A Fushigi ball is not something you need; is something that you want –perhaps. A novelty item, a fun thing. Physically, the Fushigi ball is a transparent, solid ball used for juggling. When the user becomes somewhat of an expert, the ball appears to “float” and move on its own through the hands.

The clear ball seems to defy gravity –hence the fascination –and it is described as “magic.” The ball is hardly new, and it has been in the market for at least ten years. Nonetheless, the ads can still impress the public as the illusion of the sphere floating in the air befuddles anyone watching. 


· The ball allows the user to perform many tricks –the more skilled, the wider the variety.

· It is appropriate for all ages.

· The movement is therapeutic and relaxing


Good things:

You don’t have to be a juggling expert to become one with the Fushigi Ball –in fact, you don’t have to have experience at all! The item comes with a DVD which shows in a detailed way how to master the art (yes! It is an ar) of juggling. 

Price is always worth mentioning, because –unlike many toys in the market –this is a cheap article that will last for a long time. Since the number of tricks you can practice is large, the fun will be ongoing. Also, the fact that it is kid-friendly makes it more versatile. Some users also claim their dogs and pets get a kick out of it. Supposedly, the Fushigi is considered to be an excellent foundation for any performance art. Truth to be said, many people claimed they have “performed” in front of friends or colleagues, showing off their newly mastered techniques or even participating at talent shows. Like anything that has an improvement room, the practice can become addictive in the right way.

Also, there’s a level of eye-hand coordination involved. Have you’ve ever heard of the term: “tickly your brain?” well, the Fushigi tickles our neurons in more than one way.

The Cons

· Like any other art, it takes a lot of consistency and practice to master even the most basic trick. Many reviewers became frustrated before achieving the rookie level. Just to be clear, the ball does not float on its own. It will take hours and much patience from the user to make the trick work –unless you are a complete natural. 

· Floor damage. Surprisingly, many buyers have expressed they’re disconcerted when their ball upon falling to the ground broke into pieces. The other aspect is the floor itself –many reported the surface also was damaged. 

Bottom line: if you get bored and frustrated quickly, the Fushigi ball may not be for you. On the other hand, if you love to master techniques that challenge both mind and body, this is a fun item.