I’m really glad that Fushigi-Ball.com liked my email I sent them and posted it on this blog. They asked me to keep my fushigi tricks coming so other people could learn as I do so here is fushigi trick #2.
The Palm Roll is a very basic fushigi trick but it was hard for me to learn. It took several days before I perfected it but now it is super cool. I think the hard part was getting used to motion of the ball and how to place my hands. It was the first trick I tried to learn where the fushigi was actually moving and if you don’t do it right it doesn’t look like magic.
To do the palm roll you need to flatten your palm and face it up toward the ceiling. Rest the fushigi in your palm and gently tilt your fingers so the ball can start to roll and gently pull your arm back towards yourself like you are pulling the rug out from the fushigi. I do this over the bed so when I drop it it has a soft place to land and I don’t need to bend down very far to pick it up.
So I learned to let it roll of my hand in a very controlled manner. Next you have bring your opposite hand out in front of the hand holding the fushigi ball, also with the palm facing up. Hold it flat and let the fushigi roll into the second hand. Remember to pull the first hand back towards you while it remains flat.
Repeat this several times. Keep replacing your hands and let the ball roll from hand to hand. Once you are good at not dropping it, it is time to create the illusion. The idea is let the ball roll from one hand to the other in the very same spot making it look like the ball is staying still. It should not move backward with your retreating hand and not roll forward into your accepting hand. If you place the palm of your accepting hand exactly where the fingers of your retreating hand were the ball will roll but appear only to spin, but not move forward or back.
This was the tough part that took a few days. I just let the ball roll from the base of one hand to the base of the other over and over for hours and learned to get as much control as possible. Once I got that down I began to concentrate on the angles of my arms to make it look more like the fushigi ball was floating just above my hands. I looked in the mirror a lot.
This wasn’t as easy as I had hoped, but it was worth it. Now I’m pretty good at controlling the ball for other, much harder tricks.
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