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How much were you looking for Brooks ?
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Sorry guys
Its sold.
But I still love my ONE!!
Its excellent.
Anyone elses reviews would be nice.
Also for those that have Icarus and ONE, what do you prefer?

Cheers Brothers
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Hello,
Just order mine today from masterofillusions ... can't wait to receive it.
As soon as possible, I'll post a review & video.
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I ordered mine 2 weeks ago, going to the UK, I hope the pesky customs guys don't rip me again!! I will also post videos of the effect in different situations (outdoor etc)
can't wait!!
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Jimmy Finger's Magellen gets my overall vote. Ease and setup have to factor in or who wouldn't want to float off the Lexus.
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On 2009-12-15 15:45, Candin wrote:
Jimmy Finger's Magellen gets my overall vote. Ease and setup have to factor in or who wouldn't want to float off the Lexus.


I'm still waiting on my One but have been tempted by Magellen but I find its cost prohibative and am not overly impressed by the videos I've seen. Some effects are under valued by magicians because they know the secret and can't put themselves in the minds of the spectator, while other methods seem to be so clever & impressive to magicians they miss that audiences might either go so what or are so sure they know the secret they fail to be impressed. I think Magellen could fall into the latter, if you could move the cloth away from your leg then you would have something truly fantastic on our hands but as it is I couldn't justify the purchase. If it was nearer $500 then I'd seriously be considering it.

Can't wait for the One to arrive and each day I'm cursing the slow international postal services.
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I respect your opinion Havens. Please post your review when One arrives.

Candin
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On 2009-12-17 23:50, Candin wrote:
I respect your opinion Havens. Please post your review when One arrives.

Candin


I will do, I've a parcel to pick up later today so hopefully it's my One. I'll post some initial reactions and will re-evaluate once I've had an opportunity to perform it in front of a paying audience in the New Year.
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Thanks Haven. Seems like we all are waiting for some packages. Smile

Candin

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On 2009-12-21 04:38, Candin wrote:
Thanks Haven. Seems like we all are waiting for some packages. Smile


No probs, the UK mail service is actually really quick even at Christmas but it seems the the US/CA post is hit hard by any holiday seasons.
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My One was the package waiting for me at the post office, so as promised here are my initial reactions. Please bear in mind I have yet to perform this for a paying audience and will update my comments accordingly when I have.

I was eagerly waiting for this and cursing the Christmas post but, judging by the postal mark, it was actually sent a week after I ordered. No disrespect to Peter, who has been a pleasure to deal with and I consider a great guy but I would have preferred to have known there'd be a dispatch delay, or even better had it posted closer to my order date. Unfortunately I've no more gigs until New Year now, so I won't be able to road test it for a good few weeks.

Before I go on, I also want to take this opportunity to thank Peter for answering all my questions promptly and giving me the information I required in order to ascertain if this effect would be usable for my routine, style and clothing options. I can understand why some Café members may have been reluctant to respond to my post but Peter was very helpful and comes across as a really nice guy.

Now to the gimmick. I have to say, unlike one reviewer stated, the gimmick doesn't look like something out of a James Bond movie, this gave a false impression of what I'd receive and raised my expectations. What you get is a practical, usable and real gimmick - not some out there special effect. As other people have mentioned, part of the gimmick is made of wood, which I can't quite figure out why and am sure another material would have been stronger and just as practical.

For comfort the effect does require some footwear modification. I haven't had a chance to do this yet but have tried the temporary solution. I found this quite uncomfortable, which made performing difficult, it's also not Peter's recommended method so I will be trying a one of the other modification methods.

I have to admit I wasn't impressed by the gimmick when I first saw it, I just couldn't see how it would look realistic. There's also some chips where it's been cut but I'm hoping these won't affect the performance. I rigged it up, went to a full length mirror and up I went and I have to say it looked very, very impressive and better than in the demo video. I also think, with practice and with a one of the other suggested modifications, I'll be able to stay up a lot longer than in the demo video, which looks more like someone jumping rather than levitating. One thing I did find is, if I went up on one foot before the other, I could see a bit of the gimmick in the mirror but as soon as I raised my other foot the gimmick completely disappeared and looked like, well magic. I have to say the levitation looked great and far better than I ever expected. It genuinely looks real and I can see this looking great on stage, where the audience will have a clear view under your feet.

The package comes with some well written, if occasionally confusing instructions and an entirely pointless CD-ROM. I expected the CD-ROM to guide me through the various methods of shoe modification and performance but instead it has the demo we've all seen and a slightly extended version of this, that offers very little additional value.

At present I find value for money very hard to gauge. The parts certainly wouldn't cost anything near the value of the effect. I also found the international shipping and handling to be a little high, being almost twice what was written on the docket. It's the effect, ingenuity, research, development and exclusivity you're paying for and I find it hard to comment on this at present not having performed it but I can really see this amazing audiences. The price also acts a barrier, preventing everyone from owning this effect, whether this is valid consideration is a discussion for elsewhere on this forum.

I won't mark this out of 10 as I'm in no position to do so but from what I've seen, The One is a very impressive levitation device that does everything we've been promised and really did look like I was floating off the ground, which is exactly what I wanted.
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It seems that no US dealer carries this.

I called H.P. and they told me they don't sell it anymore.
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I think the best and possibly only way to get it is through MasterOfIllusions.ca
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HP had an incredible deal on this about a month ago, in their clearance section, selling it an extremely low price. Don't know why, didn't ask questions; just bought it. And I echo the thoughts that it is extremely clever. I haven't got it worked out for me yet to perform, will take some more time.
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On 2009-12-22 16:47, Frank Russell wrote:
I think the best and possibly only way to get it is through MasterOfIllusions.ca


Yes and we all know how great the Canadian postal service is...

I had things arrive after 2 month or never.
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Ugh! I forgot about that. Hank Lee probably still has it. I think they give free shipping on orders over $60.
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Nope, don't have it either.

Maybe someone can shed light on the case.
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WOW! Not sure. Peter will probably read this when he gets back into society any time now. He is out in the boonies making a horror film. I guess he does it all! Anyway, he is real good about checking in and filling in the blanks. If you can be patient with Canadian P.S. (many would consider it Canadian B.S.) but you can definitely order it straight from Loughran.
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Hi. I aded a demo Video for a few days. Here you can see the shoe on the Gimmick. Very nice Mr. Loughran!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQlw_Fd2wI
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Wow, as demonstrated by the invisible man.
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