Adding details to impress

Above is an impressive looking trick. However, imagining the table emptied of all the scattered balls would significantly reduce the impact of the perceived skill involved in the trick.

At it’s core there are only two components involved in this that need to be nailed, a target trajectory and a target speed. Practice those two enough and I would think many people could start nailing this trick routinely in an hour or less.

All the scattered balls make it seem more involved than that. Much like magic acts, the preparation adds the perception of skill. If you take time to prepare some extra fine details, you too can be perceived as skillful.