It's not magic...it's art
While tourists may stare in amazement, in actual fact this trick is not that complicated - he is standing on a metal bar that extends from the pole and downwards via his leg- hence supporting bar for his body. It's not an illusion, it's art. The 'trick' for the artist is to avoid moving and to prevent the amounts of pins & needles that he will get because his blood supply will not be that active if he stands in one position for long periods! Occasionally they do move and that's when you can tell it's not magic at all (I would hope the likes of David Copperfield prove me wrong...but I don't believe there is a such thing as magic...): Photo Copyright Navjot Singh
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