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    How to Levitate...step by step directions

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    1. About 10 feet from the spectator


    1. Stand in front of the person, facing away, with your body positioned at about a 45-degree angle to the person's point of view.
    2. Turn so that they can see your left foot and heel, and the back of your right heel.



    3. Use your hidden right toes to slowly push yourself up a few inches, keeping your heels together.
    4. Remember to keep the heel of the foot closest to the person level with the ground, to provide a sense of level levitation.
    5. Hold the position for 2 or 3 seconds, then let yourself down quickly, avoiding sudden moves or shudders.
    • This trick is best done in the evening when there are shadows to hide your right foot, also, try to position yourself so that the shadow is concealing your foot in relations with where your audience is.
    • Angle is everything. Practice this in front of a mirror or another person. Lack of practice will surely give you away.
    • Turn so that they can see your left foot and heel, and the back of your right heel. If they see your right toes they will see how it's done.
    • Try to be subtle when doing this. Don't just say, "I'm going to float now." Say instead something like "Now watch my feet closely" to make the person focus on the illusion. Make sure every one is on one side of you.
    • Levitation is powerful magic indeed. Appearing weakened and out of breath after settling back down is one way to illustrate how powerful and difficult levitation is.
    • There's a good video called "The Self-Levitation Video" starring Michael Maxwell and Paul Harris, which is dedicated to the Balducci Levitation, and contains lots of psychological subtleties which help to sell this effect.
    • Bend your knees when coming down or act like you fall down after "stopping levitating while in mid air"
    • Cut a hole in one of your shoes letting your foot out, this will increase your view-area (people can look from more places)
    (from http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-the-Balducci-Levitation)

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    I usually make a big fuss when I do this for somebody. I always go.."well I haven't done this in a while." I use misdirection by putting my hands straight out in front of me, then make it look like I push down on the air.

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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    LOL. Nice tutorial......

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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    I didn't write it or include pics, just putting the info out there for ppl who enjoy defying the laws of physics....kinda sorta
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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    Wow. Who knew big feet had purpose?
    If I knew where I was going, I might already be there. -- Cross Canadian Ragweed.

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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    Its all fun and games till you ruin a good pair of shoes. LOL

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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    never pay for beer. do this for drunks in a bar and tell them you're a god and will unleash your TRUE power if they don't buy you drinks....

    been there, done that.
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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    wow kewl sumthn 4 me 2 try....
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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    Probably not a good thing to learn with Bob and Vic
    If I knew where I was going, I might already be there. -- Cross Canadian Ragweed.

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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    it should be easier then...dont ya think?
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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    Good point.
    If I knew where I was going, I might already be there. -- Cross Canadian Ragweed.

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    Re: How to Levitate...step by step directions

    I gotta try this!!

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