Creator: Sans Minds
Publisher: Sans Minds
MSRP: $ 25
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 19 minutes 22 seconds
Type of effect: object levitation
Manufacturer's Write Up:
Many levitation illusions on the market require a lot of attention on the working of the prop instead of the presentation. SansMinds Creative Lab presents to you a levitation illusion that is designed to be completely self working. Finally, the performer can focus fully on the audience interaction.
Float is a pocket size levitation effect in your everyday wallet that is always ready to amaze.
*Compatible with most bi folding wallet
*TV rights not included with purchase. Please contact SansMinds for TV rights.
How accurate is the ad copy? They need to replace the words "most bi folding wallets" to include the word "black" you HAVE to have a black wallet for this to work.
What's in the box? DVD and gimmick
How are the production values: Sans Minds always makes well produced videos
Is it well made: It "works" but it feels cheap and light weight
Is it well taught: Jansen is the host and he takes you through all of the ins and outs - Jason does the live performances in the street
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I liked the shock value of seeing the card rise out your wallet, I didn't so much like that the gimmick is semi-sorta permanent in your wallet. Once it's in.... it's in.
The effect (to me) sort of feels like a modification on Dan Harlan's floating card; or Ben Harris' Floating Card 'Alida.'
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Good news: it's always in your wallet. Bad news: it's ALWAYS in your wallet.
Does it "play big?" it sure seems to play big in the video, so I think timing is everything - this needs to be "inserted" into the right moment to get the best reaction, otherwise it might play as flat as the "floating table knife" trick your uncle does at the dinner table.
Difficulty / Skill level required: super easy
How much arts and crafts are involved? very minimal
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) it "can" although it plays best in the right setting - you have to be aware of angle and lighting.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
X Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
The biggest disappointment was how flimsy the gimmick was, how it looks more like a pop up book than a magic trick and how permanent it becomes once you put it in place. I need to use my wallet as a "wallet" the rest of the week.
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://youtu.be/6dv7VGyvW-s