Building Plans for the Chair Suspension Illusion
Building Plans for the Chair Suspension Illusion Have you ever wondered how the Chair Suspension Illusion is done? Well now is your chance to find out! Not only that, but you can build your own version with these detailed plans! This is the modern version of this very impressive trick which was first seen in circus sideshows. Magicians often did not perform it because the circus sideshows didn't employ magicians as a rule, sideshow roadies worked more cheaply. Today the illusion can be performed by even the youngest of performers. It can be performed under any type of condition, even surrounded. Often, performers will use a member of the audience. No special setup is needed for this completely self-enclosed illusion. The Effect:- On the stage with the performer are two folding chairs. These chairs might have been on stage all through the show. Perhaps they were used when the performer had members of the audience up on stage with him. Or the chairs can be brought onto the stage when the illusion is to take place. The chairs are set up in the center of the stage, facing each other. A heavy board is then placed across the back of the chairs. A person is requested to lie down on the board. This person can either be an assistant or someone from the audience. One of the chairs is then removed. The person and board appear to be suspended in mid-air. A hoop can then be passed over the person and down to the floor of the chair. The chair is replaced, the person is asked to step down and the board is then removed. The 9 page A4 booklet covers the following aspects:- Introduction Effect Secret Method Apparatus Performance Four pages of detailed diagrams for construction This illusion sells new for several hundred pounds - save yourself a fortune and build your own version at a fraction of the cost!