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 Post subject: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:23 am 
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I'm looking for some tips on how to balance the zombie ball with out it turning forward. Also Is it normal to feel so much pressure on the middle finger it s killing me.


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 Post subject: Re: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:35 am 
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There is a good DVD out on the Zombie by Tim Wright http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=S4213

I had the same problem with the gimmick.It killed the middle finger.Rebend the gimmick so both your middle and fore finger goes into it.It will make all the difference in the world.You will also have lots more control on the ball.There were some zombie gimmicks made like that years ago.I haven't seen one in a long time and not sure if you can still buy one made like that anymore.When you rebend the gimmick its best to use a vice to hold it as you rebend.

Hope this helped.

Later,Don


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 Post subject: Re: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:45 am 
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ummm, i put it on my thumb. that helps, try it.:)
i thought you were supposed to put it on your thumb.


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 Post subject: Re: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:54 am 
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magicianandyoyoer wrote:
ummm, i put it on my thumb. that helps, try it.:)
i thought you were supposed to put it on your thumb.

Are you talking about the mini zombie? Because I believe they're talking about the regular zombie.


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 Post subject: Re: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:09 pm 
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you mean vernet's? no, mine is a regular zombie, it's made out of alluminum i believe, i don't think penguin sells it.


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 Post subject: Re: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:15 am 
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DonDriver wrote:
There is a good DVD out on the Zombie by Tim Wright http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=S4213

I had the same problem with the gimmick.It killed the middle finger.Rebend the gimmick so both your middle and fore finger goes into it.It will make all the difference in the world.You will also have lots more control on the ball.There were some zombie gimmicks made like that years ago.I haven't seen one in a long time and not sure if you can still buy one made like that anymore.When you rebend the gimmick its best to use a vice to hold it as you rebend.

Hope this helped.

Later,Don

Don has given some excellent advice. There is also a 2 fingered zombie gimmick here: http://themagicwarehouse.com/MI2945/Zom ... gered.html This will alleviate the stress on your finger, and help to give you more control of the ball at the same time.


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 Post subject: Re: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:17 pm 
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brisco,
Thats great to know the two finger zombie gimmick is still being made.Like I said in my first post I haven't seen one of theses in years.For $12.50 its well worth buying one.

Thanks for the link brisco .

Later,Don


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 Post subject: Re: Zombie ball gimmick
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:19 am 
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I like using the Dream gimmick. Check it out.


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