Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

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Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby Mr Hurley » November 20th, 2015, 8:25 pm

I've been looking around for some Tenyo that can be carried in a pocket and are best suited for 1-on-1. And today, I came across 'Floating Broom'.
Because it was a Japanese-only release, I'd imagine it to be a bit tough to find someone with translated instructions; having that be a bit of deterrent.

However, I cannot come up with anything that has a review for the darn thing

For those who have it and have used it, is it worth acquiring? Any word of caution?

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Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby I.M. Magician » November 20th, 2015, 9:16 pm

I am not certain but I think it's Tenyo's version of the Floating Match on Card.

Don't think you can go wrong with it but I prefer Crazy Spots to that one for a simple one on one effect.

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Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 21st, 2015, 12:06 am

It is Ben Harris's trick "Cosmosis" licensed to Tenyo.

It's a very good trick using invisible thread that's easy to do.

Just play the broom crosswise on the back of the card. Now turn your hand palm up and grasp the ends of the card: thumb at one end, fingers at the other. Now GENTLY move your thumb and fingers together so the center of the card buckles DOWNWARD. The broom will float. You can also pass a small solid ring over the floating broom.

The trick is so simple to do that you'll be able to figure it out just by looking at the illustrations.
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Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby P.T.Widdle » November 21st, 2015, 8:46 am

It's also good to do the trick standing while holding the card at waist level, so the spectator is looking down at it.

The broom, or whatever you're floating, will shake at the slightest tremor of your hand, so use your most stable hand (especially for those of us getting on in years :) )

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Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby Mr Hurley » November 21st, 2015, 1:24 pm

Agh! Noooo. I was hoping for magnets for some reason. What's worse is that, even at 31, I don't have the steadiest of hands--I fear I'll give it away.

I appreciate the fast and helpful input. Thank you all again.

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Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 21st, 2015, 3:03 pm

Magicians don't use magnets to float things.
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Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby Chris Aguilar » November 21st, 2015, 3:24 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Magicians don't use magnets to float things.

And when they try, it's not always optimal.

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Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Postby Mr Hurley » November 21st, 2015, 5:12 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Magicians don't use magnets to float things.


The curvature of the card seemed like that it could make sense to me. Ah well


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