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I agree with Cris.

Regards,
Mike
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I don't want to get involved in someone else's argument Jimmy, I completely understand your postion and what you're trying to do but I'd go easy on Cris, he seems like a nice guy and it was his review that convinced me and no doubt many others to buy the Magellan.

Best of luck to both you guys, there should be more people like you.
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I've always said Jimmy put out a good product and it was worth what I paid. I jumped the gun and whined about the price drop, thinking Jimmy had just decided for no good reason to drop the price, but as I read through the other posts, it seems as though some STUPID P***K is ripping Jimmy off, which is why he feels he had to drop the price - to stay competitive. It's a shame because the only ones who suffer are:

1. Jimmy, for not rightfully getting paid what he wants and
2. the misinformed who buy the rip off, not knowing they're putting their health at risk.

By the way, Havens, thanks for putting in a good word for me. I am a nice guy.Smile

Jimmy & I have kissed and made up...uh, let me rephrase that...Jimmy & I are on good terms! Smile

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All good points Cris, can I also say that as for "misinformed" that's putting it lightly as the eBay seller was claiming they were genuine units, even when asked directly in correspondence. He was also claiming to only have 2 units left to stimulate sales. I nearly purchased but when something seems too good to be true it usually is. It was and I'm so glad I didn't get burned, that's also thanks to Jimmy.

Jimmy is a honourable man & a great thinker & I hope price reduction puts an end to the eBay conman's sales, as anyone would be a fool to purchase elsewhere for the sake of a few dollars.
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I've finally had the chance to perform this great effect in front of a live audience and I have to say the reaction has been better than I could have hoped for. It's one of those effects that magicians write it off, by harshly judging the YouTube clips (which don't do it justice), the cloth and the fact that they know they're about to witness a levitation. This is not how the audience perceives it, they have no idea what is about to happen, they don't care about the cloth and will be shocked when you drop it revealing the empty space beneath your feet.

Everything about this effect has been well thought out, the more you perform it, the more tiny details and refinements you spot. This can only be the result of years of development, thorough thought and ingenuity.

The effect comes with everything you need to perform. You get the gimmick, which is heavy, sturdy and incredibly well made, the cloth and some other bits and pieces to help aid setup. You also get a downloadable video, which can be limit where it's played. Luckily I had a laptop so I could take this with me to my practice space. A DVD would have been nice, even just a rip but what this does say to me is Jimmy cares more about the effect more than he does about a flashy video, with high production values and little substance, like many of the effects these days. The video teaches you everything you need to know and gives a very detailed explanation of how to perform the effect. It does have a few sound issues and the video quality isn't great but then Jimmy can easily be forgiven as it still more than adequately does the job and everything else, including his after sales service, is beyond the call of duty and I couldn't recommend anyone higher. I was having a few issues with some elements of the performance and Jimmy went to length to help me nail the effect. Even with the price reduction Jimmy is extremely dedicated to his customers.

For anyone tempted to buy a knock off version of this, please don't. The explanation will be in German (fine if you speak German, not so good if you don't), you'll get no after sales services and you'll end up with an inferior unit. Personally I think the new price point is bang on, it's still not cheap and is easily the most expensive effect I've ever purchased but you get what you pay for. At the previous price I simply couldn't have afforded it but this is what made me jump.

The effect also comes with a free street levitation, I'm going to talk about this because it's there but my views have no bearing on the Magellan. This levitation is very similar to Peter Loughran's 'One', except you can't view under the performer's feet. Personally I prefer the One as it has a slightly better retrieval system and people can really see under your feet but Jimmy has come up with a very elegant and simple solution to the shoe modification some levitations require and I wish I'd known about this before I committed to Peter's. This is a very nice addition to the package, I'm unlikely to use it because I own the One but for those who do, you'll find that the value of this purchase has just gone up.

Thanks to Jimmy for all your help. The challenge for performers now is to make this your own and fly.
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Have you guys noticed how few (if any) of these come up for resale or auction? Must say something about how useful they are and the reaction they get?

Two-cents,
Walt
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I have so much faith in Jimmy’s ethics,
and so much respect for the Magellan Levitation,
I’ve featured an original presentation in my new book, out today.

this performance is intended to move the spectators from
Left-brain thinking
(the part of the mind that wants to solve the puzzle and method)
to Right-brain thinking
(which excepts wonder and enchantment).

It pretty much resolves any problem of method guessing.
In case you’re interested here’s a link.

http://www.leapinglizardsmagic.com/tales_of_enchantment.htm

Magically, Walt
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I performed the Magellan Levitation last night at my kid's middle school fundraiser (kids and adults present) and I presented it straight up, as a levitation. It was on a stage for about 300 people. The gasps when you drop the cloth are awesome. There were kids running out after the show telling their moms that "that guy was flying"..."OMG, he flew", and other quick notes of astonishment.

I have an original presentation that I'm working on to perform for a Halloween show that I will tip later.

With Walt's new book on his ideas for the Magellan, doing it as a straight levitation, or completely changing it up like I will be doing soon for Halloween, this device is destined to become a utility item with multiple uses and unique performances that you can make your own.
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And creator of Sacred - The Child Conjuring Illusion - Because there is nothing more magical than the creation of a child.

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Hi,

Thanks for all of the awesome support over the last few months! Unfortunately, I am discontinuing the free promotion that included a Streamline Street Levitation with each purchase. I'm still working on it, but I just haven't had enough feedback to justify the project.

Thanks again,

Jimmy Fingers
http://www.magellanlevitation.com
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Can the Magellan Levitation be purchased at any magic shops in the Midwest or on the east coast?
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Hi Mike and everyone,

If you purchase it anywhere but through me directly, you will receive a knockoff or counterfeit that doesn't have the 3-point stabilization system that allows it to be used on uneven floors and carpeting. It will also lack a cheat step, that allows for a smooth rise and more comfortable operation. And, from what I understand, no transport system for getting into position. The knockoffs are copies of early generation versions that are simply not up to the stage that they are now. And, in many cases, the knockoffs are even higher priced than my current pricing.

I'm getting some complaints from those who receive knockoffs. I'm sorry, I don't know what I can do.

Just know that there is only one place to get this, and it is a complete and overwhelming hit with all purchasers, all reviewers. Direct through the inventor, at http://www.magellanlevitation.com

Thanks for your interest!

Jimmy
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Thank you for answering my question, Jimmy.
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I already posted this elsewhere, but I feel it needs posting here:

I have seen expensive levitations not do what this does. The original was great. Jimmy has taken this to a new...er...level! OK, that pun was intended, no more groaning...seriously, don't be fooled into taking a knock-off. This new Magellan system is fully developed by Jimmy, and is the only one with the new features that have been incorporated into it:

1. The 3-point stabilization system that allows it to be used on uneven floors and carpeting.
-Not only that, but generally more stable support on a flat surface! Very important improvement.

2. A cheat step, that allows for a smooth rise and more comfortable operation.
-Another great improvement! This takes practice to look right. After working with this until you become smooth, this is one of the most deceptive parts of this illusion.

3. A transport system for getting into position.
-Self explanatory.

Plus, Jimmy has taken a big hit on the Magellan Levitation. Lowering the price, and improving it like this! He invented this, got ripped-off by some no-conscience weasel, and had to compete with him! This is the world we live in! Luckily this thief is overseas, or he might have not gotten away with it. I'm just sayin'...At least you know who to buy it from now, and who will give you excellent...er...support! ~cringe~! I'm just full o' puns, ain't I?

Doug
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There’s been tons of reviews on the Magellan Master Levitation, and I’ve put in my two-cents before as Jimmy’s shared his journey with me, that said:

I am now the very happy owner of the newest generation of Jimmy Finger’s Levitation.

Yes, the new stabilization system, along with the new lift system, and the new non-flex assembly, have improved an already stunning Illusion.

The updated teaching video is detailed, and Jimmy is always open to talk if you have questions. It’s almost $600 cheaper now, and this first-class magic was worth the original $1,500.

The magic is very startling and quite deceptive to a lay audience. It’s best to keep this simple, don’t muck it up with lots of fancy stuff. Just walk on, rise, walk off to applause.

I’m now looking for just he proper, subtle music to create a perfect mood, and I’ll be using the left-to-right brain technique and presentation from my new book.

If you’ve always wanted to “float on air” this is a quality crowd pleaser, better and cheaper than ever.

Just ask Santa and get yourself a huge stocking…

Magically,
Walt
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It's on my wishlist. (I just have to decide between buying this "gift" for myself or buying gifts for family members this year.)
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On 2010-11-17 18:12, Gary Fabjance wrote:
It's on my wishlist. (I just have to decide between buying this "gift" for myself or buying gifts for family members this year.)


Buy it for yourself, then perform it for your family on Christmas day. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
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Great, I am thinking of buying one (hope I am the only one in The Netherlands Smile
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What a great addition to my show this will be; can't wait to get it!
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Just prior to the "money shot" during a show in December where I closed the first half. You can see that the cloth is mid-drop...just before the jaws dropped in the audience.

Click here to view attached image.
Scott Emo, co-creator of Fenced In Illusion - There's nothing better than breaking free!

And creator of Sacred - The Child Conjuring Illusion - Because there is nothing more magical than the creation of a child.

Find them at: http://www.masterofillusions.ca/
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The Magellan looks very cool! Seems easy to pack as well.

Hmm I should start saving for this one.

Best
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