Introduction: LEVITATE Without Any Witchcraft and Like the Pros

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It’s really easy and really cool and its the way that most magiciens use ecept for the pors that can do it like 5 feet in the air. but if want to really stun your victims or audience then do NOT tell them how its done or do it when they ask you to do it (because then they will be ready for it and be looking for a trick)

Step 1: Getting Ready

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Now before we start i would like to tell you how to tell your audience how you levitate...
tell them that it took you a loooooooong time to master the ancient art of levitation, then say that you must concentrate very hard and fully believe that you can defy the laws of gravity (that is the "hardest" part of it), then say that you do a slow natural "jump" and stretch your entire body up to lift you body off the ground. Since most people can not levitate tell them that it is almost impossible to levitate any higher then a few inches. it is "very hard" to ace a landing which means that even if your only a few millimeters off then you will stumble and most likely tackle the nearest person or break a priceless vase(if you have any). And that is what you MUST tell them or else I will personally smack you on the back of the head.


but befor you levitate do not tell them what you are about to attempt does not work all the time but you must tell them to back up (or else they will see what you are doing.

Step 2: Levitating

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all you have to do is face your audience with a 45degre angle so that they can see everything EXCEPT the front of the "trick" foot. then lift you self up in the air with your trick foot so that it looks lick you are indeed levitating (it helps if you make it look hard and make grunting sounds and skwinch your face)

Step 3: Levitating Pt. 2

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here is an different angle of the magic trick.

if you want this trick to work then you MUST practice in front of a mirror many times so that you get used to not going to high up(if you go to high then they will see your trick foot)

Step 4: Another Way

you may also do it with a 45degre angle FACING the audience and lifting with one of your heels.
but the effect is not as good due to the fact that they can see that your trick foot is angles upwards(so just do it for a short period of time)


hover_boy (author)2016-02-23

Will this work?

hover_boy (author)2016-02-23

Will this work?

Zappzipper (author)2014-10-15

ha hard grunting hahaha u funny

botstarter (author)2013-01-03

nice trick, but not nice enough for some

golddigger1559 (author)2011-07-07

MIND FREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rock13191 (author)2011-02-25

can you put the video of this trick.
b'coz I'm unable to understand by photographs..

wickedsonic1 (author)2011-02-13

really cool but i already know it.....those people that do it really high actually are using another way...this is the balducci levitation. the pros use the elevator or others usually but most they require special equipment...i tried to find the elevator but you had to bye a string that retracts a piece of PVC pipe for 1oo DOLLARS!!! thats why i do this one.

conrad141 (author)2010-11-27

DUDE! I have the same shoes as you!!! What size??

saxmaster765 (author)2010-07-22

I was pretty surprised how easily people are fooled by this. All you have to do is randomly bring it up in a conversation to those who have never seen it before.

lobo_pal (author)2010-05-28

I might ask for a video. It is a difficult trick to understand without seeing. I liked the instructable as is though. Good job.

the poodleo (author)lobo_pal2010-07-20

its very simple when you have your two feet make sure the audience cannot see the front of one foot, then, with the front of the foot the audience cannot see, you lift yourself up, balancing on the toes of the foot.

smart one (author)2010-07-14

cool trick!

yoyojoeco (author)2010-06-25

what if your audience gets down on the floor and looks under you?!?

Captainstegs (author)2009-08-27

But you don't face your audience!!! Lets take facing your audience as being at 0 degrees if you only turned 45 degrees they could still see both of the fronts of your shoes. If you face away from your audience and then turn 45 degrees then you're in the ight position. Step 1 shows you facing away from the audience (less 45 degrees) in the perfect position to do the trick.

soccerdog248 (author)2008-08-17

mines better

brisingr (author)2007-02-08

I'm totally going to freak my sister out!

milamber (author)brisingr2008-05-26

did u read eragon or watch the movie if u saw movie first shame on u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

thoraxe (author)2008-03-12

Nice Shoes!

ferrisbuelleryourmyhero (author)2007-07-22

i have seen this in a magic trick book, and it does seem like a good one...but your whole instructable is kind of hard to under stand... lick? for like? or 45degre? for 45 degree? oh well, all in all, really interesting

x007steep (author)2007-04-17

there is a much better levitation called the kings cross i think its a modified version of this which is the balducci or something google it

acebandit (author)x007steep2007-07-11

king rising

x007steep (author)x007steep2007-04-17

and by the way if you do it right it works perfectly these are the levitations David Blain uses the trick is to excite the audience first with another trick the break it out but u must have the correct angle

babyboi512 (author)2007-06-08

stole it off mind freak :P

acebandit (author)babyboi5122007-07-11

actually.. the levitation that criss angel does is entirely different.. this was made popular by david blaine. this is called balducci levitation

duck tape dude (author)2007-03-29

this is cool!!

valentine101 (author)2007-03-23

hey i realy want to learn how but i dont get it

Luuke (author)valentine1012007-03-25

its the simplest thing ever... i believe the instuctable is clear enough. i dont know what elts i can say.

Unforgiven_God (author)2007-03-25

this is the stupidest trick ever you aren't levitating, you "audience" will obviously know what you are doing.

Chrislee (author)2007-02-28

Simplicity at its best. Congrats. And to FrenchCrawler...nice square...

Bad Donut (author)2006-11-12

Criss Angel shows another way how to levitate. Not as easy as this but alot cooler.

noahh (author)2006-09-30

I saw a dvd for sale showing you how to do it for get this: 40 bucks!

neo-rj (author)2006-09-02

this is also known as the Balducci levitation. and it is awesome. probably my first succesful magic trick. i've done this for a lot of people, some figured it out. its not very strong on deception, so i suggest doing this without warning the audience, and "float" for only a couple of seconds. before they know it, its over, and you've just seemingly defied gravity. do you know the King Rising levitation? its based on this, but much better angles, you can see both feet. well, also much harder to do. RJ

FrenchCrawler (author)neo-rj2006-09-02

I just did the instructable on King Rising with my wonderful camera.

Sk8rDuck (author)2006-09-01

I dont really understand what to do with my feet. Are you basicly lifting one leg up off the ground and standing on your toes of your other foot?

FrenchCrawler (author)Sk8rDuck2006-09-02

Yes. Pretty simple, yet effective.

FrenchCrawler (author)2006-09-01

There's another way that I know how to do it which involves using an object to cover up what you do (a coat, umbrella, etc). Perhaps I'll post it later, but it's real easy once you get the hang of it. You tell the spectator(s) that you need to find a "magnetic field" which will lift you off the ground, but you're really positioning yourself at an angle away from them (much like this one). Anyway , long story short, use object to show there are to wires around you while lifting the foot facing away from them out of your shoe and next to it. Lift up on that foot while pushing the footless shoe against it with your other foot and lower back down. Use object to distract spectators while you quickly slip your foot back in your shoe. That's the harder version, but more effective when you're more or less facing foward and they can "see" that you're not using your foot (little do they know).

I made the instructable, though I must apologize for the crappy photos.

trebuchet03 (author)2006-09-01

I'll post a video of me doing this freshmen year of college.... A+ because this is an awesome trick... and with enough showmanship, the illusion really works :D

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