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ash_arani
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Loops are just the best way for levitations and a moment's notice...
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Never levitate, only animate. That's my theory, unless some one really believes you can float a dollar bill which that's 1 out of 50 people, they are going to think 9 times out of 10 "it must be string", so if your going to use invisable thread make some thing move across the table or jump around but never float. If you ask me I would invest in some loops that way you can move things around like a straw in a glass or a pair of glasses sudenly lifting up onto its lenses. Im sure many people are going to disagree with me on that but I pride my self on realistic effects and floating a dollar bill just screams "STRING" to a spectator.
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If I have the reel set up beforehand... I just attach it to one of my rings and boom... Though when it comes to magic at a moments notice... Sleight-of-hand I think is the best... but for a simple trick, I go with the 'Gipsy Vanish'. All you need is a couple coins, and something to cover it with (Scarf, large dinner naptkin, I have even used my shirt before)).
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There's a two volume set of thin, comb-bound books called The Art of Close-Up Levitation. They were put together by Jon Jensen, Dan Harlan and others. Volume 1 is "IT" effects and volume 2 is imptomptu, no "IT" involved. I'm sure there are better resources out there, but I found a few really good ideas here. They're worth a look.
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Kennedy's Floating Bill is excellent!
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On 2004-11-10 19:34, Maaaagic! wrote:
A loop looks fantastic. I wanted to try it last weekend but before I got a chance one of the girls I was out with suddenly asked why I had a pube tied around my wrist. I read in the instructions that I could leave it there all day an no-one would ever know. Case of bad luck I guess, so be warned - or don't hang out with the type of girls I do.


That girl must have had 30/30 vision! Those things are darned HARD to see when they are around your wrist! That is incredible that she noticed it!
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On 2005-11-25 20:47, daffydoug wrote:
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On 2004-11-10 19:34, Maaaagic! wrote:
A loop looks fantastic. I wanted to try it last weekend but before I got a chance one of the girls I was out with suddenly asked why I had a pube tied around my wrist. I read in the instructions that I could leave it there all day an no-one would ever know. Case of bad luck I guess, so be warned - or don't hang out with the type of girls I do.



That girl must have had 30/30 vision! Those things are darned HARD to see when they are around your wrist! That is incredible that she noticed it!


I find it useful to wear the Loop next to my wrist watch. Doesn´t attract attention there and you can transfer it to the other hand shortly before you perform.

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You could use loops.
I use my spider pen for that pretty often.
works great for me

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That girl must have had 30/30 vision!


You mean '10/10'. The lower the numbers, the better you see. Smile
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On 2006-05-24 12:32, airship wrote:
You mean '10/10'. The lower the numbers, the better you see. Smile


Actually, it's just the last number. The first number is always 20 when using a standard 20-ft chart. So 20/20 means that at 20 feet you see what most people see at 20 feet. 20/40 means at 20 ft you see as well as most people see at 40 ft.

Thus, exceptionally good vision would be 20/10 or even better is 20/5. Dunno what it takes to see a loop at 6 ft (In my experience they are much thinner than pubes...)
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