Magic Lessons #26 – Cups and Balls Trick
If you are looking for a classic magic trick, you can’t go past the “Cups and Balls Trick”. There have been many, many versions over the years that have been performed over the years. The effect is known as “acetabula et calculi“ and it is known to have been performed by Roman conjurers as far back as two thousand years ago.
The Cups and Balls trick has been used by many street performers around the world. The magic trick is not effected by what angle the audience is viewing the trick from which is good for street performers who have audiences from all angles. The Cups and Balls trick is also not affected by the elements and can still work a treat even if there is a light rain or a particularly windy area. The metal cups can also play a part in creating an audience because of the sound they create throughout the duration of the magic trick. These are just some of the reasons the Cups and Balls Trick is in many street performer’s repertoires.