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I have read a routine that uses a gimmicked ball that I thought was cool. 1/2 of the ball bounces, the other half doesn't. It all depends on which way you drop the ball.

Anybody know where I can find one of these gimmicked balls?

Thanks!
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You can get these at basically any online shop:

http://www.pjstrickshop.com/Magic/734.htm

I think that one bounces and the other one doesn't though.
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Viper:
You are correct. The sets that I have seen have 2 balls in the set. One bounces and the other does not bounce. You can use it and make a switch between the two. You can get these at most any magic shop.
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Yea, I have seen these. The one I read about actually just uses one ball that is constructed in a way that you can control if it bounces or not by the method used to drop it.

Seemed cool.
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Rowdy:

That is interesting, as I have not seen that one listed any where yet. Just remember to develop a good routine for it before purchasing it.
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Hi!

I must add, that if you own a set of Bounce-No Bounce balls (there are two sizes, both of which I own), you will find a new love for them when you obtain a copy of the book, Bouncing Back, by Robert D. LaRue Jr. & Steve Spangler (Wren Publishing).

Before I found that book, those sets sat unused in my case for many, many years. Now it's one of my favorites!

Bouncing along...

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I am thinking that with the inch and a half sets one could do some billiard ball manipulation as well.

Dougini, I have a Bouncing Back book in the mail on the way to my house now.

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You'll love it, as there are 50 routines (by different magi) included.

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Someone in Japan marketed a 1" ball that was half and half, so the B-NB set consisted of three balls. Unfortunately, the half and half balls were handmade, and are no longer made. So, if you want to have one of these balls (unless you pick them up on eBay or in a secondhand shop), the only way to have one is to make one up by cutting two balls in half and gluing them together.

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Daryl does a nice routine with the balls on one of his tapes.
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Ron Geoffries of New Jersey does a really great comedy style routine with the no bounce balls that is really clever and creative in its subtlety. He has a really great and easy switch he does that works wonders for the effect. Since I do not want to reveal secrets in this post, please PM me if your intersted in this concept. i would be happy to fill you in on his technique.
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On 2003-07-03 12:04, rowdymagi5 wrote:
Yea, I have seen these. The one I read about actually just uses one ball that is constructed in a way that you can control if it bounces or not by the method used to drop it.

Seemed cool.


If anyone locates a source for these, please advise.

Regards,

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On 2003-07-03 12:04, rowdymagi5 wrote:
Yea, I have seen these. The one I read about actually just uses one ball that is constructed in a way that you can control if it bounces or not by the method used to drop it.

Seemed cool.


Rowdy, are you mentioning two come in the package and one is gimmicked? Or actually one ball will go both ways?

Candini, Kyle, I think he's describing the "Bounce No Bounce Balls" as it would read on the package without revealing there is a secret ball.
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I just attended a Gregory Wilson lecture in Pennsylvania this past weekend, and he has a killer bounce-no-bounce ball routine. His switch is awesome. Its a finger tip switch. Kinda hard to explain here, but it's awesome. I don't think he has it released, but I'm sure he will soon. It's a great routine.

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I second that. I saw him do it in the lecture and it was not only a great effect, but a wonderful routine as well. Really well done and his switch is really clean and subtle.

Kyle
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If only the balls were orange, or some other bright color, so that they could be seen easily at a distance. I know, wishful thing!
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On 2006-11-18 06:08, Alan Munro wrote:
If only the balls were orange, or some other bright color, so that they could be seen easily at a distance. I know, wishful thing!



Paint them.
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Sounds easy, good luck getting paint to stick to them.
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On 2006-11-19 14:20, Dave VanVranken wrote:
Sounds easy, good luck getting paint to stick to them.

My thoughts, exactly. Other play balls come in colors, why not no-bounce balls?

It's bad enough that the finish would come off of the old fashioned rubber balls. Now, play balls are molded out of a plastic, probably polyurethane, with colorant mixed in.
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