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Topic: Gazzo Soccer balls?
Message: Posted by: trombley (Aug 20, 2010 08:46AM)
Anyone know where I can find the soccer balls that gazzo uses (used) with his cups and balls? I bought a set off of magicpitch a while ago and was looking to get another set as I am used to the way they handle/feel.
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Aug 20, 2010 09:13AM)
Gazzo was still selling them not so long ago. If you do a search here you will probably find his post about it (unless it was in the sale and exchange section.)

Either way, if you google his name and email him from his site I am sore he will fix you up.
Message: Posted by: ShawnB (Aug 20, 2010 10:30AM)
Are they not just foose balls? I don't know how to spell that... but the table top soccer game.

Shawn
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 20, 2010 12:07PM)
Foosballs are generaly made of a really tough plastic, similar to the phenolic that is used in billiard balls, but with a matte finish. However, I recently found the right footballs in packages at Party City.

About once a month I troll the party shops, toy stores, pet shops and dollar stores to see what wonderful new magic tricks have surfaced.
Message: Posted by: dcjames (Aug 20, 2010 12:19PM)
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On 2010-08-20 13:07, Bill Palmer wrote:
About once a month I troll the party shops, toy stores, pet shops and dollar stores to see what wonderful new magic tricks have surfaced.
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I do this too. Love places like Big Lots, Dollar General, & Ollies. Never know when you will find an item perfect for magic.
Message: Posted by: Dale Houck (Aug 20, 2010 01:00PM)
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On 2010-08-20 13:07, Bill Palmer wrote:


About once a month I troll the party shops, toy stores, pet shops and dollar stores to see what wonderful new magic tricks have surfaced.
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I love to do that too. I will say, however, that the "finds" that Bill has posted on the Cups and Balls Museum website that are from Walmart are classier than anything I've found in the Walmart stores in Missouri or Florida. I might have to go to Texas just to check out Bill's neighborhood Walmart!
Message: Posted by: cfrye (Aug 20, 2010 03:29PM)
Foosballs are much harder and talk much more than the footballs Gazzo sells.


Curt
Message: Posted by: cupsandballsmagic (Aug 20, 2010 04:03PM)
I always thought that they started off life as keyrings...
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 20, 2010 04:26PM)
There are some baseballs that are converted lamp pulls.
Message: Posted by: cfrye (Aug 20, 2010 05:59PM)
In the U.S., you can find lamp pulls with baseballs as the fob at Home Depot and other home stores. They're about 1.25" in diameter, which is too big for my hands, but if you're able to work with them they handle well and run about $2 each.



Curt
Message: Posted by: sdmagic (Aug 20, 2010 06:51PM)
http://www.qualitytablegames.com/store/pdetails173.php
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 20, 2010 11:09PM)
Okay. Pay attention now. This is NOT a rubber ball. It is a foosball. It is made of phenolic and is very hard. The Gazzo footballs are rubber and they don't talk.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Muggle (Aug 20, 2010 11:27PM)
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On 2010-08-20 11:30, ShawnB wrote:
Are they not just foose balls? I don't know how to spell that... but the table top soccer game.

Shawn
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No. A "foosball" is a hard ball that is used on a "foosball table" and would talk is used with the cups and balls. I've never found a source for Gazzo's balls but considered hacky-sacks or footbags (their interior is sand, metal, etc) but they were a little larger than I desired.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 20, 2010 11:33PM)
Here are the ones from Party City

http://www.partycity.com/product/soccer+bouncing+balls+12ct.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search

These may be a little larger:

[url=http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=42/2080&mode=Searching&erec=16&D=soccer+ball&Ntx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntk=all&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&N=0&No=0&y=0&Dx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntt=soccer+ball&x=0&sd=Soccer+Ball+Bouncing+Balls]Oriental Trading[/url]

Although they don't mention the diameter of the ones from Party City, I'm pretty sure these are the ones I picked up locally a couple of weeks ago. You might want to e-mail them and ask what the diameter is.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Muggle (Aug 21, 2010 12:25AM)
Thanks again Bill.. hard to go wrong at $5.99 + S/H
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 21, 2010 04:26AM)
I may order one of those bags of 24, or see if they have any in stock at our local outlets.
Message: Posted by: trombley (Aug 21, 2010 09:18AM)
Hey thanks for your responses everyone. Bill the party city ones say they are boucey balls. They look similar to the ones I have but the ones I have don't bounce at all. If you drop them they pretty much land dead.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 21, 2010 10:56AM)
The ones I actually got from Party City are not very resilient. They don't bounce much, but they aren't completely dead, either.
Message: Posted by: Ken Rabalais (Aug 21, 2010 12:44PM)
I would like to add resale shops as a source of stuff to use in Magic, as well as an office chair like the one I am sitting in right now.