Beer Can Floating On Air Trick


A  Soda or beer can appears to float in mid air. This free bar trick is easy and very convincing.

Effect : A cool pub trick where a soda / beer can appears to be stuck in mid air which you demonstrate by moving your hand over the can, to create the convincing illusion that the can is actually suspended in mid air.

Preparation :You will need, just a can, sometimes a cold can will work best as the condensation on the can makes it easier to slide.

Method : Hold the can in your hand, thumb on one side, fingers on the other, (towards the bottom of the can) simply release your grip slightly and the can will start to slide downwards, as doing this the hand needs to be gradually but slowly moving upwards, if the timing is right it will create quite a nice illusion that the can is suspended in mid air, the upward movement of the hand needs to be exactly the same as the downwards movement of the can.

Comments : This is a very simple cool pub trick. It is all in the timing, therefore it is worthwhile spending some time at home practicing. The result should be a very visual trick which will have your onlookers dumbfounded and maybe they will even pay out a drink for you.

If you want to try some really clever stuff, lots of great easy to do tricks and levitations are explained in the Street Magic Book which explains how to do lots of impromptu tricks quickly and easily, leaving your audience completely surprised.

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