61 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Animation / Defying Gravity
  
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Unknown To make a Card stand upright by itself on the Table tin slip Modern Magic 132
Unknown Der Karten-Jongleur card balances on hat or elsewhere, threadRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 71
Unknown Die Kartenbrücke long spread between hands that defies gravity, hidden rubber threadRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 72
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kartenturm severals cards placed upright on table to tower/house Der moderne Kartenkünstler 76
Unknown Magnetischer Kartenspiegel only selection adheres to mirror Der moderne Kartenkünstler 188
Unknown Karten- und Ei-Balance egg and upright card balanced on wand, card with needle insideRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 189
Unknown A Hypnotic Experiment cards adhere to each other and cling together, cards with thread preparation New Era Card Tricks 186
Unknown The Terpsichorean Card card stands upright on table, then even dances to music New Era Card Tricks 92
Unknown The Balanced Card on hat, threadRelated to New Era Card Tricks 146
Unknown The Bridge of Cards long spread between hands, elastic underneathRelated to New Era Card Tricks 170
Unknown Card and Egg Balance impossible balancing stunt with card and egg on wandRelated to New Era Card Tricks 198
Unknown Card Balancing single card (gaffed) or deck (ungaffed) stand upright The Art of Magic 23
Unknown The Valladon Cards on Glass cards adhere to sheet of glass, spectator shoots on glass but candle goes out, performer shoots and all cards drop except selections The Art of Magic 235
Tom Sellers New Magnetic Card card adheres to pencil Quick Tricks 23
Jean Hugard The Balanced Deck deck balanced on hand Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 3) 66
Neal Elias No Gimmick Card Spread long spread, using perpendicular cardVariations At the Table Tricks 18
Al Baker The Balancing Card thread The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 361
Charlie Miller Two Dollars and Aces aces appear in two envelopes that contained a dollar bill before, P&L Phantastic Card Reel for long spread in airInspired by The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 58
Karl Fulves Suspense card balanced between upright card case and deck, then it remains suspended (chair levitation like) when case is removed The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1134
Terry LaGerould Kinky-Pinky deck balanced upright on fingers while card rises Close-up Entertainer 66
Greg Wissmueller High Spread spread between the hands floats in the air Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 10) 401
Karrell Fox Ballast balancing card on back of hand, thumb tip Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 6) 493
Don England Long Spread wire gimmick Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 5
Paul Harris The Vacuum Cleaner Card Case case stuck to deck Close-up Fantasies Finalé 5
Gaetan Bloom One-Card Card Castle card stand on its edge, uncredited The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 190
Mike Bornstein Stretch Out long spread of card between the hands without visible support, rubber band Best of Friends - Volume II 544
Randy Wakeman Spreading it a Little Too Thin too long spread is suspended in mid-air, based on Neal Elias idea from "At the Table", perpendicular Formula One Close-Up 11
Meir Yedid Cliff Hanger long spread of card between the hands without visible supportRelated to Best of Friends - Volume II 546
Jerry Andrus Picking Up Card Spread Also published here
  • "Some Ideas With Ribbon Spreads" in Jerry Andrus' "Kurios Kards" 1973, p. 32
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 167
Steve Beam More? card case sticks to wall The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 168
Steve Beam Charged Cards several phases, apparently cards are charged with electric energy
1. single card rises from deck
2. half of a card stands on table on the long end
3. half of a card stands on table on the short end
4. four quarters of a card cling to the fingers
5. card spread is picked up (Jerry Andrus)
see also p. 243 for additional idea by Jim Surprise
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 161
John Riggs Airspread card spread in hands, one hand lets go, spread suspends in air, ungaffed The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 199
Steve Beam Airspread II gimmick version The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 12) 200
Hippie Torrales The Leaning Tower of Pasteboards card only supported on one side "floats" on handRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10, No. 2) 1309
Ken Krenzel The "Cases" Deck Levitation deck in case floats at hand Incredible Full Deck Levitation 6
Ken Krenzel 180° Magnetic Spin deck floats on finger and moves Incredible Full Deck Levitation 17
Ken Krenzel Incredible Full Deck Levitation paper clip gimmick Incredible Full Deck Levitation 1
Ken Krenzel Purist Non-Clip Variations ungaffed versionInspired by Incredible Full Deck Levitation 11
Ken Krenzel A Gimmicked Incredible Levitation alternativeInspired by Incredible Full Deck Levitation 14
Ken Krenzel, Hippie Torrales Hippie Torrales' Magnetic Spinner - Krenzel Variation deck floats on finger and movesRelated to Incredible Full Deck Levitation 15
Steve Beam Airlift deck is balanced on fingertips, various methodsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 619
Steve Beam Power Pack half of deck balanced on other halfVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 622
Scott Robinson Fan Flight half of deck balanced on other half, which is fanned The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 623
Steve Beam Carded business is suspended on other business card The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 635
John Riggs Back to Business card on hand The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 639
Steve Beam Light Spread long spread of card between the hands without visible supportRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 633
Ken Krenzel Powering Up Inspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 36) 654
Ken Krenzel Floating Deck deck on fingertips, in Leftovers The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 40) 736
Dan Harlan Auto Suspension deck of cards suspends on handRelated to The Minotaur (Vol. 3, No. 2) 8
Robert Parrish Do the Spirits Return? rapping hand answers questions, rising cards with the hand, card stands uprightInspired byRelated to Great Tricks Revisited 25
Terry LaGerould Kinky Pinky deck balanced upright on fingers while card rises The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 153
Patrick Snowden Tensegrity display construction with two cards and a pencil, impossible object, using thread and gaffed card The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 295
Joel Givens Lean Time deck stands upright on palm The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 60) 1155
Unknown Sticky Cards card sticks to wall, spectator cannot duplicate, static electricity The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 25
Lee Asher Erect Aces four aces stand upright on tableAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1299
Unknown The Magnetic Rise card sticks to handkerchief and is risen out of deck The Rising Card Book 9
Christian Scherer Sensitive Finger five phases blindfold routine with sense of touch presentation
1. finger print, by touch
2. think stop
3. rising card under handkerchief, magnetism presentation
4. card identity divination
5. location of selection
Inspired by
  • Al Koran's "Koran's Miracle Blindfold Card Act" in Lewis Ganson's "Routined Manipulation Part II", 1951
Related to
  • Carl-Horst Meier's "Ein Psycho-Kartenprogramm" in "Intermagic" Vol. 4, No. 1, 1976
Sensitive Finger 9
Lee Asher Put Your Treys in the Upright Position "Erect Aces", four 3s stand upright on tableAlso published here Close Cover Before Striking 9
Karl Fulves Magnetic Mix-Up two rubber banded halves on top of each other, bottom one is lifted when top one is lifted Under Tension 90
Karl Fulves Vulcan Deck rubber band around deck vanishes, then long spread between hand is madeInspired by Under Tension 81
Nico Scholl Tapped Deck is sucked back into card case while magician tries to remove it.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 20