Hi - I finally got my Fakini balls last week...after so many years of manipulating junk this is such a breeze....
Anyhow, one of my favorite routines is that mentioned in "the Art of Magic", pages 305-310.
Basically it's a 4 solid balls production with NO shell. There are a couple of questions for those who have tried it, or for those interested in reading it.
1. Page 306, line 8 "...the ball is back palmed, which is accomplished by throwing back the thumb and holding the ball between the thumb and the back of the hand."
WOW can you imagine that? The he adds a few lines blow: "As the majority of readers will be unable to perform this sleight..." No kiddin'...anyone here who can do this?
2. This is I guess for people who already know the basic method, the idea is to palm a ball, in the hand that shows either 1,2,3 balls, and roll the showing ball(s) over, freeing the slot between the thumb and 1st finger, and letting the palmed ball slide there. Now the method proposed by N.D. (when you have 2 or 3 balls showing) is that of rolling 2 of the balls OVER the fingers, which is quite hard if you are doing it with three balls. ("This movement is extremely difficult - without doubt the most difficult sleight in the whole range of conjuring" p. 310). What I've always done instead is to roll UNDER, which has a disadvantage of not being a one shot move, since you need to roll them one by one. But I can't decide whether or not it's really worth learning the ND technique. Any thoughts on this?