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So I am looking to but this levitation I found online at http://amaze.freeyellow.com/ under levitations. It is called the Dev-Ray Levitation, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this levitation? It looks like an excellent levitation from the pictures of it and the disciption. From what I have read an assistant lies on a board on a table and then floats off the board, the board is then removed abd you can roll away the table as well, and the assistant is still floating. The price to buy it is $2695.00 with roll away table. It looks nice, but with the high price to purchase it, that is why I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it, and would it be worth purchasing it. It would be nice to have and perform in my shows, if it delivers what the say it delivers. Any advice on this would be appreciated, thanks.
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Recently I spent an hour or so searching the Café looking for the same info. Nothing. There was at least one other guy asking if ANYONE had any experience with this prop and - silence. I don't mean to imply that the equipment has problems but if nobody on the Café has one, I have to wonder why.

From a conversation I had with the builder about 2 years ago, a 110 wall outlet is necessary and that means hiding a cord. That could be a downside for some magicians.

Good luck getting the info. I'm interested too.

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Back when I had a permanent theatre show we used the Dev Ray livitation several times every week. It works as described...never had a problem. You will have to plug this in...the motor is pretty quite...nothing a little music won't cover up. For me it was well worth it...it saw 4 years of constant use...then when the theatre closed we sold it.

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Thanks for all the advice it really helped me.
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I also found an illusion at http://amaze.freeyellow.com/ that I am interested in MirrorTrate. It also looks nice. Does anyone have any information about MirrorTrate? The site gives a explanation on it, which looks ok. They say it can be performed surrounded, does it really live up to this? Then I can decided which would be a better buy MirrorTrate or the Dev Ray Levitation. If I could purchase both I would, but that would be out of my price range at this point in time. I am leaning more to purchasing the Dev Ray Levitation, but am not sure, any advive again would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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On 2006-07-11 22:46, themysteriousone wrote:
They say it can be performed surrounded, does it really live up to this?


Yes, from what I've heard. Although, I think the method is pretty transparent!

The levitation would be much stronger, but it really depends on your working conditions. Where do you usually perform? How much stuff do you want to carry around? Do you want to depend on your venue to provide what's needed to power your illusions?
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Hello,

We have carried the DEV RAY LEVITATION for years and found it to be the Best.

I even have TESTOMONIALS on my website by the DEV RAY where you can contact these people by e mail or telephone.

Sincerely,

Douglas Tilford
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Fax (386) 761-3973
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I have MirrorTrate and there is no problem at all doing it surrounded. You can look at this thing as close-up as you want and you won't detect the mechanism. It works exactly as described. You do have to cover a little noise sometimes. Talking or music usually does the trick.

They say it can be performed as a one man illusion but I have found this to be difficult. I always use an assistant.

Devin was a good guy to do business with. He met all of his commitments and answered all questions I had.
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Thanks to everyone for all the comments, they have helped me. To magis6 I also think the levitation would be stronger. Not every place I perform is on stage, so I would need to figure out how to hide the cord. Also I would then be limited on the spot where I could perform the levitation, it would be where ever there is an outlet for electricity. The Dev Ray looks to be a stronger illusion, so I think I will be getting that one. Again thanks for everyones help.

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On 2006-07-11 22:46, themysteriousone wrote:
I also found an illusion at http://amaze.freeyellow.com/ that I am interested in MirrorTrate. It also looks nice. Does anyone have any information about MirrorTrate? The site gives a explanation on it, which looks ok. They say it can be performed surrounded, does it really live up to this? Then I can decided which would be a better buy MirrorTrate or the Dev Ray Levitation. If I could purchase both I would, but that would be out of my price range at this point in time. I am leaning more to purchasing the Dev Ray Levitation, but am not sure, any advive again would be appreciated. Thanks again.


I think it would make sense to look for a builder who thinks enough of their product to actually have a real domain, instead if this Freeyellow site. Also find one that actually builds something besides knockoffs.
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I think this sounds a little toooooo good to be true, but we'll see via the reviews how its like.Nothing under your feet?Completely surrounded?Impromptu?Wow. :o
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I think this sounds a little toooooo good to be true, but we'll see via the reviews how its like.Nothing under your feet?Completely surrounded?Impromptu?Wow. :o


What are you talking about? The Dev Ray levitation doesn't claim any of those things.
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Isn;t that devin Knight stuff. I could be wrong.
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On 2006-07-15 15:35, mysticalmike wrote:
Isn;t that devin Knight stuff. I could be wrong.

Yes it is.
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Well he is right here on the Café. so why don;t they go to him about the trick.
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I heard from someone at my local magic shop that it was Devin Knights stuff.
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I have the dev ray. Broght it two years ago and now started using it. I have no problems with it. The only issue is the table. Not strong enough to support a person
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I've worked with the Dev-Ray, it is not very reliable or powerful,
it only goes up about 16 inches,
it has the "works" in an odd podium you must stand upon,
which in my opinion gives the working away.

The Gamolo is not much better either, and can be unstable,
or hesitate during lift and with a wobble.
Neither can hold a lot of weight and tend to be noisy.

The Progressive Levitation requires a backdrop, and a floor covering or carpet, and to be presented fairly close upstage to that backdrop. I understand it is quite heavy and bulky to travel with, I do not know about the quality of construction.

Unfortunately, and believe me I've searched a lot,
there is not a portable levitation made at this point that is effective, reliable, or deceptive-- let alone affordable.

Sorry to be down on this, but did not want you to waste your money
on something that would not be effective for you.

I'd suggest a good quality 'suspension' for now, like the Blaney
or a good chair suspension like Sommers.

There are tons of threads on this on Magic Café,
several with my comments too.

Magically,
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LOL at the girls standing next to that box! they look oh so happy
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