of Dallas: Ball and Cone: Homing Ball
Routine with Black Leather cone, 2 wooden white balls, 1 wooden
red ball and Johnny Brown's routine. Long unavailble, Magicland is
Morrisey Magic: Crochet Multiplyng Balls.
Four 1.5" balls and gimmick.
Owen Magic Supreme: Owen Billiard Ball Sets. Hand
Turned Maple and lacquer finished. Three Balls and a Shell. In
1.75 and 2" sizes.
Rogers, John: 3 Ball Routine Plus 4 Balls.
Utilizes custom 1.25" silicon balls from Fakini. Professional
routine (not for beginners) as performed by John at FFFF 1999.
Uses no volunteers, table, or net.
Sankey, Jay: Behind the 8 Ball. Two in the
hand, one in the pocket routine. Uses miniature 8-balls with large
8 ball climax.
Spangler, Steve/WREN Enterprises: Bounce No Bounce Balls. The ball will bounce for the magician, but not for the spectator.Steve's version are 1".
Super Magic: Multiplying Balls - Gorilla Grip.
I'm not sure the difference between these and the Arlen Studio's
set (also with "Gorilla Grip"). Includes three 1.75" balls
and two shells. Scoops Magic Shop includes a shell of a different
color (red/white). One site also had (Nov 2009) these in yellow.
Tannen's Magic Multiplying Balls. Tannen's Magic also lists several versions of multiplying balls. Included are: 30mm red billiard ball R-109, 35mm red billiard ball R-110, 40mm red billiard ball R-112, 45mm red billiard ball R-113, 50mm red billiard ball R-114, Pro Tournament Golf Balls (white, per set) HF-123, Pro Tournament Golf Balls (color, per set) HF-128, Four-ball gimmick ball fan (white) Climax HF-126, Four ball gimmick ball fan (color) HF-129, 1-3/4" Smooth Billiard Balls (white or color) HF-130
Vernet Magic: Vernet
makes a variety of Ball Magic
Fountain Silk Ball. You have a ball in your hand and instantly changes into a 18" silk. The set comes with one extra ball which can be used as a hankball. It also matches the other Vernet Balls.
Multliplication of Balls: Made of a lightweight ABS plastic with a look of chrome. Balls are spiked for grip and more visible appearance (some may find them too gaudy).
Multiplying Colored Balls: As above, but now available in Green, Blue, White, Pink, or Yellow. Three balls and one shell.
Balls Climax. Produce another 4 balls instantly in your other hand.
Multiplying Soap Bubbles: clear plastic balls look like soap bubbles.
Silk to Ball: Potental way to start your routine; made of the same silver glitter material.
Ball Holder Simple: Wire holder with safety pin attachment.
Viking Manufacturing: Unique Ball Holder. Holds a
single ball from 1.125 to 2.125" in diameter, and once released,
folds flat. Impact durable, pliable plastic. From Germany.
Various: Wooden Billiard Balls.
Various shops carry wooden sets of billiard balls, some from
Germany, some elsewhere. Wooden balls may be a bit more slippery,
but some prefer the feel and handling of this type of ball. Prices