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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
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carder4 years ago
you can find more tutorial here. Best cards for throw Bicycle
ffsman4 years ago
I found another wrist technique http://howtohacklife101.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-throw-playing-card.html
milesBob4 years ago
that sucks it does not work

mine is sooooooooooo much better
Hahah I think I hit my room mate like 80 times in the face doing that : ) 

lobo_pal6 years ago
The level of difficulty astounds me.
Nice! It could have been explained a Lil better though : ( http://www.customplayingcardss.com
catcher487 years ago
I throw a little diffrently and my way is a little better but nice instructable!
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?
darkmotion9 years ago
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 :)!
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 :)
mine drew blood! it was funny as hell :P
can you plz make a vid of your hand throwing the card your card was graceful and accurate mine was clumsy and downright hyperactive...
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...
i no this isn't good to say but...please try out my tutorial. :)
Kings_Fool6 years ago
I can't throw that way worth crap. holding it between my middle and ring finger works so much better.
bulimicgoat9 years ago
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.
l0l!!11! n00b!! lol!!11! to n00bs can eat teh p0w3r of l33t!! lol!!11!!
Tayl90mm Yukut8 years ago
\/\/007 ph34r l33tn355 or my l49k of b33r
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
Grammar Nazi strikes again XD
Moose7077 years ago
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 cow7 years ago
For one, you cant break skin at 70 mph unless its a freak papercut accident. Watch the Mythbusters episode and throwing cards.
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......
He's not some random guy, he's a world renowned magician called Ricky Jay.
fair enough.....
Just because he's world renowned doesnt mean he's right ;)
While you make a good point, Mythbuster show is not always accurate.
They are more accurate then this kid though
Dragonpike8 years ago
I cant bring cards to school anymore,nuff said
Ohhh yeah I bet...
haha they really did that ??
stickkid7128 years ago
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?
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!
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.
HOMEPIE647 years ago
i used to throw bicycles!!! now i have moved on plastic cards, i put holes in my walls :( i hope no one notices... ps i have as well cut people with playing cards from a distance of 30 feet and up, do not doubt your skill... it grows with the force!!!
Kendallkip8 years ago
Dude! when my friend threw a card at me using this technique and it gave me a cut on my nose
! =D
bigboom8 years ago
Ricky jay was on Mythbusters
Bran8 years ago
70 mph? Did you chronograph it? Or is that just what you've heard? I (and I've been throwing cards for about a year) can look and tell you that the card you threw almost positively wasn't going at 70 mph. It actually was kinda slow. Other people might be able to get the card at a higher speed, but not with only two minutes of practice. No offense, I just don't care for wrong info.
Bran Bran8 years ago
EDIT: Sorry about the 2 min. thing, wrong instructable. People just need to know they can't do it perfect right off the bat.
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