This is a very easy shot but gives a great effect. As seen on World Greatest Magic by Jean Pierre Vallarino. Hold the deck on his side with the left hand. Now the back of the deck is facing the audience. Take a card and put it in the deck from the right side, the card is about 1,5 cm (0.5 inch) sticking out of the deck (like a big step). Push down (and towards you) on the card so it bends, and release the card, it will shoot up. See pictures for the move. It can be used a card revelation.



This shot I came up with while practicing the lateral Palm. If you have the card in lateral palm you bent the left corner of the card inwards with the middle finger which contacts the thumb. The thumb and the middle finger flicks the card with a circle motion and shoots it forward. This can also be done with more cards and as a multiple shot after each other.


A variation for shooting a card is from the side of a table. Get a card in lateral palm and hold the card with the thumb against the side of the table. By pressing on the card and pushing the card outward the card propels away. You can use this method for faking a shot from the middle of the deck like the fake centre shot by Lennart Green. As far as I know this move is from Marvoyan explained in the leaping card trick. Apocalypse vol19 no 12 december 1996.

Long Distance Spinner by Audley Walsh #1


The method can be used for single as for multiple card shooting and goes like this:
The cards are gripped between the little-finger and the index-finger, the same way if you clip the card in your hand as you prepare to make a one handed fan (straddle grip). By giving pressure with the fingers on the front side of the cards, the cards are bend forward. (curved horizontal). The index and the pinky gives pressure to the deck. The thumb has a short cut nail and with the tip of the thumb you snap up the card in a C-motion. The index finger acts like a pivot, causes the card to shoot from the deck.



Multiple cardshooting at the same action is achieved by pushing the top card a bit further from the deck to the left and by pressing on the border of the overlapping cards on the right, 2 or more cards can be shot from the deck.
The cards can be shot in different angles:
•Vertical: the card goes straight up
•Horizontal: the card goes flat forward (this is great for cool dealing cards at the poker table)
•With an angle: the cards behave like a boomerang card and returns to the performer.

Other effects of shooting the card are:
•Behind your back: makes the card shoot from the back to the front of your body.
•Behind your head: The arm is bent over the head and shoots the card from the deck which makes the card to get back upside down.
•Through the legs: just a variation