Yann Frisch is an award-winning French magician who has spent a lifetime perfecting a single trick: Cups and balls.

Except Frisch's take on the timeless act, described by the magician himself as "absurdist," is like nothing you've seen before (unless you've seen this before, in which case, watch it again).

Frisch recently unveiled the latest iteration of "Baltass" at the 2012 Beijing International Magic Convention, and easily took home the title of Champion du Monde.

After you watch the routine you'll know why, but you won't know how.

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