We have all seen street performances like rope walking, kids dancing and magic. But have you seen someone sitting in the air with just a stick in hand? Or better still one man balancing another man with just a stick and that too in a way defying physics?
There are performers doing this trick across the world and has left many people in awe because it looks so amazing.
BUT wait. This is no magic. There is a physics behind it after all.
The device used to perform this magic trick is actually pretty simple. It consists of three main components, which are:
- The seat
- The shaft, which extends up from the platform (and appears as a staff), into the sleeve of the performer, then down to the seat
- The platform, which is covered by some kind of rag or blanket (as shown in the picture), while the shaft and seat are covered by the baggy clothing of the performer.
For a trick that seems so complicated and amazing, it’s awfully simple. For a more in-depth description of how the performers “levitate,” watch the video below.