43 entries in Ball / Floatation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
H. F. C. Suhr Die Aufhebung der Schwerkraft metal ball with holes through it, slipped onto glass rod and floats up and down on it
Related to Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 151
Carl L. Curiel Die geheimnisvolle, schwebende Kugel
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 96
Edward Bagshawe A Deceptive "Floating" Ball "just an idea", thread hook up
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 80
Jean Hugard The Hugard Method Floating Ball on stage with thread
1. The Ball
2. The Box
3. The Thread
4. The Ear-piece
5. The Hoop
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 100
W.J. Nixon The Floating Ball thread
1938 Greater Magic 950
Billy McComb William's Floating Ball Routine comedy routine on stage, ball is floating up and down and finally vanishes in a box, with assistant
1947 The First Book of William 46
Jack Yeager Glorifying Your Magic 1. Califaction of Handkerchiefs (silks in dove pan merge together)
2. How to spell trust? (oddity on coin)
3. Key Card Placement (Charlier Pass)
4. 20th Century Silks idea
5. Zombie Idea (floating flower pot)
6. Comedy bits with a stooge
7. Miser's Dream Shower (with handkerchief)
8. Thumb Tip Idea (with scotch tape)
9. Thimble color change
10. The cotton bunny (cotton bunny to real one, dove pan)
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Audley Dunham Floating Ping-Pong Ball between hands, thread
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 67
Karrell Fox Impromptu Zombie floating roll, fork
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 301) 3
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Zombie zombie with big billiard ball
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 313) 55
Henry Durkin Trickettes various ideas
  • A Clock Production
  • Zombie Flash Finish
  • Hypnotic Revelation
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 48
Allessandro Miracle Ball Christmas themed
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 38
John F. Mendoza The Zombie by John (aka Carendi, Our Teen Age Contribution), ball floats through a ring inside a hat and disappears
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 52
Karl Fulves, Aaron Wainer Three Bottles
  • tobacco and paper dropped in bottle and shake, transforms into cigarette
  • cork pops off second bottle after moving up and down (a la Zombie)
  • whistling in third bottle, bottle whistles by itself afterwards, see p. 308 for reference
Related to Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 303
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito's Famous Floating Ball "The history, mechanics, routine & technique"
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 175
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Joe Berg Zombie Cabinet cabinet for Zombie ball, ball vanishes eventually or changes into a skull
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 87
Richard Merry, George Mackenzie Humoristische Vortragssplitter und Magische Gags various gags
  • Begrüßung
  • Freiwillige Helfer
  • Geld (Münzfang)
  • Handguillotine
  • Kopfguillotine
  • Karten
  • Mentalmagie
  • Schwebeeffekte (Sambakugel)
  • Seile
  • Verschiedenes
  • Wenn das Weihnachtsfest vorbei ist
  • Zauberstab
  • Zigaretten
Also published here
  • The Gen & Genii
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 24
Karl Fulves Zero Gee Lunaball (scientific toy), light metal sphere with magnetic outer surface, close-up levitation
Related to Jan. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 841
Luis Gavilondo 'Wrong Side' Ball Appearance
1977 Zombie - The Floating Ball 33
Lewis Ganson Introduction
1977 Zombie — The Floating Ball 4
Lewis Ganson Supreme Moves
  • Requirements
  • Set-Up - The Get-Ready
  • The Ball Rises
  • The Ball Rises into View
  • The Ball Floats along the Arm
  • Around the Body
  • The Ball Suspends on the Cloth
  • The Ball 'Bounces' on the Cloth - A Routine
1977 Zombie — The Floating Ball 5
Luis Gavilondo The Gavilondo Start and Finish
1977 Zombie - The Floating Ball 11
Will Ayling Will Ayling's Zombie Routine
  • The Apparatus
  • The Routine
  • The Start
  • The Ball Comes to Life
  • The Ball on the Arm
  • The Cradle
  • The Ball on the Edge of the Cloth
  • The Hoop around the Ball
  • The Ball around the Body
  • The Ball Moves along the Cloth
  • The Ball Floats
  • The Finish
1977 Zombie - The Floating Ball 13
Luis Gavilondo The Sacred Sun Ball
  • The Entrance
  • Attaching the Gimmick
  • The Ball Vanishes
  • The Ball Re-Appears
  • Showing Both Sides of the Cloth
  • The Ball on the Elbow
  • The Ball on the Knee
  • The Ball Floats - Climax
1977 Zombie - The Floating Ball 21
Luis Gavilondo Additinal Sequence for a Zombie Routine
1977 Zombie - The Floating Ball 29
Don England The Upper Deck cased deck floats underneath silk Zombie like, then vanishes from case except for selection
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 1
Al Schneider Props
  • the ball and gimmick
  • the cloth
  • your clothes - lighting - manipulating the wire - holding the cloth
1981 Al Schneider On Zombie 15
Al Schneider Theory on the floatation of a Zombie
1981 Al Schneider On Zombie 29
Al Schneider Drills movements for practicing the Zombie
1981 Al Schneider On Zombie 37
Al Schneider The Routine
  • prepare the ball for performance
  • starting the routine
  • the main part of the routine
  • final sequence of routine
1981 Al Schneider On Zombie 47
Al Schneider Summary & Patter for Zombie
1981 Al Schneider On Zombie 87
Neville Wiltshire Zombie Cube effect suggestion
1982 The Magic of the Cube 11
Rhett Bryson, John Riggs Zombie gag, bald head zombie
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 20) 340
Karl Fulves Spooky Spoon No. 43, zombie principle to levitate a spoon with a secretly attached fork behind handkerchief
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 124
Harald Kurz Z - Zombie using third hand
1991 Hardcore 38
Tommy Wonder Thoughts In Mid-Air essay on Zombie and on floating
1991 Square One 41
Harald Kurz O - Oper presentational idea for using floating ball in opera
1991 Hardcore 35
Don Nielsen Impromptu Topit shirt in inside jacket pocket configuration, gag to produce the Zombie gimmick
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 63
Bob Marvin Bob Marvin's Floating Ball one-man method
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 121
Tommy Wonder Animating a Zombie
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 260
Tommy Wonder Thoughts in Mid-Air essay on the Zombie
  • Presentation
  • What is Levitation?
  • The Routine
  • The Acting
  • The Test
  • There's Nothing Wrong with Zombie
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 255
Jay Sankey UFO small silver ball floats up and down in a test tube
Related to
  • "Wunderbar" (Steve Dusheck, marketed item)
2004 Sankey Unleashed 171
Unknown Rising Bread bread zombie
2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 54