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Super chair suspension

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Super chair suspension is levitation where a person floats in midair, supported only by the back of a fold-up chair.

A magician places two folding chairs facing each other, then he puts a board across, on top -- bridging the two chairs. Someone lies on top of this board, and the magician wraps her in cloth. He then removes one chair, leaving the board and the girl to hover, supported by the remaining chair. The magician finally removes the board itself, leaving the girl to hover.

Created by Jack Hughes in 1937 under the name Cataleptic Fakir.[1]


  1. The Linking Ring, February 1990, page 73