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Topic: Loughran's ONE Levitation
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Dec 5, 2008 12:09PM)
Did a search on this, but couldn't find anything yet.

Received an email advertising this new solo levitation. Probably too soon to ask if anyone's seen it performed, or has it, yet. If anyone has, I'd love to read your comments on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yclCja94DUQ
http://www.masterofillusions.ca/master_of_illusions_coming_soon1.htm

Brian
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Dec 5, 2008 12:20PM)
Read the page got really excited. Saw the demo and was less excited but still curious. It's obvious which foot is doing the work and the leaning body seems awkward.

Do you have to leap up like that?
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Dec 5, 2008 12:24PM)
Yes, it is obvious which foot is doing the work. One foot seems to always to a little higher, or move more freely, than the other. I'm sure this can be corrected with some practice.

I don't know if you have to leap like that, or if that's Peter's preferred method of levitating.

Price seems reasonable.

Brian
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Dec 5, 2008 01:05PM)
Peter mentions on his site that he had knee problems just before the release of this effect...but that the levitation itself causes no discomfort.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Dec 5, 2008 03:03PM)
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...but that the levitation itself causes no discomfort
[/quote]
Except to those who are watching it! Another thread was started on this routine so I'll post on here as well...

So my question is this? What is the big hype about all these self levitations anyway? I mean...none of them look very good or convincing. Every self levitation that I've ever seen someone try to box/market/sell all looks exactly the same and that is the performer looks like he is trying to balance on something. It always looks very unnatural and to me just [b]screams[/b] as very obvious.

Maybe it's just me but I'm not impressed with [b]One[/b] or any other self levitation on the market...not as of yet anyhow.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Dec 5, 2008 03:16PM)
I thought at 01:16 in the clip it looked quite good.

But, I think they'd be best to make a demo clip done for real folks in the context of a routine.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 5, 2008 03:18PM)
Does MC Hammer know that Peter has raided his wardrobe?

Looks good though, well done Peter.
Message: Posted by: Merlin (Dec 5, 2008 03:30PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-05 16:18, pegasus wrote:
Does MC Hammer know that Peter has raided his wardrobe?
[/quote]

Maybe that is a requirement????
Message: Posted by: gitty (Dec 5, 2008 03:55PM)
Ray Noble and Peter Loughran together for bringing self-levitations to a new level!
Maybe this is the levitation which I waited so long!

The Q&A sounds so clear and easy like no other self-levitation.
The video looks very honest and you could really see the levitation.
In my opinion - ONE it's a real killer for self-levitations!

I will buy ONE!
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Dec 5, 2008 05:04PM)
I got the email this morning too. I'm a "self levitation junkie" so I will probably add this to my arsenal. I'd like to see a video of this performed for a crowd but from what I've seen so far it looks like something I could work with.
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Dec 5, 2008 06:28PM)
I own both elevator and on thin air and I'd like to know why I would be motivated to buy...one demo looks like Ray's method, while another I love you just go from flatfooted to levitating without "adding"...those in the know will get this...am I right?
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 5, 2008 07:29PM)
The MAC wrote, “Do you have to leap up like that?

Answer ; No you don’t, different people have their own idea what a levitation should look like. Some people like to come off the ground fast while others like me like to take their time and do it nice and slow, and just seem to float upward. Neither method is wrong, it is just different ways of doing it.



Brian wrote, “I don't know if you have to leap like that, or if that's Peter's preferred method of levitating.

Answer ; Yes, it is the method of levitating that Peter seems to like. Once again, nothing wrong with it, he is just levitating faster than others might.


Merlin, The wardrobe (pants) that Peter is wearing is not a requirement. Look around the video, it is COLD THERE! Those are his, keeping warm pants! LOL


Best
Ray
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Dec 6, 2008 11:25AM)
I'm intrigued with levitations and have most of them and currently use the Fly for my gigs. I have jammed with Peter and let me say his brain is wired for magic and is possibly one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Now I work enough shows a week that levitation comes up with my spectators. It is great when you can show them your abilities.

Now with this new levitation I love the fact that they can see under your feet. This is some clever thinking from Peter and Ray. I like the fact that this is one of those things I could throw in my suitcase and send in the belly of the plane. I would not have to ship this ahead of time. This would be fun the next time I travel to Jamaica. So having all the options at my feet, no pun intended;) I'm looking forward to hear what people say about this "One".




magicmike30
Message: Posted by: Corey K (Dec 6, 2008 12:53PM)
I think it looks good. The look underneath factor is a big plus for me. I love the Elevator AND On Thin Air but this ups the ante.

One question - it says no mods needed for the pants, but how about the shoes? I hate being limited to one pair of gaffed shoes.

Can't wait to hear more about it!
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Dec 6, 2008 01:45PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-06 13:53, Corey K wrote:
One question - it says no mods needed for the pants, but how about the shoes? I hate being limited to one pair of gaffed shoes.
[/quote]

No mods to the clothes, socks, or shoes -- but you will have to spend three weeks in the hospital after your foot modification. :lol:

Brian
Message: Posted by: Stucky (Dec 6, 2008 10:04PM)
I always loved http://fantasticfloatation.com/ myself.

Tho' I did dig the demo music. Anyone wanna pony up the name?
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Dec 7, 2008 01:28AM)
The Q&A in the ad states:

[quote]
[b]Can I use any pair of shoes I want?[/b]

The system is adjustable to almost any kind of shoe or footwear of your choice, and they will still feel, look, and function completely normal in every way.

[b]Is there any initial set up or construction required?[/b]

There is about 15 minutes of prep time needed to customize the prop to you specifically, [b][i]but requires no hardware tools,[/i][/b] and is very easy to complete.
[/quote]

After viewing the demo video, [b]ONE[/b] looks to be an interesting levitation.

I have a couple of question please.

1. Do I need to attach something to my shoes thus modifying my shoes? If so, is the attachment permanent or temporary? Also will leather sole shoes work?

2. How high can I actually (not apparent) levitate?

Thanks.

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: sickmagic (Dec 7, 2008 01:45AM)
LOL I loved the fact it says no funny pant, hmmmm what is the deal with MC Hammer pants he is wearing then? LOL Just found that funny. Didn't really care to much for the levitation based on the Video, however who knows in the right hands( or feet) it might be amazing.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 7, 2008 02:13AM)
I agree sickmagic, in the right hands (feet) this could be a winner.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Dec 7, 2008 10:21AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-06 23:04, Stucky wrote:
I always loved http://fantasticfloatation.com/ myself.

Tho' I did dig the demo music. Anyone wanna pony up the name?
[/quote]
What did he say at 28 seconds into the video??????
Message: Posted by: mayniac (Dec 7, 2008 02:47PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-07 11:21, daffydoug wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-12-06 23:04, Stucky wrote:
I always loved http://fantasticfloatation.com/ myself.

Tho' I did dig the demo music. Anyone wanna pony up the name?
[/quote]
What did he say at 28 seconds into the video??????
[/quote]
Perv! LOL!
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Dec 7, 2008 06:10PM)
I can't believe he said that! But it's Fearson, so what can you expect??

That is one heck of a levitation btw (Fearson's) but it's a royal PAIN to assemble! Lots of extra expense and time..I never did figure it all out by the written instructions once I purchased it. Ended up being a total waste of money for me.
Message: Posted by: Stucky (Dec 7, 2008 06:25PM)
The FFFF is a bit tricky to get down. I had to mod mine a bit to make it clip on as well. Ron Jaxon has some good work with it as well.
Message: Posted by: jamie9 (Dec 7, 2008 07:23PM)
Well I just pre-ordered mine.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Dec 7, 2008 07:33PM)
May you be blessed with success and may all your floating dreams come true!!
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Dec 7, 2008 08:49PM)
Is he leaning? or is the camera angle tilted?
It looks *** good though. You can see under his frickin' feet! So what the heck is holding him up? LOL It must be magic!

Congrats to Ray and Peter for coming up with this. I am not into the self levitation thing. But this does look good!

Chad

ps...LOL the line in the FFF video is priceless!
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 8, 2008 07:26AM)
You could look under the feet with E2 too (from a distance, of course, like on this demo) but E2 was a half finished product IMO. Hopefuly this is the completed E2. I hope so.
Message: Posted by: Stucky (Dec 8, 2008 10:08PM)
I have been looking for something that could be done like this from stage. I wonder how long one can stay up in the air and what the balance issues are for us un-coordinated mofos.
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Dec 9, 2008 12:42AM)
Wow, baffling. I'd love to know if one could perform ONE standing in the middle of a shallow puddle? Like the puddles you find in a car park, or outdoor mall, after a quick shower. If so, this could be a wonderful method for a seemingly impromptu "walk on water" presentation.

Cheers

Ben
Message: Posted by: GarySumpter (Dec 9, 2008 06:26AM)
Oh dear god, another one...
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Dec 9, 2008 07:23AM)
Lol! I also have one coming!
Message: Posted by: Jason Purdy (Dec 9, 2008 05:46PM)
I'm surprised these two ever teamed up. I guess it just goes to show we can all get along after all! :o)

In reference to a post about Ray Noble's "On Thin Air Levitation-A Review/Preview"
here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=49680&forum=109

[quote]
On 2003-11-19 08:25am, Peter Loughran wrote:
It is Devin's method on how to get the gimmick to where it needs to be that is being ripped off by Ray Noble.

As for the Elevator comment goes, Ray admitted to me in a pm which I still have saved btw that his reinvented idea came from buying The Elevator, but it is the rest of the method that belongs to Devin Knight and should be his to re-release again if he chooses.

Ray also acknowledged the fact that what he had was infact a reinvented wheel and would not release his effect, Although Ray will never admit to it, I have these PMs saved aswell to prove otherwise. Then behind Devin's back Ray released it anyway.

I could be wrong but I think Ray is being given some poor and unethical advice and that's why he did what he did and continues to sell them.
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Dec 9, 2008 08:23PM)
 
 
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                                            :) ;)

 
:xmas:
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Dec 9, 2008 10:29PM)
Hey Guys thanks for the comments all good and negative.

I actually had no interest in ever working on another self levitation. Until me and Ray came up with ONE. It was just too good in my opinion not to release. It solved so many of the issues associated with other self levitations including our own.

In regards to Jason Purdy's comments:

At the time of that original debate on the Café I was mistaken in the methods used, and infact thought it was the same method used in Devin's retro gravity. It turns out after all of that went down, the two methods were different in my discovery, and I only eventually found this out when Ray sent me the ON Thin Air gimmick and Devin expressed his methods on Retro Gravity, and only after comparing the two methods I realized that they were infact different. Me and Ray worked out our disagreement like mature men, and moved on, and became friends, and eventually slowly started creating ONE.

I have been a member of the Café practically when it first started, heck I am even the very first paying advertiser on this website and have never not advertised. I have been around the block here long enough to know that there are some people who just love levitations, while others are just plain sick of them. And who can blame those who are, they do seem to pop up all the time. However I felt so strongly about this product that it deserved its release in itself as it provides an effect and practicality, I myself have been searching for ever since the original Elevator was released.

I know some people will love ONE, while it may not appeal to others. For me to expect anything different would be just plain ignorant. I realize that some will prasie the effect while others will throw stones, and Im ok with that. I know what me and and Ray have created here, and we believe very stongly in this product, and I knew this one had to be different, and we believe it is.

I am not here to debate anyone's opinion on the effect or self levitations in general, but if you do have a sincere interest in the product, please feel free to email me with any serious questions you may have.

Thanks again for all of your comments.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: Magicusa (Dec 10, 2008 10:50AM)
Peter,

That was a nice post! I'm glad you and Ray has team up!

Now, let get back to "ONE". First let me say that I hate self levitation. I'm into coins, cards and things.
But, when I saw you do it. I said "WOW". This is the ONE to get out of all of the self levitation out there.
I do know how both, "The Elevator and On Thin Air works". By putting them together like you and Ray did is priceless.
I can't wait to see Ray do this his way on youtube.

WELL DONE GUYS!!!!

Emmett
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Dec 10, 2008 11:29AM)
Thanks Emmett, also let me clarify that while we took limited aspects from our own previous levitations, we have combined them with an entirely new concept.

Also to quickly answer some of the questions that were asked that is not posted in our Q&A:
Yes you can do this over a puddle of water, because your feet can be apart when you levitate it is very easy to perform, you can go up slow or fast and you control the length of time you are suspended for.

P.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 10, 2008 12:50PM)
After reading thru the Q and A section I am convinced that this is the ultimate lev out there. The reviews will tell, though.
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Dec 10, 2008 02:46PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-10 13:50, pegasus wrote:
After reading thru the Q and A section I am convinced that this is the ultimate lev out there. The reviews will tell, though.
[/quote]
Absolutely looks like the best one I have seen.
I will be picking one up after the new year... Santa is broke! This is a very clean looking Illusion Peter Congrats and best of luck!
Message: Posted by: Tony Chris (Dec 10, 2008 03:02PM)
Peter,

I have just watched the video demo for this. I do like certain aspects of the levitation due to the fact that this looks like something that could be done (to the minds of the spectators) on the spot and in the real world of living in the real world.

There are some magic effects that are specifically suited to be performed in actual environments with ideal parameters such as roving close up gigs, corporate environments, stage, private living room shows etc. Certain magic effects are best designed for certain performing venues.

What intrigues me about this levitation is that the performing arena really seems to be best suited for everyday "out in the real world" everyday scenarios where you aren't performing for a fee. In other words "when somebody asks to see a cool magic trick on the spot" Example, on the street, in a store, park sidewalk, bar, restaurant etc.

Of course this doesn't mean that it won't have a place in a proefessional payed gig because it will fly there too, but what I am saying is that it really seems to be perfect for anytime, anywhere in everyday life kind of scenarios under the correct circumstances of course.

Those types of levitations are very hard to find that would be suitable. I think this one would be great for just such occasions and as many of us know, you never know who your next "employer" for your services could be at any time. They could be standing in a grocery store waiting to pay for their goods, bus stop, restaurant, bar etc. and you have now been asked to perform some magic. If doing an on the spot self levitation doesn't get their attentiong and peak their interest, nothing will. These people are everyday people and some of them will be decision makers in their next company event or planning a private party and they may just need a magician to be there which of course could be you or me or anybody else.

Most levitations or self leviations requires certain requirments and Gi*****s to pull them off in a set environment. This "ONE" seems to be cool due to the complete self contained aspects and that you are not using any special covers are ready to go at a moments notice. Up until now, I have not been impressed with any self levitations that I have seen on either youtube or a few that I have seen in actual performance by other magicians. I have only used the Balducci very sparingly and only when the absolute best circumstances are at hand. I works great too but I never liked the aspect of facing away from the audience to make it work. This new levitation looks cool and I will sit back and wait to hear what others have to say about it.

I like your (and Ray's) new self levitation and that is the first time I have every said that about any self leviation!

I will be keeping my eye out on this one in the next few weeks as it is becoming quite an attractive future purchase.

Good work Peter and Ray,
Tony Chris
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Dec 10, 2008 03:11PM)
IMHO it can be only ONE thing: Optical G...s
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Dec 10, 2008 03:39PM)
I placed my order today.

Now, 6 weeks of waiting. :-(

Brian
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Dec 10, 2008 04:47PM)
IMPORTANT question: I remember a member asking about being able to move the gimmick from one pair of shoes to another (if the shoes are even gimmicked). My question is pretty much the same, because if we have to buy a new ONE Levitation package each time we need to buy new shoes, that would get pretty expensive and annoying. Also, simply because I'd like to have it on my everyday shoes, and then if I have a paid gig in my suit I can put the gimmick on my dress shoes.

So can the gimmick be switched from shoe to shoe? Does the gimmick have to blend into the shoe therefore it cannot be put on another pair unless they are similar or even identical?

I really appreciate your response if you answer my questions.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Dec 11, 2008 06:51PM)
Plus, if you cannot change the gimmick from shoe to shoe, do you have to buy a duplicate pair of shoes as the ones you will use with the gimmick?

These are important questions and should be answered.
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Dec 12, 2008 03:07AM)
I second Patrick's question about the ability to move the gimmick from shoe to shoe.

Also, should this only be done outside? That is, is there a likelihood that it will scar certain types of indoor floors?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: iugefu (Dec 12, 2008 06:18AM)
SHOULD THIS EFFECT LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE WHAT ABOUT?

FIRST DO THE LEVI WITH SHOE MAGNETS AND JACKET..........CHUCK THE JACKET
THEN PERFORM THE ONE LEVITATION?
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Dec 12, 2008 06:21AM)
Also, is the device fragile or can you have it on all day and not worry about what you're doing when you have it on. It would be a shame if you had to be careful of your movements and activities when you have it on, plus we wouldn't want it to break so soon and have to buy another one.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Dec 12, 2008 06:22AM)
I wouldn't. I feel levitation is a phenomena that should be done once and then let the legend about it grow. It will start to look like a trick if you do provers and convincers and other effects.
Message: Posted by: chrusa (Dec 12, 2008 07:44PM)
Every time another self levitation comes out there is always at least one person "Why is there another self levitation out?"

The answer is easy

They Sell
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Dec 12, 2008 08:44PM)
The question is, why NOT? If it's any good and it's different, it's worth selling. Not every magic trick is made especially for you ("you" being anyone who asks himself "why another self-lev?").
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 12, 2008 09:50PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-12 07:18, iugefu wrote:
SHOULD THIS EFFECT LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE WHAT ABOUT?

FIRST DO THE LEVI WITH SHOE MAGNETS AND JACKET..........CHUCK THE JACKET
THEN PERFORM THE ONE LEVITATION?
[/quote]



Iugefu, you should NOT do two levitations back to back! Come on DUDE! This is magic 101. Never repeat a trick (effect). LOL………As The Max stated, levitation should be used sparely. It is the fact of only doing a levitation every so often that makes it a phenomenon. If you do a levitation ALL THE DARN TIME, then you are missing the point of showmanship.

I have been doing my On Thin Air for years and can say that I will NOT perform it when asked. The real impact comes from the spectators being surprised by it. If I was to do levitation every time when asked, then it becomes just like a card trick…… I simply tell people that my energy level is low right now and that maybe later on I can give it a try. This will make it more real in the eyes of the spectators. IMHO

Less is more. Treat any levitation as if it is the real thing and that you just can’t do it all the time. That you have to be in the right frame of mind and have the energy to do it. If you treat it as such, then the people, who see you perform it, will know that that have truly seen something very special.

Please, don’t turn levitation into a common everyday effect. It is much more than that. In the right hands, a simple levitation, (no matter what the method) will shock your spectators and set you APART from all the other magicians who feel that they must show every person that walk up to.

As far as marking up floors, I have not experiences this. But if you have watched the video you may have noticed that there isn’t anything under the feet to mark the floor! LOL

I plan on shooting a video soon with people watching. I also have some new twists on performing this levitation that Peter doesn’t know about it, YET! LOL

There are a couple of things that I have done with my On Thin Air that looked really good. But with ‘ONE’ these methods are now really enhanced! I have never mention this to anyone, not even Peter, because I was the only one doing it and I wanted to keep it that way, until now. Image this, standing at the top of a set of stairs and taking one or two steps to the edge of the steps. You levitate and hold this position, and instead of falling back to the floor, you step down from the air to the next step while you are still levitating! And then you step out of the air with the other foot and continue to walk down the stairs. This really looks wild. LOL


Best
Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 12, 2008 09:55PM)
Looking forward to the next preview vid Ray.
Message: Posted by: iugefu (Dec 13, 2008 07:13AM)
Ray,

My thinking was this.......... you do a "with jacket version", but not too high.
People suspect the jacket, correct?...then do without.
So not so much a repeat then, but an increase of "impossiblity" as far as the spectator is concerned.But I defer to you and it was just a thought.
Message: Posted by: palmtreemagic! (Dec 13, 2008 08:28AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-13 08:13, iugefu wrote:
Ray,

My thinking was this.......... you do a "with jacket version", but not too high.
People suspect the jacket, correct?...then do without.
So not so much a repeat then, but an increase of "impossiblity" as far as the spectator is concerned.But I defer to you and it was just a thought.
[/quote]

With these types of effects, I would think the magic should last 1-2 seconds and that's it. The illusion is you are using all your energy to levitate off the ground. No need to overkill cause then it seems like it's not really magic and more of a stunt. Daniel Garcia has a good theory for presenting levitations on his Loops DVD with the flapping butterfly effect. Just my opinion though :)
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Dec 14, 2008 05:07PM)
Looks to me like a jump in the air with a time delay. Each to his own.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Dec 14, 2008 11:37PM)
Hey Guys,

Wow what a great response we have had with this! I will try to answer everyone's questions sent to me by email, in this thread or by pm as soon as possible. Please bare with me.

And wow Jim, if only it was trick photography, I would only be able to sell one unit to you know who!

Instead I put out an honest and complete demo video without stooges, or selective spectator responses, cut-aways, fancy camera angles, in full daylight out in the open.

What was I thinking?

Excuse me now while I go look at all the other self levitation vidoes, and re-think my marketing campaign!

I knew for me to be apart of a release of a another self levitation it had to be different from all others, and only advertise it the way it would appear in a real life demonstration in daylight, outside, with no possible support cruches, different surfaces, different pants,without stooges or selective specator responses, different backgrounds, flexibility, etc etc, and everything a magician would want to see before purchasing such an effect.

Im glad we fooled you without the use of trick photography or the usual camera cut-aways, or phoney stooges.

Wow, I can't beleive by accident, we actually created a time warp or time delay illusion. Me and Ray need to re-think our marketing and see if now we can sell this as some sort of weird time delay in mid-air illusion. I can see the ad copy now.... "Not only do you levitate but you stop time while doing so!"
Dude this is gold!

Its comments like these including the one from Lyndsy(my wife, who we all know are the toughest of critics), who when I first did this illusion for in person; She said and I quote: "Now that looks real"!

Best,

Peter.
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Dec 15, 2008 12:23AM)
Peter if it passes the "hey honey could you come over here, I have something to show you."
All I can say is it must be the one;)
Sounds great and I can't wait to see what new twists Ray has on this and his video.

magicmike30
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Dec 15, 2008 01:04AM)
When you named the product ONE is that alluding to the fact that it looks like you are balancing on one leg? Other than that it looks really good.
Message: Posted by: iugefu (Dec 15, 2008 07:49AM)
PETER LOUGHRAN , PATRICK ABOVE HAS ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS......PLEASE ANSWER THEM WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, THANKS
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Dec 15, 2008 09:51AM)
OK HOLD ON, STOP YELLING AT ME...just kiddng I couldn't resist.

Patrick George wrote:"IMPORTANT question: I remember a member asking about being able to move the gimmick from one pair of shoes to another (if the shoes are even gimmicked). My question is pretty much the same, because if we have to buy a new ONE Levitation package each time we need to buy new shoes, that would get pretty expensive and annoying. Also, simply because I'd like to have it on my everyday shoes, and then if I have a paid gig in my suit I can put the gimmick on my dress shoes."

Well without exposing the method too much, as stated in the Q&A the system can be adjusted to almost any kind of shoe. This is more of a system then just a gimmick. There is an adjuster that will need to be used with your shoe, but in some cases this can be used with one shoe to another, while with other shoes it may need to be a permenant adjustment, all depends on the shoe itself, and you can set up as many pairs of shoes you like! Also once the shoes have been adjusted to you and the system the shoes will look, feel and function normal in evey way. Its not like zero gravity, moon boots, or the fly if that is what you are asking.

So to answer his questions, no you will not have to buy a new ONE everytime you change your shoes. No the system is not fragile and no you don't need duplicate shoes. It think that is all of his questions.

P.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Dec 15, 2008 12:11PM)
Yeah thanks a whole bunch Peter I'll be getting one next time Hocus-Pocus has a good sale.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 15, 2008 12:32PM)
Peter, can those of us that purchased the half finished E2 get a discount for ONE?
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Dec 15, 2008 05:07PM)
I purchased E1 and E2 from Peter. I did E2 at a local bar last weekend and I had one guy offer me a pretty fair amount of money to show him how I did it. Of course I never told him anything but he pestered me all night about it. I finally told him I don't know how I do it, I just do it sometimes. His wife laughed and said I was "possessed". The guy ended up buying me a drink and thanked me for freaking him out.

It took me about 6 months to perfect doing the E2. The reactions I get from people now prove to me that the time and effort put into learning E2 was worth it. Not bad for a half finished product.

I'm going to get ONE.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 16, 2008 11:11AM)
I wonder how many E2's would have been sold if it was mentioned it would take approx 6 months to master? I don't mind spending a week or two, but 6 months? I would never risk using the E2, but that's just me.
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Dec 16, 2008 09:06PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-16 12:11, pegasus wrote:
I wonder how many E2's would have been sold if it was mentioned it would take approx 6 months to master? I don't mind spending a week or two, but 6 months? I would never risk using the E2, but that's just me.
[/quote]

Maybe I should have been a bit more clearer in my previous post. It only took me a few hours to be able to do E2 after I got it and a few more days days to actually be able to perform it. I performed it "live" for a few people less than a week after I got it and the people freaked out.

It took me about 6 months of experimenting and trying different techniques to perfect the routine and get the audience reactions that I wanted to do. Once I had the "mechanics" down (less than a week) it took time to perfect the "showmanship". (about 6 months) I'm not saying it will take everyone 6 months to be able to perform E2. It took me personally that long to be happy with my performance.

It's fairly obvious that there are some people that were dissapointed with E2 for whatever reasons. I happen to like it and am getting GREAT reactions from performing it.
Message: Posted by: Platt (Dec 16, 2008 11:58PM)
I bought the original Elevator 5 or 6 or so years ago. I pull it out when I want to get in a hamstring workout. I'll also pull it out if I get a sudden urge to crouch down in public. This one looks good. I admire the persistence Peter!

Best, Platt
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 17, 2008 02:35AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-17 00:58, Platt wrote:
I bought the original Elevator 5 or 6 or so years ago. I pull it out when I want to get in a hamstring workout. I'll also pull it out if I get a sudden urge to crouch down in public. This one looks good. I admire the persistence Peter!

Best, Platt
[/quote]

LOL, brilliant. I agree though Platt, I think Peter has nailed it this time.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 17, 2008 06:11AM)
Hello Everyone,
Thanks for all the good and bad comments about the ONE levitation. Comments such as these makes us appreciate all the time, phones calls, and e-mails that Peter and I have exchanged in the thinking process of creating something that we both feel has really hit the mark.

If my schedule permits, I will be shooting a video next week with my handling of the ONE levitation.

Best
ray
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 17, 2008 01:07PM)
That is great news Ray, look forward to it.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Dec 17, 2008 04:30PM)
I would love to see a new demo. especially just how much under the feet and angles we can get away with.
Message: Posted by: targetintellect (Dec 17, 2008 07:11PM)
I am considering a purchase of this effect for trade show use (aisle level - close up). For those that have made the plunge, please advise:

1) Angles. Copy says can be viewed from the sides. More specifically, are we talking 180 degrees? 90? 45?

2) Dress: Would I need any modification to my business suit?

3) Comfort: Would I comfortably wear this for a 9 hr day?

4) Is there any consideration that might make this effect not optimal for the trade show venue?

Your responses are very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 17, 2008 07:12PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-17 17:30, The Mac wrote:
I would love to see a new demo. especially just how much under the feet and angles we can get away with.
[/quote]

Yes, I agree with you and I have a few things planned that should be very interesting and fun to watch when I do my video. But, also in Peter's video, you can CLEARLY see UNDER his feet. The very last shot of his video is a really good view. It really don't get much better than that.


Best
ray
Message: Posted by: Stucky (Dec 18, 2008 06:29AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-16 12:11, pegasus wrote:
I wonder how many E2's would have been sold if it was mentioned it would take approx 6 months to master? I don't mind spending a week or two, but 6 months? I would never risk using the E2, but that's just me.
[/quote]

This is the problem with a lot of the armchair guys and hobbyists. Sometimes an effect can take up to a year PLUS(+) to get it in the proper performing space. If you are not willing to put in time to perfect something, then why bother at all?

It's not the time. It's the effect and entertainment value. (And usability factor of course)
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 18, 2008 07:50AM)
Armchair Guys? I am a British Paratrooper who has just returned from a six month tour of Iraq, and a year before that, Afghanistan. I don't sit in armchairs all day and I do not have 6 months spare to learn to hover. Thankyou.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Dec 18, 2008 09:08AM)
Yes. We have other things to obsess over as well.
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Dec 18, 2008 06:35PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-18 08:50, pegasus wrote:
Armchair Guys? I am a British Paratrooper who has just returned from a six month tour of Iraq, and a year before that, Afghanistan. I don't sit in armchairs all day and I do not have 6 months spare to learn to hover. Thankyou.
[/quote]

I have the highest respect for ALL of the men and women who have served and are still serving in Iraq and Afganistan.

Due to my full time job I don't sit in an armchair all day either. The reason it took me about 6 months to perfect my routine is because I could only practice an hour or so at a time maybe a few days a week. If I could have devoted all of my time to practicing I could have probably had my routine the way I liked it in less than a month.

It would be nice to devote all of my time to perfecting my magic but unfortunately I have other things in my life to obsess over too.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 18, 2008 06:47PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-18 08:50, pegasus wrote:
Armchair Guys? I am a British Paratrooper who has just returned from a six month tour of Iraq, and a year before that, Afghanistan. I don't sit in armchairs all day and I do not have 6 months spare to learn to hover. Thankyou.
[/quote]


Cool...that is cool..

I did over 20 year’s active duty and had my time in the big sand box also. But, we both know that you do have down time. I was always practicing my card stuff and hypnotism. During my down time it seems that I was able to really concentrate better. It was a way for me to relax and have an enjoyable moment and forget where I was.



ray
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 25, 2008 02:02AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-17 07:11, Magical Dimensions wrote:
Hello Everyone,
Thanks for all the good and bad comments about the ONE levitation. Comments such as these makes us appreciate all the time, phones calls, and e-mails that Peter and I have exchanged in the thinking process of creating something that we both feel has really hit the mark.

If my schedule permits, I will be shooting a video next week with my handling of the ONE levitation.
Ray, I am assuming your schedule did not permit? Too bad.

Best
ray
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Dec 25, 2008 07:20AM)
I'm waiting too :)
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Dec 29, 2008 07:30AM)
Roll on January!!!
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Dec 29, 2008 09:52AM)
Another Demo would be good
tjd
Message: Posted by: Guillaume Vallée (Dec 29, 2008 10:48AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-07 02:28, Ustaad wrote:
The Q&A in the ad states:

[quote]
[b]Can I use any pair of shoes I want?[/b]

The system is adjustable to almost any kind of shoe or footwear of your choice, and they will still feel, look, and function completely normal in every way.

[b]Is there any initial set up or construction required?[/b]

There is about 15 minutes of prep time needed to customize the prop to you specifically, [b][i]but requires no hardware tools,[/i][/b] and is very easy to complete.
[/quote]

After viewing the demo video, [b]ONE[/b] looks to be an interesting levitation.

I have a couple of question please.

1. Do I need to attach something to my shoes thus modifying my shoes? If so, is the attachment permanent or temporary? Also will leather sole shoes work?

2. How high can I actually (not apparent) levitate?

Thanks.

:xmas:
[/quote]
[quote]
On 2008-12-17 20:11, targetintellect wrote:
I am considering a purchase of this effect for trade show use (aisle level - close up). For those that have made the plunge, please advise:

1) Angles. Copy says can be viewed from the sides. More specifically, are we talking 180 degrees? 90? 45?

2) Dress: Would I need any modification to my business suit?

3) Comfort: Would I comfortably wear this for a 9 hr day?

4) Is there any consideration that might make this effect not optimal for the trade show venue?

Your responses are very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
[/quote]

These questions remain unanswered or did I miss something?
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Jan 1, 2009 05:41PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-12 22:50, Magical Dimensions wrote:


I plan on shooting a video soon with people watching. I also have some new twists on performing this levitation that Peter doesn’t know about it, YET! LOL

There are a couple of things that I have done with my On Thin Air that looked really good. But with ‘ONE’ these methods are now really enhanced! I have never mention this to anyone, not even Peter, because I was the only one doing it and I wanted to keep it that way, until now. Image this, standing at the top of a set of stairs and taking one or two steps to the edge of the steps. You levitate and hold this position, and instead of falling back to the floor, you step down from the air to the next step while you are still levitating! And then you step out of the air with the other foot and continue to walk down the stairs. This really looks wild. LOL


Best
Ray Noble
[/quote]
Hi Ray,
I have pre-ordered and was wondering if the above performing twists will be included with the ONE levitation when released?
Thanks,
Tony
Message: Posted by: magicmarc (Jan 3, 2009 01:56PM)
12 days for my pre-order!!!! and then another 10 days of shipping...
I hope for the best.
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 4, 2009 09:03AM)
On one hand I really want to preorder it, but on the other I feel I should wait till the new demo's up and Peter gets time to answer the new questions.
Probably I'll wait, since I already have so much new stuff to learn to use, there's no hurry to add another to the list.
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Jan 4, 2009 03:54PM)
I have both On thin Air and the Elevator but I went ahead and ordered it...I'm looking forward to it...I just hope it will offer me something different than what I know...even though it's a concept of the two models together...
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 5, 2009 03:50PM)
Any idea Ray on when your Demo will be up? Have you filmed it yet?


Thanks
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Jan 5, 2009 04:28PM)
Sorry for not replying sooner. I have been busy!
I hope to film everything this coming weekend.


ray
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 5, 2009 04:31PM)
Looking forward to another demo. Would love to see a refined performance that shows us all the critical points.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 5, 2009 08:35PM)
Thanks Ray, looking forward to your Demo.

I own Icarus Effect, FLY, and pretty much every-other levi on the market, and am seriously considering taking the plunge here. Seeing from a distance under the feet is a plus, I can think of many situations that would take advantage of this feature.

There are so many great effects out there that I simply do not perform any-longer due to exposure, if Peter was not behind this I probably would not think about purchasing this, as the price of this is within the range of little Tommy (Or Alex) convincing his rich mommy to to buy this for him. Next it ends up on You-Tube.

I love how Peter protects his products and the secrets within. You cannot find a single "Reveal" vid on the net/YouTube for elevator (Which I search for to "FLAG" often), which also gives more confidence and urge to purchase this, as I know Peter/Ray will do everything in there power to protect this.

Anyone here remember X-Levitation by Alex, rip-off of Icarus? I personally Called Aaron Paterson (inventor of Icarus), 3 wayed Jon Maronge (who was filming the demo for X-Levi) with Aaron on the phone to stop that scam. Jon was literally on his way to shoot the Demo for X-Lev when me and Aaron talked him out of it and sent him packing from New York. Soon after Alex tried ripping off Elevator, and I personally remember how Peter handled that, swift and aggressively.

I am eager to see your Demo ray, as I do feel it can look a tad bit more natural.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Jan 5, 2009 10:11PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 17:31, The Mac wrote:
Looking forward to another demo. Would love to see a refined performance that shows us all the critical points.
[/quote]

Mac, Please explain what you mean by critical points. I am interested and haven't shot my video yet.


best
ray
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 6, 2009 01:15AM)
Sounds like he's talking about angle's Ray, how far can you push it with-out exposure?

Since you are asking Ray, I got some, and please take this constructively.


-Try not to hop up if possible, nice smooth ascend and descend.

-If possible, instead of looking like your hopping off of something at the end, simply walk away, this seems like a more natural way of cleaning up the dirt. As stated, if possible.

-Try to keep both legs looking the same while in the air, this is a big selling point and avoids giving the method away. If one leg is swinging and the other looks to be struggling to hold you up, common sense kicks in in the spectators mind as to how this is being done IMO. No offence to Peter as I thought some levi's in his demo looked good, but this part of it can def be greatly improved upon.

Hope this helps, and good luck with the Demo.


Paul
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 6, 2009 09:00AM)
Pretty much! We saw a hop up. Lets see a smooth rise and descent.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 6, 2009 09:00AM)
Pretty much! We saw a hop up. Lets see a smooth rise and descent.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 7, 2009 12:59PM)
Ray, another very impressive/decisive clip you can show-us/perform would be placing the camera on the ground, then levitating what-ever distance needed and lighting/background of-course, to show through to the other-side under your feet! This would be a very memerable moment, and definatly one for history books, as no camera for no levi has ever ventured below the feet before! :)

Looking forward to Pre-ordering after the weekend! :)
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 8, 2009 03:49PM)
Hello everyone, sorry for my absence from this thread. I was very busy over the holidays and took some much needed time off. However shortly there after I got sick with a chest infection and just haven't had the energy to come on here to answer everyone's questions. Keeping up with how busy we are and this new product launch as well as my involvement with the secret project about to debut, Ive had to conserve my strength. You can only do some much with a raging fever.

But good news reports I am doing much better now, and even better news, ONE is right on scheduel and there will be no delays on the release of this schedueled for next week. I might remind everyone that the price will go up after Jan 15th.

Ok so now to answer some more questions:

[quote]
On 2008-12-29 11:48, Guillaume Vallée wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-12-07 02:28, Ustaad wrote:
The Q&A in the ad states:

[quote]
[b]Can I use any pair of shoes I want?[/b]

The system is adjustable to almost any kind of shoe or footwear of your choice, and they will still feel, look, and function completely normal in every way.

[b]Is there any initial set up or construction required?[/b]

There is about 15 minutes of prep time needed to customize the prop to you specifically, [b][i]but requires no hardware tools,[/i][/b] and is very easy to complete.
[/quote]

After viewing the demo video, [b]ONE[/b] looks to be an interesting levitation.

I have a couple of question please.

1. Do I need to attach something to my shoes thus modifying my shoes? If so, is the attachment permanent or temporary? Also will leather sole shoes work?

2. How high can I actually (not apparent) levitate?

Thanks.

:xmas:
[/quote]
[quote]
On 2008-12-17 20:11, targetintellect wrote:
I am considering a purchase of this effect for trade show use (aisle level - close up). For those that have made the plunge, please advise:

1) Angles. Copy says can be viewed from the sides. More specifically, are we talking 180 degrees? 90? 45?

2) Dress: Would I need any modification to my business suit?

3) Comfort: Would I comfortably wear this for a 9 hr day?

4) Is there any consideration that might make this effect not optimal for the trade show venue?

Your responses are very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
[/quote]

These questions remain unanswered or did I miss something?
[/quote]

I have answered some of those, but will try to address the ones I have not answered.

You will appear to levitate up to 3-4 inches off the ground, but may I remind you that the angles and view under the feet is unmatched by any other street levitation.

As for angles people can view this from the front and the sides, but they cannot be so close to your side to the point that they can see directly behind you. The best part about this illusion is the distance people can be from you as well as the level or height they are viewing at. Most levitations would only allow you to perform this upclose with people standing next to you so that their viewing angle is restricted fron seeing all the way under your feet. ONE allows you to never worry about this ever again. You can have people stand 50 feet away from you or you can do this elevated on a platform like in the video and people at those distances or angles will finally be able to look under your feet. Elevator 2 came close using a mirror box type of effect, but would only reflect the ground, ONE allows people to see under and through the space under the magicians feet. No more worrying about things like.."Hey can you stand right here and don't move while I float"!

You do not need to modify anything to your clothing, wear whatever you want.

There is no comfort issues, you won't even know you have the system with you, I know because I have forgotten myself.

As for trade show purposes, the only thing you will have to make sure is that no one can see behind you when you are performing the illusion.

Ray will be doing his own demo as he has some additional effects he wants to showcase that is different than what I performed. But to answer PIZ the opening shot of my video is at ground level. Also I shot the a second sequence with myself on raised platform at the bottom of a set of stairs with the camera below, and both shots show under the feet. We also chose these shots because they are FULL Body shot OUTSIDE with nothing but air all around my body, so that everyone can see how fair this is. The last thing we wanted to do was to put out fancy video with all kinds of fancy cuts or NON full body shots etc. We put one close up shot in the video that wasn't a full body shot and that was it, I wanted the rest to be done out in the open so everyone can see how fair and convicing the illusion is when and how it would actually be performed infront of real people. Don't expect a fancy video from Ray either.

Best,

Peter.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 8, 2009 04:07PM)
Hey Peter!

hope you get well soon,

ONE sounds like a breakthru so I hope the new demo showcases its advances.
50 feet away sounds impressive. Can I spend a whole night playing pool running around the pool table wearing the gimmick and not have to go to my car and come back to perform the illusion?
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 8, 2009 04:15PM)
Thanks, the antibiotics are starting to take affect, so I am hoping for a fast recovery!

Yep you can play as much pool as you want and have the system with you at all times. Im a bit of shooter myself, and I can also tell you the system would never interfere with your shots which is important when trying to sink the 8 ball.

P.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 8, 2009 04:24PM)
Peter, thanks for the update, much needed!

I have a quick one for ya.

Does it matter what type of color it is in the background in-order for the spec to not see the gimmick? I noticed in your vid it is snowy out which would make something clear under your feet to be less visible, basically I am just wondering how invisible the gimmick is?

For example, I was performing FLY on X-Mas for the family and the kids decided to drop to the floor to look under my feet (They didn't catch anything), if they did this with ONE Levi, say at about 4 feet away in front of me, would they catch it? Does distance matter as far as seeing through to the other side?

Thanks


Paul
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 8, 2009 04:29PM)
Lol. I think maybe peter should just send one to me and piz for a complete review.

Recently I've been asked by friend to levitate. I have decided not to use the Balducci for 10 years sinced even RICK GERVAIS exposed it during his stand up routine.

My idea of the perfect levitation - is a smooth rise, a scond pause in the air, then a decent. Ray show me ONE can do that! please :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 8, 2009 04:48PM)
^Sounds great Mac! I like your thinking! :) Unfortunately I'm done with writing reviews, I will give an opinion on this if I decide to get it. I just have so many levi's in the junk drawer, many questions answered and another demo will make my decision for me.

This ONE is different though, the "under the feet" viewing is quite enticing, which would make this unlike then anything I have, other then Icarus, but at-least with this I won't be walking around looking like I just got attacked by my neighbors dog! :)

Paul
Message: Posted by: Eric Simmatis (Jan 8, 2009 04:57PM)
Can they only look under your feet when you have a ledge or stairs behind you?
Message: Posted by: gitty (Jan 8, 2009 05:10PM)
Peter,
good to hear that you are well again!
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 8, 2009 10:10PM)
Sorry to hear about the sickness Peter, but good to hear you're starting to get better and I hope you make a full recovery soon!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 9, 2009 06:09AM)
Peter/Ray: How does the balance compare to Elevator? I seen you mention the balance is good, but can you compare please? Thanks :)



Paul
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Jan 9, 2009 07:22AM)
Hello Peter,
Will Ray's additional ideas be in written form with 'ONE'
Cheers
Tjd
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Jan 9, 2009 04:03PM)
Peter,
Hope you are feeling beter! Looking forward to ONE when it arrives, it truly looks like a killer. Best to you and yours in the new year and keep that magic mind of yours running, you are quite gifted my friend!
Message: Posted by: pkg (Jan 10, 2009 06:10AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-06 10:00, The Mac wrote:
Pretty much! We saw a hop up. Lets see a smooth rise and descent.
[/quote]

Amen.
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Jan 10, 2009 12:23PM)
You've got to feel for Peter - every time he gets back to this thread there are 10 more questions waiting for him. The only big remaining question in my mind is whether you can slow down the rise, hover for awhile, and then smoothly descend (unlike in the video). Since this question has been asked several times already, I'd guess that the lack of response means that you can't.

However, it's not a lot of money for the levitation - the effect, IMO, looks well worth the asking price. I'm buying it, but am not qualified to post a meaningful review, since it will be my first self levitation. Anyone else?
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 10, 2009 02:09PM)
Hey guys, first off thanks to everyone for the get well wishes! It means a lot to me!

Maxfieldsmagic - The speed of the rise and descent as well as the length of time you are in the air is completely up to the sole descresion of the the actual performer. For me, in a real life performance I think a short and sweet levitation is most effective. Just as they are completely wowed and baffled the effect is over and leaving them wanting more and I always get reactions like "NO WAY" and "C'mon man you have to do that again!" and things of that nature, and you will too! When I first showed lyndsy this, and she said, "WOW Now that looks real!" I knew I had finally found what I was looking for.

And yes Maxfieldsmagic there is a lot of questions, but a note to everyone else, please keep in mind that this illusion like any illusion is designed to fool laymen over magicians first and foremost. I know the reactions I have received from both have been great, but for me as a performer I am always more concerned with the reactions I get from a laymen over a magician. I don't really perform for magicians except for in Demo videos or the odd convention. However the demo is not ment to fool magicians from a technical stand point, instead this demo is what it is, a demonstration of a product that I know will fool your lay audeinces, infact it will baffle them and it is finally a very practical way performing something we have always as magicians wanted to do without all the hassle. This levitation has solved so many of the pesky issues associated with other levs including our own, and it is finally something that is easy to do, very convicing in effect, simple and comes without a lot of the major problems that other levs had! If you like this type of magic effect, then I know you will love this system espicially if you have owned other self levitations in the past.

Eric-You can perform this pretty much anywhere you want, a stair or ledge has nothing to do with the effect at all. The very first shot on our demo shows me levitating over a gravel walkway Infact this question is addressed in the Q&A-"Do I need a step or ledge to levitate?"
Answer-"No you don’t, and you can levitate practically anywhere any time, and on almost any surface, including gravel, pavement, carpet, laminate flooring, and many others surfaces."

Piz-again we address your question regarding balance in the Q&A, without completely exposing the method here I can tell you it is far easier to perform than Elevator or On Thin Air.

Anyway, Im back to work.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 10, 2009 04:10PM)
^ Thanks Peter! My Orders in! :D
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 10, 2009 05:50PM)
I fall in the pool of levitation lovers. The balducci used to (long time) my favorite but as we all know how badly exposure affects our favorite effects. I got elevator 1 when it first came out and did not like. Criss Angel's, zero gravity, king's, and skywalker have also displeased me for one reason or another. I took the plunge and pre-ordered. Hopefully this will be THE ONE that I am satisfied with.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 10, 2009 08:37PM)
^ There's not one levi that displeased me in one way or another, not sure if that's not possible considering they all have there ups and downs.

Icarus I love, I just ran into to many who know about Criss Angel and I have heard talk from laymen about your feet doing the work, etc, to much exposure for me to probably ever perform again. The pant-leg thing I never really got looking as good as I wanted. I have used Icarus at payed gigs, in a much paranoid state that is.

FLY levi I love, but I also love using my Electric Touch at my gigs, which requires me to change up shoes, which I do not care for. Also, as with any levi, you come across those who want to see under your feet, or think you where standing on your heals. I don't get many of these, but they are expected as hecklers are everywhere these days. With that said FLY remains at the top of the heep.

Skywalker, Kings rising, Criss angel, never used any of them even though I bought em. That's the risk you take with these livi's. I know some who absolutely love these levi's, but for the paid performer, as far as I'm comfortable with none of these seem to suit me.

I am looking forward to ONE, it looks like a practical levi that solves some issue I am having with the levi's I currently own.



Paul
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 10, 2009 10:20PM)
I really like the way criss angel's looks. I was/am frustrated that he doesn't do much about exposure. As Piz stated earlier, much props to Peter and Aaron for fighting for their product as far as exposure is concerned. It sucks that all you have to do is type "levitation" in youtube and criss's levitation is revealed. Sinful is the same - it seems clear that he just releases these much wanted effects for purely profit.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 11, 2009 02:42AM)
^^^I honestly feel terrible for Aaron that Angel and his cronies had to release an effect that they where not going to keep an eye on, or care less about for that matter. It's not hard to contact YouTube, there's a "FLAG" option right there! IMO someone who has watched the Angel levi Exposed could possibly forget which way they remember seeing it exposed (It's not hard to forget, the Exposed part is what you remember), this led me to never want to perform a levi which I payed over $400 for, which makes me incredibly angry.

This 58 year old Indian gentleman I was training at my work not to long ago asked if I could levitate, I told him of-course, and he replied with "Yea, my son has one where *********" and he went on explaining the Exposed Method. This put the final nail in the coffin for me ever wanting to perform that method again.

I am extremely thankful for artist like Peter & Ray, I know they will protect there product (S) , and indeed we will all be here to help as-well.

I was a tad bit concerned by the low price of ONE at first, I would honestly prefer to pay more just to know the method is safe (Safer), but after some thinking I am comfortable with it, as there are other levi's out there that cost much less that the Exposers will/can get there hands on first.

Really excited about this ONE :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 11, 2009 05:28AM)
I agree with Piz - I've never preordered any magic items before, but I'm extremely tempted, not just because the video looks great, but because it's from Peter, which indicates a lot of good things (namely the effect shouldn't be exposed, the customer service is great, and most importantly the effect should actually work well, unlike many other magic products on the market).

I really look forward to Ray's video :)
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 11, 2009 05:30AM)
Say I performed and did ONE at a party outside a house and I have to remove my shoes before entering the house...would it be easy to detach ONE from the shoe? Just in case someone snooped around my shoes :P

Oh yes I already know the device is transferable from shoe to shoe but I would like to know if I can quickly remove it so my shoe can be left unattended if at someone's house and no one will find anything suspicious?
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 11, 2009 09:57AM)
Hi zoneinfinite, the shoes do not contain the actual levitation device, they are more or less adjusted to the device, and become apart of the entire levitation system. Your shoes will look, feel, and wear normal in everyway after you make the neccessary adjustments. You should have no worries about people snooping in your shoes and finding things. Although, Im not sure I would want to attend a party where there are shoe snoopers...just kidding I couldn't resist.

P.
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 11, 2009 10:30AM)
Hahahah cool that's good to know...thanx Pete! Putting my order in asap...
Message: Posted by: Scattered Dream (Jan 11, 2009 02:59PM)
If "the shoes do not contain the actual levitation device" can it be done barefeet? Something primitive about levitating without shoes.

Also for those who have given up on the Balducci you should try it in unison with the elevator's. Probably the highest levitation you can accomplish withtout floating onto a ledge and The height destroys the exposed secret.

Best,

Joe
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 12, 2009 01:57PM)
Just Purchased! I numbed my expectations, but that's a good thing, as I have never purchased any of Peters Effects before.

Looking Forward TO "THE ONE"!!!
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 14, 2009 06:07AM)
Just wondering do you think the new demo video'll be released before the pre-order period is over?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 14, 2009 07:17AM)
^ Ray stated last week that he would shoot it on the weekend if his schedule persisted, which would have been this past weekend. I'm guessing he has not, I realized this and took the plunge anyway. looks like a winner on the right feet.
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 14, 2009 07:54AM)
Yeah Piz, can't wait to get a "Your order has been shipped!" email. But in any case Peter said the product is right on track. First thing I'm going to do with ONE is try and float like the guy in the Skywalker video demo. I thought it looked really good...
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 14, 2009 08:54AM)
Yep the product is right on track and will be shipping right on que. We are in the process of packaging them all up and processing waybills etc, prepariing them for shipping tomorrow.

P.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 14, 2009 09:56AM)
Thanks Peter, glad to here.

I have a good amount of Magic I ordered with this, told HP to ship all at once with your levi, so it's totally in your hands when I get my order. You have the POWA! :)


zoneinfinite: Exellent point :) From my memory Skywalker demo looked great at times, very smooth.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 14, 2009 12:29PM)
Hey Piz, I have the POWA do I?

Well keep in mind that I will be shipping Hocus-Pocus' units at the same time as my customers, so allow a few days for them to get to their shop first.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 14, 2009 02:44PM)
^ Well, now you have more POWA as I'm thinking of just ordering straight from you if still possible so it goes out with first batch? Don't want to be left in the dust here :( Paul at HP won't mind, I give him enough biz :)


Let me know?
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 14, 2009 04:39PM)
Actually, Paul will have his shipment by the end of the week, and shipping from him to you will be quicker as it won't have to pass through customs(Im in Canada), so all in all everyone will receive them in their mail boxes around the same time whether you ordered from me or Paul, with the exception of overseas customers and Canadian customers, they will probably have them in a little bit quicker coming from me, but only by a couple of days.

P.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 14, 2009 04:51PM)
Now I remember why I didn't go through you in the first place, CUSTOMS!! I seriously forgot while typing that!

When I ordered FLY from Darryl I was worried about them snoopers, not good having to worry like that again (although your levi probably doesn't look like a bomb through X-Ray).

Thanks Peter

Paul
Message: Posted by: HollyMental (Jan 14, 2009 10:46PM)
Hi Peter,

I hope you don’t mind if I ask a few questions.

1) How well would it work for a parlor size setting? More specifically, a theater in which people seated at the sides will be able to see at about a 180 degree angle? (I can back up but only so far.)

2) If I form a circle of people holding hands, will the people next to me be able to see anything peripherally?

3) The Q&A says it can be done in shorts so I assume it can also be done in a skirt? But can you do it in heels? (Well, I don't mean can YOU do it in heels but can I? :))


Holly
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 15, 2009 02:13AM)
Hi Peter,

Thanks for ONE cannnot wait for this! I know you have been asked a lot of quesitons, but I was just wondering if you know who handles the shipping in the UK?

I was wondering because if I am at work when they delievr this bad boy, I want to know which company to pick it up from.

Many Many Thanks for the ONE.
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Jan 15, 2009 08:10AM)
Hi Peter,

is the new demo video available?


Thank you
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 15, 2009 10:08AM)
Hi Holly, again you just can't have anyone see behind you, not quite sure how else to explain that. People standing close to you at your sides are fine again as long as they can't see behind you. High heels are no good.

Kris, ParcelForce will be taking over your package when it arrives in the UK.

Elico, Well, my current demo is nothing fancy but it is a very fair and real life depiction of the product and Im not doing another demo. I know that Ray mentioned in this thread that he was working on one that would show a couple of different effects or ways to perform the illusion, but you will have to talk to him about that. I know he is very busy, so maybe he just hasn't had enough time to finish it. I know nothing about it or the progress of it to be honest.

I think that's everyone, so now I must get back to shipping these out.
Also this is the last day for the pre-order price.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: HollyMental (Jan 15, 2009 12:33PM)
Thanks Peter.


Holly
Message: Posted by: Dmann (Jan 15, 2009 05:20PM)
There has been some question about the differences in One and Ascend. After speaking with Mr. Loughran for over an hour, it does appear that Ascend is not the same mechanically. The methods employed are completely different and considering the cost involved for the customer, I recommend "One" Levitation as it is ingenious, cleaver, and easy to learn. My friend Ray Noble is involved in the making so I am sure it’s an excellent levitation. By the way; Ray will be shooting the demonstration for us within the next month for Silent Butler I hope you will all look for him on that when it’s finished.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 15, 2009 09:09PM)
Thanks for chiming in Dmann (YOU DA MAN!), great to hear from ya! :)

You just got me more excited about receiving this! :D
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 15, 2009 09:47PM)
I just made my order - although I really wanted to see Rays demo first since this is a very big purchase for me, I decided Peters demo still looks great, and the preorder special was too good to pass up.

I guess it'll be 2 weeks or more before I can try it though, since I'm in Australia.
Message: Posted by: Dmann (Jan 16, 2009 09:55AM)
Piz,
I am glad that I have you more excited about One. I just hope you didn't make a mess on your clothes.... lol. Since you’re a collector of Levitations I don't know how you would get around not owning this one as well. Peter has made some definite improvements that are worth noting. Again, I recommend One full heartedly.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 16, 2009 12:06PM)
^^^ A collector indeed, I work my best to own em all! :)

I honestly feel just from reading the Q&A and watching the demo that this could possibly be a 'gig' getter just as FLY is, simply by watching Peters demo I see major potential in this, even beyond FLY in some respects.

There are certain practicle aspects that I have always wished for, that would just simply come together one day that would make levitation a perfect and practical enough effect for me as a real world worker that would work in all situations...


1. No modification to clothing- Even though one of my fav levi's has this, I never felt comfortable walking around at payed gigs looking like a dog attacked me. If this levi's wardrobe was perfected and was not already exposed this would be my fav out of the collection.

2. Angles- This takes so much heat off the magi. Knowing with 'ONE' my audience can be 15-20 feet away with me actually offering them that position is enough in itself to own this IMO.

3. Practicality- I need a levi that can work with my existing material yet not get in the way of my already prepared routine. This also has to work in all area's of performance, Club, Bar, Home, Barbecue walk-around, etc. Start clean end clean, no noise or serious balancing issues.

4. Looking natural- This is the difference between what layman call a trick, and what they feel was real magic. Looking natural is the key here (also performing quite a few killer effects before the levi help also), If I seen it on YouTube with Elevator, It is possible with ONE. I am sure we can all admit Peter is not the greatest floater, but he is great at showing us what is possible with his effects, which is enough in itself. :)


I look forward to receiving this levi, and feel it takes care of many issue's listed above. I will not know until next week of-course, but I have faith in what I feel will be something that will work for me as well as many other workers.


P.S. Dmann, to late! My beds been soaked since last Sunday!! Do you own a WASHER? I ship Next-day-Air! :)



Paul
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 16, 2009 02:02PM)
[quote]

There has been some question about the differences in One and Ascend.

[/quote]

The demo of ONE looks nicer...

Had a question also, I'm not sure if it's been answered before: how long can you levitate? On the demo it seems that the levitation is quite short... Is it a choice in the presentation or is it a limitation of the product?

Thanks for your answer, this ONE really looks nice! Looking forward to it!! :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 16, 2009 02:29PM)
^ This has already been answered 1,000,000,000 times. You can float for as-long as you like, and fall whenever you feel.

It is indeed a choice of presentation.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 16, 2009 06:39PM)
[quote]

This has already been answered 1,000,000,000 times.

[/quote]

Twice actually... ;) ok, I re-read the entire thread... it's not easy to catch up a 6 page thread and remember every single info...

But thanks for your time.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 16, 2009 07:25PM)
5 actually... ;)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 16, 2009 07:45PM)
^^^ Hey, 5 is closer to a "Billion" then "Twice" is, so Patrick WINS! :)

Patrick: Your the Man!

goldeneye007: I'm sure you will be the man one day (Maybe), but for now Patrick takes it!:)

All in good fun gentlemen (Patrick Won) :)


Paul
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 16, 2009 11:30PM)
I believe you misunderstood me. I was poking innocent fun at him because he corrected you yet he made a mistake right after. I was correcting him, using the same structure as how he corrected you, because he said there were 6 pages but there are actually only 5. Not a big deal to have to read through it all to get some answers.

Like I said, it was innocent fun. I hope he doesn't take it the wrong way.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 17, 2009 04:30AM)
[quote]
Like I said, it was innocent fun. I hope he doesn't take it the wrong way.
[/quote]

Don't worry, I don't (I made a confusion with the other levitation thread concerning Ascend which is 6 pages long... and it was late over here).



Paul: you really seem ABSOLUTELY OVER EXCITED by the release of these new levitations, and I'm happy for you, since, as you said, you're a collector of this type of effect and I do respect that.

As far as I'm concerned I do own a few levitations but never was satisfied with any realeased. Either I purchased the product and found it absolutely unpractical, or the demo looked lousy and did not convince me. I even developped my own levitation which allowed the performer to levitate from the ground onto a chair, make a turnaround in mid-air (without the feet touching the chair) and come back again on the floor. I showed it to several close friends who were speechless, but I decided not to release it because the angles were not satisfying for me, so only a few know about it. You refer to the FLY in one of your posts if I'm not mistaken. I must admit I did not buy it. And the reason for that is very simple: I found it SO LOUSY that it never occured to me I would want that. If you perform it and if it looks like the video I've seem , well... good for you if it suits you. It certainly doesn't for me. This of course is my personal humble opinion. So please respect that.

Why did I tell you this? Because I'm not your son and you certainly are not my mentor, even if you're a levitation collector. Furthermore I tell you all this is because you seem to be one of the most excited poster of the thread and in some way it's a good thing, because it's a motor for a thread. But I would appreciate, and I think I'm not the only one to think that, that you show more respect to other posters, even if "a question has been answered a billion times". I already saw eminent members answer in a most pleasant way, not being arrogant at all, to questions that had already been addressed because some people simply hadn't seen it.

Other posters on the contrary, who had been following the thread from the very beginning, seem to find it annoying that people can't find their answers themselves. Such an attitude could sometimes be interpreted as agressiveness (and to some extend imo it nearly is). So please keep it down; this is not personal as I respect people being thrilled by the release of new effects, but sometimes it could get on some people's nerves. Remember that. :)
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 17, 2009 05:45AM)
From Piz's second post I got the impression it was meant more as a joke than an insult, but I see it's always hard to tell on then net since you can't hear peoples tone of voice.

I've got to agree with Goldeneye that no other levitation on the market really seems very practical - the best I found were Elevator looked nice but left some things to be desired, and Icarus Effect is great except for all the clothing alterations and having to walk around in full armour (not to mention all the exposure).

It looks like ONE should be the exception to the rule though :)
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 17, 2009 06:27AM)
[quote]
It looks like ONE should be the exception to the rule though :)
[/quote]

Agree with you Kune! :)

Regarding Piz's post, what made me write an answer to his "joke" was also posts from him on another levitation thread which really sounded like he's giving lessons to people. So, just to make things clear, I thought I might as well politely tell him (I hope it was not too harsh), that he should be a little more careful...

But back on the topic! Can't wait for first reviews!!! :) :)
Message: Posted by: Foxstrike (Jan 17, 2009 08:23AM)
Wondering any review till date, the ONE is out since 15th Jan and we have yet to hear any review yet.

I have already order mine through HP, but I am in a very far country,hence can't wait for the review. I also had been checking the review Trick/effects section but still no review yet.

Any kind souls out there? Thanks
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 17, 2009 12:06PM)
I see I'm getting some attention this morning.

Goldeneye/Patrick- Yes indeed it was a Joke gentlemen, don't take it in any-other way. It's hard sometimes to come across how you want to typing buttons, that's why I try to use smiley expressions often, but even that don't get the mood across at-times.

Goldedeye-Not "OVER EXCITED" , I am intrigued as to see how this levi turns out. When it comes to levi's I can talk, as you see.


Well I'm guessing we should be getting first reviews by Monday, unless someone got lucky today.


Take care guys


Paul
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 17, 2009 12:10PM)
No pb. :)

I can't wait to read a review either!

Have a great week-end gentlemen!

Ben
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 17, 2009 03:41PM)
I too am looking forward to the reviews. However keep in mind the customers in the US take between 4-9 business days for delivery, my customers overseas will probably be a couple of weeks, but I did have one customer order from Canada, our Café's own Brian Lehr who I believe was the first to start this thread, and ironically will also probably be the first to get a ONE delivered since he is in Canada like me, he will have the shortest delivery time. Anyway I don't expect to see any initial reviews for a few days.

P.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 17, 2009 04:38PM)
A couple of weeks for overseas costumers!!!
I know customs can sometimes be a problem but still...
Ok... let's wait, the demo somehow looked pretty nice again... :)
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 17, 2009 05:59PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-17 16:41, Peter Loughran wrote:
... I did have one customer order from Canada, our Café's own Brian Lehr who I believe was the first to start this thread, and ironically will also probably be the first to get a ONE delivered since he is in Canada like me.
[/quote]

Na na na NA na! Read it and weep, boys! :lol:

Other than the creators and the testers, I will soon be the *first* person on the *planet* to own ONE. :)

Brian
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 17, 2009 06:12PM)
LOL, and other than me, probably the only other Canadian too Brian. All other sales went to overseas and to the USA, however Im not sure but I guess some of my dealers could also be selling to Canadians, but as of now you and I will be the only Canadians performing this right now that I know of for sure. That's Kinda cool.

P.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 17, 2009 06:29PM)
^ NO, not cool! :no:

Looking forward to your Review Brian! :D

Peter- You shipped these out to HP on Thursday right? You think you got em out on-time to be shipped with the out-going mail?

Just asking as I'm pretty good at predicting when I will get my packages, as I worked for UPS for a couple years and my bro still works for Fed-Ex (13 years). I'm guessing HP will receive by Tuesday and me by next Saturday. Hoping I'm wrong! :) Never delt with out of Country orders other then FLY levi, and I over-nighted that one.


Paul
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 17, 2009 09:50PM)
Make sure to give us your first impressions when you've tried it out Brian. Hopefully it'll make the waiting slightly less painful.

Just wondering Peter, if only one person in Canada ordered it, how many from Australia made an order? I'm curious to know if I'll be the only person in the country performing it :)
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 17, 2009 10:07PM)
There wasn't just one Canadian who bought it. I bought it and I'm sure other Canadians have as well. I ordered it from Hocus-Pocus though, so it won't come as fast as Brian.
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 17, 2009 10:11PM)
Good point, I should have taken that into account.
With any luck I'll still be the other person in Queensland to perform it, simply because there are extremely few magicians around for some reason.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 17, 2009 11:08PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-17 23:07, PatrickGregoire wrote:
There wasn't just one Canadian who bought it. I bought it and I'm sure other Canadians have as well. I ordered it from Hocus-Pocus though, so it won't come as fast as Brian.
[/quote]

Well there you have it, there is at least 3 of us now...lol.

How funny is that though Patrick, your unit will cross the boarder into the USA, only to come back into Canada again to you. And for others the unit will see Canada, USA( or another dealer in a another coutnry) and then to their specific country. I realize this happens all the time, but it is funny to think about it. Manufacturing any kind of product is a funny business when it comes to distribution.

P.
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 17, 2009 11:38PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-18 00:08, Peter Loughran wrote:
How funny is that though Patrick, your unit will cross the boarder into the USA, only to come back into Canada again to you.
[/quote]

Another Canadian is getting this? And here I thought I was special! :)

Speaking of items crossing the border, I recently decided to get a book that a Canadian magician just published. It was published in the States. The book is around $26, and the publisher wants another $29 for shipping costs! Isn't that nuts???

The writer told me he's getting some shipped to him, and I can get a copy directly from him (here in Canada) for a *lot* less shipping costs.

Brian
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 18, 2009 12:45AM)
Haha yeah that is a pretty funny concept. Can't they just pay the shipping and you send it out to me? It'll cost less for them, it's the same effort for you, and I get it faster.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 18, 2009 07:07AM)
Woops, I forgot that they don't pay shipping and handling, I do. And it's always expensive. What I meant before was: You send it out to me and I end up paying the shipping and handling. It costs less for me, it's the same effort for you, I get it quicker and Hocus-Pocus doesn't have to do anything. it's a win-win-win-win situation with only three people involved! I'm serious, is that possible? Or have you already sent them out? Even then, they haven't sent out mine so the one they have for me could go to someone else and you send me one of yours.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 18, 2009 10:57AM)
Ive already sent them out to HP. But what you are refering to is called Drop Shipping. We don't drop ship the smaller items, only large illusions for our dealers. If we drop shipped for HP then instead of just packing up one order for them, I would have pack up dozens of these to ship out direct to their customers, its actually a lot more work. As a manufactuer, part of the benefit of selling stuff to dealers or distributors is the fact you only deal with one package to them, they are the ones that deal and ship the product all over.

P.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 18, 2009 11:01AM)
Oh yeah, good point. I'm really excited to receive mine!
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 18, 2009 11:13AM)
Hey I would have done for you, seeing as you were in Canada, and it would only be one extra package, but alas it is too late. HP is fast though, you won't wait long.

P.
Message: Posted by: Foxstrike (Jan 20, 2009 08:14AM)
Wow, we are at day 5 after the 15th January launch date and yet we still do not have a review.



I am still waiting for my delivery which will probably come only end of the month or early February due to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Hence,I am seriously getting very impatient.

Anybody care to share a kind review? Thanks

By the way,is there a new video from RAY coming out also?
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 20, 2009 08:43AM)
Hard to give a review when no one has it yet!

Be patient, my young Jedi! Soon, you will become the new Obi-ONE!

Brian
Message: Posted by: Foxstrike (Jan 20, 2009 09:04AM)
Thanks Brian.

Can't help it as I am a huge fan of self-levitation. I probably own all the self-levitation that was out in the market except for Fly and Ascend. I can't get fly due to my country strict regulation with "cylinders" and also Ascend is not launch yet.

Seriously, all the self-levitation out there have major weakness. Balducci was the most practical and effective but the exposure since David Blaine did it on his street magic had render it useless.

"One" is by far the only one till date based on the video demo and all the methods I known to be the cleanest,practical and realistic levitation. Hopefully, it shall not disappoint us.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 20, 2009 09:38AM)
[quote]

Be patient, my young Jedi! Soon, you will become the new Obi-ONE!

[/quote]

Nice! :)
Message: Posted by: Paul Gross (Jan 20, 2009 10:01AM)
Hello,

To all Hocus Pocus customers who pre-ordered ONE Levitation. We received them yesterday Monday the 19th and all orders have been shipped...You should be receiving yours soon.

Best regards
Paul Gross
Owner
Hocus Pocus
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Jan 20, 2009 10:20AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-20 10:04, Foxstrike wrote:
Thanks Brian.

Can't help it as I am a huge fan of self-levitation. I probably own all the self-levitation that was out in the market except for Fly and Ascend. I can't get fly due to my country strict regulation with "cylinders" and also Ascend is not launch yet.

Seriously, all the self-levitation out there have major weakness. Balducci was the most practical and effective but the exposure since David Blaine did it on his street magic had render it useless.

"One" is by far the only one till date based on the video demo and all the methods I known to be the cleanest,practical and realistic levitation. Hopefully, it shall not disappoint us.
[/quote]

Don't completely disregard the Balducci. I scared the **** out of a couple girls last night with it. It was great. We're getting out of the street magic craze, and trust me, there's enough people who don't know the secret.

I'm really looking forward to the reviews on One though!
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 20, 2009 10:26AM)
Balducci IS great! but I do agree that quite a few people know about it... Too many at least! :)
Having ONE at your arsenal would be a further "weapon"! :)
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 20, 2009 10:29AM)
I can't wait for the reviews to start flooding in. I hope they live up to expectation.
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 20, 2009 01:54PM)
As much as I would hate to get called out on the method of Balducci, I can't help but want to perform it. I did it for a few "drunken" friends at a new year's eve party, and they freaked out, running out of the room. *** exposers!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 21, 2009 03:26PM)
OK Mr.Brian, I am sure you have received your levi by-now, if you have not, please don't forgive me, as I know you are lieing!lol :)


Peter sent these out on Thursday last week, HP Received these on Monday this week. It will boggle my mind if I don't see a simple review by tonight, as Brian is the only Canadian we know of that ordered strictly through Peter (Yes Brian, your my target!lol!). If HP in the U.S. Received this before the Canadian's, somethings wrong, as far as time is concerned.
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 21, 2009 04:15PM)
Ah, the mysteries of the postal and customs systems.

When we shipped the initial orders of Enlightenment, we had US and Canadian customers receiving their orders before local Australian customers.

Ben
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 21, 2009 05:40PM)
Just received ONE =) and yes I'm in the states, sorry Brian ;)...Don't have time to post a full review yet but my initial thoughts after opening the Box...it is exactly as the advertisement states, a combined concept of Mr. Loughran's original Elevator levitation and Mr. Noble's On Thin Air, with some additional ingenious thinking on Peter's part. The effect will allow you to achieve what the original Elevator did (i supported that effect when it first came out around '03-'04) with the additional security of having specs have a fair peek underneath the feet. This can be contrasted with the Elevator 2 which wasn't as convincing or stable as this in my humble opinion. Like the original Elevator, you will need to make slight personal adjustments to make the unit completely silent, because it still makes some noise. that's the only negative I have so far =)....need to test it out watch the DVD and play around with it before I can say more. This definitely has potential, Rock on Peter.

Nadeem
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Jan 21, 2009 05:49PM)
Nice! Can't wait to hear some more!
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 21, 2009 06:29PM)
Thanks for giving us a first impression - it sounds like it'll live up to the expectations :)
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 21, 2009 07:00PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-21 18:40, Lord*Of*ILLUZION wrote:
Just received ONE =) and yes I'm in the states, sorry Brian ;)
[/quote]

Believe it or not, I actually received mine this afternoon as well, and I would agree with Nadeem's comments.

Couple of points to consider:

1. There is a noise factor that will have to be overcome somehow.
2. There were no video instructions, just the printed ones. I'm a visual person, and like to see things explained in detail. There is a video demo, but I would have preferred a video instruction.
3. There are two options given in the instructions for getting into starting position. The instructions for Option 1 sometimes get the words "left" and "right" mixed up (referring to hands and feet). I was a little confused at first, but the video demo helped me understand what was meant (see, told you I was visual!).
4. Wasn't sure if I should add this number 4 or not, but I will. After setting everything up, and trying it out, mine broke on the first try. Seriously. I've already emailed Peter about this, and sent photos. This was not a defect in the product itself, but in the kind of shoe I used. You can use this on many kinds of shoes, just not on the one I used (thin-soled running shoe). Perhaps Peter can give the buyers a heads up about that kind of shoe.

Brian
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 21, 2009 07:23PM)
Hey thanks guys for the intial reviews so far! Keep in mind that this noise factor that is spoken of will decrease after a little bit of use. It just needs to be worked in a little bit, and not much either. You will find that the mechanical part of this gimmick will self-adjust to the way it works over a little bit of use and practice. This is normal and not a defect. I mention in the final notes aswell about the speed of the mechanical opperation of the effect and how it will self adjust and this will reflect the noise you may intitially experience, trust me when I say it just needs to be worked in a little bit and then it will level out to the point noise is a non factor. Perhaps I should have stressed this a little better in the instructions but I do mention in the final notes that it will self adjust after some use.

Brian did send me photos, and his shoe sole was strange and bowed out, and not a kind of sole I had ever used before, it could have also been directly associated with how it was adjusted thus alterating the sole to its current state. I don't think it will be much of an issue at all, instead just one of those wierd things that happens. But as I told Brian we will replace it for him no problem.

Looking for forward to more reviews!

Ps I was torn about having to release a full instructional session on Video. After my experience with E1, there were shops for example in Singapore that was simply renting out the Video for $5 with an explination on how to make the gimmick yourself. Now while this is not as easy to make nor can the parts be bought as they are in the finished product, but just for added defense against exposure and piracy I decided to do mainly written instructions with photos, along with different demo versions on video that would act more as a guide to the written instructions as opposed to a full blown explination on video. I think when you combine the different demos I provide on video along with the written instruction, it completes the teaching and in more secure way for everyone. I know some may disagree, but I just wanted to explain why we did what we did.


P.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 21, 2009 09:21PM)
PPS, for those yet to recieve their unit, make sure you have a flush adjustment to your footwear if using pre-set option 2 to avoid the abscure problem Brian first encountered. I am going to make sure this point is a more evident point in future publication of the instructions. Any questions people have, I will be more than happy to answer, and until then happy floating!

Also just a note to all, I am going to be leaving town tomorrow in the late afternoon and won't be able to return emails and such until later Sunday night/Monday Morning after I have returned late Sunday afternoon.

And again thank you to both Lord of Illusionz and Brian for their intial reviews in this thread, and to the emails I have also received from others who have received it with great feedback! I again look forward to more reviews.

Thank you,

Peter.
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 21, 2009 10:51PM)
Brian, what was the brand of running shoes you were wearing? I am planning to use ONE with street/sports shoes and I don't want the same thing happening to my ONE. I attached a pic of my shoe...very thin sole as well.
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 21, 2009 10:55PM)
Shoe bottom:
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 21, 2009 10:59PM)
Zoneinfinite, Brian actually used a similar shoe with pre-set option 1. There are 3 options in which to choose from to pre-set/adjust your shoes. I do not reccomend Pre-set Option 1 with thin soled running shoes. And as long as you make sure you have a flush adjustment with pre-set option 2 you should have no problems, or you can always use the pre-set option 3 which will require a few more minutes of preperation as a one time only prep. The system has been designed to basically adjust to any kind of footwear(except for women's high heels). So you can use this kind of shoe, but I would go with option 2 or 3. I know none of this makes any sense right now, but it will once you receive the system. And again I am going to make sure that this is made more clear in further publications of the instructions.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 21, 2009 11:07PM)
Alright thanks! Will heed your advice and avoid option 1. I hope the initial setting up isn't too technical or difficult, it shouldn't be since I remember reading no tools required. :D
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 21, 2009 11:16PM)
I was about to post a photo of my shoe, but the file was too big. But like Peter said, it's pretty similar to yours. Mine was called "Joe Fresh Style".

Setup won't be complicated. But now I've got wait for a replacement before practicing some more. :-(

Brian
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 22, 2009 01:41AM)
I have Gel'ed insoles in my shoe at the heel end, will I have to take these out?

All this talk about it braking got me scared!

Does the bottom of the shoe matter, or only the inside?

I wear Lugz
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 22, 2009 04:07AM)
Hi Guys,

Waiting for the ONE to enter the UK. I also plan on performing this in a street setup - ie bars and clubs. Although I do wear shoes quite often I tend to live and die in my Nike Air Max's!! they have really thick soles and the "air bubble" around the heels, I take it these won't effect ONE's stability etc..?

Thanks

Kris
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 22, 2009 04:14AM)
Hi Guys,

Waiting for the ONE to enter the UK. I also plan on performing this in a street setup - ie bars and clubs. Although I do wear shoes quite often I tend to live and die in my Nike Air Max's!! they have really thick soles and the "air bubble" around the heels, I take it these won't effect ONE's stability etc..?

Thanks

Kris
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 22, 2009 05:09AM)
Oh Im also a visual learner - but I also think that any measures taken by Peter, to protect this from exposure have to be considered as a thumbs up from us all!!

Would hate to perform this at my local, where some idiot says

"Yeah I'll send you the link where it tells you how it's done!!"

Arrgghh!!!

Thanks Peter cannot wait for my ONE!
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 22, 2009 05:41AM)
Oh Im also a visual learner - but I also think that any measures taken by Peter, to protect this from exposure have to be considered as a thumbs up from us all!!

Would hate to perform this at my local, where some idiot says

"Yeah I'll send you the link where it tells you how it's done!!"

Arrgghh!!!

Thanks Peter cannot wait for my ONE!
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 22, 2009 09:10AM)
Piz lugs should be fine and so is your gel insert, its just that part of the device can be damanged due to a pressure problem when option 1 is used with thin soled running shoes. And kris, airmax thick soled running shoes will be fine too! that's the kind of running shoe I mostly experimented with. All other shoes should not be an issue either, just thin soled running shoes used with option 1.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: Foxstrike (Jan 22, 2009 10:07AM)
Wow review finally. Keep them coming. Can anybody rate the potential of ONE? Is it really a significant improvement from E1/E2 and thin air?

Can't wait for my package to arrive.

By the way, Peter, I am from Singapore and sad to hear about the $5 exposure DVD rental in my country. I believe I know which shop you are referring to.

The good thing is that magic is quite a niche market in Singapore. Hence, there are only a few vendors selling it and I reckon the exposure and damgage to E1 will not be that great.

Nevertheless, I sincerely apologise on behalf of my countryman misdeed.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 22, 2009 10:29AM)
Its not your fault about the rental and exposure of E1 in your country, no need to appologize. Not much one can do either as copyright laws don't even carry over into Singapore. That wasn't the only country either I heard that about, I just gave that as an example. Its funny though that everyone seems to know which shop it is that was talking about...lol.

Also I am getting ready to leave for a few days and will be back to answer all emails and such by sunday night/monday. I won't have access to a computer or my email until then, so I will be absent from this thread aswell during that time. I also sent out an email to all my customers letting them know not to use thin soled running shoes with option 1, so I hope that the issue will be contained.

I look forward to more reviews when I come back from my trip, and to answer any questions people may have in regards to the product! Thank you all for your support.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 22, 2009 03:54PM)
So is it really possible to rise slowly and make it look good? I can't see that happening if it's like Elevator.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 22, 2009 04:05PM)
Just wait for the reviews to come in, then I'm sure you will find out.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 22, 2009 04:49PM)
There are already two people who have received it. I'm asking them.
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 22, 2009 04:55PM)
I would have to say no, you can't slowly rise up, but if performed right, you can give the illusion (which is what all magic is), that you did indeed rise up slowly.

Brian
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 22, 2009 05:05PM)
First and Foremost, as Peter and Brian have already mentioned....DO NOT USE THIN RUBBER SOLED shoes with the OPTION 1 setup! This includes running shoes, basketball shoes, skechers, etc. I cant stress this enough. If it was up to me, I would use this with boots, although a more extensive setup will be required, extensive meaning an extra half hour and a possible permanent alteration to one of the shoes that will look and feel normal and always be ready to go. Again I have not used this enough to say much more, but I can answer questions....PatrickGregoire you can rise slow if you want, will take much more practice/balance than just a suspension type effect like peter does. this all depends on your style. A mid air rotation is also possible. A real improvement compared to the first elevator is the fact that the setup happens in front of your spectators without bending down and of course the new technology to let people see under is a step forward. Will this be the final word on levitations? Not quite sure, but it definitely solves problems, nothing drastically different than previous levitations, just some out of the box thinking. I am brainstorming ideas to make the unit more silent and more sturdy so let me know if you all want me to share those and I would love to hear all of your thoughts on the new unit. The more ideas we have, possibly shift to secret sessions, the better this can become.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 22, 2009 05:24PM)
You mean it makes sufficient noise to be heard in a normal street environment??
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 22, 2009 05:32PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-22 18:24, goldeneye007 wrote:
You mean it makes sufficient noise to be heard in a normal street environment??
[/quote]


no in a normal street environment you probably wont need to make any adjustments. Like Peter said, with repeated use, the noise level should decrease, but there is still something you can do to make this almost completely silent because I did the same for the first elevator.
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 22, 2009 05:36PM)
You would need a completely silent unit for more intimate settings like in a living room in a house with only a handful of spectators.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 22, 2009 08:39PM)
Well, good news and bad here...

I received a HP package today, unfortunately it was the order I placed a day after my ONE levi was confirmed to have shipped! I know, I don't understand either, maybe package weight or ship method is taking a couple extra days for ONE to arrive? Hopefully tomorrow.


Thanks Lord and Brian, appreciate the insight.

This been asked many times already to no answer... How high do you actually get off the ground, not appear, but the actual height? I am really hoping it is more then 1-inch, please tell me it is? :)

Thanks

Paul
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 22, 2009 08:46PM)
First off I am mad at Lord of Illuzions for receiving this before I did; I am in Chicago and him California, last I checked Chicago was closer...jk. Ah, I am stuck now waiting for this and the Astonishment Project, I can't take it anymore. Anyway, all this talk about the shoes has me worried. I usually wear Steve Madden casuals and am wondering if they will work. Two pairs of my maddens actually look like zoneinfinite's, but they are not running shoes.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 22, 2009 09:00PM)
Blueroyalty: Your in Chicago? Well so am I! And you know what that means, there is only room for one of us to be performing this round these necks of the woods! :devilish:

I demand a "ONE" FACEOFF!!! :angry: Place and time, I'll be there! :D
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 22, 2009 09:13PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-22 21:46, Blueroyalty wrote:
First off I am mad at Lord of Illuzions for receiving this before I did; I am in Chicago and him California, last I checked Chicago was closer...jk.
[/quote]


Haha, well I ordered from Paul at Hocus Pocus this time around and they are in Fresno, California. The guys at HP are amazing, they get me my orders in a couple of days. It should be there in no time, I think it takes two or three days extra to get to the midwest/east coast. As far as shoes go, please be careful, you will see what I'm talking about when you get this....other than that this looks really promising.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 22, 2009 09:22PM)
^^^ Why is it that when ever the question of how high you actually levitate is asked no-one seems to answer it?
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 22, 2009 09:31PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-22 22:22, Piz wrote:
^^^ Why is it that when ever the question of how high you actually levitate is asked no-one seems to answer it?
[/quote]

Actual height in the air is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches....you can appear to go higher if you wear a particular type of shoe, honestly its all in the presentation, with your legs apart and you rising up even a couple of inches can be pretty shocking to a layperson, especially those specs who try to mess you up when you are in mid performance. One other thing I wanted to mention is that the product is backed by a 30 day warranty for parts and labor, for people that are on the fence and worried.


nadeem
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 22, 2009 09:43PM)
Thank you my Lord, much appreciated! :) Have you actually measured it? The ******?

My FLY is 1-inch exactly (I measured), I was just hoping to get a little more height out of this ONE :)

As far as presentation I know all about that, as FLY requires a "Higher appearance" while levitating. Much experience in the appearance field...

Thanks
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 22, 2009 09:57PM)
I guess I'll probably know by tomorrow, if not Monday but I'm really disappointed to hear that it'll mostly look like a hop and not a levitation. It's not graceful at all.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 22, 2009 10:16PM)
^^^ I am going to try my darnedest to get a quick video up of me performing "ONE" levi tomorrow (If it arrives). I own a Digital Cam now (Unlike VHS with FLY levi that I couldn't transfer) that records in HD, so should not be a problem.

I'll go up as slow and naturally as possible. Looking forward to this...


Paul
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 22, 2009 11:19PM)
I'd love to hear your ideas on how to make the unit more silent and any other improvements you've discovered Nadeem. If you could PM them to me that would be great, since I unfortunately still don't have quite enough posts for the secret session forum.
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 23, 2009 12:56AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-23 00:19, Kune wrote:
I'd love to hear your ideas on how to make the unit more silent and any other improvements you've discovered Nadeem. If you could PM them to me that would be great, since I unfortunately still don't have quite enough posts for the secret session forum.
[/quote]

With all due respect, I need to know if you actually own the unit first, there are way too many lurkers here just trying to find out how tricks work, PM me when you get the unit and we'll talk =).

nadeem
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 23, 2009 12:59AM)
Piz, I eyeballed the measurement of the ******, its about three inches, I don't have it on me right now but that's what I remember when I was practicing. hope that helps, please post a video when you get the chance, I want to see different styles of presentation. I don't have a digital cam so I wouldnt be able to.
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 23, 2009 01:03AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-22 22:57, PatrickGregoire wrote:
I guess I'll probably know by tomorrow, if not Monday but I'm really disappointed to hear that it'll mostly look like a hop and not a levitation. It's not graceful at all.
[/quote]

You don't have to hop up, you can make it look like a rise, it will take more practice, that's the way I intend on using it. I have already developed a casual presentation, I don't like the way Peter presents it in the demo because it looks a little rushed for my style, but you also want to keep the duration brief cause it strengthens the illusion.
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 23, 2009 01:59AM)
Well Piz, may the best man win :) I guess for once not ordering direct had its benefits. HP is really good at getting their orders out.
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 23, 2009 02:45AM)
*Tap Tap (how many more days)....(London UK isn't that far is it??)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 03:16AM)
^^^ 3,129 miles from America's to London. I guess it depends on where in the U.S. you start out and where in England you wind up. Could be much longer depending on your location and where person/company is you ordered ONE from.

According to my calculations your order will be arriving next Tuesday. :)


Sincerely

Piz Einstein :D
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 23, 2009 03:44AM)
Piz - wow thanks!!! My Girlfriend is off work sick at the moment, so I was praying that it would be delivered today!!!

This sounds horrible but I hope she is still unwell by tuesday!!...lol

Kris

I must say I do hope that we can get an even rise out of our ONE'S!!
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 23, 2009 03:47AM)
Oh no, just realised that I ordered from Peter direct!! That means it's going to take even longer!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 03:53AM)
^^^Hopefully she stays sick! I will be praying for her sickness to stay intact! :D My prayers are with you :)

I will do my best to get an even rise out of this when filming. :)


P.S. My calculations maybe off, as I just seen your post that you ordered from Peter direct (He's in Canada). Let me go back to the drawing board, I'll give you an estimate shortly.


Piz Einstein
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 23, 2009 04:40AM)
Piz,

Many Thanks for your prayers, and they may have been answered as she rang me earlier to tell me she had eaten something "out of date" lol

I live 30 mins from London so that should work a little in my favour!

Kris
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 04:57AM)
I LOVE you Londoners!!! Working at a Hotel for almost 2 years seeing the differences in culture, there is much more down to earth humor in you folks! I can tell ya that! :)


Regarding your shipment...

It's hard to determine because I have no idea what method of post Peter sent his orders out in? It is possible you will receive your ONE by today or Saturday, depending on the shipping details, it could possibly be Monday/Tuesday. My guess is still Monday or Tuesday, or possibly Today or Saturday (BOY I'm a good Psychic! I mentioned everyday!!lol :D ).


Piz Einstein
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 23, 2009 05:17AM)
Piz,

Thanks London is good at the moment, although looking out of my office window, will tell you a different story!!

lol Yeah who knows you may just even be right!!!

Kris
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 23, 2009 01:46PM)
Nadeem: No problem :) I'll send a PM over as soon as I receive the unit.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 02:24PM)
Just received my ONE levi...

Review + Video shortly :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 02:37PM)
Just measured how high you will actually go up, it's 2 and half inches exactly on dot.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 23, 2009 03:13PM)
Looking forward to the video Piz! I`m pretty sure I`ll get back home from work soon and learn that I received it. I sure hope so!

One thing I`m debating is if I should install it on my dress shoes (which I perform it) or on my casual shoes (skater shoes, which I wear everywhere else). I can`t quite decide because with dress shoes I can use it at gigs, but with casual shoes I can use it any other time and I can use it to get gigs or just for fun.

I`d appreciate it if you guys could tell me if I`ll be able to switch back and forth. I don`t perform that often so I`d love to be able to have it installed on my casual shoes and when I get a gig I switch it to my dress shoes and after the gig switch it back. Is that possible?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 03:24PM)
^^^ You might be able to set up more then one shoe with what you receive. If not, Peter sells additional sets of what you will need to set up another shoe, should not be to expensive.

I need to do permanent set-up as the thickness of my shoe requires it. Off to the hardware store, don't have what I need laying around! :(
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 03:30PM)
Another note before I leave, it's a CD ROM you receive, not DVD.
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 23, 2009 03:38PM)
WHAT?! How is it that I have yet to receive it?! Piz got mine and now I have to wait yet another day...ugh. So wait, the system is not transferable from shoe to shoe?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 05:36PM)
^^^ HP shipped it UPS, at-least mine they did. Maybe UPS guy has not got to your house yet? I have received UPS packages as late as 9pm before, you still have time.

After playing with this for a good 2 hours now, I have to say I have not had this much fun in a while, I love this thing! The only problem I have is the noise, the gimmick makes a squeaking sound when starting to levitate, I'm hoping this goes away in time. I recorded about 5 different video's, in one my cat is eating in back of me and you can see clear through and can watch her eat while floating. I might wait until the morning to shoot some more and up-load as I want sun-light.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 23, 2009 06:31PM)
I WANT MY ONE LEVITATION NOW!!! They sent me an email saying that they sent me the package by US Postal Service. That's USPS right? They usually send me my packages through UPS.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 23, 2009 07:58PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-23 18:36, Piz wrote:
I recorded about 5 different video's, in one my cat is eating in back of me and you can see clear through and can watch her eat while floating.
[/quote]

Wow! This sounds great!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 08:03PM)
Hey guys, I just performed this for my harshest critic, my pops!

Now, this is someone who grew-up watching my Uncle perform magic for over 30 years, he has also helped me with my Icarus Effect and FLY levi, so he knows his stuff when it comes to levi's and Magic in general.

I floated, asked him what he thought (He was thinking it was one of my other many levi's), he said "looked good, do it again" (he was about 2-3 feet from me), I floated and he said that it looked great. He then asked me which one is that and then asked to see the bottom of my shoe's (I'm thinking he thought it was FLY). He inspected them as if he was baffled as there was nothing, then he started patting me down, first my legs then waist, looked at me and said, "that's your best one yet" with a surprise on his face!

I am very happy with this levi, I been practicing all day, it's very simple, balance will take some time if doing this slow, but that's exactly how I am performing it. It takes some time to get used to, just keep floating and it will feel as if everything it takes to do this becomes second nature after a while.

I will have a video up tonight sometime, I promise!
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 23, 2009 08:18PM)
Awesome!
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Jan 23, 2009 08:24PM)
Niiice! Upload now!!!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 08:40PM)
Uploads coming guys. I'm gonna upload video with a flashlight behind my feet. I really really want to upload the "Cat eating" video, but I am not comfortable with he pre-levi portion of it as it was one of my first practice runs.

Just showed my pops the video's on my TV, he was stunned. We had an intimate conversation just now and he asked me "How much the shoe's cost me"!lol

He said "Well, there's nothing under your feet, your pulling yourself up somehow".

OK, I will upload this video right now, then start filming again, I'll get some great stuff for ya guys!

I would like to note that I do not film my upper body, just from waist down. I can assure you guys this IS "ONE", as it looks WAY different then Peter's Demo! :)
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Jan 23, 2009 09:12PM)
PIZ,
That is GREAT! Can't wait to see your Video. I have Sunday free and will shoot a small video myself.

I have been a little busy with other projects and just couldn't find the time to shoot a video. Sorry!

I am totally HAPPY that you find the ONE to be a great levitation! As you know Peter and I mixed and matched out ideas to give you guys ONE heck of a levitation.


Ray
Message: Posted by: HollyMental (Jan 23, 2009 09:29PM)
You won’t believe this:

I received mine today. I carefully read all the instructions and followed them to the letter. I worked on ideas and presentations and I practiced all day with no problems whatsoever.

Then when I finally got ready to set the apparatus aside for the evening, I dropped it! When I picked it up, the wooden screwdad that’s connected to the thingamabob inside the doohickey had cracked. I don’t even know how it happened. I dropped it from my hand to my carpeted floor.

I’m not sure what to do. I guess it’s my fault it broke. Anyone know what Peter’s policy is in a situation like this?


Holly
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 09:35PM)
Thanks Ray for such a wonderful levi, everyone here is about to see the possibilities of this baby.

I am looking for my cord with the USB on it to upload, I just had it as I used it to upload my Pic onto the Café the other day. Bare with me guys, NO SLEEPING!!!
Message: Posted by: HollyMental (Jan 23, 2009 09:47PM)
This is an addictive little contraption. I found a very easy way to do the adjuster that worked perfectly.

I honestly think some of the noise might be able to be overcome with timing. I really think people will gasp or talk and make noise that will help disguise the sound of the apparatus. It would probably be heard on videotape but I have a feeling spectators may miss the noise for shock at the sight of a person levitating. I can see how it might be pretty shocking to someone.

If one gets a certain choreography, and with the right presentation, this can be one of the most convincing self levitations ever.


Holly
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 23, 2009 10:30PM)
Holly: Peter is an amazing guy, I'm sure he will do what he can to help you out. Read the warranty portion of your manual. That part of the device is very fragile so I think we should come up with ways to strengthen it. I already have some ideas. As far as the noise is concerned, its easily fixable, I remember reading a thread back in 2004 that generated ideas on how to fix the same issue with E1. All I can say right now is think "rubber bands" or rubber cement :) Piz, you're messin' with my study time dude, why couldn't you just lie and say that the reaction that you got from your pops was horrible haha, now I wanna see your presentation.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 10:38PM)
^^^ ARRRRRRRRRRGGGG!!! I am still looking for my USB for my Cam! NO SLEEPING! I am tearing my house apart looking for it! I PROMISE Vid will be up soon!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 23, 2009 10:45PM)
OK, uploading now! I am soooo blonde, I forgot I can just plug my memory card in laptop!!!
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 23, 2009 11:50PM)
Waiting...
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 24, 2009 12:35AM)
It's coming, I uploaded the wrong Vid (I can't tell what Vid I upload until it's finished uploading!) + my comput is slower then molasses's!
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 24, 2009 12:55AM)
I just hope the videos done before I have to go into work since I'm really want to see it. On the other hand seeing it when I get home would still give me something to look forward to.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 24, 2009 01:14AM)
OK guys, let me explain whats going on here...

I uploaded a vid, which was the last vid that my laptop was showing me, which should have been the last vid that I recorded. Whenever I upload from my home computer, the very last vid is the what it is, the last vid I took on my cam; Not with my laptop for some odd reason.

I am downloading Quick-Time right now so I can see what Vids I am selecting to put on YouTube. It literally takes a good Half-Hour to download to YouTube, which is a pain in it-self!


Now, speaking of this device being fragile, it is! I had a tiny crack in the wood from the blank going into it when I first received it. The crack is not getting any better. Peter and Ray have GOLD on there hands here, If I where them I would seriously go back to the drawing board and use something other then wood, and up the price on this (FOR EXPOSURE SAKE). I cannot think of anything off the top of my head that would work other then wood, but with a little brain storming I'm sure they can think of something (Graphite! There ya GO!). This Levi is WAY to good, something needs to be done about this. I would easily pay Peter/Ray another $50 to $100 for something other then wood, and yes, I would do it now, on top of the $140 I already spent! that's how much this levi means to me at the moment. You all will see why I feel this way once you see my Vid. Now my Vid is not the greatest, and I did not try to make it that way, I am simply demonstrating the potential of this. And yes, the way you see me perform this in the vid is the exact way I performed it to every person I did it for today. I got the greatest reactions from my sis girlfriend, simply amazing! More latter.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 24, 2009 03:44AM)
I am still up (4am), DEAD tired trina get this Vid up.

Quick time only made it worse, as everytime I went through my Pic's, the second I got to my Vid's the screen would freeze. I went down to my Home computer, put the card in, and that thing is even worse!

I deleted Quick-Time on laptop, I have a Vid that I hope is the right one downloading. I tried to download this vid 2 other time to no success, as YouTube is saying.

No worries, it so darn late no-one's probably reading this.

Vid up if I DIE trying!

P.S. The Vid I intended to post was killed, as I seen something after about 50 times viewing it on my 42' TV! I scraped it and made a new one, in a different room, it's not that great, but still shows the potential of this piece.


Pauly
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 24, 2009 04:06AM)
I bet Pauly is now in a sleep induced coma, on the floor, still clutching his cam corder in one hand and a USB cable in the other. ONE lev still attached to his foot.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 24, 2009 04:07AM)
I must admit if Pauly say's its good then it must be cos I know he has every other lev that's been on the market. Looking forward to the demo PIZ.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 24, 2009 04:47AM)
It's not very good news that the ONE is fragile, is it? Can't the fragile part be somehow strengthened once we receive it?
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 24, 2009 04:48AM)
Can't wait to see your videos guys btw! :)
Try to get some sleep though! ;)
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 24, 2009 05:25AM)
I would have thought it impossible for any (self) lev not to be fragile one way or the other.
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 24, 2009 05:48AM)
It'll be a while before I receive mine, but hearing about the fragility has me worried also.
If it's any help as to new material, it looks like titanium is becoming a lot cheaper
http://www.metalprices.com/pubcharts/Public/Titanium_Price_Charts.asp
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 24, 2009 09:55AM)
OK, who ever sayed I fell into a Coma, YOUR RIGHT!!! My laptop was still on, TV on, when I woke-up,I pasted out waiting for vid to upload! the Vid uploaded, but still the wrong one! Until I find the one I want, I will show this "ONE" vid to who-ever PM''s me. Kighting was in wrong place etc.

Out of Coma, still waking-up, still at work, another vid's up-loading!
Message: Posted by: HollyMental (Jan 24, 2009 12:45PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-24 05:47, goldeneye007 wrote:
It's not very good news that the ONE is fragile, is it? Can't the fragile part be somehow strengthened once we receive it?
[/quote]

Technically, the fragile piece should never be under any pressure. The problem is that it’s attached to a heavier part and with repeated use it can eventually crack as the result of the weight of the part it’s attached to.

The only solution I see is that it should be made of a different material. I’m no expert in such things though.

Piz, please don’t hurt yourself. :)


Holly


P.S. Whenever I get my ONE fixed, and after I get my presentation down, I’ll try to get someone to operate a camera for me and shoot this levitation in a performance with spectators, because the illusion itself really is spectacular.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 24, 2009 02:02PM)
Thanks for your input HollyMental! I hope it will be strong enough... :)
Can't wait for your video Piz!! :)
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 24, 2009 06:00PM)
Every time we're told we're going to see a video we always get let down. This is retarded.
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 24, 2009 06:56PM)
I agree, super shady, whats up with that haha ;)
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 24, 2009 07:24PM)
So basically the verdict is that it's a great device but when the noise dies down from use, so will your device.
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 24, 2009 07:35PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-24 20:24, PatrickGregoire wrote:
So basically the verdict is that it's a great device but when the noise dies down from use, so will your device.
[/quote]

HAHA ya that's basically the case right now, The noise is not that much of an issue as I have stated before, that will go away with use/slight modification. With such a good idea and product, backed by great inventors, I would love to hear Peter's thoughts on this when he gets back. If you are reading this right now Mr. Noble, what are your thoughts on this perplexing situation? Has the device given you any trouble as far as fragility is concerned? So far the 4 people that have received this have praised the product but not the construction efforts, any thoughts, suggestions?
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 24, 2009 08:43PM)
Hmm now I'm seriously hoping that wooden thingy you guys are talking about won't break in pieces when ONE finally arrives on my doorstep after traveling halfway across the world. :P
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 12:11AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-24 19:00, PatrickGregoire wrote:
Every time we're told we're going to see a video we always get let down. This is retarded.
[/quote]


Not this time...

Hey guys, I feel asleep trina get the vid up, and slept until I woke up for work. I am at work, I work in a Hotel, 12am-9am (Usually do not work Sat, employee is on Vacation). We have a brand new computer here in the lobby area. I brought my ONE levi and plan to shoot somemore. I will work on getting this vid up once I finish with some of my work.


Pauly
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 02:53AM)
OK, let tell ya guys how this went down...

I went accross the street to get something ta eat, when I came back one of the other employee's who works with me was waiting at the desk to get a room for her birthday. I asked her to film me doing something.

Now, this vids quality is not that great, the girl who filmed me, her face was beet-red from trying to hold her reaction in, she thought she was not suppossed to say anything, which is why I ask at the end "What ya think about that?", something I never ask to a spec. She stopped the camera before I could get her reaction, and let me tell you she had the look of AWE on her face and just kept asking me how I did that? She went on and on and on, I'm really angry she stopped it, but take it for what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W0J8Yn6nFE
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 03:45AM)
NEW vid coming, downloading. Just did this for guest to great reactions.

Will be taking old Vid down.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 25, 2009 03:45AM)
That looked totally awesome, I could see right behind your feet. Ok, it was'nt a good quality clip but never the less, good. I think you have answered everyones question in reference to a slow rise. I bet she freaked.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 25, 2009 03:48AM)
Bring it on Piz
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 04:05AM)
If the Vid was clearer you would see me off the ground a good 4 inches straight under and through to the other side, that exactly what my guest seen in this Vid...

Here ya go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KcUQcJK-SY
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 25, 2009 04:13AM)
Yep, even better. She is not going to sleep for a long time haha.
Message: Posted by: cardbiker (Jan 25, 2009 05:36AM)
Hey Pegasus remember what you said in the Blaine bottle thread no ordering from the states.Very tempting though.
Message: Posted by: ScottLeavitt (Jan 25, 2009 08:55AM)
Nice job Piz! Can't wait to see others' videos as well!
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 25, 2009 09:04AM)
I wish youtube didn't compress their videos quite so much, but the performance is great, especially considering you only received it recently.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 09:39AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 09:55, ScottLeavitt wrote:
Nice job Piz! Can't wait to see others' videos as well!
[/quote]

I am actually filming again, so you can see the levi better. You see the reactions it gets. I am telling you, all reactions I received thus far have been on that level. One thing I love so much about this levi is the fact that all you see under the feet are the Shadows of the shoe's, which gives a great illusion of levitation. You can even see this in the grainy Vid I made if you watch on full screen.

KUNE: Yes, I feel the same way. When I watch it on my TV or Cam you can see it so clear, height and all, I wonder why YouTube compresses it so much?
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 25, 2009 09:39AM)
Darn the clarity sucks on that video.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 25, 2009 09:40AM)
Nice video! Would like to see others as well! :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 09:43AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 10:39, The Mac wrote:
Darn the clarity sucks on that video.
[/quote]

I don't think your gonna have to wait to long for better clearity Mac! :)
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 25, 2009 09:47AM)
Good job with the slow rise and descent Piz. :)
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 25, 2009 09:51AM)
If that means a clear video that will make me spend half my salary on this levy..bring it on
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 09:57AM)
^^^ Mac, you just seen the reactions this gets! What more do you need?!!

I'll tell you what, I'm up to the challenge, even though I see no need for it (and also because I have nothing better to do at the moment)! :D
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 25, 2009 09:58AM)
Oh yeah if you want to see Piz's videos in much higher quality, just click on the "watch in HD" link at the bottom right of the video. It's MUCH clearer with a bigger screen. Problem solved. :)
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 25, 2009 09:59AM)
Thanks for the effort Piz but I couldn't even see the levitation. All I saw was when you were at the peak. I couldn't see the transition from the ground to the peak and then from there back to the ground.

Question: They say you can perform this with viewers sort of on the sides, but can you perform it with a SLOW RISE with people watching sort of on the sides, or must they be directly in front? I have a feeling you can't, because they'd see you with your heels up first and just lifting up your toes, right?
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 25, 2009 10:00AM)
Piz, my friend.

it wasnt a challenge, I'm hoping your video inspires the leap of faith I need to outlay the cash thanks to the exchange rate :(

thank you so much for uploading your video- reading the previous pages I can tell it was an epic battle of man vs technology :)
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 25, 2009 10:13AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 10:59, PatrickGregoire wrote:
Thanks for the effort Piz but I couldn't even see the levitation. All I saw was when you were at the peak. I couldn't see the transition from the ground to the peak and then from there back to the ground.
[/quote]

Agree on that btw... The transition was not that clear because of the lightning conditions maybe... But thanks so much for uploading this. The view at the peak was quite impressive!

[quote]
Question: They say you can perform this with viewers sort of on the sides, but can you perform it with a SLOW RISE with people watching sort of on the sides, or must they be directly in front? I have a feeling you can't, because they'd see you with your heels up first and just lifting up your toes, right?
[/quote]

Good question! Also wondered about this...
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 10:22AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 10:58, zoneinfinite wrote:
Oh yeah if you want to see Piz's videos in much higher quality, just click on the "watch in HD" link at the bottom right of the video. It's MUCH clearer with a bigger screen. Problem solved. :)
[/quote]

OMG people, DO THIS!!! PERFECT!!!
Message: Posted by: Magicusa (Jan 25, 2009 10:36AM)
Good Job Piz!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 25, 2009 10:37AM)
Excellent! The feet look 100x better this way.
For some reason though white stuff keeps moving around on your pants when I watch it in HD - it must be something to do with my video card?
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Jan 25, 2009 10:40AM)
Haha nice! That was sick!
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Jan 25, 2009 10:40AM)
Great video Piz! Watch it in HD its MUCH better! I'm getting this one asap!
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 25, 2009 10:41AM)
I tried it in HD, nice and crisp picture but on my computer it slowed down the video so it still wasn't that great. It was a little choppy.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 10:43AM)
Thanks Magicusa!


Absolutely Kune! I am watching it on my 42' LCD wide-screen TV right now, and it looks beautiful!

I am just wondering why I stood there so long after landing? I usually walk away the second I land. Hey, maybe I have video FRIEGHT! DADADA!lol
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Jan 25, 2009 10:44AM)
I'm just waiting to hear back about the fragility and durability issues of the gimmick...the lev looks great though, Thanks Piz.
Message: Posted by: mentalguy (Jan 25, 2009 10:50AM)
I second bryan's question.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 10:57AM)
^^^ IMO this levi is WAY to good not to do something about this, but we shall see. It's in Ray and Peter's hands from here.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Jan 25, 2009 11:15AM)
Here's a still from Piz's video.

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[url=http://g.imageshack.us/img204/onecl8.jpg/1/][img]http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/onecl8.jpg/1/w629.png[/img][/url]

(posted with kind permission from Piz)
Message: Posted by: mentalguy (Jan 25, 2009 11:34AM)
I have posted bellow the comments made thus far about the fragility of this product. According to these two accounts (posted bellow), the product is extremely fragile, the creators should go "back to the drawing board," and the device SHOULD HAVE been made with a stronger material.

In other words, people are being encouraged to give their hard earned money to creators that SHOULD HAVE, COULD HAVE, but DIDN'T make a device that will endure. We're buying a product that was built to break!

To be fair, my comment is based upon the words of only two people, and I will take back this criticism if it proves to be too harsh. But, based on the testimonials thus far, people are praising the product for what it could be and not what it is. This is a trend in the magic industry: there are countless examples of effects that suffer from poor workmanship and a low quality of materials. As consumers, we do not have to put up with products that, if they were built to last, would have been really really good.

To quote Rod Danilewicz in December 2008's M.U.M. Magazine, "Why is it that a trick costing less than $500 may rate only mass production quality?"


Piz: "Now, speaking of this device being fragile, it is! I had a tiny crack in the wood from the blank going into it when I first received it. The crack is not getting any better. Peter and Ray have GOLD on there hands here, If I where them I would seriously go back to the drawing board and use something other then wood..."

Holly: "The problem is that [the fragile piece is] attached to a heavier part and with repeated use it can eventually crack as the result of the weight of the part it’s attached to...The only solution I see is that it should be made of a different material."
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 25, 2009 11:35AM)
Nice pic and I look forward to seeing more videos. Of course I look forward even more to receiving my own ONE :)
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 25, 2009 11:48AM)
Mentalguy: Good point and that has me worried too, especially since if I need mine fixed, it won't be cheap to send it half way around the world and then back again, among other problems.

Out of interest Holly and Piz, if you were sent a replacement of the fragile part, how hard do you think it would be for a normal person to swap it?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 11:55AM)
Mentalguy: OK, the workings of this thing, and the devise it-self are very durable! It's how you decide put this together which makes this fragile. It's hard to explain without exposure. Mine had a little itty-bitty crack from the beginning (From a blank being blanked, which is natural and normal for wood), and it is still the same crack, that IS not getting any better, but it is also not getting any worse.

I do feel Peter and Ray need to use a different material. As I stated, it's in there hands.

No worries, I am sure they are working on this as we speak.

No worries guys


Paul
Message: Posted by: HollyMental (Jan 25, 2009 01:05PM)
First I want to say that when I said why I thought mine broke, I was only speculating as to why it broke. Yes, it has a fragile piece in it but I don’t actually know the reason it broke in my particular case. I was speculating.

[quote]
On 2009-01-25 12:34, mentalguy wrote:
But, based on the testimonials thus far, people are praising the product for what it could be and not what it is.
[/quote]

I think that’s a fair assessment but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with praising what it could be and pointing out its flaws. I was just trying to be as informative as I could. It wouldn’t be anymore fair for me to leave out the good things about this effect than it would for me to leave out the bad. I was only trying to give fair and balanced information.

[quote]
On 2009-01-25 12:48, Kune wrote:
Out of interest Holly and Piz, if you were sent a replacement of the fragile part, how hard do you think it would be for a normal person to swap it?
[/quote]

I don’t know much about this type of stuff. I showed the device to my husband (after making sure he wasn’t going to kill me for buying it) and he thinks there are ways to improve it. He said he could build one himself if he had time. According to him, all the parts are available. You would need certain tools, which he has, and a lot of other men have in their garages. But he also said, although it wasn’t a great deal of money in materials, given the work involved, he didn’t think the product was overpriced.

Again, that’s all speculation but my husband is the smartest guy on Earth so it’s probably true. :)

To Piz; you did a terrific job.


Holly
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 01:38PM)
Holly: I thank you for your honesty, and I also thank you for your "Terrific Job" to me, I much appreciate it! :)

I do think you go to far, as mentioning that your husband can make this and so on. You need to remember, magic is a thing of art, and it is something that for some is most prized. As far as making devises and such at a price , that is not something that should not be oralitalizied on these forums. I am simply expressing my feelings here, as I am sure many feel the same. Other then my Hotel Job, I make my living doing shows, the meaning behind the effects that I perform and the effort put into them, is the art involved, and should not be explained in any way. Please do not take this personal, as I am simply expressing my feelings here.



Thanks Holly! :) And thanks for the GREAT comment! :D Much Appreciated!


Paul
Message: Posted by: HollyMental (Jan 25, 2009 01:58PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 14:38, Piz wrote:
I do think you go to far, as mentioning that your husband can make this and so on. You need to remember, magic is a thing of art, and it is something that for some is most prized. As far as making devises and such at a price , that is not something that should not be oralitalizied on these forums. [/quote]

Sorry if I overstepped. I was actually trying to alleviate fears. Of course, if anyone has problems with their device, that’s a matter to take up with Peter. I don’t wish to encourage people to repair their own. It would not be as easy as it may seem. It would take some precision work and skill not everyone will possess.

As usual, I tried to smooth things over and made them worse. So I think I’ll just leave the discussion to others. I apologize to Peter or anyone else who may be offended by my comments.

All I can say is I’ve already contacted Peter regarding my issues. I plan to have the device repaired by Peter (and never intended to do otherwise). When the device is repaired I plan to practice to perfection and to use it. Although I think there is room for improvement, I do not regret the investment.

And with that, I’m off.


Holly
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 25, 2009 02:05PM)
I have a very important question: will walking in snow or water ruin the device? I'm thinking if there is wood on the device and you walk in snow or water, won't it eventually rot the wood?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 02:14PM)
^^^ No, the device is not on your foot while walking, an nore will the wood be near the floor/ground while levitating.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 25, 2009 02:23PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 14:58, HollyMental wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 14:38, Piz wrote:
I do think you go to far, as mentioning that your husband can make this and so on. You need to remember, magic is a thing of art, and it is something that for some is most prized. As far as making devises and such at a price , that is not something that should not be oralitalizied on these forums. [/quote]

Sorry if I overstepped. I was actually trying to alleviate fears. Of course, if anyone has problems with their device, that’s a matter to take up with Peter. I don’t wish to encourage people to repair their own. It would not be as easy as it may seem. It would take some precision work and skill not everyone will possess.

As usual, I tried to smooth things over and made them worse. So I think I’ll just leave the discussion to others. I apologize to Peter or anyone else who may be offended by my comments.

All I can say is I’ve already contacted Peter regarding my issues. I plan to have the device repaired by Peter (and never intended to do otherwise). When the device is repaired I plan to practice to perfection and to use it. Although I think there is room for improvement, I do not regret the investment.

And with that, I’m off.


Holly
[/quote]

Your AWESOME Holly! Thanks for understanding! :D

I agree, fears need to be focused on at this point. I have been trying to clarify concerns about the wood. The wood is only a problem if put together wrong, but this is not the point, this device should be fool proof for any circumstance.

As I stated, I have addressed my concerns to Ray, and he seems to be very understanding and help-full to want to fix Mr.Wood! :bg:



Paul
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 25, 2009 02:47PM)
Piz,

You're my new hero! When I get mine repaired (Peter is sending me the replacement parts) I really looking forward to practicing this. And if I can make mine levi look as good as yours, I'll be a happy levitator! :)

I just watched it in HD, in full screen, and it was fantastic! I really loved how you could see the shadows under your feet.

Great job indeed!

Brian
Message: Posted by: ScottLeavitt (Jan 25, 2009 03:00PM)
Guys (and Gals)

Given the fragile nature of some of the parts, any issues for "larger magicians" like myself, who tip the scales near 240? (was an issue for E2)

thanks

S
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 25, 2009 03:20PM)
I'm 190, and Peter said that wouldn't be a problem. But for 240, your best bet is to check with Peter or Ray.

Brian
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 25, 2009 06:17PM)
We are expecting Ray Noble's vids today, I believe.

Ben
Message: Posted by: magicmike30 (Jan 25, 2009 06:28PM)
Piz that looked like real magic. Nice work while at work I take it;)

My wife would most likely leave me if I bought another levitation, so the question is do I want to go solo for one?

Mike
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Jan 25, 2009 07:35PM)
I showed my wife the video Piz made and she said "WOW, you need to get that!" Thank you Piz! Placing my order asap!
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 25, 2009 08:07PM)
Piz, that looked REALLY good, but "did you just do that" lol. Curious, why did you perform in the door way? I remember wayyy back when I used to do balducci, I performed in a door way, and was accused of "pulling myself up"; never did so again. Im guessing it was to help with the balance issues. You made it look very magical though, two thumbs up. I'm wondering if Peter and Ray decide to upgrade the product, will those of us who bought the 1st gen get discounts or replaceable parts for a fair price. Mine better get to my house tomorrow...
Message: Posted by: bosque (Jan 25, 2009 08:38PM)
Wow. Doorway or no doorway; that looked amazing. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my unit. I think self-levitations just got dramatically improved. Thanks for the awesome video.
--Steve Bosque
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Jan 25, 2009 08:47PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-25 20:35, mysto59 wrote:
I showed my wife the video Piz made and she said "WOW, you need to get that!" Thank you Piz! Placing my order asap!
[/quote]

Hmmm maybe I should show my wife the same, although I doubt it since she thinks I've bought too much already hehe.. :)
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 25, 2009 08:55PM)
I think those of us who bought the 1st generation should get the 2nd generation for free! I'm not kidding. We didn't buy this expecting that it'll have a short lifespan and damage itself within the first day of practicing. If it doesn't last long, it's their fault. That also means that they didn't really use this levitation in the real world very often before deciding to sell it because if they were really using it, they'd know it wasn't solid enough to be sold.
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 25, 2009 09:30PM)
Have to agree with Patrick here...
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 25, 2009 09:37PM)
Given that Peter stands behind the quality of his products, I'm sure he'll find somehow to work this out. But yes, I do not think we should have to pay for malfunctioning gimmicks.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 26, 2009 04:08AM)
I would like to thank everyone for all your wonderful comments, I'm glad I did not disappoint. Thank you all :) It feels great knowing my Vid is convincing your wifes to let you guys spend your own money, now that's a tuff one!lol :D

Reguarding why I was in the doorframe? It was simply the best spot for me as far as enough light, no exposure, etc, and down the hallway was not an option, as a guests could come storming out there room at any time. At-least I would hear if someone was coming down the stairs where I was at. I simply rested my elbow/wrist on the frame with my hands spread in full view, so I would not be accused of lifting myself up, something I learned with FLY. I was not putting any pressure on the door frame, more-so leaning on it a tad. I usually place my index finger and thumb on the wall (with left hand and rest of fingers closed) in a "V" formation while levitating, this gives enough friction to balance better, and no one is going to question 2 fingers on a wall, as no-one ever has while performing FLY or ONE.


The same guest from the video came down from her room tonight and I showed her the Vid, she is still freaking out! :D


Blueroyalty: The gimmick doesn't malfunction, it's simply how some have put it together whiched caused it to fail.


Peter is said to be back today, it shouldn't be long before we get our answers :)


Pauly
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 26, 2009 05:54AM)
Thanks for downloading the vid Piz! I really would like to see another demo though (not necesserally from you) without the "help" of the doorway (I know it doesn't really help, but my girlfriend found that weird... ;) ).

Maybe Ray Noble will soon have finished with his demo!
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 26, 2009 06:20AM)
^^^ Hey, pulling myself up with my wrist on the other-side of a slippery doorway is quit impressive in itself! I'll take that explaination! :D
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Jan 26, 2009 07:18AM)
If I could get "air" under my feet just by slightly leaning on a door frame I'll take that too! Once again nice work Piz!
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 26, 2009 08:06AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-26 07:20, Piz wrote:
^^^ Hey, pulling myself up with my wrist on the other-side of a slippery doorway is quit impressive in itself! I'll take that explaination! :D
[/quote]

Oh, but I didn't say the contrary! The levi DID look good on the video. It's just that it didn't 100% convince HER, although she did find it impressive indeed!
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 26, 2009 08:09AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-26 08:18, mysto59 wrote:
If I could get "air" under my feet just by slightly leaning on a door frame I'll take that too!
[/quote]

I don't think I would... Levitating in the middle of nowhere is the most impressive!

I know some magicians like to let the spec have the beginning of an explanation, even if it does not explain everything. I'm not one of those.

But I'm sure that with the ONE you CAN levitate it in the middle of nowhere (like shown in the trailer)! :)
Message: Posted by: M Sini (Jan 26, 2009 08:12AM)
Paul.

That video in HD looked sick! Good job man!

Mario
Message: Posted by: rochaz (Jan 26, 2009 08:21AM)
Quote: by mysto59
"I showed my wife the video Piz made and she said "WOW, you need to get that!" Thank you Piz! Placing my order asap!


After showing the video to my GF she made a similar a comment: "Wow!...hun, are you going to get that? That would be the freakiest thing yet!

Sounds like someone has just okayed a soon-to-be-made purchase!!! Yes!

Thanks Piz!!! If you're ever in San Antonio....a cold, frosty "beverage" of your choice will be on me! :)

Warmest Regards,
JRRocha
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 26, 2009 08:49AM)
Never understood the why men ask their wives, let alone their girlfriends, if they could spend their own hard earned cash. If YOU were convinced and want what you saw, then you should get it. The day they financially support us, then maybe.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 26, 2009 09:49AM)
Oh... But I don't ask permission for that!!! First, in a diplomatic point of view, it's better if my GF likes what I buy (same thing for her when she buys a new dress or a new bag... it's better if I like the dress or the bag); then, I also like her point of view because she doesn't think like a magician, even if she knows a few things: if she finds it impressive, then I know that there's a chance that the product is really good. If not... well I might still get it if I like it.

But again, I intend to get the ONE. I'm only waiting for Peter to say a few words regarding what has been discussed while he was away (fragility etc...).
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 26, 2009 10:07AM)
^^^I agree in that sense 007. Like when I'm buying clothes, colognes, etc...I just don't get it when some have to literally ask if it's ok.
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 26, 2009 10:15AM)
I've got to agree, considering this levitation should be something which will ultimately make them more money if used correctly.
I suppose if someone were a hobbyist using their wife's money, that would be another matter.
Message: Posted by: Dmann (Jan 26, 2009 11:23AM)
Good Job on the Demo Piz... I told you it was good... LOL!
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 26, 2009 11:35AM)
Hey Guys, thanks for the commnets, and great video from Piz!

Ok the product while it is not a tank(and it really can't be for certain weight and balance reasons) it however will also last and take abuse as long as you don't use option 1 with thin soled running shoes. If you have a problem for any other reason, we will replace it with a valid warranty no problem. I have also had many customers receive their units and are not having any issues either with the fragility of the prop but they are using a different option set up. We have been making the wood part slighty thicker to add more strength just in case, while the product still should not be set up with thin soled running shoes and option one it will create over all durability. Now Holly said she dropped hers. While I still haven't got to her email yet, no problem, send me a pic of whats wrong and we will get you fixed up no problem. Again it is durable but the product is not ment to be dropped, and if you do drop the product yes you can damage it. But I have lots of magic like this that cannot be dropped. This product has heavy parts to it mixed with lighter parts so when you drop something like this it can suffer damage, but this is not a defect in the product, its jut not ment to be dropped. All I can suggest about that is don't drop it.

Anyway, I am very happy to read the other reviews and everyone's excitement on the prop, and Piz's video that was great! Looking forward to more user videos!

Peter.
Message: Posted by: rochaz (Jan 26, 2009 12:05PM)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guys (and Gals)
Given the fragile nature of some of the parts, any issues for "larger magicians" like myself, who tip the scales near 240? (was an issue for E2)

Thanks,
S
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Peter,
Would you please address the weight concern? I would be very interested in hearing your response.

Warmest Regards,
JRRocha
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 26, 2009 12:21PM)
Hi JR, Again, this will support people of 250 pounds, as long as you don't use thin soled running shoes with option 1 set up and make sure to use a flush adjustment with option 2 then you should not have any problems. I personally use option 3 and I think it is the best option to use, it just takes a little more prep time. The reason why there is this unforeseen pressure is that the shoe is changing on the bottom due to the fact of the thin soles or lack of inside metal support most shoes have with option 1 which causes the damage to the gimmick. Otherwise there should never be any stress or pressure on this part.

P.
Message: Posted by: rochaz (Jan 26, 2009 01:01PM)
Peter,
Thanks for the response! Gotta save up some more money......sigh.

:)

JRRocha
Message: Posted by: daniel_lachman (Jan 26, 2009 04:11PM)
The video looked great Piz!

Can this be done in thin soled tennis shoes with the second or third set up options? Also, do the different set up options affect the appearance, difficulty, and/or cleanliness of the levitation?
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 26, 2009 04:15PM)
A package was shipped to you on 01/20/2009 via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail International...

Priority Mail my a**! I still haven't received it...
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 26, 2009 04:19PM)
You should have no problems using the other set up options. It will not lessen or change the difficulty or clenliness of the levitation in any way. The out come in effect, performance and everything else is virtually the same. There are different set up options provided so that it will suit just about anybody. It just turns out that set up option 1 can damage the gimmick if used with thin soled shoes. Once you get the system then these things will make more sense.

P.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 26, 2009 04:24PM)
Just to be sure: will it be faster if I order directly from you Peter, or should I order from HP (I live in Europe)?

Thanks for the answer!
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 26, 2009 04:54PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-26 17:15, PatrickGregoire wrote:
A package was shipped to you on 01/20/2009 via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail International...

Priority Mail my a**! I still haven't received it...
[/quote]

I haven't received mine yet either. :-(

Charlie
Message: Posted by: daniel_lachman (Jan 26, 2009 05:05PM)
Thank you for the quick response Peter.

Daniel
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 26, 2009 05:09PM)
NP Daniel,

Charlie, PatrickGregoire order his from Hocus Pocus so its on a different service. Yours should be at your location any time now.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 26, 2009 05:15PM)
Thanks for your PM Peter! :) That was quick!
Message: Posted by: jamie9 (Jan 26, 2009 05:32PM)
I pre-ordered from Peter and I still have not recieved mine yet. I am getting impatient.lol
I hope I get mine soon.
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 26, 2009 06:48PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-26 18:09, Peter Loughran wrote:
NP Daniel,

Charlie, PatrickGregoire order his from Hocus Pocus so its on a different service. Yours should be at your location any time now.

Peter.
[/quote]

Thanks, I know, but all the great reviews from those who have been 'floating' already, and the great video from Piz has got me impatient. The good news is that I can take advantage of all the advice and recommendations of those who already have it.... I feel like the kid in the Christmas movie waiting for my decoder ring to arrive...... :o)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 26, 2009 06:59PM)
Thanks Peter, I appreciate it!



OK, with all due respect, for me , personally, I feel there needs to be something done about the wooden part. Making it thicker will simply make this levi that much less elusive. Thicker wood will make for stricter angle restrictions, it's that simple.



Peter: You and Ray have Gold on your hands here, IMHO this needs to be made better, no matter what set-up you choose. I understand that many of your customers have yet to complain about breakage, including me, but IMO it will just be a matter of time before there and my Livi gives out as-well, there is no argument in this statement!

I LOVE this levi WAY to much to see this being made as is. There has to be a more simple way to make this eternal, and I myself can think of many different alternatives.

As stated before-hand, mine had a crack in the wood once received, the wood has split and I can see the coloring of the original texture within. This took me a good 100 levi's before this happened to see this, but it has happened, and I am very concerned!




Thanks for understanding



Pauly
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 26, 2009 08:49PM)
Looking forward to Ray's video.

Nice job Piz. Like the little mid-air bounce, you really looked like you were floating independently of the floor. Many levi's don't convey that.

Ben
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 27, 2009 01:56AM)
Peter, you said that there should be no pressure on the "fragile part", so it should not get damaged. But apparently, people are experiencing breakage issues after some use. If quite a few people are experiencing this, either it's because people do not use the ONE properly or because the fragile part is really fragile, which rather seems to be the case.

If this part eventually breaks, wouldn't it be possible to replace only this part? Is there a guaranty from you in case of breakage? What are the terms? Any chance of a version with stronger parts?

On the other hand, maybe people really do not use it properly. In that case would you be able to provide some advice as to how to use it properly so as to be sure to prevent breakage?

I'm sorry to ask all this, but apparently it's a general concern and I wouldn't like to spend $180 (s&h included) on something I would use maybe 500 times (which would probably be after 2 weeks considering the fun I'd have levitating with the ONE :) )...
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 27, 2009 10:01AM)
Piz, thanks again for the praise, I know we have GOLD on our hands which is why I decided to release this Levitation. I never had any desire to do another lev again, but after me and Ray got together about a couple of years ago and started working on it, I knew I had to release this baby.

The wooden part of this product is being addressed, we are making it a bit more beefed up just enough so there is more meat for the screws and hardware to to grab onto in this section of the system, and I started dropping that part down just a little bit, and this seems to have fixed the issue after some heavy abuse I was putting it through. We are also looking into a different set up on the top part of that peice to eliminate it altogether and we will see where that takes us. In the mean time if there is damage to the unit we will replace it for you with in the warranty. However we don't warranty this or any of our other products forever, but as stated in the instructions, replacement parts will be offered and inexpensively, so the purchaser doesn't have to ever buy the entire unit again. And if we do come up a different piece for that section, we will offer this to our previous customers.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 27, 2009 10:23AM)
So, in fact, we could replace the fragile part ourselves if you send us a new, possibly stronger one? That's what you meant, right?
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 27, 2009 10:47AM)
Yes pretty much, but again we think we have solved the issue with the new placement of the part in that part of the system, and if we do end up change this part, we will offer the different peice to our previous customers.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 27, 2009 11:05AM)
Great!! Thanks Peter! :)
Message: Posted by: fergie33 (Jan 27, 2009 05:37PM)
Can somone please answer the following question thanks

can you wear shorts?
can you wear the gimmick all day with no problem?
how good is the look under feet factor?

thanks again, chris
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 27, 2009 05:50PM)
Fergie33

if you go back through the thread you'll find all your answers in videos, pics and words.

Ben
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Jan 28, 2009 12:04AM)
After ALL this waiting, I missed the delivery today! Actually not even that I wasn't home, because I was...that's what's more messed up. I get home around 1 (no mail), leave at about 5 only to find mail outside with a notice saying I missed the delivery. I heard no doorbell what so ever! ugh. Kinda don't like that it came through the postal service...bad experience 2 months ago. Ordered unlocked samsung omnia through ebay (ironically seller from Canada), only to receive empty package. Turns out postal people opened it and took phone. I'm blabbering, I can sleep well know by this time tomorrow I will be floating :)
Message: Posted by: Piz (Jan 28, 2009 12:59AM)
Thanks for addressing that Peter, appreciated.

Honestly, there is one thing that can fix this whole problem without all the trouble, simply change 3 of these pieces that comes with it, make this one "Wider" piece.

I have PM'd you with my thoughts.
Message: Posted by: Kune (Jan 28, 2009 06:30AM)
I just received mine today and also had some trouble with the wooden piece and nearly broke it, but fortunately managed to fix it again.
I was just thinking if it could be made out of a metal such as iron, not only would it be stronger, but it would have a lot of other advantages as well (I won't post them here in case of exposure, but anyone who has the unit should know what I mean).
Message: Posted by: bosque (Jan 28, 2009 09:12PM)
Boy; I'm still waiting for the package to arrive. I preordered. Oh well. I bet this one's going to be good. I don't mind tinkering a little to beef things up. but first, I need to have it in my hands...
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Jan 28, 2009 09:25PM)
I'm sure this is a great levitation and I thank Piz for the demo, but for $150+, I don't understand why people are getting it cracked or damaged. It's not computing for me. :( I may eventually buy the levi (first one by the way), but till then, I need a guarantee since this really isn't chump change I'm paying with.
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 28, 2009 11:22PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-28 22:12, bosque wrote:
Boy; I'm still waiting for the package to arrive. I preordered. Oh well. I bet this one's going to be good. I don't mind tinkering a little to beef things up. but first, I need to have it in my hands...
[/quote]

I know what you mean. I pre-ordered too and still no show at my door. Well, at least we know enough to be careful with the wood part. ;-)
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 29, 2009 04:51AM)
I've been playing with this for a couple of days. It's a wonderful idea and works exactly as advertised.

You can easily work around any fragility problems you may be concerned about. Just glue an appropriately sized piece of plastic, aluminum or wood over the correct spot. You can find a thing called a "furniture floater" at your local hardware store. I find one of the correct size the very first time I went looking. Gave a sturdy fit and finish to the outfit, too. You can then use ANY shoe, soft-soled, or not. I've been using flip-flops.

Then, I got thinking, and...

I've now completely reconfigured the ****#### with some mods allowing a bare-footed performance with a 360 degree viewing window.

I've spent a lifetime looking for a bare-footed self-levi that I could perform anywhere, and ONE has helped me realize that dream--thanks Peter!


Ben Harris
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 29, 2009 05:02AM)
Wow Ben I'm gonna look for that "furniture floater" thing. Any alternate names to that material? YESSS I can use it with the thin-sole I want. I hope it's easy to find at the hardware store...

Does anyone have tips with wearing shorts/bermudas with ONE? It has the exact same problem with E1, as I originally suspected. I lost count how many times "it" flashed while wearing berms. Berms + flip flops = Best Lev (except for the balance issue, same problem as E1).
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 29, 2009 05:09AM)
Zone,

These are the things that people put under the legs of furniture to prevent the floor from scratching. All sorts of sizes and shapes are available. Should not be too hard to find a perfect fit. Failing that, just have someone cut the correct sized piece from a sheet of acrylic. Easy fix. (or two-ply wood).

Ben
Message: Posted by: zoneinfinite (Jan 29, 2009 05:40AM)
Got it. I was trying ONE today with a thick-sole Nike shoes that I hated and never wore in years. Now I can go back to my usual pair of shoes. Thanks for sharing the tip! No more fragility problem. If anyone has a solution to the berms problem, please PM me!
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 29, 2009 06:18AM)
....Has anyone in the UK recieved this yet..?

Kris
'One' Dreamer..
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 29, 2009 09:46AM)
I haven't received mine yet either...

Ben, will you explain how you reconfigured the device for a 360 degree barefooted levitation to those who own it? I'd be extremely interested.
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 29, 2009 10:25AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-29 10:46, PatrickGregoire wrote:
I haven't received mine yet either...

Ben, will you explain how you reconfigured the device for a 360 degree barefooted levitation to those who own it? I'd be extremely interested.
[/quote]

I would be interested in this too.

Charlie
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Jan 29, 2009 05:02PM)
Hi guys,

I simply thought about this outside the box. Peter has presented a wonderful concept and it has so many possibilities. There are many OTHER ways to put this to use other than the way it is supplied.

For now I will not tip any of my work. I'm keeping it for myself. Sorry, but that's how much I love using this. It is also not very respectful to Peter if I describe how I completely took this back to scratch and remade it in a completely different manner. Peter gives you everything you need, his product performs exactly as advertised, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE IS POSSIBLE if you start experimenting.

I hope the tip about strengthening the unit is useful.

Please NO PMs -- I cannot answer them.

Cheers

Ben
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 29, 2009 07:14PM)
That's understandable.
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 29, 2009 08:09PM)
No problem here either. Thanks for sharing as much as you did.

Charlie
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Jan 29, 2009 08:25PM)
So how about marketing your revised version Ben as "Two"?
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 29, 2009 10:36PM)
Like he said, it would be impolite.
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Jan 29, 2009 11:33PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-29 21:25, MagicBrent wrote:
So how about marketing your revised version Ben as "Two"?
[/quote]

I think he was joking ;)
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 30, 2009 07:30AM)
Oh where is mine!!! its been days...weeks!! lol
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 30, 2009 07:54AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 08:30, krisneale wrote:
Oh where is mine!!! its been days...weeks!! lol
[/quote]

I haven't received mine yet either. Maybe it floated away somewhere..........

Sent a PM to Peter yesterday to see if he can help, but no reply yet. :-(

Charlie
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Jan 30, 2009 08:20AM)
I think Peter said he wont be on here for a while.

Piz - I need a new ETA on my 'ONE' Please!!! lol

Kris
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 30, 2009 08:38AM)
What about Ray Noble's new video?
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Jan 30, 2009 09:29AM)
I am still waiting on mine also. I would imagine they are being held up by customs, not sure why the HP shipment made it through so quickly and the pre-orders did not.
Message: Posted by: bosque (Jan 30, 2009 11:25AM)
I'm still waiting too. I'm hoping it arrives by the weekend...
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 30, 2009 12:07PM)
I'm still waiting as well.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 30, 2009 12:28PM)
Let us know when you receive it guys! :)
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 30, 2009 12:48PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 13:28, goldeneye007 wrote:
Let us know when you receive it guys! :)
[/quote]

Will do.

Charlie
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 30, 2009 01:59PM)
IF we ever do.
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Jan 30, 2009 04:51PM)
Yeah, I was kidding about "two"...although I'd buy it!
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Jan 30, 2009 04:56PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-30 14:59, PatrickGregoire wrote:
IF we ever do.
[/quote]

:)
Message: Posted by: chrusa (Jan 30, 2009 05:12PM)
Peter puts out some excellent products and when I have the extra cash I would love to buy one its just trying to get a job first in today's economy (just got laid off) but once I have my job situation completed I plan on spending a lot of money on Peters products and not just the one levitation Im just so ***ed eager and want it now!
Message: Posted by: bosque (Jan 30, 2009 08:27PM)
Dang! Mail came, but no "One" arrived. Maybe tomorrow....Maybe someday.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 30, 2009 11:57PM)
Tomorrow's Saturday. I didn't get it either. I'll have to wait through the weekend and it probably won't even come Monday. It'll probably never come.
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Jan 31, 2009 01:17AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-31 00:57, PatrickGregoire wrote:
Tomorrow's Saturday. I didn't get it either. I'll have to wait through the weekend and it probably won't even come Monday. It'll probably never come.
[/quote]

And if ever does come (which I doubt it ever will), you probably won't like it. It might even break on you during your first levitation. If it doesn't break, and you're able to successfully levitate (which I doubt), you'll probably be laughed at by everyone watching you floating in the air. You'll say, "Stop laughing -- I'm floating in the air!" But They'll probably start calling you names like Mr. Airhead, which will stick with you for the rest of your life, causing immeasurable suffering and humiliation to you and your family, not to mention the financial drain on you because of all the therapy you'll have to go through.

So, I'm thinking you should be thanking your lucky stars that this devilish device called ONE has not arrived at your home. Let's hope it never will!

:lol:

Man, I had fun typing that! :)

Brian
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 31, 2009 02:04AM)
Brian, I hope that little, innocent looking rabbit in your avatar bites your head off. ;)

Mine won't come tomorrow, it's delivered by USPS. They deliver to mailboxes if I'm not mistaken. That means the mailman has to deliver it, and he doesn't deliver on weekends. This is pathetic. I preorder, I get told that it's sent out priority mail and I have to wait a week and then some to get it. The price wasn't that greatly reduced to warrant this type of situation. I'm going to go on a killing spree from insanity if I find my mailbox void of ONE too many times. I just want it to arrive so I can end these constant frustrations each day it doesn't come. Every day I'm SO sure it'll be in the mailbox, and it never is. I wonder when I'll give up.
Message: Posted by: ScottLeavitt (Jan 31, 2009 12:26PM)
Patrick

You'll probably give up when you see the USPS delivery person levitating down the street...

S
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Jan 31, 2009 12:28PM)
PatrickGregoire, did you order it through me or Hocus-Pocus? I thought you said you ordered it through Hocus-Pocus and if so, I unfortunately have no control over the shipping. I just checked on a parcel for Mister Illusion that I sent, and his entered the USA on the 22nd and it appears to be stuck in customs. Unfortunately I have no control over customs, and while I know yours is coming in from the USA, the Canadian customs are not any better, and can take a few days for an item to clear.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Jan 31, 2009 12:54PM)
Yeah it was from Hocus-Pocus. I know you can't do anything, it's not your fault. It's not anybody's fault other than whoever's fault it is lol, which might or might not be customs.
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Jan 31, 2009 04:28PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-31 13:28, Peter Loughran wrote:
PatrickGregoire, did you order it through me or Hocus-Pocus? I thought you said you ordered it through Hocus-Pocus and if so, I unfortunately have no control over the shipping. I just checked on a parcel for Mister Illusion that I sent, and his entered the USA on the 22nd and it appears to be stuck in customs. Unfortunately I have no control over customs, and while I know yours is coming in from the USA, the Canadian customs are not any better, and can take a few days for an item to clear.

Peter.
[/quote]

GOOD NEWS AND bad news>>>

The good news is that my ONE arrived at my door today, but wouldn't you know, I was out with my wife having a late morning breakfast at the beanery on the other side of town when the delivery attempt was made. The letter carrier left a note on my door saying I need to pick it up at the post office on Monday because a signature is required. That's the good news.

The bad news (FOR ME) is that I am leaving on Monday morning for Reno, Nevada for a show I am doing up there and I will not be returning until very late on Wednesday. That means that I will not be floating anytime soon--at least not until Thursday. The post office said that I cannot pick it up today.

I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that you can expect yours soon if you pre-ordered from Peter like I did.

Happy floating,
Charlie
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 2, 2009 04:50PM)
No package still... How do I even know if it's really coming? It's been 14 days. I can't take it anymore!
Message: Posted by: bosque (Feb 2, 2009 08:32PM)
Well, I received mine today and it is a thing of beauty. Because the spectators can peak under both feet, "One" takes the self-levi to a brand new level. A wonderful step up and forward. Prior exposure to the "Elevator" or "On Thin Air" will be useful. If you use just one hand, just a couple of fingers to stabilize yourself, you can get some terrific spins and partial rotations. I bend my legs slightly and turn slightly to one side during the "clean-up" moment. I've said enough. This effect rocks. Thanks Peter and Ray.
Message: Posted by: Corey K (Feb 2, 2009 09:02PM)
I can't wait until Patrick gets his levitation so we can stop hearing about it not getting there.. every day...

Thanks for the reviews to the guys who are actually writing them! One sounds awesome and I look forward to working with it.
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Feb 3, 2009 11:20AM)
ONE came in the mail yesterday and I have installed it into my shoe. I used option 3 it takes a little more time to set up but well worth it. There is next to zero possibility that the unit will break, when used properly, with this set up. The unit itself is IMO not fragile.
ONE is by far the most user friendly, real world worthy, No BS, self levitation I have worked with and yes I have tried most of them. The handling is very smooth and deceptive, You can levitate up or down as slow or fast as you like. bottom line...this thing is gonna kill laymen! Great job Peter and Ray you have a winner.

Tony
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Feb 3, 2009 01:02PM)
For anyone who may be interested I shot a quick demo with a view under the feet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXFvRECYJuQ
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 3, 2009 01:57PM)
Hey! Thanks for your video Tony! Nice shot! :)
Looks like you're levitating from the very beginning! How's that? Optical illusion?
Message: Posted by: tian_ci (Feb 3, 2009 01:59PM)
Tony-You're totally doing a pull up aren't yah.
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Feb 3, 2009 02:08PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-03 14:59, tian_ci wrote:
Tony-You're totally doing a pull up aren't yah.
[/quote]

Tian - no sir, I'm glad it looks that good though, this is really what ONE looks like! I shot the video from floor level so everyone could see just how good it looks.
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Feb 3, 2009 05:08PM)
Great job Tony!
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Feb 4, 2009 07:44AM)
Received mine, and I am very happy with it. Although I do have a couple of concerns, re - the speed of the ditch, and noise.

Is there anyone who can help me on this?

Thanks

Kris
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Feb 4, 2009 10:23AM)
Great Video Tony, thanks for sharing! Kris- again as stated in the instructions this will self adjust after some use once it is worked in. In the mean time you can try bending your knees during the clean up to eliminate this also.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: Hart Keene (Feb 4, 2009 04:47PM)
Sorry if this has already been answered but I didn't want to go through 14 pages! LOL

Can you walk around ok for a few hours with the gimmick on? Comfortably?
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Feb 4, 2009 05:31PM)
Hart,

You can walk around all day, no worries. You forget that you are set, it's that cool.
I've been working ONE for a week or so in a variety of conditions (formal show to BBQ to corporate meeting) and it is brilliant.

I'm seriously thinking of adding a presentation of this to my one-man mentalism show. A presentation that is deadly serious: involving a chair, a spectator, and a full-on trance. I can't help to think that Peter's wonderful technology should be dressed up and presented with conviction. It is too good to be a simple quickie. If I can find it, I'll post a rare clip of underground levitation guru "Pablo d' Cote" from 1980-something. This was my inspiration for the performance angle.

Cheers

Ben
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 4, 2009 06:51PM)
I finally received one and here's my video contribution:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_Ak-HCq2zao
Message: Posted by: daniel_lachman (Feb 4, 2009 07:14PM)
Patrick, that looks great!
Message: Posted by: Bernardo Rodriguez (Feb 4, 2009 07:15PM)
Wow amazing video...
that jsut mad eme want it!! haha
I had no diea you could stay up that long because other people performing it mad eit look like a jumping action and very quick...
but I like this thankis for you video!
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Feb 4, 2009 07:48PM)
Wow! I own One and yet if you hadn't told me, I wouldn't have known it was the method! It was so good, it reminded me of a guy pulling himself up on a chinup bar out of camera range!
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Feb 4, 2009 08:19PM)
Wow! Best demo yet. I plan on buying this soon.
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Feb 4, 2009 08:43PM)
Patrick,

Nice demo man.. I don't know whats better...the performance, or the music. Define the Great Line is the most amazing album ever...
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 4, 2009 09:57PM)
Hey! A fan of Underoath! Niiiiice. Great CD I agree! Thanks for the comments guys! It'll be annoying trying to convince laymen on youtube that it's not a chinup!
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Feb 4, 2009 10:31PM)
I'm trying to figure out the best way to get rid of the gimmick (after performance) if I'm not wearing a jacket. Any ideas?

Patrick, were you holding onto sometime to help keep your balance? I am the most unbalanced person in the world! :)

Brian
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 4, 2009 10:41PM)
An untucked shirt? Or just don't turn around..stay close to a wall pretendng to be drained then ask the spectator to get you some water before you pass out..
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Feb 4, 2009 11:20PM)
Brian, I am wondering the same thing. It's manageable in these cold winter days. But I don't know what I am going to do in the summer; my summer clothes consist of mainly polos and graphic t's, both of which are not long shirts.
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Feb 5, 2009 12:35AM)
All of my shirts are tucked in. I guess I'm just old-fashioned that way. :-(
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Feb 5, 2009 02:55AM)
Shhh!!! lol
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 5, 2009 06:28AM)
Hey guys, why don't we start a review thread down in the ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Garbage’ in the 'Tricks and Effects' section? Since ONE has been out for a while, a thread down there would be cool to let others know what you guys think of this levitation. LOL

I must say that I really like all the videos so far. Great job!

I WILL have my video up this weekend, just been too busy, but I will tell you that in one clip a motorcycle is involved and looks pretty good.



Ray
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 5, 2009 06:39AM)
Yes, I had my right hand against the wall or else there's NO way I would have been able to levitate for that long. I'm having some difficulties figuring out how the heck to hide this thing and wear it all day as well, without it being detected or in the way when I want to sit down. Right now, I don't find it practical at all, which was the big selling point for me. I think it's great for stage though.
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Feb 5, 2009 08:31AM)
Peter - Thnaks for your reply...Just itching to perform this!!!

Does anyone know of a way to "speed up" the collection of the gimmick once levitated? Did that make sense?

Any help much appreciated.

Kris
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 5, 2009 08:33AM)
Great for stage?? So you have to get rid of something? When you sit down? And I thought you could levitate as long as you wished...

But your demo was totally crazy... wow! Can't it be done without any help from the hands?
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 5, 2009 09:49AM)
Not if you want to rise slow without years of practice and not if you want to stay up for a while without years of practice...

The ditching is self-contained in the system.

I can`t say more about the sitting down part, but if you read other recently posted comments you`ll see they`re talking about a similar area.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 5, 2009 11:19AM)
Thanks for your answer Patrick!! :)

One last question (I think I'll buy the ONE anyway but still...): how long do you think you can levitate then without the use of the hands? 3 secs? 5 secs?
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 5, 2009 12:18PM)
All it takes is practice, but it`s definitely easier right off the bat to just rise and then fall right after. I don`t even know if I care to see how long I can stay up without any support, I`m thinking of acting like I`m pushing myself up off the ground with one hand off of a chair or something. I`ll give it a more interesting presentation.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 5, 2009 01:22PM)
Ok, thanks!
Message: Posted by: edh (Feb 5, 2009 01:37PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-05 07:39, PatrickGregoire wrote:
Yes, I had my right hand against the wall or else there's NO way I would have been able to levitate for that long. I'm having some difficulties figuring out how the heck to hide this thing and wear it all day as well, without it being detected or in the way when I want to sit down. Right now, I don't find it practical at all, which was the big selling point for me. I think it's great for stage though.
[/quote]

I take it the instructions don't address this issue?
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 5, 2009 03:09PM)
Good question!

Can't wait to see your video Ray! A motorcycle? :) cool!
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 5, 2009 04:31PM)
Peter will say that it's discussed in the instructions, but it's not a realistic solution in my opinion.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Feb 5, 2009 04:38PM)
Hey Guys there are several suggestions on PatrickGregorie's concerns, both in concealment and performance, but yes like any magic trick it will take some practice and it will take some practice to float for longer periods of time, but it is still very easy to perform compared to other self levitations including my original Elevator, and there are several suggestions and easy ones at that to get you going in this direction very quickly. Also the bulkier part of the system that PatrickGregorie is refering to engages and dis-engages from your body in about 3 seconds(seriously) and will easily fit in your pocket, until you need it again,and in some cases can be concealed this way even while it is engaged. But honestly like Ben Harris has stated, I often forget I am even carrying this around with me in the set position, and obviously I am not the only who agrees with me, but everyone will have their own expectations and are entitled to their opinions.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 5, 2009 04:44PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-05 17:38, Peter Loughran wrote:
[...]

like any magic trick it will take some practice and it will take some practice to float for longer periods of time

[...]

Peter.
[/quote]

Thanks Peter, I have my answer. I don't mind practising a lot to achieve an effect as long as it's possible.

I'll place my order pretty soon I guess... :)
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 5, 2009 04:59PM)
It's not the disingaging that's a problem, it's the size of the gimmick. The gimmick is the perfect size, but not for concealment issues. No one can fit this in a pocket, come on! Well, sure it'll fit, but you'll have a he77 of a bulge and people WILL notice.

This system has its uses, but it's not as practical as it claims to be. That's just MY opinion.
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Feb 5, 2009 05:45PM)
Although I do feel it is a practical and deceiving illusion, I have to disagree on the concealment when not in use. It will not fit in your pocket unless you are wearing very baggy clothes. The bulge (with it being in the pocket) will not only be uncomfortable, but also noticeable. Peter, I don't see how this is any easier to perform than the original elevator, other than the get ready; I think the balance issue is still the same. However, with the angles and wonderful illusion the ONE allows, it is definately worth the effort to practice. I just wish it was more concealable when not in use.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 5, 2009 06:22PM)
Yup, the ONLY issue I have with this levitation is the concealment when not in use. It frustrates me to think that I thought I was buying something that I could wear all day long in any clothes and levitate anytime, but now that I've finally received it my hopes have crashed and burned.
Message: Posted by: Lord*Of*ILLUZION (Feb 5, 2009 06:46PM)
Concealment should not be an issue for many (if not most) performers who decide to wear a jacket. If you perform in t-shirts all the time, then you'll have an issue, you might want to check out Peter's "Elevator 2" because it addresses that issue of concealment, however, that would be backtracking as ONE is a big improvement on other issues that Elevator 2 had. Overall this is the best unit out of all 3 of Peter's levitation products. Elevator 1 has the best construction (and will literally last a lifetime) but somewhat limited viewing angles (specs will see the gimmick at a distance), Elevator 2 has the best portability, and is an ingenious design but very poor construction and flaws with stability. Finally, the ONE levitation is exactly like Elevator 1, but solves the issues of performing at a distance (can view under the feet), and has a much more "natural" get ready (you don't have to bend down to setup). I would have to say the construction was not the best on this product, but there is VERY good news, as Peter has told me via email that they solved the issue with the fragile part of the device. So overall, ONE is the best in the series for those performers who are still on the fence.
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Feb 5, 2009 06:50PM)
If we could somehow combine Blackstone's Vanishing Birdcage idea with this gimmick, then we would have the "Ultimate ONE".
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Feb 5, 2009 06:51PM)
I don't think it's a real concern.

Mine is kept in the glove box of the car. It then goes in my briefcase as required. It only takes a second or three to load the system before you require it. I've sat through a formal dinner with it on my lap awaiting the right moment. Walked right in with it in my hand, concealed beneath my wallet and iPhone. No need to run when you are not being chased.

So yes, it may be a bit bulky in your pocket, but there are ways around this. Any perceived drawbacks are minimal compared to the value of the performance.

Ben
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 5, 2009 07:14PM)
Yes but the point is that practicality was a major selling point, if not THE selling point, for most buyers. I feel ripped off because I cannot, as advertised, wear any clothes and wear this all day and levitate anytime.

2 quotes from the add that make me laugh out loud because they are so false:

#1 Do I need a jacket to perform this effect?

No you do not need a jacket to perform this effect.


#2 Is this portable?

Yes it is a small and compact levitation system.


I don't want my money back because I think it's a great levitation system and I will use it in the right conditions. Thank God it's winter right now, it makes this a little bit more practical. I just wish there was actually a way to wear this all day without any major cons such as bulging.
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Feb 6, 2009 02:28AM)
PatrickGregorie - is correct that a jacket really is required to perform this safely, I have a long coat that I am wearing tonight which I plan to perform in.

I am lucky to find that the device fits into my inside coat pocket ok, but I will need to go to the restroom to setup the gimmick.

I have been floating for around 3 secs, and I am finding that enough time time to get the desired effect.

Im looking forward to performing this tonight and will let all know how it goes. But I really do feel that Im going to fry them, as when you are actually levitating, there is nothing for them to find, I definatley expect to be having pints bought for me tonight using this!!

I just cant seem to put it down, and although it takes practice (which I was expecting) the end result can be a remarkable levitation, they really will think
"Theres nothing under his feet!!"

I do agree with PatrickGregorie as it would have been nice to levitate at any point wearing any clothes, and it was a major selling point for me too.

But the levitation is so powerful.. I am really happy with my purchase.

Just my opinion guys.

Thanks for listening.
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Feb 6, 2009 02:28AM)
PatrickGregorie - is correct that a jacket really is required to perform this safely, I have a long coat that I am wearing tonight which I plan to perform in.

I am lucky to find that the device fits into my inside coat pocket ok, but I will need to go to the restroom to setup the gimmick.

I have been floating for around 3 secs, and I am finding that enough time time to get the desired effect.

Im looking forward to performing this tonight and will let all know how it goes. But I really do feel that Im going to fry them, as when you are actually levitating, there is nothing for them to find, I definatley expect to be having pints bought for me tonight using this!!

I just cant seem to put it down, and although it takes practice (which I was expecting) the end result can be a remarkable levitation, they really will think
"Theres nothing under his feet!!"

I do agree with PatrickGregorie as it would have been nice to levitate at any point wearing any clothes, and it was a major selling point for me too.

But the levitation is so powerful.. I am really happy with my purchase.

Just my opinion guys.

Thanks for listening.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 6, 2009 03:58AM)
3 seconds is nice!!! :)
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 6, 2009 05:36AM)
What are the dimensions of the device?
Message: Posted by: krisneale (Feb 6, 2009 05:47AM)
Goldeneye007 - Yeah I think any longer "in the air" is too long, its just enough time for the "WTF!" factor to sink into their minds.

The Mac - not sure exactly I personally wouldn't say its huge at all.

Peter - this is brilliant!

Kris
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 6, 2009 06:14AM)
Ben Harris says that he hides it behind his wallet & Iphone so it must not be THAT big.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Feb 6, 2009 07:56AM)
Hey guys,

You are right Goldeneye, its not that bad, PatrickGregorie mentions it is only good for stage due to the portability of the unit. That's not a fair comment in my opinion, as he is making it seem like you have to lug around an AGA bar or something. I agree in some pants it may be bulky, but I have no problems with my cargos, khakis, slacks, dress pants, etc. and its no problem with most of my shorts except for my speedos(lol, could you imagine me wearing speedos? I think not). I have some pairs of jeans it fits comfortable with but a couple that it doesn't, in which case I wear a jacket or it goes in my close up case or like Ben a glove box, or the wife's purse etc. I also stand behind my advertising statements 100 percent, and I see nothing wrong with what is stated. Is it portable? Yes it is, it can be carried in your hand or pocket or jacket, how is that not portable? Do you need a jacket? No you don't, a long shirt, vest, sweater will do fine in the round, or it can be stolen at the end. Oh well, anyway Im off to the shop, peace out.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 6, 2009 10:47AM)
So is the back pocket of a pair of jeans and an untucked t-shirt workable?
I ask cus most of the time I'm casual like that :D
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 6, 2009 03:21PM)
I`ve never been someone to encourage or discourage anyone to buy anything. I cannot wrap my head around anyone being able to hide this thing and comfortably so, but I will leave it up to those who are interested to make their decision. Someone mentioned that it can`t be that big since Ben hides it behind his wallet and iphone, but you`re taking it the wrong way. Think of it this way: it`s so big he needs to use his wallet and his iphone to hide it!
Message: Posted by: Ben Harris (Feb 6, 2009 05:36PM)
Two words:

"Max Malini"

Cheers


Ben
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 6, 2009 06:30PM)
:)
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 7, 2009 09:49AM)
Just put my order in at hocus pocus! (although I did not receive that confirmation email)

very excited!!!
Message: Posted by: Fabricem (Feb 7, 2009 10:21AM)
Sorry I was looking just now the video, but what is this?
I don't have nothing badto say about peter, but before than put sometings on the market why they can't see the audience's face?
c'mon what is this? it's a levitation?
I tink is better if I ask the people " close your eye" and after I can say "I'm levitating really belive me now open again your eyes".,
sorry but who can buy this?
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 7, 2009 11:34AM)
Okay then...
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 7, 2009 11:53AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-07 11:21, Fabrice Milella wrote:
Sorry I was looking just now the video, but what is this?
I don't have nothing badto say about peter, but before than put sometings on the market why they can't see the audience's face?
c'mon what is this? it's a levitation?
I tink is better if I ask the people " close your eye" and after I can say "I'm levitating really belive me now open again your eyes".,
sorry but who can buy this?
[/quote]
huh? what do you mean? which video are you talking about? the one on peter's website?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Feb 7, 2009 05:33PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-07 11:21, Fabrice Milella wrote:
Sorry I was looking just now the video, but what is this?
I don't have nothing badto say about peter, but before than put sometings on the market why they can't see the audience's face?
c'mon what is this? it's a levitation?
I tink is better if I ask the people " close your eye" and after I can say "I'm levitating really belive me now open again your eyes".,
sorry but who can buy this?
[/quote]

If you would like to see reactions to this Levitation watch my Vid, Page 10 of this thread.



Paul
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 8, 2009 09:43AM)
Anymore videos and stories? would love to hear em!
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 8, 2009 02:36PM)
Ray? Have you been floating too high ? :)
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 8, 2009 05:29PM)
Hey guys,

I told everyone that I was going to post a video of me using ONE, but haven’t yet. Sorry about that. It is just that I have been busy doing a few important things the last few day. And when I THINK that I will be able to set some time aside to film, I find that isn’t the case.

I apologize for not putting up a video. But there are already a few videos of ONE right here on this thread and they are very good. Everything that you wanted to see, are there in all the videos.


Best
Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 8, 2009 06:26PM)
Ok then... No pb. :)
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Feb 9, 2009 12:30PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-08 20:18, chrusa wrote:
Magical Demisions thanks so much. Peter does put out some excellent preoducts and it will be nice seeing someone established here on the Café such as yourself posting a video for all to see. Thanks. Will really be looking forward to it
[/quote]

Chris,

I think that Ray was giving us a hint that he wouldn't be putting up a video. :)

At least, that's the way I read it.

Brian
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 9, 2009 03:25PM)
Yup, that's also how I read it...
Message: Posted by: chrusa (Feb 9, 2009 06:55PM)
My bad I thought ikt was going to be late :) I glanced over the "I find that isn’t the case. "
Message: Posted by: Jim-Callahan (Feb 9, 2009 07:49PM)
Oh c'mon Ray if I can find time to post videos so can you.

But then again I sleep very little.

Never mind.

-Jim
Message: Posted by: mwells (Feb 9, 2009 09:22PM)
I ordered this today direct I can not wait to receive it. I will practice for a little while and post a video link. Peter gave me great customer service though so I will give him high regards for that even before I receive the product! Thanks again Peter!
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 9, 2009 10:35PM)
Want...more...veeedeeeohh..(drool)
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Feb 9, 2009 10:47PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-09 23:35, The Mac wrote:
Want...more...veeedeeeohh..(drool)
[/quote]

So buy the thing and start posting videos! :)
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 10, 2009 02:14AM)
Ordered it alreadyyy
Message: Posted by: mentalguy (Feb 10, 2009 08:59AM)
Here’s the good news. Is this levitation fun? YES. Is this exciting? YES. Might this unit inspire you, invite you to think outside the box, and, at first glance, fulfill something inside that says, “Wow, this is what real magic looks like”? YES.

Now for the grey areas:

Can I use any pair of shoes I want?
Um, kind of…

Do I have to be a gymnast to perform this?
If you want a smooth, slow, and graceful levitation without any visual means of support, then yes you will need some training in the gymnast department. If you can hold onto someone or something OR if you want a quick “jump up, jump down” motion, then you’re probably fine.

Does this require some construction, assembly, and tools?
Although this is not technically required, it is highly recommended. The care you put into the set-up will determine the life and durability of your unit.

While The One Levitation is a step in the right direction, there are still some flaws. The device is extremely fragile and prone to breakage. I followed the instructions, advice of others, and was very careful; however, my unit (and other customers’) started to crack on the first day. For nearly $150, I would have hoped that the unit was a little more sturdy and reliable. That being said, the unit does come with a 30 day warranty.

In my opinion, while this is one of the easiest and most user-friendly self-levitations on the market, executing this levitation convincingly will require considerable dedication and practice. As with any levitation or magic effect, you have two choices: you may present a stunt or a meaningful piece of theater. The effort you put into creating the effect will be reflected by what your audience gives you back.

For the money, this unit will give you more versatility than other self-levitations on the market. As with all effects, it ultimately comes down to your needs, style, and the impact you want to have on your audience. If you can “shock and awe” with your Balducci, then there is no reason to spend $150. But if you like what you see in the product demo and are looking for the next interesting, thought-provoking, fun, and versatile self-levitation, then this may be the one for you.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 10, 2009 09:54AM)
This fragile aspect worries me. I hope I wont have to send mine half way around the planet to fix.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 10, 2009 12:43PM)
Mine came with a crack and half of it caved in, but I used some contact cement all over and it`s fine now. It should be fine for a very, VERY long time.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 10, 2009 02:54PM)
Well... for $150 maybe you could except focusing on how to perform the effect and make it look good instead of having to take out your tools and stuff in order to "finish the job" - assuming it is the case, I'm just referring to the above posts - (and I don't have rubber cement at home... so I guess I would have to go to the mall and get some...).

I was about to place my order, but I still hesitate a little...
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 10, 2009 04:26PM)
I said CONTACT cement, not rubber cement. Contact cement will hold way better than rubber cement.

In my situation, I didn't have to do anything more than use some duct tape and contact cement. The contact cement was because I had to fix it but other than that it took me 5 minutes to set everything up. It varies from person to person.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 10, 2009 04:30PM)
Oh... yeah... my mistake,sorry... I thought contact cement of course...
Message: Posted by: gitty (Feb 10, 2009 04:42PM)
Finally I received my ONE LEVITATION order from Peter today here in Austria!!!!
I just opened the box and quickly read the instruction. It sounds very special and I will built my personal ONE during the upcoming weekend.
Thanks Peter and Ray for the combination of both self-levitations!
Message: Posted by: Bernardo Rodriguez (Feb 10, 2009 04:51PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-10 17:42, gitty wrote:
Finally I received my ONE LEVITATION order from Peter today here in Austria!!!!
I just opened the box and quickly read the instruction. It sounds very special and I will built my personal ONE during the upcoming weekend.
Thanks Peter and Ray for the combination of both self-levitations!
[/quote]

What do you mean by combinination?? is it still the normal one?
Message: Posted by: Monsieur Las Vegas (Feb 10, 2009 05:37PM)
"Peter Loughran and Ray Noble have created something very special. Peter Loughran brought you the ‘Elevator’ levitation, and Ray Noble brought you ‘On Thin Air’ and now together with a combined new concept they are proud to bring you ONE." quoted from http://www.masterofillusions.ca/one_levitation.html, peter's website.

The ONE is the combination // The combination is the ONE //
Message: Posted by: Bernardo Rodriguez (Feb 10, 2009 06:03PM)
Oh.. ok thanks for clearing that up




BErnardo Rodriguez
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Feb 10, 2009 07:36PM)
Hey Guys thanks for all the continued reviews, and videos. Just a note to all about the fragility, the units have now been coming with an add on that one can use for those who want to use thin soled shoes or different pre-set options, and elimates any chance of the product being damaged from any kind of footwear. For those that already have the unit without the new add on, then feel free to contact us and we can direct you to your local hardware store where you can pick up a similar add on for only a dollar or two.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Feb 10, 2009 10:38PM)
I have had this levitation device for a week or so now, and it has been sitting in my prop room still wrapped in the original plastic bubble wrap used for shipping--due to my traveling and performance schedule. I have read everything provided, and watched everything provided, but today I unwrapped the "One" and tried it for the first time for myself in front of a full length mirror. I almost FELL OVER--not from any kind of a "balance problem" but from seeing myself floating! I (obviously) know how it works, but when I looked at my feet in the mirror, I COULD SEE UNDER MY FEET AND COULD NOT SEE THE METHOD THAT I KNEW WAS THERE! Talk about freaking yourself out! If this "One" has that kind of effect on me, it is going to BLOW AWAY anyone I perform it for. I can't WAIT to take it out on the road.

Many thanks to the two great inventors who created this. BRAVO!

Charlie
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 11, 2009 04:25AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-10 20:36, Peter Loughran wrote:
Hey Guys thanks for all the continued reviews, and videos. Just a note to all about the fragility, the units have now been coming with an add on that one can use for those who want to use thin soled shoes or different pre-set options, and elimates any chance of the product being damaged from any kind of footwear.

[...]

Peter.
[/quote]

Great!!! That's good news!
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 11, 2009 04:32AM)
Hey Charlie,

your post made me very excited to receive my ONE.
Message: Posted by: psychicturtle (Feb 11, 2009 05:39AM)
Just a reminder to everyone who has this or is getting it - PLEASE make a huge deal out of doing this, do not do it as if it easy, and do not do it over and over again, as it loses it's believability and power.

I say this because I just had to say the same thing to a guy I saw using the elevator. He turned a miracle into a trick by acting as if it was easy. A Person who saw it said 'it must be a trick, no can can levitate for real that easily'. Everyone else agreed. Interesting that they believed levitation may be possible though...but they did not believe this guy could.

But yeah - really PERFORM this. Don't let it be a trick.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 11, 2009 06:55AM)
Very sound advice indeed.
Message: Posted by: misterillusion (Feb 11, 2009 08:19AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-11 05:32, The Mac wrote:
Hey Charlie,

your post made me very excited to receive my ONE.
[/quote]

You won't be disappointed. I have all of Peter's other levitations and the "One" is the one!

Charlie
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 11, 2009 08:35AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-11 06:39, psychicturtle wrote:
Just a reminder to everyone who has this or is getting it - PLEASE make a huge deal out of doing this, do not do it as if it easy, and do not do it over and over again, as it loses it's believability and power.

I say this because I just had to say the same thing to a guy I saw using the elevator. He turned a miracle into a trick by acting as if it was easy. A Person who saw it said 'it must be a trick, no can can levitate for real that easily'. Everyone else agreed. Interesting that they believed levitation may be possible though...but they did not believe this guy could.

But yeah - really PERFORM this. Don't let it be a trick.
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That is great advice psychicturle. Before I started using ONE I always used my On Thin Air and found that if you involved the spectators in the levitation, they seem to really enjoy it.

What do you mean get them involved Mr. Ray? LOL ….. Well, I would do this a few different ways, but the one that I liked the best was to have people from a circle and hold hands. You do NOT tell them that you are going to levitate. Because you will make this a caught me if you can type of challenge. Instead tell them that you need the help of everyone to try and do something very special for them.

By holding hands they each will create a flowing energy force that you hopefully will be able to tap into. (For those who have On Thin Air, have ONE in the advance position.) Once everyone starts to form the circle and the last of the spectators are reaching to hold hands, is the moment that I am ready to levitate. I then grab the hands to the right and left of me.

I asked everyone to slow their breathing down and to concentrate on feeling any odd sensation in their bodies. I ask everyone to squeeze each other hands to reinforce the connections between the circle. I tell everyone to image an energy coming upward from their feet into their legs, and up their backs and into their shoulders.

The energy is now coming down your arms, feel it. Your arms are tinkling and there may be a slight warm feeling all though your body now. Force the energy down into your hands, your arms and shoulders are becoming stiff and rigid. Stiff and rigid ……Hold the hands TIGHT! I can feel the energy…… Everyone, take a big breath in…… hold it……… let it out slowly…….(close your eyes) Mmmmmmyyy feeeeet, look at……… my…feet. (Levitate)

If you do this right, people will freak out. The reason of having the energy flow through their bodies such as the arms and hands and telling them that they are becoming stiff and rigid, plus the squeezing of the hands sets them up to HELP YOU levitate. The two people on your sides will not feel you working the levitation. They will remember this magician who had everyone hold hands, and using their energy FLOATED off the ground!

Anyway, presentation is EVERYTHING when it comes to making this a mind numbing experience. Or you could just say, “Hey, look at me, I am going to levitate like you see on TV. Here I go!”

I hope that you get the idea that this levitation is really special and should be treated as such. Don’t do this ALL the time. If you do, it just becomes another TRICK and not the miracle that it was designed for.

I have at times tried to levitate using My On Air, and FAILED! I did this on purpose to create the feeling among people that what I do is special and that I can’t do it at the drop of a hat. I have at times left a gig without levitating because I was unable to generate the energy needed to perform this miracle. May sound like a dumb thing to do, but on my RETURN gig, I DID levitate and it became very special in the eyes of the client.

If you believe (acting) that you can really levitate but only if everything is in order, then ONE will set you apart from the guy who buys this and JUST FLOATS.

Please don’t just FLOAT. Make this real in the eyes of your spectators and you will become the 'ONE' who can really levitate!


Best
Ray


P.S. Charlie, I am really glad that you like ONE!
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 11, 2009 09:38AM)
One of my levitation patter scripts: I am about to do something that will create a moment you will never forget.A lot of the things you have seen me do are illusions but this is as real as it gets...and you may never again see it for the rest of your life...
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 11, 2009 09:38AM)
One of my levitation patter scripts: I am about to do something that will create a moment you will never forget.A lot of the things you have seen me do are illusions but this is as real as it gets...and you may never again see it for the rest of your life...
Message: Posted by: Scattered Dream (Feb 12, 2009 11:47AM)
...except on youtube.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Feb 13, 2009 08:12AM)
There are hundreds and maybe even thousands of levitation videos on youtube I doubt the average person that isn't in magic could ever decifer them, nor would they bother too! Patter and presentation can certainly change the mood, effectiveness, and alter the perception of any illusion. I remember when I was younger I used to do a PK M. to stop clocks/watches and would then get a nose bleed after and complain about a severe headache after, and it left such a lasting impression, I still see old high school buddies etc who still remember that from 20 years ago and still to this day beleive what they saw was some kind of real ability. Did they remember the card trick I did on them too? Nope, but they remembered that, and probably will never forget either!

P.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 13, 2009 11:43AM)
Just waiting for mine to arrive.Knowing my luck it will probably be in customs for 3weeks.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Feb 14, 2009 04:05AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-11 06:39, psychicturtle wrote:
Just a reminder to everyone who has this or is getting it - PLEASE make a huge deal out of doing this, do not do it as if it easy, and do not do it over and over again, as it loses it's believability and power.

I say this because I just had to say the same thing to a guy I saw using the elevator. He turned a miracle into a trick by acting as if it was easy. A Person who saw it said 'it must be a trick, no can can levitate for real that easily'. Everyone else agreed. Interesting that they believed levitation may be possible though...but they did not believe this guy could.

But yeah - really PERFORM this. Don't let it be a trick.
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YES! Never levitate (or perform anything) TWICE for the same crowd, Under any circumstance's! Act like your out of breath in the end, make them feel your pain, your light-headed and your head hurts! Believe it or not, the woman I did my levi for in the vid is still at the Hotel, I see her daily, and the main thing she brings up to me about levitating is "How she felt my energy and emotional stress during and after the levi!". She showed her cousin the vid a couple weeks back, and told her "It's not the same, I felt the energy and what he went through to do that!".

I learned a long time ago, performing an effect more then once loses yourself credibility, respect, and you performing "what-ever-the-effect-may-be" makes it irrelevant in the end, in the specs mind.


I learned the hard way many years ago, there is no magic in it without patter and presentation, sell the effect, perfect the illusion, never show an effect more the once! Once you have mastered and perfected these steps and incorporated this discipline into all and everyone of your performanses,routines,effects, you can bet your "BUTT" that your on your way to a successful hobby/career!


P.S. I had a itty bitty problem with the levi (due to personal affliction caused by me, had nothing to do with the levi it-self)), I PM'd Peter with just a question and he took care of the problem ASAP! He actually did more then what I asked of him, he went WAY "out-of his way!" to make sure I was happy! :) Once again Peter, I thank you for that! :D Has to be the best service I have ever received from a seller, and it was MY Fault why this happened! In this case, Peter went beyond being generous indeed, and can see he def goes out of his way to please his customers!


Thanks Again Peter!


Paul
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Feb 14, 2009 06:56PM)
Read Richard Osterlind's The Principles of Magic for a different view on performing the same trick twice.
Message: Posted by: Scattered Dream (Feb 15, 2009 12:37AM)
"Why don't you order ONE and use your presentation to create your own reactions?"

In my case I don't have the cash. So it's nice to wait and read reviews and see videos. Reactions always comes after you bought something, but some don't buy unless they have a legit reason. Like Piz's video is reason enough to spark interest. AMAZING reaction. Did you really just do that? It's wasn't about how he did a magic trick but how he just levitated.

And here is a little idea. For anyone who owns the elevator and I'm guessing it will work with "ONE" as well. Take an egg and place it under your toes on the foot which does not contain the gimmick. Act like you are distributing your weight onto the egg but really use the gimmick to support yourself and give off the illusion that you can stand on an egg without having it break. The idea was influenced by a sideshow picture I saw of a man standing on a bunch of eggs but thought it would be impressive with only one egg. Ow and placing the egg under your toes gives you an easy set-up for the elevator. Tell me what all you "One" owners think. :)

It might not me levitation but can be used for the coin in egg trick or just an interesting display of the old sideshow stunt.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 15, 2009 07:39AM)
Don't reduce phenomena to stunt.
Message: Posted by: chrusa (Feb 15, 2009 12:49PM)
I kind of like the egg idea is it reducing it to A stunt or is it creating a whole another effect? I think that's a cool presentation.

One thing I realize as I get farther in magic is that effect, books, or DVD are NOT instructions. they are just ideas. Ideas on how I can rework it or present it or change it to make it my own and different and that egg idea is prime example of what I am feeling is the "right" (if you will) way to think when learning new magic.
Message: Posted by: Scattered Dream (Feb 15, 2009 03:24PM)
Being imaginative is not reducing.

Say you love performing the coin in egg trick. Try suspending yourself ontop of the egg for a couple of seconds and then having the egg break under your weight. When they look through the yoke and broken shells they find their signed coin.

Or say you perform an exorcism effect like the one in Gede Nibo's "Vo-Du Magick" where you exorcize evil spirits by trapping them within an egg. The evil spirit makes the egg so strong that you can stand on it. With much healing energy the egg finally breaks under the performer's weight. Revealing blood and black stones.
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Feb 16, 2009 02:25PM)
Not all magicians are willing to make their audiences believe that they are the real deal.
Message: Posted by: Scattered Dream (Feb 17, 2009 07:21AM)
Where did I say 'and then portray yourself as the real deal'. I'm sorry for trying to think outside the box and share ideas. It's clear it is not wanted.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 17, 2009 08:29AM)
I thnk he was refering to me.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Feb 17, 2009 08:53AM)
Scattered Dream, shared his Egg routine with me prior to the release of ONE, and I found that it was a great idea for use with the original Elevator as it took care of the bending down move that was needed with the original Elevator. And although this move is not used in ONE, it still is a very different approach to the effect. I think its a very clever idea.

I also agree with both sides of the coin from Patrickgregoire's comments and Mac's comments. It really is an individual prefered way of performing the effect(or any effect for that matter) either way. It all comes down to the individual performer and the end results one wishes to acheive.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 17, 2009 09:50PM)
In my opinion: I think the strength of one is that you can see under the feet,why compromise such an amazing facet?The egg thing is a great excuse to bend down(which is required in elevator 1).My One is due to arrive on the 20th.Im so excited.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Feb 18, 2009 03:52AM)
^^^ Let us know what you think Mac?! It's a wonderful levi, I am having a ton of fun with mine :)



P.S. Everyone remember Alex with the X-Levitation, the levi that ripped-off Peters Elevator and Aaron Paterson's Icarus? Well, he's back and has an effect out at Penguin! Check-it...

http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1906


I'm not trina bash the kid, I just hope this time around this release is fully original.


.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Feb 18, 2009 12:17PM)
Well guys, I just received the "Problem Solver" to the wood debacle, and let me just say it is simply brilliant what Peter & Ray have done to enhance the new device!

It actually "Grips" better! Those who own the levi will know what I am talking about. You also will get a higher Levitation from this new working, I measured and it is only 1/8th of an inch difference, but with a levi of this nature it is noticeable. I noticed the height difference from the second I started levitating, I felt higher (I can relate this to when you are a little kid, you mark a line on the wall documenting your height, and when you grow a little more, then stoop down to that line, you notice the difference from your old/new height to the ground).


Big thumbs up to Peter and Ray, these men just perfected this thing! Unless you can really float, I cannot see it getting any better then this (well, Mechanically I can, but that's money and much more research, till then, ONE prevails! :)).


BEST
Pauly
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 18, 2009 02:22PM)
Got mine today, a bit of initial disappointment but will give it a fair chance and report with a full review.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Feb 18, 2009 02:58PM)
I PM'd you Mac...

Be happy brother! This KILLS with the right lighting, etc! Work with it brother! You have seen all the Vid's with seeing under and through to the other side! The potential of this levi is only beyond what you feel your imagination can comprehend! :)

Simply work on it and appreciate what you are working with...


WORK WITH IT!!!


Pauly
Message: Posted by: invisible (Feb 18, 2009 05:26PM)
What do you mean by right lighting? Are there lighting restrictions?
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 19, 2009 03:41AM)
Yes somewhat.

I don't know how to state this without exposure but the further away they stand the better.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Feb 19, 2009 06:48AM)
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On 2009-02-18 18:26, invisible wrote:
What do you mean by right lighting? Are there lighting restrictions?
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I would avoid direct sunlight if you are looking for them to see under.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 19, 2009 11:50AM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-19 04:41, The Mac wrote:

[..] the further away they stand the better.

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...which is also from a visual point of view (which is what it's all about btw... somehow ok...) best, no?
Message: Posted by: The Mac (Feb 19, 2009 11:25PM)
Um..have them stand on one end of a hallway and you on the other then levitate for a second.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Feb 20, 2009 05:55PM)
Yes! Good idea! :)
Message: Posted by: semo (Feb 24, 2009 12:24AM)
Any more videos of ONE to share? Piz, your's was awesome. Great job getting the spec's reaction afterwards too.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Feb 24, 2009 12:51AM)
^^^ Thanks Semo! :)


A magician buddy of mine from out of State came into town earlier today, has a club gig out here in Chicago to take care of for the next 3 weeks. He just received his ONE couple days before leaving, we plan on meeting up within the next couple of days, going out and shooting some Video on ONE as he needs some footage of himself performing for promotioanl purposes. Where looking to get some good action to hopefully post on here! :)


P.S. Through all my testing with ONE levi I have found that without question, the best surface to do this on would be thin rug with a pattern on it, crazier the pattern the better, any color will do, the gimmick is 100% unnoticable from the angle at which the spec will be viewing (Standing or YES, EVEN kneeling), they will be able to see straight through to the other side (Rug in my Vid is a great example of this, I have found better though, black with gray pattern is incredible!).
Message: Posted by: Potty the Pirate (Feb 24, 2009 12:44PM)
Scattered Dream - firstly THANK YOU for your brilliant idea with the egg! Great lateral thinking, and will give me the chance to make The Elevator pay for itself! The egg takes all the heat off, and offers the chance to make the levitation FUNNY. Eggs are funny anyway, as long as they get broken in the end!
Well, this thread has made me re-think the self-levitation. I have the Elevator, and had pretty much decided that it wasn't for me, though it still takes up space in my workshop....
Now, I see that I haven't given Elevator a fair chance, and I'm even tempted by Peter's new version. But I'll wait until I get his Blaster Box first....gee, so many things on the shopping list all of a sudden!
Perhaps for now, I will first "tread on eggshells", with the Elevator, and then follow that up with the Neo-Rise levitation, which I think is very comical. It would be SO cool to end with ONE....we'll see.
Anyone have a video of a live performance?
Potty ;)
Message: Posted by: Scattered Dream (Feb 24, 2009 07:36PM)
I'm glad my idea made you rethink the elevator. :) It's one fine piece of magic
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Feb 25, 2009 07:58AM)
Here you go Semo... This is one of the best levi's I have ever seen with my own eyes!

I kinda filmed this for a laugh, but those of you that have watched Piz's one lev video might get a kick out of this... I had to find that door in chicago!.. and I did...lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbGUixmwnc
watch it in HD


BTW.. PETER AND RAY... Great JoB!
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Feb 25, 2009 08:26AM)
That was freaking hilarious Jon in doing it in the exact same location! Great job on performing ONE!

Just a side note to all. I am leaving for Vegas in a couple of days for the Tenyo Elite debut at the World Magic Seminar and so my time on a computer over the next week and a bit will be limited, so you may find that I may not be able to answer as many questions, PMs, or emails during this time, but I will get to them as soon and as fast as I can. Just know that I am not ignoring anyone, and I will answer them eventually.

P.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 25, 2009 09:39AM)
Jon,
You must have to much time on your hands. LOL

That was cool that you did it in the VERY SAME spot that PIZ did.

Matter of fact, we can REALLY see under your feet!

That was ONE great job! LOL

Glad that you like ONE.


Ray
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Feb 25, 2009 11:29AM)
Haha that was hilarious!
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Feb 25, 2009 11:39AM)
Wow, where can I buy that magic doorway? It plays big, but can it be packed small? :lol:

Brian
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Feb 25, 2009 06:07PM)
Diclaimer: the door does pack small.. however the building doesn't...lol

and ray.. I do have nothing but time on my hands.. I'm a magician in a great economy...lol

congrats to both you and peter for the levi. when I open the box, I was like..huh?..lol... but like a good little magician, I followed the instructions.. then looked at myself doing the levi in a mirror... and I really fell down because I was like holy (insert the bad word here).. then boom.. my butt was on the floor.

since using this, I am staying in the air for a longer period of time and when the spectator bends down to look under my feet, I let them... then "fall from the air" as one of the spectators told me.. if david blain would have used this one in his first special, there would have been churches built in his name, or he would have been burned at the stake.. but either way.. lol... a major religion would have been started...lol

jon
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Feb 25, 2009 06:48PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-25 19:07, jon_maronge wrote:
if david blain would have used this one in his first special, there would have been churches built in his name
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But I thought our local St. David's church was named after David Blaine! No wonder everyone gets upset with me when the preacher is preaching, and I'm casually walking around saying "Look, look, see the king? Now he's a queen!" :)

Brian
Message: Posted by: semo (Feb 26, 2009 08:11PM)
Jon, that was awesome.

For those of you who watch this, turn up your volume. You hear an itty bitty voice gasp a few times and then do an "OMG!" very quitely behind the camera. Just awesome! I love that.

And I never considered a doorway levitation as being evidence of stalking, but you have created a new form of hunting! Piz hunting. LOL. Great job.
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Feb 26, 2009 10:55PM)
Lol.. thanks.. and it's not stalking.. it's ummm... what's the politicaly correct word I'm looking for?.. oh yeah.. it's an investigation...lol. and I will have you know that the doorway is not pressing charges,

lol


jon
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Mar 4, 2009 05:51PM)
Did any of you get a one levi? if so.. put up your videos.. I would love to start seeing them out there.
Message: Posted by: invisible (Mar 4, 2009 09:35PM)
There are two on this thread if you look back. they are pretty convincing!
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Mar 4, 2009 11:23PM)
I know.. one of them is mine..lol... I just wanted to see other people performing this too.. it looks too cool
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 5, 2009 04:23AM)
Just a quick question : what are those "adjusters" you can buy on peter's site? does it have something to do with the fragility?
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 6, 2009 01:21AM)
Can't manage to join Peter... Anybody knows when he'll be back on the Café?
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Mar 6, 2009 02:15AM)
I know he is still in vegas.. I believe he gets back this weekend.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 6, 2009 04:45AM)
Oh! Thanks for the info Jon! :)
I'll have to wait a little more then.
Message: Posted by: invisible (Mar 6, 2009 05:28PM)
How silent is the gimmick? can it be done in a quiet room??
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 7, 2009 05:10AM)
I think people have said that in the street it isn't an issue but in a quiet room, AT FIRST, it does make a little noise. But after a few performances apparently you're fine and it remains silent.
Message: Posted by: invisible (Mar 7, 2009 08:49AM)
Thanks!
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Mar 7, 2009 05:57PM)
I just grunt a little when I "fall" out of the air and that and my feet hitting the ground cover the little noise when in a quiet room. people are still freaking out from actually being able to see under your feet so they won't ever hear a thing anyways.
Message: Posted by: CasualSoul (Mar 9, 2009 11:24PM)
[quote]
On 2009-02-25 08:58, jon_maronge wrote:
Here you go Semo... This is one of the best levi's I have ever seen with my own eyes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbGUixmwnc
watch it in HD
[/quote]

LOL, that was awesome. It was definitely my favorite video performance I've seen of The One so far. I'm confident that I understand how it works, but I haven't seen this lev happen slowly and controlled like that before (no offence to Peter and Piz) and I was getting a little concerned that maybe it would be too difficult to get the slow rising look I prefer. I am so totally SOLD!! This will be my next major magic purchase.
Message: Posted by: semo (Mar 10, 2009 12:18AM)
CasualSoul,
You may want to buy it directly from Peter's website since you are both in Canada. There were some boarder crossing stories earlier in this link that delayed the arrival of some ONE's that you could avoid easily.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Mar 10, 2009 01:41AM)
[quote]
On 2009-03-10 00:24, CasualSoul wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-02-25 08:58, jon_maronge wrote:
Here you go Semo... This is one of the best levi's I have ever seen with my own eyes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbGUixmwnc
watch it in HD
[/quote]

LOL, that was awesome. It was definitely my favorite video performance I've seen of The One so far. I'm confident that I understand how it works, but I haven't seen this lev happen slowly and controlled like that before (no offence to Peter and Piz) and I was getting a little concerned that maybe it would be too difficult to get the slow rising look I prefer. I am so totally SOLD!! This will be my next major magic purchase.
[/quote]


I discussed this comment with Jon, and we both had a little chukkle! :)

Funny thing is I actually go-up slower then Jon did (about 10sec slower), it's simply the angle it was shot at. Mine was shot with someone standing-up, when shooting his Vid it was recorded with the person sitting down on a couch about 3-4 feet lower to the ground then in my Vid.

His was shot strickly for presentation, as it was set to get totally under the feet, mine was shot from spectator view for reaction purposes. It's all in the presentation brother :)


BTW, I'm happy you are getting this, ENJOY!! :D
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Mar 10, 2009 02:22AM)
Those fighting words PIZ?.. do I smell a showoff?...lol.. just joking.

Piz and I had discissed doing a silly video, but still more for performance sake.. not that his performance wasn't good. I saw that lady he had hold up the camera at the place he shot the video and she is still freaked out.. then we showed her just the vid of me doing it on youtube... now she is equally freaked out by me.. she is kind of scared of us now but still wants us to perform at her party.. so all is good.

I think we may film a couple more this weekend just to be silly but who knows.. I'm going to see simon lovell's lecture at magic, inc. in chicago on saturday.. so hopefully we can perform and film on friday night.. to be continued.

anyways, to make a long post even longer, I will add that I'm happy that the videos helped to convince you to invest into the One Levi.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Mar 10, 2009 03:12AM)
[quote]
On 2009-03-10 03:22, jon_maronge wrote:
Those fighting words PIZ?.. do I smell a showoff?

Piz's performance wasn't good.


[/quote]


WASN'T GOOD!!! :mad: SHOWOFF IT IS!!! MY HOTEL, FRIDAY NIGHT, IT'S ON :angry: !!!!lol :D

Simon Lovell will judge! :)



Paul
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Mar 10, 2009 03:52AM)
Hahaha
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 10, 2009 06:45AM)
Can't wait to receive mine!!!
Message: Posted by: CasualSoul (Mar 10, 2009 11:20PM)
[quote]
LOL, that was awesome. It was definitely my favorite video performance I've seen of The One so far. I'm confident that I understand how it works, but I haven't seen this lev happen slowly and controlled like that before (no offence to Peter and Piz) and I was getting a little concerned that maybe it would be too difficult to get the slow rising look I prefer. I am so totally SOLD!! This will be my next major magic purchase.
[/quote]

[quote]
I discussed this comment with Jon, and we both had a little chukkle! :)

Funny thing is I actually go-up slower then Jon did (about 10sec slower), it's simply the angle it was shot at. Mine was shot with someone standing-up, when shooting his Vid it was recorded with the person sitting down on a couch about 3-4 feet lower to the ground then in my Vid.

His was shot strickly for presentation, as it was set to get totally under the feet, mine was shot from spectator view for reaction purposes. It's all in the presentation brother :)


BTW, I'm happy you are getting this, ENJOY!! :D
[/quote]

I just watched your video again and yeah, you're right. I think why I remembered it differently was because of the angle and the greater degree of shadow under your feet. You actually do rise slower lol. Memory and perception are funny things. When I do Balducci for people that don't know it they always tell people I rose a whole foot off the ground. hahahaha
Message: Posted by: CasualSoul (Mar 10, 2009 11:27PM)
[quote]
On 2009-03-10 01:18, semo wrote:
CasualSoul,
You may want to buy it directly from Peter's website since you are both in Canada. There were some boarder crossing stories earlier in this link that delayed the arrival of some ONE's that you could avoid easily.
[/quote]

Thanks, I might do that or pick up pre-owned.
Message: Posted by: fooksau (Mar 11, 2009 12:23AM)
I don't like the way the trick looked. That's just me though.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 11, 2009 04:41PM)
You don't seem to like a lot of things fooksau, do you? ;) I've already seen nearly the same comment coming from you on another thread (Will Tsai's colour change I think). People here do not really care if you like an effect or not, but what they would like to know is WHY you like it or not (especially if you don't like the effect).

Don't take it too personal, but dropping a line and just saying you don't like an effect doesn't really make sense to me and does not really make things evolve on a forum... but going further in your thoughts on why you do not like it would surely interest people.
Message: Posted by: invisible (Mar 12, 2009 12:16PM)
Are there any other amazing videos of this levitation? Come on boys I know you can do it!
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Mar 12, 2009 01:10PM)
What ever happened to the other presentation ideas/video that Mr Noble was going to post?
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 12, 2009 05:39PM)
I think he finally decided not to post any video, since the already posted videos looked great.
Message: Posted by: invisible (Mar 12, 2009 06:09PM)
Can this be performed with bare legs? eg. shorts, as long as you are wearing shoes? what about sandals?
Message: Posted by: PatrickGregoire (Mar 13, 2009 06:44AM)
You risk flashing after the levitation if you are not wearing pants. It can be done though. You might be able to use sandals, I'm not sure.
Message: Posted by: invisible (Mar 13, 2009 07:19AM)
Hmm has anyone else tried with sandals and shorts?
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 13, 2009 07:38AM)
I think Ben Harris mentioned somewhere on the thread that he found a way of doing it barefoot.
Message: Posted by: invisible (Mar 13, 2009 07:50AM)
Barefoot would be really cool, even in pants.
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Mar 13, 2009 01:47PM)
Thanks Goldeneye,
You would have thought though that the the co-inventer would still like to have shared his ideas though. I must say that I am very tempted to buy this when my cash flow situation is looking a bit better!
tjd
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Mar 13, 2009 02:02PM)
Hey Tim, yeah I think Ray had a change of heart and wanted to keep some of these ideas for himself for now, to keep these additional ideas somewhat original to him and his own performance. I think the last time I talked to Ray about this, he said he would eventually release the ideas, perhaps on a dvd or pdf or just for everyone to see. I agree it will be nice, but I also can't blame him for wanting to keep the ideas original to only him for now. I know Ben Harris has created some unique ideas for it also, but again wants to keep them original to him personally, and that is all right with me and very understandable.

Peter.
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Mar 14, 2009 07:43AM)
Thanks Peter,
Hope to order this when bank balance is looking a bit more rosy!
Cheers
Tim
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 15, 2009 04:26PM)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrggghh... still waiting mine!!!..... no, I'm not nervous... :)
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 17, 2009 02:58PM)
Just received it today! however I can't manage to read the CD provided with it... has anyone experienced that?
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 17, 2009 03:10PM)
Sorry folks, my mistake... after a few tries I finally started my computer again and it worked... but apparently there's no further explanation on the CD... just a video demo. :(
I'm off to practice! :)
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Mar 18, 2009 04:26AM)
Hum... just a question: I don't really see why the wooden part would make any trouble... could anyone enlighten me on this point by PM if necessary? I wouldn't like to make it break...
Message: Posted by: Piz (Mar 23, 2009 11:39AM)
^^^Have you figured out why with the wood GoldenEye?

I had to PM someone also to figure-out why! Your not the only one!

How do you like it?

Have you performed it yet? To what reactions?

Where's your demo brother?lol


Sorry, I just love this levi, simply wondering what others are experiencing! :D



Paul
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Mar 24, 2009 02:55PM)
My Review:

ONE - Peter Loughran and Ray Noble

I got this in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and opened it with great excitement and anticipation. I was one of the first few to get the original Elevator, and while I liked it, I had a bit of difficulty performing it regularly because of some issues with stiff and painful joints. “ONE” promised to be an improvement, and I was eager to discover if, in fact, it was.

After spending a bit of time with it, I can answer my own question with a resounding YES. There are some similarities to the Elevator, but they have been tweaked and improved to the nth degree. I haven’t had it long enough yet to perform it publicly, but initial reactions are very good. ONE improvements:
•Easier to get into
•Easier to get out of
•Easier to use
•Easier on your body
•Much more stable
•Much better angles
•Much more deceptive
•Much more versatile

There is a bit more initial work with ONE, depending on how you want to use it, but once that’s done it is quite user-friendly. The accompanying DVD and documents walk you through everything from prep work to use in different situations to performance ideas. Peter and Ray have outdone themselves--if you want a powerful, astounding, realistic self-levitation, this is the “ONE” for you!
Message: Posted by: jon_maronge (Mar 25, 2009 03:47PM)
I'm glad you are loving it like I am scott... the people that have seen me do this have been flabbergasted (hope I spelled that right.. if not.. I'm sure someone here will point it out...lol)

A little practice and off you go.
Message: Posted by: semo (Mar 28, 2009 11:56PM)
Jon, do you have a video camera that you can take a few shots?
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Mar 29, 2009 09:49AM)
Hello Scott Emo
Check Latest and Greatest for demo
tjd
Message: Posted by: stretchl (Apr 2, 2009 09:17AM)
Interesting thread, and one that has taken WAY too much of my time this morning!

Quick question - I usually wear a pair of blue jeans (not the baggy hip-hop type, just old skool blue jeans) and a tee shirt (untucked now that I no longer have my youthful washboard abs).

Would ONE work for me wearing this type clothes?

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: chrusa (Apr 3, 2009 04:40PM)
Has anyone uploaded a decent demo video yet in a real world situation? I am interested in purchasing this but would like to see a demo in a real world setting with real reactions of spectators. Peter;s video is good but would like to see a video of someone performing it. Thanks

Chris
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Apr 3, 2009 06:11PM)
[quote]
On 2009-04-02 10:17, stretchl wrote:
Interesting thread, and one that has taken WAY too much of my time this morning!

Quick question - I usually wear a pair of blue jeans (not the baggy hip-hop type, just old skool blue jeans) and a tee shirt (untucked now that I no longer have my youthful washboard abs).

Would ONE work for me wearing this type clothes?

Thanks.
[/quote]
I guess it would be fine, yes... :)
Message: Posted by: chrusa (Apr 6, 2009 11:06PM)
Once again Has anyone uploaded a decent demo video yet in a real world situation? I am interested in purchasing this but would like to see a demo in a real world setting with real reactions of spectators. Peter;s video is good but would like to see a video of someone performing it. Thanks

Chris
Message: Posted by: magic4545 (May 4, 2009 11:52AM)
Questions to those who have it.

I understand that there are no mirrors, but does the effect require any reflection?

Does the ability to see under the feet allow long periods of staring, or is it more of an 'at a glance' type of thing.

I'm intrigued by the reviews, and I'm really baffled by this, and I've done quite a bit of self levitation. Too bad so many self levitations that have come before are keeping people away if it's this good.

Jimmy
Message: Posted by: The Mac (May 4, 2009 01:32PM)
You wouldnt wanna do it in bright places- and you wouldn't wanna stay up long enough for them to have a critical look under your feet.
Message: Posted by: hendramagic (May 21, 2009 09:25AM)
I buy 4 item one levitation. I just sell 3 item one levitation. this make me happy to sell this. My costumer happy what they get.

one levitation like elevator + on thin air + new concept. is great product. tommorow new costumer want buy this.

I recommend this and The FLY.
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 6, 2009 03:20PM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-04 14:32, The Mac wrote:
You wouldnt wanna do it in bright places- and you wouldn't wanna stay up long enough for them to have a critical look under your feet.
[/quote]

I am going to guess this is because you are supported either via some piece of clear plastic/plexi-glass, or some form of metal. (correct me if I'm wrong).

Frankly it looks like a fantastic peice of work, but I think I may have watched it far to many times :D

Its extremely obviously which foot is the supporting one, by the obvious weight shift to it, as well as the fact that every time he "lands" that foot does a weird little hop and pushes itself forwards, obviously triggering or hiding some form of mechanism. But as I said, I have watched it too many times. :) For most spectators only seeing it twice would blow their minds, especially if he did a slower hover.
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 6, 2009 06:48PM)
^^^ I disagree with not letting the spec's get a decent view under your feet, actually it is plain false as proven by the video posted below. As I have stated numerous times, it all depends on the pattern of the carpeting/flooring you are performing ONE on.

I have done this on every imaginable patterned surface since I've had this, I pretty much mastered that part of it to where I know exactly what I'm looking for when I step into performance mode.

Check-out Jon Maronge in his ONE levi video (Remember to watch in HD), you can clearly see under his feet to the other side, and he stays up there quite a while. Once you have that knowledge of knowing what to look for, there is no worries of the spec seeing anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbGUixmwnc


.
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 6, 2009 08:17PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-06 19:48, Piz wrote:
^^^ I disagree with not letting the spec's get a decent view under your feet, actually it is plain false as proven by the video posted below. As I have stated numerous times, it all depends on the pattern of the carpeting/flooring you are performing ONE on.
[/quote]
Oh believe me I have seen under the feet just in the demo video, its an amazing effect, hence I am leaning towards the idea of a clear plastic or something similar.
[quote]
I have done this on every imaginable patterned surface since I've had this, I pretty much mastered that part of it to where I know exactly what I'm looking for when I step into performance mode.

Check-out Jon Maronge in his ONE levi video (Remember to watch in HD), you can clearly see under his feet to the other side, and he stays up there quite a while. Once you have that knowledge of knowing what to look for, there is no worries of the spec seeing anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbGUixmwnc


.
[/quote]

Yes I have seen that before, again very good, I like how he conceals the "move" with his right foot as he drops down as part of his "fall".

Breif question regarding mechanics, how portable is it? Can you run with it?
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 7, 2009 02:26AM)
^^^ You can run with it, sky-dive with it, whatever you want. Not sure I would, but ya could.

Why would you want to run with it in the anyway? You trying to rob someone while floating and then jet?
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 7, 2009 05:05AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-07 03:26, Piz wrote:
^^^ You can run with it, sky-dive with it, whatever you want. Not sure I would, but ya could.

Why would you want to run with it in the anyway? You trying to rob someone while floating and then jet?
[/quote]

:) Just curious if I could wear it during the day ( I am not one to walk if I can run)
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Aug 9, 2009 06:37AM)
Am I correct in thinking that there are just 3 videos of the levitation? 2 on You tube and Peters's demo.
Cheers
TJD
Message: Posted by: Piz (Aug 9, 2009 09:35AM)
^^^ There is one more that I know of, it's in a hallway but can't be seen that good. I was actually thinking of making another vid, maybe today sometime, I have a family reunion kicking off at my house today, I'm sure they won't mind seeing me float ;)
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Aug 9, 2009 03:19PM)
Yes go for it!
TJD
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 21, 2009 01:23PM)
Hey quick question regarding it, I was gonna pick this up (instead I got a tarantula and invisible deck :) ) but I want to know two more things about it before I do:

a) Does it really make you higher, e.g. 3 inches? I just thought of a funny routine you have yourself measured and then you do the lev and look taller :)

b) I know there is some form of thing when you drop, but can you descend slowly? (id think not)

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: magic4545 (Aug 22, 2009 09:59PM)
To potential buyers and performers,

I am in support of this effect, completely. Even as Peter's competition, I want this piece in my repertoire, and I have just ordered this to support Peter's creativity, livelihood and to show general support for this piece.

Please accept my apologies for any possible second guessing that this may cause you as a potential buyer.

I'm putting my money where my mouth is. It's a tough economy, and I want anyone who has any questions about spending their money on this piece to order soon and support this kind of creative thinking. If you're on the fence, come on off and put this in your arsenal.

http://www.masterofillusions.ca

And throw a "Sacred" into the basket when you're checking out... Scotty has some upgrades and improvements in store for you, as well.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Fingers
http://www.magellanlevitation.com
(832)755-6781
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 24, 2009 02:21PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-22 22:59, magic4545 wrote:
To potential buyers and performers,

I am in support of this effect, completely. Even as Peter's competition, I want this piece in my repertoire, and I have just ordered this to support Peter's creativity, livelihood and to show general support for this piece.

Please accept my apologies for any possible second guessing that this may cause you as a potential buyer.

I'm putting my money where my mouth is. It's a tough economy, and I want anyone who has any questions about spending their money on this piece to order soon and support this kind of creative thinking. If you're on the fence, come on off and put this in your arsenal.

http://www.masterofillusions.ca

And throw a "Sacred" into the basket when you're checking out... Scotty has some upgrades and improvements in store for you, as well.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Fingers
http://www.magellanlevitation.com
(832)755-6781
[/quote]

Nice to see some good "sportsmanship" on the magic frontier ;)

Unfortunately, I just deciphered how the One Levitation works (long story), and while I am impressed with the method, I am far from impressed with the price.

While I have enough money (I am quite well off for a teenager ;) ), I hate magic vendors that mark up the price much higher than the gimmicks monetary value. I can live with 30% markup, heck, I can live with 500%. But this is stretching it a little.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Aug 25, 2009 01:09PM)
Magicfreak: It is unfair for you to presume our produciton costs, espicially without actually owning the prop. The ONE levitation is priced very fairly in our opinion. This is also the price we need to price it at to make it the least bit worth our time to build them. Anything less, and we might aswell just have never marketed it. The price is what it is, you are also paying for the intellectual property. A trick value is only cheap or inexpensive to the specific individual, meaning what you will get out of it. If it is just to amuse your friends, then yes it might be an expensive purchase for you. If it is to show potiential clients that gets you bookings over and over again, well then it may be worth much more than the asking price.

Now with all that said, from a business perspective, you must keep in mind that we must also be able to price products to be able to be sold distributors for 60% OFF retail or direct to magic shops for 40% OFF retail. Also, just by deciphering a method, will not give you complete insight to production costs. You have to remember that these are not mass produced but built by hand, with a number of different material costs as well as labour costs. Not to mention you must also consider the time and money we have invested in the research and development. You must also consider that we are an actual business with other costs directly related to the produciton of this product that include, advertising, markteting, graphic design, printing, packaging, web desing, special tooling, regular tooling, taxes, the costs of hydro and power to run our shop, shipping, transportation costs and the list goes on and on. Bottom line is the price is set to include and cover all of our expenses, and for our labour and materials. While I wish I could put out magic for free, or for no profit, the reality is, we are a business, and we must make money to survive. But I can tell you, that we do not get rich off of this product.

If you would like to learn more about the reality of the business side of magic, I highly recommend you take a look at my new book 'Creation'. It will surely enlighten you, as far as what it actually takes to put a product on the market, and the costs and time associated with it. According your statement above, I think you will be shocked at whats actually involved.

Best wishes,

Peter.
Message: Posted by: theoriginalman (Aug 25, 2009 02:04PM)
Excellent response Mr. Loughran
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 26, 2009 06:57AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-25 14:09, Peter Loughran wrote:
Magicfreak: It is unfair for you to presume our produciton costs, espicially without actually owning the prop. The ONE levitation is priced very fairly in our opinion. This is also the price we need to price it at to make it the least bit worth our time to build them. Anything less, and we might aswell just have never marketed it. The price is what it is, you are also paying for the intellectual property.
[/quote]

To me, this part is worthless.

[quote]
A trick value is only cheap or inexpensive to the specific individual, meaning what you will get out of it. If it is just to amuse your friends, then yes it might be an expensive purchase for you. If it is to show potiential clients that gets you bookings over and over again, well then it may be worth much more than the asking price.
[/quote]

Ok this sticks me. I pay a web designer to make a website for me. I pay him much more than if I got some indian guy to do it for me. There wouldn't be much of a quality difference, I just choose to pay this guy. Some times I pay him up to $100-$120/page. The only reason why I do that is because I always make it back with a massive profit, and without the web page, we wouldn't have that money.

[quote]
Now with all that said, from a business perspective, you must keep in mind that we must also be able to price products to be able to be sold distributors for 60% OFF retail or direct to magic shops for 40% OFF retail. Also, just by deciphering a method, will not give you complete insight to production costs. You have to remember that these are not mass produced but built by hand, with a number of different material costs as well as labour costs. Not to mention you must also consider the time and money we have invested in the research and development. You must also consider that we are an actual business with other costs directly related to the produciton of this product that include, advertising, markteting, graphic design, printing, packaging, web desing, special tooling, regular tooling, taxes, the costs of hydro and power to run our shop, shipping, transportation costs and the list goes on and on. Bottom line is the price is set to include and cover all of our expenses, and for our labour and materials. While I wish I could put out magic for free, or for no profit, the reality is, we are a business, and we must make money to survive.
[/quote]

Fine. Naturally it must be more expensive than other levitations as it actually provides a sizable prop. It also must be more than your other Levitations to show that it is better.

[quote]

But I can tell you, that we do not get rich off of this product.

[/quote]

I can believe this, however I am not entirely sure if it is due to actual costs or simply marketing.

[quote]
If you would like to learn more about the reality of the business side of magic, I highly recommend you take a look at my new book 'Creation'. It will surely enlighten you, as far as what it actually takes to put a product on the market, and the costs and time associated with it. According your statement above, I think you will be shocked at whats actually involved.
[/quote]

Will look into it.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Aug 26, 2009 10:38PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-26 07:57, magicFreak2 wrote: (IN PART)

Ok this sticks me. I pay a web designer to make a website for me. I pay him much more than if I got some indian guy to do it for me. There wouldn't be much of a quality difference, I just choose to pay this guy. Some times I pay him up to $100-$120/page. The only reason why I do that is because I always make it back with a massive profit, and without the web page, we wouldn't have that money.

[quote]


What do you mean by some indian guy? Can you explain this comment?

Also where is your web site? We would like to look at it and see the reason that you make such a massive profit. Is it the pictures, the copy or what. Who did you web site? What is it that you sell?

I am always looking for a better way to advertize.

Ray
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 27, 2009 06:52AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-26 23:38, Magical Dimensions wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-08-26 07:57, magicFreak2 wrote: (IN PART)

Ok this sticks me. I pay a web designer to make a website for me. I pay him much more than if I got some indian guy to do it for me. There wouldn't be much of a quality difference, I just choose to pay this guy. Some times I pay him up to $100-$120/page. The only reason why I do that is because I always make it back with a massive profit, and without the web page, we wouldn't have that money.

[quote]


What do you mean by some indian guy? Can you explain this comment?

Also where is your web site? We would like to look at it and see the reason that you make such a massive profit. Is it the pictures, the copy or what. Who did you web site? What is it that you sell?

I am always looking for a better way to advertize.

Ray
[/quote]

Hehehehe, I should have known better. :) Basically in the computer world, indians (from india), do almost all of the programming/coding, because they speak english and they are very cheap.

I don't make a massive profit, because I am always spending it to make the product better. :)

As for the website, I'd better not post it on here, because trust me, you wouldn't be interested... basically its something that only ubergeeks use, I was just using my website costs to relate to why I would pay more for a levitation; if I anticipate that I will make a large profit off of it by performing with it.
Message: Posted by: hendramagic (Aug 27, 2009 08:07AM)
No problemo if you can expose your site we gladd to see your site . no matter bad site or good site. don't worry we don't judge you anything. My site is bad too but a lot to see to buy something. hehe GBU
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 27, 2009 08:27AM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-27 09:07, hendramagic wrote:
No problemo if you can expose your site we gladd to see your site . no matter bad site or good site. don't worry we don't judge you anything. My site is bad too but a lot to see to buy something. hehe GBU
[/quote]

Well the point is its not exactly a magic site, because I sell software. Here it is anyways: http://www.imagicos.com

I love magic, so the name is iMagic OS, and our new and up coming product is magicOnline XD so its only natural that my username on our forums is magicFreak.

Other applications that come with iMagic OS include magicEssentials, magicWriter, magicChart, magicShow, magicFlash, and our installation file is *.magicInstall (vs. per say *.exe on Windows), etc etc.

I love magic :D
Message: Posted by: hendramagic (Aug 27, 2009 08:57AM)
Wow I see your site, very fast, simple, nice. Good Product. We support you. we love magic 2.
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Aug 27, 2009 04:25PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-27 09:57, hendramagic wrote:
Wow I see your site, very fast, simple, nice. Good Product. We support you. we love magic 2.
[/quote]


Thanks :)
Message: Posted by: mike storz (Aug 29, 2009 07:44AM)
Hey Piz!

Anxiously awaiting another video from you!

Mike :)
Message: Posted by: justinwebb (Sep 7, 2009 02:03AM)
So I received my one levitation in the mail and I have to say it is quite spectacular and I have gotten great reactions with it. thank you Mr. Loughran I am very pleased with the product. and I recommend it to everyone who wants a safe and effective way to levitate.
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Sep 10, 2009 12:56PM)
Hello Justin,
Fancy posting a demo on U Tube?
Another 'one' would be good to see (pardon the un-intended pun!)
Cheers
tjd
Message: Posted by: Nicholas Spade (Sep 11, 2009 05:40PM)
I would like to see some one do the one levitation both feet together with no door way.
In my opinion holding anything while levitating reduces the power of the effect. Nice job, on the vids guys. Just not what I am looking for. I am not sold yet.
Tho this is very cleaver, but right now there is ONE thing all street levitations are missing.
Message: Posted by: Peter Loughran (Sep 11, 2009 07:53PM)
JetPacks? Real Magic? Lol, just kidding.

Acutally Nicholas, I don't hold onto anyting in the standard demo in any of the demonstrations I do. You can have both feet together, but, I think it looks more natural to have your feet apart a few inches. This was never possible before with the Elevator, On thin air, any most of the other street lev methods out there as the gimmick would be spotted. However you can certainly have both feet together if you wish.

Thanks for the short review Justin!

Best,

P.
Message: Posted by: Nicholas Spade (Sep 12, 2009 12:47PM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-11 20:53, Peter Loughran wrote:
JetPacks? Real Magic? Lol, just kidding.

Acutally Nicholas, I don't hold onto anyting in the standard demo in any of the demonstrations I do. You can have both feet together, but, I think it looks more natural to have your feet apart a few inches. This was never possible before with the Elevator, On thin air, any most of the other street lev methods out there as the gimmick would be spotted. However you can certainly have both feet together if you wish.

Thanks for the short review Justin!

Best,

P.
[/quote]


Peter, your method on this is great, I am still on the fence about getting this.
Seeing as how I don't have to time right now to work on what we spoke about.
I just might pick this up. I really would like to add a self levi to my rep and yours is the best offering I have seen so far.
Message: Posted by: Nicholas Spade (Sep 13, 2009 03:10AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-05 16:03, Christopher Lyle wrote:
[quote]
...but that the levitation itself causes no discomfort
[/quote]
Except to those who are watching it! Another thread was started on this routine so I'll post on here as well...

So my question is this? What is the big hype about all these self levitations anyway? I mean...none of them look very good or convincing. Every self levitation that I've ever seen someone try to box/market/sell all looks exactly the same and that is the performer looks like he is trying to balance on something. It always looks very unnatural and to me just [b]screams[/b] as very obvious.

Maybe it's just me but I'm not impressed with [b]One[/b] or any other self levitation on the market...not as of yet anyhow.
[/quote]

Yes, there issues with balence with these levi. I have seen some people put in the time and effort to over come these tho. To a lot of magicians and specs self levitation is one of the greats effect to achieve. It's a dream an amazing dream. A true display of magical power. Its like the fountain of youth to a person on there death bed.
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Sep 19, 2009 10:22AM)
I made my own levitation, and ouch is it painful. :P
Message: Posted by: Nicholas Spade (Sep 22, 2009 02:18AM)
[quote]
On 2009-09-19 11:22, magicFreak2 wrote:
I made my own levitation, and ouch is it painful. :P
[/quote]

Are you sure your not talking about skywalker. hehehe

This should have no discomfort.
Message: Posted by: bryanlonden (Oct 7, 2009 10:02PM)
Quick question guys...can this be done on a stage where a large audience can see under my feet? (assuming I have an appropriate rug or surface underneath)
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Oct 8, 2009 01:50AM)
[quote]
On 2009-10-07 23:02, bryanlonden wrote:
Quick question guys...can this be done on a stage where a large audience can see under my feet? (assuming I have an appropriate rug or surface underneath)
[/quote]

I would say so, yes. As long as there aren't lights shining directly underneath. This is more of a close-up illusion though imo.
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Nov 18, 2009 08:05PM)
No its not. Its a shoe with a square hole in it, a square block that goes into the hole. So basically you walk around with a square block under your heel (Ouch, Clack, Click, Ouch is what it sounds like ;) ). When you do the levi, I extend my right arm which pulls on a rope system that runs down my shirt and pants, and in turn pulls up the heel of the shoe leaving me suspended uncomfortably in mid air for about oh, .75 seconds :D
Message: Posted by: Havens (Dec 1, 2009 04:01AM)
Hey, I'm really interested in buying this effect and have read through all 21 pages of this thread. Before I buy I'd really like to know more about the modifications required for the shoe. I wear expensive boots when I'm performing and am not keen on damaging these, could anyone allude to what kind of mods I'd need to do?

I'm also aware one method requires no modification but I assume if other methods are supplied, then this isn't the best route, does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it as stable, can it be set for a long period of time in this position?

My other concern is having to wear a shirt or jacket. My jacket is tight fitting, though if it's hot I'll perform in an untucked t-shirt.

Any help on these points would be greatly appreciated before I part with my hard earned.
Message: Posted by: Brooks Allen (Dec 1, 2009 05:08AM)
Hi if you live in the uk I'll sell you mine for cheaper as I have two ones because my brother didn't like his.
All the best
ps. The ONE levitation doesn't have balancing issues and the modification of the shoe is very small don't worry.

Brooks
Message: Posted by: Havens (Dec 3, 2009 04:00AM)
That's cool, thanks for the offer but Peter has helped me out with all my questions and have ordered direct from him. Can't wait to receive it.
Message: Posted by: jd999 (Dec 3, 2009 12:26PM)
How much were you looking for Brooks ?
Message: Posted by: Brooks Allen (Dec 4, 2009 09:05AM)
Sorry guys
Its sold.
But I still love my ONE!!
Its excellent.
Anyone elses reviews would be nice.
Also for those that have Icarus and ONE, what do you prefer?

Cheers Brothers
Brooks
Message: Posted by: laotseu (Dec 10, 2009 02:06PM)
Hello,
Just order mine today from masterofillusions ... can't wait to receive it.
As soon as possible, I'll post a review & video.
Message: Posted by: westo (Dec 15, 2009 04:33AM)
I ordered mine 2 weeks ago, going to the UK, I hope the pesky customs guys don't rip me again!! I will also post videos of the effect in different situations (outdoor etc)
can't wait!!
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 15, 2009 02:45PM)
Jimmy Finger's Magellen gets my overall vote. Ease and setup have to factor in or who wouldn't want to float off the Lexus.
Message: Posted by: Havens (Dec 17, 2009 05:07PM)
[quote]
On 2009-12-15 15:45, Candin wrote:
Jimmy Finger's Magellen gets my overall vote. Ease and setup have to factor in or who wouldn't want to float off the Lexus.
[/quote]

I'm still waiting on my One but have been tempted by Magellen but I find its cost prohibative and am not overly impressed by the videos I've seen. Some effects are under valued by magicians because they know the secret and can't put themselves in the minds of the spectator, while other methods seem to be so clever & impressive to magicians they miss that audiences might either go so what or are so sure they know the secret they fail to be impressed. I think Magellen could fall into the latter, if you could move the cloth away from your leg then you would have something truly fantastic on our hands but as it is I couldn't justify the purchase. If it was nearer $500 then I'd seriously be considering it.

Can't wait for the One to arrive and each day I'm cursing the slow international postal services.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 17, 2009 10:50PM)
I respect your opinion Havens. Please post your review when One arrives.

Candin
Message: Posted by: Havens (Dec 21, 2009 03:32AM)
[quote]
On 2009-12-17 23:50, Candin wrote:
I respect your opinion Havens. Please post your review when One arrives.

Candin
[/quote]

I will do, I've a parcel to pick up later today so hopefully it's my One. I'll post some initial reactions and will re-evaluate once I've had an opportunity to perform it in front of a paying audience in the New Year.
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Dec 21, 2009 03:38AM)
Thanks Haven. Seems like we all are waiting for some packages. :)

Candin

Mo :coffee:
Message: Posted by: Havens (Dec 21, 2009 05:27AM)
[quote]
On 2009-12-21 04:38, Candin wrote:
Thanks Haven. Seems like we all are waiting for some packages. :)
[/quote]

No probs, the UK mail service is actually really quick even at Christmas but it seems the the US/CA post is hit hard by any holiday seasons.
Message: Posted by: Havens (Dec 21, 2009 01:09PM)
My One was the package waiting for me at the post office, so as promised here are my initial reactions. Please bear in mind I have yet to perform this for a paying audience and will update my comments accordingly when I have.

I was eagerly waiting for this and cursing the Christmas post but, judging by the postal mark, it was actually sent a week after I ordered. No disrespect to Peter, who has been a pleasure to deal with and I consider a great guy but I would have preferred to have known there'd be a dispatch delay, or even better had it posted closer to my order date. Unfortunately I've no more gigs until New Year now, so I won't be able to road test it for a good few weeks.

Before I go on, I also want to take this opportunity to thank Peter for answering all my questions promptly and giving me the information I required in order to ascertain if this effect would be usable for my routine, style and clothing options. I can understand why some Café members may have been reluctant to respond to my post but Peter was very helpful and comes across as a really nice guy.

Now to the gimmick. I have to say, unlike one reviewer stated, the gimmick doesn't look like something out of a James Bond movie, this gave a false impression of what I'd receive and raised my expectations. What you get is a practical, usable and real gimmick - not some out there special effect. As other people have mentioned, part of the gimmick is made of wood, which I can't quite figure out why and am sure another material would have been stronger and just as practical.

For comfort the effect does require some footwear modification. I haven't had a chance to do this yet but have tried the temporary solution. I found this quite uncomfortable, which made performing difficult, it's also not Peter's recommended method so I will be trying a one of the other modification methods.

I have to admit I wasn't impressed by the gimmick when I first saw it, I just couldn't see how it would look realistic. There's also some chips where it's been cut but I'm hoping these won't affect the performance. I rigged it up, went to a full length mirror and up I went and I have to say it looked very, very impressive and better than in the demo video. I also think, with practice and with a one of the other suggested modifications, I'll be able to stay up a lot longer than in the demo video, which looks more like someone jumping rather than levitating. One thing I did find is, if I went up on one foot before the other, I could see a bit of the gimmick in the mirror but as soon as I raised my other foot the gimmick completely disappeared and looked like, well magic. I have to say the levitation looked great and far better than I ever expected. It genuinely looks real and I can see this looking great on stage, where the audience will have a clear view under your feet.

The package comes with some well written, if occasionally confusing instructions and an entirely pointless CD-ROM. I expected the CD-ROM to guide me through the various methods of shoe modification and performance but instead it has the demo we've all seen and a slightly extended version of this, that offers very little additional value.

At present I find value for money very hard to gauge. The parts certainly wouldn't cost anything near the value of the effect. I also found the international shipping and handling to be a little high, being almost twice what was written on the docket. It's the effect, ingenuity, research, development and exclusivity you're paying for and I find it hard to comment on this at present not having performed it but I can really see this amazing audiences. The price also acts a barrier, preventing everyone from owning this effect, whether this is valid consideration is a discussion for elsewhere on this forum.

I won't mark this out of 10 as I'm in no position to do so but from what I've seen, The One is a very impressive levitation device that does everything we've been promised and really did look like I was floating off the ground, which is exactly what I wanted.
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Dec 22, 2009 02:56PM)
It seems that no US dealer carries this.

I called H.P. and they told me they don't sell it anymore.
Message: Posted by: Frank Russell (Dec 22, 2009 03:47PM)
I think the best and possibly only way to get it is through MasterOfIllusions.ca
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Dec 22, 2009 05:34PM)
HP had an incredible deal on this about a month ago, in their clearance section, selling it an extremely low price. Don't know why, didn't ask questions; just bought it. And I echo the thoughts that it is extremely clever. I haven't got it worked out for me yet to perform, will take some more time.
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Dec 22, 2009 09:08PM)
[quote]
On 2009-12-22 16:47, Frank Russell wrote:
I think the best and possibly only way to get it is through MasterOfIllusions.ca
[/quote]

Yes and we all know how great the Canadian postal service is...

I had things arrive after 2 month or never.
Message: Posted by: Frank Russell (Dec 22, 2009 10:02PM)
Ugh! I forgot about that. Hank Lee probably still has it. I think they give free shipping on orders over $60.
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Dec 23, 2009 11:13AM)
Nope, don't have it either.

Maybe someone can shed light on the case.
Message: Posted by: Frank Russell (Dec 23, 2009 12:07PM)
WOW! Not sure. Peter will probably read this when he gets back into society any time now. He is out in the boonies making a horror film. I guess he does it all! Anyway, he is real good about checking in and filling in the blanks. If you can be patient with Canadian P.S. (many would consider it Canadian B.S.) but you can definitely order it straight from Loughran.
Message: Posted by: Fairmagic1000 (Jan 21, 2010 05:22AM)
Hi. I aded a demo Video for a few days. Here you can see the shoe on the Gimmick. Very nice Mr. Loughran!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQlw_Fd2wI
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 21, 2010 07:15AM)
Wow, as demonstrated by the invisible man.
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Jan 21, 2010 12:59PM)
Yes Very funny really!
But it isn't April Fools Day yet
Cheers
tjd
Message: Posted by: Fairmagic1000 (Jan 22, 2010 12:55AM)
?What´s the problem? I filmed it for other magicans, so they can view the angles, because I think the Demo Video of Peter Loughran is not so good cause it looks like he´s jumping. So my Video is the "one Levitation"!
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Jan 22, 2010 05:43AM)
It's nice, but it would be better if you were wearing them while levitating. :)
Message: Posted by: Fairmagic1000 (Jan 22, 2010 07:11AM)
Really?Thank you for this good bet:-)
Message: Posted by: T,im Dawson (Jan 22, 2010 02:20PM)
Hello Fairmagic,
No problem I didn't think it was for real!
Respect to you Sir
Cheers
tjd
Message: Posted by: edh (Jan 22, 2010 08:55PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-21 08:15, pegasus wrote:
Wow, as demonstrated by the invisible man.
[/quote]

The 1 legged invisible man. :lol:
Message: Posted by: Fairmagic1000 (Jan 30, 2010 09:38AM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-22 21:55, edh wrote:
[quote]
On 2010-01-21 08:15, pegasus wrote:
Wow, as demonstrated by the invisible man.
[/quote]

The 1 legged invisible man. :lol:
[/quote]
Paar an Hals?
Message: Posted by: restaurant3000 (May 30, 2010 08:05AM)
I'm starting to get really interested in this levitation.
Can anyone tell me, am I able to do this levitation without filling up any more pockets?
Thanks.

Also, I would have thought that there would be more video demo's of this product, I'd certainly include one on my showreel if I could do it to the effect of Peter L's.
Message: Posted by: Havens (Aug 23, 2010 05:09AM)
It's a few months since you posted this but will answer your question if you're still interested. Nope no more pockets to fill up. Am surprised there's no more demos either and I honestly don't think Peter's does it justice. I was amazed the first time I performed this in a mirror. Unfortunately I've never performed this in front of a live audience so can't comment on what their reaction would be.
Message: Posted by: ruprac (Jan 12, 2011 07:53PM)
Just purchased this from Peter.. Hopefully it arrives soon :)
Message: Posted by: ruprac (Jan 30, 2011 07:03PM)
Still waiting for it.. lol :/
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Mar 21, 2011 09:45PM)
Here's a link to me performing the levitation. It's nowhere near to perfected but I think it looks great on camera. I love my nephew's reaction in the middle of the video; such a nice thing to see children amazed at magic. Please mind my pj's lol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqtecj-uBUQ
Message: Posted by: Lou Cirulli (Mar 21, 2011 10:12PM)
Looks great!! I've had this for a while and still haven't gotten around to working it out!
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Mar 21, 2011 10:15PM)
[quote]
On 2011-03-21 23:12, Lou Cirulli wrote:
Looks great!! I've had this for a while and still haven't gotten around to working it out!
[/quote]

Thanks. Same here. I got it when it first came out (I actually pre-ordered) but only played around with it in front of the mirror and then put it away due to balance issues. But now that I've seen it's potential after seeing it on camera, I am going to work at getting it presentable.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 21, 2011 10:45PM)
Blueroyalty
You really looked good doing this levitation.




Best
Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Mar 21, 2011 11:33PM)
I take a bow now. A very humble thank you Mr. Noble.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Mar 22, 2011 10:33AM)
How many inches can one levitate with One?

Thanks- RNK
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Mar 22, 2011 11:31AM)
About 2.5-3 inches. The selling point on this levitation is that you can see under and past both feet.
Message: Posted by: sam2452 (Mar 22, 2011 02:49PM)
The only problem about this levitation is balance. I wonder if you can put 2 gimmick in both shoes would that work? can people see the gimicks?
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Mar 22, 2011 06:22PM)
[quote]
On 2011-03-22 15:49, sam2452 wrote:
The only problem about this levitation is balance. I wonder if you can put 2 gimmick in both shoes would that work? can people see the gimicks?
[/quote]

That wouldn't be practical by any means.
Message: Posted by: RNK (Mar 23, 2011 08:43AM)
Thanks for the info Blueroyalty!

RNK
Message: Posted by: sam2452 (Mar 23, 2011 03:20PM)
[quote]
On 2011-03-22 19:22, Blueroyalty wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-03-22 15:49, sam2452 wrote:
The only problem about this levitation is balance. I wonder if you can put 2 gimmick in both shoes would that work? can people see the gimicks?
[/quote]

That wouldn't be practical by any means.
[/quote]

I mean look at all the demo they have to hold on something to keep them balance. They cannot stay up longer then 2 sec then loose balance. I was just wonder if you put 2 gimick in both shoes so you can keep balance and stay up alittle longer.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 24, 2011 01:07PM)
On 2011-03-22 15:49, sam2452 wrote: (IN PART)
[/quote]

I mean look at all the demo they have to hold on something to keep them balance. They cannot stay up longer then 2 sec then loose balance.

[/quote]



I hear people (mostly kids) who saw that Chris or that David guy on TV and want to be just like them!

People who want to be just like another performer, tells me that they don’t have the experience of thinking for themselves. Sure you can float out in the open if you want and with practice stay floating for more than 2 seconds. What book (rule) said that a performer can’t touch something or place their hand on the shoulder or forearm of a spectator?

Floating out in the open is just like saying, ‘Look what I can do!’ type of mindset. The people around you only see you levitating and don’t feel any connection with you at all. There is no emotional association or relationship between you and them. You mention about having to touch something, well, an experience performer will find a way to include this in their routine if they wanted. I can do this levitation out in the open and stay floating upward to 30 seconds. It is called practice. But I really like making connection with people instead.

I mention this in my On Thin Air Booklet but I guess people have to be told how to perform these days because they only want to see and do what the guy on TV is doing. This is fine and just shows that many don’t want to stand out from all the clones and want to do the very same thing that everyone else is doing.

One of the methods that I use to bring more meaning and a lasting impression is to get others involved! How do I do this? First the MAGIC isn’t about you; it is about creating an experience for the spectators. Remember this little rule and your magic will improve greatly. Don’t be a show off and try to impress people with what you can do. Entertainment is more than this. Let the people feel and experience the magic and not just stand there as they watch you TRYING to impress them.

Which of the two following examples do you think people will remember better and tell others? First the way that I see MOST wanting to do this levitation, “OK, hey, look at me, I am going to do something really cool...... OK, uh….. you guys stand over there OK? … Watch…… (pause….you float and then come back down)” Wasn’t that SICK? LOL”
Sure that was cool but the people watching only were engaged to a certain point. There was no emotional hook. It was nothing more than you doing a card trick as far they were concerned.

Now let’s look at example number two; you talk about positive energy and how we each have the ability to channel our thoughts and life force into an intensity that can extend from us. You ask everyone to stand in a half circle around you and to close their eyes and slow their breathing. They breathe slowing and continue to keep their eyes close. You get everyone to match their breathing so that everyone is becoming one element. As they do this, you guide them into relaxation and take them on a little journey of feeling their inner energy building at the base of their spine. This force is becoming warmer and warmer and is now moving upward. This life force builds and extends to their shoulders and down their arms.

You tell everyone to open their eyes and to take hold of the hand of the person next to them. You reach out and take hold of the two spectators standing to your left and right. Everyone is holding hands and is now connected. You tell everyone how they can feel the energy coming from the other person as they hold their hand. Their hands are starting to tingle because of all the positive connections. You ask if anyone can feel their hands starting to tingle and some will agree that they do.

You mention how in a moment everyone will send their energy to you and with luck; you will channel this force into something unique. Tell everyone to squeeze the other person’s hand and YOU close your eyes. “Send me your energy…… NOW!” ……… Pause for the slow count of three and then say in a half whisper, “My feet, Look…..my…feet” Now levitate and stay up for a few seconds.

Fall back to the floor and open your eyes. Release the hands that you are holding and act like you are drain from this little experiment. Once you are 100% together, you ask if anyone felt the energy souring through their body and out their hands. Be prepared to get some good answers!

You have engage and made a connection with people that they will find hard to forget. You not only levitated, you did it with the HELP of those present. If it wasn’t for them, you wouldn’t have been able to do this. It wasn’t a magic trick, it was something MORE. It was an experience that people will remember and tell others for years to come.

Don’t make this levitation another card trick. Make this levitation something BIGGER. Let it be about something that can’t be explained nor forgotten. After all, isn’t this what entertainment is meant to be like?




Best
Ray Noble
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Mar 24, 2011 02:51PM)
^Very well put.^
Message: Posted by: sam2452 (Mar 24, 2011 04:54PM)
Well I not saying anything about how to entertain people. My point is what is the longest time magicains have stay floating this levitation out in the open. I have seen like 3 sec or less in all the demo. I tired not easy. I'm too can only stay 3sec or less. If you said you can do this levitation out in the open and stay floating upward to 30 seconds I sure would love to see your demo.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Mar 24, 2011 06:23PM)
Hello,

I just tried it and counted slowly to 16 before I came back to the floor. So I am half way there and it has been a while since I did ONE. I average 10 to 20 seconds but have done 30 seconds a few times. So it can be done.

If you float more than (let’s say) 5 seconds, people might move around and see things that you don’t want them to. I think that the best time to float is between 2- 5 seconds.

Place your head (chin) directly over your heel as you do this.



Ray
Message: Posted by: Blueroyalty (Mar 24, 2011 08:26PM)
Sam, why would you want to levitate for much longer? I am sure Mr. Noble only floated for an extended period for special occasions, as this takes STRONG audience management. Floating for extended times give spectators the chance to "snoop". Besides, these type of levis are supposed to, imo, be performed as spur of the moment "bursts of energy". If you could float for longer, ppl might ask why not go higher. I think it plays well as a short off beat effect (close up that is). Of course, just my .02
Message: Posted by: mysto59 (Mar 25, 2011 03:16PM)
I've gotten the strongest reactions by just "floating" for a few seconds or so. No one has ever asked me if I can float for 30 seconds or more. They were just blown away that I levitated in the first place. Like Blueroyalty said, I had a sudden "burst of energy".
Message: Posted by: sam2452 (Mar 25, 2011 04:41PM)
[quote]

If you float more than (let’s say) 5 seconds, people might move around and see things that you don’t want them to. I think that the best time to float is between 2- 5 seconds.

Ray
[/quote]

Ray, you are right. I didn't think of that. I think 2 sec kinda short maybe 4or 5 sec is best. Thanks guys.
Message: Posted by: Chris Meece (Nov 21, 2011 05:48PM)
Apparently some squirt on youtube thinks he has divulged the secret and has an exposure video posted. I really like the part where he talks about the cleanup on his version when you clearly can see he is simply walking away from his home made gimmick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfU-xLF03dg&feature=fvwp&NR=1
Message: Posted by: donkeys and waffles (Oct 15, 2012 04:44AM)
Wow, this thread just died. I read all 22 pages. What is the consensus ? Where the durability issues finally taken care of ? Does anyone have one for sale, I didn't see any listed but that doesn't mean someone isn't using one ? Cheers.
Message: Posted by: todsky (Oct 18, 2012 01:50PM)
[quote]
On 2012-10-15 05:44, donkeys and waffles wrote:
Wow, this thread just died. I read all 22 pages. What is the consensus ? Where the durability issues finally taken care of ? Does anyone have one for sale, I didn't see any listed but that doesn't mean someone isn't using one ? Cheers.
[/quote]

pm‘ed you...
Message: Posted by: mikeblue (Mar 4, 2013 02:49AM)
Hello gentleman,

My name is mike I am a roukie in magie tricks, here it's my
training video with the levitation of a card the burning rose
and the One levitation :
http://www.youtube.com/v/yjaqYd7AwIM
Message: Posted by: MR Effecto (Mar 5, 2013 10:55AM)
Welcome to magic Mike. I would say don't put up your traing videos of your magic tricks. Lets work with them tell your hands bleed then put up a video. By showing your traning videos you expose the magic.
Message: Posted by: mikeblue (Mar 6, 2013 01:07AM)
Ok I understand I will hide my training and do a better job thanks for the tips :)
Message: Posted by: guyactor (Dec 30, 2013 12:40AM)
[quote]
You mention how in a moment everyone will send their energy to you and with luck; you will channel this force into something unique. Tell everyone to squeeze the other person’s hand and YOU close your eyes. “Send me your energy…… NOW!” ……… Pause for the slow count of three and then say in a half whisper, “My feet, Look…..my…feet” Now levitate and stay up for a few seconds.

Fall back to the floor and open your eyes.
[/quote]


Freakin' excellent, Ray!
Message: Posted by: tophatter (Dec 30, 2013 02:37AM)
Look At his pants ! real baggy I don't care what the ad says !
Message: Posted by: Mark Storms (Mar 14, 2015 09:14PM)
Finally seeing this thread for the first time.

Did anyone ever post a video that shows a slower rise without the aid of a doorway?

Is this possible?
Message: Posted by: Nick Ronwé (Apr 5, 2019 08:44PM)
I would not mind reviving this thread, even if I get no response, I can always just refer to this for my own purposes.

An entire decade later from its original release, and I can only hope this device has had its fair share of tests and upgrades along the way.

I have read this entire thread, and am eagerly awaiting my own ONE.

My style of magic is more befitting a darker tone, and so I find that levitation would add more awe & mystery to my routines.

Mentalism & hypnotism go great together, and incorporating spooky effects like this is perfect for the stage.

Camera quality has improved since 2009, especially on smartphones, so I will simply load up a nice video after I get this in the mail and tinker with it for a few days.

Until then.. :bat:

P.S.
Oh yeah, hello there! Lol it is my first post. :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Nick Ronwé (Apr 16, 2019 08:24PM)
Just got my ONE in the mail today! :dance:

I have family coming from out of town in a couple of days, and so I will not be able to tinker with this device too much in the meantime until they leave on Easter Sunday.

Preparing my footwear should not be too time-consuming, so I shall have plenty of time to practice and upload a new video to showcase the ONE.

Stay tuned for the review. :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: Nick Ronwé (Apr 25, 2019 02:44AM)
The posts I have read regarding the noise issue were accurate, as I also hope the responses addressing it were also accurate.

Hopefully it will dissipate with time and continued use.

I wear boots with a thick platform heel, so even with all the adjusters in place I’m finding it rather difficult to maintain a connection.

I’m also having a bit of difficulty understanding the second method of setting the device for a comfortable walk-around.

I doubt I’ll encounter anyone here who would be willing to help me with this, as it’s been many years since anyone has bothered to post about the ONE, having had the novelty worn off of most of them.

I’ll have to keep experimenting with this device until I get it down right then.

:stuckinbag:
Message: Posted by: Alithea (May 16, 2019 06:08AM)
Hi Nick

I'd be interested to hear how you got on with the One in the end. (Like you said, this thread is now so old - and self-levitation tricks no longer seem to generate much interest among the magic community - but like you, I'm still interested in their potential).

All the best

Alithea