The Anti-Gravity Card
Trick Effect & Routine:
Courtesy of: Ultimate-Magic.com
The spectator chooses a card. He can sign it if he wants. The card is then placed in the deck and the deck is shuffled. A rubber band is then rapped around the deck to keep anything from falling out of the deck, and to hold everything in. The deck is then thrown at the ceiling, and as the rest of the deck falls, the chosed card mysteriously stays on the ceiling, as if still trying to float up into the night sky....
Preparation:Simple trick i posted in the forums for someone asking about it. I seen this trick done once, my friend Adam did it for someone at his magic store, where i hang out all weekend. I dont even know if this is the right performance, but it works great. Heck, i dont even know the name of the trick i just made it up... anyways... all you need is a deck of cards, a rubberband, and magicians was, tape, or stickytac.
Ask the spectator to choose a card. You never even need to know what the card is, so it can be anything and you never need to know untill you find out at the end. As an additional option, you can have them sign the card for an additional effect. You could even creat a story line where you force them to choose a king and explain that he is an alien or something who isnt affected by gravity, USE YOUR IMAGINATION. Anyways, have them take a card or sign it or whatever, and put it in the deck. Then force the card to the top using whatever false cuts you want or whatever, to make them think you shuffeled their card into the deck. Then take the rubberband and put it on the deck liek this, take the rubberband and put it on a corner, then go to the opposit corner and wrap it around that corner. Say you wrap it around the bottom left corner, then go behind the deck, and put the other side of the rubberband on the top right corner. Not that complicated, jsut sounds like it is. That will allow the card to slip out of the deck in a moment. Now that the rubberband is on, then secretely put some magicians wax or whatever you decide to use on the top card, which just so happens to be their card. Then throw the deck at the ceiling. Let gravity do the rest. What happens is the card sticks to the ceiling, and sice the deck has more weight than the single card, it will fall, and the card will slide out of the rubberband, and the rest of the cards will fall down, still held together. This is a total baffeler if done correctly. Have fun with this one, and when you practice, make sure to have a ladder with ya....
If you know what this trick is really called and the actual performance, please reply to this message. It´d be greatly appreciated. If you are just now hearing about it, learn it. You wont be dissapointed at the reactions you´ll get.