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The matchbook version of this trick was endorsed and highly recommended by Genii Magazine. This version, performed with a typical box of matchsticks, brings this levitation to additional heights!
The magician displays a box of matches and completely removes the drawer. The spectator is invited to remove two matchsticks from the drawer (or the magician can do it) and hands one to the magician. The magician explains (for example) that wooden matches can magically hold a "charge" similar to electricity.
He demonstrates that the wooden matchstick will readily come in contact with the other matches in the drawer. By simply rubbing the match on his sleeve, (or blowing on it, etc.) he claims that the match is now magically charged and will resist the other matches.
The magician releases his hold on the matchstick above the matchbox drawer with all but one finger touching it, and it remains suspended! The magician explains that, "It seems the matchstick may be attached to my finger - until I pull my finger away," and actions match the words! The matchstick remains suspended and floats above the matchbox! By waving another match under, behind, over and all around the floating matchstick, the magician demonstrates that there can be no possible means of support.
He then plucks the matchstick out of the air, demonstrates again that there can be no possible support by passing the match through the area in which it floated, and if desired he can once again cause the match to float! The matchbox is again reassembled and shown all around. If desired, the matchbox and matches can be handed out for examination.
This effect is completely self-contained, can be done ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, and is very EASY to do! This is the BEST, most COMPELLING, HIGHEST FLOATING, simplest self-contained close up floating match effect on the market today! NO HOOKUPS! ALWAYS READY! COMPLETELY SELF-CONTAINED! NOTHING TO RESET!
"After 20 years I am thrilled to see such wonderful advances with my little floating match concept. Great job Steve!" -- Ben Harris
"You carry with you the power to fool and the license to deceive!" - Aaron Smith
Every time I have shown this killer effect, the audience has been nothing less than astonished! Can a matchstick get hot? This one causes a meltdown of the brain!
Each one of these items is meticulously hand made with close attention to every detail. Each one is inspected and tested to make sure it is PERFECT! These are sturdy, and with PROPER CARE, they will last indefinitely. After HUNDREDS of performances, they are BUILT TO LAST!
There are no suspicious moves, no bending of cards or other out of place manipulations. Shufton’s matchbook version of this trick has been labeled the “Cadillac” of close up levitations. Well, this one then must surely be the ROLLS ROYCE of close up, self-contained match levitation effects! The match floats higher than in any other similar trick! The spectator can remove the match from the drawer herself, adding an element of natural innocence that sets her up to be absolutely STUNNED!
The time put into each unit and the careful meticulous construction and attention to detail will not be found in ANY similar effect. Most importantly, this will amaze your audience! This is a professional prop of the highest quality - for the magician that wants to use the very best. Great difficulties had to be overcome to bring you this - THE ULTIMATE FLOATING MATCH!