132 entries in Ball / Billiard Ball / Routines
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Unknown The Obedient Ball stops on string, "of Japanese origin"Variations Modern Magic 301
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Decanter and the Crystal Balls clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, two methodsRelated to Modern Magic 426
Unknown The Ball which changes to a Rose in ball vase Modern Magic 300
Unknown The Obedient Ball (Improved) - orange stops on string
- ball stops and even travels upwards (mechanical)
Inspired by More Magic 279
Professor Hoffmann The Chameleon Ball small ball changes color multiple times More Magic 274
Buatier de Kolta, Prof. Robert Hellis The Billiard-Ball Trick one ball becomes three, then one again which vanishes More Magic 261
Professor Hoffmann Another Method More Magic 265
Charles Bertram The Billard-Ball Trick The Modern Conjurer 192
Unknown A Handkerchief Changed to a Billiard-Ball Later Magic 277
Unknown The Glass Ball, for Changing a Handkerchief to a Billiard-Ball freely chosen colored handkerchief changes into like-colored ball Later Magic 279
T. Nelson Downs The Four-Ball Trick, with Novel Passes four solid balls The Art of Magic 305
Unknown Color Change with Four Solid Balls four red balls to four white balls The Art of Magic 313
Unknown The Traveling Balls red and black ball each wrapped in paper transpose The Art of Magic 314
Unknown Passing Four Solid Balls from Hand to Hand with shell The Art of Magic 310
Professor Hoffmann The Crystal Balls (Improved Method) clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, detailed routineRelated to Later Magic 602
Joseph Michael Hartz Hartz Finale for Crystal Balls Related to Later Magic 612
Joseph Michael Hartz The Multiplying Billiard Ball with shellVariations Later Magic 669
C. O. Williams Multiplying Billiard Ball Variation Inspired by Later Magic 672
Tom Sellers Rollo ball balances on ropeRelated to Sellers' Secrets 11
Laurie Ireland The New Multiplying Golf Balls two shells, clinging shell feature Ireland Writes a Book 5
Laurie Ireland The Simultaneous Production of One to Eight Balls no body loads Ireland Writes a Book 8
Laurie Ireland A Combination Move with Two Balls and a Shell Ireland Writes a Book 7
Laurie Ireland More Golf Ball Moves routine with soft and hard billiard balls Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934) 3
Jean Hugard 4 - Liaison Trick Transition from thimble routine to billiard ball, with thimble transforming into billiard ball balancing on fingertip Thimble Magic 39
Unknown The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects Greater Magic 837
Unknown The Best Dminishing Billiard Ball Trick gaffed Greater Magic 642
Laurie Ireland The Diminishing Golf Ball gimmick applied to golf ball Greater Magic 649
Unknown Filtration Through a Handkerchief Greater Magic 636
Henry Gordien Knee Penetration Greater Magic 647
Unknown A Billiard Ball Phantasy four different colored solid balls Greater Magic 637
Unknown Production of a Billiard Ball from a Playing Card Greater Magic 641
Unknown Playing Card Changed to a Billiard Ball Greater Magic 640
Unknown A Subtle Vanish Greater Magic 642
Unknown The One to Four Multiplication with shell Greater Magic 634
Unknown Multiplication to Four Solid Balls two shells used, "modern" Greater Magic 644
Unknown Simultaneous Production of Four Balls in Each Hand four shells and four solid balls, roll-out with both hands Greater Magic 646
Laurie Ireland Effective Golf Ball Move Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 15
Jean Hugard Mutilation billiard ball penetrates borrowed handkerchief, for repeat it gets stuck and handkerchief is cut and burned, then restored (Hanky Panky) The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 413
Paul Curtis Equiloball ball balances on ropeRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 106) 637
Walter B. Gibson Ball-Istics four balls appear one by one and vanish againRelated to
  • corrections and improvements on p. 28
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Walter B. Gibson, Henry Hatton, Adrian Plate In the Pocket two different colors change places, hand and pocket The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 55
Unknown Handkerchief to Billiard Ball hollow ball Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 331
Unknown A Mysterious Ball Transposition two balls in silk and glass goblets transpose Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 313
Bert Douglas The Elusive Rainbow 20th century silks with knot placed in mouth, then ball appears and travels into mouth Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 333
Bert Douglas Spot The Red 20th century silks with knot placed in mouth, then ball appears and travels into mouth Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 337
Unknown Adam and Eve four ball production and vanish, longer routine with several sleights and shell Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 295
Unknown Rainbow Billiard Balls rainbow chicagoer routine Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 308
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Act - perfect color change
- extra ball getaway
- down the ladder
- through the pocket
- gaining white ball
- throw color change
- the vanish getaway
- instant ball to silk
- the smash change
- quick one to four
Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 115
Jean Hugard Billiard Balls & Glass traveling to glass Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 6) 23
Jean Hugard The Penetrating Billiard Ball ball penetrating silk, with cut and restored handkerchief element Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 7) 87
George Starke Hornswoggled bills change total value several timesRelated toVariationsAlso published here Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 7) 85
Jean Hugard Billiard Ball Interlude with different colored billiard balls Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 11) 46
Earl Morgan The Earl Morgan Floating Ball (Vest Pocket Style) Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 18
Warner Perry Ball to Silk The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 87) 352
Sam Leo Horowitz The Egyptian Ball Mystery Stars of Magic (Vol. 3, No. 4) 50
M. E. Faber Triple Climax to Cups & Balls red sponge balls and golf balls with shell Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 23
Arthur H. Buckley The Ball and the Handkerchief penetration Principles and Deceptions 204
Arthur H. Buckley The Production of Eight Solid Balls at the Fingertips without a Shell Principles and Deceptions 206
Karrell Fox Jam Auction one dollar bill to five dollar bill, then five transforms into a dime The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 163) 656
Jerry Hornak Billiard Ball to Playing Card Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 17
Unknown A Billiard-Ball Transposition two balls and two glasses The Fine Art of Magic 260
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
Herb Poppleton The Easy Comedy Golf Ball Routine with Ireland's Golf Balls, shell and in combination with egg bag Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 8
M. E. Faber A Ping Pong Ball Routine rolls on rope Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 39
Roy Benson Vanish! billard ball vanish sequence The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 204) 815
Frank Garcia Hoy! ball floats upwards from hand to hand The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 285) 1140
Walter B. Gibson Billard Ball Routine four ball routine, with handkerchief Classic Secrets of Magic 124
Unknown Shell Move shell and one ball, showing both sides Classic Secrets of Magic 128
Jack Chanin Billiard Ball Sequence quick vanish and production of three balls Classic Secrets of Magic 133
Walter B. Gibson Second Billard Ball Routine with five balls, a handkerchief, color changing ballsRelated to Classic Secrets of Magic 141
Dick Piser In a Flash ball is wrapped in paper, paper is lighted with a match and changes into a silk The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 51
C. James McLemore Stop-Go two balls are tied to 2 strings and hanging down, they swing back and forth on command Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 32
Harlan Tarbell Billard Ball Through Handkerchief using shell Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 17
Unknown Balls from the Air Miser's Dream with balls and paper cone, three methods Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 21
Burling Hull Billard Ball Vanish in Paper Cone Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 21
Roy Benson The Shell Turn The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 327) 118
Dai Vernon Ball Through Silk The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 205
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief Related toVariations The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 197
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selectionRelated to Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 126
Ronald B. Edwards Money in Circulation dollar bill and half dollar in envelopes change places The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 259
Max Malini Base-Ball Vanish base ball vanishes (throw vanish) and appears under hat Malini and His Magic 75
Karrell Fox Foxy Climax one ball becomes four, then all vanish, with handkerchief four ball gaff, see p. 342 for ideas by Dan Tong The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 377) 335
Jack Posetary Silk & Ball Transposition hollow extra ballRelated to
  • suggestion by George de Ghetto on p. 230
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 189
David Berglas, Lewis Ganson, Ralph W. Hull The Master Move For 'The Homing Ball' moves for ball and cone The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 182
Karl Fulves The Odd Game small board with hole, billiard ball dropped inside vanishes, repeat, posed as problem, Zone ZeroVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 11) 283
Dai Vernon Ball through Silk Expanded Lecture Notes 20
Jack Posetary Gremlin Glass coin in glass, ball on top, second glass moved in and out and ball jumps to other glass The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 7) 337
Jack Miller Ball from Silk ball appears from silk, repeated for second ball, see also p. 410 for coin version by Harold Bester The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 375
Dai Vernon Ball, Cone and Handkerchief Expanded Lecture Notes 18
Ray Bedwell Solution To The Odd Game small board with hole, billiard ball dropped inside vanishes, repeat, posed as problem, Zone ZeroInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3) 314
Carl Ballantine The Diminishing Golf Ball diminishing ball gimmick Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 191
Mike Rogers Elusive Sphere longer manipulative ball and silk combination in which ball repeatedly vanishes and reappears The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 9) 545
Dick Zimmerman Surprise Ball Routine eight balls are produced, then all change colors, loop ball Creative Magic 4
Stewart Judah Billiards The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 852
David Berglas Billiard Ball Production idea, brief David Berglas Lecture 10
Richard Kaufman Elevation Eight Ball interlocked four ball production, different colors Balls! 23
Richard Kaufman Mirror Image routine, four balls appear, color changing elements, nesting shells Balls! 8
Richard Kaufman Colorific routine, four balls appear, color changing elements, with handkerchief Balls! 16
Richard Kaufman, Albert Warby Rainbow Visions eight ball routine, different colors Balls! 34
Richard Kaufman Silken Billiards routine with handkerchief, four balls Balls! 48
Ross Bertram The Egyptian Ball - Bertram Style two balls transpose with goblet and silk, no extra ball Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 106
Karl Fulves The Lizard of Oz ball in silk transposes with plastic ring outsideRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1128
Tom Sellers A Billiard Ball Penetration "Retrospective" - Two Tricks
ball on stand covered with silk, then with larger silk, ball is on top when larger silk is removed
The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1230
Al Leech Chicaco Balls The Chicago Ball Trick And A Routine general comments, with sponge balls Al Leech's Legacy 64
Al Leech Substitution For Chicago Balls Al Leech's Legacy 72
Al Leech A Rainbow Routine billiard ball routine Al Leech's Legacy 83
Danny Korem, Slydini The UDT Paper Cone and Ball Routine pendulum holdout, see "Capricious Cornucopia" (Encores) The Upside Down Toppit - Volume II 28
Al Leech A Color Change Routine several color changes with balls Al Leech's Legacy 74
Mike Caveney A Transposition red ball wrapped in red handkerchief and put in a glass transposes with blue ball in a blue handkerchief put in a second glassInspired by
  • a trick (?) from "Rupert Howard Course in Magic"
Ideas 6
Mike Caveney Billard Ball Switch Ideas 6
Vito Lupo Visual Color Change transposition of different colored billiard balls featuring color change move The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 103
Michael Ammar Bill to Cigarette first rolled up bill and cigarette change places, then cigarette vanishes bill changes into cigarette eventually bill is found in cigarette Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 112
Steve Beam CashPack bills change into deck of cardsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 229
Tom Gagnon The Blink Shrink with miniature cardInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 391
Karl Fulves Joggled balls vanish and appear during juggling, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 51) 248
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card case Without 8
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag Without 9
Michael Weber Hour Glass color changing ball La Magie de Michael Weber 5
John Bannon Trick Shot Production producing eight ball from card case Smoke and Mirrors 59
John Bannon Single Bullet Theory large steel bearing from paper bag after routine with small steel bearing and bag Smoke and Mirrors 79
Joe Rindfleisch Ball-Istic two billiard balls, one changes into sponge ball and back The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 54) 1001
Unknown Billiard Ball Routine More Greater Magic 1241
Roy Benson Black Balled Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 1) 2451
Tommy Wonder The Big One giant ball production as climax The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 184
Tommy Wonder A Sequence with Balls shells & gaffs, multiplying, color changes
- Phase One: From Red to White
- Phase Two: A Midair Multiplication
- Phase Three: The Red Ball Makes an Appearance
- Phase Four: Red to White Repeated
- Phase Five: Vanish, Reproduction and...
The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 180
Joel Givens Tubular Bills bill travels to a straw, missing corner, bill transforms into wrapper The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 60) 1166
Alexander de Cova Ball zu Tuch ball visually changes to silk Secrets No. 2 78
Steve Bedwell Ferrero Rocher Anyone? "balls from mouth" Flexing and Twisting 8
Tom Stone Conic Relief ideas and sequences for Dai Vernon's "Ball, Cone and Handkerchief"
- The Cone as a Holdout
- The Cone as a Servante
- Combinations
- Vernon's Basic Vanish
- Changes
- The Surprise Load
- Extending it Outward
Related to Vortex 141
Tom Stone Mitosis Maneuver 1 ball becomes 2 which become 4, sequence with shell Maelstrom 107
Tom Stone Ball Climax molded four-ball-climax Maelstrom 119
Tom Stone Ball Mélange three balls vanish one by one Maelstrom 117