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Old 08-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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I am trying for a third/fourth time to learn XCM (mainly two handed cuts)
This time I am determiend to do it.
I can already do 5 faces of sybil, werm, nitroze cut. I can also do basic fundametals such as charlier, and the revolution cut.
Now I am confused on where to go from here.
What Should I learn next? Maybe there is a dvd I could buy to help me contiune in the right direction, I have the system and the triolgy currenty on both the cyts are really hard though. Maybe I could try and learn Mecka from the triliogy or tectonic verb.
SO yeah where should I go next/ what should I learn next.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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I'm not that of a card flourish, but I know for certain that you should buy Genesis, both volumes. I have number 1, and there he teaches all the basic moves. Volume 2, I guess is more advanced.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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Yeah, Genesis is fine. Also search on a lot of youtube flourish tutorials, and try to experiment with every grip and movement and things like that (even if you can't do them at the moment or they look bad in your hands), because later, it will speed up your learning process when you will learn a cut that uses the same grip or movement.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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i suggest looking at your trilogy disk again, it may be hard, but you'll be able to practice those things to bypass the time really well( srly, STILL having trouble with the jackson 5 cut, even after 9 months of doing it). And genesis v1 will enable you to be more efficient with your fingers.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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I agree. Some of the flourishes are easier than you think, like molecule 4, Eko, Akira.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:27 AM   #6
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Hmm.. I am trying mecka at the moment becuase it resmebles sybil and uses the rev cut which i Need to learn how to do.
Now about Genesis doesnt that teach a lot of stuff if you want to be one of tose really versatile card mainuplators rather then just two handed cuts?
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:37 AM   #7
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meh, genesis v1 will teach you to be as efficient with your hands as possible, both hands, and so does v2( your 2 hands will be able to do beautiful moves individually), if you want cool cuts, try and search for "Amonía card" on YT, that's part of the YT flourishers' inner circle( it's free BTW), and the inner circle is the best way to go( DnD are the only people who release pure flourish tutorials on DVDs, and there aren't that many of them). I also recommend thecuso.com
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:27 AM   #8
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I am more interested in learning smooth elegant moves like kinf of like Alejandro Portela rather than dan and dave. Anyone know any good cuts or good youtube channels for that sought of stuff.

I also really likw the Amonía card card thing its awesome.
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The 'M-Production', 'nuff said.
(Plus that it includes techniques which you can use for other kinds of flourishes and tricks too. )
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:42 AM   #10
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well, the channels i frequent would be wwwtobiaslevincom( no srly, that's the channel name, not a website) and denkste144, also legendmichael and .thecuso are 2 channels with a lot of contact with the inner circle, so check those out.

BTW, Amonía is THE best taught flourish collection anywhere according to many, so you liking it means you've got taste. I'm still having trouble with Roman Cut since such a piece of art demands more than what i'm giving it.

as for individual cuts... i'm not sure... i mean, it's all about your taste, i mentioned the ones i like the most, but there are many many many channels with a lot of different cuts for anyone to try and learn, you need a bit of luck to come across ones you like tho...
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I can do those smooth elegant cuts, but I don't like them. The spectators want to see fast flourishes from a flourisher, and if you perform those smooth ones, the reaction is a "Is that all?" or something like this...
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I think it's just way nicer to look at smooth and elegant flourishes rather than rough ones. It's why I like Aviv M and Jordan Lapping much better than Dan and Dave and Brian Tudor. It aren't necessarily different flourishes, it are just different styles. It makes the most difficult things look easier, but still difficult and unfollowable enough for spectators.

I have to add that I think flourishes are more of a training kind of thing rather than that they are meant to perform. I have seen many people performing flourishes for laymen but the reactions were never that special, nowhere near reactions to good magic or music even. The only ones reacting good are other flourishers, at conventions and to videos.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:17 AM   #13
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well, unless it's something spontaneous and looks really really really hard to do, most flourishes won't impress the laymen that much( yeah, so you have fast hands that can do things that look impossible, so what?), so even if people do smooth, elegant cuts, they'll get the same reaction as a newbie pulling off a LePaul Spread.

@Mark: wow... didn't expect you to name people like Aviv M... i thought only flourishers admire him...
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I suggest the cardist.com also. They have a lot of free cuts/twirls
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:01 AM   #15
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Can you give me another link for that site Kelan?

The reason why I want to learn smoothness and beatuy over lighting spped is because I think it looks more impressive and you can see whats going on unlike lighting fast ones which you cant.
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@Mark: wow... didn't expect you to name people like Aviv M... i thought only flourishers admire him...
But... I am a flourisher now.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:45 PM   #17
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Kieran, just put in "thecardist.net".
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:28 AM   #18
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SO mark will you be learning two handed cut sought of flourishes or flourish flourishes or... I think you get what I mean. ALos how have you come up with flourishes if you arent already a flrouisher in the first place? And plz dont become one of thos epoeple who become consumed by flourishes and become XCM's rather than magicians, there nothing wrong with that but I think your magic is amazing so I like to keep seeing more of it.

That link worked better Kelan thanks

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Hey la0o9, you cant learn the roman cut because its to hard? Well if you cant learn it I might aswell not try, well not until I am better anway

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Also I know have lots of material I can learn now how should I go foward. Should I just learn a cut, master that learn another master that learn anthor and so on?
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Yeah Mark, stay at magic, because we can see that 6 years of JUST magic gave you some incredible skills
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:49 AM   #20
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why shouldn't you attempt that cut? seriously, it's one of the most beautiful pieces of art there is so i HIGHLY recommend you take a shot at it, i'm not one of the geniuses who manage to move their hands like it's jelly so me not being able to do something shouldn't hinder you trying it...

and about how to proceed, i learn around 4-5 cuts that i find attractive at once, i try to be able to do it at least once from start to end to remember the movements and work on all of them simultaneously until i feel like they're good enough, after that, i take a break from flourishing for a bit so that my hands can rest and then i continue to learn 4-5 more after the break. that's how i proceed( it works for me, but it might not for you), but if you like, you can also try learning one at a time and continuously learn new ones.
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