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Topic: Matrix Suspension
Message: Posted by: Paul.W (Jul 26, 2010 09:24AM)
High Guys
I don't come to this category allot but I need your help
where can I find someone that builds and sells the matrix levitation/suspension.

Thanks
Paul.W
From Israel
Message: Posted by: Falconer (Jul 26, 2010 05:20PM)
I would like to know also, I was always interested to buy one like Cyril have.

Falconer
Message: Posted by: RVH Magic (Jul 26, 2010 06:19PM)
Danny Cole created it and besides himself he only gave Cyril the rights to perform it as well. The best is to contact Danny and ask permission.
His web-site is: http://www.dannycole.net
Message: Posted by: Falconer (Jul 27, 2010 04:40PM)
Danny Cole is not yet interested to sell his matrix! . .

Falconer
Message: Posted by: videokideo (Jul 27, 2010 05:24PM)
Is danny interested in proving he created the matrix...cause from what I understand, his is a sitting style, not a full lean! And nobody has proven anything otherwise.
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Jul 28, 2010 08:06AM)
I'm not familiar with Danny Cole's lean/matrix effect. Is this a variation of the Bert Easley effect shown at
http://www.magicnook.com/forum/biopics/Easley_Bert3.jpg

----- Amado "Sonny" Narvaez
Message: Posted by: videokideo (Jul 28, 2010 09:21AM)
No Anatole..that is called The Lean.... Matrix as people call it, is where you go down in sitting position and its held, and then you lean back to where your back is parrallel to the ground yet legs remain standing straight up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkmkGFHTjRg
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Feb 26, 2012 06:49PM)
I see so many Youtube videos of this Matrix Suspension being performed nowadays. I even saw a youtube video, I think Russian TV, exposing the exact gimmick.

It is now being produced in China. A friend of mine gave one to me. It is adjustable. I just need to replace the shoe part.

In Yogano's book, he explains how to bring in the base without suspicion for his Yogano Levitation. This is applicable to the Matrix Suspension.
I was wondering if there is another way one could perform this aside from the way Cyril and Cris do it. I am thinking of an elevated platform.
Message: Posted by: Falconer (Feb 27, 2012 08:40AM)
I have been thinking about "Matrix Suspensiosn"! In fact, I saw in many youtube videos anyone performing this effect also!

In this very powerful magic effect two factors intervenets:

- Gimmick

- Electromagnet

Falconer
Message: Posted by: Kevinr (Sep 21, 2012 11:20AM)
Here it is for sale:

http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=264
Message: Posted by: newsmaya (Sep 21, 2012 11:44AM)
Lou Hilario =It is adjustable. I just need to replace the shoe part.

Lou Hilario is right one of the society's member purchased from http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=263

its chair position its realy good and easy to do for stage show
Message: Posted by: marknem7 (Sep 21, 2012 11:45AM)
Illusion looks pretty good on the video, other than that the performer seems tucked into an upstage corner while doing the move. Almost like he needs to be partly hidden in order to perform the effect.

Anyone own this one being sold by KAP Magic? Familiar with its limitations?
Message: Posted by: newsmaya (Sep 21, 2012 12:02PM)
Yes our society's member purchased from http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=263

its chair position its realy good and easy to do for stage show
Message: Posted by: john wills (Sep 21, 2012 02:42PM)
Newsmaya,
The video of Kapsmagic gives a very bad demonstration of the illusion.
You don't see the guy falling on his back.....
Message: Posted by: 8a22a (Dec 6, 2012 09:21AM)
This one is cooler and totally baffling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyOJFSPXDxw
Message: Posted by: akschulz (Dec 6, 2012 10:20AM)
With all due respect to those posting otherwise, I have a difficult time believing this type of effect, or rather the method, can be proprietary to anyone in particular. It's just too common an idea for a suspension of any kind. If anything, rights should reside with the creators of the effect in the movie "The Matrix". It is commonly performed by street statue performers all over the world as well. And honestly, I've never seen a version where the performer is able to walk around freely before or after the effect which in my mind makes it merely a statue illusion. The versions by Cyril and Dynamo use video editing to suggest to the tv viewer that the performer is free of attachment and is either just arriving on the scene (Cyril) and stopping in the middle of the street or walking away (Dynamo) after the effect. To my mind, I would go to your local welding shop and talk to Bubba (he's the welder in the back with the overalls and the engineers cap) and describe what you need welded. It'll probably be a lot cheaper and more interesting. Then hide the anchoring portion under a carpet (or if you're taping a tv special then pre-anchor and disguise it in the boarwalk). Now, strap yourself in, and "suspend" away. Be sure to take pre/post shots of you walking around to make it look like you could have just stopped anywhere and performed this.

Sorry fort the sarcasm but this particular suspension is a bit of a bugbear of mine.
Message: Posted by: 8a22a (Dec 7, 2012 03:29AM)
[quote]
On 2012-09-21 12:20, Kevinr wrote:
Here it is for sale:

http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=264
[/quote]

It's half the price at 52magic:
http://www.52magic.com/765_The-Lean---Matrix-Levitation-By-China-Magic.html
Message: Posted by: Matt Adams (Dec 11, 2012 03:48PM)
[quote]
On 2012-12-07 04:29, 8a22a wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-09-21 12:20, Kevinr wrote:
Here it is for sale:

http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=264
[/quote]

It's half the price at 52magic:
http://www.52magic.com/765_The-Lean---Matrix-Levitation-By-China-Magic.html
[/quote]

And likely 1/5 of the quality! 52magic is NOTHING but ripoffs of authentic effects. I bought TONS of stuff from them in bulk - only to discover I didn't get a single legitimate item! But not only are the items ripoffs - they are HORRIBLE quality! Never again...
Message: Posted by: scottyocean (Dec 12, 2012 02:06AM)
My friend Dan White has an arm matrix suspension. Check out his video called the supernaturalist. That guys clever.
Message: Posted by: 8a22a (Jan 4, 2013 03:13AM)
[quote]
On 2012-12-11 16:48, Matt Adams wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-12-07 04:29, 8a22a wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-09-21 12:20, Kevinr wrote:
Here it is for sale:

http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=264
[/quote]

It's half the price at 52magic:
http://www.52magic.com/765_The-Lean---Matrix-Levitation-By-China-Magic.html
[/quote]

And likely 1/5 of the quality! 52magic is NOTHING but ripoffs of authentic effects. I bought TONS of stuff from them in bulk - only to discover I didn't get a single legitimate item! But not only are the items ripoffs - they are HORRIBLE quality! Never again...
[/quote]

I got Micro Psychic from there, seems to be genuine although it was considerably cheaper.
Message: Posted by: tristanmagic (Jan 4, 2013 03:35AM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-04 04:13, 8a22a wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-12-11 16:48, Matt Adams wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-12-07 04:29, 8a22a wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-09-21 12:20, Kevinr wrote:
Here it is for sale:

http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=264
[/quote]

It's half the price at 52magic:
http://www.52magic.com/765_The-Lean---Matrix-Levitation-By-China-Magic.html
[/quote]

And likely 1/5 of the quality! 52magic is NOTHING but ripoffs of authentic effects. I bought TONS of stuff from them in bulk - only to discover I didn't get a single legitimate item! But not only are the items ripoffs - they are HORRIBLE quality! Never again...
[/quote]

I got Micro Psychic from there, seems to be genuine although it was considerably cheaper.
[/quote]

Not genuine!, they sells badly build ripoffs - beware!!!
Message: Posted by: Matt Adams (Jan 4, 2013 05:41PM)
[quote]
I got Micro Psychic from there, seems to be genuine although it was considerably cheaper.
[/quote]

Definitely not genuine - they don't sell a single genuine product to my knowledge. :P
Message: Posted by: 8a22a (Jan 8, 2013 08:12AM)
[quote]
On 2013-01-04 18:41, Matt Adams wrote:
[quote]
I got Micro Psychic from there, seems to be genuine although it was considerably cheaper.
[/quote]

Definitely not genuine - they don't sell a single genuine product to my knowledge. :P
[/quote]

Well I did have an internal contact issue with it, but after solving that it's worked fine and looks perfect externally.
Message: Posted by: Matt Adams (Jan 8, 2013 09:52AM)
[quote]
Well I did have an internal contact issue with it, but after solving that it's worked fine and looks perfect externally.
[/quote]

Oh I don't doubt you can find something that works on occassion - but I think it's important to support the original creators and these guys have shown they are only interested in copying other people's hard work. They won't be getting any more of MY money, that's for sure! I had bought several things for BOR sales. Got some D'Lites, appearing wands, etc. NOTHING was very good quality and the D'Lites in particular looked like little alien see-thru fingers. They were HORRIBLE! Haha. Oh well, live and learn. :)
Message: Posted by: magickleark (Mar 10, 2013 07:22AM)
I suggest and I have so many things from http://www.kapmagic.com

kap magic provide free shipping worldwide
Message: Posted by: tristanmagic (Mar 10, 2013 11:09AM)
[quote]
On 2013-03-10 08:22, magickleark wrote:
I suggest and I have so many things from http://www.kapmagic.com

kap magic provide free shipping worldwide
[/quote]

Of course you would suggest Kapmagic, you are affiliated with them!

Kapmagic is great if you are looking for badly build knock off illusion.
I never understood why magician like to waste their money on props like this...
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Mar 11, 2013 04:13PM)
[quote]
On 2012-12-07 04:29, 8a22a wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-09-21 12:20, Kevinr wrote:
Here it is for sale:

http://www.kapmagic.com/index.php?productID=264
[/quote]

It's half the price at 52magic:
http://www.52magic.com/765_The-Lean---Matrix-Levitation-By-China-Magic.html
[/quote]

Does that include the price of the surgery to have "some other gimmicks put in your body". Seems a little drastic to me! ;)
Message: Posted by: TheMagicalMan (Oct 12, 2013 06:09AM)
This is the most baffeling version of all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU0b2E9UZro

It's a compilation of Cyril Takayama's matrix performances from the streets to stage to tv shows etc..
I wish I can create this illusion the anywhere anytime version or buy it. But all the other versions must contain a base covered.
Here is an illusion plan I found for the illusion but I have no idea about it.

http://zmagicc.webs.com/levitationsgonewild.htm

Check it out and may you please tell me is this the illusion you are talking about ?
If anyone has any illusion plans about this illusion or ideas (the anywhere anytime version) or knows any illusion builder that can build me it, please contact me by PM'ing me. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Waterstash (Jan 15, 2015 11:14AM)
I have been looking for a while at the different manifestations of this suspension/levitation whatever you may call it. I came across this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhKWY6ROWcA

It appears as though when he is performing for the dancers in a very short shot there is no base. In the clip he moves 'Freely' away from his full lean position with both legs. He then limps off. I have not seen this version anywhere else. One which does not require a base and is entirely self contained. Does anyone know who this version was created by and if it is for sale.

Waterstash
Message: Posted by: TheMagicalMan (Jan 18, 2015 04:57PM)
Well I'm still on my quest wishing to perform this illusion that way haha. The video above was performed the same way by Cyril I believe.
Message: Posted by: Chrisdev (Jul 14, 2015 02:12PM)
Sorry Danny Cole created nothing

in 1998, Johann Lorbeer publish this effect on his website

http://johanlorbeer.com/still-life-performances/

and the video:
http://johanlorbeer.com/still-life-performances/office/video/

And the system to attach shoes in live existed in patents from 1913.

Chris
Message: Posted by: RVH Magic (Jul 15, 2015 10:50AM)
I think it is pretty obvious that Danny Cole's version and Johann Lorbeer's version are 2 different things both in effect & method.

Johann version is simular to the version The great Rameses performed 100 years ago.
Message: Posted by: Chrisdev (Jul 15, 2015 11:41AM)
Please, give the year of Danny Cole's technic
Message: Posted by: RVH Magic (Jul 15, 2015 01:55PM)
[quote]On Jul 15, 2015, Chrisdev wrote:
Please, give the year of Danny Cole's technic [/quote]

I think you best ask this to Danny himself.

I'm only pointing out that Danny Cole & Johan Lorbeer are using 2 different techniques & presentations!
In Danny's version he can walk around & even lift one leg while sitting on his 'invisible chair'
Johan can't move and both legs need to stay on the ground.

Your example is the same as saying that the old indian fakir street levitation is the same as Jim Steinmeyer's Pole levitation which we all know is not correct.

indian fakir street levitation:
http://www.rovinginsight.org/library/images/eugene/19th-century-illustration-of-an-Indianfakir-performing-a-midair-suspension.jpg

Jim Steinmeyers Pole levitation:
http://www.zigmont.com/levsm.jpg

On a photo they might look the same but both in effect & method they are very different.
Message: Posted by: Chrisdev (Jul 15, 2015 02:20PM)
Watch genii magazine on 1981 january ;) and you can do Danny Cole's effect
Message: Posted by: RVH Magic (Jul 15, 2015 03:31PM)
[quote]On Jul 15, 2015, Chrisdev wrote:
Watch genii magazine on 1981 january ;) and you can do Danny Cole's effect [/quote]

That's the 'Lean', very different from Danny's invisible chair / Matrix effect & method. ( You can't perform the 'Matrix' effect with the 'lean' shoes - you need quite a bit more ;-) )
Message: Posted by: TaylorReed (Jul 16, 2015 06:04PM)
I haven't read all of this, but I have a friend that Is trying to sell a matrix levitation.
IF you want it.
PM ME and I will see what I can do to help

Thanks
Taylor
Message: Posted by: Chrisdev (Jul 17, 2015 07:56AM)
Yes, you need like this but exist from 1949 ...
Message: Posted by: Sawer (Apr 12, 2016 07:26AM)
I recently came across this video. It looks totally clean and performer switches his legs also and that too on skateboard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nrWYCs2tTk
Is this different kind of presentation from things discussed so far? Can we buy such kind of product?
Message: Posted by: Rigonally (Jul 9, 2017 11:27AM)
Has anyone written an article on the history of this "Matrix" stage illusion? I'm curious to know where Danny Cole's version figures into the history of this family of suspension illusions (Fakir, Ethereal, etc).
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Aug 3, 2017 08:15PM)
I just saw an advertisement on Facebook for a "wear your chair" gizmo. It shows a fellow walking around with a type of "exoskelleton" which runs down his buttocks to his calves. He can sit anywhere at will and the device supports him. This may become mainstream in some factories that require a lot of standing and sitting. The magician sitting in thin air may soon be a thing of the past.