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#91    Blacksabbath

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:46 PM

Did he ever claim that he uses magic to do his tricks?


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

^ question directed to those who say he's a fraud. Edit button disappeared on above post.


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 03:52 PM

lol Chris angel is a master of allusion and sleight of hand. He does things not even i have been able to perfect yet. I do a wide variety of card tricks and allusions and some of the things he does i cant even wrap my mind around. I have been doing tricks for years now and its a good form of entertainment for my kids and others. But thats all it is, entertainment. so "trying" to figure out what he does and calling him a fake over it is rediculous because he doesnt use superntural powers lol.


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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:01 PM

View PostFinolin, on 26 October 2010 - 03:52 PM, said:

so "trying" to figure out what he does and calling him a fake over it is rediculous because he doesnt use superntural powers lol.

Nor does he claim to. I find it amusing how people jump to the accusation of him being a fraud/fake/scammm etc lol.


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:49 PM

i cant believe this is even being discussed. the guy cant really levitate. im sure extraordinary things happen everyday, but this is not a miracle, this is not "Magic" this is a street trick. with people in on the illusion. TV trickery and smoke and mirrors. Illusions have been around for thousands of years. they say they even have a hieroglyph of the cup and balls on an ancient Egyptian tomb. im glad people like to believe in the magic of these performers, but you have to admit that if the man could fly, he would be saving a crapload of money on gas. the trick is to do a short one foot "levitation" and film a street crowd reacting. later go back and do the "trick" again with people standing in for the people on the street. you would usually see the backs of the people as he is "Levitating". then with the stand-ins watching, you use a crane with wires to lift you up, later removing the wires in the editing room. then cut back to the real crowd's reaction, then back to him levitating with the crane. it is television magic. im not saying this is how he does all of his tricks, this is just one example. hell i can even do the short 3 inch levitation. it isnt hard. its in a standard magic book. you can now even go buy his stupid little magic kit that comes with a DVD on levitation. go at it folks.


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:36 PM

chris angel is a trickster. nothing more. illusionists are liars who entertain you using your own gullibility.


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:55 PM

View PostJGirl, on 18 December 2010 - 07:36 PM, said:

chris angel is a trickster. nothing more. illusionists are liars who entertain you using your own gullibility.


And they get a pretty good paycheck for doing so. Maybe not so much for those that pull a dead rabbit out of the hat though. Magic is for kids.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:05 PM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 18 December 2010 - 07:55 PM, said:

And they get a pretty good paycheck for doing so. Maybe not so much for those that pull a dead rabbit out of the hat though. Magic is for kids.
they get no money from me.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:15 PM

Hey I havn't seen chris angels version of the levitation trick, is it the same as David Blaines? if so it's done using a method called the Balducci levetation plus TV editing. One of my old hobbies is magic, i'm more into card tricks then tricks like this. Anyway Its in many a book and on dvds I used to be a member of a magic site were you paid a yearly fee and then could watch dvds and read books over the net, they had a forum that discussed the levitation trick in great detail. So yeah, Balducci levetation.  :)


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Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:44 PM

View Postjimmywhiteeagle, on 09 October 2009 - 06:11 AM, said:

has anyone considered that criss angel may well be a ET a lot of people are saying hes pretending to be jesus or evil, perhaps I feel that in the very near future we will hear a lot more from criss, lets be open minded people

WOW! Now that is funny  :yes: I sometimes think I'm gullible for believing some of the things I do, but... come on... Angels?, ET's?  :blink: . All the tricks seen on any of the magic TV shows are planned to the very last detail with backup plans and backstage people running around making sure everything goes smoothly. They use editing to show only the best reactions. For example:

ACT 1: They film the magician levitating using the Balducci method in front of an audience

Act 2: They reshoot the levitation with no audience, this time using wires or 'lifts' to make him levitate a lot higher

Step 3: They go back to the studio and edit the 2 shoots together.

Result: On TV it know looks as though the audience are reacting to the magician levitating 6ft up in the air, when in reality those reactions are from the first shoot.


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Posted 19 December 2010 - 01:26 AM

Take the name Jennifer write it on your chest. walk around Vegas, ask any random guy to think of someone he cares about. If it's Jennifer show him your chest, film his reaction. Do this for  three days, with cards, whatever. You will have plenty of reactions to film to get people to come to your shows. It's not even illusions, it's statistics.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:14 PM

for the debunkers ... explain this :  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaejod_mass-levitation-by-chris-angel_fun


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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:18 PM

then please explain this :http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaejod_mass-levitation-by-chris-angel_fun


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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:25 PM

View Poststiggyh, on 01 September 2011 - 03:18 PM, said:

then please explain this :http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaejod_mass-levitation-by-chris-angel_fun


I've seen him in Vegas doing his "street magic".  He involves many actors and a lot of camera antics/film cuts.  Still pretty cool.

He is an illusionist.  Magic isn't real.

Here are some explanations of various tricks.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:30 PM

Even he says there is no "magic".



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