The audience views the performer from the front. The legs of the performer are obscured (usually by a coat or jacket), so that only the performer's shoes are visible. The performer then appears to rise, tilt sideways, and hover at least a foot above the ground. The effect generally lasts for about a minute. When both of the performer's feet reach the ground, the performer's legs are uncovered.
Advantages & Disadvantages
The Sooperman levitation method allows the performer to appear to levitate considerably higher than in the original Balducci levitation. This levitation also has the flexibility to be performed for a larger group of spectators. However, this method requires the use of cover (such as a jacket) during the performance, which makes the levitation look less natural. Also, this illusion uses a gimmick, which means this variation is not completely impromptu.