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Stephen Long
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I am currently in the process of learning the LePaul spread.
I have got the "cards springing from the fingers" bit pretty good and fairly even.
However, I am struggling to attain an even spread.

Is this another of those practice, practice, practice moves?
Or can anyone offer tips?

(it would also help me perfect the "curly q" move)

Many thanks

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This is another of those practice moves. When I first started it, I couldn't imagine how the move even worked. But after you do it over and over many times (many hundreds for me) it gets smooth. I also found that some cards have better properties for the spread than others. New, stiff cards are bad. I found that cards that are broken in and that you can squeeze easily with your left hand (assuming you are right-handed) are best.

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I found that the right thumb is important in getting an even spread. Assuming you are right handed, start with the tip of the thumb in the bottom left hand corner of the deck and use it as a guide.
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You may also want to play with how far forward the deck is held in the left hand. Hobbymagic's comment about the importance of the right thumb is right on.

Play with pressure points and finger positioning some, and keep on practicing. You'll get a nice, even spread in no time.

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Is this similar to the Curly Cue Move by Randy Holt that appears in Paul Harris' 'Art of Astonishment'?
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Although the action is somewhat similar, the Curly Cue move creates a double fan, but the Le-Paul/Hop Spread is actually a between the hands spread. Curly Cue also only uses one hand, whereas Le-Paul Spread uses two.

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I found that I was squeezing to hard, when I applied the right pressure they come out much smoother and even. Also it is important to lock the fingers after the first knuckle. The knuckles closest to the tips should not be bent. Go slow and easy. It will start to work. This is a hard feeling to describe. To each their own. But the key is to slow down and let the cards flow out.
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