Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fushigi juggling

Fushigi Ball...provides the appearance of defying gravity and closely involves the skills of contact juggling. The new toy is now being heavily marketed on television and in print. The object is made of a clear poly-resin and comes in two sizes: Three and four inches diameters. The three inch in diameter sphere weighs about 11 ounces. A single ball sells for $19.95 plus $6.99 shipping and handling. That's $26.94 for one ball of undisclosed size...a hefty price especially if one wishes to work at contact juggling requiring several balls.

One Internet website copy reads...

FUSHIGI is a form of contact juggling where the operator exploits the reflective properties of a clear sphere through specific hand and body isolations and movements that are designed to give the appearance that the FUSHIGI sphere is moving on its own or even floating. Fushigi is an incredible, therapeutic form of relaxation. The art of maneuvering a clear, reflective sphere through mind and body isolation and manipulation creates the illusion that the sphere may be defying the laws of gravity, as if the sphere is moving on its own.

And another...

If you’ve always been fascinated by gravity-defying tricks, but find them too complicated to learn get the Fushigi Ball! The Fushigi Ball is the amazing magic gravity ball. It mesmerizes the mind and confuses the senses. You will defy gravity with the Fushigi Ball.

Amaze friends and family with the tricks you can do with the Fushigi Ball. Everyone loves the art of Fushigi. Fushigi is a form of contact juggling where the operator exploits reflective properties. Everyone watching you will be amazed at what you can do with the Fushigi Ball. You can unlock the secrets of Fushigi with the Fushigi Ball.

Easily perform mind-boggling tricks such as:

* The prayer cross
* The enigma
* Levitation
* And many, many more

Anyone can use it! Young or old, big or small, anyone can Fushigi! Make the Fushigi Ball defy gravity and appear to float mid-air. Plus, Fushigi is relaxing and therapeutic. Master the art of Fushigi and even learn to use more than one Fushigi Ball at a time. It’s amazing!

Have fun learning to Fushigi, teach others your tricks, even children can use it. Fushigi is a way to make new friends; people will be amazed when they see you defying gravity with your Fushigi Ball! Make it float! Make it defy gravity! The Fushigi Ball has endless possibilities. It is only limited by your imagination.

Learn the art of Fushigi. You can finally wow your friends and family with these amazing tricks. Entertain at family get-togethers and parties with the Fushigi Ball. And then let everyone else try it so they can fall in love with the art of Fushigi too!

Whether you want to learn the Prayer Cross or the Enigma, or you want to come up with some tricks of your own, the Fushigi Ball will provide you with hours of entertainment. It’s easy and fun to use. Anyone can master the art of Fushigi. Which is why you should try it for yourself! Defy gravity, make it float, have fun with the Fushigi Ball.

Some comments...

Biggest complaint is the price followed by contact juggling purists that there are other sources for similiar products that are lesss expensive. Praises were given for the DVD tutorial. The over all complaint was the cost. I agree.

Contact juggling

Gyroscopes are cheaper.


Timothy said...

i have one. i quit drinking, smoking and socializing. makes one long for the "Pet Rock" craze to return....

Steve said...

The appearance of a floating ball is an illusion that’s been around for at least 20 years, thus the "magic" angle to this product. The balls are made of acrylic, a very hard plastic, and appear to float like bubbles if you put in the time and effort.

From what I understand, Michael Moschen was the first to pioneer the use of these acrylic balls which the Fushigi marketers have decided to call their own, while also laying claim to the art form that has existed for decades, and in some cases, even hundreds of years.

You can find a wealth of information on the balls sold by Fushigi by doing a web search for "contact balls", "acrylic balls" and "contact juggling". If you want to know more about this art form, this is an easy way to connect with the vast community that has formed over the past 15 years.