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Lawrens Godon
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Hi,

From Mr Losander's site :

"A real bubble is levitating above a cloth. Than it moves from the left to the right all of a sudden you cover up the bubble with the cloth after it moves under the cloth like a ghost you will pop the bubble through the cloth and show everything empty."

A friend of mine assures me that when he saw Dirk do his routine during a lecture, he really held the real bubble behind the scarf, sitting on a rail of invisible thread, during the entire "zombie routine"!
Then he would produce the very same bubble at the end, instead of "bursting" it through the scarf...

Is this possible ?

Did my friend dream that ?

I'm on the spot to buy it, anyway...Smile
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That is what a spectator sees! A bubble is blown from solution and as is drifts in the air it is bounced on the edge of a cloth then gently covered with that cloth. Once covered it is controlled in much the same way as a Zombie is controlled.

As with most magic, what the spectator sees (or believes he/she sees) is not actually what is happening or what the magician is doing.

Losander Losander demonstrates and explains this beautiful and magical effect on one of his DVDs.
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You have to be seriously dedicated to pull this one off. Even Dirk has to blow several bubbles before he gets one that he wants to perform with. And then the actual hook-up is very - well, not hard, but requires lots and lots of practice. And I mean lots of practice. Losander makes his floating routines look very simple, but they require a lot of dedication to convincingly perform.

Jim
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So, the bubble is really standing by behind the scarf during the zombie part of the routine ?
Harry Murphy
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No. The bubble goes where bubbles go when covered by a cloth.
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Is there life ater 'pop'?
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Harry Murphy
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Yep! In bubble heaven!
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Coooool! hah

Just noticed that I accidentaly popped out an 'f'. It was supposed to be 'after', uh.

By the way, I'm considering the idea of buying it from Losander. I was never much into Zombies, for I always found them pretty senseless. Even though bubbles float by themselves, the effect looks sweet.
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Losander has indeed built a sweet prop for an even sweeter routine. His prop is well made and his routine well thought out. I Losander's hands it is pure beauty and art. I doubt if you could go wrong mastering this routine.
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Not to be a Debbie downer, is this anything more than blowing a bubble and going into Bill Abbott's the Thing?
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I just saw losander this past week at a convention and he did the bubble magic and I thought it was well executed however it brought me to a thought that I plan to post in a new thread later.

any way I bought the DVD as I was interested in is hook up and his ideas and I can tell you that after playing with this for about 20 minutes it will take some serious practice to make it look a smooth and believable as losander does.

as for the float gimmick of the bubble with cloth ala zombie I thought it was a killer mover yet I did not buy the gimmick as I wanted to play with the bubble stuff first.

again as pointed out by others what is recalled by lay people is much more then what is actually happening but it is indeed a beautiful piece of magic.

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Now that we have exposed all for the entire internet, shouldn't this been moved to the Banquet room or deleted back on September 6, 2009.
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Floating bubbles shades of Vito Lupo's act.
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Yes, please let's move this thread into private.

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On 2010-08-23 14:41, MagicBrent wrote:
Not to be a Debbie downer, is this anything more than blowing a bubble and going into Bill Abbott's the Thing?


The Thing came WELL after the bubble zombie.

I have seen Losander do this many times and it's a great effect. Simple, concise, and best of all, magical.
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On 2010-08-24 10:23, Stucky wrote:

I have seen Losander do this many times and it's a great effect. Simple, concise, and best of all, magical.


Yes, but is it worth the $150 price tag?
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If you are concerned about price, then you do not deserve to reap the benefits.
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On 2010-08-24 10:23, Stucky wrote:

I have seen Losander do this many times and it's a great effect. Simple, concise, and best of all, magical.


Yes, but is it worth the $150 price tag?


Isn't "worth" a subjective question?

Do you like floating effects?
Are you a stage performer?
Do you do your shows inside?
Would you take the trouble to haul bubble solution around to your shows?
Do you like to perform Zombie type or magic on a regular basis?
Do you like to spend hours and weeks practicing the same effect or are you an open the box and run out and show everyone your latest miracle?

These and many other questions have to be answered for the "worth" of a magic product. What is "worth it" for one person is not "worth it" for another person. That is why the Café is broken up into catagories and sections that appeal to ones interest.

As far as value for what you get in material equipment and instruction, that is also subjective when it comes to value for dollars spent per individual.

In the end the price is the price and has nothing to do with effect, if you say "NO" to all the above.
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In a bad economy here many of us have limited funds and need to purchase wisely the assesment of others is valuable.
I find it most helpful when an owner of a product will tell you something like "its the best $150 I ever spent" or "great item but over priced for what you get".

Stucky my question was to find out what your assesment was, the sarcasm wasn't helpful...

Wmhegbly I had already answered the questions in your matrix with "yes" so I'm ready to make a purchase, I value the opinion of others who have made the purchase before.
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Boy! I know about this economy more then most. Been looking for a decent job since 2003, that is why I ask myself those all import questions before makeing any purchase.

The final one that usually fails is, will I actually use it in my current shows. This one controls buying for me a lot.
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