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thehawk
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Ben Harris is set to release a floating card effect due to be released in May. Price is not set yet from what Ben said and full disclosure(FREE) of the effect will be released before it is on the market by download. Looks great.
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Unprecedented move. Very rare in the history of magic.

I won't be surprised if sales are higher than expected.

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Entirely dependent on how good the method is(and how difficult it is to recreate) A brave move by Ben, showing real cajones to stand by his method like this. Very reassring to see. I hope it all works out well.
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I still remember when I first saw Ben's Cosmosis performed. It was a thing of beauty.

Enlightenment looks like real magic. I love the part in the clip where the gal is holdig the deck and the card floats. There are so many possibilities for creative performers to run with this!
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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I remember Ben's Alida floating card method,biggest piece of rubbish ever to hit the magic store.
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Hopefully this is a lot better than Alida and I might as well mention "HOLE IN THE HEAD" before somebody else does about how bad it was for the majority that bought it and that includes me.
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Does anyone remember his PYRAMID POWER, floating mini Pyramid?...YUCK
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Another "thread", excuse the pun.

Ok, let's do a mind exeperiment. Think along with me.

Alida "kills" for me. YOU may not have liked Alida BECAUSE it was dirty at the beginning, throughout, and at the end, which is the most critical point in a mini-levitation.


Would these be fair enough conclusions?


Now, IMAGINE that you could perform the close-up levitation but you had:

1. NO GIMMICK to load at the beginning.

2. You are within a quarter of a second of being CLEAN (totally automatic, sleight free, with nothing added or removed).

3. YOU ARE CLEAN at the end--with the spectator allowed to grab the card at ANY time.

4. No lead-in required, no clean-up required. Instantly repeatable, no reset.

5. Further imagine that you NEVER HAVE TO TOUCH the card at all.

6. Nothing to add, nothing to take away, yet you have total control of the ascent, hover, and descent of the card.

I know it "sounds" too good to be true. This is WHY you will not see a page of endoresements--though I could certainly give them to you--and it is also why we MUST reveal the workings.

Alida, Pyramid Power, Flight Case--all these things were evolutionary steps.

The latest mutation, something 20 years in the making will settle the matter.

In fact, I'm done. Stick a fork in me, turn me over. If I never release another effect in my life, I'm satisfied. Seriously.


Enough of the tease for now.

Thanks again for your continued interest.

Ben
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I think I can understand, in a small way, what Ben is feeling. With Enlightenment, he has taken a lifetime of work on levitations and it has culminated in a levitation that will have everyone sceraming praise. How can you top it?

I think we're all going to be amazed and wonder why it wassn't sold for $1000.
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Keep at it Ben, this little Aussie has faith in you!

Cheers,
Al
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I never understood why people did not like Alida. If you modify the gimmick so it is not permanent, it is amazing, AND examinable. AND, can be applied to any card, borrowed, or otherwise.

It just makes me think of how narrow minded so many people seem to be. They see something, and can't see past their initial reactions. At least, that is the impression it gives ME, IMHO
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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Christopher Taylor ('willowtaylor' at the Café) is another gentleman who is open to his products.

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On 2008-02-11 15:59, willowtaylor wrote:
Thank you for the interest!! Prices are not set yet, but retail will most likely be in the $350-$450 range for T•3 and $300-$350 for Eclipse. These two items will ONLY be available from http://www.taylorimagineering.com in North America or Alakazam Magic in Europe for quite some time. We will be offering pre-order prices for Café Members on these. Please feel free to drop me a line about either product (info@taylorimagineering.com); I am being completely open about how they function to help you all make up your minds whether either of them is right for you. Cheers.

Christopher


It made my task and decision of selecting a product very easy.

This seems to be a new trend in magic business. Trust your customer & the customer trusts you. Better business policy!

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Hi Al,

I do rememeber. They were wonderful days.
It really shook me up when I found out tht Dave Faulkner died.
Could not believe it.

Cheers, Al.

Ben
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Hi Ben,

You are a very magical man in more ways than one. Dave certainly was quite a loss for us. Take care as always buddy.

Cheers,
Al
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Ahhh I still can't wait! Hurry up already :X
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Ahhh I still can't wait! Hurry up already :X


Me too! Will this be sold to murpheys so it can come around to all magic shops?
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Just watch the video - it looks pretty *** good!


Can it be done with other objects apart from playing cards? i.e a photo?


thanks

Aidan
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Hi Eric and Aidan,

Yes, Murphys will be distributing this world-wide.

Aidan, Yes, you can use other objects, including photos, or dollar bills, etc. I have a seance presentation with photos of dead celebrities that KILLS.

In a few days we will be sending out the latest info to all those registered, then I will shut up completely until just before the release so that you don't all get bored!!

Cheers

Ben
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I don't think anyone can get bored. This was never announced as a "sometime in the next month"..that dragged on for 10 months. Ben has been upfront all the way as to the process he's going through and it's been very interesting to be along for the ride so to speak.

I think anyone that has worked on anything, be it magic, or writing, or any cerative process, knows the joys, the BIG frustrations, further joy and the "goose bumps" moment when you achieve soemthing through you're own creative process, can feel a little bit about what Ben has gone through.


Ben, thanks for the great updates and sharing what you've gone through to bring this to the ftaternity!
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Ben, this looks awesome! I knew it would coming from you! I think I will be picking this one up!

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