The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Rings, strings & things » » The spinning ring... (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Alexander Wells
View Profile
Veteran user
311 Posts

Profile of Alexander Wells
Who was the originator of the horizontal spin which is given to the floating ring in Mesika's hovering? Was that his?
It's really a great idea and looking at a thread which commented about his trailer before the release of the Tarantula, no one seemed to have figured it out.
I've noticed that the spin actually helps to hide the method.
Lawrence O
View Profile
Inner circle
Greenwich (CT)
6799 Posts

Profile of Lawrence O
I think that you are referring to the Steve Fearson's hook up
Magic is the art of proving impossible things in parallel dimensions that can't be reached
jimhlou
View Profile
Inner circle
3642 Posts

Profile of jimhlou
Fearson's hook-up did not include the spin as performed with the Tarantula. This was being done with playing cards (the Hover Card) years ago with a slightly different hook-up. Mesika probably spun the ring to keep it from looking like a heavy object hanging on a string.

Jim
Alexander Wells
View Profile
Veteran user
311 Posts

Profile of Alexander Wells
Jim has correctly comprehended what I was talking about.
Obviously the creator of the hook-up used by Mesika to float the spinning ring was Steve Fearson.

The spin in the Hover card similarly serves to give the floating object a stability that it would otherwise lack.

James George performed a floating spinning ball using the Fearson hook-up on one of the Ammar etmtm dvds.

What I was fooled by was the actual method by which the ring was attached to the hook-up in order to facilitate the spin...I originally imagined something more complicated.
As so often in magic, Occam's razor applies.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Rings, strings & things » » The spinning ring... (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.07 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL