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Topic: The make of Cellini balls
Message: Posted by: fireperformer911 (Mar 11, 2008 09:03PM)
In the Art of Street Performing Volume 2 it looks like Cellini balls he uses in his Cup and Ball routine are aluminum Foil balls. Are they made of aluminum foil?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Joe Howard (Mar 12, 2008 09:00AM)
I believe that they are red crochet balls covered in foil paper. He said that the red didn't show up well under European street lights, so he covered them in foil paper so they would show up better.

Joe H
Message: Posted by: Kevin Mc Lean (Mar 12, 2008 10:17AM)
In Tarr's "Now You See It, Now you don't" he mentions you can make balls just by scrunching up alfoil. I'd say that is what Cellini is using although he may have a small weight inside them to make them heavier for some moves as alfoil on its own can blow away quite easily.

Regards,


Kevin Mc Lean.
Message: Posted by: fireperformer911 (Mar 12, 2008 12:02PM)
Thanks Joe and Kevin

I made some balls out of aluminum foil they are a little light but about same weight as cheap crochet balls
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Mar 13, 2008 04:56AM)
I tried that once and they rang like chimes in the cups!
Message: Posted by: Joe Howard (Mar 13, 2008 08:50AM)
I saw the balls he was using up close. They aren't aluminum foil, but foil paper, like gum wrapper or more likely from a cigarette pack. There is an actual ball underneath the foil.

JH
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 13, 2008 10:18AM)
Here's a tip I learned from a friend. Some cigarette packs use a foil liner that if you carefully remove the backing it will leave the sticky stuff on the foil. You could use this to wrap balls sort of like papier mache (closest I could come to spelling it without resorting to special symbols)
Message: Posted by: Faulkner (Mar 13, 2008 11:50AM)
I know Sonny Holiday has used aluminum foil to cover his balls (insert your own joke), I mention this because Sonny traveled with Cellini for so long.

With Cellini he would use something that you can find anywhere. Since he smokes it would make perfect sense he uses cig. pack foil. After spending time with him when he was in New Orleans I am sure he used what ever was available at the time. I would bet he has tried a zillion different ways to get the balls to be more visual.
Message: Posted by: Faulkner (Mar 13, 2008 11:51AM)
I know Sonny Holiday has used aluminum foil to cover his balls (insert your own joke), I mention this because Sonny traveled with Cellini for so long.

With Cellini he would use something that you can find anywhere. Since he smokes it would make perfect sense he uses cig. pack foil. After spending time with him when he was in New Orleans I am sure he used what ever was available at the time. I would bet he has tried a zillion different ways to get the balls to be more visual.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Mar 18, 2008 11:44PM)
It definitely will keep the space aliens and the CIA from reading their thoughts.
Message: Posted by: Arkadia (Mar 19, 2008 02:55AM)
He has bills in his balls...