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Topic: Suspension and Dan Sperry free show
Message: Posted by: d.jodoin88 (Mar 20, 2020 03:34PM)
Helloe Fellows,

First of all I want you to know that dan Sperry post a picture on his Instagram about his free show 2018-2019.
That's the link: http://vimeo.com/dansperryofficial/strangemagic

I saw the show and he did a suspension with 3 persons.

Do you know the name of this suspension and do you have any reference for it, cause I want to build it.

Last year I saw another version of it and I want to put something like that in my show.

Plus, do you think I can do it with spectator or it's all with assistants needed ?

I will post a picture of the illusion.

Thanks a lot guyz!
Message: Posted by: d.jodoin88 (Mar 20, 2020 03:35PM)
Sorry for the quality, I take it direct from my computer
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Mar 20, 2020 04:24PM)
Well.... you canít build it cause itís not yours to build!

Kyle Knight is the inventor. I know Tim Clothier has built at least one of them.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 20, 2020 08:40PM)
Looks like it requires a harness, so not possible to use a spectator.

The only suspensions I know that can use a spectator is Abbott's Super X levitation, and the chair suspension.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Mar 20, 2020 10:39PM)
Lots of suspensions are available to use a spectator-

Flying Carpet
Proline Suspension
Blaney Ladder
Owen Chair Suspension (where both chairs are removed)
Message: Posted by: d.jodoin88 (Mar 21, 2020 06:14PM)
Wow ! Thanks a lot for your respond guys !
I will cheek for this.

There's an Encyclopedia of suspensions and Levitations by Bruce Armstrong.
I will try to find it and maybe I can build something out there.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Mar 21, 2020 06:28PM)
The Knight Suspension will not be in the encyclopedia but hopefully it will give you some ideas that will work for you!

Do you have Jim Steinmeyers book Technique & Understanding? The audience member suspension in that book is probably the closest to the Knight Suspension that you can build yourself. Plans are in the book.
Message: Posted by: reynold (Mar 22, 2020 12:57AM)
Is there any videos of Steinmeyer's audience member suspension?
Message: Posted by: d.jodoin88 (Mar 23, 2020 03:04PM)
Thanks a lot ThomasR for your help! I will cheek if this book is available.
Message: Posted by: sperris (Mar 26, 2020 09:54PM)
Hey folks, thanks for the plug and shoutout d.jodoin88! Hope you guys liked the video stream -- as already stated yes that cannot be done with an audience member, it is all stooges or stage crew for the knight suspension. Kyle/Tyler gave me permission to re-design his suspension for my vision (that is my sole interpretation / presentation of his suspension) by combining it with the assembly style of a blaney ladder suspension and is exclusive to my show.
Message: Posted by: d.jodoin88 (Mar 26, 2020 11:27PM)
Wow Dan Sperry in person ! Thanks to take the time buddy ! By the way I appreciated your share on this difficult time! It's good to put some magic in our word !

Keep doing it !

Thanks to clarify my question !
Message: Posted by: drmolarmagic (Mar 30, 2020 02:27PM)
I just finished watching the video stream.....that was amazing, I really enjoyed it.
Can't wait to see him live one of these days.....
Bruce
Message: Posted by: reedrc (Mar 30, 2020 06:43PM)
I'll be honest.. Fellas, it was looking great. But.. I could've used a little more cowbell.