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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:12 am

Hey!, i just learnt to throw playing cards, not very well, but sometimes they go straight. When you get good they can do some damage! take a look at these videos. When you start it's hard to get right but it's all about the flick of your wrist. When i throw, i pull my arm/wrist back to get the spin needed for it to fly straight. Have ago :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8G5Ck1krjE
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt8PS6cirDo
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Unread postAuthor: Techie » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:08 am

i wondered if anyone else did this, i used to do magic tricks at partys and people loved this :P Though my brother learned and threw them at me........
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:11 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt8PS6cirDo[/youtube]

Cool stuff, but you really want to put your wrist through all that abuse though? You could always make a launcher likethis one ;)
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:57 am

Thats a good idea. i think this is a cool concept. I might try something like the machine on mythbusters but instead of using lego motors it uses a dremel to fire playing cards.
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Unread postAuthor: suburban spudgunner » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:08 am

I once threw a card into a log...

I'm sure it was pure luck, but it makes for an interesting story.
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:27 am

I once cut a stem of some plant by throwing cards, they hurt quite a bit when you get hit, but the accuracy is just so bad.

btw if you want to get a lot of card to practice ask any friends who still play yugioh or pokemon trade them anything of value in your old collections for a ton of crappy cards, or if you don't have a old collection try asking nicely or pay them some other way. when I traded I had so many cards that I no longer had to care about losing a few when I practiced throwing
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:52 am

iknowmy3tables wrote:I once cut a stem of some plant by throwing cards, they hurt quite a bit when you get hit, but the accuracy is just so bad.


If I recall correctly the Mythbusters managed to get them to penetrate a couple of millimetres into a ballistic gel dummy, that would hurt but far from being potentially deadly.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:42 am

I've used this as work to throw peoples' Fuelman cards about. :D

I got a magic book in about the 4th grade which explained it for me.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:48 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
iknowmy3tables wrote:I once cut a stem of some plant by throwing cards, they hurt quite a bit when you get hit, but the accuracy is just so bad.


If I recall correctly the Mythbusters managed to get them to penetrate a couple of millimetres into a ballistic gel dummy, that would hurt but far from being potentially deadly.


Certainly wouldn't want them anywhere close to hitting my eyes!!
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