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Topic: A review of "Anti-Gravity" Self-levitation
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Mar 7, 2003 07:18AM)
I am fortunate enough to be one of the “select few” who has test driven Ray Noble and Magical Dimensions’ new self-levitation, “Anti-Gravity.” I know that Mr. Noble has spent several years perfecting this method and has finally been cajoled into releasing it to the magic fraternity.

As a magician who has performed the Balducci levitation for years and more recently purchased, “The Elevator,” an absolutely awesome self-levitation by Peter Loughran, I must say that this new self-levitation effect is an interesting alternative deserving of the attention of professional minded magicians interested in this type of effect!

The instruction booklet that comes with the effect is well written and chock full of descriptive photographs. The gimmick itself is definitely different from anything else that I have seen on the market. It allows the performer to levitate without bending or squatting down. This will definitely be of interest to others like myself who may have bad knees or trouble with the get-ready needed for other similar self-levitation effects.

Without tipping the method here in this open forum, suffice to say that Mr. Noble has taken a very old principle of magic and combined it with a “special something” that allows one to accomplish the effect of self levitation with ease. He even tells you in the instruction booklet about a method of going south with the gimmick that would allow you to be strip-searched and the gimmick never found.

I have only encountered two minor negative points with “Anti Gravity” during my testing of the prop. The first is balance. I suspect though, that with more practice, it would become easier to perform and that ones sense of balance would improve over time. The other point was some one time minor modification to your shoe that must be done in order to make the effect practical to perform.

Owners of “The Elevator” and/or “King Rising” may be interested in “Anti-Gravity” just for the purpose of having multiple methods to accomplish the same effect. (When your audiences’ guess too close to one method, you could switch to another the next time they see you do it.) Others who are in the market for a self-levitation will find “Anti-Gravity” an amazing effect that is clever, practical and deceptive.

Lyndel
Message: Posted by: Logan (Mar 7, 2003 08:07AM)
Very descriptive review Lyndel! Yeah, you are quite fortunate and it sure has it's plus points. I have a few quesions though:

Do you NEED shoes to do this?

How much will it sell for?

Thanx!

Logan
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Mar 7, 2003 04:35PM)
Logan,

In answer to your question, yes, you DO require shoes to be able to perform "Anti-Gravity."

As far as price goes, I'm not sure that Mr. Noble has worked out his costs and/or price point for the effect as of yet. I am sure that he will post it to this forum as soon as he has done so. Based though on a brief conversation that I had with him, I suspect that it will be under $200.00 bucks.

Hope this answered your questions Logan. Meanwhile, I would suggest that all other inquiries about the prop be directed to Mr. Noble himself as I have nothing to do with the manufacture and/or sale of "Anti-Gravity."

Lyndel
Message: Posted by: Logan (Mar 7, 2003 05:17PM)
Hey Lyndel!

Thanx, yeah you've answered my questions!

By the way, cool avatar man!
Message: Posted by: eebie376 (Mar 7, 2003 06:34PM)
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On 2003-03-07 17:35, Lyndel wrote:
....under $200.00 bucks.



Lyndel


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Jeez..200 bucks?!? Anyway, why is this so great? Do you go higher or something? I'm afraid I'll be sticking to the Elevator and King's Rising!!

Ian
Message: Posted by: Justin Flom (Mar 7, 2003 11:26PM)
You said you own the Elevator. Is Anti-Gravity harder to balance than the Elevator?

What sort of situations have you used this in so far?

Thanks for your time
Justin
Message: Posted by: John (Mar 8, 2003 02:39AM)
Ditto the question on comparisons on balance.

Also, is it suitable for Parlour? Comparisons with the Elevator as which you think (if either) would be more suitable for Parlour presentation.

Many Thanks
Message: Posted by: MagicAL47 (Mar 8, 2003 12:32PM)
Elevator is an awesome effect and requires quite a bit of balance but can be mastered in a few days of using it. By the way is anti-gravity the same as zero-gravity? :vgoofy:
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 8, 2003 07:26PM)
No it is not.

Mr. Lyndel,
Thank you for the kind words. I asked you to tell what you really though. I am pleased that you like it.

I have been talking to Jacob about his "Antigravity" I am going to change the name of my levitation. He had the name first. It is only fair.

Listen up people! Anyone that comes up with a name for my levitation and I use it, will get one for FREE!

Thinking caps on!

Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: Arlen (Mar 8, 2003 08:27PM)
How about the following:

HOVER
HOVER FLIGHT
LIFT OFF LEVITATOR

or my favorite: If you only sold them to pepole named Bud, you could call it Bud Light! I crack myself up! Just kidding.
Message: Posted by: Zach Allen (Mar 8, 2003 08:50PM)
The Ascension
Lighter than Air
Eagle's Flight
Truly Flying
Defying Gravity

I'm sure I'll think up more later...

Zach
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 8, 2003 09:17PM)
Zach Allen,
I like "The Ascension". But someone already told me that name in an E-mail.
You know who you are!

Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: Zach Allen (Mar 8, 2003 11:19PM)
Hmmm....

"Ascend"
"Poise"
"Deliberate Drifting"
"Ultimate Levitation"
"Going Up?"
"No Strings Attached"

Judging by the nature of how you want to keep this somewhat exclusive, I'd think that you'd probably want a name that suggests a bit of higher mystique around it. Perhaps something simple such as "The Rising".


You could always go the route of altering a popular slogan.

"Just Float"
"Got Air?"

"Walking on Air"
"To Soar"
"Leap of Faith"
"Flubber"
"Air Cushion"

Another idea would be to simply name it, "The Levitation".

"The Surge"
"Magnetic Attraction"
"Static Shock"

From the audience's point of view, with proper presentation, any levitation appears to be a miracle. So "The Miracle" would be an apt name for it.

"The Upspring"
"The Star-Toucher"
"The Arising"
"The Lift"

"The Portent"
"The Phenonemon"
"Tibetan Ascension" - named after the Tibetan monks
"Wonder-Lev"
"The Perplexity Paradox"

Ok that about does it for me tonight...I'll be up bright and early to add some more. This is pretty fun...

Zach Allen
Message: Posted by: Sean Fields (Mar 9, 2003 01:21AM)
Okay, I'll bite. Here are a few, cuz I am intrigued by your levitation...

-Polarity
-Reverse Polarity
-SL2K3 (Street Levitation 2003)
-Millenium Levitation (I know, dated idea)
-Off the Asphault/Concrete
-Commando Levitation
-Urban Levitation
-Skywalker
-How High
-Balducci's Dream
-Sidewalk Rise
-The Rise
-G-Force
-S3 (Super Street Suspension)
-Angelic
-Angelic Rising
-Angels Rise
-Winged
-Hover
-Hovering
-Searle's Levitation (Searle was the scientist who noted the relationship between electricity and gravity, and the first person to acheive 'anti-gravity)
-Nobility
-Rising Nobility

I, like everyone else, would like to get a copy of your effect, so I will post more, as they come to me, but hopefully, you will choose on of the above. ;)

Later,

Sean
Message: Posted by: lewis (Mar 9, 2003 02:54AM)
One word: Levitator :wow:
Message: Posted by: marien_zc (Mar 9, 2003 10:35AM)
I though if a kind of proffesional quote this would probably atract some costumers. chek it out...

" If newton didn't exist would there still be gravity?"

"With the LEVITRON gravity are just fantasies, without it levitating is just another impossible things humans dream of..."

that's the best I can give hope you like it... By the way I am just trying to help I don't really want one of your gimmiks free, I will accept with being one of the selected few, or I will also accept a little disscount, but don't need to bother to give me a free gimmik, I know it takes time to create them why waste one like this...

Hope this helps you in any way.

Uhh bu the way how hight can you go with this levitation??
Message: Posted by: eebie376 (Mar 9, 2003 10:49AM)
...up up and away? :-)

I haven't read any names yet, but it looks like theres a great interest in the levitation because I've seen so many posts..

Why don't you just mass produce it?

Why don't you call it "Iraq"? Theyll see a lot of flying things in the next few weeks... :rotf:

Ian
Message: Posted by: Zach Allen (Mar 9, 2003 10:51AM)
Reach for the Sky
Just Float
Carbonation Levitation
The Noble Effect
Disillusioned
Forces Unleashed
Spirit Rise
Balancing on Air
Simply Soaring

That's it for now...

Zach
Message: Posted by: MagicAL47 (Mar 9, 2003 11:59AM)
How about hover-feet or maybe "Weighhtless"?
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Mar 9, 2003 01:02PM)
"Stealth Rising"
"Spirit Rise"
"The Yogi Rising"
Hoping you like these! :cheers:
Message: Posted by: Mehtas (Mar 9, 2003 01:08PM)
How About

"Real Levitation"

"The Secret of the Ninjas"

"Final Flotation"

"1000 dollar levitation"

"Floating Free"

"The Float Con"


will the trick be in our reach ???

is it going to be sold to very
lucky people ???

its useless goin thru all this as the members of the Café don't have any idea of the trick we are talking about.


:)
Message: Posted by: Magicusa (Mar 9, 2003 01:16PM)
eebie376 you made me laugh about "Iraq".
That was good!



Emmett
Message: Posted by: lewis (Mar 9, 2003 02:20PM)
hmm:

The Levitator,
THE Levitation,
Impossible Rise,
Impossible Levitation,
Kiss The Sky,
Suspended,
Suspended Animation,
Ray's Up.
UFO Levitation,
UFO Rise
UFO.
No Way!,
Gravitation,
Zapped Up.
High Riser,
Supreme Levitation,
Feet Up!
Street Raise,
Street levitator,
Up!
Watch!
Rise,
Lift,
Air Lift,
Air Walker,
Up Up! UP!,
Like A Bird,
Wind Surfer,
Easy Riser!

Lewis. :bg:
Message: Posted by: eebie376 (Mar 9, 2003 02:37PM)
Thanks Magicusa :)

I will submit one name, for the heck of it...hey, who knows.. I could win :-D.

Since you wanted the theme of going against gravity in your Title, but the name was taken, why not switch things up a little and go with say "Gravity Switcher" or "Up against Gravity"??

Ian
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 9, 2003 07:16PM)
After monday, no more names...........
It will take me a while to go thru them all.

Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: niva (Mar 10, 2003 06:28AM)
One more. The ESCALATOR. LOL :lol:
Ivan
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Mar 10, 2003 09:35AM)
"UPLIFTER - Finally, a levitation you can feel good about."
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 11, 2003 07:59AM)
For the people on the café that were interested in getting my , I have some bad news.

I was informed last night from a friend that explained to me about a copyright placed years ago on a certain od of levitating. Seems that I have reinvented a od close to this other od.

With respect to this person who had the smarts to get a copyright and keep it for all these years, I now must do the right thing.

I am pulling my effect from the market. I hope that you all understand.

Ray
Message: Posted by: Mack Magic (Mar 26, 2003 05:47PM)
The original creator of this levitation has decided to bring it out on the magic market and you can find more info there, or in the search on The Café, look under the good, bad, and the garbage, and search for Retro-Gravity and you should find it, by Al Mann and Jason Michaels.
So no need to be sad.
:bg:

Hope this helps you in someway.
Sincerely,
Mack Magic
Message: Posted by: grazza (Mar 26, 2003 06:18PM)
Ray - is the original effect covered by a copyright or a patent?

Copyright is inherent and doesn't need to be applied for. It covers all original works, however, it is impossible to copyright an idea. You can only copyright the way the idea is expressed.

A patent on the other hand will legally cover the originator's idea, however, is considerably more expensive.