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Ryan 101
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Reciently I have been trying to learning card cuts. I have seen some good videos. My favorite ones are, Generation Extreme and The System. Do any of you know any other good videos I should look into?


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If you're done w/ Generation Extreme you might try Brian Tudor's Show Off videos. I think some people have a few issues w/ his instructions, but you can rewind and see what he's doing. It takes some patience, but he's got some fancy stuff on those videos..
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True, Show Off II has some fine cutting sequences....
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
Ryan 101
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Which of these two videos do you prefer?
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I only have Showoff II, and I like it....
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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I love tudorr, but his stuff is way tooo hard
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Try capaso casino's videos. they are good. dan and dave the system is awesome. brian tudor also great but poor teaching, but in the showoff I and II are still quite good.
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Brian tudor and the buck twins .
I love their work.
also try http://www.decknique.net
you can find some awesome original creations.
good luck

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Ryan, both Show Off 1 and 2 are quite good. Show Off 2 has better production value, but definitely harder than Show Off 1. I've gone through Show Off 1 and only a bit of Show Off 2, just because it's much more difficult. I'd go w/ Show Off 1 to be safe if you have to choose b/w the two.
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By "The System" do you mean "The Dan and Dave system"? If not I would recommend that DVD too. They're awesome. If you're just starting out, I would also recommend "Show off with Cards". Not sure exactly who the DVD is by, but it's put out by Magic Makers Inc (maybe it's by Rob Stiff himself). It's an awesome DVD to learn basic to advanced stuff and just get your hands into doing a lot of awkward twists and such. My biggest mistake in learning flourishes and fancy cuts was to buy Keoni's X-treme kuts when I first started out. I thought it was as simple as just watching it and trying to do it myself (which might be the case for others) but unfortunately for most people it won't be as simple as that. The great thing about "Show off" is that it takes you from a simple Charlier to an Octo-transformation-cybil whatchamacalit. It's organized very well so you can easily navigate to the cuts that are at your level of expertise.
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Sorry if I wasn't clear, I did mean the Dan and Dave System.
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Wow!!! That decknique site is really great!


Thanks,

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Be careful about the "Show off with Cards" dvd from Magic Makers
A) you will get flamed for recommending it
B) You will get flamed for owning it
C) It teaches some moves wrong and calls some moves by different names

A lot of Magicians are very upset with crediting issues on the DVD

I believe it has some value for it's low price, just be aware of the issue surrounding the DVD
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That is true I got absolutely nailed for recomendoing it for the sake of one move.
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If you have a grip of the cuts in the system and generation extreme, I recommend you start coming up with your own stuff.

You should have the knowledge of a lot of stuff.

Learn it all before you move on.

Most of the stuff in other DVDs are similar things to what you already have.
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See the discussions on the book "Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes" by Gerald Cestkowski - a great learning experience
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On 2009-03-19 21:07, john oleson wrote:
See the discussions on the book "Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes" by Gerald Cestkowski - a great learning experience


I've heard great things about that one.
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On 2006-06-10 03:00, Ryan 101 wrote:
Reciently I have been trying to learning card cuts. I have seen some good videos. My favorite ones are, Generation Extreme and The System. Do any of you know any other good videos I should look into?


Ryan


There you go:

Cap Casino - Back To Basics Flourishing Vol 1-2 - beginner
Cap Casino - Cap Cuts - beginner/advanced
Cap Casino - Recapped - advanced
Dan & Dave - The Trilogy Vol 1-3 - advanced
Daniel Madison - Lethal - beginner/advanced
De'Vo - Cradle To Grave - advanced
De'Vo - Xtreme Beginners Vol 1-2 - beginner
Seth Engstrom - Flourishes - beginner (only false cuts)
Keone - Xtreme Cuts - beginner
Brian Tudor - Showoff Vol 1-3 - beginner/advanced

I think that eventually what you have are:

one handed cuts
fans
two handed cuts (sybils, madonnas, etc.)
arm spreads
displays

Just think where you are weak right now, and work on that. I prefer to learn stuff that would look different, so many guys are doing almost only 2 handed cuts, that look the same to the audience. It's very important to put focus on all areas if you want to be good. You should also try Theory11, and many good tutorials on Youtube as well.
In your question, you said you are learning "card cuts" and are looking for more sources. I think the best for that purpose would be "Showoff" and "Cap Cuts". You will see a different approach on those than the bucks. After that you can pick up "The Trilogy".

Best of luck,

Tomer
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