Sponge balls are all fine and good, but they are a little tired and perhaps done to death. The thing that keeps them around in so many magician's bag of tricks is the fact that they are virtually soundless when transferred during cup and ball routines and other container vanishing gimmicks. They don’t clang like ball bearings or bang like coins. Still, they get dirty easily and pick up lint like there’s no tomorrow. To answer this problem and arguably evolve these gags, you can just as easily switch to a crochet ball like this red one from Murphy’s. You get all the silence of a traditional sponge ball, without the hassles.
This red ball is crocheted for silence as well as comfort in the hand. It doesn’t crush or attract grime like a classic sponge ball, yet it still is emblazoned in the same fetching shade of red.