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.
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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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?
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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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this technique is very very well explained and I have got killer reactions from this practise and it