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A great idea:

"The geometry of the Balducci levitation."
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Am I the only person who considers the balducci really easy. Maybe I don't do it right, but so many laymen know how its done that I think that its a bit of a waste of time. I think King Rising is worth a look, even though it also has awful angle problems.
Am I being too negative?!
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I find a lot of people know about this effect. I'm going to lay low awhile performing this.
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When you get specs who don't know the method and you surprise them with it, this is awesome.

What do you say when you show a spec who then informs you (in front of the others) how it's done?
I need a stage name.

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I just skimmed all the replies, but here is my advice...

I have done the balducci dozens upon dozens of times and I've only been caught once. I tried to cover, but it was useless. I had no choice but to walk away giving them the satisfaction they had "earned" or to figure out what went wrong. So I asked. "What did I do wrong?" And he said, "well your right heel came off the ground a split second before the other one, so I knew you were lifting off on it." I've since corrected my mistake... work on synchronizing the motion into one smooth solid simple motion.
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"How'd you do that?" ... "Very carefully."
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How about this

Kids for some reason figure out everything or make their own assumptions.

kids don't get the concepts of MAGIC.
"Running water never becomes stale, so keep flowing" - Immortal Dragon Bruce Lee
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The best reactions I've gotten with Balducci are when its a little dark out, like on a street at night. I just stand there for a while and then lift up for a couple of seconds. The dim lighting might help a little bit but more importantly most people are a little less comfortable being outside at night and I personally think this is a better time to perform.

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