To make a ball magically float in midair, use a ball with a hole in the back of it, stick your thumb in the hole, and position the ball properly to completely the illusion. Practice convincing your audience that the ball is floating on your command with a demonstration by a third-generation magician in this free video on magic tricks.
Hi, I'm magician Paul Weatherbee, and in this tutorial I am going to be talking to you about the floating ball trick. First, I am going to show you what it looks like. And then I am going to tell you how it's done. Here is my ball, in fact I've been told that this ball was buried with a zombie. That's right, a zombie, because it has magic zombie power in it, it can do many strange things. Watch, concentrate, concentrate. Whoa, look at it go, look at it float around on there. Floating in the air. Don't let it touch you or you'll become a zombie too. Oooooo. Alright, here's the secret to the floating ball trick. What you do is, you get a ball that has a hole in the back. This ball is called the zombie ball actually if you were to buy it in a magic store, there's another way to make this ball float, but you'll have to buy the trick to get that secret. Then, float it the way I was just doing it, just stick your thumb in the hole like that. Hold it like this and simply take your fingers away. And it looks like the ball is floating. From the back, it looks just like that. It's not something that you want to showcase in your performance. It's just something, a quick, quick little move that you can do. In fact if you buy the zombie ball at the magic shop there are many other tricks that you can do with it. And I really recommend getting one other then just putting your hole in it. Like I said there is another gimmick that you can use to really make it float. One thing I really want to tell you though is that you should never stick your pointer finger in the whole because if you do, sometimes you could pull your finger off like that. Oh, come on, it's just a gag, I'm just fooling with you. You don't really pull your finger off. That is the floating ball magic trick. I hope you have fun with it. I'm Paul Weatherbee, check out weatherbeemagic.com. Rock on and keep your magic strong.