How to Do a Card Flourish

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Introduction: How to Do a Card Flourish

This a fairly easy one,but one tip-use good,high quality cards as they are much smoother than cheap cards and are well worth the investment. Go to Elussionist.com or just search google for some bicycle red backs,blue backs,black tigers or ghosts!(There are other makes but I prefer bicycle)

Step 1: The Grip

Hold the cards like it is shown in picture one.Keep the grip fairly loose and it helps if you have your cards on a grippy surface(a rug works well,or,if you could get a card mat but they are quite expensive).

Step 2: Dragging!

1.Start to drag the cards accross to your right appliying an even pressure to the cards all the way.

2.Now if you take your hand away your cards should be possitioned like this (pic 2)

Step 3: Flipping!

1.Put your hand under the far left card and raise it while pushing it right.This should flip the first card over a bit witch will do the same to the next card and so on.

2.This is the cards hallfway through them being flipped.

Step 4: Collecting!

1.You should now have the cards so that they look exactly like they did in step 2 picture 2 exept that they are now the other way up.

2.Get your hand under the far right card now and start pulling to the left to push all the cards into your hand.

Step 5: Squaring

1.You should have the cards like this now.

2.Square the cards up.

Step 6: Done-ing

Put them on the table or do what you want with your cards cos your done!!

Oh,and as Mr.Math says,practice,practice,practice!

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I got them from a company called Ellusionist (Just google them and it should come up),but many places sell them. They are called Black tigers.

mmmmmmmmmmmm very good but i got some killer cards the other day they are steel rimmed would they work for this? ps they are heavy as hell

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NICE! I don't use the tigers any more because i found the ghost decks are easier to handle for some reason-they feel 'thinner'.

bonjour tudgeanator desolée mais je ne parle pas anglais. mais je crois vous etes ma mere et je veux faire des cartes mais je ne sais pas comment! s'il vous plait m'aidez LOL

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dark helmat ye it is a fluroish but i dont kno how to spell that

I would really consider this more of a flourish than a sleight. Other than that, a useful skill in any routine. -DE

i got my cards from ellesionist.com not sure how to spell ellusionist but it starts with an e.ellusionist is amerrican and i recently found out thers quie afew english sites that sell them which i use cos its cheaper (i live in england).the cards are 'black tigers'.