Introduction: How to Throw Playing Cards

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here is an easy way to throw playing cards at almost 70 mph

Step 1: What You Need

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just a box of playing cards i got em from the dollar store

Step 2: How to Hold the Card

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to hold the throwing card,you put the top in between your fingers

Step 3: Heres the Fun Part

to throw the card you just give ur wrist a snap and release the card while moving your wrist,you may have to practice for a while,but it gets pretty easy after a while. you have to be very carful and never aim or throw at animals or people,this can really hurt,I got a really bad cut on my leg after my little brother threw 1 at me.


bulimicgoat (author)2006-07-26

If you can't take one more second out of your hectic life to spell out the word "you" and "are" then you should re-examine your daily grind.

JoshH54 (author)bulimicgoat2016-02-29

no... If you can't take the time to spell you and are you should get up out of your chair and go outside.

Yukut (author)bulimicgoat2007-02-07

l0l!!11! n00b!! lol!!11! to n00bs can eat teh p0w3r of l33t!! lol!!11!!

Tayl90mm (author)Yukut2007-03-04

\/\/007 ph34r l33tn355 or my l49k of b33r

mg0930mg (author)Tayl90mm2008-09-04

I'm sorry, but can't you guys just spell correctly. It's not that hard is it, not like you are using any words bigger then four letters anyway. XD

Pumpkin$ (author)mg0930mg2008-09-06

Grammar Nazi strikes again XD

carder (author)2011-07-22

you can find more tutorial here. Best cards for throw Bicycle

JoshH54 (author)carder2016-02-29

that link leas to a website ipin another language.

JoshH54 (author)carder2016-02-29

did you really do that!

saites2001 (author)2006-07-24

Learn to spell.

JoshH54 (author)saites20012016-02-29

people should learn.

JoshH54 (author)saites20012016-02-29

people should learn.

g0pher (author)2006-07-26

if u insizt on replyin 2 these pointlezz spell checxkerz commentz u should go 0iut and g3t some sun, you cant fight the leet speak hehe enjoi

JoshH54 (author)g0pher2016-02-29

I understand what you typed, but please type English. That is and it is elite not leet.

AussieJay (author)2006-12-05

internet language should be "well known" if your on the net everyday.
lol = laugh out loud,
r = are,
u = you,
ppl = people,
plz = please
theres a brief couple of abbreviations that are common, i see them every time i go on the net, so use this as a reference! lets get back to card throwing!

JoshH54 (author)AussieJay2016-02-29

some of them give proof of laziness.

JoshH54 (author)AussieJay2016-02-29

some of them give proof of laziness.

g0pher (author)2006-07-25

if you cant understand something like "u" or "r" then you should seek some help :) k thx <3 ttyl

JoshH54 (author)g0pher2016-02-29

You need some help if you are abbreviating two and three letter words.

pluish (author)g0pher2006-08-01

and you shouldnt be here, this is overall still a geek community

benhudson (author)pluish2007-04-04

d00d! u pwn3d h1z a55!

Coffee bean (author)2007-05-26

typing u is faster and normal people can read it. And now i have to waste time telling you this Mr. Prefect.

JoshH54 (author)Coffee bean2016-02-29

U? Wow. YOU are very lazy.

stickkid712 (author)2006-10-23

People people people. Look. If anyone here is in high school or even middle school then you probably hear the kids saying "lol" or "omg". You cant expect everyone to live up to your standards. If you have a problem understanding someone than email them or ask them, but don't criticize someone for using daily common internet lingo. As for me, I have a real question. When you say the top of the card, do you mean where the number of the card would be? Almost holding a card normally in your hand but turn it around in between your fingers?

JoshH54 (author)stickkid7122016-02-29

yes, but some things people say are just lazy. You don't need to abbreviate four letter words. Why put k instead of ok or okay? You are being lazy by abbreviating a two letter word.

shank187dta (author)stickkid7122008-01-31

Yes, exactly.Wrap your fingers around the top of the card, more or less concealing it, and grasp the card(if face up, right where the number is) with your fingers. I actually found that holding the card the same way, except lengthwise, works a lot better.I've been doing this a long time, I have drawn blood and I have chopped a banana in half. I found that holding it lengthwise, the speed and accuracy is greatly increased. I actually carry a deck of cards with me just in case I need them. Imagine getting struck by 52 of those! Good luck! Keep practicing. In no time at all, you will too be drawing blood!

09 monk (author)stickkid7122008-01-23

im in middle school and I know lots of kids in highschool and they dont say lol or omg. And im just on the website for the exploding things.

ffsman (author)2011-05-08

I found another wrist technique

milesBob (author)2011-01-04

that sucks it does not work

mine is sooooooooooo much better

Custom Playing Cards (author)2009-11-12

Hahah I think I hit my room mate like 80 times in the face doing that : )

lobo_pal (author)2009-06-22

The level of difficulty astounds me.

Custom Playing Cards (author)2009-06-16

Nice! It could have been explained a Lil better though : (

catcher48 (author)2007-11-03

I throw a little diffrently and my way is a little better but nice instructable!

sprmin (author)catcher482009-06-11

i would like to hear of your better way. please. as for the instructable, it could have a better explanation. for example: do you hold the card in the tip of your fingers? do you move your entire arm or just your wrist? and is there a way to throw with a curve?

darkmotion (author)2006-09-05

After you acquire the knack you can throw a lot more than playing cards :). Last Friday night, I stuck a paper coaster into a tree :)!

whatsisface (author)darkmotion2008-07-27

I gave my friend a nice bruise throwing a cookie at him.

I gave my friend an absolutely fantastic flesh wound throwing a shuriken at him :)

fwjs28 (author)mynameisjonas2009-03-19

mine drew blood! it was funny as hell :P

HisDivineShadow (author)2008-11-15

can you plz make a vid of your hand throwing the card your card was graceful and accurate mine was clumsy and downright hyperactive...

chinnokker999 (author)2007-06-24

erm...perhaps you could post a more informative video...I think you should perhaps post a video showing how to hold it and throw it because...uh...I don't quite understand, so I'd like either more pictures or a video that shows you throwing a card...

hojop25 (author)chinnokker9992008-10-25

i no this isn't good to say but...please try out my tutorial. :)

Kings_Fool (author)2008-10-14

I can't throw that way worth crap. holding it between my middle and ring finger works so much better.

Moose707 (author)2008-08-28

yeah just as a by the way a card can cut pretty easy all u need is to hit with the edge and it cuts prety damn good. my friend was great at throwing cards and he could make it cut like one in twenty or so cuz its really hard to get the aiming just right.... but yeah ty for this unstructable i love throwing cards.. need to practice..

wyvren cow (author)2008-04-09

For one, you cant break skin at 70 mph unless its a freak papercut accident. Watch the Mythbusters episode and throwing cards.

Cerranuss (author)wyvren cow2008-07-13

mythbusters is awsome, and i saw that episode. there was some random guy who wrote a book teaching people how to use playing cards in self defense......

whatsisface (author)Cerranuss2008-07-27

He's not some random guy, he's a world renowned magician called Ricky Jay.

Cerranuss (author)whatsisface2008-07-29

fair enough.....

wyvren cow (author)Cerranuss2008-07-29

Just because he's world renowned doesnt mean he's right ;)

chilbert007 (author)wyvren cow2008-07-14

While you make a good point, Mythbuster show is not always accurate.

wyvren cow (author)chilbert0072008-07-14

They are more accurate then this kid though

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