Routines for the Hansen Egg Cup
By Professor Spellbinder
This is the first time I have
written a series of routines specifically for a piece of
apparatus produced by a craftsman like Eric Hansen. You CAN learn
to work a wood lathe and you CAN learn to turn out your own Egg
Cups and Ball Vases, but that would severely limit the number of
magicians able to make use of these routines, so I am happy to
have teamed up with Eric Hansen who already knows how to turn the
vases. Eric Hansen is a Magic Nook Merchant and you can find his
excellent wood products HERE!
I had been working on shell-less
Ball Vase and Egg Cup routines for years, but was always put off
by performing them with cheap plastic vases with all those little
groves around them, or even their wooden counterparts. You see, I
had no need for a shell, and thus didn't need the deceptive
grooves. However, the one thing I did require was a decent top
knob on the lid, so I could pick it up and manipulate it without
fear of dropping it.
When I saw Eric Hansen's vases on
The Magic Cafe Forum, they looked like they had been designed to
my own personal specifications. I know now that Eric was
designing the vases for his own use with Mike Gallo's clever
routine for the Ball and Vase, but my main concern was getting
the larger Egg Cup that I saw in the photo above. Would it work
with my Egg Cup routines? Eric sent me an Egg Cup and a smaller
Ball Vase and I was convinced.
The Hansen Egg Cup holds small to
medium size genuine chicken eggs (which, unless you have jumbo
hands, is the size most magicians prefer for manipulation work).
It has no grooves, no shell, but has that all important top knob
that can be firmly grasped. So Eric and I have formed a
partnership. You can buy the Hansen Ball Vase or Egg Cup from him,
and learn how to use them from me or from Mike Gallo. In my
e-Book, I discuss some of Mike Gallo's subtleties that I like,
but I do NOT explain his routine. For that you need to buy
his DVD. Instead, I begin where Mike Gallo and others (Mike
Skinner, Doug Gorman, James Riser) have left off. My routines do
NOT require you to be sitting down (although you may choose
to perform them sitting down if you wish) and they do NOT involve
putting things in your pockets, a part of most routines that I
personally find very suspicious.
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