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Velocity : High-Caliber Card Throwing System by Rick Smith Jr. - DVD
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Rick Smith Jr. is THE card throwing champion for speed, distance and accuracy. Not only that, he is a WORLD RECORD HOLDER for throwing a playing card 216 feet and 4 inches at a top speed of 92 miles per hour.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 5th, 2014
Received my copy today along with several decks of Bikes and one set of Banshee cards. You couldn't ask for better explanation than what is in this package. I used to think that I could throw pretty well. I was wrong. He teaches some really great techniques. The way to hold the card for better accuracy and speed. The way to flourish a bit. It was all great. He even threw in some finger flicking tricks. I consider those to be bonuses and will look more into them later. I am mainly interested in the actual card throwing whether it be for speed or just accuracy. By the time I was done watching the video I was pouring will sweat. I was also in a living room full of cards. I used all of the old cards that I put into a box that I knew I was saving for some odd reason. Glad that I did. I am now able to throw with far superior accuracy than before although I still have far to go. I can now knock a straw out of a cup from 5 feet away with maybe 1 out of 4 tries. I was also able to softly throw cards between my cats legs while she was investigating the pile of cards. In my opinion this is a very great learning tool. It is a way to draw attention to yourself before you start your act and it is also just plain and simply fun to practice. Am I happy with my purchase? Absolutely.
Truly a high-caliber card throwing system. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 15th, 2014
I was first introduced to the Banshee throwing cards by my card dealer which got me interested in card throwing. At first , I thought that I was pretty good at throwing cards , but after trying to hit a target , I missed so much that I started chipping the corners of my cards off. I felt like it was a waste to spoil such good cards , so I decided to pick up this DVD. I was really amazed by the techniques the taught in the DVD , they helped to improve my speed and accuracy. I could really see myself hitting closer to the target and being able to make use of my strength. Before I got the DVD , I thought that card throwing just depends on brute strength and aiming. After watching the DVD , it taught me throwing without the right techniques would just waste your energy. You could be the world's strongest man , but you wouldn't be able to throw like Rick Smith JR. , the Sniper with his high caliber card throwing system.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 1st, 2014
I purchased Rick's original DVD years ago and still had trouble throwing cards. At Magi-Fest a few years ago Rick and I ended up rooming together one night and he was nice enough to help me out and my results improved dramatically. That said, I used it as pretty much like a party trick until recently. I started adding card throwing into my school assemblies about a month ago and the kids and adults LOVED it.
I purchased Velocity for the information it contained about adding card throwing into your act; they types of targets and things you could throw at and other flicks and flourishes. The purchase was well worth it. In Velocity, Rick does a much more in depth job of explaining grips, techniques and the mechanics of throwing. If you've never thrown a card before, it's still going to take a considerable amount of practice to build up speed, accuracy and consistency. That said, it’s a lot like starting out in golf. While you may not be great at first, every so often you’ll make a great throw that will keep you motivated.
The production values are excellent which I feel are necessary for a project such as this one. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have Rick teach you one-on-one, Velocity is the next best thing. Plus, the information about routining it into your show is also very valuable.
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