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How does David Blaine float?

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David Blaine uses two methods to appear to levitate. He performs the Balducci levitation trick for his spectators and records their reaction. He records a separate scene with the aid of wires, but without an audience. The videos are edited together to make it seem like he has levitated.

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The Balducci levitation trick is performed by standing a few feet from the audience and standing on the tiptoes of one foot (the one furthest from the audience's view) while the nearest foot is raised a few inches off the ground. This creates the illusion that both feet have been lifted off the ground.

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