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I've been trying to figure out how this clown/magician did this levitating table trick after he preformed it on me about 15 years ago as a child. The "Breaking the Magician's Code" method doesn't explain it since he moves his leg away in view of the audience and there can't be a forklift behind the stage since he has performed this trick in his home as well.

The trick can be seen from 0:20 to 1:00 (it's in Dutch though)

I would be glad finally solve this mystery,

Best regards,


Hi Robert

One great thing about good magic is that, things we see, often years and years ago by a performer, sometimes by an uncle or grand father .... stay with us for life. That's what magic is all about. Why do you want to spoil that now?

It was just that which created so much controversy when The Masked Idiot started and continued to reveal secrets. Secrets that had been guarded for centuries. Also, he made it seem 'normal' to reveal them as if he somehow owned these secrets. He stole them and then gave them away to millions spoiling the magic forever.

BUT .... REAL magicians didn't really care about losing a few secrets as we all have so much more. As you said .... he revealed a stupid ancient method only used 100 years ago on a only lit stage. And the TV show producers and the public bought it!

Whist I have been known to discuss ideas about magic methods on 'allexperts' ... I would never ever do that in public mode. And that's how you have raised this question. Magicians ask me questions in Private Mode. So, sorry ... I have to stop here :-(


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