THE MENDOZA CUPS AND BALLS ROUTINE

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THE MENDOZA CUPS AND BALLS ROUTINE by John F. Mendoza

Published by Herb Morrissey Products, 1972 (second printing). Soft cover, 16 pages illustrated with black and white photos and an additional six page add on laid in.

Manuscript for a Cups & Balls routine using the Combination Cups/Chop Cup set. Good routine that effectively shows how the Chop cup can be used to advantage. Recommended.

Contents:

2 Introduction: No hand to hand vanishes, loads not all at the end, uses Combination cups/chop cup set, not difficult.

2 Requirements: three cup combination set (2 regular and one chop cup)

2 Sleights

2 - The Loading of the Cup

3 - The Fake Load

3 - The Slide Load

3 The Routine: 

4 Phase I: three balls appear under the cups. Chop cup is loaded

5 Phase II: Ball travels from middle cup to left cup. Ball from left cup travels to right cup

5 Phase III: all balls leave cups and join middle cup. One cup is loaded

6 Phase IV: Two cups and two balls used (third loaded). Series of ball penetrations is performed, taking advantage of Chop Cup principles.2nd Cup is loaded. 

7 Phase V: Use just one cup and ball. Last ball penetrates single cup, final load made. All loads are revealed.

8 The Big Load: the proper way to perform a load using phsycological and natural misdirection

9 Additional Notes: routine originally developed in 1969

10 Photo Illustrations: B&W photos of the various moves, referenced throughout the text. Cups look like "Monte" style. Through page 15

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