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.
Thanks for reading!
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CrissLover on September 27, 2013:
To be honest! I knew all this before I read it however when I read this here, there was a little part inside me screaming and crying and wanting everything that was said here not to be true because the truth is that I really love criss! And even though I know the truth Im still really upset!I just really really really love criss Im his little Angel even though he may not know Im even alive! Im always there wherever he is! And even when he is 99 years old I will still love him and I will still be his little angel
poo on December 24, 2012:
JOHN on December 01, 2012:
IAMNOTCRAZY on November 29, 2012:
Well,actually why did he reveal his tricks?It'll ruin his career.
noveus kalous on November 25, 2012:
I now how he does his tricks he has a buddy thy pass in he helps him perforom these trick
Mary on November 23, 2012:
i liked him..not now
heather on October 22, 2012:
you are soooooo cool!!!! i love all your magic and i just love you soooooooo much!!!!! i wish i could come to one of your performanes!!!!!!!!!!! :) please reply!!!!!!!!!! i'm 10 years old!
Lol on August 25, 2012:
Amazing. How he does he's tricks bravo
chris on July 10, 2012:
win i first saw the i that this was rill
joshua on April 10, 2012:
hay those are koole but i now more of criss angels magick tricks,lick levitashion
isabella on April 05, 2012:
He is so coool and hot
zean lloyd c.cuares on April 03, 2012:
criss angel is my idol and he freaks me out!!!....
gilbert villalpando on March 23, 2012:
criss u r soooo cool i do magic 2 i tell every 1 that i do magic 4 that i learn from u.u r my IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!criss replay back at email@example.com
Jonathan on March 09, 2012:
see i don't understand why people like to say magicians like criss angel are FAKE, or SETUP everything . i have one word, duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!!!!!! 3 words, illusion, sleight of hand, and misdirection. Those are the 3 steps to setting up a perfect magic trick, hell you only need 2 of them to make a really kick ass trick. Sleight of hand and misdirection. large scale illusions take more professionalism, practice, and every stupid skeptics favorite word, FAKE. they have to be setup, come on you really think that anyone can do that for real? come on study this shit all the time, i know what i'm talking about, take my word for it people!!!! lol Also there are 2 types of audience and bystanders in his performance. The ones that are actors and put up to the trick with him, and the ones that rally do not know wtf is going on. Its the brilliant mind of a magician people.
mina on February 27, 2012:
he look very scary haaaaaaaaaaa....... but his tricks is amazing
alex on February 25, 2012:
ha now i know how he floats
jack12 on February 21, 2012:
you are so cool
liam on February 19, 2012:
you are thee best
再度感动 on February 18, 2012:
matt g on February 14, 2012:
I have respect for the guy he never said he had supernatural powers, he just made a big show of it and other people started to say things about him. It was all part of a very well done act and i applaud the young man for his efforts. He enraptured many people and with the internet at our fingertips it is harder and harder to be able to pull off the illusions he has done so convincingly.
criss consultant on January 01, 2012:
criss is a nice guy i work with him he just makes illusions that make peaple freak out trust me
dhruv rox on December 30, 2011:
how did he do that trick where he went down a slide and turned 10?and did that women get joined ever again?how could she just walk....er sorry....LIMP away on her upper body?she should be dead!cristopher is mindfreaky but awesome!
Jlee on December 29, 2011:
criss you are so mindfreaking awesome
savannah bartley on December 19, 2011:
i used to love chris angel but i fuigured it out on myself here's what i fugierd out he practickly tried to be god by walking on water i SO..... AGREE CHELLY AND NASHE
Chelly on December 18, 2011:
I used to like him, but for some reason he seems evil and creepy to me now. Somebody gave me a deck of his cards, and i had to throw them out. They had an evil feel to them. I don't know if he is evil, I just know that he is wearing the uniform of a satanist. Even his name creeps me out now that i took the time to think about it. I enjoy magic and illusions but not that much. My gut tells me that something is not right with him in a spiritual sense, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
Nashe' on November 18, 2011:
cris angel is evil, i use to love his show but when i did research bout him and found out that he was a satanist everything changed. i wish i never wtchd his show,cos he is fake anyway pls don't try to be God!!
baasil on November 11, 2011:
love ur magic's
wish that u can come and make some magic in maldives...
star on October 09, 2011:
I LOVE MINDFREAK!!!!!!!!!!
Even though i live far from las vegas i went to his show over 10 times in the past 2 years.I only missed 1 new episode when it just came out.
ryty on October 08, 2011:
this guys an rtard
ulises on September 12, 2011:
this is f---k awesome
candy on September 08, 2011:
mindfreak!!!!!! to believe it or not,he's mind freakkkkkk!!
mohit goswami on August 25, 2011:
Dorritos on August 19, 2011:
walking on water was a 2 foot wide sheet of plexiglass that stretched the length of the pool. the woman that swam under him, just went along with it.
MrAmericanSux on August 05, 2011:
What about walking on water???????
DraMa~MonSteR on July 31, 2011:
All these things are really cool! Thx for showing them. There funny to know. I do admit some of the things are reallyMindFreaky"
Srijit on July 31, 2011:
He must have a supernatural power, because he cuts a stranger selecting from a park into two parts, which is even impossible with tricks. In India there was Shai Baba, who just died few months ago. I guess Criss Angel is also like Shai Baba.
Alex on July 18, 2011:
I like Criss Angel but Believe (LAs Vegas) is the worst show I've ever seen. I went in Vegas in 2009. You'd better watch ''O''. That rocks, seriously. Follow me on Twitter if you want to share your opinion. AleBuca
ccea on July 16, 2011:
Criss Angel rocks my friend got me in to him hes hot!
bdr on July 11, 2011:
he is a lie
sleepyhead 88 on July 10, 2011:
hey criss, i really love ur magic!! you rock!!! i'm your biggest fan here in the Philippines!! please e-mail me..
Envy on June 24, 2011:
Wateva magic is science and science is magic. wateva criss Sarantakos z doing z a trick question.
ronnil on June 24, 2011:
SHARJEELLABSCHOOL@GMAIL.COM on June 19, 2011:
i saw some magic tricks
Lincoln Nebraska Water Damage on May 29, 2011:
Criss no hows to trick people, that's why he is so good. He would be a great insurance agent
ramya on May 20, 2011:
criss ilove u and i want to meet u so plz come to andhra pradesh in india
leonscott1000 on May 18, 2011:
Chris angel is so evil and he sold his soul to the devil what's up with that dude! wowwwwwwww!