How to Do the Hummer Floating Card Trick

Written by marshal m. rosenthal
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The hummer flying card trick is an amazing example of magic using a playing card. The card appears to float from one of your hands to the other before circling your body, and can even jump from a spectators hand and hover between him and you. Performing this trick takes a bit of practice and skill, but the results are so amazing that it will be worth the effort.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Playing card
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Fishing line
  • Magicians wax

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  1. 1

    Cut a piece of fishing line about 2 feet long with the scissors. Tape one end of the piece of fishing wire to the middle of the front of the playing card.

  2. 2

    Attach the other end of the piece of fishing wire behind your right ear using the Magician's wax.

  3. 3

    Hold the card by the edge and give it a spin as you release it. Catch the fishing line between the index and second finger of your right hand.

  4. 4

    Twirl the card using the fingers of your right hand. Raise the card up and down by lifting or lowering your right hand.

  5. 5

    Raise the card back up to your hand and hold it by the edge when you are done performing the hummer floating card trick.

Tips and warnings

  • Practice the hummer floating card trick with a partner who can tell you how it looks from the spectator's point of view.
  • Revealing the secret behind hummer floating card trick is a violation of the code of magicians and should not be done.

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