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I can't remember where I learned it from, probably ETMCM. But is there anyway to make this a less painful trick to do?
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Painful? You're hurting yourself with the Gun Trick?
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Yes. When I flick that card, to make the other shoot out of the deck, my finger hurts after.
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-It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
-The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.

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Perhaps you're holding the pack too tightly?

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Just rifle through some of the old threads on this topic. Give it your best shot. Smile
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With practice you can probably hit the card with your fingernail each time instead of the finger. I imagine that it wouldn't hurt.

(or... use a TT for a finger)

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Daryl teaches a version that doesn't require a faro and you don't have to flick the "bullet" with your finger (yes it always hurts). He teaches it in his current lecture. I'm not sure where he has it in print or video.

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I just smack the bottom card/base of the deck with my fingers palm upwards. I found flicking it with my finger caused the card to miss the table and end on the floor.
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Just use the "Long Distance Spinner " Move
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I've never had problems with hand pain after this...try the version using the plunger principle, Frank Garcia's I think.
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The gun trick is an idea of Peter Kane. Practice until you hit the card with your nail only every time.
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On 2009-11-21 06:17, jcroop wrote:
Daryl teaches a version that doesn't require a faro and you don't have to flick the "bullet" with your finger (yes it always hurts). He teaches it in his current lecture. I'm not sure where he has it in print or video.

Jim


It's in his Fooler Droolers lecture notes.

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I do hit it with my nail, and it hurts lol.
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-It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
-The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.

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Might I suggest a different trick? It's a fun card location but it's not THAT good a trick.
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For some reason people love it... If I show someone the gun trick, then raise rise, they'll only remember the gun trick...
-A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
-It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
-The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.

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Have you tried hitting the card with your palm
Joey Stalin
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Hmmm they don't seem to spin as quickly or as stable as with a flick...
-A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
-It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
-The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.

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Not sure if it will make a difference when I first started doing this trick I interlaced the cards there full width now when I twist them I have them only inserted about 1/3 of the way across the bottom half.

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On 2009-11-21 16:28, Joey Stalin wrote:
For some reason people love it... If I show someone the gun trick, then raise rise, they'll only remember the gun trick...


And the take away from that lesson is?

My belief is that they like the Gun trick because it's not a deep mystery but rather a cool bit of juggling. It's "exciting" and doesn't make them feel "fooled."

If you want something that's visually interesting, and a deeper mystery, Pete Biro has an interesting card rising effect using a pencil and an envelope. And it doesn't hurt your finger to do it...

Hopefully Pete can tell you where to find it (besides the place I learned it). Pete, you got lecture notes or something?
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Wduncan good suggestion I had forgotten about Pete's rising card effect. It can be found in Vol 7. of Tarbell course.
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