When performing the regular Aga levitatlon we found that a strong fan in the wings added much beauty to the effect. The air blows the girls hair and dress, giving the appearance that you have the very winds at your command. The fan should be blowing at the girl's head so as not to lift her dress. Not only does this add beauty, but It leads the spectators on the wrong track as to the workings of the illusions. It is also nice to perform it under colored lights and with appropriate music. Even stage smoke produced by dry ice is a nice touch.
EFFECT: The standard Broom Suspension is presented to the audience with the girl balanced on the broom, suspended above the floor. At the magician's command, the girl is pulled across the broom until she is supported hv her ankles at the tip of the broom! But wait, there's more. From her ankles she rotates a full 360 degrees! The conclusion of the effect is the girl being once again pulled across the broom to her armpit then slowly lowered enough to step away from the broom and take her bows.
Here is an idea that I had sometime ago. I must confess that I haven't had time to fully develop it but I think that the concept is there. With a little R. & D., time and money, I think that you could really have something unique, but see for yourself
METHOD: This illusion has not been built, but I have sure given a lot of thought to it over the last few years. I wish that I was a mechanical engineer, but I'm not. What I am showing you is some concept sketches that outline my basic idea. If you have a background in metal fabrication, then I hope that you can make a go of this. If you aren't familiar with this type of construction, then I hope you have a builder or fabricator that is. Basically our plan tells the story. Figures one and two are the standard Broom Suspension effect. Figures three, four, five and six are what sets you apart from other magicians. As you can see, the harness must be considerably longer than the typical gimmick. Also incorporated in the gimmick is an air cylinder that automatically lowers the girl to her original position. Notice that the base is also unique with a chain drive built in to rotate the girl and the stabilizing foot on the right side that plugs into the floor.
Again, this is just a concept, with a lot to be worked out. But, I think that this illusion has a future, it just requires more development. If you want to work with it, take this plan to your local metal shop and see what they say and don't stop until someone can help you create it.
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