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Topic: Vanishing stool from Blake Vogt
Message: Posted by: bertolla (Jun 28, 2020 05:58AM)
Hello

Is there anyone who has this illusion from Blake Vogt?
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Jun 30, 2020 05:27PM)
[quote]On Jun 28, 2020, bertolla wrote:
Hello

Is there anyone who has this illusion from Blake Vogt? [/quote]

I believe a fellow named Blake Vogt sells it:

https://blake-vogt.myshopify.com/products/the-vanishing-stool
Message: Posted by: bertolla (Jul 2, 2020 12:46PM)
Yes I know but I want to know from someone who purchased it if it works as described
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Jul 2, 2020 12:58PM)
It's been my experience that most illusion builders who have products that work and are used by professionals are glad to provide references. Email him and ask if he could give you the names of five or six people who have purchased it. If he is confident in the product he will be glad to give you the references because happy customers who can give good feedback are good for sales. If you never hear back from him or if he's hesitant to provide references I think you will have your answer.
Message: Posted by: bertolla (Jul 5, 2020 01:15AM)
Hi David

Yes I asked Blake now if he can give me a contact for reference. I have also some question about the logistics before and after the performance.
Hope I found more about this because I love the idea of the effect.

All the best
Ron
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 5, 2020 01:29PM)
I seen this effect on the Penn and Teller show. For me it has a weak spot at the finish. It is purely an on stage effect. I would not perform it at a banquet show or at an in home type show.

I can't find that Fool US show.
Message: Posted by: bertolla (Jul 5, 2020 02:59PM)
Hi Bill

Yes but I love the idea of that vanishing stool. But you have right could be only a stage effect. that's why I need more informations about the preparations.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 17, 2020 11:49AM)
[quote]On Jul 5, 2020, bertolla wrote:
Hi Bill

Yes but I love the idea of that vanishing stool. But you have right could be only a stage effect. that's why I need more information about the preparations. [/quote]


The Vanishing Stool, cost $5,000.00 plus shipping.

I suggest you contact Blake Vogt directly, but I really don't believe you will get any information about what preparation is needed to perform this effect. That is part of what you will be buying, and is considered part of the secret to the illusion.

Just like when you go to a magic store, the owner shows you the magic effect, and you make a decision to purchase the effect from that demonstration.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Jul 17, 2020 03:16PM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:
[quote]On Jul 5, 2020, bertolla wrote:
Hi Bill

Yes but I love the idea of that vanishing stool. But you have right could be only a stage effect. that's why I need more information about the preparations. [/quote]


The Vanishing Stool, cost $5,000.00 plus shipping.

I suggest you contact Blake Vogt directly, but I really don't believe you will get any information about what preparation is needed to perform this effect. That is part of what you will be buying, and is considered part of the secret to the illusion.

Just like when you go to a magic store, the owner shows you the magic effect, and you make a decision to purchase the effect from that demonstration. [/quote]

Illusion builders are not local magic shops. They’ve always been very willing to answer questions. Some illusions even have multiple methods you can choose when ordering.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 18, 2020 03:18PM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2020, thomasR wrote:
[quote]On Jul 17, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:
[quote]On Jul 5, 2020, bertolla wrote:
Hi Bill

Yes but I love the idea of that vanishing stool. But you have right could be only a stage effect. that's why I need more information about the preparations. [/quote]


The Vanishing Stool, cost $5,000.00 plus shipping.

I suggest you contact Blake Vogt directly, but I really don't believe you will get any information about what preparation is needed to perform this effect. That is part of what you will be buying, and is considered part of the secret to the illusion.

Just like when you go to a magic store, the owner shows you the magic effect, and you make a decision to purchase the effect from that demonstration. [/quote]

Illusion builders are not local magic shops. They’ve always been very willing to answer questions. Some illusions even have multiple methods you can choose when ordering. [/quote]


We are not talking about Some Illusion Builders, we are talking about Blake Vogt specifically, and an illusion he as presented on several television shows, and presented it the same why each time.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Jul 18, 2020 03:59PM)
[quote]On Jul 18, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:
[quote]On Jul 17, 2020, thomasR wrote:
[quote]On Jul 17, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:
[quote]On Jul 5, 2020, bertolla wrote:
Hi Bill

Yes but I love the idea of that vanishing stool. But you have right could be only a stage effect. that's why I need more information about the preparations. [/quote]


The Vanishing Stool, cost $5,000.00 plus shipping.

I suggest you contact Blake Vogt directly, but I really don't believe you will get any information about what preparation is needed to perform this effect. That is part of what you will be buying, and is considered part of the secret to the illusion.

Just like when you go to a magic store, the owner shows you the magic effect, and you make a decision to purchase the effect from that demonstration. [/quote]

Illusion builders are not local magic shops. They’ve always been very willing to answer questions. Some illusions even have multiple methods you can choose when ordering. [/quote]


We are not talking about Some Illusion Builders, we are talking about Blake Vogt specifically, and an illusion he as presented on several television shows, and presented it the same why each time. [/quote]

I haven't worked with Blake specifically so I can't comment. I would imagine he would be happy to answer questions for an interested buyer but in truth I don't know.

I almost bought one of his force bags but I couldn't justify the zip-lock bag in my show so I bought a cloth one instead. He's got some brilliant ideas... next time he has a sale I probably won't be able to resist a purchase!
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Jul 19, 2020 03:46PM)
A quick glimpse of the stool in this clip:

https://youtu.be/rlnN3V42HfM?t=49
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Aug 6, 2020 07:46PM)
I saw Greg Frewin do it almost closeup at FFFF. Very nice.
Message: Posted by: MASA (Aug 14, 2020 12:46PM)
I know the magician who bought it and he fabricated the stool by himself.
I saw his performance, that was really good.
Message: Posted by: Craig Dickens (Aug 18, 2020 09:46PM)
Masa- What did he buy if not the stool??
Message: Posted by: MASA (Aug 19, 2020 07:48AM)
Craig,

He only bought a video instruction.
If you buy everything includes "vanishing stool"prop, you have to pay additional 5000backs.

PS:As I said few weeks ago, I love your Toccata for Light Bulb and it still works good!
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Sep 5, 2020 05:18PM)
[quote]On Jul 4, 2020, bertolla wrote:
Hi David

Yes I asked Blake now if he can give me a contact for reference. I have also some question about the logistics before and after the performance.
Hope I found more about this because I love the idea of the effect.

All the best
Ron [/quote]

Good luck waiting for a reply
Message: Posted by: bertolla (Sep 24, 2020 06:03AM)
Hellohello

I am now a proud owner of the vanishing stool. I purchased it complete from a previous owner a month ago. I will show it tomorrow the first time. I made some improvements so it could work also for smaller audiences.
The concept is incredible and I am wondering if it works tomorrow.

All the best
Ron
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 1, 2020 05:56PM)
Just looked a Blake Vogt website, he now has "Version 2" a stool is included with this version. Only cost $10,000. Does that include the Cloth?

So I take it version 1 did not come with the Stool for $5000 and only the "How To" build it yourself information.
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Oct 1, 2020 07:16PM)
[quote]On Oct 1, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Just looked a Blake Vogt website, he now has "Version 2" a stool is included with this version. Only cost $10,000. Does that include the Cloth?

So I take it version 1 did not come with the Stool for $5000 and only the "How To" build it yourself information. [/quote]

Strange that his [url=https://blake-vogt.myshopify.com/products/the-vanishing-stool?variant=15166869078129]website[/url] has a YouTube video posted , but if you click on it you find out that [i]"The video is unavailable. The video is Private"[/i] . I'm sure if you have the money to be a serious inquirer he will send you the private video link , but why titillate other viewers of his website by apparently offering a video of the effect , only to have viewers be frustrated when they attempt to watch it , being informed that [i]"The video is unavailable. The video is Private"[/i] ?

[img]https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tsTj1ycrwgA/X3ZwTNuf9PI/AAAAAAAAQJE/k1ma1Ou7CnUsqjex9jtKJPzaJgQoLNiTQCPcBGAsYHg/s1000/Screen%2BShot%2B2020-10-01%2Bat%2B8.10.23%2BPM.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Oct 1, 2020 08:31PM)
The video used to be available. When I checked his website when this thread began it was posted and available.