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March 02, 2006

How To Levitate

A while ago I saw David Blaine's Street Magic and kind of liked his levitation trick.

I looked up the explanation on line a while ago. For some reason I just thought I'd link it tonight.

It's the oldest trick in the book, so old, in fact, that most people haven't seen it, because most magicians think it's too hokey and silly.

But it kind of works-- it's an easy enough trick to practice.

If you saw Street Magic and are thinking, "No, that's not the way he did it, I saw him lift right off the ground when there was clearly a foot of space under his feet" -- well, that was just a shot done with him on a wire. The live shots with him interacting with a crowd are done via the very old-school Balducci Levitation technique.


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