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Card Spin Tutorial
Flourish Technique

The Card-Spin is known as a flourish and it can look impressive when you are doing card magic. Its not necessarily a card trick but it does show your showmanship in a better light if you can successfully spin a card on your middle finger.

A lot of magicians use this type of flourish to enhance a performance as its impressive to look at, one card spinning on a finger like a plate on a stick. Worth learning and will take a lot of practice as it does take a while to do it correctly. Its what we call a knacky move.

So to do this trick you will need a playing card and a lot of patience to get it right,

We have a video demonstration below which will go through the technique required to get the method correct. 

We thank Sleight of Hand 101 for making this video, please subscribe to his you tube channel for more magic tricks and flourishes to help you become a better magician.

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Card Spin Tutorial Recap

The Card-Spin needs some preparation from you as you practice. Try to balance the card straight onto your finger. Take the card straight from the deck and then gently press your thumb and middle finger on the middle of the card.

Then lift your thumb and see if the card is balanced. Trying to find the middle of the card is the hardest bit. 

So now you have found the middle you will use your first finger to spin the card. Press the finger into the card and pull it back slightly which will give you the spin to make the card spin.

Then force your finger forwards and lift your thumb enough to keep friction to a minimum and still keep it as a pivot with you middle finger. It should spin nicely.

Keep practicing the move until it comes naturally to you and i promise you that it will. I have been doing it for years but it too a while to learn it properly. This method shown in the video is a basis for you to do it and you might even find your own way of doing it which you will find comfortable doing.

We hope you enjoyed this trick and please find others on free magic trick and illusions, there is more card magic to come.


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