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Monday, March 14, 2016

Review Of FUSHIGI MAGIC BALL: A Combination Of Art and Illusion

Since the Fushigi Magic Ball hit the airwaves, it has been an instant hit in the infomercial world. If you havent seen it yet, you will. Fushigi is well on its way to becoming a household name & is sure to be one of the most sought after items this holiday season and beyond.

The Fushigi Magic Ball combines the relatively new art of contact juggling with optical illusion. Maneuvering (or juggling) the reflective/mirrored sphere creates quite a mesmerizing illusion that the ball actually may be defying the laws of gravity, as if it were moving on its own.

The relaxing art of ball manipulation originated in Asia and has been around for thousands of years. Youve probably seen various versions; the most popular possibly being the small mirrored/steel balls that can be swirled around in one hand.

But in the mid 1980s, Michael Moschen (a renowned juggling artist) introduced the world to what is now call Contact Juggling. Contact Juggling involves the rolling of one or more balls on the hands and arms to create visual illusions without releasing the props into the air. Typically, transparent crystal balls are used.

If youre familiar with the 1986 film, The Labyrinth, you may recall David Bowies character doing Contact Juggling throughout the film. These manipulations were actually performed by Moschen, who was standing behind Bowie during filming, and performed the tricks blind. The Labyrinth was responsible for Contact Juggling gaining such popularity.

The Fushigi Magic Ball, however, introduces us to the new generation of Contact Juggling. Rather than using a fully transparent ball, the Fushigi Ball has a reflective mirror inside. That reflective mirror is what is so mesmerizing & gives the illusion of floating in air, levitating and defying the laws of gravity.

Somehow though, even knowing the secrets behind Fushigi does not diminish the mystery of the illusion. My family and I have had hours of fun with the Fushigi and we still cant put it down.

I first saw the Fushigi Magic Ball at the International Housewares Show. In the middle of three massive buildings in Downtown Chicago, with hundreds of manufacturers showcasing their newest & hottest items, the Fushigi Magic Ball stole the show. Thousands of people from all over the world were captivated.

Fushigi is fun, its relaxing, its addictive and its entertaining. I can honestly say its pretty wild. One infomercial item that totally lives up to the hype.

Included with every Fushigi Magic Ball is an instructional DVD that breaks down the technique involved in every trick. With practice, you can perfect moves such as the Prayer Cross, the Enigma, the Wiper and many others. They really arent that difficult to learn.

One thing to keep in mind: Fushigi is recommended for anyone over the age of 12. While children may have fun with Fushigi and it is a great way for parents to bond with their children, achieving success with any of the Fushigi Ball tricks does require a level of balance & hand strength that smaller children likely not have acquired yet. I would recommend supervision for anyone under the age of 12. is the Internets most trusted online source for As Seen on TV infomercial products & many other unique, unusual & cool gift ideas. Add to your Bookmarks and visit when youre looking for that thing you Saw on TV or when youre looking for a cool gift idea.

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