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fab1an
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Hello guys!

Currently I am working on my LePaul Spread. I know that a lot of people here on the Café are proficient with this move.
I have recorded myself and I would appreciate any feedback!

Please note that I am still learning this move. I know that my execution of this move is nowhere perfect. I hope that with your feedback
I'll become better at it.

https://youtu.be/IWyn94THHEc

What I am seeing from recording myself is: I want the movement of my hands to be more natural. Somehow the execution seems "rushed" and not really elegant.
Also, I have to work on consistency with the move, I guess.

Do you like what you see? Do you think that this is already "presentable"?

Thank you for all of your feedback!

Have a great day and greetings to all of you (all the way from germany)!

Fabian
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Are you trying to do the 'S Bend'?

If so you may find keeping the cards tighter will allow more to free from your left hand making the spread appear much larger.

If you are just looking for the traditional LePaul which emulates a typical spread (but far neater), you will find spreading your fingers wider under the cards and not moving as far forward but in a slower and more natural arc to the right will look far more impressive.

At this stage it's good but it appears only half the deck is being freed from your left hand. If you are just getting started on it, I know those hand pains! it will come. Practice the natural spread arc it helps build that strength quickly.

lastly, don't be afraid to take it slower, I think it looks really impressive done slowly and when wide enough, looks to be floating between hands.

B.
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On May 22, 2018, byronblaq1 wrote:
Are you trying to do the 'S Bend'?

If so you may find keeping the cards tighter will allow more to free from your left hand making the spread appear much larger.

If you are just looking for the traditional LePaul which emulates a typical spread (but far neater), you will find spreading your fingers wider under the cards and not moving as far forward but in a slower and more natural arc to the right will look far more impressive.

At this stage it's good but it appears only half the deck is being freed from your left hand. If you are just getting started on it, I know those hand pains! it will come. Practice the natural spread arc it helps build that strength quickly.

lastly, don't be afraid to take it slower, I think it looks really impressive done slowly and when wide enough, looks to be floating between hands.

B.


I'm not really trying to get the "S Bend" - especially in the video I was more trying to spread the cards evenly. I had (and sometimes still have) the problem that the first 5-7 cards are clumped together. But it is getting better the more I practice.
I feel that it has a lot to do with the amount of pressure I use to spring the cards.

However, your input is very well appreciated! Thank you! You said that it appears that only half the cards are being spread out and that is true. I worked on that today and I was already able to "fix this issue". I am now able to spread around 80% of the deck and only few cards are remaining in my left hand. Thank you!

I will continue working on it, it is a lot of fun (although a bit painful sometimes)!

Fabian
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Great tips above. This is my favorite flourish to do with cards. I learned it over 15 years ago from the Jeff McBride tapes. The super slow motion practice sessions made it click for me. If your still having trouble after applying the tips you get on here, maybe check out McBrides teaching on this. Super detailed and close up shots.
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On May 23, 2018, Bobby Forbes wrote:
Great tips above. This is my favorite flourish to do with cards. I learned it over 15 years ago from the Jeff McBride tapes. The super slow motion practice sessions made it click for me. If your still having trouble after applying the tips you get on here, maybe check out McBrides teaching on this. Super detailed and close up shots.


I didn't know that McBride had put out his work on the LePaul Spread. Thank you for the suggestion, this really sounds like a good fit. I will check his material, thank you!
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Any time Fabian!

Also can vouch for the Jeff McBride tapes. They are well put together.

I believe that Dan and Dave had a tutorial somewhere on the LePaul as well that included a slo-mo from underneath that made it easy to see.

Either way best of luck!

B.
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