How To Fly: Levitation 101 Back to Blog
About two years ago, I was lucky enough to see David Copperfield in Biloxi. I was less than fifteen feet away from the man…but I still couldn’t figure out how he did his illusions. And, no I wasn’t selected as one of his volunteers–a fact that still bothers me.
But let me get back to the title of this post: levitation. A few months ago, I was awoken at about 1 a.m. by Nick–he wanted to show me that he could fly. So, blinking the sleep from my eyes, I watched as he rose about four inches into the air, hovered for a bit, then slowly returned to the carpeted floor. At 1 a.m., it was a pretty awesome trick.
Nick had learned to levitate in the style of David Blaine (that’s Blaine levitating in the pic). When Nick levitated, he turned, put his back to me (actually, I think he was kind of diagonal) then he rose slowly, just a few inches. Well, I was impressed. Nick later did the tricks for our friends–sometimes it worked well, and sometimes there were a few…non-liftoffs.
I really thought David Blaine was the master of street levitation–until I saw Criss Angel go into the air. Criss didn’t just go a few inches. It looked like the man went up a few feet. And now, thanks to the magic of the internet and Angel’s apparent willingness to share his secret, we can all learn to levitate, his way.
So, if you want to learn how to levitate, watch this video clip. And you, too, can amaze your family and friends (although I wouldn’t recommend doing it at 1 a.m.!) Happy hovering!Tweet It