Anti Gravity Card Levitation Trick
Amazing free card levitating stunt. Performed right in front of your spectator. Looks very convincing.
Effect: A seemingly random playing card is chosen from the deck and shown to the spectator. The card is then placed flat onto the magician's palm where, after a subtle magic wave of his other hand, the card is seen to visibly rise up from his hand. This looks amazing as there seems to be no explanation as to why the card appears to be floating on thin air. The performance and magic secret method are explained in the following video. Make sure and read the magic tips at the bottom of this page to help you perform this trick to maximum effect.
You Need: A deck of cards, glue or clear adhesive tape, clear flexible plastic strip, scissors.
How It's Done: Prepare your gimmicked cards as follows. Secure plastic strip to back of card as shown in video.
Clear flexible plastic can sometimes be found as part of the packaging of new shirts, used to support the collar. Otherwise there are many other sources of packaging where is should be able to be obtained.
The reason for trimming it so that it extends out from each end of the card is so that the thumb base and fingers can easily grip it. This makes the trick a whole lot easier.
Pressing lightly on each end of the strip will cause it to arch and raise the playing card.
Tips: Practice this trick in front of a mirror to perfect your angles so that the plastic strip is hidden from the spectator as the card is rising.
If you enjoy leaving your spectators wondering how you pulled of a seemingly impossible stunt then you might want to check out the Magic Card Melt Trick on this site which looks totally crazy to your audience as common sense would dictate that what they are seeing should be physically impossible. Check it out in the Card Tricks section of this site.