The Enlightenment by Ben Harris
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The Ultimate Floating Card
The principle is completely NEW. Ben Harris has spent 25 years developing the concept and making it practical. The final result, we predict, will revolutionize how magnets are used in our art. Just imagine: thread-free levitation effects with any flat, small objects-
Bonus: Floating Bill On Spectator's Knee.
Requires typical PK-Style Magnet for operation.
PARADIGM SHIFTER MAGNET available as optional extra.
Custom designed by Ben Harris (26.5mmX26.5mmX14mm, rubber coated)
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 7 of 7)4 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
Neat but Not Good Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 1st, 2013
This is pretty much just an over priced toy that is not practical for performance. The handling is very awkward. The angles are poor. I have had this for a long while now and was so disappointed in it that it went right to the bottom of the drawer. I came across it and thought that I would give my three cents. I was burned by this and I hope nobody else feels it too.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 3rd, 2013
After putting in an hour's worth of craft work to create the deck gimmick, I sat stunned at how utterly useless the entire thing was. I created the breathable gimmick so the deck can be freely handled and shuffled, and when just using the gimmick itself, it works. However, once you add the remainder of the deck, you get little or no response from the gimmick (and I am using the Enlightenment PK magnet it suggested). Basically, you can only use about 35 cards (including the 17 in the block gimmick) and still get a reasonable response from the levitation. This is noticeably not a full deck and severely limits the cards you can allow the spectator to choose.
The book that comes with the device is not very useful for performance. Almost half the book is filled with the history of the device, which you'll skip. Next you get about 15 pages detailing the creation of the gimmick for a deck of cards. Performance is limited to a few rushed paragraphs for the card levitation and one dollar bill levitation. The stuff you see in the video demo? No idea how any of that works since he never gives any suggestions for magnet placement other than one that he never uses in the video.
If you want more details on how to use the device, you can purchase an e-book. How wonderful. After spending almost a hundred bucks on this, having to craft my own gimmick, and having to purchase the PK magnet separately, I am given the option of spending more money to learn the cool ways to use it. No thanks.
The price on this isn't worth the effect. If you were given the finished gimmick, a DVD with training, and the PK magnet, it would be worth about half the price. As it stands, spend your money on something else.
Total rip off. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2013
This trick is utterly useless.Made the deck but can't seem to work.For 80++ bucks,totally not worth it.
Rubbish Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2013
All the other reviews are correct. Not worth $5. Pick something else
It came unsealed and broken Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 20th, 2014
It is the third item I receive broken from this shop.
They sent me this item in an unsealed box, and it is not the first time.
I have two Spider Pen Pro broken at home.
In my case are not the items, is this shop.
So so. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 20th, 2013
I was a little disappointed with this. I had heard that the card REALLY levitates so what I thought was it uses magnets to create a sort of force field that the card floats on and the volunteer can look under and around it at all angles. That is how I read it. It looks great in the demo and all that jazz. What you get is an apparently flimsy little gimmick that is "ACTIVATED" by the PK magnet. I do not want to give it away but the card is obviously not actually floating, it IS being supported. The ingenious method is how you raise it. So I will say if you take the time to build the in deck version and the gimmick still works this is worth doing, but I still do not feel it should cost as much as it does.
Totally deceived. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 16th, 2013
I remember seeing this advertised as a REAL levitation. Meaning NOTHING was attached to the card or supporting it in any way and the spectator can look under the card etc. Maybe it was my own mind playing tricks on me but that is the way the ad made it sound. This is totally false. There are angles. They need to be looking down on the thing basically. My gimmick broke within the first ten minutes and now I have to send it back for a replacement. It's covered in the warranty so that is nice, but this is not at all what I was expecting.
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