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Original Losander Floating Table™

Why magicians should always buy an original Losander Floating Table™?

Introduction

Magicians often ask us why we refused to offer cheaper Floating Tables from China or copies from other manufacturers of magic products. We would like to explain today all the reasons who are essential for us and why it’s so important to be an owner of an original Losander Floating Table™. This is also true for any magic product or art object.

We would like to inform all magicians who give us their confidence in the quality of products from all over the world that we import through our magic shop MAGICORUM why we only offer the original Losander Floating Table™ and why we refuse all illegal copies.

History

The Floating Table illusion has been around for several hundred years. The original versions were called “Spirit Tables” and used by psychics and other spirit mediums to “prove” their powers. In the mid 1940s, Joe Karson invented an important platform illusion that enabled the performer to levitate small objects like a steel ball. Tommy Wonder improved on Karson’s invention and applied it to other objects as well. Around 1997, Dirk Losander modified Tommy Wonder’s design and applied it to a small table, allowing the table to float.

One rumour holds that an unnamed Albanian magician in Yugoslavia invented this version of the floating table in the 1970s. In the greater magic community, however, this rumour is completely rejected because no one has ever produced any evidence to support the claims. And sadly, the only magicians who are now supporting this unfounded rumour are the same magicians who are found fully-supporting the knockoff producers, casting further doubt on the rumour’s claims.

The authenticity of the modern floating table is thus decided completely in favour of Dirk Losander based on his proof of invention, his blessings from the Tommy Wonder Estate, support from the magic community at large, and complete lack of any other evidence to suggest otherwise (1).

The effect

The magician shows a small table on stage covered by a small coloured cloth. He places a small box or candlestick on top of the table and takes hold of two ends of the cloth. The table then floats up under the cloth. The performer can release the cloth, relighting the burnt-out candle, or opening the box to show its contents. Taking hold of the cloth once more, the table comes to a rest on the stage floor and the cloth is removed showing there is nothing to be found. This illusion can be done with a spectator holding the other ends of the cloth as well.

Vidéo

 

Unauthorized copies

Losander is known as “the Master of Levitation.” In the most famous part of his act, a table floats impossibly, darting around as if possessed. It’s not just his signature illusion, it’s his magical legacy. Losander sells his floating tables to magicians around the world. And they can cost a lot of money.

At least, that was until a knock-off started appearing on a Chinese website and other unauthorized copies comes on the market. These copies popped up like toxic mushrooms. They are trying to dominate the market and with their extremely reduced pricing, they can to a great degree.

But like Losander explain it, the cheap copies don’t work, but the websites would have you believe you’re buying the original product. In fact, one of them displays pictures of Losander’s own tables; it even embeds Losander’s promotional video (2).

Imagine you are the inventor of a magical product of art and some people in China or in other countries just copy it and steals your idea in your back without your permission. You have spent money, time, register the mark, given some lectures, spend thousand of hours of researches and developments and it’s happens anyway! The reward for you is to be copied illegally in any impunity? Is that a fair and respectable reward towards your hard creative work? Of course not!

We are sure that you can understand how damaging this will become for you if you were one of this inventor.

This is not only an illegal direct infringement but it is also misleading the consumers by giving them the impression that they are purchasing one original product. They are also selling it at a third of the price then what it retails for and this is affecting the business of your all dealers as well.

This is what Dirk Losander, the man who produce and invented Losander Floating Table™ have been dealing with a continuous problem with plagiarism and the illegal unauthorized production of his various models of tables.

Would you still show you on stage with a rip-off floating table? If you meet some magicians in the audience you can be sure they will think also you are just a plagist and your performance have no value. This will be known very quickly in magicians community and you will lost forever all your credibility.

We believe that will ultimately cost you more money that you need to spend for an original product. Think about it before to buy a magic product!

We do not want here to complain Dirk Losander or any other creator of magic products, but just give you all factors of a complete reflection that takes into account all the parameters involved.

Vidéo

interview of Losander about copies in magic during “Master of Magic” in 2013 (Italy)

A piece of art

All Losander Floating tables™ are a fine piece of art. With it you’ll be able to produce genuinely art effect. You will be able to use magic as a tool to communicate with what we really are and share a great magical moment like a unique human experience.

Copies are poorly manufactured and mass produced with inferior materials and workmanship and can barely be performed properly!

Dirk have built his company on his back and have been a two man operation all these years, bring you quality, one of kind and unique hand made products, yes it is a rare and dying craft but please, help him keep it alive for just a little longer.

If Losander let all the beauty and power of his personal craft disappear, what are he left with? You buy something at your local authorized dealer a product made by him, you are not just getting a magic prop. You are getting a piece of him, his own personal magic, made with his own two hands, his sweat, and hard work and time and meticulous craftmanship. This is what you are paying for (3).

No two Tables, or boxes or any item you have ever purchased from them are the same. Every one is unique and has it’s own special character. This is true Wizardry.

People often ask « how Losander Floating Table™ works ? ». But they never ask « why Losander Floating Table works? ». This can be summarized in a few words: honestly, knowledge of craftsmanship and love of the job!

Dirk Losander design the tables and works with his father in the making of the Floating Tables since many years. We have admiration and respect to them. Every magicians support them when they buy an original Losander’s product.

What pros says about Losander Floating Tables™

Here below a video who says all you need to know to be convinced about the qualities of Losander Floating Tables™.

Original Losander Floating Table™

Why magicians should always buy an original Losander Floating Table™?

Introduction

Magicians often ask us why we refused to offer cheaper Floating Tables from China or copies from other manufacturers of magic products. We would like to explain today all the reasons who are essential for us and why it’s so important to be an owner of an original Losander Floating Table™. This is also true for any magic product or art object.

We would like to inform all magicians who give us their confidence in the quality of products from all over the world that we import through our magic shop MAGICORUM why we only offer the original Losander Floating Table™ and why we refuse all illegal copies.

History

The Floating Table illusion has been around for several hundred years. The original versions were called “Spirit Tables” and used by psychics and other spirit mediums to “prove” their powers. In the mid 1940s, Joe Karson invented an important platform illusion that enabled the performer to levitate small objects like a steel ball. Tommy Wonder improved on Karson’s invention and applied it to other objects as well. Around 1997, Dirk Losander modified Tommy Wonder’s design and applied it to a small table, allowing the table to float.

One rumour holds that an unnamed Albanian magician in Yugoslavia invented this version of the floating table in the 1970s. In the greater magic community, however, this rumour is completely rejected because no one has ever produced any evidence to support the claims. And sadly, the only magicians who are now supporting this unfounded rumour are the same magicians who are found fully-supporting the knockoff producers, casting further doubt on the rumour’s claims.

The authenticity of the modern floating table is thus decided completely in favour of Dirk Losander based on his proof of invention, his blessings from the Tommy Wonder Estate, support from the magic community at large, and complete lack of any other evidence to suggest otherwise (1).

The effect

The magician shows a small table on stage covered by a small coloured cloth. He places a small box or candlestick on top of the table and takes hold of two ends of the cloth. The table then floats up under the cloth. The performer can release the cloth, relighting the burnt-out candle, or opening the box to show its contents. Taking hold of the cloth once more, the table comes to a rest on the stage floor and the cloth is removed showing there is nothing to be found. This illusion can be done with a spectator holding the other ends of the cloth as well.

Video

Unauthorized copies

Losander is known as “the Master of Levitation.” In the most famous part of his act, a table floats impossibly, darting around as if possessed. It’s not just his signature illusion, it’s his magical legacy. Losander sells his floating tables to magicians around the world. And they can cost a lot of money.

At least, that was until a knock-off started appearing on a Chinese website and other unauthorized copies comes on the market. These copies popped up like toxic mushrooms. They are trying to dominate the market and with their extremely reduced pricing, they can to a great degree.

But like Losander explain it, the cheap copies don’t work, but the websites would have you believe you’re buying the original product. In fact, one of them displays pictures of Losander’s own tables; it even embeds Losander’s promotional video (2).

Imagine you are the inventor of a magical product of art and some people in China or in other countries just copy it and steals your idea in your back without your permission. You have spent money, time, register the mark, given some lectures, spend thousand of hours of researches and developments and it’s happens anyway! The reward for you is to be copied illegally in any impunity? Is that a fair and respectable reward towards your hard creative work? Of course not!

We are sure that you can understand how damaging this will become for you if you were one of this inventor.

This is not only an illegal direct infringement but it is also misleading the consumers by giving them the impression that they are purchasing one original product. They are also selling it at a third of the price then what it retails for and this is affecting the business of your all dealers as well.

This is what Dirk Losander, the man who produce and invented Losander Floating Table™ have been dealing with a continuous problem with plagiarism and the illegal unauthorized production of his various models of tables.

Would you still show you on stage with a rip-off floating table? If you meet some magicians in the audience you can be sure they will think also you are just a plagist and your performance have no value. This will be known very quickly in magicians community and you will lost forever all your credibility.

We believe that will ultimately cost you more money that you need to spend for an original product. Think about it before to buy a magic product!

We do not want here to complain Dirk Losander or any other creator of magic products, but just give you all factors of a complete reflection that takes into account all the parameters involved.

Video


interview of Losander about copies in magic during “Master of Magic” in 2013 (Italy)

A piece of art

All Losander Floating tables™ are a fine piece of art. With it you’ll be able to produce genuinely art effect. You will be able to use magic as a tool to communicate with what we really are and share a great magical moment like a unique human experience.

Copies are poorly manufactured and mass produced with inferior materials and workmanship and can barely be performed properly!

Dirk have built his company on his back and have been a two man operation all these years, bring you quality, one of kind and unique hand made products, yes it is a rare and dying craft but please, help him keep it alive for just a little longer.

If Losander let all the beauty and power of his personal craft disappear, what are he left with? You buy something at your local authorized dealer a product made by him, you are not just getting a magic prop. You are getting a piece of him, his own personal magic, made with his own two hands, his sweat, and hard work and time and meticulous craftmanship. This is what you are paying for (3).

No two Tables, or boxes or any item you have ever purchased from them are the same. Every one is unique and has it’s own special character. This is true Wizardry.

People often ask « how Losander Floating Table™ works ? ». But they never ask « why Losander Floating Table works? ». This can be summarized in a few words: honestly, knowledge of craftsmanship and love of the job!

Dirk Losander design the tables and works with his father in the making of the Floating Tables since many years. We have admiration and respect to them. Every magicians support them when they buy an original Losander’s product.

What pros says about Losander Floating Tables™

Here below a video who says all you need to know to be convinced about the qualities of Losander Floating Tables™.

Sources :
(1)The illusion repository web site.
http://www.illusionrepository.com/repository/571/losander-floating-table/

(2) Pri’s the World April 03 -2013- Magician Jeff Mc Bride and his clone

http://pri.org/stories/2013-04-03/magician-jeff-mcbride-and-his-clone
(3) Losander me web site.
http://www.losander.me/epages/62364720.sf/sec6bdde30b08/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62364720/Categories/Copy

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