erdnasephile wrote:I have a question for those that own the book.
Do you perform anything from the book on a regular basis? If so, how many of the effects are in your current working act?
One of the specific reasons I acquired the book was to study both the construction and Harbin's presentation of his chair suspension illusion. I've had the props made (there are some specific features in Harbin's original design that greatly add to the illusion that most manufacturers either aren't aware of or choose to omit), and I've worked up my own presentation based on the structure of Harbin's routine, but it's still a work in progress for me.
And like Brad, there is much of Harbin's thinking and the way he structured his routines that has worked it's way into my thinking as well.
On a related note, the Zig-Zag Lady blew my mind the first time I saw it performed. If I ever decide to work up my own presentation of this modern classic, you can bet that it will be ala Harbin.