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Ben Salinas presents the most comprehensive collection of sponge ball moves and routines. Never before has there be such an essential and available resource for the art of sponge ball mastery been accumulated. You'll learn all the secrets, mechanics and important tips necessary to become a sponge ball expert. You'll have an exciting new close-up routine ready to go in no time.
Salinas presents two ideas from Bobby Baxter. The Mayfair Mountebank gives you two really clever ways to not only make a sponge ball vanish into thin air but also to make it reappear right before your volunteer's eyes.
Inspired a move by Audley Walsh found in his 1947 book Sponge Ball Manipulation, the quick vanish is quite literally just that. A very quick and deceptive vanish that is sure to fool any and every spectator.
This vanish is very similar to the previous 'O.K.' vanish, except your sponge ball will pass through your fist instead of the O.K. hand sign. The sponge ball will go through your fist one way and come out... where exactly?
Here we have another bluff vanish. You will be doing the actions of the previous bluff vanish, but instead of tossing the ball back and forth, you'll be rolling it on your hand until poof! It's disappeared!
This is a great vanish for the platform. The Pretend Place Vanish is a retention of vision vanish wherein you'll have your audience believe their attention has never left the ball. So, when you open your hand again to reveal the ball has disappeared, they'll be totally and completely surprised by...
Here's a funky little move called the 'Squeeze' Vanish. You may have guessed it... you'll be squeezing the ball until it actually vanishes. Smashed into nothingness. When your hand re-opens, it's gone!