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wanmagic
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I am looking for any books plans etc of the Harbin Levitation. I am not talking about Super x or chair suspension.
I am talking about his Levi. Copperfield, Mark Wilson,and Brett Daniels have used it. Is there any discussion on it in his books thanks?
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It's in the Harbin Book.
illusiontech
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The original Harbin book - one is up for auction in the Potter and Potter, Larry Jennings Auction on Saturday.
They go for $1000-$1200 if you can find them!!!

The book gives the full details, I'm actually having my welder make one as I post this!

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Actually if it is that low it may be one of those copies. Most I've seen have been in the $2000.00 range recently. Maybe theyr're coming down with the economy?

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The last few I saw were offered by potter and potter, but I hope they go for $2000, raises the value of mine!!!!

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So its not included in the genius of robert harbin !
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It's already stated that you can find it
in the book of Robert Harbin.
Are you aware of the fact that this illusion
only can be done on a well equipped stage ?
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What does the cover for Harbin's book look like?
Ray Pierce
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Quote:
On Jan 27, 2012, john wills wrote:
Are you aware of the fact that this illusion
only can be done on a well equipped stage ?


Yes, it is a wonderfully elegant method but as someone who is a professional aerial rigger and specializes in flying performers, it also requires a traditional theater where you can fly backdrops and lights as well as a lot of finesse from the local crew. It is certainly not a self contained system. It also has some inherent potential dangers I'll be happy to discuss offline. For me, it's wonderful with some very specific provisions.
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Hi Ray.

Thanks for offering some quick insight. Didn't realize how involved this illusion was behind the scenes.

How about his Anti-Matter levitation? >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sRJXYFzfN0
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The Anti Matter Levitation is quintessential Harbin. I've always thought this was a great example of something that was incredibly clever but not necessarily good. It is entirely self contained and set up right in front of the audience and he worked out a way to justify every single element no matter how weird it was. A lot of Harbin effects seem to be a puzzle and that's how he appears to have approached them. He had so many wonderful ideas... some funnier than others!
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Harbin was a genius. I had a Johnny Gaughan-built chair suspension, then someone made an offer I couldn't refuse and sold it.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
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Is Anti Matter in any book?
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It's in the Harbin Book.
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