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frank54
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Dear Ben,

Thanks for your email & sorry , I thought you received them all ,the very first one I sent May 15.Anyway, I hope you could help me with this problem,the gimmick which doesn't get to its flat position despite adding two or three cards.

Frank54
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Hey people, if you can't find the blue pen that Ben recommends, I've found another marker that matches Bicycle blue perfectly. It's the Pentel Handy-Lines Retractable marker sold in a three pack of red/black/blue at Staples. FYI.
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RE: Flatness.

Seems to me if the gimmick gets extended past a certain point, one of the components has trouble returning to a flat state. It can get over-extended if it is "sucked out" as per Ben's supplementary pdf instructions. It can also get over-extended if you force it open by hand.

In future releases, it would be nice if the bendable component were more like a free hinge, rather than a material that has trouble returning to a flat state after it is bent at a 90 degree angle.

For now, I think we all have to be careful not to over-extend it. Keep your drive magnet at a safe distance, anchor your gimmick (or block with your hand) to prevent "suck out", and don't push the height of the levitation to its max.
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Hi Guys,

If you store the block (with gimmick) in the middle of your deck, it will recover it's memory and will be all set for performance when you need it. The deck I use everyday acts in excatly the same way. Keep it stored as above, and you'll be fine.


Cheers

Ben
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Ben,

Your avitar cracks me up!!!
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Hi Everyone.

Just a quick note to advise that all back-orderd CID's (Custom Installed Decks) have been shipped by AIRMAIL, today. So, if you've yet to receive yours then it has gone out in this final batch.

We have a couple of "overs" and a couple of cancelled orders due to the delay. If you want one, check the BLOG for info.

The BLOG will be updated later today. Lot's of new tips and bits N pieces. It's been more than a few days since it's been updated, so I'll be playing catch up!

Cheers

Ben
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Ben- I couldn't see how much the CID's were going for, based on the blog. I might have missed it. I love the effect, but think that someone more skilled than me at crafts could do a better job than I did on my installation.

John
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Hi John,

Thanks for your feedback. The blog is being updated over the next hour or so.

Cheers

Ben
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Wow, the custom install decks look great. Ben, just sent you an email about purchasing one. After playing around with the original Gimmick, I'm eagerly awaiting a deck that was built with a bit more skill, so I can use the original for other ideas.


Cheers,


Chris
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Hi Ben

I just want to express my sincere thanks to you who knows how to keep a promise.

You're really great!!!!

frank
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Thanks guys. I appreciate your feedback and comments.

To further extrapolate on the underlying principle, we'll be making a video of the FLOATING BOOK version available shortly. The purpose of releasing the video will be to promote discussion and experimentation.

This is a different way of applying the Enlightenment Principle. It's "inverted" (in so much that a genuinely heavy weight, ie: a full kilo, is lifted).

The "inversion" removes the previous and limited weight restriction. It will be fully explained and taught in the forethcoming "Development Kit". It's an example of "another way" of applying the underlying principle.

Cheers guys.

Ben
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A floating book version sounds really good for haunted magic presentations.
Thanks Ben, for your continued efforts and dedication.
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I received my Custom Deck this week. It is a beautiful piece of work. The one I made was sufficient and did the job, but it's like the difference bewtween what I amde and Ben's work is like a Hugo and a Ferrari.

The card that "raises" up is not even detectable by me. That's how clean it looks.

Ben, thanks for the incredible work you put into this!
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On 2008-06-06 14:31, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
I received my Custom Deck this week. It is a beautiful piece of work. The one I made was sufficient and did the job, but it's like the difference bewtween what I amde and Ben's work is like a Hugo and a Ferrari.


There's nothing like driving in style.
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On 2008-05-26 17:50, LAmaze5410 wrote:
Ben,

Your avitar cracks me up!!!


Is that the new enlighted butterfly in front of him?
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On 2008-06-05 21:36, Ben Harris wrote:
Thanks guys. I appreciate your feedback and comments.

To further extrapolate on the underlying principle, we'll be making a video of the FLOATING BOOK version available shortly. The purpose of releasing the video will be to promote discussion and experimentation.

This is a different way of applying the Enlightenment Principle. It's "inverted" (in so much that a genuinely heavy weight, ie: a full kilo, is lifted).

The "inversion" removes the previous and limited weight restriction. It will be fully explained and taught in the forethcoming "Development Kit". It's an example of "another way" of applying the underlying principle.

Cheers guys.

Ben


This I gotta see.
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Candini,

Me too! ha ha!!

It's coming. We've been distracted.

Cheers

Ben
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You guys do this as a one off? Or do you "ring in" the enlightenment packet? I do an ambitious card routine and then state that I will make things "easier" by getting rid of some cards (1/3 of the deck) and placing them in my shirt pocket. For the levitation I then ring in the gimmicked packet "for the finale." No one questions my going to the pocket twice because I perform this standing up and need some place to hold the cards. (The spectator holds the deck for the levitation).
Thanks for the great trick Ben!! I'm going to look into getting one of your CID's.
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Ben's CID's are great. I just started learning to drive. Kind of like going from an automatic to a standard. The angles are a lot better than I thought. I want to work on it a little more before I show it.
For those that want to know the active end instead of Ben's way just have a spade or a heart on the bottom of the deck and have the sharp end pointing towards the active end beforehand. Quicker for those that need reading glasses or if its in a dimly lit room.
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Having played with this for a good week or so I have to say my mind is mush, there are soo many possibilities with these devious little devices.. Ben has truly revolutionised the card levitation..

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