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Tricky Bowling Pins by Jay Leslie

(c. 2003) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Tricky Bottles was invented by U.F. Grant c. 1954 (though James Swoger is claimed to have invented them c. 1958, but I think Grant was the originator). This version by Jay Leslie, doesn’t use bottles it uses Bowling Pins.

Not only is the method different from the bottles the tubes are very high quality and lovingly made. Jay even Flocks the interior of the tubes with this black, felt like material that really adds a nice smooth finish to the tubes. The tubes are very nice indeed – great paint job, solidly constructed, and will last a lifetime. Did I say I liked the tubes? They are so much better than the tubes you normally get for this sort of effect.

The other nice thing about this version is that not only can either Pin be chosen and examined by the spectator but also either tube too. But from even close-up with the easy to learn handling that never becomes apparent.

Effect: You and a member of the audience each put bowling pins in your tubes. The volunteer is asked to turn his tube upside down a few times – exactly as you are doing it – No matter how they keep up, their pin is ALWAYS up side down. Can be performed over and over. Their pin is always upside down.

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Approx. Price: $75.00 (2003) ***

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1 review for Tricky Bowling Pins by Jay Leslie

  1. Andy Martin

    Well look at the Flocking on these!

    So the Tricky bottles trick, invented by James Swoger, has been around since the late ’50’s and there are some good and bad versions out there. This latest version, by the master craftsman Jay Leslie, doesn’t use bottles it uses Bowling Pins.

    Not only is the method different from the bottles the tubes are very high quality and lovingly made. Jay even Flocks the interior of the tubes with this black, felt like material that really adds a nice smooth finish to the tubes. The tubes are very nice indeed – great paint job, solidly constructed, and will last a lifetime. Did I say I liked the tubes? They are so much better than the tubes you normally get for this sort of effect.

    The other nice thing about this version is that not only can either Pin be chosen and examined by the spectator but also either tube too. But from even close-up with the easy to learn handling that never becomes apparent. The routine is pretty much the same Do-As-I-Do, but with wonderful apparatus. Its easy to do too!

    Great Job Jay! Certainly Recommended!

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