Lately there has been a bunch of hype going on regarding a product called the Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball. Many teenagers and kids have considered buying one or have asked their parents for one. At first glance, parents may think it is just some sort of regular ball or toy.
When seen on television it may appear to be a toy that floats or moves on its own. However when seen in real life, you realize that it doesn’t actually move on its own but rather creates an illusion of floating or levitating when used with certain hand and body movements.
The Fushigi Ball is actually a form of art known as contact juggling. In contact juggling, a clear ball or multiple balls are being manipulated. These balls would appear to be they are floating by itself with the techniques used. Many of the tricks does require a bit of practice and experience to master and perform correctly.
Some of the tricks and techniques used in contact juggling has actually been around for centuries. However the current day version of contact juggling began in the 1980′s when it had been made famous by a talented juggler named Michael Moschen.
The Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball is an modern version of a contact juggling ball with an improved design. It isn’t just a simple toy since the more advanced tricks does require some practice and skill to get right. However the easier ones can be done by almost anyone with a few tries and watching the tutorials in the included DVD.
The design of the Fushigi is unique compared to other contact juggling balls. It is actually two balls built into one. The inner ball is a reflective sphere where the outside layer is a clear acrylic.This design helps improve the illusion of the tricks that are performed with it.
The Fushigi Ball is suggested for those who are 12 or older since younger children may have trouble using one, especially if their hands are too small. The recommended size for beginners is the ball that is 3 inches in diameter. There is a larger 4-inch ball that is heavier available for those those that are already skilled at contact juggling.
Whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced user, it is still important to take care of the Fushigi Ball and avoid having scratches on it. Scratches does not affect the actual usage but it can make some of the illusions performed appear to be less realistic. For minor scratches on the ball, you can fill them with a small amount of nail polish. When not using the Fushigi, it is recommended to place it in the carrying bag.
The retail price of the Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball is $19.99. The carrying bag, set of instructions and a tutorial DVD is included inside the box.
How is a Fushigi ball different from a regular Acrylic ball?
I am definitely interested in contact juggling. I was just wondering which type of ball to buy.
People say that the Fushigi ball is different from other contact juggling balls because it is acrylic with a chrome, mirror ball inside.
First, is there a chrome mirror ball inside the Fushigi ball? Second, which type of ball is better if the Fushigi ball has a chrome mirror inside of it? Will the chrome mirror ball enhance the illusion? Do regular Acrylic contact juggling balls give off the exact same illusion that the Fushigi can with the chrome mirror inside of it?
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