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From: mrb_bailey
Date: Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:12pm
Subject: the girl that can't be picked up by the boxers

the effect... girl gets into ring. Derren gets a big boxer to lift the
girl. 1st time he can... Then he does his bit. the next time the boxer
can't lift the girl... heres how you can do this.

Well I can't say for sure if this was how the trick was done; but the
effect of what was done is easy to recreate.

For anyone that has done ki-aikido there is a thing called unraisable
body. The basic idea is to teach you that if serveral people can't
lift you up at once, then there is no way the person you are pinning
to the floor will be able to lift you(get up). A good example is a
naughty toddler not wanting to move then going dead on the floor and
somehow they weight 400 times more than they should.
I've not idea why it works I've only been doing aikido for a year and
the aikido people call it using KI. There are a whole load of other
"magic/mind control effects" to be had out of it. but if you show a
person who does aikido and call it magic or mind control you'll be
laughed at.

So here the thing. the girl knows aikido or he tells her how to do
this just before. Derren does his bit and sells the effect and does it
very well. Which is most important bit.

Mean while she does the work. 1st lift she goes tence and can be
lifted. The second lift she uses KI (yes I know its odd but you get
use to it) and big stong man gets his first taste of aikido. she can't
be lifted.

There is one guy (the biggest) who can lift her. Now this might be
just part of the whole selling the effect or it could be that she
looked at him and lost her concentration, went tence and up she went.


what do you think?

RepliesAuthorYahoo! IDDateSize
2945: Re: the girl that can't be picked up by the boxerswayneryderwayneryderFri 28/02/20033 KB
2947: Re: the girl that can't be picked up by the boxersmrb_baileymrb_baileyFri 28/02/20035 KB
2950: Re: the girl that can't be picked up by the boxersnxnzerxnxnzerxFri 28/02/20035 KB
2946: "My Derren Dream"Ben WaddingtonfalsedogFri 28/02/20034 KB
2969: Re: "My Derren Dream"ekefkaekefkaSat 01/03/20032 KB

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