The Pressure Fan
Tutorial and Method

The Pressure Fan is a modern two handed method of producing a card fan that ensures an absolutely symmetrical fan.

Pressure Fan

Many magicians use this type of fan to allow a spectator or volunteer to chose a card and also showing the deck as being clean.

This trick will take some practice to perform correctly, so read the article below and watch the video to give you tips and improve your techniques so you can display this fan flawlessly. Practice is needed so get out a fresh deck of cards and do it.

There are many methods to display this type of fan and one such method is shown here. 

Grab the deck and hold the pack at the ends between your right thumb and the middle & ring fingers, the first finger curling at the top.

Remember to squeeze to bend the cards as you would when you want to spring the cards.. just buckle them slightly to give you the pressure.

The pressure fan
method and technique 

Place the deck of cards in the crotch of your left hand, the tip of the left thumb resting on the inner left corner of the back, and the index finger slanting diagonally across the face of the pack.

Bend the cards downwards over the left index finger and spread them in a fan by sweeping the right hand in a circle to the right allowing the cards to slip from under your fingertips.

Keep the bend in the cards while completing the fan, maintaining the pressure.

This wonderful flourish is useful in offering the cards to a spectator who can choose a card more easily.

It is a lovely way of showing the cards in the best light. It will take a fair amount of practice to actually master the fan, but once you succeed it will be your primary method of inviting a spectator to choose a card.

Pressure Fan

You will find that using a relatively new deck will help as the cards tend to slide more easily than those in older decks that have had plenty of use and are maybe slightly dirty.

Moving on you can learn other specialist fans or if you find this difficult to master then try the thumb fan which is also available on this website.

Please comment below regarding how well you can display the fan and if you have any suggestions for other ways of improving technique.

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