“The Impossible Record” – The World Record Attempt


Ning & I took the stage to address the audience and explain “The Impossible Record”. The crowd was very warm and supportive. Camera flashes were literally flashing throughout the sea of people.


We introduced the representatives of the Singapore Book of Records and International Brotherhood of Magicians who were adjudicating the record attempt.


As we made final preparations, the audience watched Ning’s daring “Inversion” escape on the screens just before we started the record attempt.

The actual record attempt went as perfectly as we could have hoped given the tough outdoor conditions and uncontrollable environment – a constant feature of our mega events. We managed to complete the “360 Sawing” illusions just as time ran out, even though there was not enough time to let Ning out of the prop.

However, the illusion was still counted as the agreement with the adjudicators was that as long as the illusion effect was complete, the illusion would be counted, even if the choreography of the illusion was not finished.

Check out the some photos of the world record act here:

 show3The first illusion was my magical appearance from an empty crystal cabinet that filled itself with smoke.

show4Moments before ‘Magic Babe’s’ stunning magical appearance!

show5The magical appearance of a girl after we produced a motorcycle an illusion act before.

A close shave as our girl almost lost her balance when she magically exploded/ appeared from nowhere. But, her cat-like flexes kept her up. Whew! You’ve got to love a live show!

show6Moments before Ning pushes a bed of spikes through my body

show7Ning makes a magical reappearance in the 12th illusion of the act with 1.34min left on the clock

show8Ning vanishes instantly in a blaze of pyrotechnics and teleports herself into…

show9“360 Sawing” where she is promptly divided in half..

show10and her upper body is rotated around her lower body!

show11Giving a victory pose upon learning that the adjudicators endorsed us completing 15 illusions in 5 minutes.

show12Mr Ong Eng Huat, President of the Singapore Book of Records presenting us with the official record certificate

show13Mr John Teo, President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 115 presenting us with a special achievement award



About J C Sum

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4 Responses to “The Impossible Record” – The World Record Attempt

  1. Whodunnit says:

    i was like holding my breath for the whole entire 5 minutes. it was definitely scary. seeing 15 illusions being performed and then one of the person who appeared almost lost balance. very scary. luckily she got back her balance properly.

  2. Tim Quinlan says:

    Congratulations to both of you (and your excellent team)! I included a link about your success on inside magic. It is currently on the front page and the permanent link is:

    Please let me know if I can add or change anything in the article.

  3. KopyKat says:

    That must be one of the most nerve wrecking performances to watch. In fact, the previous Inversion was also nerve wrecking. I don’t know how you take the stress. The last 10 seconds trying to get 15 illusions must really feel like you are doing a race to the finish line. Congrats for crossing it!

  4. Pingback: Choosing “The Aerial Exit” Mega Illusion #8 « BACKSTAGE BUSINESS: The Art, Science & Business of Showbiz by J C Sum

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