WHAT’S THE TRICK? BalanceWins Often I am asked “What’s the trick? Superglue? A metal shaft?”. Well, the answer is easy, there is no trick, only balance!  Theoretically, any object has an equilibrium point, even the narrowest or roundest shaped, the challenge is to find it. Out in the real world, there are a number of other factors such as wind, stability of the base, features of the stones, and any kind of vibration coming from the environment. The smaller the surface area of contact between two stones, the more delicate and impressive the composition. Many of these compositions only last a few minutes, until the first gust of wind hits. Others last for hours until I take them down. Balancing Stones