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djvirtualreality
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Well not so hyped up though. Just have a friend on the side with a laser pointer and a fog machine to see the beam. Then do the move to get your body in half.
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I think it would look cooler if your upper half EXPLODED! haha... some food for thought.
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I do the Bisection every Thursday and Friday nights at a comedy bar and it works well with my audience here. I use the curtain covered hoop for this. I show myself in half for about five seconds only. I had to modify the prop so I can do it more easily and foolproof. Smile
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What is the effect? Thanks.
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At any time during your show you make half of your body completely disappear in the blink of an eye, then just as quickly, you return to normal.

I wish these came pre-assembled. I dislike building things. Smile Go to his site.

Go down and watch the video for it.
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I saw someone do this and it looked good. It shouldn't be done twice, like much of magic.
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It is a great effect...
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This effect is not impractical, and it can be done with AM's other effects. The problem that you will have combining the effects is simply stated in three words.

Building the Routine.

When done PROPERLY it has GREAT impact.

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Its not for every act, but my buddy Tony Brent does it 6 nights a week at Wonder Works in Orlando and it works well as a quicky.
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I've wanted this trick for some time. I had watched the video clip and was absolutly mistified. My step-mom saw thru it immediately. I know how it is done, but am uncertain on the contruction, do you think I should still buy it?
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Do you have to build LEGS and hide yourself behind them? How can that be preformed surrounded?
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We can not disclose what you are building since that will tip off the method. But yes you have to build a gimmick. It is real easy and cheap to make. It cost me around $30 USD and about 25 min to build it.

To perform it surrounded you use a hola-hoop with a curtain contacted to it. Great trick and it is fast and stunning.

Hope that helps.

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Bi Section is not a stand alone effect but more of a visual shocker during other effects.. Your audience will do a double take and think 'Did I just see that."

I agree with Michael though, it is a nice piece and very original..
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I agree... it's not a stand alone effect. But trust me, it makes for an awesome closer to a Halloween routine.

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Do you think it would be better if an assistant were to lower the curtained hoop while you were standing inside and your torso vanished? Because if your upper part really vanished, then the curtains should all drop down. What do you think?
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I didn't perform Bi-Section until I could find a reason for 1/2 my body to disappear. Then I found it! I do Andrew Maynes Bowling ball from a paper sack (Shock FX video). As the ball hits the floor, it startles everyone, including my assistant. I ask her to retrieve the ball for me and she responds "I'll get it for you alright". As she walks towards me holding the ball, I pretend to sheild myself using my jacket (the get-ready). She then throws the ball at me but it sails over my pants (through my disappeared upper body). When I restore myself, I exclaim to her, "Don't make me do that again". By combining 2 of AM's effects, I feel there is a reason for my body to disappear.
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She really tosses a bowling ball that high and hard.
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It's an 8lb bowling ball. When she tosses it, she is only 2 feet away. She also says "Here you go". On the word HERE, I start to drop the cloth to reveal 1/2 my body gone. On the word "YOU", I have the cloth completely lowered and the illusion is complete. On the word GO, she releases the ball, and it goes over my pants and lands on the floor behind me. At the sound of the THUD, I raise the cloth and restore my body and exclaim "Don't make me do that again". It's an amusing piece and I enjoy performing it.
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I like it Muzicman, my kind of routine.
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Hi everyone,
I'm glad to finally be a member of the Magic Café. I figured I would do my first post here.
I have been looking very hard at this illusion and have been thinking of a purchase in the near future. I checked out the photo animation of it on Andrew Mayne's website. Please pardon my asking right off the bat. He has his shirt untucked for the effect and I was wondering if that is a must? I use the semi-formal look (tucked shirt) when I'm onstage. I'm liking the idea of being cut in half, NOT with a laser. Smile Thanks guys.
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