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Trick by Joshua Jay
£185.00 In stock. Dispatched from the UK within 3 - 5 days
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185.00 gbp

Trick by Joshua Jay (£185.00)

In stock. Dispatched from the UK within 3 - 5 days
Balance - magic

Balance by Joshua Jay

First came "Inferno," which won Trick of the Year in 2012. Then came "Out of Sight," which fooled Penn & Teller. After eight years of development, performed exclusively at the end of Joshua Jay's parlor shows, he is ready to unveil a sensational, unique wonder ...

"Balance" features the rarest effect in magic: suspension. An eclectic but ordinary group of objects are passed out for close examination: a bottle, a card box, a pencil, a toothbrush, and a crayon box. Nothing is sticky, no strings - totally normal.

The objects are collected and, one by one, they are stacked, first in ways that seem impressive, but possible, and then in ways that are COMPLETELY impossible. At the end, your audience is left with a stunning impossible sculpture; each object hanging impossibly in the air without explanation.

"Balance" is the perfect closer or encore piece for a parlor show because it is SO unlike anything else that would appear in a magic show. And unlike most magic, "Balance" LIVES in a state of impossibility. With every phase you build, the magic is staring at them, even after you've left the stage.

A New Kind of Magic: One thing Joshua didn't expect as he developed "Balance" is the unusual, 21st-century quality associated with it. People HAVE to take pictures of it. They can't help themselves. It's too unusual NOT to remember, and everyone wants to take home evidence of what they've seen. Over time, Joshua has learned to lean into this, actually allowing his audiences to film it and get pictures of it afterward.

A Stunning Package of Props: You receive everything you need to perform "Balance" in a beautiful foil-encrusted box. Your props for the trick are kept in a velvet box that allows you to switch the examined objects for the specially-made props imperceptibly onstage, without any special pockets or servante. The hinged box has protective "wings" so you can perform "Balance" virtually surrounded. You receive ten hand-crafted props that have each been designed under Josh's watchful eye. And, you get Joshua Jay on video, one of magic's best teachers, taking you through every detail of the routine.

Perform it Immediately: Joshua's creations take years to develop and in some cases, years of practice to perform. Happily, "Balance" can be performed within MINUTES of opening the box for the first time. The only skill you'll need is FAKING the difficulty of doing it.

Exclusivity: Due to the extremely intense manufacturing process, and the years of development, "Balance" is offered at $200. When you SEE the package, you'll see what a bargain this is. The whole package exudes quality, and this is a small investment in what will become the closing piece of your show. And, the price will necessarily keep the routine from becoming over-exposed. You will likely be the only one in your area performing "Balance." On January 1st 2019, the price will increase to $250 so make sure you take advantage of this introductory offer.

Quality you can't Fake: Joshua Jay does NOT release magic often. We get a glimpse into his creative process every five years or so, when he releases something new. That's why his magic--from "Triad Coins" to "Inferno" to "Out of Sight" is IMMEDIATELY snatched up upon release, and it's hard to keep his creations in stock. He thinks through every aspect of an effect, from the theatrics to the product design, right down to how to reset between shows. THAT is what you're investing in with "Balance": years of painstaking detail.

"Joshua Jay, I'm so happy you are sharing your signature masterpiece with the rest of the world. I personally have performed “Balance” and it was definitely one of the most intimate and magical moments of my show. I cant wait to see what others will come up with."Cyril
"Examinable - Check! Customizable - Check! Magical - Check!"Daniel Garica
“Balance is a fine piece of magic. Joshua has created a stand up routine that is unique, strange and artful. It could easily become your next closer. With expertly crafted props that will never let you down and instructions packed with insight earned from years of development and performance Balance is a professional performers dream.”Luke Jermay
"A unique moment of impossible. I love it. I'll take two."Garrett Thomas
“I was told about this effect and could not wait to see it live and when I saw Josh perform it, I was in awe. This is a real performance piece that will inspire wonder” Jon Armstrong
I love the idea that a random collection of things can be used to create a seemingly impromptu impossible sculpture. There's something very magical about this, I can't wait to play with it. Wayne Houchin

Questions about Balance:

Can I replace the cigarettes? Actually, we've done it for you. Joshua now uses crayons instead of cigarettes, which fits the theme better and allows you to perform it for any audience.

When does it launch? All pre-orders will ship December 3rd. We will update this page when we sell out.


Customer reviews for Balance

reed Nussbaum

Wow. Everything that Joshua Jay releases is an automatic worker and goes straight into the repertoire. This is added to the list. This really is a piece of art that will instantly be the most incredible thing you do with a toothbrush. But in all seriousness, you will have more fun performing this than your spectators. Once again, amazing work Josh!


Mark Bartman

All I have to say is what a work or art! The box alone is absolutely beautiful. Velvet on the outside and a satin finish on the inside. Even the box that the box came in is so sturdy, it can be used to store items. The blue box that is used in the effect has enough room in it to place any items you use in your close up show so it serves a few functions.
All the props are so well made and Josh goes through all the details of performing this. As I am writing this, I keep staring at the beauty of the box thinking I would have paid $200 just for the box, it is that beautiful.
The effect is easy to perform, what it needs the most is the presentation. Josh goes through this and you have to make it look as if you are having difficulty assembling this. If you believe this is an impossibility to put together, so will the audience. I am going to put a lot of time into this before I perform it for anyone.
This is one of the best investments I have made in magic, and I have made a lot of purchases.
Thank you Josh from the bottom of my heart for putting this out on the market and I hope one day in the future, you will see me perform this in person and I hope to make you proud.


udo schneider

Yesterday the package arrived and I am still in awe.
Such a beautiful wonder. Just perfect
The performance brings the magician and the audience perfectly in silence and meditation.
Thank you for this miracle and the impeccable explanation video
that is opening new mood - possibilities.
Thank you, Joshua Jay and vanishing.onc
In full appreciation
Udo Schneider, Berlin



This is just amazing. It is piece of art!!


Christophe De Winde

I did my first show using Balance last Friday in front of 100 people. I finished with Balance and received a standing ovation ! Applaus during 3 minutes!
Really great, easy to do but need practice to make it look natural and impossible. Thanks for sharing this materpiece with us ! Chris De Winde.