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 Post subject: Chair suspension
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:13 pm 
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I am considering investing the money to buy the chair suspension as my first illusion. Is it a good first illusion? Do you have any clues or hints before buying? Suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:53 pm 
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Great little portable illusion if you have the right use for it. Turns out I didn't. I'll sell you mine. Never been used.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:58 pm 
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Used to be some excellent resource material on the Cafe from a guy who uses it regularly... Kyle Peron. He may have taken it down, though, because he published a book on the chair suspension; if the info isn't there anymore, Google "The Chair Suspension eBook by Kyle Peron".


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:18 am 
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There are different types of Chair Suspensions...which kind are you considering? Do you want to suspend an audience member or yourself?

Audience Member:

Typically uses two chairs, a board and a cloth. A chair is removed and the person remains suspended.



Self or Audience Member:

Typically just uses one chair (Yogano Levitation). You or a volunteer rises above the seat of the chair.

There are of course many variations and some that use different types of chairs, bar stools etc. You will need to shop around for a chair suspension which is durable, reliable and sturdy...even if it means paying more.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:29 pm 
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bLiNdSiDe wrote:
There are different types of Chair Suspensions...which kind are you considering? Do you want to suspend an audience member or yourself?

Audience Member:

Typically uses two chairs, a board and a cloth. A chair is removed and the person remains suspended.



Self or Audience Member:

Typically just uses one chair (Yogano Levitation). You or a volunteer rises above the seat of the chair.

There are of course many variations and some that use different types of chairs, bar stools etc. You will need to shop around for a chair suspension which is durable, reliable and sturdy...even if it means paying more.

I am thinking about the audience memeber type.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:16 pm 
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That's the one I'm talking about -- specifically, the MAK Chair Suspension. The Yogano Levitaton is not actually a "chair suspension"; as per the name, it is a levitation, not a suspension.

In a levitation, a person, animal, object, etc. "floats" upward from a fixed position with no visible means of support; in a suspension, a person, animal, object, etc. which is supported in space by some sort of objects remains "suspended" in place after one or more of the supporting objects is removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Chair suspension
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:59 pm 
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I love the chair suspension. My audience loves it just as much. I use it for my finale.

Caffeinator, you sell yours yet?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:45 pm 
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TheCaffeinator wrote:
Great little portable illusion if you have the right use for it. Turns out I didn't. I'll sell you mine. Never been used.



or you could just call him...tell him Kyle Jarrard said he smells like chicken doody with sprinkles on top!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:44 pm 
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TheCaffeinator wrote:
Used to be some excellent resource material on the Cafe from a guy who uses it regularly... Kyle Peron. He may have taken it down, though, because he published a book on the chair suspension; if the info isn't there anymore, Google "The Chair Suspension eBook by Kyle Peron".


I have it. And it's definitely worth the purchase.

I also have a Mak model. Used it 4 times in total and it's paid for itself many times over.


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 Post subject: Re: Chair suspension
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:53 pm 
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I actually bought mine from Daytona magic after seeing an all metal model on Robbins site (EZ Magic). The chair are all metal. Daytona makes the units for EZ. Anyway the illusion rocks. You should also get the kyle book as well.

the max on my model is 125lbs and you can do to 150 but only with a trained assistant who can capitalize on the physics of the illusion.

You could also do this in a night club setting BUT you had better pick you volunteer very carefully if you get my drift..............petite petite petite...... should work fine.

However, i speak theoretically, never pushed the limit. Only used with children.


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