Magic Levitating Golf Ball Trick

Intro: Magic Levitating Golf Ball Trick

Me and my friend found this out a couple of days ago. All you need is an air compressor, a golf ball, and a nozzle that lets you spray air when you press it. You'll find out what I mean in the next step.

This is my first instructable so it is not perfect.

Step 1: Materials

Here is a list of stuff you'll need.

1. An air compresser
2. A golf ball
3. A nozzle

Step 2: Hold It

Hold the golfball about 6 inches above the nozzle. Make sure the nozzle is pointing upward. Be sure to have your hand on the trigger of the nozzle.

Step 3: Blow It!!

Now shoot the air out of the nozzel and let go of the golfball a few seconds later. If you have a weak air compressor hold the ball closer to the nozzle. Now you can turn it to a 40 degree angle and it will not drop. You can use a practice ball and it will go much higher but you can't really turn it sideways so....

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    What are you talking about spamming, I got started on a related topic, then made a forum topic to cover it, people still reply to this though.

    Oh right, sorry launched into one, then realised, sometimes you get the odd person that calls it spamming to have a conversation on an 'ible... Even though all benefit...

    This is like the ping-pong ball and the hairdryer. But you need an air compressor for the golf ball because it has more mass. It's the Bernoulli principle (for the people who don't know). The ball stays in the air stream because it is in a lower pressure area. The higher pressure on the outside keep the ball in the air stream.

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    I feel bournoullis principle should be used to more effect, think how easy getting a lift would be if you didn't have to stop at floors for other people...

    Umm Elevators that blast masses of air up hollow tubes, there's an up tube and a down tube, the down tube has just enough air to slow descent but not falling quickly... People simply jump in their respective tube and grab handles to stop at their floor and open the door, since it would actually not take that much serious mechanicals it wouldn't be overly costly, the main expense being a fan powerful enough to do the job, none of the usual elevator equipment would be necessary and the original door would only need to be fitted with rubber seals and buttons for the insides of the tubes... Not sure about efficiency but coolness, defninitely, though in exceptionally busy buildings this concept could prove cost effective and even efficient...