116 entries in Spongeball / Routines
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Three Sponge Ball Trick
1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 11
Unknown A Sponge Ball Routine several phases, hollow egg or lemon finale
1938 Greater Magic 654
Henry Gordien Another Sponge Ball Routine
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 656
Unknown A Sponge Ball Speciality phase with spectator's hand
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 73
Unknown The Three Wandering Sponge Balls spectator's hand and two in the hand, one in the pocket
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 163
Unknown The Four Traveling Balls sponge balls to hat, final load, extra ball
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 170
Robert A. Nelson Peter Rabbit Goes to Town Sponge rabbit routine, with offspring climax
1945 My Best 182
Matt Schulien The Fifty Sponge Balls
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 30
Ronald B. Edwards Spongball Levitation in a glass
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 824
Charles R. Blyth, Jr. Chameleon Sponge Ball! red and blue sponge ball change places in spectator's and performer's hand, then ball in performer's hand vanishes and spectator has two green balls in his hand
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 214) 857
Edward Marlo Three Ball Routine "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"
Related to 1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 9
Dr. Stanley Jaks Sponge Ball Routine three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear
Related toAlso published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 4
Bill Simon Sponge Surprise fifteen to twenty small sponge balls appear
1954 Sleightly Sensational 33
Slydini Vanishing Sponge Balls four balls vanish and reappear, lapping
1957 26 Originals 19
Dr. Stanley Jaks Die Schaumgummibälle three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 18
Thomas M. Jacobsen Crazy Sponge black sponge ball changes into a red one, then it splits into smaller balls and one ball changes into a coin
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 386) 371
Jack Yeager Sponge Balls under Glas sponge ball travels under covered glass, then glass vanishes
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 32
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther, Don Nielson On Nielson's "Problem in Prophecy" using sponge balls
Inspired by Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 20
Remo Inzani Sponge Ball Routine potato as finale
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 297
Fred Kaps Chinese Chow spongeball under bowl multiplies and then fruits appear, with chopsticks
Inspired by 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 304
Phoa Yan Tiong Rice Bowl and Balls two final loads under bowl
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 310
Robert E. Neale Insideout & Stretchit topological origami tube for several effects:
  • Stretchit
  • Insideout
  • The Chinese Wand
  • Additional Notes
  • With a Sponge Ball
  • The Square Circle
  • Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Dan Tong Rabbits' Habits
1969 HEX! 72
Eddie Joseph Converging Cubes chink-a-chink with sponge cubes, then more phases
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 202
Roy Johnson Sponges with purse frame, mini sponge ball climax
1971 Second Time Around 27
Bob McAllister Cavorting Sponge Balls four small sponge balls, matrix routine
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 365
Jerry Mentzer Something From Something production from sponge ball
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 116
Jerry Mentzer Sponge Shenanigans
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 119
Stewart Judah Metamorphic Sponge routine with ball-to-cube item
Autumn 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10th Folio (Part One)) 805
Jerry Mentzer Sponge Shenanigans "two in the hands - one in the pocket" routine, with different ball or object as climax
1975 Close Up Cues 5
Unknown "The One, Two, Three Knock-Out Routine"
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 22
Frank Garcia My Version of the "10" Count balls appear from purse frame
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 95
Al Cohn Al Cohn's Spongeball Routine
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 97
Unknown "The Slow Motion Transposition and Impromptu Routine" sponge from purse frame, split in two, one in each hand, travel into one
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 102
Frank Garcia Spur of the Moment Routine
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 111
Frank Garcia Short and Sweet
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 115
Frank Garcia The "Slick" Routine two in hand, one in pocket
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 118
Frank Garcia, George Schindler My Routine, By George!
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 125
Unknown Simply Commercial purse frame
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 128
Bob Baxter Sleightly Superlative
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 132
Peter Samelson The Peter Principle
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 138
Frank Garcia Right Through through table
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 142
Frank Garcia Hanky Panky with handkerchief
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 147
John Francis Where Did They All Come From using Goshman cube sponge gaff
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 156
Frank Garcia Veil of Darkness with handkerchief
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 159
Unknown The Sacrosanct Routine flesh color ball as container
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 161
Frank Garcia The Soft Chop-Chop or You Don't Have to Be Chinese to Do This Trick chop cup routine with sponge balls, magnet in sponge
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 173
Father Cyprian Father Cyprian's Spongeball Routine
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 178
Frank Garcia The Grand Finale purse frame, many small balls appear
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 183
Frank Garcia Cute Opener
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 191
Frank Garcia My Tradeshow Spongeball Routine
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 198
Frank Garcia More Thoughts, Ideas and Reflections
  • Pop-Up Routine
  • Interesting Start
  • My Preferred Pop-Up Routine
  • Different Method
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 212
Peter Wong Peter Wong's Spongeball Routine
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 216
Slydini The Purse Frame sponge balls appear from purse frame, spectator's hand phase, small balls finale
Related to 1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 54
Patrick Page Sponge Ball Routine No. 2 several balls travel to spectator's hand
1976 The Big Book of Magic 122
Rick Johnsson Raisin' Rabbits sponge rabbit vanishes and only leaves some dung in form of raisins
Related to 1976 Practical Impossibilities 75
John F. Mendoza The Bowl Routine longer combination
Inspired by 1978 The Book of John 92
Horace E. Bennett My Sponge Ball Routine with purse frames, with several smaller balls and large ball as climax
Inspired by
  • Slydini's routine in "Slydini Encores"
1978 On Your Feet 51
Slydini Encore Sponge Balls four balls vanish and reappear one at a time, follow up to "Purse Frame"
Related to 1979 The Magical World of Slydini 10
Alan Wakeling The Pseudo Cup ungaffed cup, with sponges
1979 The Chop Cup Book 87
Al Cohn Sponge Balls traveling into spectator's hand claimed by Cohn, see p. 1328 for further comment on the history (quote from Expert Manipulation Finale, Ganson)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1268
Meir Yedid Sponge Balls: 2) Production stand-up, similar to billiard ball routine
Mar. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 316
Al Schneider Bar-None paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by Slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins
1980 Al Schneider On Close-Up 96
Mike Caveney, Duke Stern The Benson Plunger with a plunger, four phases, jumbo pill as klimax
Inspired by 1981 Magicomedy 46
Daryl Martinez Peter Rabbit Hits the Big Time sponge rabbit routine
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 11
Craig Keller SPCA sponge ball finds card
Aug. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 670
Jim Cellini Something for Nothing purse frame and sponge ball routine
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part I 85
Stephen Tucker Goodness Gracious Great Balls of ......Sponge? sponge rabbit climax, routine with two in the hand, one in the pocket phase
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 195
Meir Yedid Ribit-Rabbit sponge ball routine, with transformation to sponge rabbit climax
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 23
Ron Fredrick The Sponge Routine routine with purse frame, "two in the hands one in the pocket", using cubes instead of balls/spheres
1982 The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick 24
Stephen Tucker Into the Third Dimension splitting a sponge ball into two halves and putting them back again
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 415
Daniel Kalanowski Thriller eating sponge ball, first biting part out then rest
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31) 607
Patrick Page A Spongeball Vanish & Reproduction with two spongeballs
1984 Book of Thumb Tips 27
Danny Korem Malini On Stage two spectators on stage, sponge ball routine with paperballs over the head situation and balls appearing at spectator, then watch steal and coconut production from hat
1985 Korem without Limits 78
Albert Goshman A.G. Sponge Balls credit information, three different sized/colored sponge balls vanish and reappear in spectator's hand and under salt shaker.
1985 Magic By Gosh 53
Peter Samelson Routine Finale
Aug. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 1239
Ray Kosby One, Two, Three, 4 four sponge balls produced and put between fingers of the left hand, they change into a numeral four out of sponge
1986 Scratching the Surface 1
John Carney Current Classic sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish
1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Uncovered) 1
Thomas Hierling Das ist die Nummer 1! routine with several phases and squeaker
Also published here 1987 New Wave Close-Up 88
Stephen Tucker The Ultimate Sponge-Ball Routine with two extra balls
1987 1987 Lecture 7
Thomas Hierling Das ist die Nummer Eins! routine with several phases and squeaker
Also published here 1988 First there was a dream 36
Tom Ladshaw A Sponge or Two
Mar. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 3) 1612
Dexter Cleveland The Sponger three phase routine, with sponge 4
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 30) 530
Dave Dillon Pun-Ultimate Bunnies presentation and routine for Multiplying Rabbits
1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 2) 4
Gary Ouellet The Odd Man Out Routine uses lapping
1990 Close Up Illusions 65
Stephen Tucker Sponge Away
Also published here Apr. 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 4) 1910
Jason Krumholtz Crystal Clear using Glass and Balls
Dec. 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 12) 2008
John Carney Current Classic sponge ball appears, vanishes, reproduced from spectator's pocket, splitting in two, spectator's hand finish
1991 Carneycopia 3
Stephen Tucker The Ultimate Sponge Ball Routine
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 2
Stephen Tucker The Musical Sponge Radios sponge ball routine, balls apparently make music, radio sound can be heard, controlled by performer with belt
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 4
Steven Hamilton Silk and Sponge "Professional Routines"
silk vanishes, appear in rolled-up bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine
Also published here 1992 Profile (Issue 9) 5
Norman Beck Hatzoo routine for children, named animal is apparently produced from a hat, sponge turtle changes into a sponge bunny
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1) 10
Bill "Dusty" Miller The Watch sponge routine cover for watch steal
Inspired by
  • Johnny Paul performance at Blackpool 1991
1993 Profile (Issue 16) 4
Chuck Smith Multiplying Rabbits small rabbits finale without need to go to pockets
1994 What If? 6
John Northern Hilliard Hilliard's Note on Gordien's Sponge Ball Routine
Inspired by 1994 More Greater Magic 1144
Karl Norman Multiplying Rabbits foam rubber rabbits
1995 40 Years at the Forks 60
Pablo Domenèch Falso Pulgar y Bola sponge ball vanish in rolled bill
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 143
Aldo Colombini Throw in the Sponge sponge ball routine, referred to as clown noses, with half ball and half Dollar finish
1996 Throw in the Sponge 4
Doug Conn Spongology sponge bunnies routine intro
1999 Tricks of my Trade 58
Eugene Burger Sponges ending with eighteen sponges in spectators hand
2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 36
Stephen Tucker Sponge Away to spectator's hand
Also published here 2000 Standing Room Only 10
Slydini Slydini's Secret tan-colored sponge ball removed from bottomless cardboard box and vanished, repeated a few times, then box is lifted and there are only sponge balls in other colors
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 225
Toyosane Sanada Sanada Sponge Special sequence with sanada gimmick and three sponge balls
2002 2002 — The Last Palindrome 6
Trevor Lewis Sponge Ball Routine with sponge 4 finale, lots of jokes
2009 Routines Matter 147
Tom Stone Benson Burner stand-up Benson Bowl routine with dozens of sponge balls as final load
2010 Vortex 195
Roberto Giobbi A Short Routine with Sponges using purse frame
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 10) 173
Roberto Giobbi Subtleties for Sponge Ball Magic
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 12) 175
Dan Sperry Boogers From Mouth Green spongeballs from mouth, multiply, and then produce a sponge donut from mouth as a finale
2010 Notes About Nothing 8
Al Schneider Sly Napkins paper balls travel, vanish and reappear, inspired by Slydini, kind of sponge ball routine with crumpled napkins
2011 Al Schneider Magic 226
Patrick Page Professional Sponge Ball Routine with four balls, spectator involved
2011 Magic Page by Page 160
Steven Hamilton Silk & Sponge silk vanishes, appear in rolled-up bill, changes into sponge ball which splits in two, sponge routine
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 154
Christian Scherer Der Meister der Kugeln ball and vase with sponge balls and wand, balls travel and change color, jumbo ball appears as a climax
Inspired by
  • Charlie Frye's "Ball and Vase" on DVD "Eccentricks 3"
2014 Schlaglichter 268
Dr. Stanley Jaks Multiball three sponges two in spectator's hand, third vanishes and when spectator opens his hand, fifty small ones appear
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 197
Joaquín Matas Un Juego para Acercarte a la Mesa spongeball routine, as an intro when doing strolling magic
2016 A Fuego Lento — Volumen II 85
Johnny Thompson Sponge into Spectator's Hand
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 239
Roberto Mansilla Bolas de Esponja thorough spongeball routine, two balls with different color appear from purse frame, travel from hand to hand and vanish back in frame
  • Aparición de dos bolas
  • Ten Count
  • Sin la Cuenta
  • Interceptada
  • En la Mano del Espectador
  • A Guardar, A Guardar
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