Fushigi Ball, How It Works (Youtube Video)

About 2 months ago, my son saw a commercial on a Saturday afternoon for the Fushigi Ball. The Fushigi Ball is, in essence, just a ball. Nothing fancy, nothing making it float (as they claim), and nothing else that defy’s the law and nature of our physical world.

The Fushigi Ball is designed in a way that the outer layer of the ball is transparent. So as you play around with the ball, it gives the illusion to on-lookers that the ball is floating. And yes, it is an illusion – magic if you will – because as I said, nothing is defying the law of physics here.

The people in the commercials are doing what’s called contact juggling. Contact juggling is basically the efficient movement of a ball – in this case the Fushigi Ball – around your hand in a way that would otherwise entertain an audience.

So here’s a quick Fushigi Ball, how it works video from Youtube:

  • Curiousgeorge

    Well done video. Thanks!

  • Loudmouth008

    thats gay

  • Lassiek9

    nice job- I also agree well done, and thanks for the insight

  • cheri

    Excellent video, very well demonstrated !!!

  • 1234

    I think he should be better than that by now. Lack of practice is showing just how difficult it is to get good at contact juggling.

  • Wc5660

    Great job. Now I can tell my kids im not buying them “some magic ball” they can just go use a softball. You saved me money thank you.

  • Chad

    The Fushigi magic gravity ball is very cool once you learn how to use it. It’s like riding a skateboard, it takes some practice and skill. The DVD that comes with it shows you how to do 20 different tricks with it. It does take about 1 or 2 weeks to get fairly good with it.
    Best price and fastest shipping came from http://www.FushigiStore.com They have the chrome and glow in the dark fushigi balls in stock.

  • Doc

    Who paid $20 bux for an acrylic superball?

  • brandon

    i think he should juggle these nuts! b/c i bought five of those fuckin things and they are so gay its not even funny… ill save u the money and say u can do it with any ball!

    • Isaackofman3

      Dude ur gay!

  • Skittlelover5

    This is kinda stupid! How does it float!?!?!?!?!? ^_^

  • BretonFolk

    lol it’s obvious in the commercial that it’s not floating. You can see that the ball is transparent on the outside and darker to the center. It only looks impressive because your eyes aren’t focusing on the transparent edge….(it’s an illusion…not a very impressive one either)

  • BretonFolk

    lol it’s obvious in the commercial that it’s not floating. You can see that the ball is transparent on the outside and darker to the center. It only looks impressive because your eyes aren’t focusing on the transparent edge….(it’s an illusion…not a very impressive one either)

  • BretonFolk

    In the Jim Henson film Labyrinth, released in 1986, the Goblin King, played by David Bowie is shown to juggle crystal balls, rolling them over his hands in amazing and adept ways. Bowie did not actually do this juggling, called contact juggling. The genius behind this feat of coordination was a juggler named Michael Moschen, who has emerged as one of the greatest practitioners of contact juggling.
    In contact juggling, instead of throwing and catching balls or other objects, the primary juggling occurs by rolling the balls over the hands, or the upper body. Balls can be rolled over the face, the shoulders, neck or arms. One of Moschen’s most amazing tricks is his ability to suspend a ball from his index finger, which appears to defy the laws of gravity.
    Contact juggling gained particular notice after Labyrinth was released. Virtually every prime time news show at the time did a piece on Moschen’s amazing abilities, which differed so much from more recognized forms of juggling. Though Moschen is often credited with the invention of contact juggling, this form of ball rolling, particularly on the back of the hands, dates back to Chinese acrobats who performed the art form at least 200 years ago.
    Another form of contact juggling, which most people immediately recognize, is the work performed by the Harlem Globetrotters. Spinning balls on the tips of fingers is another aspect of contact juggling that has delighted audiences for years. The Harlem Globetrotters also employ ball rolling across the arms, and over the neck and shoulders.
    Michael Moschen does not frequently employ contact juggling now, but his other routines are astounding feats of precision, as well as being visually arresting. Tyas Frantz is very popular in the contact juggling world, and regularly performs in Las Vegas, Nevada
    ***from::http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-contact-juggling.htm

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