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Michael Peterson
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Very cool indeed! You can get the plans on Ebay or from download magic.com (usually chaper on Ebay).



You have to build it yourself & it will cost you less than $20.00 (it only cost me about $7.00).



I had most of what was needed lying around the house & it took me less than an hour to build & I was levitating.



Highly recommended! Smile
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I agree with you Ichazod, very cool effect. And lightweight too. Smile Smile
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can anyone describe the exact effect and what it is?
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You step into a simple milk crate, which you explain is an anti-gravity box. You slowly rise several inches into the air. The spectators very clearly see BOTH of your feet rise--they can see that both are completely off the ground. After you come down, you put a rope (both ends of which are tied to the crate) around your shoulders. You rise again, this time taking the box off the ground with you!
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I can’t figure out if I like the second levitation or not. I feel like it tips the illusion.

And what is the reason for putting a rope around your shoulders? I don't think you are in any danger of flying out. Is that the premise?

Any thoughts? Smile

Otherwise, this thing is killer! (Kinda left that part out.) Smile
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The premise is that you float off the ground when you’re in the box. By putting the rope around you, the box is floating up with you. If you don’t like it, don’t do it--it’s still a VERY strong effect without the second phase!
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Hi,

Can you perform it surrounded? I usually have people on 3 sides.

How high can you levitate?

Yours faithfully

Smile Dan Kirsch Smile
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Its an angly view at best about 20 degrees at ten to twenty feet.

You cant do it 3/4 surrounded

Depending on the crate and/or the box you will get at least 10" levitation if you try

Go look at JBTV demo and see for yourself.

Whats exciting about this is the whole concept is begging to be enlarged into a bigger illusion.

I got the secret something only bigger and some black velvet and am currently thinking of a routine which might go 45 inches

However that needs some visual interference so I am looking at a waist line frame like the old cinema ice-cream sales gal carried along with hanging tinsel and flashing lights to confuse the specs.
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You can see the video clip HERE

It was not hard to build. I spent $7.00 at Home Depot for the gimmick and used stuff I had around the house. Attacked a video Controller to it and Wa-La another levitation.

I'll have fun with it with my Cub Scout Boys, but I can't see this in a Birthday Party or my Stage Show. It is a conversational piece at the most.

To easily to figure out. Bad angles all over the place. Limited working range. My feet are also to big for it to work properly.

However, my 8-year old son fooled his grandmother with it completely! Wiggling the feet makes a difference, and acts as a distractor.

My dog had to sniff it out and gave it away to those looking.
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Quote:
On 2002-04-04 17:55, RangeCowboy wrote:
Whats exciting about this is the whole concept is begging to be enlarged into a bigger illusion.


Check out the ads in the recent issue of MAGIC magazine.
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JBTV hasn´t got yhe demo....
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I also got the instructions off of Ebay and built it for very cheap. I think it's a pretty good levitation trick and is well worth the money, and you don't have to spend much.
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RE: the rope...

The few times I've done this for others, I did the first levitation, then said "Whoa! I forgot the seatbelt and almost flew out of the box!"

That one statement sets up the need for a second "flight", explains the rope, AND plants the idea that you could have actually left the box.

I dunno if the manuscript says anything like that. (Perhaps it should!) I didn't buy it. Viewing the clip made the method fairly obvious.

Unfortunately, the "gizmo" has since cracked, and pretty much tips the whole thing, so I don't use it anymore.
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Does anyone have a clip of this in MPEG format?

I can't view the one on fearson's site.
RangeCowboy
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re- Cant see the Fearson Video

Try right-clicking on the link on the webpage (link says 56k modem) and then

Save Target As... to a folder on your own pc.

The file will then be downloaded to be permanently in your pc.

I use Windows 2000 and I have this same problem with many videos and it works every time.
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If you do that then you can save the high resolution image anyway. The file is in wmv format (Windows Media Player). The latest version of this is on the Microsoft site. Version 7 does not run on NT but should run ok on other operating systems. All this presumes you have a windows PC. I don't know if there is a version for the MAC. IF you really want to see it as an mpeg, I'll see what I can do. (basically capture it from the screen).
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Cheers Mike,
I am running Windows NT, and have tried the save target as option.
I still am unable to play it. Smile
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I think this is a real killer!
It's not often you do a trick you knock up in your garage that totally spins people out. Smile
Yeah, it is very angle dependent, but do it just right and it's a knock-out. Smile
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How do you guys cover the getting into the box part ?

Steve
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Jump !

That's all, if you jump in the box, nobody will suspect the trickery because both feet will fall at the same time in the box.

And for the angles, they are far, far, far better that a balducci, and moreover people can look under the feet.

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