3 weeks ago, I took a video of myself trying to perform a card flourish called a “card spring.” The Spring is where the cards fly – one at a time – from one had to the other very quickly. At the time, I had put in about one hour of total practice on this move.
You can probably guess how well I was able to perform this move 3 weeks ago by the title of this post ;). It was pretty bad. See the video below.
As with most things in magic, one hour of practice is nothing! There are moves for which I have logged hundreds of hours of practice. And I’m still very much a beginner. THAT is what you’re in for if you really want to perform magic. So it is actually no surprise that my performance in the above video is so poor.
But that’s what this site is mainly about – showing progress along the way, at various points along the path to competence (if not mastery) of techniques.
By the way, below is a picture of what a card spring is SUPPOSED to look like. Obviously that isn’t me in the photo:-P.
I’ll report back after at least another hour of practice. Watch this space!
Okay. After adding about 1 more hour of practice, things are starting to look a bit better. It’s still nowhere near acceptable. But the difference is noticeable. Check it out here: My Less Pathetic Card Spring
[…] Since learning most physical skills like this requires many hours of practice, I didn’t expect it to be good at this point, which is good. I didn’t disappoint. It was – as the title of the post suggested – pathetic. See it at: My Pathetic Card Spring […]