Card Flourish: A new evolution in card games

Card Flourish: A new evolution in card games

Card Flourish is a special way shuffling the cards, which is visually impressive often exhibiting the manual dexterity of the flourisher or the cardist. Card flourish has evolves to become a new art form and is known as cardistry. The techniques used in card flourish are not only fluid but versatile as well. It is often used to express creativity. Card Flourish is often exhibited as a hobby amongst the youth. It is practiced mostly in the age group between twelve and early 20s.
In the initial days card flourishing was often associated with magic tricks. However, the present trend is trying to disassociate from that of the magicians. The youngsters of the recent generation practice this form of art without any visible interest in magic. The form of card flourishing has been trying to disengage them from any form of magic. The history of card flourishing is quite vague. The earliest forms of card flourish were found in 20th century as an offshoot of card tricks and magic.
There are various terminologies and techniques that are associated with card flourish. The terms like packet, cut, display, grip, opener and closer holds important positions in card flourishing. Some grips should also be known to card flourishers. They include Dealer or Mechanic grip, Straddle grip, Biddle Grip and Z Grip. Some of the techniques in card flourish are like commandments. These special techniques include single-handed cuts and double-handed cuts. There are various other specificities to the techniques in these two broad divisions.


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