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juggernaut187
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I'm just getting to card manipulation (been practicing my fingers off for like six months and making pretty good progress). I saw a video of Juliana Chen on youtube preforming on World Greatest Magic some years ago where she does this single card production that just sort of appears at her fingertips. She does it at rapid speed, amazing stuff. I was just wondering if her DVD on Card Shooting explains the technique on that single production.
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Yes it also teach the single card producation. and it's almost the same selight to do it .

but it takes a lot of practice I still learning it .



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I *think* I read somewhere on the description of the video you need to use super thin cards (like the ones she sells) if you want any success in performing her productions. So forget about Bee cards. Sounds expensive.
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What the?

the production you're speaking of is called the "tenkai" production and you can learn it from Jeff McBride's "the art of card manipulation" DVDs, they're really good.

Bees are perfect for manipulation, but Juliana chen has her own brand of cards (smaller bridge sized, and thin) so if you have small hands you may need to try that, but really, for practice, just try bees!
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Trashmanf - Julianna Chen's grip on the cards is different to the Tenkai.

I can't explain it in words ... it is not only difficult to master, but difficult to explain without seeing her actually do it (on the video).

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The closest I can compare this to is the Ken Brookes single production - on steroids! The DVD is beautiful to watch and she makes the single productions look so darn easy; but then you pick up a deck of cards and you see how insane her moves actually are. YIKES!!

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Ken, I couldn't agree more!

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I use pretty thin cards for manipulation anyways -- Murphy's. Although, I find them a little hard to fan, and I'm not big on fanning powder (I sort of have an allergic reaction to something in it and it makes my hands swells up). I'm considering trying to wax cards to see if that helps, but as of now, I just use bridge size bikes for split fans with one of the flesh colored manipulation cards on the back of the deck for cover. Works fine for me.

I went ahead and ordered the DVD and should get it in a week or so. I have no doubt that what Ken says is true -- she'll make it look easy and I'll end up picking up cards off my bed for weeks until I get it down. Still, should be fun -- thanks guys.
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If you do a search on youtube for Juliana Chen you will find a video of her teaching a bunch of kids at "hogwarts" her card productions. It's pretty quick and not much detail but it definitely gives you and idea of how she does her card productions.
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I believe that production is called the "Bent card production" on Jeff Sheridan's card manipulation DVD. He just shows it in a few seconds because he doesn't like the way it ruins the cards. I just tried shooting cards out of that grip and I got good distance on the first try! I think it's a bit easier than the technique used for shooting the cards out with the Sheridan/Lane production. How she does it with so many cards held in that grip is the real magic.
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Wow she is awesome. The best part is at the end when she shoots the cards.
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Learning the production right now. Took some time, but I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. The hardest part is keeping the cards from springing out of my hands.
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Juliana, like Shoot Ogawa practices probably more hours per day than you are awake. She has INCRDIBLY STRONG HANDS AND FINGERS. It comes from her Chinese Acrobat training regimen.
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