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Cardistry: Making card flourishes look effortless with practice

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Card flourishes are visual displays of skill performed with playing cards, designed to show the skill or manual dexterity of a ‘flourisher’. Card flourishes are primarily intended to be visually impressive and to appear difficult to do. They can also be used as expression of creativity, or can be referred to as an artform.

Above, watch as YouTube flourisher Av1vM shows off a series of well-practiced cardistry tricks. Below, practice a flourish with this tutorial by Sergey Khalevo:

Related videos: more cards, more tricks, and more practice, including Epic Pen Spinning and the winning performance at the 2012 Japanese Juggling Festival.

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