We here at Stevens Magic Emporium, can count on one hand experts at Cups and Balls – worldwide – and in that small respectable group, without question you will find Brian Watson. Exceptionally educated on this subject of what is without question, one of the most recognizable magic effects from the past, present and will continue to be so in the future. Brian’s last project – Anytime, Anywhere, Cups and Balls (DVD and Book) was one of the top selling products of 2015! You can count on the knowledge, and quality of contents when it’s from Brian Watson.
Cupdate Information Intro:
Traditionally, when it comes to the Cups & Balls, new releases have traditionally covered the same re-packaged material time and time again. Why? because it’s the oldest trick in the world and decades and decades go
by with no new material being released.
Thanks to Brian Watson, the Cupdate series features new sleights, new methods, new sequences and improvements on old sleights, moves and sequences!
Taken directly from Brian’s own working repertoire, the Cupdate series features PRACTICAL, WORKING material that you will USE, not flights of fancy that have never been worked or ideas which simply look good on paper. There’s even bonus sections on cup care and handling.
The Worlds Cleanest 0 3 0 Sequence – The title literally says it all! This really is the cleanest 0 3 0 sequence ever created. Watching it is like watching pure magic, even when you know how it’s done. When researching for his Anytime anywhere Cups & Balls routine (a MUST have double DVD for all cup workers), Brian couldn’t find a sleight deceptive enough and so, he created his own! The Watson Roll makes this sequence possible and is a ground breaking UNIVERSAL new cups and balls sleight that allows you to very cleanly and openly place a ball under a cup while still retaining it. There’s no hand
to hand transfers and it looks so wonderfully deceptive you’d swear the ball went under the cup. The Watson Roll is so clean, it was described by one lecture delegate as “Clinically impossible!”
Open Miller Move – Imagine being able to do the Charlie Miller move with a retention of vision where the ball is hovering right on top of the saddle of the cup instead of resting on top of a clenched fist! Brian’s take on this old classic takes it into the realms of visual magic instead of a passing moment of confusion.
Psychology of the 4th Ball – Brian’s thoughts on what makes the cups and balls deceptive and the fundamentals of hiding that 4th ball in order to not only protect the secret but make sure the audience don’t suspect more than 3 balls.
The Watson Revolution – A cup flourish that brings gasps from magicians which has a truly practical use! Designed to be used instead of the frustration count with cups (after all, it was a move designed for paper thin cards, not cups!) Imagine being able to demonstrate each cup being empty by revolving them around your hands a full 360 while setting them on the table and STILL hiding that 4th ball in the cups and having it ready under the centre cup
for the 0 3 0 sequence (or whatever you want to do with it). The Watson Revolution was coined because of the travel of the cups during the sequence, however we truly think it is a revolution.. in cups and balls magic!
Williamson / Watson Penetration – One of the most visual pieces of cup and balls magic you will ever see! A ball resting on top of a cup, isolated… The magician strikes the ball with the tip of his wand and it passes right through the top of the cup. Based on David Williamson’s Striking Vanish, this highly visual and stunning penetration is pure magic. Brian’s insights and information on how to correctly perform this are invaluable.
How to Protect With Wax – Continuing from Cupdate 1’s bonus section, Brian teaches you how to protect the polished surface of your copper cups, which means that you wont have to constantly polish them to protect them from tarnishing.
Secret Cup Slicking Method – Brian discovered a way to “slick” his cups in order for them to handle like butter. He shares this method here, detailing exactly how to do this. For moves like the Watson Revolution, the 3 ball production etc. this is a great aid and really does help with handling. this method will work whether your cups are tarnished or polished.
It’s all here….. Well, actually that is not totally true – there is also a 1st Volume – which goes into more details. If anything proving why at Stevens Magic Emporium, we refer to Brian as Professor Cups and Balls! See bottom of the page for more details.