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clui
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I have been trying to close the thumb fan with one hand but to no avail. I've seen the videos where fans are closed simply with one hand and no obvious motion. Do any of you know how to do it?
dillib
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Only your fingers close in, your thumb doesn't move. Try it out. It's a matter of feel, just practice.
Paul Sherman
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The one-hand fan close is described in detail in Card College, The Card Magic of Paul LePaul, and on the Jeff McBride videos.

Any of the above is a worthy purchase.

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It is also taught in ninja from Ellusionist. I just figured it out myself, it's not that hard.
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If, when you go to do it, you flick your (asumming L hand) left wrist right-ward to your body, you can use momentum to help close it up. Looks extra cool because it's just like "Zzzzip!" and it's closed, a reverse switchblade effect. Smile I'm striving to do this in exact reverse, and whip out my deck and "Flick!" it comes out as fanned, as if it was a card switchblade. Smile

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All it takes is spidering with your fingers.
and if you jerk your hand a little like diavo said , it helps
(doesn't look that good though)

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@diavo:

You're going to want to learn your one handed circular fan for that. However, the best way to close it is to keep your hand still. Generally stuff looks more impressive as the ratio of hand movements to card motion decreases.
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Matt, why are you responded to threads from 2003??
Matt Malinas
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Cause I didn't notice the date Smile
sorry

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And , I didn't think that it was a closed subject.

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Quote:
On 2006-04-16 17:29, Matt Malinas wrote:
Cause I didn't notice the date Smile
sorry

-Matt


If you go lots of pages back in THIS forum, then rest assured, its an old dead topic.
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Ok guys , sorry

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4Jacks
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Not closed as in a Moderate said "These Card Punks are acting up again" and Locked the thread...

Just a dead thread meaning people type up a response and then smack there forehead becuase the person asking the question has long since had his answer.
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It is also in the showoff with cards dvd which is a good buy for beginers.
booya!
Driver
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That DVD (excuse me) SUCKS!
and it's BAD for beginners. bad bad bad! only cheap!
4Jacks
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The explanation in Showoff w/ Cards is Crap for this Move…

I’m not dissing the whole DVD as a Whole… If you picked it up for a couple bucks and can pick out the good from the bad, then it is worth the money.

**this is aside from the politics of the guy stealing everyone’s moves and not crediting anyone**

You Get a Better Explanation in Jerry C’s Encyclopedia of Flourishes.

Once Again, I’m replying to a three year old Thread… Thank you People!!
gordonmj
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Ilk give you that a lot of it is quite bad and he hardly credits anyone but there is some good stuff on there for beginers.
booya!
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Extreme beginnerz dvd
ToasterofDoom
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Practice. Easier and cheaper than learning from a DVD.
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