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Brian Lehr
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I placed my order today.

Now, 6 weeks of waiting. :-(

Brian
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IMPORTANT question: I remember a member asking about being able to move the gimmick from one pair of shoes to another (if the shoes are even gimmicked). My question is pretty much the same, because if we have to buy a new ONE Levitation package each time we need to buy new shoes, that would get pretty expensive and annoying. Also, simply because I'd like to have it on my everyday shoes, and then if I have a paid gig in my suit I can put the gimmick on my dress shoes.

So can the gimmick be switched from shoe to shoe? Does the gimmick have to blend into the shoe therefore it cannot be put on another pair unless they are similar or even identical?

I really appreciate your response if you answer my questions.
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Plus, if you cannot change the gimmick from shoe to shoe, do you have to buy a duplicate pair of shoes as the ones you will use with the gimmick?

These are important questions and should be answered.
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I second Patrick's question about the ability to move the gimmick from shoe to shoe.

Also, should this only be done outside? That is, is there a likelihood that it will scar certain types of indoor floors?

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SHOULD THIS EFFECT LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE WHAT ABOUT?

FIRST DO THE LEVI WITH SHOE MAGNETS AND JACKET..........CHUCK THE JACKET
THEN PERFORM THE ONE LEVITATION?
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Also, is the device fragile or can you have it on all day and not worry about what you're doing when you have it on. It would be a shame if you had to be careful of your movements and activities when you have it on, plus we wouldn't want it to break so soon and have to buy another one.
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I wouldn't. I feel levitation is a phenomena that should be done once and then let the legend about it grow. It will start to look like a trick if you do provers and convincers and other effects.
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Every time another self levitation comes out there is always at least one person "Why is there another self levitation out?"

The answer is easy

They Sell
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<BR>Chris Hrusa
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The question is, why NOT? If it's any good and it's different, it's worth selling. Not every magic trick is made especially for you ("you" being anyone who asks himself "why another self-lev?").
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On 2008-12-12 07:18, iugefu wrote:
SHOULD THIS EFFECT LIVE UP TO ITS PROMISE WHAT ABOUT?

FIRST DO THE LEVI WITH SHOE MAGNETS AND JACKET..........CHUCK THE JACKET
THEN PERFORM THE ONE LEVITATION?




Iugefu, you should NOT do two levitations back to back! Come on DUDE! This is magic 101. Never repeat a trick (effect). LOL………As The Max stated, levitation should be used sparely. It is the fact of only doing a levitation every so often that makes it a phenomenon. If you do a levitation ALL THE DARN TIME, then you are missing the point of showmanship.

I have been doing my On Thin Air for years and can say that I will NOT perform it when asked. The real impact comes from the spectators being surprised by it. If I was to do levitation every time when asked, then it becomes just like a card trick…… I simply tell people that my energy level is low right now and that maybe later on I can give it a try. This will make it more real in the eyes of the spectators. IMHO

Less is more. Treat any levitation as if it is the real thing and that you just can’t do it all the time. That you have to be in the right frame of mind and have the energy to do it. If you treat it as such, then the people, who see you perform it, will know that that have truly seen something very special.

Please, don’t turn levitation into a common everyday effect. It is much more than that. In the right hands, a simple levitation, (no matter what the method) will shock your spectators and set you APART from all the other magicians who feel that they must show every person that walk up to.

As far as marking up floors, I have not experiences this. But if you have watched the video you may have noticed that there isn’t anything under the feet to mark the floor! LOL

I plan on shooting a video soon with people watching. I also have some new twists on performing this levitation that Peter doesn’t know about it, YET! LOL

There are a couple of things that I have done with my On Thin Air that looked really good. But with ‘ONE’ these methods are now really enhanced! I have never mention this to anyone, not even Peter, because I was the only one doing it and I wanted to keep it that way, until now. Image this, standing at the top of a set of stairs and taking one or two steps to the edge of the steps. You levitate and hold this position, and instead of falling back to the floor, you step down from the air to the next step while you are still levitating! And then you step out of the air with the other foot and continue to walk down the stairs. This really looks wild. LOL


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Looking forward to the next preview vid Ray.
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Ray,

My thinking was this.......... you do a "with jacket version", but not too high.
People suspect the jacket, correct?...then do without.
So not so much a repeat then, but an increase of "impossiblity" as far as the spectator is concerned.But I defer to you and it was just a thought.
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On 2008-12-13 08:13, iugefu wrote:
Ray,

My thinking was this.......... you do a "with jacket version", but not too high.
People suspect the jacket, correct?...then do without.
So not so much a repeat then, but an increase of "impossiblity" as far as the spectator is concerned.But I defer to you and it was just a thought.


With these types of effects, I would think the magic should last 1-2 seconds and that's it. The illusion is you are using all your energy to levitate off the ground. No need to overkill cause then it seems like it's not really magic and more of a stunt. Daniel Garcia has a good theory for presenting levitations on his Loops DVD with the flapping butterfly effect. Just my opinion though Smile
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Looks to me like a jump in the air with a time delay. Each to his own.

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Hey Guys,

Wow what a great response we have had with this! I will try to answer everyone's questions sent to me by email, in this thread or by pm as soon as possible. Please bare with me.

And wow Jim, if only it was trick photography, I would only be able to sell one unit to you know who!

Instead I put out an honest and complete demo video without stooges, or selective spectator responses, cut-aways, fancy camera angles, in full daylight out in the open.

What was I thinking?

Excuse me now while I go look at all the other self levitation vidoes, and re-think my marketing campaign!

I knew for me to be apart of a release of a another self levitation it had to be different from all others, and only advertise it the way it would appear in a real life demonstration in daylight, outside, with no possible support cruches, different surfaces, different pants,without stooges or selective specator responses, different backgrounds, flexibility, etc etc, and everything a magician would want to see before purchasing such an effect.

Im glad we fooled you without the use of trick photography or the usual camera cut-aways, or phoney stooges.

Wow, I can't beleive by accident, we actually created a time warp or time delay illusion. Me and Ray need to re-think our marketing and see if now we can sell this as some sort of weird time delay in mid-air illusion. I can see the ad copy now.... "Not only do you levitate but you stop time while doing so!"
Dude this is gold!

Its comments like these including the one from Lyndsy(my wife, who we all know are the toughest of critics), who when I first did this illusion for in person; She said and I quote: "Now that looks real"!

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Peter if it passes the "hey honey could you come over here, I have something to show you."
All I can say is it must be the one;)
Sounds great and I can't wait to see what new twists Ray has on this and his video.

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When you named the product ONE is that alluding to the fact that it looks like you are balancing on one leg? Other than that it looks really good.
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PETER LOUGHRAN , PATRICK ABOVE HAS ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS......PLEASE ANSWER THEM WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, THANKS
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OK HOLD ON, STOP YELLING AT ME...just kiddng I couldn't resist.

Patrick George wrote:"IMPORTANT question: I remember a member asking about being able to move the gimmick from one pair of shoes to another (if the shoes are even gimmicked). My question is pretty much the same, because if we have to buy a new ONE Levitation package each time we need to buy new shoes, that would get pretty expensive and annoying. Also, simply because I'd like to have it on my everyday shoes, and then if I have a paid gig in my suit I can put the gimmick on my dress shoes."

Well without exposing the method too much, as stated in the Q&A the system can be adjusted to almost any kind of shoe. This is more of a system then just a gimmick. There is an adjuster that will need to be used with your shoe, but in some cases this can be used with one shoe to another, while with other shoes it may need to be a permenant adjustment, all depends on the shoe itself, and you can set up as many pairs of shoes you like! Also once the shoes have been adjusted to you and the system the shoes will look, feel and function normal in evey way. Its not like zero gravity, moon boots, or the fly if that is what you are asking.

So to answer his questions, no you will not have to buy a new ONE everytime you change your shoes. No the system is not fragile and no you don't need duplicate shoes. It think that is all of his questions.

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Yeah thanks a whole bunch Peter I'll be getting one next time Hocus-Pocus has a good sale.
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