Posted by: star on Sep 30, 2008
David invites 8 spectators to come up on the stage. They make a circle around a round wooden table. David asks them to put their hands on the table their hands and slowly rise from their knees to lift the table. To surprise of all spectators it happens. 8 people begin to rise from their knees, touching a surface of the table only with the tips of their fingers, and the table rises behind them in air. Then David asks to lift one hand, then another, and then both. But the table continues to hang in the air. The next moment the table begins to move with the music. It lasts for a few minutes, then the spectators come back to their seats.
The secret of the trick focus is simple, as well as is ingenious.
Inside the table there are no devices, unless its weight - it's very light. The secret is in two spectators, who stand against each other at the table. They are marked on pic.1.
In their sleeves special devices are hidden, which allow to support the table from below and to take off their palms at the same time. On pic.2 the scheme is represented, for your convenience the device is very much enlarged; actually it densely adjoins to the bottom (invisible) part of a sleeve, has the accurate forms, and automatically goes inside the sleeve, when you unbend the elbows.
It's very easy to tear a cloth off the table, and here may be lots of variants: David simply pulls it and the cloth goes out of a clip, or the cloth does not get in the clip between the device and the table. When the table begins "dance", the couple, standing against each other, simply conduct it in the necessary direction; you can see it clearly on the tape - all people simply run after the table, and our couple drags it (pic.3). If you draw an imagined line between the woman in red, and the young man against her, you will see, that the table is inclined, precisely following this line; they simply simultaneously incline it in different directions.
This trick is very amusing. But it's very simple for such a great illusionist. You can make such a table, take a couple of friends and to entertain people at some B-day party.
Credits: Abdulov Timour and Sergey Malishev