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Phil Thomas
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Hi All,

I saw this little flourish for having a spectator select a card. Where can I learn this? Is it difficult or easy to learn? Any help would be great! Thanks!

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You can learn it on The Very Best of Jay Sankey and on Jeff McBride's Art of Card Manipulation Vol. 1 video. It's very knacky, but once you figure out the proper finger placements and the right amount of pressure to use, it'll come to you and will seem like the easiest thing ever.
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And of course, you can learn it "the card magic of Paul Lepaul".
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Yea. once you've got that try the Curly Q move. Its vertually impossible to do well

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You can also learn it on Born to Perform,
Hope that helps. I love the lepaul spread its so fun and people this its sooo amazing its great.
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On 2004-10-29 13:24, Roman wrote:
Yea. once you've got that try the Curly Q move. Its vertually impossible to do well

I'm so glad you've said it's virtually impossible to do well. I've been playing around with this for several years and I still can't get to grips with it! Smile
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For Curly-Q you need to tilt your hand back a little and let gravity help spread the fan. It's still hard as heck though.
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I have a sort of LePaul. I get about half the deck. Needs some work.
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I've studied the LePaul Spread pass and enjoy using just the spread for spectator card selections.

Since I'm a bit of a loner and no one I know can do it, I have this question for those that consider themselves proficent in the LePaul Spread.

Is your spread quiet or a bit noisy? When I get it to work well, cards evenly spread, it is a bit noisy when the cards riffle past my fingertips.

What would you consider the KEY pressure points of performing this flourish?

Thanks for your comments!


I sure was hoping a LePaul Spread Master would comment on this one by now...

How 'bout it Bill...any words of wisdom for us on this one?
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Doug Edwards in NY can do the Curly Q perfect with any deck. Its a crazy move
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BTW - does it wrinkle the cards? I don't try it anymore because it feels as if I'm wearing out the cards.
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I "learnt" it from BTP, don't quite have it yet and whenever I try I severely bend the bottom card so I don't practice it to much...suppose I holding in the incorrect grip.
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In the beginning, you will badly bend the cards. But as you get better, (at least that I've found) you only bend them slightly when performing the spread. It's not completely silent, but it's not loud either. It's a soft "fwuh fwuh" sound.
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Doug Edwards does it really good it is rumored that he does the curly-q move better then paul Harris...and he is on the works of a new book that's coming soon it's gonna be sum hardcore stuff so get the book and don't pull josh'
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Its so dang hard...

I'm having the same problems
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Everyone that starts out doing this spread uses too much strength and then the deck starts to bend into a U shape. Eventually you'll get the feel and learn to do it with only applying a little amount of strength.
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Bone can do both the LePaul spread and the Curly Q very well. I wonder where he is on this one.

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I skimmed through this and I just wanted to ad my two cents to this. Born to Preform Card Magic by Oz from Penguin teaches it. That is where I learned it. I use it all the time, especially since my mentor can't do it
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I just tried the Lepaul with less force and the cards came more even.
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Other than "The Art of Astonishment" Is there any other book that teaches the Curly Q?
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