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mjaanes
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There are so many different props for levitation. Does anybody know which one Copperfield is using when levitating the lady in the shopping centre as I would like to buy that particular one? It can not be Super X since he freely walks away. Also, I was puzzled by the ease with which he pulled the ring all the way from left to right (no gooseneck attached obviously).

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb6KhHQcoKI for the original take.

Thanks in advance
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http://www.ladderlevitation.com

(shopping center??? OMG-Too funny!!!)
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On 2011-09-24 14:04, videoman wrote:
http://www.ladderlevitation.com

(shopping center??? OMG-Too funny!!!)

You took the words right out of my mouth. LOL
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The price is not exactly the same as a super X either.... But it is a Very nice illusion to have!
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The illusion is the Blaney Ladder Suspension.. and what he does on TV.. with the audience where it is, cannot be done at your next shopping mall show.

Don't you watch "reality" TV? Don't believe ANY of what you see; and believe even less of what you hear. That goes for news too.
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Welcome to the pro's kid.... ;-). You'll need to have thick skin around here. They are all correct though. Very few magicians attain the level of financial success to be able to obtain such a fine prop. You will be hard pressed to find a levitation to do at a shopping mall.
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On 2011-09-24 14:04, videoman wrote:
http://www.ladderlevitation.com

(shopping center??? OMG-Too funny!!!)

You took the words right out of my mouth. LOL

For the record.. videoman and I are laughing at the fact that you called the American Embassy in China a shopping center. Not the fact that you may be performing at one. Nothing wrong with that at all.
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If you want to perform surrounded, get a chair suspension. Price: $500 to $1200 or so. Blaney's ladder suspension has normal "stage angles". You can pick one up occasionally (pre-owned) for $10,000 or so. I would buy one but I would be dead before I could recoup the investment.

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On 2011-09-24 20:54, jimhlou wrote:
If you want to perform surrounded, get a chair suspension. Price: $500 to $1200 or so. Blaney's ladder suspension has normal "stage angles". You can pick one up occasionally (pre-owned) for $10,000 or so. I would buy one but I would be dead before I could recoup the investment.

Jim

Jim. Your advice regards the chair suspension was dead on. Regards the Ladder Levitation .. I recouped my investment in two years and it now makes a profit for me so I consider it to be a very good investment. Maybe not for everyone but for me it surely was.
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The first time I saw this Blaney fooled us badly.

In the Netherlands, he got a newspaper reporter from the audience and she nearly ruined it as she sat up in the middle of the routine to try to EXPOSE it. Walter grabbed her and flattened her back down immediately saying "Don't move you could be seriously hurt."
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On 2011-09-25 11:30, Pete Biro wrote:
The first time I saw this Blaney fooled us badly.

In the Netherlands, he got a newspaper reporter from the audience and she nearly ruined it as she sat up in the middle of the routine to try to EXPOSE it. Walter grabbed her and flattened her back down immediately saying "Don't move you could be seriously hurt."

What a great line! I bet she laid back down, and stayed still after that! What a great out... Gotta love Blaney. Smile
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Walter has a BUNCH of these stories. He is writing a book that will include most. Pete is correct about this story. It really happened.
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On 2011-09-25 11:30, Pete Biro wrote:
...Walter grabbed her and flattened her back down immediately saying "Don't move, you could be seriously hurt."

No doubt. Walter had a mean right hook...

Seriously, I thought I recognized that! The "Ladder" lev! That's really an old vid! DC looked young then! Wow, I did not know DC did that! Great find!

Doug
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Thanks a lot for all the pieces of advice. Really appreciate it.
10k is too expensive for me - too bad.

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Years ago, I got a call one day from David saying, "I'm getting a new toy, want to come play?" Walter had come to Hollywood to drop off the levi at David's apartment so my wife (at the time!) and I went over to test the rig with him. Seeing Walter do this amazing routine in David's living room was a real treat. The number of subtleties and nuances he had developed were beyond belief. David went on to develop the brilliant "Come Fly With Me" routine with it he continued to use for many years.
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Ray - I recall reading of this encounter of yours on Walter's web site. I believe it was a special moment for him as well. I recall thinking how cool it must have been to be you, having been included in on this. Thanks for sharing.
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