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Sk8erBoi9305
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I'm 14, I have good size hands. not big enough for a double charlier cut though. I want to get into sponge balls but not sure what size to get. any suggestions?
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1.5 inch or 2 inch will work fine. Most use 2 inch, I prefer 1.5 and I have large hands. I've taught many students with small hands with 2 inch sponge balls and no problem they compress very nicely. 2 inch are much easier to come by as well, almost a standard size.
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I agree. I was worried about the same problem when I was your age. But 2 inch works great for me.
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Yes, but make sure you get "Super Soft" sponge balls. The compress and handle easier.
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Sponge balls are cheap. Try a couple different sizes and see which ones you like the best.
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I've just ordered 2 inch super soft red sponge balls. I'll reply how they are for my hands once they arrive. it's gonna be a while tho sence I got the free shipping.
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This will also depend on the audience you are working with. If you need them tohold 2 balls and their hands are small, you may need to use 1.5 inch size.
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I started with 1.5's and now have all sizes and colors up to 4 inch. Fun stuff that plays well for kids and adults alike so I always have at least 3 in my bag o tricks that's in my vehicle at all times! I read somewhere that by dunking them in some water with a couple drops of dish washing detergent not only keeps the little buggers clean and fresh looking, I think it adds life to em and extends their usefulness! Good luck and have fun!
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I like dropping a couple drops of water on them before I am going to preform. They seem to just handle a little better that way.
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Quote:
On 2007-08-10 17:03, Jay Austin wrote:
I like dropping a couple drops of water on them before I am going to preform. They seem to just handle a little better that way.


interesting . . . will try that out. Thanks
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In the past I started with small sponges. I later worked myself up to the 3 inch size. Presently I am using 5 inch rabbits.
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I have big hands and I use 1" balls. Just try out with different ones, maybe go to a magicians meeting and ask to see some of their balls.
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1.5" to 2" would be ideal. Try them out and see which size suits you and your audience. It would also depend on the effects you are performing. Testing is the best solution.
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Eugene Burger uses 1.5", I believe. That's what I've started using as well. I've also stopped buying the super soft ones, and now I buy just regular ones, because of a tip on one of Eugene's videos. He just says to let them soak in some water once you get them. It makes them easier to handle afterwards.
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1"5 is a good size to start . . .
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Ned Nebalsky once told me... if you get good with 2" regular performing with the smaller and supersoft spongeballs is a piece of cake.
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