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Topic: Jim Steinmeyer: Do-it-yourself suspension
Message: Posted by: magic-taylor (Nov 27, 2008 11:57PM)
What illusion is this? The description below is from jimsteimeyer.com under creations.

Do-it-yourself Suspension
An especially practical suspension effect; the spectator floats on a board as the two chairs, supporting it, are pulled away.
Message: Posted by: gitty (Nov 28, 2008 01:51PM)
Hi Magic-Taylor,
nice to hear you again on the Magic Café!

This levitation sounds interesting but I couldn't find any infos about it.

Greetings from Austria!
Message: Posted by: pradell (Nov 29, 2008 02:04AM)
Email Jim and ask him directly.

Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (Nov 29, 2008 06:33AM)

Personnally I did it once years ago to know more about a few of his creations, but I didn't get any answer.

Maybe Magic-Taylor has more luck than me.

Message: Posted by: Craig Dickens (Nov 29, 2008 07:53PM)
That is the suspension that Rick Thomas does in his show. Rick added the splash system to it so the person can rise as well.
Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (Nov 30, 2008 02:45AM)

This illusion sounds basicly like a chair suspension. Am I right ?

Does anybody has a picture of the prop ?

Message: Posted by: Craig Dickens (Nov 30, 2008 11:19AM)
I know Willie Kennedy has made this. In effect 2 chairs sit on two short boxes and a board is laid across. the chairs are pulled away to the floor and the board stays suspended.
Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (Nov 30, 2008 12:36PM)
Alright !

Thank you Craig. If I'm right Rick did this illusion in his Las Vegas Show with a kid helping him.
His assistant laid down on the board and he used a lot of comedy to get the kid to make his assistant fall into "trance" using some money and to wake her up with a kiss.

Message: Posted by: chrusa (Nov 30, 2008 12:56PM)
Any pictures or videos?
Message: Posted by: magic-taylor (Nov 30, 2008 04:04PM)
Thank you everyone who posted and pm'd!
Message: Posted by: Son of a Beat (Aug 5, 2012 06:02PM)
You can actually see the prop (and Rick Thomas) at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rv6SpIu2Y4 @3:18