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AtticusGreen
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Hi.
I've been trying to get down the basic card spring (yes I am bowing diagonally) and I'm pretty confident my fingers are in the right position. When I start releasing cards though, they don't go straight down. They usually come off my thumb and shoot at me. I've been fiddling around with how much pressure I put on each finger but I can't seem to get the cards to go where I want them to. Any recommendations?
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fingerjack
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Angle your hand maybe? Direct the pressure perhaps? Where are they releasing from, thumb or fingers?
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AtticusGreen
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They're coming off of my thumb. If I was to angle my hand to make up for it, I would have to hold the cards vertically. Not really sure exactly what you mean by directing the pressure.
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keeblem
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I think it's difficult to describe this in words. I use to have this problem a lot (coming off my thumbs) but over time just subtle difference in the way you hold the cards and you'll find you'll get it.

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I am absolutely not an expert - more a beginner, like you, in this. I was told to start with the hands very close to each other to be able to adjust angles, hand and finger position, force, etc. Then when a spring works with hands close together, gradually work on it with the hands farther apart.

You have inspired me to work on it again, however!
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bigdaddyhaystack
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I did not know the bow was supposed to happen diagonally. I got 100 % better results five minutes after reading this post. Thank you
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Try a more physical solution.

when you grip the cards for the spring, get the thumb deeper on the cards, so they don't have the chance to come off of it early.


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Mathias Kersting
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This tutorial may help you - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE1P7fINjX8
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