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Broomstick Magic

Broomstick Magic

Broomstick Magic comprises the various magical spells cast on brooms to help with riding and flying.

References from the canon

When Harry Potter fell off his Nimbus 2000, it didn't fall to the ground but instead drifted away toward the Whomping Willow, suggesting that it may have had some form of enchantment on it to keep it flying without a rider (PA9).

Harry's Firebolt, when held and then released, floated at exactly the right height for him to mount it (PA11).

Early broomsticks had only simple spells placed on them. A model on display in the Museum of Quidditch only moves forward at one speed and will move up, down, and stop (QA1).

Other spells have been used to improve the safety and agility of racing brooms, including Braking Charms and Cushioning Charms (QA9).

Broomstick Magic



Lexicon list of Broom Manufacturers

From the Web (Pottermore) features:

Harry Potter Wiki: Brooms

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