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Topic: My first opinion ... Tenyo's Floating Card
Message: Posted by: gitty (Nov 12, 2009 02:59PM)
I received Angelo Carbone's new Tenyo trick 2010 FLOATING CARD today from Japan.

I just opened the small parcel and read the instruction but I already know that this
is the best floating card I have every bought!
You will receive the typical Tenyo instruction, the gimmick and an original sealed Bicycle deck of cards in blue.

Angelo, thanks for the great idea!
Message: Posted by: joseph (Nov 12, 2009 03:10PM)
Sounds like this is gonna be a big hit...
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Nov 21, 2009 04:28PM)
Wow, the video looks great! Can people look under the card while it is floating?
Message: Posted by: Vorezo (Nov 22, 2009 06:31PM)
Just got this...DAMN It is GREAT! I will def get a video up in the next few days. Love it!
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Nov 22, 2009 07:58PM)
Thanks for making me smile. :D
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Nov 23, 2009 05:04PM)
So can the spectators look under the card while it is floating like other card levitations?
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Nov 23, 2009 07:29PM)
Hello!

I am interested. Which other card levitations do you mean which can be looked under as you say so in your post? What are their names?

In some circumstances you can see under the card but not always. Depends on your enviroment and what you are wearing.

Angelo
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (Nov 24, 2009 02:55PM)
I don't know of any floating card effects that you can look under the card....but this looks spectacular. On the youtube video, people say it is like Enlightenment, but I have Enlightenment, and I like it, but this card floats up over the entire deck and you can see the kid's shirt in between the card and the deck at it's higest point, something you can't do with Enlightenment. Wow this looks good.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Nov 24, 2009 04:31PM)
Thanks! :) The kid's shirt is my shirt. It is me performing the trick in the video :D

As mentioned in my previousd post, in certain situations you can see under the card completely depending on the lighting and what you are wearing, so I am being honest. Sometimes you can see right under it and sometimes you can't.

Angelo
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Nov 24, 2009 09:42PM)
Not trying to over-sell this effect but it is really startling when you see it live, even if you're performing it for yourself. It goes beyond normal Tenyo type material and I'm a huge Tenyo fan. The set up (the fact that the cards are fanned out, the spectator freely selects the card and can see it at all times) really makes it seem impossible. Someone would have to be pretty clever to figure out that there is a gimmick somewhere among the cards. I guess for you performers there are always going to be people trying to sneak a peek underneath but I can't see a lay person figuring this one out. Maybe I'm gullible? ;)
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Nov 24, 2009 09:43PM)
Not trying to over-sell this effect but it is really startling when you see it live, even if you're performing it for yourself. It goes beyond normal Tenyo type material and I'm a huge Tenyo fan. The set up (the fact that the cards are fanned out, the spectator freely selects the card and can see it at all times) really makes it seem impossible. Someone would have to be pretty clever to figure out the method. I can't see a lay person figuring this one out. Maybe I'm gullible? ;)
Message: Posted by: ahzhe (Nov 24, 2009 10:00PM)
I got it too, nice effect, still practicing to make the card float nicely
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Nov 25, 2009 02:04AM)
Btw if I see someone start to bend their head and look under the floating card I just make the card descend back to the deck and then make it float again when they have straightened up.
Message: Posted by: rockthemike (Nov 25, 2009 02:10AM)
Can you take a card an wave it underneath the floating card (to any extent)?
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Nov 25, 2009 04:47AM)
Yes you can. Actually you can go one better. You can remove the the card immediately below the floating card to prove there is is nothing attached to the floating card. See this in the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUkhDqEIiXQ
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (Nov 25, 2009 12:48PM)
I Don't want to wait until mid December for this!!!
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (Nov 25, 2009 12:56PM)
Speaking of new levitations, has anyone seen "Up Levitation" exclusive from Hocus Pocus? I just got it in the mail 2 days ago and have not got around to it yet, but it is a full deck (half, actually) levitation and seems nice. I looked at the gimmick and I never saw anything like this before.(simple, though) I'll post a review when I get to it later tonight. Check out the video on their site. At least this and Angelo's levitating card look like something that we'll use often.
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Nov 25, 2009 06:07PM)
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On 2009-11-25 13:48, nattefrost wrote:
I Don't want to wait until mid December for this!!!
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Get it from Magico-Japan on ebay. Just $28 with shipping.
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (Nov 25, 2009 07:06PM)
Thanks. I'll try it!
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (Nov 25, 2009 07:07PM)
Mark F, you saw this performed "live"?
Message: Posted by: ahzhe (Nov 25, 2009 07:53PM)
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On 2009-11-25 19:07, Mark F wrote:
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On 2009-11-25 13:48, nattefrost wrote:
I Don't want to wait until mid December for this!!!
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Get it from Magico-Japan on ebay. Just $28 with shipping.
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Agree, I get from the same top rated seller too, much cheaper than hocus-pocus, any idea why the price difference is so big?
Message: Posted by: Vorezo (Nov 25, 2009 09:19PM)
My guess is its not in English... Could be wrong though.

I will have my video of the floating card up by Saturday!
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Nov 26, 2009 11:32AM)
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On 2009-11-25 20:07, nattefrost wrote:
Mark F, you saw this performed "live"?
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No. Sorry I mean to see it "in person", meaning my own. It's very captivating to watch.
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Nov 26, 2009 11:33AM)
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On 2009-11-25 22:19, Vorezo wrote:
My guess is its not in English... Could be wrong though.

I will have my video of the floating card up by Saturday!
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No not English but he does supply English instructions that are excellent.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Nov 26, 2009 01:21PM)
A tip for all users who have the Japanese version... if you find the s***l slips through your fingers, you could always remove it and make a bigger one to replace it. The english version WILL have a wider one after I told Tenyo to make it larger as Western Europeans generally have larger hands than the Japanese :)
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Nov 27, 2009 05:23PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-23 20:29, Angelo M Carbone wrote:
Hello!

I am interested. Which other card levitations do you mean which can be looked under as you say so in your post? What are their names?

[...]

Angelo
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Oh Angelo, I'm sure you know a few yourself, but here is at least one, the Real Floating card by Alex Markov: http://www.emagictricks.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=4520
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Nov 27, 2009 05:26PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-24 17:31, Angelo M Carbone wrote:
Thanks! :) The kid's shirt is my shirt. It is me performing the trick in the video :D

As mentioned in my previousd post, in certain situations you can see under the card completely depending on the lighting and what you are wearing, so I am being honest. Sometimes you can see right under it and sometimes you can't.

Angelo
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Well thanks! That's exactly the kind of answer I was waiting for. :)
(I did order it btw, I just hope the japanese version is still agood version though)
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Nov 28, 2009 11:20AM)
Hmmm ... makes me doubt a bit.
As a vivid Tenyo collector I will buy it of course, but what size (or version) should I buy?
I have rather small hands actually (at least, I think they are small perhaps someone is willing to measure her or his hand and compare it ? :)):
- from the wrist 19 cm long (to the top of my longest finger (being my middle finger)) and
- 11,5 cm wide at the widest point when I stretch my hand and have all the fingers 'together' ... .

What version should I buy? :)
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Nov 28, 2009 01:56PM)
The Japanese version definitely fits my hand but I think mine is smaller than yours. 11.5 cm at the widest point is a pretty large but I don't understand how you are measuring. 19 cm long is about the same as my hand. I kind of like the smaller device myself. It's easy to deal with
Message: Posted by: Vorezo (Nov 28, 2009 08:24PM)
I think getting the bigger one is the way to go, no matter what hand size. My hands are small and id rather have the bigger one.
Message: Posted by: goldeneye007 (Nov 29, 2009 10:30AM)
Can't wait to see what you guys are talking about...
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Nov 30, 2009 06:38PM)
I would love to see some user videos of this effect.
Message: Posted by: ahzhe (Dec 1, 2009 08:44AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLCrlLRlWKo
hope that I am not spoiling your trick
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Dec 1, 2009 09:49AM)
Nice. I think you did a good job. In fact you float the card so high that you can see far to the back of the deck and it looks fantastic.

I don't have the guts to attept a video and I think I've had the trick longer than you.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Dec 1, 2009 01:38PM)
Cool Ahzhe! I will PM you with a tip. :) Thanks!
Message: Posted by: rockthemike (Dec 3, 2009 07:18PM)
Sidenote: Trim fingernails?
Message: Posted by: ahzhe (Dec 3, 2009 08:27PM)
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On 2009-12-03 20:18, rockthemike wrote:
Sidenote: Trim fingernails?
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I need my fingernails for other purpose, sorry..
Message: Posted by: ralphs007 (Dec 12, 2009 11:22AM)
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On 2009-12-03 21:27, ahzhe wrote:
[quote]
On 2009-12-03 20:18, rockthemike wrote:
Sidenote: Trim fingernails?
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I need my fingernails for other purpose, sorry..
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Hi
I would bet that your other purpose is, finger picking the guitar.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Dec 22, 2009 08:13PM)
Here is another video of the floating card this time combined in an ambitious card routine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiuzdstQnu0
Message: Posted by: Joe Mauro (Dec 23, 2009 09:58AM)
I don't see how that is so clean. I bet people freak.
Message: Posted by: runawayjag (Dec 31, 2009 05:07AM)
I have this and think it's very nice, however, on a few of the video's I see the performer moving the deck while the card is floating. I don't think that should ever be done because if the card was really floating, it would not follow the deck wherever it moves. I think that's a giveaway that the card is somehow attached to the pack, even though nothing can be seen. If you remove the top card to show no connnection, you should, logically, be able to move the deck and the card remains suspended and still in mid-air.

Remember Lubor Fiedler's Floating Rock from Tenyo? One of the strong points of that floating was that you moved the frame undereneath the rock and the rock remained suspended and did not move with the frame. It was really a strong illusion and showed no connection between the floating rock and the surface underneath it.

I think it looks good; I just don't think the pack should be moved at all while the card is floating.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Dec 31, 2009 08:55AM)
I tottaly agree with you. When I saw that ambitious card/levitsation video I cringed because he moved the deck up and the card stayed the same distance away from the pack. If the card floated off the deck and you move the deck up, the card should stay still.

I don't move the deck in my video on the first page of this thread.
Message: Posted by: Martin Waring (Dec 31, 2009 12:47PM)
Just received this and tried it out on my family, individually. All three of them bent down to try and look in the gap so one to watch for in performance.

My wife also suggested waving the card behind the deck, to prove that there's nothing attached between your body and the deck.

Overall, first trials are pretty impressive so I will try it out at my wedding gig on Saturday.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Dec 31, 2009 02:14PM)
Martin, try holding the deck at around waist level which would mean they would have to bend down further to look under and therefore you would have enough time to lower the floating card just as they are bending.

Also in certain dim ligting enviroments and whilst wearing a light colored shirt, the gimmick is invisible.
Message: Posted by: 723sabre (Jan 1, 2010 11:34AM)
Man...first day of the year and I already lost all budget restraint! After reading all the posts I have to say, this will be one of my next Tenyo buys!
Thanks for all the support too Angelo.
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Jan 4, 2010 01:08PM)
Mine arrived today. Very good effect, Creative thinking :)
I do have to practice to make it all look smooth, as usual. The gimmick is indeed (as good as) invisible depending on the lightning situation (little bit dimmed), and the color of your clothing (light)

Nice!
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Jan 5, 2010 10:04AM)
Yes Steven you are correct. The lighter the clothing/background the more invisible the gimmick will be if someone were to look under.
Message: Posted by: Steven70s (Jan 5, 2010 04:34PM)
Today I did my first performance with the Floating Card.

It was outside, it was becoming dark. I was standing next to a streetlight with 2 spectators. So it was kind of a mysterious feeling hanging around. So I did the standard routine with a 'mysterious touch (as in mysterious style)'. And at the point that the card was floating at max. height both of the spectators started to bend down to look under the card (cards where at waist level as Angelo advised), so I slowly made the card float back to the original position . But I did it too slow and both of the spectators got a pretty good view under the card. But... They saw NOTHING. That freak them out. That and as soon as the card falled back on the deck I immediatly handed it to them. And then the deck too (yes)! Undetectable.

Amazing
Message: Posted by: IllusionistErich (Jan 11, 2010 02:58PM)
[quote]
On 2009-11-12 15:59, gitty wrote:
I received Angelo Carbone's new Tenyo trick 2010 FLOATING CARD today from Japan.

I just opened the small parcel and read the instruction but I already know that this
is the best floating card I have every bought!
You will receive the typical Tenyo instruction, the gimmick and an original sealed Bicycle deck of cards in blue.

Angelo, thanks for the great idea!
[/quote]


I just opened mine today....I totally agree, this is the best floating card I have ever purchased. I can't wait to show this one off!!
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Jan 13, 2010 06:21AM)
:thanx: and :cheers:
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Jan 13, 2010 06:13PM)
I have to agree; this is really quite clever. Exactly what I've come to expect from the mind of Mr. Carbone.
Message: Posted by: Killertweety (Jan 15, 2010 11:06AM)
I received mine today (the Japanese version with the smaller 's****', as mentioned before).

First I would like to mention that I am a collector of magic tricks and I rarely perform them. Nonetheless, when someone asks to perform a trick, I usually do, that is when I remember how it works and , most important, what the pattern/story is.

I must say I am VERY impressed with this trick from Mr. Carbone. I knew 'something' about it before I had it in my hands (everyone with some knowledge of magic knows that the card floats because blablablablo ;) )
However, I never thought the mechanism would be that special, clever and actually that complicated.

The technique by which this trick works is so clever and at the same time so 'well known/normal' that it is actually impossible to figure out ... .

Angelo, your Prison Box is still my favourite Tenyo item, however this one comes close. The reason why Prison Box is still on number 1 is because Prison Box is easier to perform.

After 'adjusting' the 'trick' I think I will have a real winner with Floating Card :)

I will perform the trick (after, actually a lot, of excercise ... ;) ) next week to my students (I am a science teacher): 15 - 16 year old. This is, for me, the 'test of all tests' :P

I'll give you a summary next week ;)
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Jan 15, 2010 04:49PM)
Hello!

I hope you made the s**** larger. It really does help.

Make sure you are wearing light colored clothing if you are going to perform to your students especially if they will be at a distant and can see under it.

Also start to rise it only a little to see which student will try to look under first. Make sure also not to move the deck at all when the card floats or they will realise the independant card and deck are connected.

Let me know how it goes. I am curious :)
Message: Posted by: samdan (Jan 16, 2010 06:28PM)
What is the difficulty level? Easy enough for us hobbyists doing pretty easy magic for family and friends?
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Jan 16, 2010 08:00PM)
Oh definately easy. No skill at all. Promise :)
Message: Posted by: Clemens Ilgner (Jan 21, 2010 06:14AM)
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On 2009-11-30 19:38, Angelo M Carbone wrote:
I would love to see some user videos of this effect.
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Hi Angelo, I recieved your trick from my german dealer and Im very happy with it. I wrote a review for a
german community (zauberschrank-forum.de) and posted a clip of me, performing the floating card. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyuE1ewGMbo
Two days ago we tested it in a italian restaurant in Berlin and got free drinks for it!! So, thank you for your great job.

Sincerly, Clemens
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Jan 21, 2010 08:57AM)
Wow! You have a very good presentation. So smooth and calm that it makes for a different feel to the trick. Very magical.

If you don't mind me making one point - I don't think you have to work too hard to show off both sides of the cards. It looks suspicious when you flip them over multiple times. But that is honestly not that big of a deal. I loved how you did the trick. Excellent!
Message: Posted by: Clemens Ilgner (Jan 21, 2010 02:13PM)
Hi Mark,

thank you very much. Im happy that you like my presentation. You are right, a little bit too much of showing both sides of the deck. But sometimes you dont realize those facts during the presentation. When I perform the trick for a live audience I normaly talk during this showing. So I think it is not too suspicious in those live conditions.

Clemens
Message: Posted by: Mark F (Jan 21, 2010 03:37PM)
That's true. Also live they can see that the card is actually freely chosen from a normal deck.... which is the strength of the trick. I just think that the way you made the card rise so slowly is fantastic and very mysterious.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Jan 21, 2010 07:28PM)
Yes good job indeed Clemens. The rise is ver smooth. It looks very good.

Thanks for posting the video.

:)
Message: Posted by: guerrestellari (Feb 3, 2010 10:16AM)
Hi Angelo,

Just received the japanese version of the Floating card and I'm having some difficulty figuring out the instructions.

Ok to send you the scan of the japan instructions as proof, and have you forward me the english one via the email ?

Cheers,
Jason
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Feb 3, 2010 05:20PM)
Hi Jason,

Sure. I will PM you.

Angelo
Message: Posted by: bj1027 (Feb 5, 2010 01:12AM)
[quote]
On 2009-12-22 21:13, Angelo M Carbone wrote:
Here is another video of the floating card this time combined in an ambitious card routine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiuzdstQnu0
[/quote]

This is a great idea and performance...
This is my first time to see this kind of title in ambitious card routin.Dose anyone know where I could find this title technique?Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Feb 5, 2010 01:33AM)
Just saw this live... is a fooler. Really practical too.
Message: Posted by: bj1027 (Feb 5, 2010 06:34PM)
I have the version of Japan,and I find that the X is really a little small....But if you have a ring in your third finger,the X will work better.
Message: Posted by: Angelo Carbone (Feb 5, 2010 08:24PM)
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On 2010-02-05 19:34, bj1027 wrote:
I have the version of Japan,and I find that the X is really a little small....But if you have a ring in your third finger,the X will work better.
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You can replace the x by cutting a larger one out of card or plastic :)