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Everyone enjoys a good magic trick, so I present to you the Incredible Jumping Rubber Band Trick.

This trick involves a rubber band that gets wrapped around two fingers. By doing nothing more than lifting your fingers, the rubber band appears to instantly transport itself to the other two fingers on your hand. It sounds simple, but I'm always amazed how confused people get when I show off this trick.
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Step 1: One Rubber Band

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This trick involves all of the fingers on your hand except for your thumb. Wrap a rubber band around either the two fingers on the left or the right. It doesn't matter which, as long as the rubber band isn't on your middle two fingers.

Step 2: The Secret...

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This is the important step to making the rubber band jump. This is the step that you want to do as quickly as possible so your audience doesn't catch on to what you are doing. I'm always surprised that people don't actually catch on faster...

Make sure the rubber band placed around your two fingers in the previous step is below your knuckles. Use your other hand to quickly grab the rubber band from the palm side. Bend your four fingers and put them through the rubber band and let the rubber band snap back in place.

So at this point, the rubber band should appear to be around two fingers on the back side of your hand and around four fingers on the palm side.

Step 3: Make the Jump

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Once you have the setup finished, hold your hand up with the back facing the audience. As quick as you can, extend all four fingers straight up, and it will appear as if the rubber band magically jumps from finger to finger.

Once you have the basic move down, this can be dressed up as seen in the attached animation.
KarimE17 months ago

Do u know why i saw this? its beacause i knew it from my cousins and decided to see if other people know it

colonelb31 year ago
Awesome trick but everyone seems to already know it
learned this awile ago
KnexFreek5 years ago
 how do u make the picture on page one do that ???
woofboy111 (author)  KnexFreek5 years ago
It's an animated gif made in Adobe Imageready.
 SPEAK ENGLISH!!! LOL im joking, but seriously, i am terrible with computers, but that sounds cool!!!
woofboy111 (author)  KnexFreek5 years ago

There you go.  Nice tutorial.  Apparently my software is outdated and they don't make Imageready anymore...
tjmax1395 years ago
this is awesome i am a expert on it
yerbah15 years ago
i did it sum how and can't figure it out again
sharlston5 years ago
nice ible its really cool and well written :)
iectyx3c6 years ago
This trick gets my VOTE. It took me a while to figure it out because you describe, but do not show the secret move (see my photo here). otherwise, fantastic!
Re-design6 years ago
Nice trick! I never learned this in the second or third grade. I was too busy trying to learn to read and write.
dodo916 years ago
i learned this in second grade.
MrGreggan6 years ago
This is a good trick to learn if you are in need of physical rehabilitation for a hand injury. David Copperfield features this simple trick and many others in his "Project Magic" program which is used in hospitals all over the world.
granjef36 years ago
i learned this in 3rd grade great trick