t One can discuss the advisability of repeating the effect as it is really strong when only performed once. However, if during the patter the point is made that magicians never repeat an effect, or someone asks for you 'to do it again' a repetition creates a big surprise and certainly increases your reputation.
Occasionally when working in a bar I use a method which I developed enabling me to perform the trick up to four times using the same spool. With this method I am able to>
perform at four different tables using the same spool thus eliminating the necessity of setting up each time or overloading the pockets with spools. I do not use a close-up case preferring to work from my pockets using cards, coins, sponges and dice which gives plenty of variation.
The preparation of the spool consists of making a ball about one yard from the end of the thread and three more all about a yard from each other. The thread containing the balls is then rewound around the spool so that the balls line up and the spool placed onto the table with the balls on the side away from the spectators. (See 4).
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