This is a classic sponge ball magic trick. It is dead simple and always amazes people. I often walk around with sponge balls in my pocket ready to perform a few tricks with them. This trick is a very good start in learning to use the sponge-balls in a way that not only amazes but leaves the spectator wondering how the extra ball in their hand.
The secret of this trick is using what we call a retention vanish. That means that the object doesn't leave the hand as appears but stays in the palm of the hand, how we do it here is by using a thumb palm like we learned in coin tricks.
It is also called a thumb pinch. Which ever way you name it, the ball is left in the hand by holding the ball with the thumb and first finger.
So the method is this..
You hold the ball at the ends of your first and middle finger and you move this stance towards the palm of your other hand.
You slowly close your fingers around the ball and at the same time bring the ball back into the hand and curl the fingers, from here you can pinch the ball with the thumb and first finger.
You then open up your fingers back into the curled up fingers of the hand and grab the other ball left on the table.
Place this ball in the hand which holds the ball and squeeze them together, place this package in the hand of a volunteer..
Click you fingers and pretend that the ball has travelled from your hand in the spectators.
Easy with practice.
Lets watch the demonstration below and have a go yourself.
The demonstration was very concise but hopefully you will get a feel of how the trick works. You need to come up with some nice patter and word it well. People have seen this trick before but put your own technique and laughs in the mix and im sure it will help you in your development.
From here you can learn more tricks with more balls.
I would like to thank 52kards.com for filming this and teaching us how to do the magic trick.
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