How To: Do the elevation card trick

Do the elevation card trick

Learn the elevation card trick with this instructive how-to video. Fascinate friends with your ability to magically make cards rise up and out of a deck as if levitating.

You Will Need:
• A spectator
• A deck of elevation cards
• A table

Step 1: Have a spectator pick a card
Have a spectator pick a card but retain the bottom 12 cards. These are gimmick cards containing magnetic weights that raise any card touching them.

Step 2: Place card in the deck
Take the spectator's card and replace it in the deck.

Step 3: Cut deck and make sure card is next to magnet card
Cut the deck, replacing the magnetic card on the bottom of one half on top of the spectator's card on the top of the other half.

Step 4: Place deck next to fist
Place a fist on the table. Stand the deck in front of your fist, flipping the cards so that gravity lowers the weight in the gimmick, raising the chosen card stuck to the gimmick. Instruct the spectator to focus and watch as the card magically rises out of the deck.

Step 5: Unclick magnet before the spectator examines the deck
After the card rises, discretely unclick the magnetic gimmick that made the card rise.

Trivia: The term "hocus-pocus" dates to the 17th century, when performers invented the pseudo-Latin phrase as a magic formula.

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