I saw a couple of card throwing tricks on here which was very good, but after wasting a long time watching the instructions I was going nowhere.
After some work, I concluded out the simple piece that was juggling. You should not try to throw the cards but spin them!
Step 1: Getting Started.
All you need to get started is a deck of cards and someplace to throw them. I would suggest around indoors where you won’t knock stuff over and break it.
Any cards will do, I used inexpensive crappy paper ones and expensive plastic coated ones and didn’t notice a lot of difference.
The main Points to keep in mind are:
*Don’t attempt to throw the card! This seems silly but this is precisely the error I was making. The card has no weight and if you attempt to throw it like you would a heavier thing it will flutter for a little and soil about 2ft away. You will need to twist the card and this activity all comes in the wrist. The faster you are able to spin the card the better it will fly!
*You are going to need to place some forward motion in your forearm but this is a gentle, relaxed movement merely to provide the card some forward momentum.
*You will need to keep your arm and wrist very relaxed. The entire motion does not require plenty of force and you’ll most likely realize that the harder you try and throw the card the less likely you are to succeed.
Step 2: How to Hold Card (Card Throwing).
The following page shows the two ways I held the card. Both worked for me but you could find one works better than another for you.
The first way was to hold it between your indicator and middle finger in a small diagonal using the tips of your characters on the corner of the card. When you throw it you want the card to pivot around the ends of your characters to give it a spinning movement.
The next way is truly very near the way I hold cards when I am dealing. As you throw it you use your index finger to bring the spin.
Step 3: Throwing Technique
As I said the entire purpose is to have a relaxed, smooth, arm motion to provide the card forward momentum and a relaxed snapping of the wrist to provide the card spin.
You barely have to move your arm whatsoever. The image below shows you the motion that you would like. Do this gently, trust me it’ll work much better this way then trying to put plenty of weight on it.
As soon as you have the technique down (which if I’ve explained this properly should be on about the 2nd or 3rd card you throw) you can get decent distance on each and every card.
The more you practice the quicker you’ll have the ability to twist the cards and the farther and faster you will be able to make them fly.
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