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Whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro, there's always room to refine your fanning techniques. Dive into our tutorials, explore our recommended products, and let your creativity soar. With a little practice and a touch of finesse, you'll be wowing audiences with your mesmerizing fans in no time!

A Brief History of Flourishes

Dating back to the 19th century, magicians began incorporating card flourishes into their performances to showcase their sleight of hand skills. These flourishes, like the Charlier Cut, Riffle Shuffle, and Thumb Fan, weren’t just tricks—they were visually impressive displays meant to captivate audiences.

Expert At The Card Table - Playing Cards and Magic Tricks - 52Kards

In the bestselling books like ​S. W. Erdnase’s “The Expert at the Card Table,​" flourishes were emphasized as crucial components of magic, highlighting their importance in creating memorable performances. While once considered a subset of close-up magic, card flourishing has evolved into an independent art form, showcasing creativity, dexterity, and finesse.

More Than Just Aesthetics

In addition to aesthetics fans can also serve an important function. From secretly marking the place of a returned card in a thumb fan to simply displaying the faces of each card in a deck, a fan is a versatile tools that adds depth, efficiency, and flair to your performances.

So, without further ado, let's get into some tutorials!

Fan Favorites (Get it?)

Ready to finesse your fanning techniques? We've handpicked some of our favorite free tutorials to help you master the art of fans.

Fix Your Old and Worn Out Cards For Cheap

Fanning Powder - Playing Cards and Magic Tricks - 52Kards

​Fanning powder​, coming in at $4.50, is a hugely valuable and underrated tool to restoring smoothness in cards. In order for playing card fans to be possible, your cards must be smooth. You don't need a new deck in order to achieve beautiful fans - you just need fanning powder. Apply a small amount of this Fanning Powder to old decks and they will fan like new - guaranteed.

An added benefit: fanning powder is also designed to increase the life span of your cards! Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Must-Haves For Stunning Fans

It wouldn't be like us to not show off some beautiful fans with some select playing cards from our ​Cardistry Deck Collection​. Click any image to get a closer look into the decks they come from.

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