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ClintonMagus
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Have any of you ever had the Light and Heavy Box (or similar) to "fail" during a performance?
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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Yes. Once in the Theatre of Magic inb Hot Springs, Ar.
A lady who looked like she played line backer for the Green Bay Packers got to the box before I could get to her and pried it up. Wow!
Anway it happened once in all the times of performing it.

the ebst,
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I use Gimpy's "Mighty Mini" along with his custom tray.
I used to use his larger Pirate Chest.
It has never, never failed even with huge strong men.
Amen.

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On 2011-06-20 17:43, Damon Reinbold wrote:
Yes. Once in the Theatre of Magic inb Hot Springs, Ar.
A lady who looked like she played line backer for the Green Bay Packers got to the box before I could get to her and pried it up. Wow!
Anway it happened once in all the times of performing it.

the ebst,
Damon


At least she had that She-Hulk swagger. That visual saved a little bit of your dignity.
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Oh we got quite a laugh out of it. The whole premise changed and it was an experiernce.

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I saw it once done when a pretty big kid...yes I said KID! Pulled up the tile it was on. Glue and all, I was glad it wasn't me...
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Lol... well...I think this is always one of the things that held me from this effect is that we are challenging, nay... virtually BEGGING the spectators to break something! It seems to me that if you do it often enough, eventually someone could do just that.

In the original version there was a hard technology that was easily measured and quantifiable and seemed very reliable. Of course you also had the ability to "tase" them through the handles if they got too close!

With the modern version, There just seemed to be at least a few variables that could change the outcome or quality of the "heavy" factor that I wasn't sure it was worth it for the actual "effect" that was generated. I know if you're really careful you can eliminate some of those issues. If I had an idea for a really killer routine or presentation I might have risked the variables.
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PM me Ray, and I'll send you my own presentation from my book, because it had a "reason" for the chest it killed the audience (well, not really.)

With the tray that Gimpy and I developed it's a lot more portable and reliable, and won't damage a floor or table.

Walt
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Walt,

lol... That doesn't surprise me at all with you're thinking! I had limited exposure to one model years ago so my perspective is decidedly limited. It's not like I'm really looking to add a lot of new effects right now but I always admire your ideas so I can't wait to hear the real dirt on this!
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Sent as a PDF to you Ray, thanks, Walt
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
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