Excellent prop. I have the perfect bill to egg routine for this prop. You can show it and then
conceal it easily in your hand. Well made and made to last. I will say that it does not squish
down as small as most sponge balls. You can squish it down to about half it's size. That is enough
to conceal a ball in your hand, but you would need to have pretty big hands to conceal more than
two. You could hold make it appear you have a couple balls and produce four, but you probably
couldn't conceal all four.
All in all, top notch and definitively will be of use.
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The sponge tennis balls look great until you put them side by side with the real thing. Also, I
assumed that they were "super soft" which they are not.
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Gimmick is really well made. My 18 month old son was very fascinated by it.
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I love these things and use them all of the time.
Some people seem disappointed by these, but
you just have to train your brain to realize that they are very different from the standard sponge
ball material that we are all used to. You just need to think creatively with these. They are
fantastic because they are a total ringer for something that the audience is so familiar with.
Everybody knows what a tennis ball is. Not everybody knows what a sponge ball is. It's very
deceiving to have something that looks just like a tennis ball, compress into the palm of your
These are perfect for loads in cups an balls and they really do pass as tennis
balls even very close up. I've never had a spectator suspect a thing. I even do an all out tennis
ball vanish with this product in my show and it brings down the house every time.
totally disappointed that these don't seem to be available anymore. I certainly hope that Penguin
can contact the manufacturer and get some more of these in. I would buy more in an instant.
love love love them.
Penguin please restock these. I would pay double!
I wish I had read the reviews here before purchasing this item. I hope to eventually find a use for
these (they DO look good), but they are not compressible enough for any realistic sponge ball type
These balls are the size of true tennis balls. To use them in a sponge ball routine you really have
to squeeze them hard. Overall the balls are to hard and big to make a trick work unless you have
giant hands. The average 6 foot person has hands to small. I would not buy these balls again.
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