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Waterman

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For the last few years I have been researching, practicing, and fine tuning two routines that I have wanted to incorporate into my act...Egg Bag and Multiplying Balls.

The Egg Bag is based on the basic routine with a few original ideas I incorporated through three long years of trial and error!!! I haven't performed for muggles yet, maybe this week at school. My students are my biggest fans and my HARSHEST critics!

The Multiplying Balls routine is direct from Pop Hayden...I may tweak a few things ,but as it stands now it fits perfectly with what I wanted from a MB routine...easy to follow, not a lot of fancy sleights and flourishes, and no need for extra props (hats, ball holders, topits).

What a pleasant relief!!!

I have a pair of cheap Chinese sticks that are calling my name...hopefully I wont take three years to find a fun routine for those.
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For the last few years I have been researching, practicing, and fine tuning two routines that I have wanted to incorporate into my act...Egg Bag and Multiplying Balls.

The Egg Bag is based on the basic routine with a few original ideas I incorporated through three long years of trial and error!!! I haven't performed for muggles yet, maybe this week at school. My students are my biggest fans and my HARSHEST critics!

The Multiplying Balls routine is direct from Pop Hayden...I may tweak a few things ,but as it stands now it fits perfectly with what I wanted from a MB routine...easy to follow, not a lot of fancy sleights and flourishes, and no need for extra props (hats, ball holders, topits).

What a pleasant relief!!!

I have a pair of cheap Chinese sticks that are calling my name...hopefully I wont take three years to find a fun routine for those.
Aah! Students - joy and fear all rolled into one! With the Chinese Sticks, have you seen any routines that use a THIRD stick? Makes for some interesting variations if in a breast pocket. I haven't got a third stick yet - a bit like buying buns in tens and hot dogs in dozens (nod to Bullet Proof Monk). Maybe a four stick routine is a goer?
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4 sticks??!! John, you got my gears a churnin' !
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The Benson performance is great. Starts about a minute in...

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The Benson performance is great. Starts about a minute in...

g://youtu.be/xOfzp4Wt-pE[/QUOTE. Isn’t that delightful- what an engaging personality! That was done the year I was born. Thanks for sharing, Ray.
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For those that might not know, Roy Benson was also the originator of The Benson Bowl Routine.  His work with billiard balls is legendary.  And he used solid wooden balls that I believe measured 2-1/8" or 2-1/4".  Impressive.  You can find a video of his routine if interested.  
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