We Finally Know How Street Performers Manage To Levitate For Hours On End

We Finally Know How Street Performers Manage To Levitate For Hours On End

You’ve probably come across this type of artist in the street at one point or another. If you have never understood how they perform their levitation trick, you’re going to see just how simple it is to float in the air.

In all magic acts, there is a “trick” and there is no exception for those who claim to be able to levitate. If you look closely, the trick is quite easy to see.

The Stick Shot

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If you look closely at what all of these performances have in common, there are two essential elements. First, there is a stick that supports the magician, and there is always a base that is hidden, either by a rug or by a second person. The base actually hides a pedestal or stand which the stick is attached to, in order to support the weight of the magician. The levitating person is therefore sitting on another structure parallel to the first that you can’t see, because it has to be camouflaged by the very often extravagant decor. There are therefore, two stands that are balanced by the stick and the performer doesn’t have to do anything, apart from sit still.

Check out the video above to see the trick deconstructed! 

Stacey Williams
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