Does anyone practice card-throwing?

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  1. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    I've been doing it a while and I learned how to throw them harder. Now they're leaving scratches in my drywall.:redface2:  But yeah, it's a fun little thing to do. Great for bothering other people. :D 
     
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    im pretty spiffy at it maself.... did you see the myth busters when they were trying to see if ya could kill someone by trying to throw a playing card.... myth was busted BTW
     
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    Gambit style! Ive done this when im drunk but not on normal occasions.
     
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    I've tried to throw cards before, but they always go fluttering off in some random direction halfway there. I don't think I'm doing it right.
     
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    I found learning how to count cards far more useful than learning how to throw them.
     
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    haven't tried in a long time...found that it wasn't worth my time to have to pick up all the cards.
     
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    I did it after I saw Mythbusters.

    I practiced for MONTHS to get it right. I can cut into a wall with a credit card, and have it stick, and I can cut through newspaper with playing cards.
     
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    Cool. :D  That's my goal right there...any tips?
     
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    Hmmmm...

    PRACTICE! Practice techniques until you find one that works for you. Then just throw em whenever.

    Oh yeah! Don't throw with your arm, throw with your WRIST.
     
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    You can throw them, but can you kinetically charge the cards?
     
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    I wish I could have done that for my staff party a couple days ago... I could have won some enough company points to buy some plane tickets to Botcon next year. I think I'll practice for next year.
     
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    Only my stainless steal throwing cards. Those are fun.
     
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    I gott try that.
     
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    Mythbusters is wrong! I could kill some one with those!
     
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    I used to throw cards and they'd have a good deal of force, but I was never good with accuracy. :D 

    Havent tried it in a while though so I dont know if I could still do it.
     
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    Isn't there a guy who plays in the World Series of Poker who can cut vegtables?

    I always thought that was neat.
     
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    I used to be able to get cheap card stock playing cards to stick into a poster on the wall. The problem was the corners got dinged up so badly after a few hits with the wall they pretty much became useless.

    I think I wanted to get hold of a plastic card deck bet never got around to it.

    I find that throwing with your wrists is the most inportant thing, but if you combine that correctly with a wide fast sweeping arc of your arm it gives that little bit extra. I used to be able to throw cards over 10-15 metres before they flutter...

    I'm gonna go find a deck and see how well I can do it today...
     
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    Ha, this is fun... I stuck up a bit of newspaper (all 4 corners so it was tight) in the kitchen and went nuts.

    At first from across the room (3 metres or so) I couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. Flew true though, just not straight. Hmm.

    A little more practice and I'm shooting straight, but for some reason they're all too high. They seem to arc upward? Odd, I don't remember them doing that before. So I'm compensating by throwing lower (toward my waist almost) and they're hitting the paper but bouncing off... hrm.

    So I get a little closer (around 1.5-2 metres away) and go nuts. I throw the whole deck at it, most miss, some bounce off, but the last one? The very last card? Made a little 'SWAK' noise...

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    YES! Went straight through!

    But now I have to work on accuracy and be more consistant. But it can be done! Whoohoo!
     

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