The Floating Card Trick - VIDEO DOWNLOAD
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Don’t assume this is the same magic floating card trick you get taught in a basic magic starter kit. This is far more than simply making a playing card fly around, this is professional solid routine built on years of practice and exploring different possibilities.
Leon Mjolnir presents a fantastic array of thread work. From updated classics to new effects, this download is bound to teach you something new whether you are an old hand with thread or completely new. Leon has also taken Bob Hummer's orignal classic and has developed it to allow you to animate two cards at the same time.
Leon devoted a long time to practice and polish his routines, you see this in his choreography and convincing performance. Even if you know the basic method of the floating card trick you will love watching Leon’s flawless smooth performance and his technique will make this a feature effect in your magic.
'Being a thread worker for more than 15 years... you will find here Gold tips that you won't find anywhere else! I'm only 12 min ahead of the video instructions but already saying WOW!' - Lseeyou - The Magic Cafe Review
To start your trainign, Leon shows you the basics of wax and thread handling and preparation. You will then learn the "Speed Hookup" which is at it's heart a devious type of LeClair hookup. You won't have seen this technique for anchoring used before... waxless anchoring to the body? that's right... the advantages are a working magicians deam!
This extensive video is more than 50 minutes of teaching. He explains which type of thread he uses in his routine and how to prepare it, of course you can use your own prefered type of thread or buy the type he uses cheaply.
He teaches his own hookup method which is very suitable for this type of effect. The Hookup doesn't need you to stick magician wax in your body. Also this hookup allows you to get few extra inches of threadd if you ever snap it so it is kind of simple invisible threadd reel built into your body hookup.
He explains his moves to control card levitation , how to flick the card and how to avoid some common problems which you may face.
Here's Leon performing his Floating Card live in a bar. It's raw footage shot on the spectators phone! Be warned there's a little strong language from the freaked out audience!
Ever wanted to do IT effects but worry about breakage? That problem is solved.
What you will learn:
This uses IT theory in practice. The devious technique gives you aup backup length for breakage. You'll also get a great 'out' for breakage if it happens
Traditional Floating Card Spin - The core technique and how magicians traditionally floated cards. This takes it a step further, showing you where the 'catching zone' is located
Snap Spin - A variation and flashy move to start a card spinning.
Kick Spin - A smart controlled spin.
Vertical Spin - a unique spin for social media and confined conditions
Deck Spin- This looks amazing! A spin from the top of the deck of cards/ You will use this A LOT
Tips on how to invisibly secure the wax to an achor point and how to end clean.
This part is pure gold. It's something never really covered in IT texts, so this is valuable stuff.
Hand to Hand Tossing- Guide to hand to hand card floating.
Around the Body (1)- tips and technique for the around the body float.
Around the Body (2)- More advice and techniqes for around the body float.
Around the Body (deck spin)- join the deck spin with the around the body method.
Vertical Around the Body- Around the body vertical float. Amazing!
Basic Hoop- How to create 'provers' using your arms and fingers.
Figure 8 Hoop- The playing card will circle your arms, one at a time. Amazing!
Vertical Hoop- Brilliant Vertical method
Up and Over- flourishing meets card floating
Thumb Spin- Teaching how to use a Z grip for a visual masterpiece.
how to join various moves together to create a routine.
The core work on centrifugal force to create a smooth spin.
You will fully understand IT tension and how to ready it in your thread.
Around the Body Tips:
Advanced methods and subtle moves for the around the body spin.
Around the Body Recovery:
How to deal with a card not going all the around you.
A must learn card flourish spin
Floating to Hand:
Bring a playing card to your hands. The importance of the right invisible thread length and and to change it during the effect.
How to make a pen stand on your arm or hand and after give it for examination.
Double Floating Card:
The star of the whole video. It's stunning and you will LOVE performing this
Around the Body to Double Card:
Transition idea for around the body to Double Card. Great to get in and out the the DC phase.
He uses his own hookup and handling to make a deck of playing cards cut itself to a spectator’s card. You can give everything for examination. We saw similar effects where performers put the deck inside card boxes or in their own hands or even on the ground, but in this version you put the deck on the table and make the deck cut itself without any apparent move from performer.
Cap and Glass:
This is an entertaining multi-phase routine where a normal bottle cap jumps from cup to performer’s hand , other phases have multiple jumps from cup to cup and jumps after into the performer’s palm.
'Something here for everyone who wants to know more about floating a card. Hummer's version was one of the very first effects I learned in my early magic days and all I had were some written instructions. This download makes learning so much easier. One thing that I liked is how Leon teaches a multitude of card spins in detail.' - Barry Gitelson (Magic Cafe Review)
What's not to like:
The double floating card needs practice to make it work smoothly and to understand how to untangle th***ds so it will take a little time to master. It is not really negative because it is nature of magic to practice and practice.
What to love:
He shows which type of materials you can use so you can buy it very cheap or use your own thread.
Teaching is very good and he uses visible threadd also for explanation.
Cap and Cups is amazing and makes spectator wonder how it is done!
Double Floating Card is unique and will give you idea of controlling multiple objetcs.
New take in thread hookup and floating card.
If you are beginner, you will find good material here and solid tricks. If you are expert in thread works you will find something to learn because his hookup and handling are very little different. The double floating and cap and cups make this invaluable tuition on how to do the floating card trick.
This product is an instant video download. When you purchase, you will receive a an invite ebook giving you your own private access to the video tuition. You can then stream or download the video.
'If you want to be able to do what is displayed on there then go ahead and buy it. It is well shot and very well taught. Great work Leon you should be proud of what you have created.' - The trick Man (Magic Cafe Review)
'Highly recommended!!! I also got to see this video and just love it. Never did the floating card effect because I always thought it was way over done in magic shops. But he goes over everything from start to finish. Really good info for I.T work. This is crazy cool. I will now start to work on this floating card effect.' - Mr Effecto
'At my current gig I float cards/coins/rings/room-keys about 15 hours a week, as part of my draw, so when I received this I was unsure how I would react.
Many other companies have their take on this effect and I have seen them all.
So this take on the effect:
Video- The video is done well, it is easy to see and he uses string to make the lines visible.
It is shot with mood lighting, and will be easy to follow.
Only real downside is that it does not use visible string for every explanation.
Audio- The audio is solid until the cap and glass effect, then it gets grainy.
Teaching- Leon knows his subject, and he takes it slow and deliberate in his teaching. It is easy to follow.
Effects- I personally liked the double card and Cap and glass effects the most.
Leon spends time covering a lot of tips, and it is the tips that will make this worthy of purchase.
Many, many magicians start their levitation path with the floating card.
It is easy to master, and lends itself to lead into more effects.
Sure, many will say, "It's a string!" as I get it daily; but it will be how you handle it that determines if they are still amazed or not.
This, as taught, can be done by connecting to another item on the fly, or flying through a hoop.
I personally always hand it to them when they say it, never changing the momentum.
When they hand it back, I immediately take it gently and toss it as to get them to wonder how it can be so quickly flown after examination.
This does the trick 95% of the time.
A tip too; if they say "It's string!", they do not actually know for sure. They are trying to get a reaction.
I've had enough magicians and hobbyists stop, and they never feel the need to yell out that they know the trick.
They will look at you with a knowing smile, or explain how they could never get it to work.
Just yelling it out is a sign of needing confirmation.
All in all this is a solid working on the subject.
It has enough tips that you will learn something from it, and the extra effects are done well.
These kind of effects are the ones many magicians will have their own way of doing, developed by playing with it alone over the years.
It is also good for the same magicians to look at how others have done it, in a proven manner.
This way you know what is possible, and different ways of doing things.
If you float cards, you should check it out.' - Loki Kross