15 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Senor Charles Mardo A Novel Sleight: “The Flight” technique for Cups and Balls routine that apparently vanishes (or causes to penetrate) a ball resting on top of cup
1945 18
The Fist Drop ball apparently dropped from left fist into right fist but really retained in left
1945 19
The Pounding right hand palms ball on top of cup after slapping down on it, for penetration effect
1945 20
North Bigbee, Al Baker Ball and Glass
Inspired by Nov. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 374)
Alan Brown, Al Baker The Borgia Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 133 for suggestion by David Harrell
Sep. 1967 119
Ball Thru Glass Penetration with small box
1982 164
Stewart James Balldown big ball is in tube, small ball is dropped in and penetrates big ball and falls out on bottom
Arcane (Issue 10)
Marián Jedlicka Magischer Pingpong-Ball ball penetrates to inside upside down cup when put into paper tube above it
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992
Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2)
Shigeru Sugawara Nachtpassage ball in silk, then locked with ring, ball penetrates free
Also published here 1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4 & 5)
Al Baker Ball and Glass two balls in glass penetrate silk around glass, clever
VariationsAlso published here
  • marketed 1941
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions)
Stewart James Balldown Small metal ball penetrates through larger wooden ball held snugly inside a tube
Also published here
  • Handwritten notes, November 10 1929
2007 13
Pulling and Pushing a Ball Through the Back of the Hand ball through hand, similar to coin through hand methodology
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5)
Christian Scherer Stahlhartes Déjà-Vu three steel balls are removed from a box, penetrate a transparent silk one by one and then they vanish just to be found in the box again
Inspired by
  • Lou Serrano's "Steel Ball Routine"
2019 3
Christian Scherer Three Steel Balls Through Silk one by one
Related to 2019 7
Shigeru Sugawara Night Passage ball placed in silk and corners are pushed through a ring to trap the ball, ball penetrates free despite the ring's diameter being too small
Also published here Aug. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 8)