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Russian Ball Video

Posted on May 22, 2009 by chris ballinger There have been 13 comment(s)

After developing our new NaCl Russian Balls we couldn't wait to take them out for a test run. So, we got some NaCl balls, some Russian-style costumes and our trusty video camera and shot another silly commercial.

The NaCl Russian Balls come in two sizes: 80mm and 65mm. The smaller size is my new favorite ball to juggle five-ball patterns.


The new plug design allows you to change the weight of the balls in case you like a heaver or lighter ball. We chose to fill the balls with salt because it slides smoothly along the inside of the ball and it is an easy substance to find for weight adjustments.

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13 Responses to Russian Ball Video

  • Mats
    Mats says:

    This movie is amazingly good :D YOUR WEB SITE IS MI FAVORITE

    Posted on May 24, 2009 at 2:27 am

  • Liam
    Liam says:

    That was funny! you guys are really creative!

    Posted on May 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

  • John
    John says:

    Chris! whats up? I got a 5 minute show at a talent show on friday and i need some ideas for what tricks to do. I have Saw, disjointed, vanishing silk, invisible deck but thats it for stage magic.... eny tips? actually neone reply please

    Posted on May 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi John: You could probably do a five minute set with just Disjointed or Invisible Deck.

    With Disjointed, I would bring someone up on stage to follow along. There might be some sight-line issues with Disjointed since most of it happens on the ground. It might be hard for people to see.

    The Invisible Deck is probably one of the best card tricks to perform on stage, but you have to change the handling a little bit. When you fan the cards out, hold them up so that the audience is looking at the "front" of the deck and you are looking right at the "back" of the cards. This makes the trick easier for a large audience to see, while hiding anything that you might not want them to see.

    Posted on May 26, 2009 at 12:54 am

  • John
    John says:

    hey Chris! thanks so much for your suggestion. I got the how to do street magic so ill dig out the cd because i think i remember you saying something like that, or it was Joshua Jays book of magic cd that it was on. im not sure but ill take a look. but for disjointed i was thinking its kind of wierd to walk onto stage and break your arm, isnt it? so i decided to use the following patter for it:

    Ok so you have everyone listening and you say ok to start i want to do some stretches. then you do a few stretches just like normal stretches you mgit do when you get up in the morning or at gym class. then you say: heres a new stretch im sure none of you have ever seen it, and then you continue to do disjointed. How do you like that patter? and for the invisible deck im trying not to show the secret so it might sound wierd but oh well. so you kind of hold the deck with out it spread out, then run your finger from the side to the other so it kind of spreads then fix it and show the upside down card while you fix it? im going to practice that until i find some other way to do it.... but my invisible decks kind of old so it doesnt fan the best....anyways sorry fro long message haha but please reply as soon as you can, its going to be big ive only done 5 shows but they were only like 12 minutes long in front of like 30 kids at school... but anyways please write back soon id appreciate it.... -John

    Posted on May 26, 2009 at 9:10 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hey John: That patter sounds great. The DVD from the Street Magic Combo goes over the handling I mentioned in my other comment. It actually makes the trick easier to do because it eliminates any math.

    Posted on May 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm

  • John
    John says:

    all right thanks Chris. Ill practice those tricks until i get it perfect. I dont think ill worry too much on line sight because the audience will be on bleachers, and as long as i stand towards the back i should be fine. I looked through the guide that came with the invisible deck and i think i might use the phone one where a audience member calls a friend and asks them to pick a card. thanks.

    Posted on May 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm

  • Mats
    Mats says:

    Chris Ballinger your genial in magic. You make me laught every time i see a new trick of you :p

    Posted on May 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm

  • jhon
    jhon says:

    HI,will you teach me a trick through a comment you are realy good i have the tricks called fiber optics extended, houdini chain escape and a trick were you float someone also teach ma the balducci lev,thanx

    Posted on June 14, 2009 at 8:46 am

  • Julia
    Julia says:

    hey chris! umm i wanted to know how to do the second variation of perfect penetration. I bought the pen through dollar trick, but it only instructed on the basic penetration... i was wondering how to do the folded dollar bill stab... you can email if needed, thanks- jk

    Posted on June 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Julia, We can't give away secrets in public places like the blog. Please e-mail us with your order number and re-ask the question, so that we can give you some details on that variation. Thanks for your question.

    Posted on June 17, 2009 at 1:32 am

  • Julia
    Julia says:

    hi chris, sorry about that.... thanks for the redirection :)

    Posted on June 20, 2009 at 8:01 am

  • Adam
    Adam says:

    Hey Chris, and everyone else from magic geek inc., I think this is the best magic website on the internet. It is very organized, videos are awesome, and most of the tricks are at resonable prices. I’ve bought alot of tricks from Magic Geek, and I’ve performed them, and people enjoyed them. I’ve bought: Invisible Deck, Spikes through coin, Hyrum the Haunted Hanky, Magic Light Bulb, Invisible String, Thumb Tips, Sponge Balls, Dancing Cane, Rising Card, Mini Flag Blendo, Magic Coloring Book, Rope to silk, and Hoppin Spots (best trick ever!). So I must be a magic geek! But anyway I just want to give 2 thumbs up!

    Posted on June 29, 2009 at 12:55 am