preloader

Dark

Light

Dark

Light

Scroll to top

The Sting by Bill Abbott and Lou Leventhal

“In 2006 Lou Leventhal was contributing to an an online forum about a ring flight routine that he had just performed for over 25,000 people at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. This seemed impossible to me. I had to find out what he was doing to make a traditionally close-up effect play in such a large venue for such a huge audience! I paid Lou a significant sum of money for a DVD performance of the routine and the right to perform it in my paid shows. After viewing the performance I realized that I had just got the deal of a lifetime and immediately started working on the routine. Fast forward to 2011. I have just returned from a great few days with Lou at his home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I had the joy of shooting one of the most incredible instructional DVDs I have ever had the privilege to produce. If you’ve ever dreamed of rocking a crowd of thousands with a trick that fits in your pocket – The Sting is for you!” What is The Sting? The Sting is a stage routine for the classic ring flight effect. What separates this from other ring flight routines, is Lou’s work to make it play for audiences of thousands of people. Instead of a simple “here’s your ring – now it’s gone – now it’s on my keycase” routine, Lou has weaved a believable story around the routine that is accessible to every audience. The Sting is a working professional’s detailed information on ring flight not available anywhere before. And it’s worth its weight in gold. 30 years of advice, direction and intensive instruction on how to bring YOUR ring flight (you know, that one that’s in your drawer!) onto the stage and in front or your audiences. Where most ring flight routines are a glorified stunt at best, The Sting is a commercial 5 minute piece with a script (included), a great premise, loads of interaction, laughs and all the details that you would expect from a successful professional routine. Lou introduces a con style premise that leads into a dynamic game of 50-50 odds with the ring as the ‘prize’. In the end the ring completely vanishes and reappears INSIDE of a zippered wallet and firmly attached to a set of keys inside the wallet. What makes the The Sting special? -The moment of the ring’s disappearance is unlike any I have ever encountered in a ring flight routine. When the ring disappears the performer is so far ahead he/she can really enjoy the moment as much as the audience. -The routine can work in any environment, up close and surrounded. Lou once performed this for 25,000 people with video support at an arena. -Unlike most ring flight handlings The Sting has eliminated all of that and makes it easy on the performer, so there is never a weak or questionable moment. No fumbling, awkward movements. Just magic.

Post a comment