Floating Bill And Small Objects Levitation
David Blaine demonstrated a classic object levitation on his TV special
where he asks a spectator to watch while he picks up a leaf and causes it to
levitate above his hand.
This appeared to be totally impromptu which made it even more impressive.
This type of levitation is performed by using "invisible thread"
which can either be purchased as a proprietary brand from good magic
suppliers or by separating some fine polyester thread into individual
strands and using a single strand.
One end of this strand should be attached to some sticky tape and placed in
the mouth between the gum and cheek or a high shirt button while the other
end can be placed at the right moment to a solid object ( In David Blaine's
case, possibly the tree.) The magician then stands at the correct distance
so that the string is tight and the object ( a bill or a leaf) wrapped
around the thread which is above the magicians hand.
This should look like the magician is just scrunching up the note in the
palm of their hand.
By using very small movements of the head or body, the magician can then
tighten the thread causing the note to rise and is also able to move his
hands around the object to show that it really is levitating.
The object can then be made to return to the palm and be examined by the
The magician can then casually walk away, allowing the thread to break which
is not a problem as it it can easily be renewed.
This trick is also performed more smoothly and discretely by use of an
ITR which is used by professional magicians. This is
a very useful piece of equipment which you can find more information on by
clicking on the Magic Shopping link on the left and even order online.
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