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Dennis Michael
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Although it isn't the flying carpet, but it is a levitation similar to it.

I fell in love with Osborn's Book 2 on Illusions called Hade-E-Levitation. This is where all through the show you're using this table, then you lay a boy on the table and slowly make him rise a bit, then the table falls to the ground slowly, and the boy appears to be floating. After the hoop, the table rises from the floor and the boy is lowered back on to the table. No assistants required, and can use a boy from the audience.

The nice thing is you can walk away from it on the completion of the trick.

Has anyone ever seen this trick done?
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That seems very interesting. Sounds like the floating table effect David Copperfield did a while back...But with someone laying ontop of the table....Could be cool for an audience participation illusion to? I'm unfamiliar with this design from Osborn, but do you think this would be practical for an audience member?
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Dennis Michael
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You ask the tough question. The best way to determine if an audience member is right for the levitation is to use him or her in the previous trick and assess him for the potential levitation.

I haven't done this yet but I have that assess the kids before and usually can pick a good volunteer.
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I'd like to see it! It sounds like an old levitation where a child floated up about a foot off a table, but the table didn't lower. I like it already.

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As do I. We usually assess the member by bringing multipule members onstage to see how they respond to direction.After that the member is chosen and the others are ushered aside to watch from onstage. Let me know how this one goes, this could be very cool.
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The Hade-i-table levitation has fascinated me for years, too... ever since it appeared in a Genii in about 1968. I have never seen one... and have a builder friend who looked at the plans and claims that the mechanics are all wrong and that the table will never come back up if built per the plans. I would love to hear from anyone who has seen it done and examined the workings or has built one.
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