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Lawrens Godon
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Hi!

I found this item:Smoke in floating bubble and I'm wandering if it's worth the price...effect looks cool.
Anyone owned this item?
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Hmmm...you might check out "The good, the bad and the garbage" section of the forum. Maybe there has been a review.

Mark.
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Yeah, pull up a search - I'm sure you'll find a lot of info on it...

Whenever I'm interested in a product, the first thing I do is come to the Café and search for it. LOL...

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Yes you're right...I did a search in this very forum (finger/stage...) and there're very few inputs on it.
Also in the good, the bad..., but there's nothing :o(
I found this very surprising, as this product seems to be highly visual, that there're no reviewes of it, compared to bubble levitation by Losander...
Anyway thank you and sorry for these unecessary posts (I can't delete them).
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You might keep an eye on the café and see if a review gets posted later on.

Sometimes people will post a request for a review in "the good, the bad and the garbage" in the appropriate section and that works. Maybe you can give that a try and see what happens.

Good luck. Mark.
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Thanks Mark, I'll try to request in the tricks section,

Regards,
George Alexander
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Very interesting idea...
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I've had this and it wasn't my cup of tea.

I prefer the Tommy Wonder style of Zombie (ball has a huge range of movement when you stay still) whereas this works similar to a classic/Neil Foster style (straight rod) and you have no ability to bend the rod to create a valley.

Also, you are unable to lift the zombie vertically; because of the way the smoke gimmick works.

Of course this is my opinion, I believe that the strength of a zombie routine is making some levitate. However, the main effect of this trick is in filling a bubble with smoke and then have it float once or maybe twice and finally holding the bubble and removing the smoke.

It's not for me, but I'm sure it would suit some other people's personalities.

If you have any more questions, post below.

Sam
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I can think of a bunch of great uses for this effect when paired with things I used to do in my stage show years back. Too bad it was not out then, and at this point in time, the effect is very cool but I cannot justify having one to sit on the shelf. This would also be a great tie-in of sorts to a contact juggling routine.

@Sam: It may not have been for you, but do you think it was worth the price? I am curious to find that out myself...
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Dr J,

That is a really hard question.

I think that it's worth the price for the fact that you couldn't make it yourself (well, not easily)
I think it's worth the price for the idea and
I think it's worth the price as it's so unique

But I don't think it's worth the price for longevity (I have a feeling the smoke mechanism will break) and
I don't think it's worth the price for practicality (the fact you can't lift it above your head in the air)

Overall, if you are not going to raise the zombie high up in the air / nearly vertical, then I believe this to be worth the money. This is because there are so many possible ways that you can present this effect. If you can find a way to make this effect suit you, then it will be worth the money.

For me it wasn't worth it, as it didn't reach the criteria I wanted. However, I think for most people it would.

I know that doesn't answer your question, but I think the answer is completely subjective. However, I do hope that I have clarified a few things in your mind.

Sam
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On 2011-07-16 17:10, samr1990 wrote:
Dr J,

That is a really hard question.

I think that it's worth the price for the fact that you couldn't make it yourself (well, not easily)
I think it's worth the price for the idea and
I think it's worth the price as it's so unique

But I don't think it's worth the price for longevity (I have a feeling the smoke mechanism will break) and
I don't think it's worth the price for practicality (the fact you can't lift it above your head in the air)

Overall, if you are not going to raise the zombie high up in the air / nearly vertical, then I believe this to be worth the money. This is because there are so many possible ways that you can present this effect. If you can find a way to make this effect suit you, then it will be worth the money.

For me it wasn't worth it, as it didn't reach the criteria I wanted. However, I think for most people it would.

I know that doesn't answer your question, but I think the answer is completely subjective. However, I do hope that I have clarified a few things in your mind.

Sam


Actually you did answer my question, and quite well. By the way, my question is quite subjective, not your answer. As they say, the trash of one man can become a treasure for another. I have no intention of buying this item, but I was merely curious. I will have to say though that upon hearing the reasons that it was/was not worth the cost (specific to you and your style), it would not have been for me either. When I did zombie effects I move all over the place and the sphere travels way up, way out and all over. That is just my style and as you pointed out, it would not have worked at all for that, and as you said, the limitations may work very well for others.

Enough ranting; thanks for your reply!
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Hello to all!

I just found this thread by coincidence! This gimmick is very tedious to make and parts got more expensive each time so the item is discontinued for now. You cannot do all the zombie moves with this gimmick but remember to the audience eyes is gentle bubble and you should move with care so you only do a few moves.
I would not sell anything if is not personally tested by me. This is in my working repertoire and it gets HUGE reactions. It is a poetic effect! Very unique!!

The gimmick is collapsible so at the end it folds into the cloth. Also you can actually see the bubble unlike losanders version. There is a performance on youtube under my name.

If any more questions please let me know!
Thanks,
Reynold
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