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Topic: Rings and hoops for levitations
Message: Posted by: JoeJoe (Jun 7, 2004 10:50PM)
I need a ring for passing over someone floating on a Super-X. Any ideas for rigging a hula-hoop for this?

Message: Posted by: magictim (Jun 14, 2004 07:50PM)
If the person and board are short enough you can double pass with a solid hoop.
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Jun 14, 2004 08:17PM)
Or, to expand on Tim's idea, you can make the hoop really large, and accomplish the same thing with a normal sized super-x. My hoop is about 4' diameter.

This is the way I do it.

If you want to buy a special hula hoop, I understand that Walter Blaney makes a high quality one. Here's a link to his website: [url=http://www.walterblaney.com/illusions/greatwhitehoop.html]Walter "Zaney" Blaney's Great White Hoop.[/url] He also has another hoop that is a higher price, called the Walter "Zaney" Blaney Miracle Levitation Hoop.

I think I read recently on another thread that there is another hoop out there that works on a different principle from Walter's, that doesn't infringe on his original designs. Maybe someone else could point you to that thread.

- Donald.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 14, 2004 08:18PM)
Toni Hassini in his Illusion video uses a regular Hula-Hoop which he opens and closes with the Flying Carpet Illusion. Simple, cost effective, no fancy gimmicks, and convincing.
Message: Posted by: dsilverfield (Jun 17, 2004 03:16AM)
Hi Dendowhy,
Where is Hasini's hoop available? Any idea?
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 17, 2004 05:54AM)
Your local toy store...A regular hula-hoop. The video can be found using the internet.
Message: Posted by: Magicusa (Jun 17, 2004 06:17PM)
I make my ring out of a 10' gray pvc. I paint the ring the color I need.
Message: Posted by: magicsiow (Oct 29, 2004 10:44PM)
You can using long streamer too