Iñaki & Thinking Paradox – Unliftable (Video + pdf, Gimmick construction in spanish audio with english subtitles)


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Unliftable is a revolutionary take on the “light & heavy chest” plot. Imagine being able to make your own “light & heavy” boxes for less than $5, and adapt the gimmick to many different objects: decks, rubik’s cubes, phones, or even clear objects, like drinking glasses and even fishbowls!

You will always carry in your pocket your own “light & heavy chest”, and the gimmick is so simple to make that even a kid can do it. The construction will take you only 2 minutes and you will need just 3 simple materials which you can easily find in any office supply store.

The gimmick is invisible to sight and touch, and many of the objects could be handled by the spectator without the secret being detected, and moreover so you will be able to activate and deactivate the gimmick in plain sight with no fancy moves. It is as simple as leaving the object on the table, and it will be always under your control.

Also Unliftable has some other advantages over the classic “light & heavy” methods: even when the object is “locked” on the table, it can still move freely along the surface but won’t lift!. The spectator will be amazed when he feels that he can move or twist a deck on the table but can’t lift it at all.

In the download we also include an instructional video (with audio in Spanish and subtitles in English), and a pdf (also in Spanish and English) plenty of useful links and 6 original routines to play with this concept.


Thor’s Hammer: an amazing effect which is always ready to go in your pocket. The magician leaves his phone on the table showing a picture of Thor’s Hammer on the screen. Now, nobody will be able to lift the phone, except for the magician.

The fish that thinks he’s a whale: a funny and surrealist routine. The magician hypnotizes a fish and makes him believe that he is a whale. Surprisingly, nobody will be able to lift the fishbowl until the magician “wakes up” the fish from the trance.

The heavy shadow: an elegant and enigmatic stage routine. The magician holds the shadow of a box projected on a back curtain, and the spectator can’t lift the real box.

The heaviest mineral on Earth: the magician convinces the audience that the mineral placed on the table is the heaviest material on Earth. Nobody will be able to lift it, until the magician reveals in the end that was just a sponge stone and it was all an illusion.

Rubik’s cube gag: a funny bit that can be added to any rubik’s cube routine. The magician challenges the spectator to solve the cube in less time than him. When the countdown starts, the spectator can’t even lift the cube from the table, so the magician wins easily.

A bucket full of stones: a good detail to be added to a hypnosis routine. The magician gives a bucket to a spectator, and he tells her to imagine that it is full of stones. Now the spectator won’t be able to lift it.