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Elegant Cups & Balls Video (Rafael Benatar)

  • Difficulty Rating: INTERMEDIATE
  • Category: CLOSE-UP MAGIC
  • Product Type: VIDEO DOWNLOAD
  • Also available on DVD (see below).

Rafael Benatar's Cups & Balls routine has long been a feature of his act. It is considered one of the most elegant, direct and practical of all Cups & Balls routines.

On this video, you will learn everything you need to know to perform Rafael's prized routine. Throughout the detailed explanations of the techniques, Rafael leads you through very important concepts regarding timing, misdirection and handling that you can readily apply to all your magic.

The video begins with a full, live performance, followed by the basic mechanics such as what you need, a walkthrough of the entire routine with every move and subtlety explained, a discussion on theory and Ascanio’s In Transit Actions, the psychology of what people perceive and why, the applications of the theories to the different sequences, vanishes, loads, and using a wand. 

As a special bonus, Rafael performs his new eCups presentation that features a captivating e-mail premise. Along the way he shares insight into how to customize the Cups & Balls for tradeshows and to integrate a company's message into the routine.

A Meir Yedid Magic Product. Produced by A-1 Magical Media. Original release date: 1997 (eCups section added in 2006). Running time: Approximately 1-hour.

This product includes the following digital media:


  1. Rafael Benatar's Elegant Cups & Balls Video

Media Type Digital Lesson

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