Suspend your Imagination
The First Portable, Close up, Horizontal Street Suspension of it's Kind!
The performer invites a group of spectators to witness an experiment in anti-gravitation. The performer passes out a couple of cardboard or wooden support blocks that are free of gimmickry and are freely handed out for inspection.
The performer offers him-self up for inspection to the spectators to prove that he will not be using any sort of gimmick or hardware to aid him in the experiment. The spectators are free to pat the performer down and to thoroughly check him out to make sure he is free of gimmickry, and harnesses etc.
Next the performer introduces a bag which contains a long black mat. The performer takes out the black mat and discards the bag. He then shows both sides of the mat to be free of any gimmickry and then passes it out for examination. The performer tells the spectators that the mat is going to be laid on the ground to protect the performer from getting dirty or lying directly on bits of broken glass, rocks and pebbles etc. etc.
However to keep everything fair after the mat has been examined the performer instructs a spectator or two , to lay down the black mat after thoroughly checking the ground to make sure the ground was also free of gimmickry. Next they place a support block at each end of the mat and the performer now lays down overtop of the support blocks which now support him up in the air about 6 inches off of the ground.
The performer begins to center his balance and gravity as he concentrates, and then instructs one or two of the spectators to carefully remove the support blocks. The blocks are removed and the performer miraculously remains suspended and floating in mid-air 6 inches off of the ground without any visible means of support.
The spectators can now walk around the performer 360 degrees as they peek under him only to find that he indeed appears to be really floating in the air. The supports are replaced and the performer is helped to his feet at which time the supports, the ground, the black mat and the performer are once again examined, and are found to be without any aid of gimmickry. The performer has succeeded in the anti-gravitational experiment and accepts his thunderous applause.
- Do it in broad daylight
- No special clothing required
- No weight limit
- Suspension can be viewed 360 degrees while the performer remains in mid-air
- Portable and compact
- No stooges needed, this is a one man effect
- No AGA bars or counter weighted bases
- Everything including the magician may be examined before and after the illusion
- Spectators handle all of the props and set up the props for the performer
Peter Loughran's Gravitate includes the black mat, instructions, and specially constructed suspension apparatus.
Supply your own carrying bag and supports.