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Tor Egil
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I don't do these flourishes but I can imagine they are very difficult. What Im talking about is the Cors Cobra with switching packet in mid air.
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Flourishes are just ways to show the audience that you have great skill with cards. Personally, I think that flourishes work best in small amounts. After seeing something like De'vo's Cobra Cut or his Cradle to Grave Routine (which is the hardest thing I can do) the spectators' jaws drop, because they have just seen a demonstration of unbelieveable skill. However, as I said, flourishes should be woven into a magic act.
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Flourishes don't have to be woven into a magic act. You can do a 20 min. routine with just flourishes. I think De'vos routine is one hour or so.
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I think the hardest for me would be Devo's Cobra Cut and Paul Harris's Curley Q flourish. Smile
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Believe it or not, the pressure fan. I can do a one hand fan left and right, a one hand shuffle, the Heinstein shuffle, but I can't seem to get my pressure fan right at all.

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On 2004-01-19 05:44, Rcitgo wrote:
I think the hardest for me would be Devo's Cobra Cut and Paul Harris's Curley Q flourish. Smile


Actually Randy Holt is the originator of the Curly-Cue.Smile

My list:
Curly-Cue
Fred Robinson's Ambitious Riser
Audley Walsh's (I think that was how it is spelled) Long Distance Spinner
Green Angle Separation from Green Magic
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Another difficult flourish is flip back fan.

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Some of the cuts from Daryl's EOCS volume 8 and the L-Cut.
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Cobra Cut
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On 2004-01-09 11:14, SKILL wrote:
The 30 packets display is really difficult.
It's crazy.

Skill... Smile


30 - that is a lot!!!
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2 hands... 30 packets???
Is that true???

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Guess you haven't seen De'vo's Cradle to Grave. Yes, it's true.

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Hardest to perform

Overhead spring.
Making multiple hinge cuts look right.
Bouncing packets off the feet.
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It is not defined as "The 30 Packet Display", there is not one single way to display 30 seperate packets.
Thare are endless way, just get a little creative.
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Cobra Cut gets my vote for the hardest flourish. Been practicing for months and am no where near :-(
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"However, as I said, flourishes should be woven into a magic act"

NOT TRUE! Flourishes should NEVER be woven into a magic act. They are complete different arts.

In magic you never want to give the impression that you have skills with cards. That ruins the magical effect and the audience thinks that you are doing moves they can't see and not magic.

"2 hands... 30 packets?
Is that true?"

It's an Ulmen requirement. Yes, it is. People have done it. And in a classy manner. Not just put 30 packs on your head... 30packs not touching, consisting of at least three cards in a pack.
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Burns is right. Flourishing denotes skill, and you don't want to seem skillful when you do magic. This is probably why the Buck Twin's effects don't go over that well.

I know for a fact that John Carney won't even pressure fan a deck when having a card selected, because he doesn't want anyone to know of his skill. Jamy Ian Swiss talked about this a lot when I went to his clinic in Vegas.
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On 2004-06-03 14:58, zombieboy wrote:
This is probably why the Buck Twin's effects don't go over that well.


Just curious, Zombieboy, have you seen the Bucks perform magic for laymen and get bad responses due to their flourishing?
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On 2004-06-03 16:28, PasteboardPlayer wrote:
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On 2004-06-03 14:58, zombieboy wrote:
This is probably why the Buck Twin's effects don't go over that well.


Just curious, Zombieboy, have you seen the Bucks perform magic for laymen and get bad responses due to their flourishing?

I have, and do a search on the Café. I saw them in vegas at the magic seminar and they kept starring at their hands and made funny faces. Some people enjoyed it, many did not find their presentation very well.

But back to the topic - I'd have to say the fire elementals. Just the thought of fullfilling requirements with your hands on fire!lol

The thirty packet display also has got to be one of the hardest, right next to the upsidedown double blindfolded armspreads and catches.

Pretty much anything in the Ulmen Trials over step #5 is darn near impossible for normal manipulators.
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