Orotomo wrote:Hey everyone, I'm fairly new to Cardistry and I've been having problems with my spring. It's not really that I can't do it, because I can do it at least decently. My first problem is that my cards get really bent after doing it, and I have to spend time flattening them out again. My second problem is that my thumb is really red and raw, almost like a rug burn, from doing this. I think it's because I started putting the cards in the crevice of my thumb at first, and it really tore away at that. Will these problems stop with practice, or do I have to do something different to prevent them?
Thanks to anyone who responds.
volantangel wrote:Tom you spring with your thumb and pinkie ?? I usually use my thumb and index + middle finger, but i feel i have enough control with that. Try springing the cards one at a time, it helps you with the control part.
volantangel wrote:I do the corner to corner as well, never could do the end to end well, comes out with barely any control. My real question was the the pinkie, but i guess thats a preference rather than tip.
Orotomo wrote:Thanks Godzillian and MagikFingerz. MagikFingerz, I'll try using my pinkie more often, and you're right, it does feel really awkward. And Godzillian, could you explain what a porper clip is?
MagikFingerz wrote:Regarding the use of pinky in the spring, reading back I might not have stated it as clearly as I should. It's hard to put into words exactly how it works, because the other fingers are used almost just as much and the pinky doesn't really do that much work by itself since most of the pressure is applied by the thumb.
Try to just have all the fingers (index to pinky) on top of the deck, pinky at the corner, place the thumb on the opposite corner and from that grip apply pressure however way it feels natural. The amount of work the pinky does isn't really much more than the others, but it feels more because it's so much weaker than them.
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