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allan31
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Hi ! After iBalance, let's go for iLevel Pro...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey6JPw-xZ3E

The trailer is great but I would like to watch how you put the phone on your fingers...Is it a secret ??? It's just a trailer which show you objects balanced on you fingers! What happened before and after ???
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I’m surprised there isn’t more buzz about this. Was hoping someone had posted a review by now.
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Let’s hope you don’t purchase directly from Elsdon.
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I bought this from Hansion Chien directly some weeks ago and can give some input:

the trailer shows the get ready in the beginning in a speed ramp, but it is exactly what happens. Adding the gimmick to the phone happens very quick and in an unsuspicious way. It needs a little bit of practice to attach the gimmick smoothly, but there is no heat on you and you could do it slow as well as you are talking.

You get a set of different gimmicks for different phonetypes. Probably you will need only of one of them for the most common phones like iphone and new samsungs.

My only complaint is they could have provided at least two of each gimmick. They are really really cheap (not in quality) to produce and because they are very small you will loose them eventually quiet fast. Especially for that price I would have expected more.

If you like the effect you won't be dissappointed.
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As I suspected. Cheap gimmicks extortionate price. Thanks for the warning.
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Is this not like iblance??
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The effect doesn't thrill me. A puzzle at most.
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On May 4, 2021, MeetMagicMike wrote:
The effect doesn't thrill me. A puzzle at most.


Agreed. First thought is that the performer had a couple of those sticky glue-dots attached to his finger.
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On May 4, 2021, MR Effecto wrote:
Is this not like iblance??



Yes. it's an updated version for phones with lightning or usb-c ports.
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On May 4, 2021, pegasus wrote:

Agreed. First thought is that the performer had a couple of those sticky glue-dots attached to his finger.


Phone would be too heavy.
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Not for me. Too much of a risk handling someone’s phone like that.
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If someone purchased this and decided it’s not for them let me know. I’m interested…
Things are about to change........ LIGHTS!!!
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Not impressed if you wanna do it use a glue dot !
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The idea of using glue dots is on the same level using magnets for Michael Jackson's lean...not gonna work.

Acutally it is fun playing around with it and not as risky as you think. I have a large and quiet heavy phone and never dropped it when practice it. You will do a little test anyway if the gimmick sits good.

For me it is not really that much of a magic trick but a nice inbetween effect or something you should combine with other stuff. I like it.
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I have the original gimmick from elmwood magic (I think). This is the update from headphone pin to USB-C, etc.

There is no way a glue dot or magnet will keep your phone or tablet horizontal. That is just silly.

This is a utility item and was demonstrated in the most basic of ways. A good story/routine should accompany its use.

I look forward to getting the new gimmick along with my Holywood order. I didn't use the original that much but when I did, it played well enough for me to want the updated version.
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YIKES!! For me it's $23 postage on top of the $30 price tag. Umm no, perhaps when it gets to Penguin
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And now there is iBalance Plus. Also from Mark Elsdon. https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/15951
Any experience/opinions what the main difference is/which is better for what situation?
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Yeah weird I imagine it's to get it into more stores?
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Any idea what the difference is between the new iBalance Plus and ILevel Pro?

Logical method seems to me like you would be sticking something in the charging socket to give you leverage but still not sure how that's invisible to a spectator. Looks pretty clean in all the vids.
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It’s definitely the most unimpressive non illusion I’ve ever seen.
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