r/blackmagicfuckery Feb 04 '23

Can someone explain how he does this?

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u/tchattam Feb 04 '23

He cut his legs off, then picked them up to hold onto with his torso.

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u/futureman07 Feb 04 '23

I mean.. Duuh 🤦🏽‍♂️

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u/Technical_Scallion_2 Feb 04 '23

It’s like they didn’t even watch the video

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u/Guardian-Ares Feb 05 '23

I was expecting no. 85 to disappear behind the dude in the foreground. Disappointed.

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '23 edited Feb 05 '23

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u/PBB22 Feb 05 '23

Good bot

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u/ScoopDat Feb 05 '23

I'll never understand why this post-irony sarcastic comments are always the most upvoted answers to questions..

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '23 Stonks Rising

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u/_CottonBlossom_ Feb 05 '23

Exactly. I hate having to scroll through either witty attempts or arguments among strangers just to find the answer that most people are asking.

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u/II-scxriptsx-II Feb 05 '23 Bravo!

mate ur making it worse making others having to scroll through all of ur stupid comments

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '23 edited Feb 05 '23

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u/PizzaboySteve Feb 05 '23

Not me.

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '23 edited Feb 05 '23

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u/Compendyum Feb 05 '23

Top comment will always be unrelated, and will open a even bigger thread with millions of comments saying the same

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u/tolllz Feb 05 '23

It seems you haven’t understood why Reddit exists. Everyone thinks they are funny

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u/ScoopDat Feb 05 '23

That's fine, but with literally the same formulaic joke? It's precisely the same exact thing with fill-in-the-blanks context to make it relate to the topic/question being asked.

I just don't get it how it can be THAT funny after the first time.

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u/Upset_Letter_9600 Feb 05 '23

I don't know anything about magic but he looks like he created an elaborate mannequin outfit?.

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u/ImNotYou1971 Feb 05 '23

You’ve got a lot to learn about this town sweetie

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u/clowdeevape Feb 05 '23

Oh Phyllis, you magnificent cunt

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u/Redditdrifter0 Feb 05 '23

It’s because it’s funny. Duh

It’s like you didn’t read the comments.

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u/Any_Coyote6662 Feb 05 '23

If you click on that white line on the left side it collapses entire threads. Makes it easier to bypass the threads

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u/bencropley2thereben Feb 21 '23

That's handy. Thanks mate.

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u/MAEMAEMAEM Feb 05 '23

Welcome to Reddit! First time?

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u/dill_llib Feb 05 '23

It’s like there’s some dumb bot that just spits them out

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u/ElfUppercut Feb 05 '23

I think my brain is broken, because watching the video my first thought was “man, how strong your arms must be to hold your top half up like that” then my brain caught up

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u/Guardian-Ares Feb 05 '23

It's clearly the "rock climbers vs pro lifter" grip.

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u/BigBaldFourEyes Feb 05 '23

Don’t forget leg day.

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u/Origamicrane89 Feb 05 '23

Like, don't actually forget them. Leaving them home while you are at the gym would be less than ideal.

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u/aintnofoolin53 Feb 05 '23

Yolked Hammies

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u/nedTheInbredMule Feb 05 '23

Exactly. Some people are just idiots, ya know. Not me and you though.

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u/Quimbology Feb 05 '23

No. I’m an idiot too, but also want the answer.

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u/nedTheInbredMule Feb 05 '23

So me, you, and tchattam, then. That’s four of us.

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u/Actual_Necessary6538 Feb 05 '23

I want in so there's at least a 5 some...

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u/lastcallhangup Feb 05 '23

hey guys, my mom dropped me off.

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u/IranianLawyer Feb 05 '23

Totally worth it when you realize how many views/likes he got for this clip.

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u/TheSkinnyJ Feb 08 '23

Tis but a scratch.

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u/Azurebluenomad Feb 04 '23 Silver Ally

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u/Koovies Feb 05 '23

Even seeing that, the way this dude does it, I can't believe it

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u/grizznuggets Feb 05 '23

He took that trick to a new level, kudos

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u/Llamatook Feb 05 '23

Yea he’s invested serious time into that setup.

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u/SomeToxicRivenMain Feb 05 '23

He kept the pants really stiff and wore a longer jacket it works a lot better but costs more money. Man was committed to this one

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u/bigwinw Feb 05 '23 edited Feb 05 '23

Looks like he even put in some mannequin legs into the pants

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u/UnbelievableRose Feb 05 '23

Yeah he’s definitely doing something differently- the slant of the calves here is impossible to achieve with the method in that video.

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u/nicksama88 Feb 05 '23

I’m guessing he has a weight in the upper portion of the jeans to act as a counterbalance.

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u/max9275ii Feb 06 '23

And that’s exactly why he’s standing right on the field when there’s no one even allowed in the stands. Guys following his dreams!

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u/FkdUp2020 Feb 04 '23

Ya da mvp

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u/Azurebluenomad Feb 04 '23

No you da Man

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u/scissor_diquiri69 Feb 05 '23

you da man steve

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u/cesar_cesar_ Feb 05 '23

Thank you stranger and take my vote

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u/KnlghtLlghts Feb 05 '23 edited Feb 06 '23

TLDW: Is wearing a long Flannel that's cut in the back so it hangs. Is also wearing /holding a long pair of pants that are cut part way so he can hold them up, and wear them at the knees . He then shifts his entire body to the right so it looks like he's floating but is actually still wearing the pants. The waist area of the pants are stuffed. The Flannel and Pants are blocking the shifted torso.

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u/oldsadgary Feb 05 '23

And here I thought he was just a double amputee holding onto a pair of animatronic legs

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u/bootrick Feb 05 '23

Was my first thought as well

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u/Digolden Feb 05 '23

Thanks for the link, I watched it on mute and it felt like the guy was over explaining the trick. Maybe I’m wrong. Nonetheless it was a cool trick. Cheers

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u/Korncakes Feb 05 '23

Dude, watch it with volume and see how long you last. Over explaining the trick is a fucking understatement.

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u/Digolden Feb 05 '23

Mate I tried and you’re right I didn’t pass 30 sec mark! Old mate here says they make BS videos long so get paid from YouTube.

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u/Weelki Feb 05 '23

You didn't feel like he was talking directly to you with "Hi guys"?

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u/eznahman Feb 05 '23

THey do this so youtube can pay them for the video. Videos must be over 5 minutes long to be considered "quality content". SO he is bullshytting to get monetized. 90% of youtube videos are like this. Over 10 minutes u get the most amount of money.

It will be like "how to plant a plant" and the video will be 11 minutes long...Now u know why. Kudos!

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u/Digolden Feb 05 '23

Thanks for explaining this. it makes sense.

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u/MrDurden32 Feb 05 '23

Yeah it literally only needed the 20 seconds at 3:25. The 'Skip to highlight' comes in really useful for this kind of stuff. I think it's from the sponsor block extension I'm using?

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u/iam98pct Feb 05 '23

I thought I was the only one annoyed watching it in mute.

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u/PaRaDiiSe Feb 05 '23

Skip 3 mins if you don’t care about the whole setting up.

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u/youkickmydog613 Feb 05 '23

100% expected to be rick rolled

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u/Aggravating_Pea7320 Feb 05 '23

Im sooooo gonna scare the shit out of my kid when I wake her up for school tomorrow.

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u/hateitorleaveit Feb 05 '23

Answer is at 3:37

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u/dryfire Feb 05 '23

That guy is so YouTube it hurts.

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u/RaiseMany523 Feb 05 '23

What's wild about the post compared to that is the height. The dude made it look like it really would if you were cut in half.

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u/grimatongueworm Feb 05 '23

I wanna cut that guy in half. Annoying AF

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u/WhootieCutie Feb 05 '23

Was not expecting theDanocracy.

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u/AdnorAdnor Feb 05 '23

Thank you!

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u/FAmos Feb 05 '23

Thanks 😊 he was wearing the pants

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u/ScottyMcBoo Feb 05 '23

Thank you!

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u/zdada Feb 05 '23

Jesus Christ this guy has some intense church youth group leader on cocaine energy and I can’t stand it.

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u/InvolvedBusinessMom Feb 05 '23

Take my love and gratitude for next Halloween dear stranger.

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u/mrjharder11 Feb 04 '23

It's a dude walking around in squat mode. The torso is mostly fake as well as the upper legs and waist. I'd imagine it's pretty easy to see from behind this guy, but facing forward it creates a cool illusion.

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u/MrK521 Feb 04 '23

This explains the setup, but it’s also edited lol. Play it frame by frame and watch the letters on the background under his shirt.

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u/MisterRound Feb 05 '23

Not seeing what you’re talking about

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u/founderofshoneys Feb 05 '23

I can tell from the pixels and seeing quite a few of these in my time.

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u/dporges Feb 05 '23

Kids today, they wouldn’t get this.

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u/ilford_7x7 Feb 05 '23

Good to see the classics still respected

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u/truffleboffin Feb 05 '23

Aye. It’s an old magic but it still holds some power

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u/ipariah Feb 05 '23

A classic, thank you

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u/funkycat75 Feb 05 '23

Bless your heart.

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u/Haptiix Feb 05 '23

You’re the GOAT for this comment

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u/bigdbillium Feb 05 '23

i think what your seeing is a symptom of the very fake torso

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u/ThemDawgsIsHell2 Feb 05 '23

Is that not just artifacting from the poor quality ?

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u/teb8913 Feb 04 '23

Magnets 🧲

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u/opeth2310 Feb 04 '23 All-Seeing Upvote

Science bitch

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u/wb420420 Feb 05 '23

Science is a liar sometimes

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u/L4ND0N Feb 05 '23

Jesser

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u/ImHereForFreeTacos Feb 05 '23

How do they work

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u/TBCrazy05 Feb 05 '23

Magnetic field, little bit of divine interference, and a whole lot of AMERICAN SPIRIT BABYYYYY WOOOO

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u/teb8913 Feb 05 '23

As long as it’s the teal pack.

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u/kimmer2k Feb 05 '23

what’s this from? i thought the magnet reference was from a Feynman interview.

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u/OwnRow7627 Feb 04 '23

This has got to be the best answer!

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u/unresolved_m Feb 05 '23

How do they work

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u/Traditional-Ebb-8380 Feb 04 '23

Severe Scoliosis

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u/Fruitboots Feb 04 '23

Serious uneducated answer: Likely a frame that he sits in, and the top half of the pants are weighted to counterbalance his torso. That's why he kind of waddles around. Probably doesn't look too convincing from behind.

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u/OneMoistMan Feb 05 '23

You over complicated it. All you need is scissors and clothes that are too large. Someone posted the explanation vid above

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u/pappyvanwinkle1111 Feb 05 '23

He's beside himself.

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u/lemmefixdat4u Feb 04 '23

This is what happens when you volunteer for being sawn in two, then in the middle of the act the magician has a heart attack

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u/billwoo Feb 04 '23

Can someone explain WHY he does this?

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u/sarlackpm Feb 05 '23

Then look on his face should explain it

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u/ImBruceWayne69 Feb 05 '23

There are a lot of really good health benefits of sawing yourself in half.

Source: I have a PhD in sawology

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u/DippyTheDingus Feb 05 '23

He is crouched over, from any other angle the trick doesn't work. His legs wobble rather than walk because he can only move his legs below the knees without breaking the illusion. Imagine bending your butt out as far back as possible while keeping your torso at the same spot as your feet. The shirt dangles from his torso to make it look like it is him standing flat

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u/spferg69 Feb 04 '23

Sitting on a frame

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u/SaxMusic23 Feb 04 '23

Magic. Duh.

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u/Fishingfan4life Feb 04 '23

Thought I was in the niners sub for a sec and got confused

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u/stevemandudeguy Feb 05 '23

Ask Steve Fearson. He invented that illusion and David Copperfield used it on one of his specials.

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u/Shankar_0 Feb 05 '23

His wife is a litte person, and he's a double leg amputee.

(She works out)

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u/DanMoshpit69 Feb 05 '23

George Kittle was only mildly impressed

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u/DepthDry6053 Feb 05 '23

"That's A lot."

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u/joe_ordan Feb 05 '23

He cut off his legs, to spite his torso.

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u/chengis-khan Feb 05 '23

Thick Jonathan Majors.

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u/Creative_Warning_481 Feb 05 '23

I imagine he can't squat like that too long

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u/cloudgainz Feb 05 '23

Ask David copperfield, this is his trick

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u/Mr_PoPo420 Feb 05 '23

Obviously a pair of midgets

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u/unresolved_m Feb 05 '23

Probably one of those funhouse mirrors...

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u/squeegee206 Feb 05 '23

Severe scoliosis

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u/dobtfulconclusion Feb 05 '23

Not sure. Security is usually really good at these stadiums…

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u/EfficientAsk3 Feb 05 '23

Kittle looked at him like… “Is the acid still going?… no… wait… no”

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u/EntertainmentOk5332 Feb 05 '23

Magic, that’s how he does it.

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u/wookieriot Feb 05 '23

Lots and lots of squats

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u/WatermelonWithAGun Feb 05 '23

I know he had back pain after that

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u/OdysseyZen Feb 05 '23

Sprinkle salt on the bottom half and they won't be able to reconnect themselves.

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u/Educational-Bed-6821 Feb 05 '23

Robot legs man with no legs

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u/worm254 Feb 05 '23

*Expert opinion-Dudes got to be short and one legged. * watched YouTube how to video

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u/-LinuxGuy2020- Feb 05 '23 edited Feb 05 '23

First thing I noticed is that he is leaning while performing this which indicates that he is having to shift the center of gravity over his feet so he doesn't fall over. Second thing I noticed is that the ankles don't move normally so that tells me those legs are fake. Third thing I notice is that the hands never move at all which indicate that the torso is just a shell cover for his real body. Fourth thing I notice is that his neck looks like a turtles neck coming out of its shell which indicates he is most likely sitting on his knees with his neck leaning forward. Conclusion is that he is sitting on his knees on a double wide "chair" with him sitting on his knees on one side of the "chair" and the chairs legs are miniature stilts that are attached to the other side of the "chair". In order to not fall over he had to make the whole thing lean to shift the center of gravity over the fake feet and stop from falling over uncontrollably. But the thing I cant figure out is what his real arms and hands are doing behind the fake torso shell to keep his balance. The camera man was part of the illusion because he had to keep down far enough to not see him sitting behind it.

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u/OOOGABOOOOGA888 Feb 04 '23

I can't explain that, someone else probably can

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u/CompleteStage3054 Feb 04 '23

Smoke and mirrors 🪄

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u/amrasmin Feb 04 '23

Lizard people of course

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u/InaccuratelyGuessing Feb 04 '23

It's an illusion.

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u/Tenken_Zeta Feb 04 '23

A wizard make it!

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u/ActivatedComplex Feb 05 '23

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Good Lord.

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u/WontArnett Feb 05 '23

He built some sort of metal support seat that he’s able to sit in and walk.

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u/Bikedogcar Feb 05 '23

Amputee. Good for him.

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u/razimus Feb 05 '23

Right leg is real, left leg is fake, real left leg tucked or maybe he doesn’t have a left leg 🦵

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u/kingofblazingfire Feb 05 '23

Guy with no legs hold mannequin legs and calls it magic.

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u/3DartsIsToooMuch Feb 05 '23

I’ll give you a hint, you can only view this from the front.

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u/Charlesian2000 Feb 05 '23

Bet his back is sore after this.

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u/xmichael86 Feb 05 '23

I like how no one gives a shit in the video

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '23

Short dude. Big pants big shirt

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u/Funny-Jaguar6148 Feb 05 '23

He's got magic legs

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u/ZackDaddy42 Feb 05 '23

Mans got sawed in half at a magic show and decided to leave early.

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u/thezenfisherman Feb 05 '23

Don't you mean how do "they" do it.

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u/JacksonSpike Feb 05 '23

It is mainly an illusion. You have a fake waist attached to your knees and a fake stomacher attached to your torso. You do have to be pretty flexible and constantly be leaning over to one side, and standing up straight he appears to have his torso and legs jutting out in front. Very simple but very effective.

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u/CaptainSamson01 Feb 05 '23

Very carefully… I’d assume of course.

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u/Smart_Sea5442 Feb 05 '23

Just a glitch in the matrix.

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u/PoopyHed6969420 Feb 05 '23

Greenscreen is my bet

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u/RonnyFreedomLover Feb 05 '23

Seems like a strange place to show off a magic trick.

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u/diesi0rae777 Feb 05 '23

prosthesis maybe

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u/2XX2010 Feb 05 '23

I think he uses computers!

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u/Sluggrinder Feb 05 '23

He is squatting in a sitting position

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u/dphillip6666 Feb 05 '23

why the hell is he even there?

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u/martin33t Feb 05 '23

1st step, get a saw.

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '23

This guy has one trick and that's it.

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u/moderately_nerdifyin Feb 05 '23

Video removed so can someone tell me what happened?

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u/sumit131995 Feb 05 '23

Does he only do 1 trick?

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u/bigdogtheory Feb 05 '23

What a waste of a life

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u/Denofearth Feb 05 '23

Unless he can bend his spine in an S-curve, I got nothing.

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u/seepadilla Feb 05 '23

Kittle hungover ? 😂

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u/epired Feb 05 '23

Look at his pose, always at an angle, same with the feet, barely moves his knees as well while having a wide torso. He's obviously crouching at an angle

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u/Oxydiz1 Feb 05 '23

Was he trying to lend a leg?

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u/dogemikka Feb 05 '23

This dude looks like the Rolex watch reseller in Men in Black

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u/MateoElJefe Feb 05 '23

You just have to get to a place where no amount of attention is ever enough. Most of us cannot get there.

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u/VonYugen Feb 05 '23

If you saw him from the back you would know

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u/Sxwrd Feb 05 '23

It’s all in the angle. There’s absolutely nothing special about this illusion. What you’re thinking he can possibly do is exactly what he’s doing.

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u/barbender420 Feb 05 '23

From the middle lateral fence post, it's a tv he's standing behind?

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u/Candle_Paws Feb 05 '23

Do people not know what a magic trick is?

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u/CoIdLunch Feb 05 '23

Damn they are not impressed.

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u/BoneDaddyChill Feb 05 '23

There’s videos on YouTube that show how…