I am not a cardist, but I understand that cardistry is an art focused on the beautiful motion of playing cards in our hands. In a skilled cardist’s hands, an ordinary deck of playing cards can take on a multitude of dazzling forms, with cards flying, flipping, and spinning around gracefully and sometimes ferociously.
In this article, I will focus on aerial moves – to be specific, the physics of aerial moves. Aerial moves, as the name suggests, are all about cards flying and moving freely in the air. From small moves like the T.G. Murphy Deck Flip, to larger scale aerials like Flicker Shot, aerial moves are some of the most eye-catching and impressive card flourishes you can do.