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 Post subject: Which Floating Ball?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:56 pm 
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I'm considering purchasing a Zombie Ball however, on another site stumbled across something called Braco's Floating Ball. Does anyone happen to be familiar with this item and if so how is it different from the Zombie ball? Thanks! Don


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:34 am 
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The only floating ball efects I know are: a) Zombie 2) Floating Moon 3) Okito Floating Ball 4) Lite Flite this last one is more recent.

All are classic tricks and work on mainly two different principles. To me zombie does give me terrible thumb aches. But sorry have'nt heard of Braco's Floating Ball.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:02 pm 
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Bracos Floating ball is not something I recemend. It takes long time to set up. Its terrible. Don Wayns floating ball is good. Its the one Copperfield used on one of his shows. I think you receive 2 methods. The first method needs an offstage assisdent.


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The zombie in my opinion is great because it is easy to set up and can be done almost anywhere as lon as there is no light behind you. As far as your thumb geting tired, don't use your thumb. Use your middle finger. that way you have the support of the 4th and 5th fingers to help. 8)


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Zombie all the way, it is easy to set up and gets magnificent reactions. it is great for kid shows and amazes almost everyone.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:42 pm 
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don't get braco floating ball. too much set up required. They even recommend setting up like no more than 2 hours before or something (correct me if Im wrong).

The description also kinda lies:
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There is nothing (!) attached to Braco’s Floating Ball! (We really mean absolutely nothing: No wires, no threads, nothing at all! Nevertheless, B.F.B. is always under your control at all times!)


not always true. Cant say more without revealing.

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Perform it under full lightning! (100.000 Watts of light...)

I remember the booklet saying not to...

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The ball crashes with a loud sound on the stage floor. Yes, it weighs 10 pounds!!!



hard set up[/i]


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:44 pm 
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dont get BFB (braco's floating ball).

Half the claims aren't completely true.

i.e. no wires etc, involved: depends on how you set it up

do it in full light: the booklet says not to


Requires A LOT of set up. In fact, I think they recommend setting it up no more than 2 hours in advance (correct me if im wrong).
Falls down like a 10 pound ball: also hard set up.


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Zombie.


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