New to Cardistry? You've Come to The Right Place!

Discussion in 'Cardistry & Flourishing Forum' started by Casey Rudd, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. New to Cardistry? You've come to the right place!

    So where to begin in this vast art of card ninjas?

    Whether you are just starting out in cardistry or looking to take your knowledge and skill to the next level, GENESIS v1 has something for everyone. Shot in true high definition, Genesis v1 features over 30 incredible moves - ranging from simple core techniques to more advanced concepts - taught in nearly four hours of detailed instruction by one of the most influential names in the cardistry community today - Andrei Jikh. If you're just getting started, Genesis v1 is a must-have.

    Want to expand? Another great resource for learning cardistry is Dangerous (disc 2 MOTION) by the one and only Daniel Madison. Motion contains a total of 21 flashy cardistry moves that are guaranteed to draw attention in any crowd. Dangerous is a comprehensive two disc training course representing the definitive work of underground magician and cardist Daniel Madison, both past and present. Mystique (Volume 1) is dedicated to his magic. Motion (Volume 2) contains his signature cardistry creations.

    Lastly, The Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes by the legendary Jerry Cestkowski is a must for building a rock solid foundation in cardistry. With over 2,800 photographs to guide you along every single step of the way, this book is a must have in your arsenal.

    Ready to take your skill to a whole new level? Here are some knuckle busting resources that will keep you busy for years.

    Everything you learned in Genesis v1 is about to get amped up to another dimension. Covering over 18 moves on an intermediate to advanced ability level, Andrei Jikh's Genesis v2 takes you by the hand and challenges you to be better, faster, and more precise in every movement you make. Are you up to that challenge?

    The Trilogy is a full length three DVD set containing over 6 HOURS of card tricks, flourishes, and everything else acclaimed sleight-of-hand and flourish artists Dan Buck and Dave Buck have dreamt up with a deck of playing cards throughout their years of creating and performing.

    Following in the footsteps of the Trilogy, andthensome takes you even further from the norm - directly into the minds of Dan and Dave Buck as they offer their most out of the box thinking yet. With over 50 brand new creations and countless bonus features (including +yourstuff).

    Check back regularly for an update for future resources on learning the best of cardistry from some of the most respected names in the industry. Don't take our word for it, read the product reviews to learn more.
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  2. Thanks Casey. I think another good thing to start out with is extreme begginers but they dont really teach any two handed cut on extreme begginers.
  3. I think Papercuts should be added to this list.
  4. I posted a blog update on the rise of cardistry, along with links to some of my favourite videos, hope you enjoy.
  5. To add 2 cents to a years-old thread: yes, Xtreme Beginnerz doesn't teach many two-handed cuts (though the basic motions of Sybil are covered, as are some basic two-handed swing, pivot, flop and turnover cuts), but that's part of the reason it's so useful for beginners. It covers so many fundamental basics that many other modern training resources don't go over, at least not as in-depth.

    Ideally, you would get Xtreme Beginnerz along with something else that teaches more variety in other areas, such as Genesis, The Trilogy, The System, etc.

  6. Hi. I've been in cardistry for a little over 9 months now and I've only been learning flourishes through Youtube. Their ok but i feel that I should get me a DVD of some sort on Flourishing. I know how to do a number of flourishes already namely the one handed cuts; normal one handed cut, revolution cut, triple false cut, Cox Uker and a one from Dan n' Dave that I picked up in a Hendricks Forberg video (Forest). other flourishes include from the Sybil, the 6 packet Sybil by 52Kards, Glass, Feather, Mantis, Rounhouse 2, Little Genisis, Rock it by Aryus, Rolodex, Tornado cut and 2 of my own flourishes. Ok my question is, given what I know, What would the best DVD title should I get and why? Mind you, im not saying that ive mastered the flourishes mentioned above but I can do each fluently but at a moderate pace, I haven't speeding up as much as I want to do to the fact that I use Casino cards namely Aristocrats Casino Cards. Aperently Flourishing and Cardistry in my country (Papua New Guinea) is unknown so the businesses here see no profit in shipping in proper decks like Bicycle or Tally ho and the like. So im stuck with these junk for now, I do have a Tally Ho Fanback that was a gift from a relative but unfortunately the first 6 months got the best of it. Anyway, im blabering now.

    Thank you for taking time to read this, I do hope that atleast one of you may answer my question. Thanks :)
  7. Hi Tommy,

    I'd recommend the DVD "Xtreme Beginnerz" by De'vo. It covers the widest range of fundamental and basic moves of any training resource out there, and teaches you how to do the moves with lots of detail. Everything from fans, springs, card throwing, one-handed cuts, two-handed cuts, armspreads and more are covered.

    I've also heard good things about Andrei's "Genesis" DVD, but I haven't seen it myself.

  8. I'm new to cardistry. What would you recommend that I learn for my first flourish/cut? I am currently using an Artifice v2 Emerald green deck.
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  9. Hey guys...I'm searching for any cardists/magicians in vienna, Austria.
  10. Hi Spencer!
    I'm fairly new to cardistry also. Maybe the basic thumb fan? A nice cut might be the charlier cut...

    Hope that helped you!
    Ostranenie =)
  11. The first one you learn will always be the hardest, then it will take weeks if not months to get it looking smooth and fast. There's no way to make it easier, you just have to jump in. Some general tips: break the cut down into separate parts to learn - if you need to, start with only half the deck - you have to do a cut smoothly before you can do it speedily.
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  12. I've heard from a lot of people, and I agree, that the Sybil cut can help a lot when you're just starting out with multi-packet flourishes. It takes a couple of hours to get used to it, but once you do, you'll be able to learn a lot of other more difficult flourishes easier.
  13. what is better tally ho or bicycle
  14. Thank you so much for sharing.
  15. I want to get into cardistry I'm looking for free resources for learning cardistry any suggestions ?
  16. I've written an article that covers exactly that, and also includes direct links to several video tutorials for each of the basic flourishes you should start with:

    Top Moves and Flourishes That Beginners in Cardistry Should Learn
  17. Thanks for the information, didn't know where to start, after this post have a direction.

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