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Topic: Review: 3-in-1 Levitation
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 16, 2002 10:35AM)
I've had the 3-in-1 levitation a week and having a lot of fun with it.

I had a special 1 foot square plate made for it and this is how I am using that plate.

I have the standard flying carpet and do the standard flying carpet moves, walk around it, hoop it then place the screen back, place the swords back, then comes the impossible.

The assistance from the audience rises above the flying carpet (a vertical lift), the flying carpet base is move stage left, then the boy floats higher, moves left then right about 1 foot in both directions, he then floats down to the stage floor. He stands up receives a round of appaluse, then I pick up the flying carpet top and place it back on the base. Nothing is seen. It appears impossible from the flying carpet to really rising and lowering and floating.

It looks greats and impossible, this is the best illusion one can buy for the money. I also have practiced with it the standard way, but for my kids stage show and family fun evening entertainment stage show, it is the best!

It deserves a five star rating out of five. Right now the only draw back with the illusion is that it requires a stage hand to operate it. I am working on a method where I can use it by remote control, eliminating the stage hand, for a simple rise and lowering effect, either vertical or horizontial.
Message: Posted by: Saydean (Jun 16, 2002 10:44AM)
Thanks for the kind words Den. You are discovering like alot of the other buyers that this should be called the 1000 in 1 because of all the different applications you can use it for. A few top names in magic are currentley using this and other magicians are speculating that it is a one only custom built illusion ,but we know the truth. its just a greta illusion that is CHEAP,well built and alot of fun. :coffee:
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 16, 2002 04:16PM)
I have a show tomorrow, and I want to introduce my new act with the flying carpet adaptation. We are going to try to videotape it and take several digital photos.

I'll let you know the results.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 18, 2002 04:29AM)
The 3-in-1 Levitation worked great. I had a "tough" crowd...only 5th graders who are now junior high students and if you ask them they know everything. The show went well as expected, however, when I did the flying carpet illusion, they kept yelling out "Move the screen, move the screen." A typical expected response from this age group.

So...When the boy was raised off the flying carpet table, and the table base was moved out of the way. They were stunned! Their friend was floating 3 feet off the floor, by no visable means of support. A couple of kids were lying on the floor trying to see the 3-in-1 Levitation but the angles were covered and the black art effects even enhanced the illusion, making it impossible to see how it was done. The movement left and right a bit even enhanced the effect.

The boy was lowered to the floor, we took our bows, picked up the flying carpet top and placed it back on the table.

When the kid returned to the audience, he was bombarded with questions, how the trick was done. He had no answers to give.

It was a perfect ending to the kids show. Oh yes, there is room for improvement, such as an appropriate background musical score to go with it, and weighted backdrop for reduction of any possible movement.

As I drove home, I came up with the idea that I could have used a chair and levitated someone that way too. It would be a great subsitute for the Flying Carpet Illusion and it won't cost much at all.

One word sums up this illusion [b]"WOW!"[/b]

Going to play with it today and work out a chair routine, good for a family audience, or an adult audience.
Message: Posted by: Darmoe (Jun 23, 2002 10:44PM)
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On 2002-06-16 11:44, Saydean wrote:
Thanks for the kind words Den. You are discovering like alot of the other buyers that this should be called the 1000 in 1 because of all the different applications you can use it for. A few top names in magic are currentley using this and other magicians are speculating that it is a one only custom built illusion ,but we know the truth. its just a greta illusion that is CHEAP,well built and alot of fun. :coffee:
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Yep... it can do tons of stuff... I could have swore someone spoke to you about writing a book on it... for it...

Where have you been Dutch... haven't heard from you. :bg:
Message: Posted by: reedrc (Jun 24, 2002 05:16PM)
looks like the illusion came out really great! I'm glad It worked out for you.
Dutch has been busy. Evean I have not herd much from him. He's working with Illusionworks from Utah on some add-on's for the illusion. Stay tuned for that......
Message: Posted by: Darmoe (Jun 24, 2002 09:05PM)
I was afraid the dang airplane prop chopped him up.

I know, he was getting slammed earlier this years with "real life" type jobs and obligations... I think it's a requirement for those of us in this side of the biz to be workaholics, egomaniacs, and just plain NUTS

So why don't we just get in a plane, go to Nebraska and force him to take a night off and have a few... ? :cheers:

DUTCH... this one's for you! :stout:
Message: Posted by: reedrc (Jun 25, 2002 05:57PM)
I totally agree....ha! Darmoe, he's coming to roseville, Ca in July, we should all come up and see you. Take you up on that drink!
Go see mark or something? His business on the side is keeping hin slammed. We'll hear from him soon I'm sure...
Message: Posted by: Darmoe (Jun 25, 2002 06:33PM)
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On 2002-06-25 18:57, reedrc wrote:
I totally agree....ha! Darmoe, he's coming to roseville, Ca in July, we should all come up and see you. Take you up on that drink!
Go see mark or something? His business on the side is keeping hin slammed. We'll hear from him soon I'm sure...
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Ahh, that drink will have to be put on hold till December, as things look right now... I'm in Ohio, heading back on the road in about three weeks doing a town a week, starting in Cinci then heading east & north with shows, workshops and lectures...

Maybe (Leviss is going to scream) I'll see you in Boston for the 72-Hour Gathering (Oct. 11-13 * Mentalist Con.) :confused:

We'll get together soon though... the magic world is mighty small...

Until then... :cheers: