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Bradley Morgan
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Can you give me some cool ideas for floating objects. I am looking for something cool that will make the person watching do this. Smile
Thanks
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Post up to fifty and you'll be able to go to The Banquet Room. There's a room specially for threads.
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Well, since you don't have 50 posts yet, we'll just have to "make-do." Smile

To get a great reaction, float something that has a lot of emotional value to it. If you want to give an eerie feeling, have them write the name of someone (living or dead) on a card and float a match on it ala Ben Harris' Cosmosis. Or, you could have them volunteer some small personal items that have a lot of emotional value (such as rings), and float them. The idea here is that to get the best reactions, you need to involve the spectator emotionally. Once you have acheived this, you'll get the reactions like Smile . Hope this helps!
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Bradley Morgan
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Cool idea thanks Mr. Jeff.
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Hi.

"Floating" objects??? How can you stop people thinking "...there is a thread!!!".

I love threads, and I tend to use them, but possibly to *move* things. I love, for instance, the Burger's version of the Haunted pack, because he seems to be motionless, but the deck is moving!

Miracle! Miracle!

Cheers

Stefano Mambretti
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Another good animation effect along the line of Bergers is Nick Einhorns Spooked ... this used to freak people out when I performed it!

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P.S You could also check out Mike Smiths Floating Ring Miracle Video available in the U.K
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One my favorites lately has been using everyone's favorite three letter gimmick (for reasons of secrecy I won't release it here).

I've had lots of success floating borrowed money which if you crumple it just right you can manipulate in three dimensions. This is especially good if you are in a party setting where there is music as you can make the money "dance." Night clubs tend to get the most Smile but then maybe it's the alcohol...
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I float a rubber band after doing several band effects. And after floating the little guy who gets knotted up a bit to form a bit of personality - I stretch it across my hands and let it fly - "Setting him free" which often gets a cheer from the audience.

Not the most dramatic effect, but it is one that folks dont see very often Smile

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I levitate a playing card vertically between my hands by using "static electricity."
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As previously mentioned, a ring has a good emotional impact, as it is borrowed and there is therefore "no place for trickery". Glenn Gareau, a magician from RI who currently resides in Germany, has a GREAT handling (two versions) to make a ring float with a reel. He calls it "Ring Flight", and no, it doesn't float to a key case.

Also, a playing card from a borrowed pack is good, as is someone's credit card ala hummer card. Think of borrowing stuff. IT always gets a better reaction.

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One thing that could work is to float a butterfly. Any crafts store probably sells butterfly stickers. If you bend the wings down just a bit so it will "float" properly, it looks really good. It's harder to do with an ITR but if you use a Leclairs or Fearsons setup, it should be a breeze. Smile
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In January, I tried to convince a friend of mine in the Magic Castle to focus more on animations than on floatations. Nick Einhorn's Spooked is stupendous...
Two days later I had to reconsider everything after Dean Dill showed me his floating ring. It has none of the weaknesses other floatings have (pendulum fallacy) Smile
If you ever see Dean ask him for it!

BTW Nice to be in the house, this is my first posting.
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I've found that floating objects up from and into people's hands makes a strong effect. Also its hard to improve upon the romantic plot of Kevin James' "Floating Rose."

John
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John LeClair has some really cool stuff in his book as well as his video. The LeClair hook-up is perfect for walk around. You should check it out.


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Thank you all for the advice.

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Michael Ammar had an interesting idea to float a piece of rice and pretend to fight it with chopsticks. I was eating sushi once and tried it, but one of my friends turned out to be paranoid of bugs and could NOT get over how much the piece of rice resembled a bug. Just couldn't stop screaming! I still think the effect warrants an attempt.

And then there's the Floating Glasses by Yigal Mesika, I think. Quite an expensive gimmick and I can't say it's incredibly practical and can't be done toooooo close-up. But I'm just a sucker for any and all IT work.
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Cardstain, what book is that?
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Kris, Jon LeClair's book is "The Art of Invisible Thread", & he also has a video to go with the book which is "Who's Afraid of Invisible Thread?"

http://www.magicsmith.com supply both.
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>Kris, Jon LeClair's book is "The Art of
>Invisible Thread", & he also has a video to
>go with the book which is "Who's Afraid of
>Invisible Thread?"

I've always wondered: I bought the video, but does the book have more routines in it?
Also, is it just me, or does the putty that goes behind the fingernail stand out a little much? Am I putting too much on, or am I supposed to be trying to hide it better with longer fingernails or a different angle or something?


Does anybody own a product called the Ultimate Float Controller? I have this thing on order, but I don't know if it's still in production. If so, can you potentially levitate heavier objects than standard IT?
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I sometmes borrow a drivers license since it has a picture on it. Then ask if they had ever wanted to fly? Then levitate the drivers license. This gets a great reaction.


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