Untrammelled is a tribute to the timeless Ball & Vase that was fully funded on kickstarter in less than 10 minutes and ended with nearly 1700% funding.
Brought to you by TCC and Wonder Wonder House, "Untrammelled" is an elevated and elegant version of the classic ball and vase.
"Untrammeled Classic Ball and Vase" Overview
- Opulent tribute to the classic effect
- New gimmick makes everything more covert and natural
- Aesthetics inspired by stone pagodas in China
- Mufunjo wood makes for a comfortable and smooth performance
- Gorgeous wood box allows you to safely display and store props
- Complete instructions with basic and advanced handlings included
To conceal the gimmick and make the movement more natural, they made some innovations to the classic version of Ball & Vase. After extensive experiments, they devised a new method to control the vanish and appearance of the small ball, circumventing the problem of the gimmick being exposed. As a result, a visible extra layer no longer exists, allowing for better concealment of the secret. The innovative method makes the move to activate the gimmick more natural and covert, with no suspicion whatsoever.
The design of the first prototype draws inspiration from the three gourd-shaped stone pagodas located at The Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, one of the ten scenic spots of West Lake (Xihu) in Hangzhou, China. The relationship of the three pools, of the moon and the lake, illusion and reality, truth and lies, allude to the vanish, appearance, and transformation of the ball in "Untrammelled."
The vase was designed with reference to the stone pagodas and is made of Mufunjo Wood. The dark color gives off an antique, imposing, yet calm vibe. The weight of solid wood prevents tilts and unwanted shifts, allowing for a comfortable and smooth performance.
Two small small beechwood balls (brown) are included in the package and offer better weight, feel, and grip. You also get a multi-faceted crystal glass ball, used to create a starry magical atmosphere as presented with the included routine.
An exclusive custom solid wood display box with a clear sliding lid will store the prop safely and can also be used as a display case on your shelf or magic corner.
What's in the Box
- 1x "Untrammelled" vase
- 1x Gimmick
- 2x Beechwood balls (light brown)
- 1x Glass crystal ball
- Wooden display box with a clear sliding lid
- Instructional tutorial
Tutorial Video Contents
- How to operate Untrammelled: Actions and subtleties
- Basic routine: The ball is placed in the pocket and magically returns to the pagoda
- Advanced routine: The small ball changes places, changes color, repeatedly jumps to the pocket, and finally transforms into a big ball
- Complete controlled environment routine with patter, suitable for performances in small theaters, bars, parlor stages, and other dimly-lit environments
- Examining & maintenance video guide.
- Height: 150mm
- Base diameter: 55mm
- Top diameter: 6.8mm
- Weight: approximately 179g
- Radius: 17mm
- Weight: approximately 13.4g
Crystal Glass Ball
- Radius: 15mm
- Weight: approximately 37.5g
Wooden Storage and Display Box
- Size: 74mm x 72mm x 203mm