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Hardest Tutorial you've learned from.

Brett Hurley

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Sep 27, 2014
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All right. We have all needed flourish tutorials in order to acquire a larger inventory of tools.

However, some tutorials almost seem like they make a Point to be harder to learn from than doing the flourish itself.

And I say this because it's taken me the better part of a week now wat hing ONE tutorial that has almost made me throw my IPhone at a wall.

That tutorial would be Ladisias' 'Recto Verso'. It's an intricate flourish, I will give it that. But the tutorial is quieter than a silent movie, no text, no helpful animations. Just the flourish done super slow with camera angles that cut to different (and sometimes not helpful) angles.

And I thought the tutorial for 'Rinzler' was tough. No, sir. 'Recto Verso' is like if your brain punched itself in the balls. For $2, that tutorial was bonkers difficult.


So, what flourish has frustrated you more than any other tutorial you have so far?
 

Brett Hurley

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Well, if you're getting a tutorial for a difficult flourish, you know what you're getting into.

I'm going for a flourish that looks something along the lines of you watching it and thinking, 'I can't believe that this tutorial was made this way!'

Basically, you waste a week or two just to get the mechanics of the flourish down because the tutorial...wasn't the best
 
Mar 6, 2012
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Learning Rev. Erdnase (Dan and Dave's The System) was the hardest thing in the world. I played the "explanation" over a hundred times
 

Duncan F.

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For me it would have to be Nimbus by Chase Duncan. He starts off by telling you the prerequisite move is 80% of the flourish, and then glosses over it. The rest of the flourish was taught really well, but the One-handed cut needed a LOT more explaining.
 
Mar 7, 2015
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I downloaded Outbreak in App Store and I hate those tutorials. Same with all the apps by Dan and Dave, for example Vortex or AVIV. Great cardists and great cuts, but shitty tutorials.
 

Brett Hurley

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I got 'Recto Verso' from the Outbreak app. Good lord I hate it. It took me 4 days to get the flourish down from a LOT of guesswork. I can do it now. But every flourish taught in it is quieter than a silent film and about as helpful as a rabbid cat in the pants
 
Nov 9, 2013
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For me it would have to be Nimbus by Chase Duncan. He starts off by telling you the prerequisite move is 80% of the flourish, and then glosses over it. The rest of the flourish was taught really well, but the One-handed cut needed a LOT more explaining.
I have to disagree, I think that Chase almost went into too much explanation on the one-handed cuts. Maybe my memory is being nice towards him, but I really think that the tutorials for NB3 were done perfectly.
 
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