Product detailed description
Performing difficult sleight of hand in front of spectators can be scary. Not only we have take our time to practice the techniques and their mechanics, we also have to deal with our nerves. Most of us get scared, anxious and we tend to tense when trying to do a difficult move.
Alex Hansford's newly updated and reprinted book Mainspring tackles just that. Alex shares his thoughts and tips on how to relax your hands, body and your mind while executing difficult sleight of hand.
Alex himself is a highly skilled magician and he performs difficult sleight of hand with "ease and nonchalance", as he would say. To do something easily, nonchalantly and seemingly unwittingly is the goal of Mainspring. This whole philosophy and approach is called sprezzatura, and it is one of the main points of this book.
The thought-provoking essays will make you think about your approach to performing magic and magic in general. Have you thought about learning cardistry and haven't started yet? One of Alex's essays might make you start with it.
After reading the book, you should be able to handle cards more freely and more elegantly.
Mainspring is a theoretical book, it doesn't include a single trick. However, we highly recommend it to anyone interested in card magic.