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The Drake
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Greetings all,

Many times we've discussed which levitation is most effective as an illusion but had to also deal with which is most practical for us as traveling performers. Here are 3 levitations being performed by one performer (Greg Gleason). Which would you own if you could. My answer might surprise you but I'll save it until later in the thread.

Best,

Tim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXC_ocS7XsM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYp6447HRKU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMFJVPj9HxY
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Hmmmm dear Timothy I think you like the last one and is very clear mpost practical from all three but very known but what you think for example about Fechner barstool levitation?
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Timothy I'd go with the last clip(chair). I say that because it looks almost imprompto; therefore it's not obvious(in lay peoples minds) as to explaining it. I also like the "height" that it provides. I'd give it a 10.
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If you ask me, none of the above is my answer. I have a better "practical" system but I don't want to show it yet. Yes it is with a girl lying on her back floating.
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I would take number two (water suspension). I like it and I can see just right spot where to put it in my show.

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#2 for me.
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I like them all. I got a kick out of the height in #1... surprising. Based on practicality, I'd go for the middle of the road and choose #2.

Thanks for posting them!
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I've always loved the Doug Henning Water Floating. #2
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#3 was the most fun for me. I liked the routine.

While #2, Christopher is right there...all I can think of is Henning.
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Wishing Lou Hilario might give us some more hints on his super top secret levitation! Lou you keep teasing us with this news of your unique super lev, but haven't given us any details!!
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I'm puzzled as to how he was able to do the water levitation...I thought the rights were exclusive to Kirby Van Burch?

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#3 for me, both for effect and practicality.
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Christian Illusionist I too am a bit confused about that I thought it was for a water levi with rotation, but I see there are a few well known magicians doing it. Anyone can shed light on this?
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BTW I would go with #1 just to throw people off for those that have seen the pole levi
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Maybe he purshased the rights.
To awnser Tim's question, I would choose #2. Not so original any more, but I think still cool to the laymen. No # 3 definately the most practical. I also think Tim is going for # 3.
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#3 its for almost everyday show.
#2 its for bigger shows but it can be perform in 1 day show only.
#1 its not for 1 day show. Tou much set up

I think all of them are good but its depend on you. For what kind of shows you are planning to use it and how often.

#1 its huge.
#2 its beutifull
#3 its nice and sweet.

Which elemenent you need the most to put in your show? That is up to you.

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I think there's no reason to use the hoop, because you cannot pull thru. Look weird when getting around the feather boa. Number three for me.
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If I can choose one to own, of course I will go for #3.
I can't understand why so many magicians would use a loop on this one? You can't prove anything with the loop pass thru.
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I prefer #1 and #2. I have the levitation of girl ( without water ) and its quite practical for travelling performer. For the first clip, the vertical magician's levitation, it is very effective and I think the props are not so big also.
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Time to chime back in again.

I liked #2 the best. I know #3 is the most practical but I'd settle for having to do such a levi less often if I could own the water levitation. #1 is too impractical for me and the shows I do. If I had a full time venue it'd be a different story.

I was curious what other thought as well.

Best,

Tim
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