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magicfish
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Has anyone ever seen it done? can anyone do it ? is it really the hardest flourish on the planet?
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I've seen it done twice, once by the originator Randy Holt, who is deceased. I'm told, having never mastered it myself, that once you get the "hopping" part, which takes some muscle not unlike the regular LePaul hopping spread, that the index finger under the cards needs to extend to support the cards as they move. Good luck, this is a tough one, master this and you'll be the only one on your block who can do it.
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Yep, I've pretty much given up on this. Every now and then I give it another go - but it's a real tough little cookie!
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Do you do the normal LePaul Hopping Spread?
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Its like chasing the impossible dream.

One day I will learn it. Untill then I live in fear of it.

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Saw this done last year when I was working onboard the Cruise Ship Aurora

One of the passengers could do it extremely well

He was purely a hobbyist and as far as I know this was the only heavy weight item he knew

He kindly took me through it, in a quiet moment but I didn't pursue it

My initial impression was that it was not that difficult but needed a good clean pack to work
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On 2009-04-20 12:09, james prince wrote:
My initial impression was that it was not that difficult


I would say your initial impression was wrong! Smile

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Possibly!

Maybe the context of this guy who could do only very basic stuff, doing this move, made me underestimate the difficulty involved

James
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This move begs the question of why do something the extremely hard way when you get close to the same effect with a simple one-handed circular fan.

one benefit is that the fan appears to be "growing" without any apparant hand movement, but you can also get this effect with a one-handed fan by showing the faces instead of the finger side (which is the usual way anyways)

also its very difficult to make a curly-Q fan as round or even as a regular indicies fan. So why (other than the hobbyist reason of pursuing a challenge) should a worker spend a lot of time on this one? my opinion is that it would be a waste.
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It really isn't that hard once you know how to LePaul Spread. The thumb is on the top of the deck in near the upper right corner (on the top card), acting as a pivot point, from there your thumb presses down as you Le Paul Spread... The grip starts off sorta tight with the initial part of the double fan, then you release pressure and let the cards automatically complete the double fan. So slightly past half way of the double fan's opening, you release pressure and let the cards sorta slide into place on their own... not sure if it's inertia or a slight tilt of the hand, but it seems to work for me. Give it a go.
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Unlike the Curly Cue, at least when you put in the work for the LePaul Spread you have a cool way to hide the pass.
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Hey there... (magicfish)
I just dug up an old video of my own take of the move... so you can see what it looks like - or at least what mine looks like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd_wep6KyBg

cheers
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Focus on putting more tension on the bottom half of the deck. Remember the middle of the deck flares out not the top. Left hand fingers on the upper right long side of the deck. Pressure should be similar to the tension while holding the deck in Erdnase grip.

Your thumb lays across the top, pointing towards the top right of the deck.
Your first, second, third, fourth fingers apply pressure towards the base of the thumb.

Hope this helps.
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AndreasLund

Seems to me like I've seen your last take on it before...right before I played a game of 52 pick up!

Looks good overall, keep up the good work.
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Looks terrible, which actually probably means its a pretty adequate curly-Q.
keeblem
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Hey

I think that's not bad at all Smile

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I have been working on this move and it's haaaard lol
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