Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wes Iseli's card spinning and card throwing video

In this month's video I wanted to do something a little different. I choose to demonstrate some card spinning and card throwing. Card throwing and spinning have been around for years. Howard Thurston, a magician & illusionist in the early 1900's, was known for sending a playing card out into the balcony onto an audience member's lap.
Playing cards have been thrown so hard that they travel over a 100 yards and at close range they can puncture the skin of a water melon. Natalie & I took our video camera to a local park and attempted to film this demonstration. Due to high winds it was impossible, so we went to a local library and got permission to film the video in their conference room. That explains why you can hear babies faintly crying in the background in the video.

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