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djswas
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Hello,

I have recently seen the same trick performed with an almost identical table. I saw Nick Norton do it in Idahpo as well as Stephane Vanel in Las Vegas.

The trick I believe is similar to a UFO or Spider-Pen trick, when they put a table cloth on a small table (similar to an end table), place an item on top of the table cloth, and then just holding the corners of the table cloth they make the table appear to float all around the room.

My question is, since I have seen it twice in the last 2 months, it most be a somewhat common trick. Does anyone know where I can learn how to do this trick and/or purchase any gimmicks involved? Part of me thinks it might be a Jeff McBride trick...
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For those worried about revealing "secrets" I know the concept of the trick. To try to prove this without revealing details I will say what I need to learn and know most are how to use the table cloth properly and if there is somewhere to purchase one...
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There are very poorly made rip-offs, that would be dishonest to purchase.

Then there is the original version with several different models available.

It is not easy to learn or do well, so the table really looks like it's levitating.

http://www.losander.me/epages/62364720.s......ng_Table
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Proper handling of the losander (or even a rip-off), even when you "know the concept," is beautiful to behold.

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I just purchased a table from Losander at the SAM convention. It really looks amazing and is well made. Check out the Losander for more on the table. It does take some practice to make it look good.
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Servante said right. Like anything in the market now days you get what you pay for. We hear this everyday. I have seen some copies blow away an audience. To their sense of vision they don't know if their facing an owens or a john doe remake. As whole,any effect that is placed in the proper rehearsed hands can create a bomb.
The costs of magic has gone out of hand,but for whom. To each his own. If you want a ferrari be prepared to pay for it,but it will last a lifetime.
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I own a Losander Table and I have seen and examined some of the cheap rip offs. I am thankful that I purchased the original. The quality and the look is amazing and I don't have to worry about being labeled as a RIP OF MAGICIAN when I perform. It's not only about making money but also about building a reputation. Buy your props from the creators or their authorized dealers and you can be proud of what you own. It will also have a better resale value if you ever need to sell the product.
In reference to prices.. it is to give you a more exclusive product, something that not every magician owns and performs in every show. (remember people want entertainers that are unique). People who sell products at cheap prices just flood the market with that product in order to make money. This creates what we call cookie cutter magicians.
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Wow! Thanks so much for the info... So I understand the concept of "knock-offs" being a rip-off to the magician, but it also sounds like they are of inferior quality. Is the $500 Losander pretty crappy as well? I mean it is 1/4 or 1/5 the price of the others!
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I currently own the beginer table that is the one that is $500 and NO its not crappy it works just like the others.

the only difference is that it does not look as beefy as the others but I never had any one come up to me and say that my table does not look good they only ask how I made it float.

I PMd you as I am currently selling my table.

Losander sells the best tables hands down!

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Losander was kind enough to personally deliver it to me when I was performing at a resort near El Paso. LUNA was still expecting child. He and Luna both guarantee the craftsmanship and offer tuneUp after normal wear and tear. You kind of belong to a special group upon your purchase.
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Always go with the original.

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Caught up with Losander at Magic Live in Vegas.
He's got some beautiful stuff going there!

For instance the anti-gravity table boxes as antique or music box with key.

And a new book with huge variations of styles, so you can mix and match special finish tops, centers, and legs to customize a table like no one else in the world.

He's the man! Nobody, nobody can offer the selection, quality, and value of the originals

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I just saw the video for Losander's Trinity Floating Table. It has the look that I like and it's sturdier than his other tables.
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Did you guys actually read the original post, or are you just excited to talk about Losander's tables?? Smile

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On 2011-08-13 01:30, djswas wrote:

The trick I believe is similar to a UFO or Spider-Pen trick, when they put a table cloth on a small table (similar to an end table), place an item on top of the table cloth, and then just holding the corners of the table cloth they make the table appear to float all around the room.

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On 2011-08-13 01:30, djswas wrote:
The trick I believe is similar to a UFO or Spider-Pen trick, when they put a table cloth on a small table (similar to an end table), place an item on top of the table cloth, and then just holding the corners of the table cloth they make the table appear to float all around the room.


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I agree Losander's tables are the best to look at and he performs it brilliantly, but for those of us who cant afford several hundred dollars we have to make do with a cheap knock off.
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On Jan 5, 2019, garyogden1957 wrote:
I agree Losander's tables are the best to look at and he performs it brilliantly, but for those of us who cant afford several hundred dollars we have to make do with a cheap knock off.


That's a fallacy garyogden1957: performing a floating table routine in the Losander style is not compulsory. There is no need to copy, If you can't afford a Losander's floating table, you can simply perform a different effect.

Nobody is forcing you to buy an unethical cheap knock off, if you decide to go that way is just because you don't respect intellectual property.
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On Jan 5, 2019, Sorcerer wrote:
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On Jan 5, 2019, garyogden1957 wrote:
I agree Losander's tables are the best to look at and he performs it brilliantly, but for those of us who cant afford several hundred dollars we have to make do with a cheap knock off.


That's a fallacy garyogden1957: performing a floating table routine in the Losander style is not compulsory. There is no need to copy, If you can't afford a Losander's floating table, you can simply perform a different effect.

Nobody is forcing you to buy an unethical cheap knock off, if you decide to go that way is just because you don't respect intellectual property.


I never said it was compulsory? I don't respect intellectual property? I don't want to perform a different effect I want to do the table routine ok?
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Garyogden1957, if you "want to do the table routine" (you forget the importance of calling it properly: "the LOSANDER'S table routine") and you respect intellectual properly, you should do it with a Losander table, as Dirk Losander has clearly asked countless times http://www.losander.me/epages/62364720.m......le=en_US

If you can't afford it, just go to a different effect. There is no justification to steal what you can't afford.
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Stop talking absolute rubbish! If I wish to do a table routine I will use whatever I can afford ok?
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