How to Spring Cards





Introduction: How to Spring Cards

My inspiration for this instructable was I started getting into card  flourishes. I got so into it that I decided to make an instructable on one.
In this instructable I will show how to the card spring card flourish. You may see a lot of magicians doing this popular little trick. It took me about an hour to get it perfect most of the time.

Step 1: Grip

Griping the cards is easy. All you have to do is take your fingers ( not including your thumb ) and then put your thumb on the other side in the center. look at the pictures for reference. Once you do so move on to the next step.

Step 2: The Curl

This is a simple but important part of this trick. Curl all of the cards so they look like they do in picture two. Once that is done go to the next step.

Step 3: The Retracting Thumb

Now, hold your hand out to where you think the cards will land and hold your fingers to where they can catch the cards but, you feel comfortable the way you position you fingers. Now slide your thumb slowly upwards gripping the cards slightly tighter while doing so. Look at the pictures for more detail.

Step 4: Turn That Deck Over!

By now the cards will have mostly left your hand and into the other. Now remember, this part is very important... FLIP OVER THE DECK!!!!!!!! This will prevent you from bending the deck to badly and then try again.

Step 5: Video

This video is showing what i do with my thumb or how I move it.

Step 6: Help and Update Comments

I figured that a lot of people will need some help for this card flourish, so I want you to tell me what I can do to make my instructable the best it can be to help everyone. So post your Idea and I might make it an update also if you need help with any thing please tell me.



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    I find it easier to do this trick by holding two of the corners instead of a whole side.

    Omg that works so much better haha!

    wow I have never tried that!!

    I prefer to have the cards shoot off my fingers, and not my thumb. It looks more professional, and the audience can better see the cards springing.

    well i actually spring off the corners now but i still think this is the best way to START learning the card spring.

    Cool instruct able!!! Thanks for sharing:):):):):)):):