167 entries in Cards / Sleights / Flourishes / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The One Hand Drop card cascade to floor is caught before it reaches floor, two methods
1909 The Art of Magic 32
B. Girindrashekhar TheFlower of Cards every other card bent in opposite direction
1909 The Art of Magic 36
Ralph W. Hull Book Flourish concave and every other card reversed
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 17
Unknown The Elbow Catch
1938 Greater Magic 218
Unknown A Card Juggle throwing deck from behind shoulder and kicking it upwards with shoe
1938 Greater Magic 218
Unknown Faked Cards for Flourish two cards with strips in middle, holding deck together for juggling flourish
Related to 1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 82
Edward G. Love A Complete Routine card flourish routine
1946 Card Fantasies 48
Paul LePaul A Flourish And A Pass deck spreads itself between hands
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 35
John Hamilton POP card jumps from top of the pack up in the air
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 771
Dr. Jacob Daley Spin-Around Flourish right hand grips outjogged card and spins it 180 degrees around
Related to 1950 Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 2) 110
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop card is pushed in center and comes out by itself transformed, it helps to have a belly
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 226) 902
Edward Marlo Spin Change Discovery spinning card on smooth surface
1953 The Cardician 78
Bill Simon The Flash Change four indifferent cards change into four Aces, they stick out of deck as a block and are shaken out
Variations 1954 Sleightly Sensational 11
Jerry Andrus The Twirl card spins between fingers
Related toAlso published here 1956 Andrus Deals You In 99
Jerry Andrus A Flourish for the Back Slip Force spectator pushed card into one-handed water fall cascade to select card
1956 Andrus Deals You In 104
Jerry Andrus Table Fan Flip fan configuration on soft surface used to flip over a card
1956 Andrus Deals You In 106
Jerry Andrus Walking Deck deck squeezed into beveled condition and moved across soft surface for flourishy effect
1956 Andrus Deals You In 110
Jerry Andrus Rolling Deck uncased deck is rolled on edge from one hand to the other on soft surface
1956 Andrus Deals You In 112
Jerry Andrus Calculating Deck one-handed springing action that is noisy, deck stays in hand
1956 Andrus Deals You In 113
Jerry Andrus Something to Fool With incomplete faro shuffled deck with one half perpendicular, dropped onto table, shuffled cards drop out and flip over one by one
Related to 1956 Andrus Deals You In 114
Jerry Andrus A Flourish Discovery incomplete faro shuffled deck with one half perpendicular, near table, cards from one half pivot down one by one until only selection is sticking out
1956 Andrus Deals You In 118
Jerry Andrus Monkey Business faro unweave spring flourish
1956 Andrus Deals You In 119
Jerry Andrus I O U letter I O U are made up of cards on the table
1956 Andrus Deals You In 153
Jerry Andrus Fountain of Cards kind of spring from incomplete faro shuffled deck in perpendicular condition
1957 Up Close with Andrus 7
Jerry Andrus Double Waterfall double waterfall to outside after faro, selection remains in hand
Also published here 1957 Up Close with Andrus 7
Jerry Andrus Double Cascade cards cascading into other hand after faro, Notis type
Also published here 1957 Up Close with Andrus 7
Senor Notis The Notis Cascade One handed Riffle Shuffle with Cascade Finale
Related to 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 31
James Steranko The Duplex Cull openly removing two sets of cards, flourish
1960 Steranko on Cards 45
Art Lyle Merry Go Round card is twisted with a flourish, sticking out from the deck
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 261
Brian Glover Elimination - Revelation card revelation, from eight cards, flourish
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 383) 361
Jerry Andrus Easy Waterfall cards cascading into other hand after faro, Notis type
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1973 Kurious Kards 12
Jerry Andrus Outside Waterfall double waterfall to outside after faro
VariationsAlso published here 1973 Kurious Kards 13
Jerry Andrus Triple Waterfall thirds faroed into each like a triple-faro for cascade
1973 Kurious Kards 14
Jerry Andrus Quadruple Waterfall fourths faroed into each like a quadruple-faro for cascade
1973 Kurious Kards 16
Jerry Andrus Tumbling Effect halves faroed into each other at right angles, cards tumble out of hand one by one
1973 Kurious Kards 17
Jerry Andrus Another Cascade halves faroed into each other at right angles, cards cascade to both sides, with variations
1973 Kurious Kards 18
Jerry Andrus Card Spray halves faroed into each other at right angles, cards pop over and fall
1973 Kurious Kards 20
Jerry Andrus Unweave Flourish cards unweave upwards, one-handed
1973 Kurious Kards 20
Jerry Andrus Unweave onto Table
1973 Kurious Kards 22
Jerry Andrus Squeeze Shot center of beveled deck shoots out when squeezed
1973 Kurious Kards 26
Jerry Andrus Air Borne Spread long spread between the hands with faro-shuffled deck
1973 Kurious Kards 38
Jerry Andrus Flip-Over Flourish incomplete faro shuffled deck with one half perpendicular at one corner is riffled onto table, shuffled cards drop out and flip over one by one
Related to 1973 Kurious Kards 40
Jerry Andrus A Pendulum Idea incomplete faro shuffled deck on edge on table, pen moved back and forth and cards drop onto table one by one
1973 Kurious Kards 43
Jerry Andrus Leap Frog balancing configuration on table, cards moved to top one by one, and top card slides down one side one by one
1973 Kurious Kards 43
Jerry Andrus Flip Shuffle cards in one palm up hand, cards released off thumb flip over finger onto table, as shuffle with both hands
1973 Kurious Kards 44
Jerry Andrus Some funny things with a Bent Deck faro shuffle with heavily bent deck, cards make a long bridge, also unweave flourish
Related to 1973 Kurious Kards 44
Jerry Andrus A Slow Motion Tumble incomplete faro with heavily bent deck, cards drop onto table one by one slowly
1973 Kurious Kards 47
Jerry Andrus The "S" Shuffle heavily bent deck faro shuffled and bent into S shape, cards fly out one by one
1973 Kurious Kards 48
Jerry Andrus The Balancing Deck deck laid out onto table in large area, whole thing picked up and balanced on one finger, also as revelation
1973 Kurious Kards 49
Jerry Andrus Faro Drop Flourish fine incomplete faro, deck held in end grip, cards drop one by one
1973 Kurious Kards 52
Jerry Andrus Waterfalls flourish with faro-shuffle deck
1974 Special Magic 16
T. G. Murphy Deck Flip deck flips over in left hand
1976 The Triple Cut 13
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move
Also published here 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 35
Paul Harris Three Way Display Deck displayed on table in three fans
1977 SuperMagic 39
Paul Harris Flash Control Flourishy card control
1977 SuperMagic 93
Steve Beam The One Handed Pharoah one handed faro shuffle and cascade (Jerry Andrus)
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 18
Jeff McBride The Jumping Card card is pressed on table and jumps up
May 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 199
Dr. Jacob Daley Twirl Flourish card is twirled 180° while protruding out of the deck
June 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 696
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez Flap Jacks indifferent cards transform into jacks and appear in a visual display
Related toVariations 1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book I 31
Flip Hallema Spin Flourish to place card in center
1980 Encore I 20
Arturo de Ascanio Magischer Zier-Dreher flourish twist of packet
1980 Das Ascanio Seminar — Graz 1980 18
Peter Kane Four Card and Deck Display backs
Related to 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 36
Paul LePaul The LePaul Spread
Related to 1981 Milennium Aces 17
Karl Fulves Spread Variations LePaul Spread variation
Related to 1981 Milennium Aces 19
Paul Harris Just Call Me Mr. Wonderful one-handed method to take deck out of case and fan it
Also published here 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 139
Peter Kane Four Card and Deck Display final display in which four cards stick out at four corners of the deck
Related to 1981 The Complete Cannibal Act 18
Frank Shields Four Card Display
1981 The Complete Cannibal Act 24
Dr. Jacob Daley Spin Flourish
1981 Babel (Issue 1) 5
Matt Corin Good Opener method to open the seal of a new deck of playing cards, by tapping it on the table
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 7
Unknown Rose Flourish squared deck is spun and smears into a rosetta
1981 Dimensional Relativity 7
Noel Stanton Flick Up Flourish displaying card from packet
1982 Card Finesse 103
Meir Yedid The Card Sorter packets are pushed through deck several times
1982 Incredible Close-Up Magic 34
Paul Harris Bee Bop card case makes back flip
1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 11
Paul Harris Pyramid
  • How to Make a Pyramid (three-sided structure with cards)
  • Modern Pyramid (card rises out of pyramid)
  • Elevator Pyramid
Related toVariations 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 70
Dana Betz Dana's Double Pyramid one-handed pyramid build
Inspired by 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 74
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Eddie Fechter Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then back
Related toAlso published here 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 126
Paul Harris Simple Switch card from top visibly switches place with card in other hand
Also published here 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 130
David Britland Spinner Daley Spin Flourish (or Jerry Andrus?), card changes, top card of double is pushed flush during spinning action
1983 Cardopolis (Issue 1) 29
Unknown Twirl Flourish out-jogged card is spun 180 degrees with right first finger
1983 Versatile Card Magic 124
Pascal Monmoine The Domino Effect two cards
Inspired by May 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1227
Frank Shields Catching the Cards from double friction toss
Also published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 25
Dr. Jacob Daley Spin Flourish
1985 Equinox 6
Daryl Martinez Touches displaying four cards in a flourishy way
1985 Daryl's Psychological Assembly 9
Frank Shields Frank Shields Display flourish for displaying four cards between the fingers
1985 Daryl's Psychological Assembly 11
Thomas Hierling Pivot Flourish three cards held at corners, they pivot apart in one row and center card turns over
Related to 1987 New Wave Close-Up 79
Unknown Spin Flourish on top of deck, works with double
1988 52 Lovers 143
Paul Harris Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then back
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 20
Steve Beam Last Initial producing initials with a deck of cards
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 25) 427
Jerry Sadowitz Fetch! Ace of Spades runs around edge of fanned deck to find selection
1989 Cards on the Table 3
Ken Krenzel Flourish Insertion one-handed insertion of top card in center
1990 Close-up Impact! 96
Unknown Rose Flourish squared deck is spun and smears into a rosetta
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 77
Anthony McDaniels Card Roll steeplechase flourish with packet of cards
Feb. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 2) 9
Axel Hecklau Spin the card! card spins between fingers, pin on thumbtip
1991 Hardcore 11
Unknown Whirl Flourish pirouette flourish
Related to 1992 Card Finesse II 36
Steve Beam The Spinners pirouette flourish, several ideas, see also p. 920 for an idea by Bob Bengal
  • The Wind Up
  • Tired
  • Business Cards I
  • Business Cards II
Related to 1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 46) 834
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop Flourish
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 9
Edward Marlo Bar Spin card spins on table and transforms, either face down or visibly face up
1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 2
Unknown 両手の間のスプレッド (Spread between two hands) Two handed spread
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 19
Jerry Andrus Der Wirbel card spins between fingers
Also published here 1993 Persönliche Notizen zum Seminar 8
Meir Yedid The Faro Flourish double cascade
Related to 1994 Magical Wishes 26
Al Baker Umbrella Move opening a folded card
1995 Cardshark 136
Unknown The Dribble
1995 40 Years at the Forks 17
Ron Bell Spinner flourish to remove outjogged card from deck
1995 Natural Selections 84
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop Flourish
1995 Lecture Notes 1995 15
Paul Harris Three Way Display method to display full deck in three fanned piles on table
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 131
Daryl Martinez, Paul Harris Flap Jacks indifferent cards transform into jacks and appear in a visual display
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 203
Tony Miller Pre-Mixed Flap Jacks another set-up for "Flap Jacks"
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 207
Paul Harris Just Call Me Mr. Wonderful one-handed method to take deck out of case and fan it
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 83
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Eddie Fechter Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then back
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 115
Paul Harris Simple Switch card from top visibly switches place with card in other hand
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 119
James Swain Four-Card Display
1996 Miracles with Cards 21
Eric DeCamps Through The Fist Flourish variation
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 42
Unknown Pivot Flourish same as Hierling's
Related to 1997 Wild Cards Primera 4
Simon Lovell Spinnup! outjogged card spun around fingers, Jerry Andrus Twirl
1997 Simon Says! 176
Lee Asher Yo cards are thrown yoyo-like
1998 Sex Sells 6
Helge Thun The Flip-Flap Flourish top card swirls through fingers and back onto the deck
1998 The Book 104
Dai Vernon Twist Flourish
1998 Card College — Volume 3 614
Paul Harris, Eddie Fechter, Daryl Martinez Snap-Over Move
Related to 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 69) 1436
Matt Corin Spin Flourish outjogged card spins around pivot point of first left finger
Related toAlso published here
  • in "The Time Machine" (Genii, Sept. 1996, p. 922)
1999 Tricks of my Trade 140
Ellis Stanyon Jerking Up the Pack from the Table with One Hand No. 9, coaster stunt with cards
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 300
Ellis Stanyon Jerking Up the Pack from the Back of the Left Hand No. 10, hand instead of table
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 300
Ellis Stanyon Catching the Pack from the Elbow No. 13
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 304
Ellis Stanyon The Accordion One-Handed Shuffle No. 20, not real shuffle
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 306
Ellis Stanyon Catching Two Heaps of Cards from the Back of the Hand No. 21
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 307
Ellis Stanyon An Exciting "Drop" from the Back of the Hand No. 31
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 311
Unknown Spin Flourish out-jogged card spun around
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3) 106
Andreas Edmüller The Twin Falls Shuffle double waterfall
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 1017
Frank Shields The Frank Shields Display
Also published here 2000 Card College — Volume 4 1020
Unknown The Pirouette
2000 Card College — Volume 4 1022
Jerry Andrus The Twirl
Also published here 2000 Card College — Volume 4 1022
Ron Bauer Fanning Powder Notes with bills
2001 Hornswoggled Again! 17
Dan Buck, Dave Buck One Card Flourish top card of deck dances around between both thumbs
2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 25
Dan Buck, Dave Buck, Ashford Kneitel A.K. Nightmare four Aces held in hands, they move into pretty display, two methods
2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 28
Herb Zarrow Z grip starting position for following cuts
2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 44
Steve Beam One-Hand Faro with Cascade ending
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2003 Cartas y Cajones 5
De'vo vom Schattenreich Wind Elementals spinning a card on a finger over a fan from below
Aug. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8) 40
De'vo vom Schattenreich Easy Opener one-handed opening of case and deck extraction
Aug. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8) 44
Tyler Wilson Displayboy flourish to spin out a card that sticks out half-way from front
Related toAlso published here 2005 Twisting To The Acers 13
Tyler Wilson Displayboy flourish to spin out a card that sticks out half-way from front
Also published here 2005 Just be Glad my Name isn't Greg 19
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Études routine of flourishes
Nov. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11) 80
Tyler Wilson Displayboy flourish to spin out a card that sticks out half-way from front
Also published here 2006 Dominatricks 36
Dai Vernon Spin Around Flourish out-jogged, first finger pivot point
Related to
  • The Vernon Chronicles Vol. 4, p. 83
June 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 6) 40
Kevin Ho Raccoon Single card spins around thumb
2008 Smooth Operations 30
Jerry Andrus The Twirl
2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 196
Mike Rogers Around the World card moves around the packet
2010 One Degree 102
Dave Buck Molecule Bottom Palm Palm card from center of the deck using a flourish to rotate the deck around the thumb
2011 If An Octopus Could Palm 81
J. S. Lin The Fatz Opener cased deck opened with one hand, tossed up and deck lands in one hand and deck in the other
Jan. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1) 40
De'vo vom Schattenreich The Basics of Building
  • XCM - The Art of Extreme Card Manipulation

  • In Hand Structures
    • The Basic Triangle
    • Morphing into a Square or Rhombus
    • Making Larger Structures
  • Shape-Shifting
    • Basic Motions Triangle-Square-Rhombus Morph
  • Vertical Displays
    • More Fingers Please!
    • The Close
Apr. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 4) 32
John Born Riding the LePaul Flourish with the LePaul Spread, to insert a card into the spread by having card ride on top of spread
Inspired by 2012 Seeking the Bridge 160
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move flourish turnover of four cards after Hofzinser Card Catch
2012 Gourmet Card Magic 16
James Steranko The Twist out-jogged card is pivoted once around the deck
Also published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1961
Dec. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12) 71
Chris Mayhew Trinado gag flourish cut
2013 Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 37
Dai Vernon Twist Flourish as used in Twisting the Aces
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 31
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Swirly flourish for in-the-hands riffle shuffle

2014 Card Men 37
Michael Weber Pirouette Flourish whirl flourish
2014 A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 66
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move flourish turnover of four cards after Hofzinser Card Catch
2014 El Cardquistador 20
T. G. Murphy Brief description of the TG Murphy Deck Flip one-handed turnover of deck in left hand
2015 Card Coffee Collective 28
Frank Shields Catching the Cards Frank Shields Display, from double friction toss
Also published here 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 4
Harapan Ong SpreadShot Spinning a card from a spread into the air, causing it to flip over in the process and land on the spread
2017 Wabi-Sabi 36
Dr. Jacob Daley Spin Flourish here creditet to Steve Freeman
2019 Grand Livre de Cartomagie 114
Unknown Spin Flourish on top of deck, works with double
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 209
Steve Forte one-handed split-over deck cut for riffle shuffle and both halves are flipped over with one hand
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 998
Steve Forte upside-down cascade after tabled shuffle
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 999
Steve Forte propelled spin-cut deck in riffle shuffle position, top half spins up and flips over
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 999
Steve Forte packet spins, snaps, and twirls flourishy way to place last packet of a strip cut to the top
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1000
Steve Forte round and round single cards flip around two halves in both hands
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1010
Steve Reynolds Somersault to Table of top card onto table
Inspired by 2021 Output (Issue 19) 4