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In the Art of Street Performing Volume 2 it looks like Cellini balls he uses in his Cup and Ball routine are aluminum Foil balls. Are they made of aluminum foil?

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I believe that they are red crochet balls covered in foil paper. He said that the red didn't show up well under European street lights, so he covered them in foil paper so they would show up better.

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In Tarr's "Now You See It, Now you don't" he mentions you can make balls just by scrunching up alfoil. I'd say that is what Cellini is using although he may have a small weight inside them to make them heavier for some moves as alfoil on its own can blow away quite easily.

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Thanks Joe and Kevin

I made some balls out of aluminum foil they are a little light but about same weight as cheap crochet balls
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I tried that once and they rang like chimes in the cups!
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I saw the balls he was using up close. They aren't aluminum foil, but foil paper, like gum wrapper or more likely from a cigarette pack. There is an actual ball underneath the foil.

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Here's a tip I learned from a friend. Some cigarette packs use a foil liner that if you carefully remove the backing it will leave the sticky stuff on the foil. You could use this to wrap balls sort of like papier mache (closest I could come to spelling it without resorting to special symbols)
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I know Sonny Holiday has used aluminum foil to cover his balls (insert your own joke), I mention this because Sonny traveled with Cellini for so long.

With Cellini he would use something that you can find anywhere. Since he smokes it would make perfect sense he uses cig. pack foil. After spending time with him when he was in New Orleans I am sure he used what ever was available at the time. I would bet he has tried a zillion different ways to get the balls to be more visual.
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I know Sonny Holiday has used aluminum foil to cover his balls (insert your own joke), I mention this because Sonny traveled with Cellini for so long.

With Cellini he would use something that you can find anywhere. Since he smokes it would make perfect sense he uses cig. pack foil. After spending time with him when he was in New Orleans I am sure he used what ever was available at the time. I would bet he has tried a zillion different ways to get the balls to be more visual.
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