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twistedace
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Hi all,
I was just wondering what you all thought the best one man illusion was...if one even exists. I don't do illusions, but have recently begun to think about making my show bigger. Illusions would definintely make the show bigger.
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I use Bisection by Andrew Mayne, it gets a lot pop.
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It has been discuss lot of time. Just do a search and you'll find lot of things on the subject.

Good luck

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I am a bit biased on this.

http://www.magellanlevitation.com

If you find a better one-man illusion, buy it.
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I am not too knowledgable of stage illusions- but I do love them. David Copperfield does a performance of a laser routine (I forget who invented it). He gets cut in half and walks down the stage with his 2 halves separated. As far as I know this is a 1 man illusion
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On 2009-08-11 01:14, psychicJeff wrote:
I am not too knowledgable of stage illusions- but I do love them. David Copperfield does a performance of a laser routine (I forget who invented it). He gets cut in half and walks down the stage with his 2 halves separated. As far as I know this is a 1 man illusion


Hi, The Laser illusion was created by Steven Fearson, but DC "bought" the rights. It is increadible illusion. When I saw it, I was 100% it was done with special effects but I wouldn't reccomended for one men show, too many problems.
I would reccomend Walter Blaneys "Ladder Levitation" Illusion.

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Anybody know where the Harbin Sawing is in print? Is it in his book?

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Yes, it's in Magic of Robert Harbin.
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The Illusion by Smokey Mt. Magic called "This End Up". Can be set up and broken down in front of the audiance.

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Abbott's Super X Levitation
Abbott's Visible Sawing
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Abbott's Chinese Chopper or Guillotine
Abbott's Neck Twister
Abbott's Basket Girl Illusion
Mark Wilson's Farmer and Witch Illusion in his book

These are easy to transport to small engagements. Can use an audience member with very little instruction or a few can use a volunteer.
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Andrew Mayne has come up with some amazing one man illusions... I agree with Dreadnaught that Bisection is a good one man.

Although I just saw that self levitation magic4545 posted and I'd have to say I'm stunned Smile
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A Lester Lake style head chopper gets a lot of mileage, and even David Seebach say's it should be the first of the first as a recommendation. It plays huge!
twistedace
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This end up looks pretty cool.
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Jumbo sidekick is great illusion...
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Shrinker or bisection from Andrew Mayne
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On 2009-08-14 23:21, Sam Weiss wrote:
Andrew Mayne has come up with some amazing one man illusions... I agree with Dreadnaught that Bisection is a good one man.

Although I just saw that self levitation magic4545 posted and I'd have to say I'm stunned Smile

I like the Bisection illusion, but I think it could be more diabolic with a jacket gaff added...
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Correction to my post: I was referring to In Half illusion and not Bisection.
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