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shooting cards from one hand to another? Answered

Heya. I was just wondering if anyone knew how to shoot a deck of cards out of one hand and into the other...you know...successfully. Because I would really appreciate an instructable on that. Thanks!


i made a explanation for you guys,here you go!!!

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someone just make an instructable on it please

Yes, a lot of practice.....finding how you hands work the cards (buy as many cheaper decks as you can, as you will ruin quite a few before becoming proficient). I must have ruined at least 12 decks before I could do a "non-shuffle" LOL

Would I be correct in assuming that bicycle decks are the best kind for this?

Once learned, a decently still deck works well, but until then, you don't want to ruin decks of cards that cost over $5 per. BTW: what I mean by a non-shuffle, is what appears to be me shuffling the deck, rifting the cards together, but the cards remain in the same order as they started. Something every card working magician needs to know. ;-) Until one learns to handle cards well, they will ruin the decks.

One more tip...have some talcum powder on hand ( a little in a baggie with the cards, jostle and they will flow more freely, especially after a little wear is in them).

Thanks for all the tips! I'm going to start practicing this soon :)

. I've never been able to do it properly, but I've seen ppl bend the deck so the concave side faces the other hand (similar to a shuffle, but bent the other way) and release one card at a time (quickly, so it's one fluid flow). Most ppl seem to use the thumb to release cards. Takes a LOT of practice to keep the cards from going everywhere.

Back in my "hayday" I could "thumb the bottom" or pull from anywhere in the deck I chose (not while playing cards, but when doing a trick). It takes a LOT of practice.

You mean in a demi-shuffle kind of way, right ?

Yeah, I suppose. One of those little tricks or flourishes you could do with cards before dealing.

One of the tricks of this is to first learn to do it straight down, so you get a feel for the card speed you need that will not have them all over the room in a "52 pickup" style. :-) The shooting hand is the most important, as you won't really be "catching them" in the other hand, the cards must drop there in a decently orderly manner.