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bunnydoctor
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Hey pros,
do you guys still get rushes after you successfully pull off some hard ass sleights? ive only been working cards for about a month and I feel terrific when I did a nice DL infront of some seriously burning kids...
does the feeling fade? do ordinary sleights just feel ordinary after uve done them a million times?


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Hey there,

You picked a good route- cards! Don't let anyone tell 'ya different. Ha- cards are my best friend; says a lot about me! Card sleights for me are second nature. At least the ones I use daily. Side steals, pass (all types)- usually just the NoWhere Pass/Half Pass, DLs, top changes. Those I can say are second nature. Do I get a rush when I perform them? 'Eh it depends. I do know though that I can easily just carry on a conversation with a spectator and during that time execute sleights without even thinking about them, and when it's time for the spectators attention to be focused on the deck- the 'dirty' work is already done and I didn't think twice about it. I personally think I have a natural flow with cards. The sleights I do are equally balanced out.

Good job performing a DL with confidence. I know some full time performers who get all choked up when performing them. Or at least when they do- they make a move out of it. Not good. Their eyes are so focused on the deck that they look as though they're going to burn a hole through it with their thousand yard stare.

I don't really get excited or feel a rush when I perform card sleights persay. But I know that the reactions I get are a rush. Especially when I'm trying something new out that involves are hard sleight, etc. Those are the moments I'm both reluctant to do (since I have so many card routines), and eager to do- only for the reactions. Good luck, and if you need any help- just let me know.

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Hmm so it IS like everything else ive gotten good at...

hmm, wonder when ill get to the point where I don't even notice to moves...
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I don't really think about the moves when I'm performing. The real rush I get comes from the spectators' reactions.

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Steve Haffner
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Being fairly new to card tricks involving "moves", I do get a little rush when I am able to pull one off, but as Kent said the bigger rush comes from the end reaction.

On the other hand, I still mess up on occasion and THAT feeling negates the rush from the successful times. Still, I know I'll improve and the good feelings will be far more frequent than the oopses.

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Yeah, the other day I was doing a very short acr and one of the specs knew of a DL and asked if I was doing one. I said I was, but you cant really see it. after a DL I put the indifferent aCard in the middle and did another DL (to show another indifferent) and said,"see? its not there!"

but with a snap...

that was one of the more funny momments of performing.. but I was the only one laughing inside ^_^;...


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Practice makes perfect. Don't believe it. When yu think you've got somethng perfectly complacency sets in. Complacency is the enemy. Sleights and moves are only tools used to produce the whole - the moment of magic, of astonishment, your audience being entertained. If you don't entertain them, there's no magic.
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On 2005-11-09 03:52, David Fletcher wrote:
Practice makes perfect. Don't believe it. When yu think you've got somethng perfectly complacency sets in. Complacency is the enemy. Sleights and moves are only tools used to produce the whole - the moment of magic, of astonishment, your audience being entertained. If you don't entertain them, there's no magic.
Very nicely put. There is a lot of truth in that David. Sleights are just a means to an end...but they are not the end in itself. Smile Smile
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I have to admit that I used to get a little rush after pulling off a difficult move, but after doing them so many times, they simply become second nature. Now the rush comes from a broader perspective. I find myself getting a rush now from performing an entire routine gracefully and skillfully.
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Kent,
I agree. That is where my joy comes as well.
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Matt Malinas
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At first were the sleights. when I managed to do one smoothly and without hesitation I would get a rush. then , after I had some confidence to perform for people , it came from their reactions. and now I just feel AMAZING when I finish any good routine . so I agree with reis.

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