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DJVirtualreality is correct and is thinking along the same lines as I am.

I think the beauty of the perfect production is that to the audience it appears as if the card appears bewteen the finger and the thumb. Almost as if you are pinching or plucking a card into exsistence.

The finger and thumb touch and then spread apart. When they spread apart, instantly a card is held between them. I think that is the real beauty of the production.

I would really not spend too much time trying to do one without the thumb there as that is only defeating the purpose. Besides, you really almost need the thumb action to perform the production fluidly.

I hope some of this is helpful to you.
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I like the snap production.
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I personally don't for some reason..

To me it seems obvious the card is simply slipping out from the palm of the hand. Something like the perfect production with all fingers open would be a prettier production because the audience is clueless as to where the card is coming from...

Just my opinion though, and I agree it is a pretty production to watch, but...
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DJ:
The idea is that if you use the snap production in unison with fluid movement, music and choreography, it can be a very pretty and useful slieght.
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On 2003-06-26 03:12, -The Scot- wrote:
I must be weird too... I am left handed but I handle cards as if I were right handed. It's good though because I can do manipulations in both hands!

Zombieboy said what I was meaning, practise some left hand productions so you aren't a one handed performer.

Kevin


I'm the same, I can do great manipulation with both hands. Our weirdness gives us the edge over regular magicians! Smile Smile
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Do not consider yourself weird. Consider yourself very lucky indeed. =)
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I can do the perfect production without the thumb, but I use it as my own unique spinning production. The idea was suggested to me by McBride and Jamy Ian Swiss. As an actual production, however, you should use the thumb.
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Zombie:
That is an interesting concept. I would like to see you perform that move sometime if ever given the chance. I always find it interesting to see others adaptation of moves.

I came up with an interesting way to shoot cards out of my hands while the cards are held in a front palm position. It happened by accident and I do not know of anyone that shoots them in the process that I use.

It is these little unique creative moves that I find fascinating to learn.
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The way of shooting cards that you speak of has a name, but I can't think of it right now. It's in "Cards as Weapons" and also will be in Rick Smith Jr's DVD when it comes out (which it will very soon). Rick taught me how to do it and it is very, very cool.

I encourage everybody who is interested in card throwing and flicking to get a copy of his DVD when it is released. He is a great magic teacher, and he has put a ton of strong technique on this DVD.

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Wow...I've never been asked this question.
I actually perform all of my preferred methods with both hands. Several years ago, as a rule of thumb, I forced myself to learn and practice my preferred card productions with both hands.
The only thing I can't do with my right hand, despite being right handed, is card hand cuts. I do everything from a charlier cut to triple/quadrule hand cuts with my left hand only....go figure.
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Evan:
Thanks for the information. I will have to look for that DVD release. I am sure my version has bee done many times before. It was just funny how I discovered it on my own. It seems to work great for me. Thanks again.
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Yes thanks for the reminder Evan.
I recall viewing clips of Rick Smith Jr. in action. He is simply DANGEROUS. Smile The filming crew was dumfounded. My favorite demo was his knocking down a pyramid of empty soda cans with one card. I think with the speed his cards travel, he might of broken the window behind the cans had he missed.
That reminds me. With Ricky Jay's card in watermelon, breaking a window with a card would truly send shockwaves. A new world record maybe? An impossible stretch I know but talk about a new card God for anyone who achieves the effect.
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The nore I hear about this DVD, the more impressed I am becoming. May have to really check this out. thanks all.
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Rick Smith Jr has the world record for card throwing. He threw a single playing card I think 211 feet!

Last weekend he was up at my house visiting with my sister who is a friend of his, and he and I were throwing some cards. We got some cards stuck in various types of melon, had card wars (ooooouch it hurt!), and threw some cards outside. Seeing him throw cards actually IS scary. He has a 93 MPH fastball. That's right, 93 MPH!!!!!

He threw cards over huge trees and into lots a few houses away from mine. When he throws cards they make a WOOF sound as if they break the wind when he releases. You have to see him in person to really witness the power of the cards. He even cut someone in the ear and made them bleed! Smile Smile Smile

All I can say, get the DVD! It is really worth it!!! Smile

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Evan:
Keep me posted on when this will be avilable and where I can possibly get a copy of it. It sounds awesome and I might be intersted in getting a copy for my manip. library.
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Will do Kyle.

Also Rick is a member of the Café. I'm sure he will start a thread on his DVD when it is released as well.
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Evan:
Thanks. Keep me posted and I will keep and eye out here. It sounds interesting. Thanks again.

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