197 entries in Cards / Sleights / Flourishes / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The One Hand Drop card cascade to floor is caught before it reaches floor, two methods
1909 32
B. Girindrashekhar TheFlower of Cards every other card bent in opposite direction
1909 36
Ralph W. Hull Book Flourish concave and every other card reversed
1933 17
The Elbow Catch
1938 218
A Card Juggle throwing deck from behind shoulder and kicking it upwards with shoe
1938 218
Faked Cards for Flourish two cards with strips in middle, holding deck together for juggling flourish
Related to 1939 82
Edward G. Love A Complete Routine card flourish routine
1946 48
Paul LePaul A Flourish And A Pass deck spreads itself between hands
Related toVariations 1949 35
John Hamilton POP card jumps from top of the pack up in the air
Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (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
Jean Valton A New Card Flourish several packets on arm are tossed in the air an caught
Also published here
  • Jacques Gery's "Les Principles Brillantes de la Manipulation des Cartes"
June 1950 673
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop card is pushed in center and comes out by itself transformed, it helps to have a belly
Related toVariations Apr. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 226)
902
Accordion Flourish every other card reversed after strong bend, deck blows up in accordion fashion
1952 20
Edward Marlo Spin Change Discovery spinning card on smooth surface
1953 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 11
Jerry Andrus The Twirl card spins between fingers
Related toAlso published here 1956 99
Jerry Andrus A Flourish for the Back Slip Force spectator pushed card into one-handed water fall cascade to select card
1956 104
Jerry Andrus Table Fan Flip fan configuration on soft surface used to flip over a card
1956 106
Jerry Andrus Walking Deck deck squeezed into beveled condition and moved across soft surface for flourishy effect
1956 110
Jerry Andrus Rolling Deck uncased deck is rolled on edge from one hand to the other on soft surface
1956 112
Jerry Andrus Calculating Deck one-handed springing action that is noisy, deck stays in hand
1956 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 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 118
Jerry Andrus Monkey Business faro unweave spring flourish
1956 119
Jerry Andrus I O U letter I O U are made up of cards on the table
1956 153
Jerry Andrus Fountain of Cards kind of spring from incomplete faro shuffled deck in perpendicular condition
1957 7
Jerry Andrus Double Waterfall double waterfall to outside after faro, selection remains in hand
Also published here 1957 7
Jerry Andrus Double Cascade cards cascading into other hand after faro, Notis type
Also published here 1957 7
Senor Notis The Notis Cascade One-handed Riffle Shuffle with Cascade Finale
Related to 1960 31
James Steranko The Duplex Cull openly removing two sets of cards, flourish
1960 45
Art Lyle Merry Go Round card is twisted with a flourish, sticking out from the deck
June 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 358)
261
Brian Glover Elimination - Revelation card revelation, from eight cards, flourish
Sep. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 383)
361
Jerry Andrus Easy Waterfall cards cascading into other hand after faro, Notis type
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1973 12
Jerry Andrus Outside Waterfall double waterfall to outside after faro
VariationsAlso published here 1973 13
Jerry Andrus Triple Waterfall thirds faroed into each like a triple-faro for cascade
1973 14
Jerry Andrus Quadruple Waterfall fourths faroed into each like a quadruple-faro for cascade
1973 16
Jerry Andrus Tumbling Effect halves faroed into each other at right angles, cards tumble out of hand one by one
1973 17
Jerry Andrus Another Cascade halves faroed into each other at right angles, cards cascade to both sides, with variations
1973 18
Jerry Andrus Card Spray halves faroed into each other at right angles, cards pop over and fall
1973 20
Jerry Andrus Unweave Flourish cards unweave upwards, one-handed
1973 20
Jerry Andrus Unweave onto Table
1973 22
Jerry Andrus Squeeze Shot center of beveled deck shoots out when squeezed
1973 26
Jerry Andrus Air Borne Spread long spread between the hands with faro-shuffled deck
1973 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 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 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 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 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 44
Jerry Andrus A Slow Motion Tumble incomplete faro with heavily bent deck, cards drop onto table one by one slowly
1973 47
Jerry Andrus The "S" Shuffle heavily bent deck faro shuffled and bent into S shape, cards fly out one by one
1973 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 49
Jerry Andrus Faro Drop Flourish fine incomplete faro, deck held in end grip, cards drop one by one
1973 52
Jerry Andrus Waterfalls flourish with faro-shuffle deck
1974 16
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move
Also published here 1975 1
T. G. Murphy Deck Flip deck flips over in left hand
Related toAlso published here 1976 13
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move
Related toAlso published here 1977 35
Paul Harris Three Way Display Deck displayed on table in three fans
Also published here 1977 39
Paul Harris Flash Control Flourishy card control
Also published here 1977 93
Steve Beam The One Handed Pharoah one handed faro shuffle and cascade (Jerry Andrus)
Inspired byAlso published here 1978 18
Deck Flip one-hand flip and catch at table edge (as often done with coasters)
1978 87
Jeff McBride The Jumping Card card is pressed on table and jumps up
May 1979
Apocalypse (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 toVariationsAlso published here 1980 31
Flip Hallema Spin Flourish to place card in center
1980 20
Arturo de Ascanio Magischer Zier-Dreher flourish twist of packet
1980 18
Peter Kane Four Card and Deck Display backs
Related to 1981 36
Paul LePaul The LePaul Spread
Related to 1981 17
Karl Fulves Spread Variations LePaul Spread variation
Related to 1981 19
Paul Harris Just Call Me Mr. Wonderful one-handed method to take deck out of case and fan it
Also published here 1981 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 18
Frank Shields Four Card Display
1981 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
Rose Flourish squared deck is spun and smears into a rosetta
1981 7
Noel Stanton Flick Up Flourish displaying card from packet
1982 103
Meir Yedid The Card Sorter packets are pushed through deck several times
1982 34
Paul Harris Bee Bop card case makes back flip
1983 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 70
Dana Betz Dana's Double Pyramid one-handed pyramid build
Inspired by 1983 74
Paul Harris, Daryl Martinez, Eddie Fechter Instant Replay card jumps off deck into other hand, then back
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1983 126
Paul Harris Simple Switch card from top visibly switches place with card in other hand
Also published here 1983 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
Twirl Flourish out-jogged card is spun 180 degrees with right first finger
1983 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 25
Dr. Jacob Daley Spin Flourish
1985 6
Daryl Martinez Touches displaying four cards in a flourishy way
1985 9
Frank Shields Frank Shields Display flourish for displaying four cards between the fingers
1985 11
Thomas Hierling Pivot Flourish three cards held at corners, they pivot apart in one row and center card turns over
Related to 1987 79
Spin Flourish on top of deck, works with double
1988 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 427
Jerry Sadowitz Fetch! Ace of Spades runs around edge of fanned deck to find selection
1989 3
Ken Krenzel Flourish Insertion one-handed insertion of top card in center
1990 96
Rose Flourish squared deck is spun and smears into a rosetta
1990 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 11
Whirl Flourish pirouette flourish
Related to 1992 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 834
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop Flourish
1992 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
両手の間のスプレッド (Spread between two hands) Two handed spread
1993 19
Jerry Andrus Der Wirbel card spins between fingers
Also published here 1993 8
Meir Yedid The Faro Flourish double cascade
Related to 1994 26
Aldo Colombini Four Card Display
Related to 1994 74
Al Baker Umbrella Move opening a folded card
1995 136
The Dribble
1995 17
Ron Bell Spinner flourish to remove outjogged card from deck
1995 84
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop Flourish
1995 15
Paul Harris Three Way Display method to display full deck in three fanned piles on table
Also published here 1996 131
Daryl Martinez, Paul Harris Flap Jacks indifferent cards transform into Jacks and appear in a visual display
Also published here 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"
Inspired by 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 21
Eric DeCamps Through The Fist Flourish variation
1997 42
Pivot Flourish same as Hierling's
Related to 1997 4
Simon Lovell Spinnup! outjogged card spun around fingers, Jerry Andrus Twirl
1997 176
Lee Asher Yo cards are thrown yoyo-like
1998 6
Helge Thun The Flip-Flap Flourish top card swirls through fingers and back onto the deck
1998 104
Dai Vernon Twist Flourish
1998 614
Paul Harris, Eddie Fechter, Daryl Martinez Snap-Over Move
Related to 1998 1436
Dr. Jacob Daley Lipop Flourish with packet pushed into deck
Related to 1998 6
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 140
Ellis Stanyon Jerking Up the Pack from the Table with One Hand No. 9, coaster stunt with cards
Variations 1999 300
Ellis Stanyon Jerking Up the Pack from the Back of the Left Hand No. 10, hand instead of table
Inspired by 1999 300
Ellis Stanyon Catching the Pack from the Elbow No. 13
1999 304
Ellis Stanyon The Accordion One-Handed Shuffle No. 20, not real shuffle
1999 306
Ellis Stanyon Catching Two Heaps of Cards from the Back of the Hand No. 21
1999 307
Ellis Stanyon An Exciting "Drop" from the Back of the Hand No. 31
1999 311
Spin Flourish out-jogged card spun around
1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3)
106
Lee Asher Card Case Cascade flashy way to remove deck from case
1999
Labyrinth (Issue 11)
19
Fredric P. Lamazor One Handed Top to Middle Insert top card inserted into center one-handed
Inspired by 1999 14
Andreas Edmüller The Twin Falls Shuffle double waterfall
Related to 2000 1017
Frank Shields The Frank Shields Display
Also published here 2000 1020
The Pirouette
2000 1022
Jerry Andrus The Twirl
Also published here 2000 1022
Ron Bauer Fanning Powder Notes with bills
2001 17
Dan Buck, Dave Buck One Card Flourish top card of deck dances around between both thumbs
2001 25
Dan Buck, Dave Buck, Ashford Kneitel A.K. Nightmare four Aces held in hands, they move into pretty display, two methods
2001 28
Herb Zarrow Z grip starting position for following cuts
2001 44
T. G. Murphy Deck Flip deck flips over in left hand, brief
2001 26
Steve Beam One-Hand Faro with Cascade ending
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2003 5
T. G. Murphy Reverse Mid-Air Triple Cut or The T. G. Murphy Deck Flip deck flips over in left hand
  • History and Credits
  • The Basics
  • Methods for Practice
Related to 2003 36
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 13
Tyler Wilson Displayboy flourish to spin out a card that sticks out half-way from front
Also published here 2005 19
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Études routine of flourishes
Nov. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11)
80
Lee Asher The Exercise (Snap with a DBD) Murphy deck flip while doing Acrobatic Diving Board Double
2005 36
T. G. Murphy Brief Description of the Snap deck flips over in left hand
  • Super Practice Tip for the Snap
Also published here 2005 36
Lee Asher Behind the Back doing Acrobatic Diving Board Double with hand behind the back, catching card before the body
  • Phase 1: Tossing from behind the back
  • Phase 2: Launching from an awkward position
  • Phase 3: Combining all the elements
2005 41
Tyler Wilson Displayboy flourish to spin out a card that sticks out half-way from front
Also published here 2006 36
Doug Edwards Box Opener flourish to open case and remove the deck
2006 156
Doug Edwards Soft Cellophane removing cellophane of new deck with one hand
2006 158
Doug Edwards, Paul LePaul The LeEdwards Spread deck spreads itself between hands, cards are bent the other way
Inspired by 2006 160
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 30
Jerry Andrus The Twirl
2008 196
Robert Moreland Lipop Handling card is pushed in center and comes out by itself transformed
Inspired by 2009 46
Jon Allen No Pressure Card Spread handling of the gag in which a card is openly pushed forward as the spectator is about to take a card
2009 183
Mike Rogers Around the World card moves around the packet
2010 102
Dave Buck Molecule Bottom Palm Palm card from center of the deck using a flourish to rotate the deck around the thumb
2011 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
Whirl Flourish pirouette flourish, only 180°
Related to 2011 9
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 160
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move flourish turnover of four cards after Hofzinser Card Catch
2012 16
James Steranko The Twist out-jogged card is pivoted once around the deck
Also published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1961
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
71
David Redondo "Manera de Sacar la Baraja del Estuche" how to remove deck from case in an elegant way
2012 29
Chris Mayhew Trinado gag flourish cut
2013 37
Dai Vernon Twist Flourish as used in Twisting the Aces
2013 31
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Swirly flourish for in-the-hands riffle shuffle

2014 37
Michael Weber Pirouette Flourish whirl flourish
2014 66
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move flourish turnover of four cards after Hofzinser Card Catch
2014 20
T. G. Murphy Brief description of the TG Murphy Deck Flip one-handed turnover of deck in left hand
2015 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 36
Dr. Jacob Daley Spin Flourish here creditet to Steve Freeman
2019 114
Spin Flourish on top of deck, works with double
2019 209
Steve Forte one-handed split-over deck cut for riffle shuffle and both halves are flipped over with one hand
2020 998
Steve Forte upside-down cascade after tabled shuffle
2020 999
Steve Forte propelled spin-cut deck in riffle shuffle position, top half spins up and flips over
2020 999
Steve Forte packet spins, snaps, and twirls flourishy way to place last packet of a strip cut to the top
2020 1000
Steve Forte round and round single cards flip around two halves in both hands
2020 1010
Jerry Andrus The Twirl card spins between fingers
Also published here 2020 62
Steve Reynolds Somersault to Table of top card onto table
Inspired by 2021
Output (Issue 19)
4
Dai Vernon Spin Flourish out-jogged card spins on first finger, credit information
Related to
  • Stephen Minch, The Vernon Chronicles, Vol. 4, p. 83
Feb. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 2)
59
Jason Alford Four Spin Two changes into Four with pirouette flourish
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2004
2022 294
Stephen Chamblee Convex Spin card held at corners along long side and flicked reversed onto table where it spins quickly, applications:
  • For Distance
  • Spinning like a Top
  • The Change
Also published here
  • MAGIC, June 2004
2022 309
Frank Shields Four Card Display Move
Also published here 2022 16
Through-the-fist flourish as cover for squeezing double together to adhere
2022 124
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Packet spin flourish packet is given quick spin flourish as it is tabled
2022 132
Daren Yeow Dynamite Deck Flip Flourishy variant on the T.G. Murphy Deck Flip
Related to 2023 32
Harapan Ong Gen-Aces Fancy Ace location sequence with two-handed cut sequence
2023 45
Harapan Ong The Gen-Aces Cut False two-handed flourishy cut
2023 46