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MaxfieldsMagic
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Great new price! Wow, that's quite a savings.

Watching the video for this, a possible alternate presentation occurred to me.

Instead of presenting it as a levitation to begin with, talk about how you've read articles recently saying that people who are taller tend to earn more, have better success romantically (probably more for guys), and are picked first for sports. You've decided to improve your prospects and love life through a little magic.

As you raise the cloth in front of you, step out of your shoes and leave the tips pointing out underneath the bottom (if that doesn't work with the gimmick, have a second identical set of shoes loaded into a pocket in the cloth, which you can drop and position before beginning). Have the audience chant something as you attempt to "grow" - something like "tall-er, tall-er, tall-er..." or whatever. When you get to the top, smile and thank everyone. Then say, "I'm sorry - I've been putting you on. You can't really 'grow' with magic." Then drop the cloth and say, "Actually, I'm just floating. But it was worth a shot." Drop back down and move on.
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Hello everyone, (I also posted this in Grand Illusions)

I just received Jimmy finger’s Magellan Levitation and like to tell you guys what I think about it. I was looking for a levitation that I didn’t need a TRUCK to haul it around but still gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that the illusion would played well. I also wanted something that could not only be performed on stage and platform but also at private parties.

I feel that this levitation is a really GREAT concept in magic and something that has made leap and bounds in self levitations. It ranks among one of the BEST NEW IDEAS that has happen in magic in a VERY LONG time. Simple in concept and deadly in performance makes this levitation simply great! IMHO

I was concerned that the cloth may look out of place and suspicious but found that people don’t care about the cloth. Watching the video doesn’t do this levitation justice because seeing this performed live will make a believer out of you. It just looks so darn cool.

What I also like is that your feet are pointing slightly downward. If you could really levitation, your feet would just hang there in the air just like they do with this levitation! I am really digging this levitation!


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Ray
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Since the price came down so much, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this. It's terrific. Similar to the experience of some others, my first reaction upon opening the box and examining the device was "what...?" But everything about it is there for a well-thought out reason. The device itself is quite possibly literally bombproof, it is constructed so solidly. The illusion appears exactly as in the demo video. It certainly will require practice and a bit of acting to look magical, but Mr. Fingers' explanatory demo is full of tips regarding every aspect of use and performance, including angles and practice tips.

Also included was a bonus portable levitation that you can carry around in a pocket and gives an effect similar to "One," with your feet an inch and a half or so off of the floor.
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Today I ordered Magellan Solo Levitation. Can anybody explain the difference between the Solo and the master levitation?
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I got my Magellan Levitation some weeks ago and I am happy with it. Great idea
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How does an old knockoff of a Magellan Solo from several generations ago compare with the current Magellan Master Levitation? Let me count the ways.

The knockoff has no three point stabilization system, rendering it useless on carpeting, unstable on uneven floors or surfaces.

The knockoff has no cheat block. This results in uneven, jerky ascent and descent, and an inability to perform the transition in a slow, smooth manner, unless you're in the physical condition of an Olympic athlete.

The knockoff does not have the toe-track system for ensuring the correct, blind alignment of the cheat block.

The knockoff lacks the current transport system for getting the unit into position without the need for curtains or blackouts.

The knockoff will not have ANY kind of after the sale support, according to those who have purchased it, and attempted to contact me for support and service when the German thief refused to answer emails or other correspondence.

In many cases, the knockoff actually costs more than my new price offered at the Magellan Levitation website, the only place that you can order a legitimate, up-to-date Magellan Master Levitation.

I hope that this answers your questions.

Thanks,

Jimmy
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Does the spectator ever ask why the magician needs a cloth to hide the feet during the elevation and coming down phase? Other than that, looks good.

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Jimmy,

I LOVE the Magellan, but I think your new price point is a slap in the face of everyone (like myself) who paid $1500 for it.

Cris
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Jimmy,

I LOVE the Magellan, but I think your new price point is a slap in the face of everyone (like myself) who paid $1500 for it.

Cris
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Jimmy,

I LOVE the Magellan, but I think your new price point is a slap in the face of everyone (like myself) who paid $1500 for it.

Cris
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You must really be upset. You posted the same comment 3 times! =(
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No, the comment posting 3x came from a hiccup on my computer. *** PC...
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Jimmy is an honorable guy, but the way his product is being ripped off, he really had little choice than to fight back with price.

The illusion is worth the higher price, but I'd rather see the original sold and performed than the rip-off which many will buy just because of the cost.

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I still think it's a bad move, as I can't be the only PO'd customer who paid full price for the unit...only to see the creator drop his price by around $700...while continuing to improve it.

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On 2010-06-28 18:58, Cris Johnson wrote:
I still think it's a bad move, as I can't be the only PO'd customer who paid full price for the unit...only to see the creator drop his price by around $700...while continuing to improve it.

Cris


So once someone sells something at a certain price, they can never change that price? That makes no sense.
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I'm not going to argue about it..I have my opinion, you have yours.
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Trust me, Cris, I'm getting slapped much harder than you are. I'm running damage control against someone ripping me off, and all of your concern is with thinking that you are the one getting ripped off. At the time that I sold the unit to you, I promised several things, and delivered. You agreed to pay a certain amount to obtain an effect, and you received, in good faith, what you bargained for.

I sold no "price control" or exclusivity guarantees, I simply delivered what you asked for, for a price that we agreed upon.

Trust me, I'd rather be able to provide a valuable illusion for the price that I was providing it for before. Trust me, you think that you're MY victim here?

I've given you a tool to continue providing entertainment for your audiences, gainfully. I have almost no living to be made now.

If you were to see the product that he is selling as a knockoff, next to what you have, you would be glad that you spent the extra on the original, regardless of the price now.

So, it would follow reason, since the money and price are all that matter to you, that you would have been one of the purchasers of the knockoff if you had purchased it months later. Right?

Well, rest assured, you've dodged a bullet, at any cost.

Everything that I've ever had is tied up in the Magellan. I have no investments, no savings, no property, no credit, no health insurance.

I'll bet that you have all of those things. But, like anyone crying foul about a money issue, you just want to complain.

You have absolutely no complaint that can even come close to mine.

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Jimmy,

I have to admit...you're right.

I'm the kinda guy who does not run away from admiting when he's wrong.

I don't spend much time gossuping or cruising the Café. I only heard about the price drop and flipped.

I didn't realize someone was running off ripoffs of the Magellan.

Quite frankly, the people doing it should be kicked in the groin and dragged in the streets.

I stand by my review - it's a great prop. It sucks that you got ripped off.

I was wrong to jump the gun and you were right.

Over and out...

Cris
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Thanks for that, a lot of people would justify, justify, justify... Takes a lot of character to admit that maybe the perspective was a bit skewed without knowledge of the knockoffs.

JF
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Jimmy,

You're absolutely right...I am AWESOME.Smile
I'm kidding! Actually, you're wrong - my perspective was not a bit skewed...it was a LOT.Smile

In all seriousness, I heard about the price drop from one of my own customers. He asked me if, after several months of using it, I still recommended the Magellan. I told him in confidence that yeah, the thing ROCKS. In fact, I had just used it that day 2X when he emailed me.Smile

After I received your post, Jimmy, I went back and re-read the other posts and got the skinny...boy, if people are willing to risk their health with a knock-off to save money, I have three points:

1. You're supporting a thief, plain & simple.
2. You're killing the willingness of top pros to release their best stuff
3. You're freakin' putting your HEALTH on the line! In the case of the Magellan, you're up in the air, supported by a gimmick. If you buy a knock-off, it could break, you could fall and crack a bone or smack your head on the floor, etc.

I've been knocked off with my products, and it sucks, but with a Levitation, you're risking your OWN health and safety.

In my review, I stated that the gimmick would never die under normal useage...honestly, I think it will outlive my next of kin.Smile

Anyway, Jimmy, now that I've "groveled" enough (LOL) add me to the list of people imporing magicians to only support the creators who originated an effect, or marketed an authorized release, etc.

The first time I performed the Magellan, I got an awesome response. If thieves continue raping the good work of pros like Jimmy, those of us who cannot build our props (Like ME!) won't have as much good magic to buy.

Make the RIGHT choice.

Cris
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