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SpellbinderEntertainment
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Sorry it's not about ************* or **************** it's about a specific performance technique he mastered that changed his motivation and the audience's perception of what was occurring on stage, can't say more until I'm getting my last rites...
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After having done Floating ball for several decades around the world, I just believe it's an effect of puppeteering with passion and conviction. Then again I started out as a puppeteer and the ability to breathe life into a marionette via threads is everything. I've studied every method and detail that comes out including the wonderful Luis de Matos method which is very clever. For me, it just doesn't match the elegance and simplicity of the current classic method I use. It works on the largest stages (I performed it at the 7000 seat Sun Dome in Phoenix) down to small venues like the Palace at the Magic Castle. In most typical proscenium houses it rigs in about 1 Minute and strikes in the same. I'll also say that the first 5 years of working with it were the hardest and I think it will take about 10 years for anyone to make it really great. It's just about a LOT of practice and good feedback.
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Its great to see this post coming back around! Lots of great feedback guys!
SpellbinderEntertainment
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Magic Live 2016:
Jinger Leigh-Kalin performs her very special Floating Ball.
It's 90% or more there, it's still a work in progress.
Brought tears to my eyes. Real beauty.
Jinger is on the right track and it's truly magical.
I am eager to see what it develops into.
She's a consummate magician and I love her for it.
One of my great moments at Magic Live's 25th anniversary.
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Anyone that could tell me what the best thread would be for this effect?
Okito used a brown one, Don Wayne a Black one.

Anyone that does have tips for this.
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The thread depends on the ball you are using and it's weight. Luis De Matos - DVD - includes a very thick on and kind of brown - black color.

Use what came with your ball, it all depends on your lighting set-up and backdrop you use anyway.
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I would agree that the Luis De Matos DVD (with an insanely clever routine, although I still use my own) has the best current information on Thread selection.
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