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Gulyás Imre Miklós
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Can you help me with this one?
I'm not a flourisher, I'm looking for these because I want to enhance my card tricks.

So far my list is really not that long:

-The Curly Que flourish(as described in PH's Art of Astonishment)
-a well executed LePaul spread
-the recently released Orbit Spread
-Dan and Dave's Carnahan Fan
-Aaron Fisher's One handed pop-out move (is this more a sleight than flourish?)

I find that most other flourishes look more like skillful demonstrations than magical happenings.
Do you have something I could add to my list?
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You'll want to learn several basic fans, thumb fan, pressure fan, standard one hand fans. Some of these are useful for certain effects as well as just looking pretty. Also the giant fan is great, and fan twirls are also a nice touch to any fanning sequence.

Learn some card shots. Daryl's Hot Shot cut is a great one.

Springing the cards is also a must.

You seem to want flourishes that look very magical, but most flourishes are simply skillfull displays of digital dexterity. Which flourishes appear the most magical is a very subjective thing, and you'll get a lot of conflicting opinions about that, along with the insistance from some that flourishes are the antithesis of magic.

My suggestion is to get both the Encyclopedia of Card Flourishes, and The Art of Card Manipulation. That will give you quite enough to choose from and you can make up your own mind as to which flourishes will work best for whatever reaction you want to elicit from your audience.
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I heard from a friend that anecdotal evidence is actually quite reliable.
Gulyás Imre Miklós
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I can do the biggest part of the standard stuff.
I can do the hotshot cut, I can do a decent spring.

I don't mind conflicting opinions about this.. but maybe I couldn't get through my point well.

Curly cue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZmnDYdq2yo
in my opinion this looks magical. The deck opens itself into a nice circle. It doesn't seem like you do the work.

Orbit spread
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsMoWeUwh9U&feature=related
again it looks like the deck does it itself. I like doing this face up to display the separated black then red cards in an Unshuffled plot.

Compared to these a spring is really show-off, YOU do the stuff etc. The Carnahan fan opens in under 1 second, and looks more magical than standard fans.

I will check out the Encyclopedia but McBride's DVD doesn't have anything I'm interested in (from this angle).
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Ok, I think I understand better what you're looking for. I think it's going to be challanging to find flourishes that meet that criteria.

One that springs to mind is the one hand circle fan where the fan is formed with no visible movement of the fingers. It looks really good when done slowly.
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Gulyás Imre Miklós
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UnderPressure. That one's debatable, but IMO it fits your criteria.
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The Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes has the flower fan which is called the Rolo Deck on the Art of Card Manipulation, which if you present at a certain angle can give the appearance of a slow motion card spring. Jerry Cestowski demostrates this in his Companion DVD Volume 1.

Also in the Encyclopedia, there is the upright armspread. An armspread which appears to stand upright on its own, on your arm.

Aaron Fisher has an entire DVD dedicated to the one-handed pop over move and its applications.

De'vo's Flipback fan taught in his Cradle to Grave DVD has a magical-esque tint to it. The cards start completely square on the back of your hand and then produces a fan in a very quick fashion. Also in this DVD he teaches the birdy fan which is fanning a deck of cards and balancing the entire fan in tact which you can make appear to be floating and the Heaven display which takes the birdy fan concept a step further.
Gulyás Imre Miklós
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Thanks everyone

slowmo card spring
that sounds nuts
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On 2011-11-10 21:57, Gulyás Imre Miklós wrote:
Thanks everyone

slowmo card spring
that sounds nuts


I've looked for a version of slow mo card springing and I can't find anything. It sounds nuts and definitely something I want to learn. Any references on it?
Gulyás Imre Miklós
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Read the second post on top of your old post
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Tutorial video for Orbit Spread purchased. That looks awesome. Smile
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There's a few here. Some are juggly but some may be what you are after.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebH-srLAh......AAAAABAA
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