Criss Angel Magic Tricks Revealed
Criss Angel Card Tricks Revealed
- Criss Angel Card Tricks Revealed
Criss Angel in Mind Freak In this hub, you will learn how to perform four magic card tricks taught by none other than Criss Angel himself. Card Trick With Elvis Costello Double Card Prediction Aces...
Who is Criss Angel?
Criss Angel is one of the most well-known modern day magicians. MTV even went as far as calling him the "modern day Houdini". Well that's MTV. But if you have seen any of Criss Angel's magic demonstrations on TV or online, you probably were astounded, amazed, and dumbfounded with the demonstration.
Interestingly, Criss Angel does not claim to have supernatural powers. He even went as far as saying that he doesn't know anyone who can demonstrate to have supernatural powers. Criss Angel even offered a cool one million greenbacks from his own pocket to anyone who can prove that they have supernatural powers. This he did on national TV.
His rise to fame came with his television show "Criss Angel Mindfreak". In this show, he showed amazing feats like walking on water, levitating from one building to another, making cards move without touching it, and a lot more.
Criss Angel is of Greek decent and was born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos in December 16, 1967.
In this hubpage, we will reveal how Criss Angel performs some of his amazing tricks. Ready? Let's move on then.
Criss Angel Explains How He Floats
In the above video, Criss Angel explained how levitation is performed. This seems simple once you know how it's done. But to someone who has no clue, this levitation demo will seem authentic.
Remember that knowing how to do a trick is just part of the equation. Performance is equally important. Criss Angel is very good with misdirection. Notice how he directs attention to his arms while he removes his foot from one of his shoes.
A little theatrics also adds a lot to the impact of the performance. In most of his performances, you will see Criss appear to be concentrating real hard before a demonstration. It's all part of the show. Those grunting sounds too.
Chain Around Neck Trick Explained
Another Criss Angel illusion you can easily replicate is the Chain Around Neck trick. A chain is tied around Criss's neck and two guys pull from either end of the chain. Magically, Criss 'escapes' from the chain.
Again, Criss demonstrates his excellent ability to distract and use it to his advantage. The long hair helps to hide the fact that the chain around his neck was tied in a false loop. It wasn't really tied around his neck. He appeared nervous before he asked the guys to pull the chain as hard as they can. All part of the show.
View the video below to see how it was done.
Criss Angel Vanishes
Here's another short video showing Criss Angel vanishing right before your eyes. He's standing on top of table. He covers himself with a blanket. And poof! He's gone.
But if you take a closer look at the video, you will see that there's something not quite right. The shadows look a little different. You will notice that there's enough space under the table to accommodate a crouching Criss hidden Angel. =)
Magic Is All In The Mind
Magic is illusion. Even the great illusionists will tell you. They may engage in some small talk to distract you while they prepare their tricks but that's all part of the show.
Like I said earlier in this hubpage, knowing how a trick is done is but part of the equation. The delivery and performance often has the more explosive effect on the audience.
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